Discover Historic Odessa and local food! Four palaces in one tour.
All the historical part of Odessa is a pedestrians-only zone, so we travel on foot to discover this beautiful city.
The tour starts from the Sea Port. Here, we will explore the Sea Port church, old artifacts and sculpture. Then 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.
All my tours are photo tours, I will e-mail you your photos afterwards, free of charge.
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), Windows to Europe , monument to Deribas, Opera house, Wax museum (outside), main street - Deribasovskaya (pedestrians-only zone), City Garden, with statues and fountains, Passage - an architectural wonder with boutiques, Sobornaya square, St. Transfiguration cathedral and an extensive shopping area for souvenirs (allotted special time). At the end, 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can travel to the sea port to meet you, or to the city centre.
End location: City centre, Deribasovskaya street.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
My time, knowledge, and local expertise
Free photos (I'll have a camera with me)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 hryvnya - From October 2011 the funicular (to go up the Potyomkin stairs) is not free anymore. It now costs 2 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.
Tickets and personal expenses.
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 was very knowledgeable about Odessa and helpful with picture taking.