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Akkerman Fortress and Shabo Wine Center Day Trip from Odessa

1. Akkerman Fortress and Shabo Wine Center Day Trip from Odessa

Start this full-day trip from Odessa with a 2-hour drive to Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, and learn about the interesting history of this ancient city. Begin with a guided tour of the Akkerman Fortress, built during the 12th-15th centuries, and one of the most stunning sights in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky. Take a walk through the stone galleries, and to the citadel, which is the oldest part of the fortification. Visit the Shabo Wine Cultural Center on the second part of the trip, and enjoy a guided tour. Learn about the winemaking process and then taste fine Shabo wines. Stop in the Shabo-brand store for wines to take home and gifts for your friends.

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Day Trip to Akkerman Fortress from Odessa

2. Day Trip to Akkerman Fortress from Odessa

Your splendid day trip to the Akkerman Fortress will start from your hotel. You will enjoy a 2-hour ride from Odessa to Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky with magnificent views from the window, and your guide will tell you exciting stories about this ancient city. Then, you’ll arrive to the oldest town on the territory of Ukraine – Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi that is over 2500 years old. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is often called a city of 12 cultures, as, being at a geographical crossroads, it was under the rule of Greeks, Romans, Goths, Bulgarians, Mongols, Armenians, Italians, Moldavians, Turks, Jews, Russians, and Ukrainians. The name of the city has also changed many times. The most ancient of them are Ophiussa and Tyre, the most vivid and long lasting is Akkerman, and the most fitting – Bilhorod, which means “white city”. The highlight of the tour, Akkerman Fortress, was built in the XII-XV centuries. This well-preserved fortification will impress you with its gorgeous medieval architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the most ancient part of this fortress – the Citadel and discover fantastic and mysterious towers and galleries made of stone. This fortress has a remarkable history. There were plenty of memorable events and battles here and your guide will describe the most striking of them. Moreover, you will admire the view of the Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky Liman with wonderful pictorial views. After this wonderful and informative journey, you will relax and rest on the way back to Odessa. 

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Very positive Super guide, everything was timed, there was no time to be bored, delicious wines during tasting, overall nice time