Villa Sofia Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yalta
... At the start of the 1850’s, Russia and the Ottoman Empire were at war as the former tried to expand its empire at the expense of the latter. Britain, concerned that Russia was trying to get to India joined in to help the Ottomans. And the result was the Crimean War. Several battles were fought in the area, most famously in 1854, the Battle of Balaclava and the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, the last cavalry charge attempted by the British Army. ...
... two HUGE rocks jutting out of the water. I was so amazed by their awesomeness that I didn't even notice when the boat started moving near them and we decided to climb them. Without our shoes on. What? So we climbed one of the rocks for a while, seeing beautiful views of the mountains and the open sea. I've never seen anything so gorgeous in my life. After we got back on the boat, we took a ride to a national park (the smallest ...
... Lirica Lounge at 12:15 and then were escorted to bus number 3 where we were met by our hostess and guide Olga. We were told that we needed to bring our passports. Expecting another stamp, we were slightly disappointed when we all piled on the coach and were waved straight through the passport control. They probably took one look at the army of tourists and thought: ‘Bloody hell! Its nearly 12:30. If we process this lot we’ll never get away for our dinner!!’
... conference (Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin) and the nearby palace where Churchill stayed. It was interesting and a bit of a hoot because the guide, who initially seemed a bit daunted by having non Russian speakers on her tour soon got into the swing of finding English stuff for us to read. That tour ended at the Swallows Nest, a mock mini Castle perched on top of some cliff, built by a German count for his mistress, and a boat ride home with dolphins bobbing up and down in ...
... talented) artists and artisans.
Touring tip: There is a handicapped bathroom inside the palace but if you wait and use the toilets outside, you will have to pay for them. I didn't have any coins on me and it was too late to go back into the palace.
Along with an in depth tour of the Palace, this morning's excursion included a stop an an overlook to view the famed Swallow's Nest--a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet