Situated on the site of an ancient Greek colony, Yalta was built by the Tsars of Russia and enjoys a spectacular setting on the Crimean Coast, backed by lush mountains overlooking the Black Sea. Residents of this magnificent city have included the playwright Anton Chekhov and the novelist Leo Tolstoy, whose legendary book War and Peace is considered one of the greatest novels in history.
Bursting with life and a convivial atmosphere, Yalta is one of Crimea’s top tourist towns and visitors never tire of strolling along the palm-lined promenade dotted with many amusement arcades. The pebble beaches and mountain backdrop attracted the Russian aristocracy to its shores during the 19th century. Today visitors can explore this intriguing seaside resort that is twinned with Margate in Kent.
Below are examples of excursions that may be available at this port of call. You will be notified of the optional excursions available during your cruise shortly before you depart