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Travel back in time to the Soviet Union period on a private day trip to Transnistria from Odessa. Explore the main sights of the unrecognized country and see Soviet-style buildings, old-fashioned public transport and monuments to Lenin, Suvorov and Gagarin. With an expert guide, you will visit the cities of Bender and Tiraspol and learn interesting facts from the history and present of the “country that doesn’t exist”.
If you’re a non-traditional traveler, you’ll love this tour of the Odessa Catacombs. Private transportation from your hotel takes you to the outskirts of the city where you and your guide will explore an abandoned underground world. Pass through long corridors and mazes at your own pace, while your guide tells you the history of the catacombs.
I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers.
Full day tour takes eight hours default, though Transnistria deserves at least a week. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of Tiraspol, Bendery and optionallly Kitskany, and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The trip wont be exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, you won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend!
During water excursions in Lower Dniester national park tourists can see pelicans, swans, big and small cormorants, storks, wading ducks, as well as thickets of rare plant: Nymphoides peltata and one of Europe's largest plantations of nuthar lutea, which are named by people 'yellow water lilies'. During blossom of white water lilies tourists are impressed by Bile Lake (White Lake). It's water surface looks like as if a continuous carpet of white flowers covered it.
Discover centuries of Ukrainian history on a private, 5-hour tour from Odessa to the ancient city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi. Hear about the many rulers and eras that left their mark on this legendary place, from ancient Greeks and Romans to Bulgarians, Goths and Armenians. Get a dose of medieval adventure and romance at the 14th-century Akkerman Fortress, where you can walk along the old defense walls and explore an underground church. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide.
Uncover the hidden world of the Odessa Catacombs on this 2.5-hour private tour. Your personal guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you do Nerubayskoye Village, home to the largest catacombs in the world. Here you will learn about the history of this important site, including its role in World War II, and visit the subterranean Museum of Partisan Glory. After plenty of opportunity to wander around the area, your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Cognac originates in the French town of the same name, but Ukraine’s Shustov Cognac is one of few foreign brandies legally allowed to be produced as Cognac. Discover its fascinating history with a private tour of the Shustov Cognac Winery Museum in Odessa, where you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the brandy production and an expert-led Cognac tasting.
Experience the rich flavors and fascinating history of the Odessa region on this private, full-day adventure. Travel through the southern Ukrainian countryside to the ancient city of Belgorod-Dnistrovskyi, where you can explore the defense walls and towers of Akkerman Fortress. After learning about the dramatic battles and legends of the medieval citadel, relax with a nice glass of wine at the nearby Shabo Wine Culture Center. Tour the vineyards and cellars to learn about traditional winemaking methods and taste unique regional varietals.
Get a glimpse into the daily life and cultural traditions of Odessa on a private, 2.5-hour tour of the city’s courtyards, alleyways and other hidden spaces. Travel in a private vehicle with a local guide, who will share anecdotes about Odessa’s history and legends along the way. Stop at several points off of the typical tourist track to explore scenes of the ‘real’ Odessa on foot for a unique and charming adventure.
Discover the dark side of beautiful Odessa on a private, 2.5-hour tour of its most sinister quarters. Hear tales of notorious thieves, gangsters and swindlers who once called the city home, and see the former haunts that set the stage for vice during the city’s early days as a booming port town. An entertaining local guide will lead the way and provide a glimpse into the city’s seedy past that many visitors never see.
See the sights of Odessa on a private tour that provides an introduction to the city's major attractions. Check out the district of Arcadia, known for its beaches and restaurants; drive along French Boulevard; admire a view of the Black Sea coastline; and see Odessa’s main landmarks in the city center. With a private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention as you learn about life in the city, its history and prominent figures.
Learn about Odessa’s rich Jewish heritage on a private, 2.5-hour tour. Once considered the Jewish capital of the Russian Empire, the city is filled with traditions, stories and monuments with ties to this long cultural legacy. Travel in a private vehicle to diverse locations including the old Jewish quarter, the Central Synagogue and Brodsky Synagoge, while a private guide shares tales of the city’s most famous Jewish residents and important moments in the population’s history.
It is considered that Jews have appeared in Odessa right from the moment of the foundation of the city. In the beginning of the 20th century Jewish community of Odessa was one of the biggest in the world. Famous Jewish entrepreneurs have made a great contribution to the development of architecture, culture and science of the city. However, there were also tragic pages in Jewish history in Odessa - pogroms and Holocaust, Soviet persecution and forced emigration.
