We spent a very enjoyable, informative and eventful day with Sergey. Having exchanged emails with Sergey - his replies were always prompt and he was happy to fit the day to our itinerary.
Sergey picked us up in his spacious van close by to the cruise port. We travelled to Balaklava - we visited the Valley of Death and saw the monument to the Charge of the Light Brigade. Next we went on to the secret Russian sub marine base. From here it was onto the Panorama Museum - this is an amazing depiction of the Crimean War in the round - each new look brought another perspective. audio guides are available which are worth the extra to provide information. On leaving the museum we drove to Sevastopol and saw some of the sights near the harbour. It was by this time pouring with rain and Sergey kindly provided us with an umbrella. On our way back to Yalta Sergey stopped at a wonderful view point and chapel which was beautifully decorated. Next it was a stop for traditional Crimean Tartar lunch which Sergey ordered for us all - surprising us with the various lamb dishes that arrived at the table which were all delicious. Journeying on we reached a traffic jam which Sergey thought was strange - he tried following some other vehicles into the hills but eventually we had to turn back - the heavy rainfall had caused land slides and torrents of water, earth, and debris were flowing at speed. We returned to the main road - could not pass the landslide so Sergey phoned a friend to meet us on the other side, parked his van and walked us to the other side where we met up with his friend he kindly drove us back to the port so we were not late back for the shi. I'm pleased to say I h ave since heard from Sergey and the road was cleared a while later and he was able to get home safe and sound. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure with Sergey and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone seeking an informative and enjoyable day.