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Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

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Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

Our ship will dock at Yalta Port for a day from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. in October. As far as I know, Alupka Palace is just 30 mins from the port and can be reached by bus#32. I am wondering can I use public transport to visit Alupka Palace, Livadia Palace and Swallow's Nest within the 8 - 9 hours. Anybody knows where is the bus stop? How much is the fare? And how frequent is the bus? Any detail description of how to get to these places will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

First of all, you need to get from the port to a stop and further by trolleybus#1 or other minibuses to Yalta bus station for #32. Price for trolleybus - UAH1,5 Price for minibuses(for instance #4) - UAH 2,75.

#32 departs from lower platform of Yalta main bus station price - UAH 6-8(have not used it for a long time) . From the final stop of #32 you will need to walk across park territory for about 10min to Alupka palace.

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2. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

So it should take you at least 1hr -1h30m by optimistic forecast(if you know exactly were to go and what to do). Minibuses from Alupka can make a stop near Livadia and again you need to walk from the road to the palace.

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3. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

CrimeaConsulting: Thank you for the information! Which bus is the fastest to get from the port to Alupka Palace? Then how can I get to Swallow's Nest from Alupka Palace and then from Swallow's Nest to Livadia Palace? Are the buses very frequent? Is there any tourist information office at the Port that I can get information of a map? Thanks again for your help!

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4. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

Here are some corrections to my previous post. First of all #32 departs from the bus stop near 5, Moskovskaya str. http://maps.yandex.ua/?text=%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0%2C%20%D0%9A%D1%80%D1%8B%D0%BC%20%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F%20%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BF%D1%83%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0%2C%20%D0%AF%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0&sll=34.168814%2C44.498983&ll=34.170641%2C44.497561&spn=0.010986%2C0.001505&z=17&l=map%2Csta%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.17032673%2C44.49810492&oid=&ost=dir%3A65.00432450841194%2C0.19264242725657776~spn%3A90%2C38.440462251478095 and not main Yalta bus station.

As for Swallow's Nest - you can get there by bus #32. You will need to disembark it near Elena cafe and then walk down the stairs toward castle. This is to indicate distance you will need to negotiate http://maps.yandex.ua/?ll=34.123801%2C44.432620&spn=0.010986%2C0.001507&z=17&l=map%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.12380119%2C44.43261978&oid=&ost=dir%3A152.67903376250698%2C-9.671167990017578~spn%3A90%2C38.440462251478095 Of course, if you want to see it close and not just from the observation point.

By using well known #32, you can get near Livadia and after some walk visit Livadia palace.

There are no information centre in Yalta port. You can buy a map near the exit from passenger terminal. #32 departs every 15-30 min depending on occupancy and season.

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5. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

CrimeaConsulting: Thankyou for your help! Have a wonderful day!

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CrimeaConsulting: By the way, I know I cannot see those places when I get off the bus, are they easy to find and will there be signs to show me the direction? Is it an easy walk and do you have any idea how far are those places from the bus stop? Thanks again!

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7. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

By clicking this link, you will see final destination of #32 & #27 and the same time bus stop where you will need to return after Vorontsov palace visit

http://maps.yandex.ua/?text=%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9%20%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%86&where=&z=17&results=20&ll=34.060896%2C44.422935&spn=0.010085%2C0.001645&l=map%2Csta%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.06171187%2C44.42346343&oid=&ost=dir%3A216.78892667739836%2C-3.77908332958628~spn%3A90%2C45.99934643002058

By the you can make virtual trip from this bus stop right to the palace. Just keep clicking FORWARD arrow.

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As for Livadia palace -it will be more complicated task. You need to get off the bus here http://maps.yandex.ua/?text=%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9%20%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%86&where=&z=17&results=20&ll=34.142504%2C44.464509&spn=0.010085%2C0.001644&l=map%2Csta%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.13928891%2C44.46467034&oid=&ost=dir%3A89.72253771395219%2C-7.404121144542451~spn%3A90%2C45.99934643002058

And walk to the right. Do not be afraid to ask locals about direction. They do not speak English, but will be able to understand what you are looking for. Just ask Livadiiskiy dvorets(Livadia palace in Russian). After visit you will need to go here http://maps.yandex.ua/?text=%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9%20%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%86&where=&z=17&results=20&ll=34.143249%2C44.468550&spn=0.010085%2C0.001644&l=map%2Csta%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.14324889%2C44.46854986&oid=&ost=dir%3A35.596073456560255%2C-11.213150160713626~spn%3A90%2C45.99934643002058

Yes, through souvenir shop and in about 300-400 till you find yourself here http://maps.yandex.ua/?text=%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9%20%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%86&where=&z=17&results=20&ll=34.145284%2C44.471479&spn=0.010085%2C0.001644&l=map%2Csta%2Cstv&ol=stv&oll=34.14404599%2C44.47217565&oid=&ost=dir%3A-347.4485828285821%2C-5.361666295547769~spn%3A90%2C45.99934643002058

There will be "Royal Stabling" restaurant and on its' opposite side bus stop.

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9. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

CrimeaConsulting: Thank you for looking up the map for me! This is very useful but unfortunately I don't know Russian/Ukrainian, there are two arrows (sometimes 3) on the virtual map and I have no idea which arrow should I click.

You show me Alupka Palace and Livadia Palace. Should I go from Alupka Palace to Swallow's Nest first before I go to Livadia Palace and then back to Yalta?

I hope I am not giving you too much trouble. Thank you very much indeed!

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10. Re: Public transport from Port Yalta to Alupka Palace etc.

You should start with Alupka palace as Livadia working from 10:00am. As for Swallow's Nest, maybe you should consider to drop it off, due amount of walk and complicated logistics.

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