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Odessa: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Odessa: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

This private walking tour is an excellent way to see the most popular travel sights of Odessa and discover interesting facts about the city from an expert guide, who will take into consideration all your wishes. Your tour starts from Teatralnaya Square, in front of the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre. Built in 1887, this building is a real architectural masterpiece, famous all over the world. Appreciate its elegant exterior while learning about its interesting history from your guide. Then, take a walk through the main street of the city, Deribasovskaya, which is lined with cozy cafés and restaurants. Your guide will show you two interesting monuments situated here: the Monument to the 12th Chair and the Monument to L. Utesov. Afterwards, discover the splendid City Garden with a Fountain of Perfume in the middle, a site that is popular among both the tourists and locals. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and the sounds of music floating through the garden. Not far from it, you'll find Old Odessa Corner – a cozy park with an interesting bridge and small fountain. Later, have a pleasant walk through the charming Primorsky Boulevard and admire the elegant mansions situated there. This street will lead you to the Duke de Richelieu Monument facing Odessa Port, where you can see the spectacular panorama of the Black Sea. Finally, your guide will show you a must-see Odessa attraction - the legendary Potemkin Steps.   

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Odessa: Highlights Sightseeing Tour

2. Odessa: Highlights Sightseeing Tour

Your guide will pick you up from the reception of your hotel. First, you will visit Odessa’s catacombs close to the city at Nerubajskoe village. The 1,500 mile long tangle of corridors and rooms under Odessa wraps under and over and in upon itself.  You will be brought back to Odessa where on the City Tour, you will enjoy a visit to the historical sights of the city and the city park where the ancient fortification is located. Take a walk on the cosy streets, view the historical and architectural monuments, a monument to the founder of Odessa the Duke dе Richelieu, monuments to Catherine the Great, the Odessa Opera House, Odessa Port, Primorskiy Boulevard, Odessa Passage and the Philarmonic Concert Hall. After visiting the more interesting places of Odessa by car, you will have 3.5-hours left and the second part of your tour will encompass a 2.5-hour walking tour. During the walking tour, you will visit the palaces of Odessa such as Vorontsov Palace, the Palace of Tolsoy family commonly known as House of Scientist, Shah Palace, Museum of Art known as the Palace of the Naryshkin-Potocki family, and lastly, you will visit the Literature Museum known as Prince Gagarin's Palace. The final part of this tour will be Literary Odessa. Get to know the two hundred year existence in which Odessa found itself within the richest part of its literary history connected to names such as Alexander Pushkin, Adam Mitskevich, Mark Twain, Sholem-Aleichem and many other writers, poets, playwrights.

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Odessa: Private Walking Tour through Palaces

3. Odessa: Private Walking Tour through Palaces

Since the early 19th century Odessa has become one of the most important centres of economic,social, and cultural life. A lot of celebrities from all over the country owned houses in Odessa. it also became a favorite resort for many artists and writers. That’s why nowadays we have a great cultural heritage in this cozy and beautiful city. Odessa is often called “Little Paris” for its exquisite architectural monuments. The first place you will visit during your tour will completely confirm this statement. Vorontsov Palace, built in 1827, is one of the most adorable architectural monuments in Odessa and a great example of the past empire's style. Moreover, you would be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of Odessa from the Belvedere Colonnade. You will continue our tour by discovering a gorgeous palace of Tolstoy Family,which nowadays is known as the House of Scientists. It was built in the Classicism style and has a beautiful façade, decorated with stucco. Strolling down Primorsky Boulevard, we will see another magnificent architectural monument:  the Londonskaya Hotel. It was the favorite hotel to stay for many famous people, such as A. Chekhov, M. Mastroianni and F.Shalyapin. Another must-visit tourist spot in Odessa is the Shah Palace, which has not only a beautiful architecture, but also an interesting history. The palace is located not far from another architectural masterpiece: The Flat House, a building, which consists of only one wall. You will also see the House with Atlantes, which is considered to be the most beautiful apartment building in Odessa. Another splendid architectural monument: the Literary Museum is available for an optional visit at the end of the tour.

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Odessa: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4. Odessa: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover Odessa, which is Ukraine’s favorite holiday destination. Its culture, romantic beaches, and perfect climate attract a multitude of visitors each year. Odessa is known for its 19th-century architecture. Whilst there you will learn how the primary port to the city was built as a gift of love, and will also discover who was responsible for constructing both the Opera and Ballet Houses. Later, learn why Deribasivska Street is called Odessa’s "beating heart", before discovering parks, gardens, and boulevards which will lead you through this fairy-tale city. With your charismatic local guide you will visit the Odessa Opera House, Derybasivska Street, Potemkin Stairs, and Vorontsov Palace, and will also walk by the harbor to hear incredible secret stories about this major seaport on the Black Sea.

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Odessa: Cinematography Guided Walking tour

5. Odessa: Cinematography Guided Walking tour

Experience everything Odessa has to offer as you head to areas that are hidden in movie scenes such as Derybasivska Street. See the iconic landmarks which appear in the movie Battleship Potemkin. Walk with a charismatic local guide and visit the Vorontsov Palace, Arcadia, and other well-known sites. Listen to the incredible love stories from your guide about major seaports on the Black Sea. Explore the city's culture and see the Museum of Modern Art. Learn interesting information about the city from an insider perspective from your local guide.

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Small-Group Odessa Sightseeing Tour

6. Small-Group Odessa Sightseeing Tour

Meet your local guide in front of the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater and set off on a joyful 2.5-hour walking tour of the city’s highlights. You will admire the splendid building of the Opera House, known as one of the most beautiful theaters of Europe, and discover interesting facts about it. Walking through beautiful and lively Deribasovskaya Streets, you will get a chance to see one of the most popular city’s monuments - the Monument to the 12th Chair. Not far from it, you will discover another unique local monument - the Monument to L. Utesov. Then you will pass through a charming Primorsky Boulevard that will lead you to the famous Potemkin Steps. On the top of it, you will find the Monument of Duke de Richelieu – the founder of the city, overlooking Marina Passenger Station of Odessa. You will appreciate the architectural ensemble of the city, including a stylish building of the House with Atlantes and splendid Vorontsov Palace with Belvedere. Moreover, a cozy City Garden with a wonderful fountain will surprise you with its romantic atmosphere. The city of Odessa has a long and intriguing history and you will find out its most interesting pages, as well as hear about famous people who used to live there. On this tour, you will not only see the best monuments of culture and architecture, but also feel the incomparable spirit of Odessa, famous for its sense of humor and cheerful way of life. At the end of the tour, your guide will advise you the best cafés and restaurants where you may try delicious local cuisine.

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What people are saying about Odessa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Thank you to Natasha once again for being my guide. It was nice to have the same guide for both of my tours in Odesa. I learned a lot and it was helpful to have someone who knows the area.

A different picture of the city, very interesting stories. Guide fascinated with a noble treat I recommend. A trip worth the money spent.

Natasha was very knowledgeable about this city. I loved the stories, gossips and personal anecdotes. She really knows her history.

Natasha was a great guide. She is very knowledgeable about Odessa, and did a great job.

I am very happy that I had a German tour guide to understand all the details very well