Odessa – Pearl of the Black sea
Odessa it’s not a usual city by the seaside, Odessa it’s unbelievable combination of different cultures, traditions, nationalities, city of a good mood, warmed by the sun and tenderly guarded by the Black sea. People from different epochs and nationalities made their contribution to the development and prosperity of the city. Despite the fact that Odessa is a young city, it carries a lot of interesting stories and events. And now we would like you to invite for the first acquaintance with unique city!
This tour is available like a bus tour with walking part or walking tour along the city centre.
Welcome to the Pearl of the Black sea – Odessa!
Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy. Travel between the centuries.
Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy it’s a small town in 90km from Odessa, on the bank of Dnestr firth. From the first moment it’s hard to imagine, that not long time ago it was celebrating it’s 2500 anniversary and it’s one of the oldest city in the world. During the excursion you’ll learn the history of the city, as well as the fortress of the XIV century, which is the most valuable monument of ancient and military architecture in Europe.
Also, sometimes there is a chance to watch joust and theatre representation “Akkerman fortress assault”.
Catacombs. Journey to the underground world.
For present time the only possible way to catacombs for tourist attraction open in s. Nerubayskoe, 15 km from Odessa. History of Odessa catacombs began more than 200 years ago, when it was quarry, where was getting a stone to built the city, in XIX century it was a shelter for robbers and smugglers, in XX century – for the revolutionaries, partisans and population of the city during Second World War. Similar underground caves exist only in Rome and Paris. However, if the total length of the Roman catacombs is about 800km, Paris is about 300km, the length of Odessa catacombs is estimated at approximately 2 500km.
We invite you for an interesting underground journey, with a lot of secrets and fascinating stories. Our guides spent a lot of time studying the history of catacombs and for present time are the best experts in this area.
Vilkovo – Ukrainian countryside
Vilkovo it is a beautiful town situated along the water channels, trees and full of beautiful gardens. Here you can feel like in you belong to the other world full of calmness. Vilkovo is a part of Ukrainian Danube Biosphere Reserve (participant of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites). The town was founded in 1746 and built on silt and sand islands, so people could move only by boats. That is why it’s called “the Ukrainian Venice”.
Excursion to Vilkovo includes a tour around the old town and a boat excursion to a picturesque island down the Danube River where you’ll have a traditional Ukrainian picnic. For lovers of nature and traditions it will be a perfect choice for a perfect holiday.
If you are interested not only in an outstanding positive Odessa’s contribution in World history, but it’s no less remarkable dark past, then we recommend visiting “Criminal Odessa” excursion. There are many ports in the world, but why Odessa is so famous for its gamblers, Malaya Arnaytskaya street where all fakes are made? Maybe the purpose is again in its colorful population? This would be interesting to find out. During the excursion you’ll visit the Custom Place, Park Shevchenko, the Quarantine Harbor, famous Moldavanka area and be sure to drive thought Myasoedovskaya Street. In all known Moldovanka was born Mishka Japanese, well-known head or Odessa mafia under the name of Benya Krik in “Odessa Stories” by Issak Babel. Odessa was the scene for legendary thieves and swindlers, such as Sonka the Golden Hand and others. Join our excursion and dive into interesting and sometimes unbelievable world of Criminal Odessa. .