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Odessa Catacombs Private Tour

4.5 / 5

16 reviews

Odessa Catacombs Private Tour

From US$ 81.28 per person

Explore the mysterious underground world of Odessa catacombs on a 2.5-hour small group guided tour. Discover intriguing facts about the history of catacombs and soak up its enigmatic atmosphere.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up from all Odessa hotels and apartments
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Odessa catacombs in Nerubayskoye Village on a small group tour
  • Discover the facts about the appearance of Catacombs in the 19th century and their role in the life of the city
  • Learn about the dark side of the Catacombs, connected with smugglers and thieves
  • Uncover the history of the Partisan movement during World War II
  • Wander through the underground labyrinths beneath the city
Full description
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 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. Hear about the robbers and smugglers that hid there from the police and the Partisans who hid there during World War II. You'll also have the chance to visit the underground Museum of Partisan Glory during this tour. A visit to the Odessa catacombs is an unforgettable experience.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Pick-up service from the hotel
  • Admission tickets to the Catacombs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • The temperature in the catacombs is about 14°С all year round, so don't forget to bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Amazing! So much history!

It was a great tour and my guide was wonderful! Very knowledgable of the history and the catacombs. Really made everything come to life. She was a delight and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history of Ukraine and the Odesa region. From the moment I was met at my hotel until the moment I was dropped off. It was a great day!

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December 13, 2017

Good and knowledgeable guide who was nice and spoke good English.

July 19, 2019

The trip to the catacombs of Odessa took place exactly on schedule. We received private guidance because only the two of us belonged to the group. The guide was knowledgeable and professional. Compared to the price level in Ukraine, the trip was relatively expensive.

August 24, 2018

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