Odessa Oblast
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  • Odessa: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    1. Odessa: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Discover Odessa, which is Ukraine’s favorite holiday destination. Its culture, romantic beaches, and perfect climate attract a multitude of visitors each year. Odessa is known for its 19th-century architecture. Whilst there you will learn how the primary port to the city was built as a gift of love, and will also discover who was responsible for constructing both the Opera and Ballet Houses. Later, learn why Deribasivska Street is called Odessa’s "beating heart", before discovering parks, gardens, and boulevards which will lead you through this fairy-tale city. With your charismatic local guide you will visit the Odessa Opera House, Derybasivska Street, Potemkin Stairs, and Vorontsov Palace, and will also walk by the harbor to hear incredible secret stories about this major seaport on the Black Sea.

  • Odessa Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    2. Odessa Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    Get to know Odessa by foot with a private, half-day walking tour. Begin by traveling from the pier, along the 192 Potemkin Stairs, to the city center. At the top, arrive at Primorsky Boulevard, a shady seaside promenade that offers a picturesque panorama of Odessa Bay and abounds in historical and architectural monuments. Follow your guide to the western end of the boulevard where Vorontsov Palace is situated. A short walk along a footbridge nicknamed "Mother-in-Law Bridge" will lead you to the pedestrian-only part of the boulevard, which is better known as "A Piece of Old Odessa." Take a gentle walk along Gogol Street to Tolstoy Palace and walk through the gardens. Keep going until you reach the recently restored Ekaterina Square, and stroll through the pleasant tree-filled City Garden. Continue along Deribassovskaya Street, the central pedestrian street of Odessa. With its numerous h...

    With only a few days to spend in Odessa on this trip, the private guided half-day tour was a perfect way to see and learn as much as possible in a short amount of time. Four hours is plenty of time to see central Odessa and get a solid introduction to the town and its history. The guide is catered to your own interests, and so there's flexibility to what you see and do. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get a taste of the city and its history.

  • Odessa: Cinematography Guided Walking tour

    3. Odessa: Cinematography Guided Walking tour

    Experience everything Odessa has to offer as you head to areas that are hidden in movie scenes such as Derybasivska Street. See the iconic landmarks which appear in the movie Battleship Potemkin. Walk with a charismatic local guide and visit the Vorontsov Palace, Arcadia, and other well-known sites. Listen to the incredible love stories from your guide about major seaports on the Black Sea. Explore the city's culture and see the Museum of Modern Art. Learn interesting information about the city from an insider perspective from your local guide.

  • Odessa City: Full- or Half-Day Private Tour

    4. Odessa City: Full- or Half-Day Private Tour

    Explore the majestic coastal city of Odessa, from its stunning, Rococo opera house, to the the famous steps immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein's silent classic The Battleship Potemkin. Odessa is Ukraine's 5th-largest city, though arguably its most famous after the capital, Kiev, and is amongst the most beautifully crafted in the ex-Soviet Union. This private tour of the city can be fully customized to meet your needs and interests. Amongst the many sights to choose from are the Potemkin stairs, the elegant, Neo-Baroque Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre, the historic Cathedrals and Synagogues, catacombs, the Philarmonic Concert Hall, salt lakes, and the Monuments to Catherine the Great, Alexander Pushkin, and Duc de Richelieu,and many more. All of these and more await you on this fascinating excursion through Ukraine's very own pearl of the Black Sea.

    Our two person’s private guided 5 hours Odessa tour by Yuriy Bocharev. Guided by excellent English and bilingually in Russian to my Ukrainian friend. He had an excellent knowledge of Odessa’s history from ancient times until today. I guess that we had a comprehensive walking tour through all-important places in the Centre of Odessa. He knows very well history of buildings, monuments and statues. He had bunch of some posters with him, which helped lot of understanding of changes made over the centuries. It was also very car tour through of suburban area to a spa and recreational facilities of the Black Sea shore. I would like to give an extra bonus for Yuriy, because he had a high quality camera with him. He was also very professional photographer, which gave us very nice freedom just to enjoy looking sightseeing. As a couple, my friend and I have now an excellent collection of lovely photos. Our warmest thanks to Yuriev from his effort by sending photos, and memorable tour guidance

  • Odessa: Weekend Escape Experience

    5. Odessa: Weekend Escape Experience

    Day 1: Your weekend in Odessa will begin with a city sightseeing tour. You will learn about the city’s centuries-old history, its famous residents and guests, as well as unique Odessa humor. In the afternoon, you can get ready to a delicious food tour. It will be a gastronomic tour, during which you will visit three restaurants and try traditional Odessa dishes and drinks. You will also have the option to take a boat trip and receive spectacular views of Odessa from the sea (available from April to October). Day 2: On your second day, you will descend to a depth of 28 meters with an experienced local guide while visiting the world’s longest catacombs. On your Odessa catacombs adventure tour, you will learn the secrets and legends of underground Odessa, and pass through its many mysterious labyrinths. In the afternoon, you will visit the only brandy...

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Avenues and courtyards of Odesa!

This walking tour of the elegant city of Odesa takes in the grand, the classical, the sublime and the quirky elements of this most scenic, still historically young city. The young guide belies her age with a comprehensive knowledge of all facets of the history, architecture, contemporary and the politics at play. The best feature was probably the view of quiet inner courtyards and entrance ways, little changed in hundreds of years. Rich with old wells, stables, spiral staircases, festooning vines and myriad, curious cats!. An important aspect of Odessan city life that a cursory tourist walk will unlikely see on their own. Very enjoyable and a great introduction to this vibrant pearl on the Black Sea,... thanks to Natalia and her elegant, eclectic Odesa!!

Wonderful Odessa Experience

This has been an amazing trip into life in Odessa, I got insight not only of its rich past but of its living and breathing modern rhythm as well. I fell in love with the stories Natlia told and all the wonderful places she showed. Her knowledge in different areas such as literature, history and culture is deep and rich and she presents information in a truly fascinating way in excellent English. It was important for me to feel the vibe of the city and get off the beaten track and all the tourist traps and it was definitely a mission accomplished. Of course I saw all the important landmarks but there were also some secret hidden gems that I was shown. Definitely a tour to recommend and an unforgettable experience to cherish.

Stanislav was knowledgable and pleasant. A great intro to Odessa!

With only a few days to spend in Odessa on this trip, the private guided half-day tour was a perfect way to see and learn as much as possible in a short amount of time. Four hours is plenty of time to see central Odessa and get a solid introduction to the town and its history. The guide is catered to your own interests, and so there's flexibility to what you see and do. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get a taste of the city and its history.

My guide was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with, she was very knowledgeable about Odessa and was just generally a nice person to hang with. Thanks Natalia!

The best way to grasp the city

It was very nice for me to walk around the points of the city with the sophisticated guide. I recommend it for all who came to Odessa first time.