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  • Odessa: Underground Secrets Catacombs Tour

    1. Odessa: Underground Secrets Catacombs Tour

    Odessa is known for its stunning architecture and friendly residents, and also for its extensive maze of underground catacombs. The catacombs are a network of underground tunnels and mazes, and were at one time quarries from which the building stone for the city was mined. At present, the length of the Odessa catacombs is estimated at approximately 2,500-3,000 kilometers. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll learn how the catacombs played an important role at different times in Odessa’s history. In the 18th and 19th centuries the catacombs served as a conduit for smugglers, stashes for different gangs, and a prison for women, who were sold into slavery. During the October Revolution the catacombs were a gathering place for members of underground organizations and the location for the printing of the Bolshevik newspaper. During World War II, partisans and sabotage units took refuge in the cata...

    Awsome experience, really cool guides (we had the tour guide and an Spanish language guide).

  • Odessa Catacombs Private Tour

    2. Odessa Catacombs Private Tour

    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 out over approximately 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 19th century, when the city was growing rapidly, and wide limestone quarries appeared on the ou...

  • Akkerman Fortress and Shabo Wine Center Day Trip from Odessa

    3. 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.

  • Odessa: 2-Hour Shustov Cognac Museum Tour w/ Tasting

    4. Odessa: 2-Hour Shustov Cognac Museum Tour w/ Tasting

    If you are interested in the history and traditions of brandy production and want to taste the different samples of this well-aged, sophisticated drink, then this tour to Shustov Cognac Winery Museum is definitely what you need. This tour will start with a pick-up from the hotel. Brandy production started long ago in the 19th-century during the Russian Empire. This brandy manufacturing factory was established by Shustov, a famous and successful entrepreneur who made the Shustov trademark popular not only in the Russian Empire but also far beyond its borders. This exquisite drink became popular among great and successful people, including Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie. The brandy production process consists of several stages. In a complicated but at the same time inspiring series of actions, the most striking result is achieved. Walk along the expansive underground...

  • Odessa City Tour: Full-Day Explore

    5. Odessa City Tour: Full-Day Explore

    Begin your full-day tour of Odessa at the great Primorsky Boulevard. Disembark from your transportation vehicle to see the recently renewed Ekaterina Square, holding the recreated monument to the Queen Ekaterina II, the monument to Duc de Richelieu, as well as the famous 192 Potemkin Steps. The tour then continues via pectoral Odessa streets to the Shah’s Palace to see some of the exemplars of the remarkable 19th century architecture of Odessa. Continue to see the Opera and Ballet Theatre, one of the most beautiful in Europe, and then on through the main streets of Odessa, including Reshelievskaya and Deribasovskaya streets. Along the tour, make frequent stops at beautiful attractions and architectural wonders, such as the Main Train Station, the Shevchenko boulevard, the 10 April Square and monument, the lush French boulevard and Champagne factory, as well as the Filatov institution o...

  • Odessa: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

    6. 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 festi...

    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.

  • Day Trip to Akkerman Fortress from Odessa

    7. 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. T...

  • Criminal Odessa Private Tour

    8. Criminal Odessa Private Tour

    If you want to discover the city of Odessa from an unusual side, be sure to take a Criminal Odessa guided tour. You will visit off the beaten track streets and yards, and plunge into the enigmatic atmosphere of mafia and crime.  After hotel pick-up, you will set off on a captivating 2.5 hour tour with an expert guide. The fascinating criminal history of Odessa starts from the very day of its foundation in 1794. Being a new port city with tempting opportunities to get rich quickly, Odessa attracted many people with a dubious reputation. Adventurers and scammers took advantage of the situation, creating one of the most powerful criminal groups in the Russian Empire. During the tour, you will see the most significant places of the criminal Odessa, including the famous Shevchenko Park, where one of the legendary fortress walls is still visible, and the customs office. Moreover, you will vis...

  • Day Trip to Transnistria from Odessa

    9. Day Trip to Transnistria from Odessa

    The trip to Transnistria starts with the transfer from your hotel in Odessa to Tiraspol by a private vehicle. The distance from Odessa to Tiraspol is 104 kilometers and, halfway there, you will pass the border between Ukraine and Transnistria. (Please, check the VISA requirements to enter Transinstria before the trip).  Visiting Transnistria is like traveling on a time machine – not much has changed there since the end of the 20th century. The cities of Bender and Tiraspol, retain many remnants of the Soviet Union. Old-fashioned public transport, numerous monuments to Lenin and Soviet symbolism on the buildings all make a trip to Transnistria a different experience. Your local guide will tell you about the current political situation of the country and show you all the most important attractions of Tiraspol. Then you will travel to the city of Bender and discover its famous sight, Fest...

    ... just came back from the trip. . Perfect organization - thanks for supporting despite of difficult situation with CoronaVirus ... (March 2020) Everything was more than expected. We are really inspired about the chain of supporting people. ...Olga from http://greentourua.com/ who organized everything, our driver Żenia from Odessa, local driver in Nadniestrze (Tiaspol citizen who had to wake up at 4.30 a.m to wait for us in Odessa morning), Katia (perfect Tiraspol introduction and visiting + nice English) and finally Adriej who takes us from Nadniestrze border and show us Bendery City... very professional and helpful guy - what's more his English was perfect and his knowledge about history and current situation is on professional level ++++ ... Even if Nadniestrze seems be crazy place for majority people (personally we like it very much but we understand that not everybody can like this) again many thanx for perfect organization, support and finding solution for all cases

  • Odessa: Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

    10. Odessa: Sightseeing Tour with Transportation

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in the city center, and then travel by car to Deribasovskaya Street. Stroll the cobblestone street to discover the main tourist sites, such as the famous Odessa Passage shopping complex and The Twelve Chairs monument to the jazz singer Leonid Utyosov. Try some of the local food and get some time to buy souvenirs. Then, make your way to the Odessa's oldest park at City Garden, famous for its Love Tree sculpture. Get amazing views of the port and Black Sea from the top of the Potemkin Steps. Walk up the long stairway or ride the funicular if you prefer. See the monument to the Duke de Richelieu, believed to be the founder of Odessa. Walk along the pedestrianized Primorsky Boulevard to admire the impressive buildings, including the 19th-century Vorontsov Palace. Discover a masterpiece of Baroque architecture at the amazing Odessa National Academi...

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What people are saying about Odessa Oblast

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 63 reviews

... just came back from the trip. . Perfect organization - thanks for supporting despite of difficult situation with CoronaVirus ... (March 2020) Everything was more than expected. We are really inspired about the chain of supporting people. ...Olga from http://greentourua.com/ who organized everything, our driver Żenia from Odessa, local driver in Nadniestrze (Tiaspol citizen who had to wake up at 4.30 a.m to wait for us in Odessa morning), Katia (perfect Tiraspol introduction and visiting + nice English) and finally Adriej who takes us from Nadniestrze border and show us Bendery City... very professional and helpful guy - what's more his English was perfect and his knowledge about history and current situation is on professional level ++++ ... Even if Nadniestrze seems be crazy place for majority people (personally we like it very much but we understand that not everybody can like this) again many thanx for perfect organization, support and finding solution for all cases

We had a wonderful guide. Natasha and her driver not only showed us the great yards, which exude a unique atmosphere, but also explained a lot of background about the history of Odessa. It was very interesting and a lot of fun.

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.

Thank you to Natasha for the very informative tour about something I knew nothing about. I enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend it.

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