Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine, the resort city Odessa attracts with its golden beaches, the Black Sea, and numerous places of interest thousands of people all over the world. In addition to its natural beauty, many holidaymakers show a vivid interest in Odessa’s history. The best way to find out some interesting facts about the city is to go sightseeing.
Odessa City Tour
If you go on this tour, you will be able to see the most beautiful sights and hear the most exciting stories about Odessa narrated by a professional tour guide (in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Ukrainian). You will take a walk along the famous Deribasivska Street, which is considered to be the heart of the city. Here you will find a lot of shops, restaurants and cafés.
You will also be able to see other tourist attractions, such as the Potemkin Stairs with its 192 steps, where everyone can enjoy a scenic view of the Black Sea; a famous monument to Duke de Richelieu, a founder of the city; the Primorsky Boulevard; the City Garden with its magic ‘Love Tree’, which will make your wishes come true. And, last but not least, you will be able to enjoy the architectural beauty of the world-famous baroque-style Opera and Ballet Theater, built in 1887. This sightseeing tour is perfect for tourists who have come to Odessa for the first time.
Tour duration: 2.5 hr
Private bus or walking tour
Dates: every day upon request
Price in euro per group:
Walking tour (up to 15 pers.) - € 40
By car (up to 3 seats) - € 70
By minivan (up to 6 seats) - € 90
By minibus (up to 15 seats) - € 100
Green Tour Ukraine
17/14 Chernogirska str., Kiev, Ukraine
Tel.: +38 (044) 223-81-34, 254-28-91; +38 (068) 143-18-40
Underground Secrets of Odessa (3.5-hour catacombs tour)
In addition to its wonderful architectural monuments Odessa can boast its mysterious underground catacombs with their rich history. First, these underground tunnels were used as quarries from which the building stones were extracted. In the 18-19th centuries, they were used for smuggling, women’s slave trading, as a shelter for partisans, and an antinuclear bunker. The length of the catacombs is about 3.000 km. The whole story of the catacombs will be told by a professional tour guide (in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, or Ukrainian).
Tour duration: 3.5 hr
2 Rozumovska str., Odessa
Tel.:+380 63 8146373
Shabo Winery Tour with Wine Tasting from Odessa
If you decide to go on this tour, you will visit the Shabo Wine Culture Center, situated 1 hour drive from Odessa’s downtown. You will get acquainted with Ukrainian traditions of winemaking, which will be narrated by your guide (in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, or Ukrainian). You will see the vineyards, descend into the spacious 200-year-old wine cellar, and taste various samples of Shabo wine. You will see the Grapevine Monument, Dionysus Fountain, and Shabo Museum on the territory of this unique center.
Tour duration: 5 hr
Private bus tour
Dates: every day upon request
Shabo Wine Culture Center Tour:
Car (1-2 seats) - € 130 (per person)
Minivan (3-6 seats) - € 180 (per person)
Minibus (7-16 seats) - € 220 (per person)
10 Swiss str, Shabo village
Tel.: +380 48 7000210
If you go on these sightseeing tours, you will be able to see the most amazing Odessa’s places of interest and learn the history of this ancient city. And it is safe to say that you will return here one day to experience more adventures.
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