Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: No.
This tour is for fit adults. You are going to walk underground. While it is not really dangerous, you must watch your step/head all the time. If you are claustrophobic you must not take this tour.
Maximum travelers: 6
discover the underground world of Odessa
Odessa's catacombs stretch more than 2500 km (4000 km according to some records) underground, in a real parallel world.
Underground works in our region have been performed since the 1830s, when stone was used for the construction of the city. Multi-level labyrinths were created at random and, as a result, these stone quarries are a real lost world, only parts of which has ever been explored. An area in Nerubayskoye village is in the vicinity of the oldest of Odessa catacombs. It was there that the Partisan Resistance detachment was stationed under command of V. A. Molodtsov-Badayev during the first months of German occupation of the city. For this reason an excursion to the Museum of Partisan Glory is not just a tour of the land museum (which includes such relics as the death letter of Komsomol member Yasha Gordiyenko, head of youth intelligence group in Molodtsov's detachment).
Almost all of the excursion is occupied by a tour inside the underground labyrinth, accompanied by a guide.
The tour takes place in the small town of Nerubayskoye which is located next to Odessa (about ten miles from the downtown).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal or elsewhere in Odessa.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal or wherever you wish in Odessa.
Duration: 3 hours
The tour may take shorter. It is about one hour underground and the rest is getting there and back (it is a bit far from the downtown).
we can use my car up for 3 person.Or rent a minavan up to 6 person.
My services as your personal tour guide and transportation to the catacombs from your location on private car (apartment, hotel, sea port, etc.), conducting an underground tour in the catacombs.Bring you get back to the sea port.
If you are more than 3 people, then give me to know if you want to rent a minivan.It will cost additionaly 20$ per hour.
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Yuriy is an excellent guide and very well informed with lots of interesting information on Odessa both its past and present my trip to the catacombs was great I don't think you could ask for a better guide.