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“History, cultural insight and valuable memories”

Sergey Tsarapora Yalta and Crimea Private Tour Guide
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Yalta
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Owner description: Private guides of Sergey Tsarapora offer group and private tours in Yalta - Sevastopol and Odessa with individual timing and tailored themes. Private guides will show you Yalta, Sevastopol, Balaclava, Livadiya, Massandra, Alupka, Bakhchisaray. We can suggest you a personalized program in accordance with your interests, wishes, profession, age, number of people, mobility, and/or time frame, to the known and secret sites. Where else can you sit in Stalin's armchair on the terrace of the palace once owned by Prince Yusupov, who was married to a Russian Tzar niece and was an assassin of Grigori Rasputin, the favorite of a Tzar’s wife? Nowhere but here! We shall take you to the places with the stories of their own, visited by Anton Chekhov, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Pushkin, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill. You will see the land of 2.500 years of history of European and Muslim civilizations. You will be impressed by multiformity of architecture styles in Crimea, by beauty of its scenery, by richness and significance of its historic and cultural heritage that we shall be delighted to help you to discover. Sincerely, your private guide Sergey Tsarapora.
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“History, cultural insight and valuable memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

We cannot recommend the services of Sergey Tsarapora highly enough. As well as providing us with considerable help and advice about travel and accommodation arrangements in the Crimea this summer, we had a great experience on two days of touring. Sergey really brought the rich and multi-levelled history and culture of the region to life through fascinating stories and insights, as well as his sense of humour, which we appreciated. Sergey works very hard to tailor services to his clients interests, and he put considerable effort into providing the right balance of activities to keep or twelve year old son engaged as well as us. Our son is still talking enthusiastically about the submarine base and the panorama (both of which were incredible). We felt lucky to have found Sergey, as he was a major factor in enbabling us to make the most of our time in the Crimea, and create many valuable memories and experiences.

Visited August 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Private Guides of Sergey Tsarapora in Yalta and Sevastopol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

My husband and I arrived in Yalta on a cruise ship. We booked a private tour for Yalta and Sevastopol. Our tour guide Sergey Tsarapora was fabulous. He is very knowledgeable and truly cared to meet our needs. Our driver drove us in a very pleasant way and he was very friendly as well. Both, Sergey Tsarapora and the driver speak fluently English. We would recommend this company as excellent. Yalta and Sevastopol is a very interesting place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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Dublin, California
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“Sergey / Elena Yalta Tour Guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We booked our tour with Sergey, but, he was busy with other group, he asked Elena be our tour guide, we were so happy for this last minutes changed, we like Elena very much.

Elena is sincere,professional and quite knowledgeable. We understood it wasn’t easy to guide our special group which consisted of five Taiwanese Americans, all in our early sixties and with limited English skills.

Elena did a good job explaining everything to us with patience and answered our questions satisfactorily. We like to take a lot of pictures and she fulfilled our needs. In addition, we skipped lunch in order to save time to see more. Elena accommodated us without any hesitation.

All in all, we liked her and appreciated her efforts. We considered her as excellent tour guide.

Visited November 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Totally flexible, a great historian, and a cool guy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We got a great deal and tour on a trip from Sergey around the Crimea and back over to Sevastopol on our trip down there. I am into the history, and it was great to hear about the regional history Sergey knew, as well as some of the personal experiences from the 80s.

This guy knows everything about the area, how to get good deals, and is totally flexible in tailoring a trip for you. Sergey is also very trustworthy and honest. He is a safe bet for arranging things if you need reservations. I would recommend going through him rather than some of the official venues, which may be prone to corruption.

All in all, we had an awesome tour and got a great deal. Will do it again if I can get back out there....

Visited July 2012
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“Bakhchisaray-Yalta-Sevastopol tours with private guide Sergey Tsarapora Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We visited Crimea for the first time in September 2012 and it was very wonderful. We had a contact with Sergey Tsarapora via emails asking him two tours and also a transfer (for our return). With very prompt and responsible replies, all our requests were properly arranged. Luckily we were also guided by him for two days.
We were first met in Simferopol, and Sergey escorted us to Bakhchisaray (Khan´s Palace, Uspensky Monastery and Chufut-Kaleh Cave Town). Khan´s Palace was very exotic look and we saw lots of interesting interiors and exhibitions. About Chufut-Kaleh, the story of Karaites was also very new and interesting to us. After a lunch in Bakhchisaray, we continued our trip long way up to Ay-Petri. It is not an extremely high mountain, but a panoramic view of Yalta from the top was very beautiful. We also stopped at the Uchansu Waterfall on the way to Yalta.
On the following trip, we visited first the main sights of Yalta such as Livadia Palace, Swallow´s Nest (only from the viewpoint) and Alupka Palace. Livadia is already well known for the Yalta Conference, but we were also very impressed with the collections of the last Tsar and his family in upstairs of the palace where they used to spend sometimes as their summer residence. Alupka was also nice to see-interesting architecture, interior, gorgeous art collections and beautiful marble sculptures etc…Also a view from the terrace and the garden was very marvelous and fascinating. We continued our trip also to Balaclava (Underground Submarine Base), Sevastopol (Panorama Museum), the Valley of Death and Inkerman´s Cave Monastery etc… Especially “Panorama” was so spectacular and impressive! It is also worth to see. It was 10-hours long trip, but because of Sergey´s helpful advice and support, we could get to see so much more than we originally planned. He is an excellent guide. Also very knowledgeable (it´s amazing), reliable and very responsible as well.
Here is the information about Sergey- “private guide Sergey Tsarapora” at Crimea Yalta Tour (www.sergoyalta.at.ua). And his email is: sergo22yalta@gmail.com. You can get lots of helpful information from his webpage and it might help you get some idea for planning your trip.
Thank you so much to Sergey and Co. We had a very delightful and a memorable journey. Your professional support is highly appreciated!

Visited September 2012
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