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Odessa Tour by Car

Thinking of taking a tour by car in Odessa and wondering what’s included? Here’re a few insights from a local guide.

It’s best to split the Odessa tour by car in two parts: start with the walking tour of the historic city center and then proceed with the tour by car to other neighborhoods. Why do we recommend seeing the city this way? First and foremost, at Odessa Walks we are big advocates of walking tours :). The best way to get under the skin of a city is by walking it. Secondly, Odessa’s old town is perfect for walking tours: it’s very compact, all sights are close to each other and it’s well worth going behind the façade of the landmarks and into the courtyards to get a feel for local lifestyle. Even if you are limited in time, it’s still worth spending a couple of hours walking the cobblestone streets of Odessa’s historic quarter:).

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Odessa on Foot and by Car private tour

This 4.5-hour private tour is ideal if you are in Odessa on a short visit and want to get a good feel for the city in one day or if you are interested in exploring Odessa beyond its historic quarter.

So, what’s included into the Odessa on Foot and by Car private tour?
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Cosmopolitan Odessa

Italian and French architecture. Greek square and Palais Royal. Gefilte fish – one of the most traditional local dishes. A synagogue, Russian and Greek Orthodox churches, a Catholic cathedral and a Lutheran church in the historic quarter. It does not take long for Odessa’s guests to discover the city’s fascinating mix of cultures with a strong Mediterranean flavor, which makes it different from all other Ukrainian towns. What are the origins of such amazing cultural diversity?
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Island Sky in Odessa. October 2016. Black Sea Cruise.

Island Sky, one of Noble Caledonia’s three flag ships, arrived in Odessa on Oct 3, 2016. Staying in the beautiful Odessa overnight, she gave her guests enough time to get a feel for the city’s magnificent architecture, rich cultural heritage and taste delicious local foods. The weather was gorgeous:))


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Odessa Group Walking Tours for the Fred Olsen’s Boudicca Travelers

Join our group walks in Odessa on October 20, 2016 and enjoy a special price! The group walks’ schedule is as follows:
10.00amOdessa Through the Centuries. This is a perfect introductory walking tour around Odessa’s historic city center. You’ll see landmarks and off the beaten path areas, hear exciting stories and crack a little bit of the city’s secret history.
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November in Odessa – Weather and Things to See and Do

Late spring, summer and first two months of autumn are typically the best and most touristy time in Odessa. In the beginning of November things slow down a lot (like in every coastal town), the weather gets chilly, sandy beaches turn empty and all Odessans start dreaming of the next summer.

Although, it will be wrong to say that Odessa is completely avoided by tourists in November. There are quite a few people who prefer to travel offseason to enjoy better deals, skip the lines to the sights and avoid the crowds. With the moderate November weather and fairly blue skies, Odessa has its own charm in autumn and is worth a couple of days visit.

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Odessa, Constanta and Nessebar in May – Awesome Time for Sightseeing

Lucky are Hapag-Lloyd’s ms Europa 2 and Costa cruises’ travelers, coming to Odessa, Constanta and Nessebar in May. Spring, particularly its last month, is an amazing time on the Black Sea coast. With outside temperatures varying from +60sF to +70sF (not too hot for touring), blue skies, acacias and chestnuts in full blossom, theses destinations look gorgeous and make a perfect venue for sightseeing.

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Odessa: Highlight of a Black Sea Cruise

Ukrainian port of Odessa is considered by cruise lines and travelers sailing the Black Sea a real highlight of a Black Sea journey. “Pearl of the Black Sea”, “a lively artistic and cultural centre”, “Southern Palmira” – these are just a few descriptions of the destination, mentioned in the adverts. So, let’s look at what is so special about Odessa.
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November Hues in Odessa

With just a few days left till the end of the last autumn month, we are looking forward to welcome winter to our part of the world, yet reminiscing about beautiful autumn colors in Odessa’s historic quarter. Here’s a quick video about how beautiful Odessa was this November. Enjoy watching and if you have not been here yet, we do hope you put Odessa on our travel list and visit us in the near future! 🙂

Safe Travels!

Olga

 

 

 

November in Odessa – Weather and Things to See and Do

Late spring, summer and first two months of autumn are typically the best and most touristy time in Odessa. In the beginning of November things slow down a lot (like in every coastal town), the weather gets chilly, sandy beaches turn empty and all Odessans start dreaming of the next summer.

Although, it will be wrong to say that Odessa is completely avoided by tourists in November. There are quite a few people who prefer to travel offseason to enjoy better deals, skip the lines to the sights and avoid the crowds. With the moderate November weather and fairly blue skies, Odessa has its own charm in autumn and is worth a couple of days visit.

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