The port city of Sevastopol and the once top-secret Soviet submarine base at Balaklava were both important sites in the Crimean War, immortalized in Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
Arriving in Sevastopol is akin to sailing into a fortress, with gray Russian and Ukrainian warships lined up in every direction.
Tours are offered to Sevastopol's navy yard and nuclear submarine depot. Visitors can also opt to take a less ominous excursion to the ancient Greek archaeological s... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.