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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”.
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!
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.
Experience all that Odessa has to offer in a comprehensive full-day private tour. After pickup from your hotel, you and your guide will visit the catacombs in Nerubajskoe and the historical highlights of the city. Then, explore the city center on foot, stopping at famous palaces such as the Vorontsov and Tolstoy palaces. Lastly, take a literary tour of the Odessa and learn about the great writers associated with the city.
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 highlights and hidden corners of Odessa on a private 3-hour tour. Spare yourself the stress of navigating crowded public transit, and relax in convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. You set the pace of the tour and are free to engage with your guide, every step of the way. Follow your guide to the city’s architectural and historical gems, including the Opera and Ballet Theater and Rishelievska Street.
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.
Go beyond the average walking tour and take an immersive look at Jewish history and culture in Odessa on a private tour. The comprehensive three-hour tour begins with convenient hotel pickup and continues with private transportation. You set the pace as your guide leads you through the Jewish cemetery, Holocaust Memorial, and more. You’ll also hear insider stories about historical events and the Jews of present day Odessa.
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.
Odessa is home to the longest network of catacombs in the world, but to explore them properly you really need a guide. On this private catacombs tour, your local guide will tell you the history of the underground tunnels and prevent you from getting lost in the approximately 1500 miles of tunnels! A fun outing for travelers with a range of interests.
Travelers who would like a glimpse into Odessa’s grand, royal history will love this walking tour of the palaces of Odessa. As this is a private tour you’ll be able to go at your own pace, and will have the chance to stop and take pictures, or to ask questions. Touring on foot is the perfect way of getting to know the city and its sights on a more intimate level.
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.
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.
Descend into a maze of tunnels in the Catacombs of Odessa on a private tour that explores local heritage, Second World War history, and more. With thousands of miles of tunnels, the Catacombs of Odessa are home to myths, legends, bunkers, and caves: Exploring with a local takes you safely through the labyrinth and straight to the most interesting places in the vast network.
Discover an often missed side of Ukraine on a day trip to Kherson. Avoid slow-paced public transit with round-trip private transportation from your Odessa hotel. With your private guide on hand, you can avoid uncomfortable language barriers. Military buffs will especially love the in depth look at the military history of the region. Enjoy free time to explore on your own and eat lunch (at own expense).
Discover Odessa’s architectural masterpieces on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a private guide. See palaces and elegant mansions while you learn about their histories and styles, from baroque to classical to gothic. Soak up the luxurious charm of Primorsky Boulevard and its surrounding streets, and find out why Odessa, known as the Black Sea Pearl, is also sometimes called a ‘little Paris.’
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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
Odesa is the city of variety. For this reason a few years ago a brilliant idea was born to make our city much more remarkable and picturesque by using a new art movement - street-art. Now you have a great opportunity to observe it with us and to listen to the stories about these splendid and inspiring drawings (as well as to find a deep philosophic spirit in them for you;)
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.
Local food with local food lover. From the oldest in-street market to the regular canteen and typical restaurant for citizens with classical local food. Will "make a market" together, eat with the market loaders together at the same canteen, taste for a bit from few different typical local dishes of southern Ukraine.
As an extra bonus for real overeaters will continue at cooking an extra dish at home. +2 hours.