Explore the mysterious underground world of Odessa catacombs on a 2.5 hour private guided tour. Discover intriguing facts about the history of catacombs and feel the enigmatic atmosphere.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel and start a fascinating trip to Nerubayskoye Village, where the catacombs are located. The labyrinths of the catacombs are spread for about 2,500 km under the city of Odessa and its surroundings, making them the longest in the world. Odessa catacombs don’t resemble the ones in Rome and Paris, and offer a brand new experience. Many pages of the Odessa history are connected with the catacombs. They used to be limestone quarries, a place where the smugglers sold their goods and thieves escaped from police. Nowadays, it's a famous attraction and a must-visit place in Odessa. The temperature in the catacombs is about 14°С all year round, so don’t forget to put some warm clothes on.
The history of Odessa catacombs dates back to the XIX century, when the city was growing rapidly, and wide limestone quarries appeared on the outskirts of Odessa. People needed a cheap construction material for the buildings, and as a result, long underground corridors emerged under the city. For safety reasons, mining was soon prohibited, however the catacombs have remained untouched till present days.
Your expert guide will tell the many captivating stories about the events that took place in the catacombs, and you'll understand how much this place means for Odessa and its citizens. Once it was the place where robbers and smugglers hid from the police, and you'll hear many facts about the criminal pages of the city. Partisans hid there during World War II, and you'll visit an underground Museum of Partisan Glory during this tour. A visit to the Odessa catacombs is an unforgettable experience. After the tour, your driver will bring you back to the hotel.
- Professional guide service
- Transportation services along the route
- Pick-up service from the hotel
What's Not Included
- Admission tickets to the Catacombs – 1 euro/adults, 0,8 euro/children
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
• The temperature in the catacombs is about 14°С all year round
• Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and take some warm clothes