Odessa Oblast
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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.

  • From Odessa: Half-Day Shabo Wine Culture Center Tour

    2. From Odessa: Half-Day Shabo Wine Culture Center Tour

    Meet your friendly guide at the reception of your hotel and set off on a pleasant half-day trip to the Shabo Wine Culture Center, situated approximately an hour drive from Odessa. During a tour of the contemporary Shabo Wine Culture Center, you will visit the terroir vineyards and discover how the wine is made and which sorts of grapes are the best. Moreover, you’ll visit extensive cellars and see how the bottled wine should be kept.   You will also enjoy a tour of the fascinating territory of the complex with the underground wine storage, full of wine barrels, Grapevine Monument and Dionysus Fountain. There is a labyrinth museum and the movie theater to watch videos about the history of Shabo and the territory of the complex. You will examine the brandy hall and descend into the mysterious ancient vault to a depth of 9 meters under the ground. An expert guide will explain to you the cl...

  • Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy Tour

    3. Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy Tour

    You will be taken far away from Odessa to Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy City, the ancient town located in the historical province of Bessarabia which has often been in dispute between Russia and Romania. On the way you’ll see the main streets and get an impression of Odessa's downtown. Then you’ll drive along the coast southwards and 75 km from Odessa you’ll discover on the west side of the Dniester estuary, an impressive fortress in the bank of the river comprised mostly of a large system of walls and bastions. Sometimes referred to as Ackerman Fortress and dating back to the 13th century, the fortress was founded on the site of the Greek colony of Tyros, which existed from the 6th century BC. Subsequently Romans, Cossacks, Tatars, Russians and Romanians controlled this place . The fortress is one of the largest in Ukraine; its walls stretch nearly two km and its moat, once filled by an artifi...

  • From Odessa: Bessarabian Village Cultural Tour

    4. From Odessa: Bessarabian Village Cultural Tour

    After departing from Odessa in your modern coach, you will venture toward the Tarutino/Sarata region. Once here, you will visit the green tourism complex of "Frumushika Nova". Frumushika Nova is a Bessarabian village-museum set out in the open air. Its manors have been created in the national style of different influences, including Moldovan, Gagauz, Ukrainian, Russian and Jewish houses. After a traditional breakfast, you will begin an excursion around the complex "Bessarabskaya village", an open-air museum containing Bulgarian, Gagauz and Moldovan farmsteads of the 18th-20th centuries. You will also encounter German and Jewish houses and a farmyard of the Russian family of a hero of socialist labor. You will also encounter a mini-zoo of elite breeds of pheasants, wild boars, raccoons, hares, lama, horses and donkeys on this farm. After this visit, you will venture to the ethnographic ...

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