From Simfeporol to Yalta and Balaclava


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City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Wheelchair is ok only on the ground floor in Livadia Palace.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), German (fluent)

This tour includes transfer from Simferopol to Yalta, visit to Livadia Palace and the Swallows Nest Castle and then transfer to Balaclava.
First we drive from Simferopol to Yalta (about 2 hours) to visit the famous Livadia Palace, the former summer residence of the Russian Tsars. In February 1945 a historic summit of three anti-Hitler coalition member states: the USSR, the USA and Great Britain took place here.

Then we drive to the Swallow's Nest Castle. The small castle sits precariously on top of the 130 foot Aurora cliff and appears to be ready to fall into the Black Sea at any moment!

After that we leave Yalta and head down to Balaclava along the picturesque Black Sea Coast (it'll take us about 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Balaclava). If ypu are interested in WWII I would suggest to have a look at the German Military Cemetery in the village of Goncharnoye (on the way to Sevastopol) where over 20. 500 German soldiers have been reburied in the recent 12 years.
After the tour we'll bring you to the hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Simferopol airport / railway station.

End location: Hotel in Balaclava.

Duration: 7 hours

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transfer (a/c car or minivan) from Simferopol to Yalta and then from Yalta to Balaclava.

What’s Extra

Other: - Entrance fees to the palaces about $8 per person each.

- Personal purchases including food and drinks.

** Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash in USD or EUR to me at the start of the tour


**Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash in USD or EUR to me at the start of the tour.**.

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