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Tours From Yalta


    1. Yalta - Sevastopol __Yellow Route ~ 100 km

    2. Yalta - Sevastopol - Bakhchisaray - Simferopol/Airport __Yellow __Red ~ 200 km

    3. Yalta - Balaclava - Bakhchisaray - Simferopol/Airport __Yellow __Violet __Red ~ 185 km

    4. Yalta - Bakhchisaray - Sevastopol __Green __Red ~ 145 km

    5. Yalta - Bakhchisaray - Simferopol/Airport __Green __Red ~ 145 km

    6. Yalta - Bakhchisaray - Sevastopol -Yalta __Green __Red __Yellow ~ 245 km

    7. Yalta - Bakhchisaray - Balaclava - Yalta __Green __Violet __Yellow ~ 230 km

    8. Yalta - Simferopol/Airport __Blue ~ 100 km

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More about our service on Yalta - Sevastopol Private Tour Guides with historian Sergey Tsarapora



  Yalta is a town on the picturesque Southern coast of Crimea. From the North it is carefully protected as if in an amphitheater, by the Crimean Mountains, which shield the town from cold winter winds. In the South Yalta is caressed by the warm Black Sea. The climate of Yalta and the Southern Coast is mild and steady, formed by the sea breezes and air currents descending from pine-covered mountains. They call the town "Sunny Yalta" - 276 days of sunshine a year, and the swimming season goes from May till October.
In the remote past Yalta was a little shore village by a snug sea harbor. In 1833 a port was founded. And in 1838 Yalta was granted the status of a town. Ever since the town has been growing and developing together with the port.
  In the second half of the 19th century, Yalta became a fashionable climatic resort with the Residence of the Tsar, luxurious palaces of the aristocracy, hotels and boarding houses.
  For all those years Yalta has been enjoying the glory of "a Pearl of the Coast", and is often called "Crimean Riviera". Yalta Port is rightfully considered the cruiseship gateway to the Crimea, receiving every year tens of modern cruise liners under the flags of various countries of the World.


   Present day Yalta is situated on a sight where people have been living since the remote past. Archeologists have discovered many traces of settlements of ancient peoples in towns and on the littoral surrounding Yalta. The remains of ancient roads, Roman fortifications, medieval fortresses, settlements with workshops and temples, can all be seen in the area. The first recorded use of the name «Yalta» appears in the works of an Arab geographer and traveler, Al-Idrizi in 1154, in Arabic «Jalita». During he many centuries Yalta has endured, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The modern town we see today started in the early 19th century.

  One of the finest buildings in Yalta is the Church of St. John Chrysostom (St. loann Zlatoust). It was designed by the Italian architect Georgy Toricelli, in splendid Gothic style. The church was sanctified on the 17th of September, 1837 in the presence of Emperor Nicholas I. The golden dome has been overlooking the town for one hundred-sixty years. It is in all the pilot's books of the world a landmark for sailors to guide them to port.


  The secret of Yalta's unique architecture lies in it's history. In 1850 Yalta was chosen by the Tsar's family the Romanovs as the location for their vacation residences. Grand palaces were built, parks were laid out and the town was filled with magnificent homes and mansions of aristocratic design.
  Today Yalta's narrow streets, which amble through hills and valleys past mountain streams, you can see a rich variety of 19th and 20th century architecture. Ancient, Gothic, classical, modern, and even Oriental architectural elements are to be seen here and there throughout the city and the surrounding areas.
  Towards the west of Yalta, there is a line of Romanov family palaces strung like a precious necklace across the landscape. One of these palaces, "Dulber", stands in wondrous Oriental magnificence, keeping the memory of the role of the proud Romanov's In Yalta's history. A role, that ended in April 1919, when they left their motherland for all time.
  Yalta has always attracted those for whom the creative arts had become a part of their life. It has given inspiration, and filled the souls of artists and art lovers with harmony and joy for over a century. Here Ivan Aivazovsky the painter, Anton Chekhov and Alexander Kuprin the famous writers, Fedor Shalyapin the great singer lived and worked. Sergey Rachmaninov composed and played, and Anna Nazimova, the famous Hollywood movie-star, was born. Ilia Ostrovsky, one of the creators of Esperanto the international language, lived here.
Beautiful landscapes, architectural master-pieces, historical monuments, palaces, museums, international festivals for music and dance, Pushkin and Chekhov celebrations, all attract new and old guest to Yalta, the town that welcomes all.