Private tour in Odessa Igor

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Base cost of tour
  • $ 250 USD

Odessa Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour

Tour #4711
3.8 (6)
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 4 people

4 hours

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Odessa tour:

If you have Jewish roots you may find it interesting to visit Odessa as this town once had the biggest Jewish community in the Russian Empire, and later in the Soviet Union too. In fact, there was a saying in Odessa: who is not a Jew in Odessa? While there have been a host of other nationalities in Odessa, and the language which is mainly spoken here is Russian, it cannot be denied that the Jewish influence on the culture and history of Odessa is great, and many of native Odessites do have Jewish ancestors even if they claim to be Russian or Ukrainian. Actually, the Russian language spoken in Odessa is quite different from that used in Russia, not the least because of the Jewish flavor. There are many locations of Jewish Heritage in Odessa like synagogues, monuments, hospitals founded by Jews, etc. Some of the locations are historical but there are some that are used now like synagogues where you can meet local members of the Odessa Jewish Community. There is a museum dedicated to Jewish History of Odessa.

Your Odessa tour itinerary

- Great Choral Synagogue & Jewish University, - Kosher Meat Butcher Synagogue, - Habad Shomrei Shabos Synagogue, - Jabotinsky's Home, - Brodska Synagogue, - Jewish Ghetto, - Holocaust Monument, - Holocaust Museum (PLEASE NOTE the working hours: Tue thru Fri 11:00-16:00, Sun 11:00-14:00, admission: free) - Location of the killing of 22000 Jews by Nazis, - Jewish Cemeteries, - Jewish Hospital, - Odessa Museum of Jewish History (PLEASE NOTE the working hours: Mon thru Thu 12:30-19:00, Sun 10:30-16:00; admission: $5 per person), PLEASE NOTE: 1) Some other locations not listed above might be included like monuments to Jewish figures, ruined synagogues, etc. 2) Some locations might be skipped. 3) If some locations are not available for visitors, it is not the guide's responsibility. 4) If you are also interested in other sights, you should book the Private Shore Excursion Tour. It is possible to include the above sites in its itinerary, but if you choose this tour it is limited to Jewish sites only.

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Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation

My 1968 Volga classic car (not air-conditioned). It can take up to 4 passengers and is big enough (16 by 6 feet). If it is important for you to have a modern, bigger or an air-conditioned vehicle it is possible to arrange it (a third-party taxi) but this will require a separate tour and its price will be different. Message me for details.

What's Included
  • Other: My services as your personal tour guide and a private car (Volga). It is a Soviet classic vehicle without seat belts and air-conditioning. See Tour Photos of the Car used during the tour, 1968 Volga
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. Some museums may require an entrance fee of about $5 per person. Please note that my car is not air-conditioned. If you need an air-conditioned car, please let me know and I will create a customized tour for you.
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide:

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

Religious Sites

History

Languages
Basic

Spanish

Fluent

Russian

Fluent

Ukrainian

Basic

Polish

Fluent

English

Conversational

German

Basic

French

Activity Level
Minimal
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

wheelchair Accessible

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