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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.
Tiraspol tour takes 2,5 hours with optional one hour extention. 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 25 October Street - House of Soviets, T-34 memorial, Supreme Soviet, MiG-19 and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The walk is not 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!
The Odessa Pubs walk makes for truly memorable and entertaining experience. By focusing on the off the beaten path sights of the historic city center you can explore some truly fascinating places. Alleyways and entrances of the buildings become gateways of discovery. You find yourself gazing upon parts of Odessa that you would never dream existed.
The great thing about this walk is that you spend about twenty minutes getting to know an area and then you take a break in one of its pubs with “history”, which are hard to find. Here you can enjoy a drink, absorb the ambience, and discuss what you have heard so far with your guide. Once you have finished your drink, your guide will bring you back on route before stopping off at another hostelry for a break and more discussion. And thus the evening progresses until you have explored and got to know the area.
So, looking for a walking tour with a difference? Consider the Pubs Walk and discover a whole knew side to this fascinating city.
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”.
Local enthusiasts will do all the best possible to introduce Odesa in so short time as 2 hours.
The route may include some top popular and some totally unknown places to visit. The tour flexible and based on the interests of our visitors and tour guide view. So, bring your positive emotions to exchange)
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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.
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.
See some of Odessa’s top attractions on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable private guide. Wander along the streets of central Odessa to admire its architecture and visit landmarks like the Odessa Opera House, the monument to Catherine the Great and the Potemkin Steps. As you walk, learn about the city from your 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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un…and you can push the button for lunching nuclear missile. Enjoy the day tour to former Soviet base of strategic missile troops which transformed into the unique museum. Today you can find out a lot about different heavy soviet weapons possible to destroy large military objects and even countries. In 2,5 hour excursion you will visit underground control military centre, get acquainted to different nuclear and tactical missiles (R-12, SS-18 Satana), find out about railway rocket complex and other heavy weapons. Immerse into the Cold War atmosphere!
During our tour we will explore the most significant sights that played very important role for Jewish Culture and HIstory in Odessa.
We will see the streets and houses where lived famouse poets, writers and politicians.
Haim Nahman Byalik
Vladimir Zeev Jabotinskiy
Shalon Nahumovich Robinovich Aleikhem
and many other intresting and historical spots
Odessa is a city with a rich musical and cultural history. Let's discover why so many musicians came out from Odessa, what inspires poets and writers, why they returned here for a breath of this unique air.
And you will feel why the main words of our anthem are "there is a city that I see in my dreams".
You will be guided through the lives of the world-famous musicians who were born and studying in Odesa. You will hear how Odesa inspired them and what they brought to our culture.
This tour is all about classical music exactly in Odesa, the local mix of culture and art.
You could listen to some piano compositions by Liszt, Chopin or Rachmaninov.
The tour route is in-between the Academy of Music, Music College, two Music Schools, Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet House, and modern places for listening to music.
Every city has something special. For Odesa one of its distinctive features is old courtyards. We will enter the secret corners of Odesa, with the spiral staircases, well holes, interesting balconies, beautiful doors and laundry on the ropes. And of course, the main attribute of our courtyards is a cat.
A good opportunity to see the inside of the old Odesa. Entering the courtyards with a guide telling Odesian anecdotes brings you special impressions about our hidden and "rough" city life.
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.
If you want an alternative tourist experience or love a good crime novel, the Criminal History Tour of Odessa is for you. With end-to-end transportation from your hotel and a private guide, you’ll get a customizable experience. Hear stories ranging from the emperor’s fruity bribe to the life of Sonka the Gold Handle. It's an opportunity to go deeper into Odessa's history than what you'd get on a general walking tour.
People have always been and still are enchanted by the art of painting. How about architecture and landscapes painting in the beautiful atmosphere of Odessa and enjoy its incredible beauty and unforgettable flavor? Combine your holiday with painting monuments of architecture and Odessa landmarks with professional painters and experienced teachers! We will give you good techniques and methods how to produce your pictures with oils or acrylics.
Evaluation of the results after days of painting will of course be a challenging part of the tour. You will like it!
Odessa is Ukraine’s favorite holiday destination. Its culture, romantic beaches, perfect climate calls you to visit this beautiful city. Odessa is known for its 19th century architecture. Do you know that grand staircase; known for its very ceremonious way to enter Odessa from the port was built as a gift of love? Whose masterpiece is Opera and Ballet House of Odessa? Why Deribasivska Street is called Odessa’s beating heart? Parks, gardens, boulevards will lead you through the fairy tale city with lavish Academic style buildings during the day and will invite you to the wildest parties in the Ukrainian Ibiza at night. With charismatic local guide you will visit Odessa Opera House, Derybasivska Street, Potemkin Stairs, Vorontsov Palace, Walk by the harbor and hear incredible secret stories about major seaport on the Black Sea.
Odessa is the city port by the Black Sea. It has a major seaport that is the biggest in Ukraine and one of the most important on the Black Sea. In Odessa underground lies a huge network of tunnels known as the Odessa Catacombs. Derybasivska street is a perfect place for lunch, dining or just a walk to really feel for the city’s vibe. Did You know that Odessa is called the Ukrainian Ibiza at night? You will see the most magnificent buildings in the city. You will be amazed by its 19th-century architecture. Is Odessa really the most romantic Ukrainian city? A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Vorontsov Palace, Odessa Opera House, Museum of Modern Art.
A Black Sea port of Odessa is well known for its beaches and 19th-century architecture. Underneath the city lie a huge labyrinths and tunnels known as the Odessa Catacombs. City history is impossible to tell without this fascinating place. Do you know that it was hiding place for Soviet Partisans during World War II? How big are catacombs? What historical events taken part underground of Odessa? This was a place where the smugglers sold their goods and thieves escaped from police! With the local charismatic guide you will discover a small museum on the Partisan movement, the Museum of Partisan Glory, tunnels, will hear secret love stories and history of different events connected with underground world of Odessa.