A unique destination of historical importance on the Black Sea
World War II history buffs will be eager to leave their MSC cruise ship for the day to visit this unique destination of historical importance.
Yalta, in southern Ukraine on the north coast of the Black Sea.
As always, our excursion packages not only help you enjoy the best deals on the local sights, but are designed for all passengers and their different tastes.
Interested in history and politics? Come ashore and visit Livadia Palace where Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin met in 1945 at the Yalta Conference to decide the future of Europe. If political affairs don’t float your boat, we have romance and art in store instead!
A visit to the lovely ‘Swallow’s Nest’ turreted castle that hangs dramatically on a cliff top over the sea can still be enjoyed on the same tour. Lovers of literature will be keen to leave the ship to visit the home of Chekhov, where he wrote some of his works – and to visit the small Chekhov museum, which will be a highlight of the holiday for fans of this acclaimed Russian writer.
With vacations carte blanche to indulge yourself, you are warmly invited to join one of our excursions for a traditional Ukrainian lunch together with a folklore show.
You can make your trip to this part of the world last longer by taking home souvenirs such as the delicious Ukrainian honey, or even a small bottle of Vodka, of which there are many varieties.
Port average temperature
As Yalta lies to the south of the Crimean Mountains and within an amphitheatre of hills, the climate is very mild. In February, the average temperature reaches 4°C. Snow is rarely seen and the city's thin layers of snow thaw quickly. In July, the average temperature reaches 24°C. The sun shines approximately 2,250 hours per year. Since the city is located on the shore of the Black Sea, the weather rarely becomes extremely hot due to the cool sea breezes. The average year temperature for Yalta is + 13 C.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.