Everyday Life Tour of Yalta, Yalta (Self Guided)

Most Yalta residents earn a living from the thousands of tourists that visit the famous resort city every year. You will find locals selling souvenirs, fresh fruit and food on the streets. You can also get a sense of life for the locals by visiting the city's Orthodox churches, neighborhood restaurants, and more. Take this tour to experience life in Yalta as an insider.
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Everyday Life Tour of Yalta Map

Guide Name: Everyday Life Tour of Yalta
Guide Location: Russia » Yalta (See other walking tours in Yalta)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: vickyc
John Chrysostom Church

1) John Chrysostom Church

The Orthodox John Chrysostom Church was built between 1832 and 1837. Local Orthodox Christians come here to worship, and the church community practices Russian Orthodox traditions. A visit here will give you insight into the religious life of many Yalta residents.
Canteen "Fialka"

2) Canteen "Fialka"

Canteens were very popular places to eat in the former Soviet republics. There are still several canteens remaining in Yalta where many locals, especially workers, go to have dinner or a snack. Canteens are much cheaper than restaurants and cafes, as they are self-service. In Canteen "Fialka" you can enjoy local dishes such as a cold, sour soup known as "borsh", a pasta with meat inside called "pelimeni" and more.
Carousel on Soviet Square

3) Carousel on Soviet Square

Locals like to visit the Carousel on Soviet Square with their children to enjoy some family time together. Here you will see many small kids with their young parents, couples sitting on the benches around the carousel and people strolling and eating ice cream.
School N 9

4) School N 9

School N 9 is a school located in an old building. It is one of the best schools in the city. Here you will see Ukrainian kids playing during their breaks. You can observe the post-Soviet style of teaching and classroom design.
Magnolia Shop

5) Magnolia Shop

Magnolia Shop is a grocery store where many locals do their shopping. The store primarily sells Ukrainian products. People come here to buy everyday goods such as bread, milk, meat, etc.

6) Circus

Yalta is home to an impressive Circus that puts on interesting shows complete with clowns and acrobats. It is an old circus that was built during the time of the Soviet Union. Locals like coming here to see different shows. Organized groups of school children frequently attend the circus.

Walking Tours in Yalta, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Yalta

Create Your Own Walk in Yalta

Creating your own self-guided walk in Yalta is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of West Yalta

Tour of West Yalta

There are some amazing attractions in the western part of Yalta. Visit museums, admire magnificent churches and walk along beautiful Pushkin Alley. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most notable locations in western Yalta.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Yalta is a very beautiful city set on the shore of the Black Sea and surrounded by picturesque mountains. The city boasts magnificent churches, scenic parks, idyllic beaches and stunning palaces and historical buildings. Take this tour to visit some of Yalta's most memorable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Cultural Tour of Yalta

Cultural Tour of Yalta

Yalta is an important cultural center located on the Black Sea. The city is home to history museums, movie theaters, play houses and galleries. Take this tour tour to discover Yalta's rich cultural life.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Shopping Tour of Yalta

Shopping Tour of Yalta

Yalta is a paradise for shopping. There is a wide variety of markets in the city that sell everything from fresh fruit to souvenirs! Famous shopping streets Pushkinskaya and Naberejnaya are home to a number of unique, local shops. Take this self-guided tour to visit the best stores in Yalta and find yourself the perfect souvenir or gift!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Yalta for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Yalta has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Yalta, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.