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Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Tours

Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is the oldest theater in Odessa, originally opened in 1810. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1873 and was rebuilt in 1887 with elements of neo-Renaissance, Baroque, rococo and classical baroque elements. Niches on the top floor of the façade display busts of Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Griboyedov and Alexander Pushkin. The main entrance is decorated with stucco molding depicting dramatic and comedic episodes. The theater’s large, horseshoe-shaped hall is decorated with gilded stucco figures and designs and features unique acoustics that allow even a whispered voice to reach any part of the hall. 

In its early days, to keep theater patrons comfortable during the summer months, workers would lower ice and straw to the basement below the hall, from where cool air would then rise up through vents beneath the seats. Although it was renovated in 2007, the theater sits upon precarious ground and is in danger of eventually collapsing.

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The theater is located in the center of Odessa, just steps from the famous Potemkin Stairs. Theater-goers are expected to dress up; shorts, t-shirts, and “clothes for sport and beach” are not permitted. Children under the age of seven are not allowed at evening performances. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, but note that for current performances, tickets are available only one hour beforehand.
Address: Chaikovs'koho Ln, 1, Odessa, Ukraine
Hours: The box office is open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a break between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Evening performances typically begin at 6:30 p.m. and matinees typically begin at noon.
Admission: Pricing varies
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Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater TourLuxury Tours

Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater Tour

Get this Odessa's iconic sight all to yourself on this exciting tour of the theater's interiors and exteriors. Walk through its halls and sat (all by yourself!) in the main auditorium. Immerse in the enchanting atmosphere of one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe. The Odessa Opera hall competed for the #1 position in acoustics with La Scala. Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Chaliapin, Caruso, Pavlova are just some of the big names who performed here. We’ll walk up the magnificent staircase to get the top view on the main hall and marvel at the stunning ceiling. We’ll explore magnificent Bel-Etage and main auditorium. You'll hear the fascinating story of the Odessa's National Opera and Ballet theater: its construction, glory, fire and restorations.
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Odessa Food Tasting TourHalf-day Tours

Odessa Food Tasting Tour

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You'll literally eat your way through Odessa's historic quarter on this tour. You'll enjoy a variety of Odessa’s traditional appetizers, Ukrainian dumplings (aka Pirogi) and delicious local desserts while exploring Odessa’s history and culture. All tastings are done seated in local restaurants each with a different flavor. To walk off some calories we'll do sightseeing in between the tastings. Odessa offers a unique cuisine – a mix of Greek, Bulgarian, Jewish, French, Russian and Ukrainian. During this tour you will enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Odessa’s reputation as being one of the greatest culinary and cultural centers of Ukraine and the former USSR. You will explore 
 the history, culture and lifestyle that make Odessa so unique and set it apart from other Ukrainian cities. We are happy to do this tour for 1 person. If group size matters for you, please contact us prior to coming to the tour regards the group size. Get adventurous. Eat local. Explore more.
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Private City Tour of Odessa

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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.
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"Why Odessa is awesome" walking tour

This tour is the perfect introduction for Odessa with historical and cultural information. How did the city of Odessa get started? Where did this special mentality its inhabitants have come from? There's a story about all the things around and I know all of them. This tour will help you understand why Odessa is so special, colorful and multicultural city. As your guide I'll show you what is worthy to see. I know all the best spots and great views :)
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Odessa Like a Local: Customized Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Odessa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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Odessa highlight tour

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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.
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Private Sightseeing Walking Tour of Odessa with Local Guide

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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.
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Odessa Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs VisitDay Trips

Odessa Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs Visit

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.
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Odessa Highlights

Odessa is the maritime center of Ukraine, located on the Black sea coast. Discover the highlights of the coastal city on this 2.5-hour walking tour, including architectural wonders like the 19th-century Opera House and Vorontsov Palace, the grand Potemkin Steps, and the unique Monument to the 12th Chair.
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Odessa nightlife excursionPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Odessa nightlife excursion

You will visit best cluns in Odessa along with restaurants that offer uniquer drinks and snacks (Italian, American, French, Chinese cuisine and many others). Get to know with locals and dance till you exhausted. We will make our best to make this evening unforgettable!
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Panoramic Odessa Private City Tour by CarBus Tours

