Discover the Crimea

Discover the Black Sea together!

Discover the Black Sea together!

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Discover the Crimea

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Duration: 7.5 hours

Walking: moderate

Venues visited: Alupka Palace, Observation Platform over the Swallow’s Nest, Livadia Palace, Tsar’s Cuisine Restaurant, Massandra Winery.


Start your tour with a spectacular drive to Vorontsov Palace in Alupka along the Southern Crimean highway. After a 10-minutes walk along a shady road, over the sea, find yourself in front of the Tudor style Northern facade of the palace, which belonged to 19th century Russia’s wealthiest person. Walk through the authentic interiors of the palace, marvel at finely carved marble sculptures of the winter garden, and see the numerous paintings (including Hogarth, Hubert, Shchedrin).

Continue to Livadia. En-route make a photo stop to observe the unusual Swallow’s Nest castle, hanging over the sea on a 38 meter high rock. Visit Livadia Palace – the summer residence of the last Russian Tsar – Nicholas II and the venue of the Crimean Conference in 1945.

Next to the Livadia palace is Baron Frederick’s house, built as a part of the Tsar’s residence. Here the restaurant “Tsar’s Cuisine” welcomes you for lunch, accompanied by classical music performance.

Continue to Massandra Winery – a creation of Prince Leo Golitsin, forefather of the Russian winemaking, and a unique place that boasts one of the biggest wine collections in the world, comprising million bottles of wine from different countries. During the wine tasting tour, accompanied by professional experts, guests get acquainted with winemaking process. Later they are invited to taste nine samples of Massandra wines.

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