A private tour is ideal if you prefer seeing a destination at your own pace, need a custom program or if you have limited time and want to see it all. Here are a few tips on what’s best to explore in Odessa with a private tour.
Odessa’s Jewish history
The turn-of-the–twentieth-century Odessa was the third largest city in the world after New York and Warsaw in terms of Jewish population. Of course, much of the Jewish heritage did not survive Soviet times and Romanian occupation during the Second World War.
One of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Amazing museum lecturers. Rare exhibits and unknown facts about Pushkin, Gogol, Babel, to name a few. Unique chance to interact with Odessa’s locals, the generation of the nineteen- seventies and nineteen – eighties.
All travelers always face a question how to best explore a new destination: on their own, with a private guide or by joining more cost efficient group tours. When our customers question us about the best ways to see Odessa we suggest them either joining our group walks or booking a private tour. Each option has its own advantages. In this blog post we are going to look at the top five benefits of a private tour. We list them randomly, as each of us has his own priorities.
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.
The 1500-miles labyrinth of underground tunnels. The largest in Europe. Home to smugglers, criminals and WW 2 partisans.
Odessa literally stands on a gigantic labyrinth of underground tunnels. How did the tunnels appear? In the nineteenth century, a newly founded booming town needed stone for construction. The tunnels are the mines created to get limestone to build the houses.
The largest in Ukraine collection of antiquities of northern Black Sea region. One of the four world museums displaying the first golden coin made in Kievan Rus’. Unique Scythian gold collection.
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!
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Hidden behind the century old plain trees and posh residences is the historic building of Odessa’s Champagne factory. Yes, I know that the correct way is to call it Odessa’s Sparkling Wine factory, but here it’s called champagne and we’ll follow the local tradition in our blog ☺. If not for the beautiful old gates, which immediately catch the eye, the building is absolutely unnoticed from the boulevard.
The largest and best preserved fortress in Ukraine. The “lungs” of Polish-Lithuanian and Moldavian kingdoms. The last outpost of Christians on the Black Sea during the Ottoman expansion.