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The Courtyards of Old Odessa: 3-Hour Walking Tour

The Courtyards of Old Odessa: 3-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 42.89 per person

Discover the hidden courtyards of Old Odessa on a 3-hour walking tour. Go to yards of architectural beauty, such as an Italian courtyard and an elegant Palais-Royal. See the biggest art wall in Odessa and enjoy a break at a local coffee house.

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Duration 2 hours
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Ukrainian, English, French, Russian, Polish, German
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  • Discover the secret courtyards of Odessa
  • Marvel at beautiful architecture on Odessa's central streets
  • See the biggest art wall in Odessa
  • Taste French macarons with coffee at a local coffee house
Full description
Explore the secret courtyards of Odessa on a 3-hour walking tour and experience a side of the city that is rarely explored. Meet your guide by the Monument to Orange on Zhvanetskiy Boulevard. Then walk to the typical courtyards of Vorontsovskiy Lane. Discover courtyards with a through-passage and a yard with a monument to Zamengoff, the inventor of Esperanto.  Visit an elegant Palais-Royal, an Italian courtyard and the art yards where you can admire the amazing architecture of Old Odessa. Enjoy an optional visit to a coffee house in the heart of the Old City and taste some excellent coffee and French macarons. 
  • Guide
  • Coffee
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the Monument to Duc de Richelieu at Primorskiy boulevard. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. If your hotel/accommodation is in the city center, your guide can pick you up. Please be ready 10 minutes before pickup.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is a walking tour, so you should be in good enough physical condition to walk for 3 hours
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and remember to bring your sunglasses and an umbrella (according to the season)
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5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Lovely gentle stroll around Odessa with a fantastic guide

After two busy days seeing all the historic sites above and below ground in Odessa this was a lovely way to spend our final morning. Our guide Natalya took us to numerous hidden courtyards and gave us a real feel for what this beautiful city was like to live in from the perspective of its residents. Natalya was incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of the history and life of the city and extremely patient in answering our many questions. She was happy to show us a couple of additional buildings we were curious about and even helped us organise a trip to the opera. Many thanks!

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August 22, 2016

Really informative tour learning the history and ways of Odessa from the charming Natalia. The courtyards aren't beautiful gardens - more interesting cool and quiet spaces in a hot and bustling city but the tour is a great way to get to know the city.

August 28, 2017


We had a brilliant time and really loved Odessa. Natalia was a fantastic guide.

October 24, 2016

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