About this tour

Odesa - a pearl by the sea

 

Did you know that Odesa is called the "Pearl of the Black Sea"? Today it is one of the most charming cities in Ukraine!  If you are in Odessa for the first time and want to get to know the city, this tour is perfect for you. Odesa is one of those cities that also suffered during the war in 2022. Unfortunately, the Russian war machine chose Odessa as one of the most desirable targets, which could not but be reflected on its face. However, from the first days of the war, locals made desperate efforts to preserve its architectural and cultural heritage. We invite you to explore the historic center of Odessa and its main attractions: the Opera House, Duke Monument, Deribasivska Street, City Garden, Passage, Cathedral Square and Palais Royal Park. You will also see the cozy Odesa courtyards, which continue to preserve their unique and special atmosphere even after the war.

If you haven't been to "Pryvoz", then you haven't seen Odesa, locals say. We invite you to one of the oldest food markets in the country and the main market of South Palmyra, it is a whole world with its morals, customs and traditions.

 

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We can also prepare a set of clothes for you with cool Visit Ukraine merch, so that you are as prepared as possible for the tour and enjoy the atmosphere

5 reasons to choose tour

1

The sea

It is probably the first thing that travelers choose Odessa for. In today's realities, Odesa's beaches and access to the water are prohibited, because it is dangerous there, but you can see the beauty of the Black Sea from a distance from beautiful embankments with many restaurants, cafés and coffee houses, where you can spend a warm evening and breathe the fresh sea air.

2

Local colouring

Most of the buildings in the historical center of Odessa are architectural monuments, which are protected by law and impressed with their colour.

3

Residents

They are distinguished by a special mentality, a special sense of humor, friendliness and hospitality.

4

Delicious Odessa

Odesa's cuisine is famous all over the world! It is very diverse, tasty, spicy and light. A feature of Odesa cuisine is the large number of different types of fish found in the coastal zone. And also a variety of dishes from Black Sea mussels. Roasted bulls in the Odessa style, this is a real delicacy!

5

Unique courtyards

Which are located in the historical centre of Odesa and on Moldavanka. Here you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old Odesa, which seems to have been untouched by time.

Key landmarks

1

Monument to the Duke (Armand Richelieu)

This is a bronze sculpture dedicated to the first Odesa mayor Duke Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duke de Richelieu. The first monument in Odessa.

2

Opera House

The Opera House and other sculptures and buildings were also protected with sandbags to preserve theatrical life. The idea of the theatre belongs to the mayor, Duke de Richelieu. Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, according to Forbes magazine, is included in the list of the most amazing architectural monuments in Eastern Europe.

3

Potemkin Stairs

Potemkin Stairs are the most popular place in Odesa. The stairs appeared in the middle of the 19th century as a gift from Prince Vorontsov to his beloved wife Elizaveta. The Potemkin Stairs have 192 steps and are among the ten most beautiful stairs in Europe.

4

Privoz

Is a food market with a huge range of seafood, fruits and various delicacies that cannot be found anywhere else. It was and remains one of the main attractions of the "pearl by the sea".

5

The city garden

Is a park located in the centre of the city of Odesa. The oldest public park in the city. In the evenings, the park has a fountain and live music.

6

The Passage

Is one of the symbols of Odessa. Once you enter the Passage, we assure you that you will not leave it soon! You will want to explore every corner because the architecture of the building is fascinating, it combines modernism, baroque and elegant classics. Many sculptures will look at you from all sides and will hold your attention with their extraordinary beauty.

What is included?

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

Professional guide

Professional guide

From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!