The Palaces of Yalta

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The Palaces of Yalta

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Duration: 9 hours

Walking: moderate


Venues visited: Alupka Palace, Observation Platform over the Swallow’s Nest, Livadia Palace.


This tour will bring you to Yalta, a famous Ukrainian resort and the city where the Crimean conference was held. Begin with a scenic drive along the South Coast of the Crimea to Alupka Palace. The grandiose building was designed by Englishman Edward Blore as a blend of styles with Gothic exteriors harmonically neighboring Moorish elements.

Continue to a viewpoint above the famed Swallow’s Nest Castle. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Next visit is Livadia Palace, the summer residence of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and the venue of the Yalta (Crimean) Conference in 1945. Built in Italian Renaissance style in 1911 for the imperial family, the white palace is one of the most remarkable attractions of the southern coast of the Crimea. See the Great White Hall, where the fates of post-war Europe were decided in 1945 and interior expositions devoted to the Crimean Conference and The Romanovs in the Crimea.



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