Panoramic Odessa Private City Tour by Car

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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.
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Following Odessa Foreign Settlers Walking TourCultural Tours

Following Odessa Foreign Settlers Walking Tour

This group walk provides an exciting journey into Odessa’s early days. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Odessa’s early settlers, including Italians, Greeks, French and Jews. They arrived in the frontier of the Russian Empire and made the «Odessa project» happen. This walk takes you through the neighborhoods of the city center, soaked in history and packed full of the most entertaining stories. After all, it can’t be any other way! Odessa’s foreign settlers were adventurous and entrepreneurial people. We’ll walk through Odessa’s Palais Royal and through one of the finest and longest streets once called Italian. We’ll see the first English men’s club. Totally off the beaten track Greek street and La Strata Ribas – that part of it, which starts with the statue to Odessa’s founder in his actual size (I bet you’ll be surprised to see how he looked…). You’ll enjoy this walk. It will make you forget that you are somewhere there…..in Eastern Europe….. traveling…. You’ll feel at home!
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Full-Day Private Custom Odessa Tour with LunchBus Tours

Full-Day Private Custom Odessa Tour with Lunch

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.
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4-Day Odessa Highlights Small-Group TourMulti-day Tours

4-Day Odessa Highlights Small-Group Tour

After private pickup from the Odessa airport, you’ll enjoy three nights of pre-arranged accommodation at the hotel class of your choosing.  After an included breakfast each day, your small group will discover the city’s main attractions with your private guide. You’ll also get specially tailored suggestions for places to visit and foods to try during your free time. At the end of your adventure, transport returns you to the airport.
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3-Day Small-Group Tour of Odessa Highlights

Experience the best of Odessa without feeling rushed on a 3-day small group tour. Accommodation in the hotel class of your choosing, plus comfortable end-to-end transportation ensure that your visit to the seaside city is hassle free. After convenient airport transfer, enjoy free time to explore the city independently. The next day, join your guide for an extensive highlights tour, which includes the Potemkin Steps, Arcadia District, and Deribasovskaya Street.
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Relaxed one day walk in Odessa

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We offer relaxed and friendly styled walk in the city of Odessa, we take you through the iconic places but in a local way, we know many secret and authentic spots. We also give you hot tips and can give you recommendations about places to eat, visit and see during your visit to the city.
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Odessa Through the Centuries Walking TourCultural Tours

Odessa Through the Centuries Walking Tour

This is the “must do” Odessa walking tour, miss it and you’ve missed Odessa. For Odessa Through the Centuries group walk takes you through 200 years of the city’s history. Worried that you will spend 2hrs listening to a monotonous lecture packed with known facts and stats? Not at all! Each sight in Odessa is an exciting mix of stories hidden behind an architectural facade. To hear the stories is to experience the city. We’ll explore the secrets and splendors of Odessa’s main attractions. We’ll sneak a peek behind the facades of the historic landmarks. We’ll take you through the old neighborhood of the city center. Its concealed streets and courtyards are keyholes into Odessa’s past. They harbor everything. From traces of the city legends to a forgotten well, the only source of so precious back then drinking water in that area. It’s old, vintage Odessa, full of character and off the beaten track passageways. They take you into the time of Odessa’s golden age. Join us!
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Palaces of Odessa Private Walking Tour

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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Odessa sightseeing city tourBus Tours

Odessa sightseeing city tour

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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.
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5-Day Odessa Highlights Small-Group TourMulti-day Tours

5-Day Odessa Highlights Small-Group Tour

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.
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Musical and cultural Odesa

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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.
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Observational excursions in Odessa

Unveil all secrets and history of Odessa - one of the central cities in Ukraine! You will get to know interesting facts from past and present. Taste local cuisine and relax in a spa or dive into the city's nightlife (upon our guide's recommendation). If you book a tour on a weekend, visiting of local antique markets can be included. Accept those 8 sights in the list tour includes much more of the sights. Private / Individual excursions are also available!
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Odessa tour around the city by a local

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.
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Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater hours of operation: The box office is open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a break between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Evening performances typically begin at 6:30 p.m. and matinees typically begin at noon.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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