"Discover Odessa" tour will help to get acquainted with southern capital of Ukraine - Odessa city. During 5 days you will see the main attractions and interesting places of the city and region. Also you will travel to the largest Ukrainian fortress - Akkerman, where you can enjoy the especial taste of Bessarabian cuisine and local wines.
Excursions in Odessa for foreign guests of our city are very popular. Once we had the opportunity to conduct three excursions for two days in a row, specially prepared for guests from abroad. The first was a Czech businessman and his Odessa companion, then several Italian businessmen (they ordered Gangster Odessa), and the third was a couple in love (he is an Austrian, and his charming companion is Ukrainian). This suggested the versatility of our agency: we can conduct a tour of Odessa for anyone!
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.
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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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.
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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 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.
Get an in-depth look at Odessa on this private walking tour. Head out into the city with your guide and explore the highlights of the city by foot. As you walk, learn about Odessa’s history from your guide. Customize your itinerary to suit your interests and travel at a pace that works best for you.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Step aside from the historic quarter’s traditional routes. Learn what’s there besides Primorsky boulevard and Deribasovskaya street.
Totally off the beaten track, this walking tour takes you through the area, which lies across the road from famous Deribasovskaya street and other main tourist sights. It takes you further to the quarters once populated by the city’s first craftsmen, later by artists, doctors and men of science. Even though it's the second city's historical district, it has a rather different feel. This is the area where the oldest city market and the second in the world bacteriological lab are. We’ll certainly visit the market and the most adventurous tour guests can sample local food. And if you want to hear a few stories about criminal Odessa, you should definitely go!
This is a group walk. We are happy to do it for 1 person, but need to follow the route and stay on schedule even for one guest.
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.