Odessa’s historic quarter boasts many grandeur buildings erected mostly during the second half of the nineteenth – early twentieth centuries when the city reached the peak of its prosperity.
May this New Year bring you a peace filled life, warmth and togetherness in your family, much prosperity and exciting journeys! Happy New Year!
And thank you for a wonderful 2016!
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?
Join our group walks in Odessa on October 20, 2016 and enjoy a special price! The group walks’ schedule is as follows:
10.00am – Odessa 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.
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! 🙂
Windstar cruises Star Pride was one of the first cruise ships who visited us this year. She called on Odessa on May 24 with around 200 passengers aboard. The weather was gorgeous, simply perfect for touring. Since the cruise line included a visit to the National Opera and Ballet House into the cruise itinerary, our guests had only till 1.30pm to see the city. As usually, we ran group walks on this day (but started the morning one half an hour earlier than scheduled to cater to the Windstar travelers schedule) and private tours. And it certainly looks like both our guides and guests had a great time. Here’s one of the guest’s comments: “I emailed Odessa walks and had the pleasure of dealing with Olga to arrange everything – she was super flexible and even changed our itinerary slightly at my request up to the day before the tour. Our guide Jane was super informed but still fun and had a great balance between history and information about current day Odessa. 5* for sure.”