Learn all this facts from your expert guide.
Avoid the crowds and hassle of group tours and enjoy a more intimate experience of Odessa with this private tour. See the main Odessa attractions including the Philharmonic Theater, Moldovanka district, French Boulevard, and more. Depending on time, you can also visit Odessa's 'Dead Sea,' the salt lake Kuyalnik.
The oldest museum of Odesa Catacombs. Another name is the Museum of Partisan Glory. Situated at the isolated part from the main system of the huge labyrinth of mines. You could hear there a lot of stories about brave partisans and difficult life during WW2. There are installations of a bedroom, classroom, kitchen, laundry, weapons. In Odesa, all school children usually go there to know the history of our region.
It is an underground museum, but a very civil one, suitable for baby carriages, wheelchairs.
The tour about 30-40 minutes underground + up to 2 hours for all delays with public transport we will use to reach the museum. The guide will meet you at the meeting point in Odesa in walkable distance from the main walking street, about 20 minutes by foot. Then take the public city bus together. Also possible to take a taxi and meet at the entrance.
The public bus is about 1 USD for both ways per person, the taxi is about 15-20 USD per car for two ways in total.
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This is for everyone who wants to see the history of this great city . I will take through the old city center and will show you all the land marks in the center from the Beautiful opera house, through the historical streets to the port , you will have an experience like no other . I will show you all the landmarks there are to see
We invite you to the excursion and wine tasting at very famous and historical winery place - Tairovo village. Here located the research and producing Institute of Vine and Wine named by Tairov of National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine. It is the oldest winemaking research organization in Ukraine. At local Tairov winery station you can taste high quality wines from local grape, which is full of south Ukrainian sun and Black sea wetness.
Enjoy a great opportunity to see all the main Odesa attractions and famous Odea Catacombs on a comprehensive 5-hour combo tour. This tour gives a perfect introduction to the history and present days of Odessa and can be easily customized to meet all your requirements.
Discover must-see sights and landmarks of the city, including Odesa Opera Theater, Potemkin Steps, Deribasivska street and much more.
Get the best of Odesa on a combo tour with friendly local guide.
Brandy or cognac - one or the best and noble alcohol drinks. During this trip you will discover all the secrets of brandy production, find out the interesting history of this drink and, of course, enjoy the tasting. Shustov cognac museum is the only brandy museum in Ukraine. Nowadays it becomes not only one of the most important sights of Odessa, but also a unique place that will completely immerse you in the secrets of making brandy.
Welcome to Odessa. During this amazing 2.5 hour tour you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local guide- me!
We'll see all of the things you would see on an ordinary tour - they're certainly worthwhile. But I will also show you the special things that make Odessa great. I will show you some hidden places and inner yards that will help you to feel the soul of our city better!
As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have.
I am historian and fond in my city, therefore the travellers will get a lot of interesting information about the history and culture of Odessa and they will feel comfortable to listen it cause speak fluently English, Spanish, Polish, Greek languages. I know how to entertain the tourists, to make them laugh and to move them to tears. I offer remrkable tour by remarkable city.
Pre-booking tours, transport, and hotels takes the stress out of planning an Odessa vacation, and you can choose between 3-, 4-, and 5-star hotels to customize this 4-night trip to you. In between tours of Odessa highlights you’ll have free time to explore on your own—you won’t be stuck on a group itinerary from dawn to dusk—with tips from the guide on what to eat, drink, and see.
Soviet tour is an exciting journey in the socialistic past of Transnistria! You will immerse in the world of soviet monuments, luxurious finish materials of culture houses, university and libraries, predominance of Red, national motives.
You will be witness of 70 years old Soviet history of Transnistrian region. You can think that time it stops there. So, let’s go, dear comrades!
"Week-end in Odessa" travel package will make you acquainted with southern capital of Ukraine - Odessa city. During 3 days you will see the main attractions and interesting places of the largest city at the south of Ukraine and find out about local culture, cuisine and entertainment.
Experience Odessa like a local on this private full-day tour and maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Admire the grand monuments along Deribasovskaya Street; visit the Potemkin Steps, Vorontsov Palace, and Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater; and enjoy a typical Ukrainian lunch at a local restaurant.