Discover Historic Odesa! Odesa hidden mystery revealed. See the ugliest Odessa building.
All the historical part of Odessa is a pedestrians-only zone, so we travel on foot to discover this beautiful city.
We'll start at your location and walk to see the Potyomkin stairs, Duc de Richelieu, Vorontsov palase, Mother-in-law bridge, Shah palace, Monument to the bribe, Tolstoy palace.
Three palaces in one tour.
Other sites we will visit include the Primorski boulevard, the remnants of Russian-Crimean war, town hall, Archaeological Museum (outside), Windows to Europe, monument to Deribas, the Opera house, Wax museum (outside only), the main registrar office, Deribasovskaya street, City Garden, the Passage, Sobornaya square with a new cathedral and an extensive shopping area for souvenirs.
We can stop for lunch in a local cafe and try Ukrainian cuisine (the price of lunch is not included into this tour).
The tour starts from your location. We will see the Potyomkin stairs from below and from the top. At the top, encounter the founder of Odessa, Duc de Richelieu.
Then - Vorontsov Palace,
Mother-in-law bridge with the magnificent view of the harbour,
Palace of Shah,
Monument to the Bribe,
House with Atlases,
Primorski boulevard with an open archeological site,
the remnants of Russian-Crimean war,
town hall, Archaeological Museum (outside),
monument to Deribas,
main street - Deribasovskaya (pedestrians-only zone),
City Garden, with statues and fountains,
Passage - an architectural wonder with boutiques,
St. Transfiguration cathedral and an extensive shopping area for souvenirs (allotted special time). At the end (or middle), I can direct you to a price-friendly restaurant where you can taste genuine Ukrainian everyday cuisine and drinks and enjoy the magnificent aerial views
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 hryvnya - From October 2011 the funicular (to go up the Potyomkin stairs) is not free anymore. It now costs 5 hryvnyas (about 25 US cents). You will need to have this amount in the local currency on you, to pay for the group plus the guide. If the price changes, I will notify you.
I have drives who drive cars, little mini-cabs, mini-cabs and large tourist buses, so we are able to serve from 1 to 45 tourists on any given tour. Check my profile for the photos of the vehicles.
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Natacha did a great job and was very knowledgeableabout Odessa