Odessa walking tour and Museum of Local History (former Novikov palace-style mansion).
This tour consist of the walking tour plus a visit to a museum of local history ((former Novikov palace-style mansion). It's a photo tour with free photos. The walking part is the same as the main walking tour. The museum itself is situated in a former mansion built in 1876 for a very rich merchant. The interior of the mansion was reconstructed to display the original design. The museum features artefacts, paintings, coins, historical papers, furniture, a reconstructed office of Duc de Richelieu, and everything, pertaining to Odessa history from the early days. Cossacks, masons, secret societies, letters from tsar, ancient armor - you can find them all here. Not available on Fridays.
We will see the Potyomkin stairs from below and from the top. At the top, encounter the founder of Odessa, Duc de Richelieu.
Then - Mother-in-law bridge with the magnificent view of the harbour, Palace of Shah, House with Atlases, Primorski boulevard with an open archeological site, the remnants of Russian-Crimean war, town hall. Opera house, Wax museum (outside only), main street - Deribasovskaya (pedestrians-only zone), City Garden, with statues and fountains. Local history museum, a 19 century mansion with the presevred interior. 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 view of Odessa. It's a photo tour, you'll get free photos.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your location.
End location: I will leave you at your location.
Duration: 4 hours
My knowledge and expertise, free photos, entrance to the museum, taking photos inside the museum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 hryvna - 2 hryvna - 2 hryna per person to pay for funicular
Food, drinks, souvenirs, snacks are not included.
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.