Yalta – Jewel of the Crimean Peninsula

Yalta - Famous for the 1945 Yalta Conference: With its mountain peaks serving as a lovely backdrop, warm and sunny summers, Yalta, the jewel of the Crimean peninsula, became a fashionable health resort in the 19th century. Tsar Nicholas II and other Russian aristocrats brought their families … [Read more...]

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Odessa - St. Petersburg of the South: Odessa, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea" is the third largest city in Ukraine and the largest city along the Black Sea.  It is the Ukraine's most significant commercial centre. A Brief History of Odessa Odessa's history includes … [Read more...]

Yalta Dopobachennya! (Goodbye)

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 7 Yalta. (Tues.) Morning at Leisure or Optional Nikita Botanical Gardens Tour. You have the option to spend a leisurely morning in Yalta this morning or you may choose to join an optional tour to Nikita Botanical Gardens. Founded in 1812, this is the … [Read more...]

Yalta, a Popular Holiday Destination

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 6 Yalta. (Mon.) Yalta Leisure Time & Optional Tours. Your day is free to explore Yalta at your own pace, or you may choose to join one or both of today’s optional tours. This morning’s optional tour is of beautiful Alupka Palace. Designed by … [Read more...]

Yalta and the 1945 Yalta Conference

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 5 Yalta. (Sun.)Included Yalta Tour. Disembark after breakfast for your Yalta city tour. Travel along the Lenin Embankment and to the Alexander Cathedral. During your tour, you also visit the White Palace in Livadia, a former summer palace of Czar … [Read more...]