Odessa’s Historic Quarter, Shevchenko Park and French Boulevard

Explore Odessa’s historic old quarters and picturesque neighborhoods – the Shevchenko Park and French Boulevard, and discover the different facets of Odessa and its neighborhoods during this entertaining tour by car and on foot.

Begin this tour with a walk through the old city center, strolling by the prominent landmarks – the Potemkin Steps and Primorsky boulevard, the Vorontsov and Tolstoy palaces, Odessa’s iconic sight – the Opera House, Deribasovskaya street and City Garden. You’ll see the most significant city monuments – statues to the Duke de Richelieu and Odessa’s Founders. You’ll hear the entertaining stories that lie behind these sights and splendid architectural facades. You’ll visit one of the city’s main Russian Orthodox Cathedrals – the majestic Transfiguration Cathedral, once ranked the third most important cathedral in the Russian Empire, and marvel the beauty of Passage, once the main city mall.

Leaving the historic quarters, you’ll travel by car to the Shevchenko park, see the tomb of the Unknown Sailor and hear the story of one of the darkest moments of the city’s history – World War ll and Odessa’s occupation by the Natzis and Romanians. You’ll drive through the picturesque French boulevard covered with acacias and chestnuts and sneak a peek at the contemporary Odessa.

TOUR DURATION

5 hrs

TOUR TYPE

On foot and by car

SIGHTS INCLUDED INTO THE TOUR

*Potemkin Steps

*Primorsky blvd

*Vorontsov & Tolstoy palaces

*Monument to Odessa’s Founders

*Odessa Opera House (exterior)

*Deribasovksaya str

*Transfiguration Cathedral

*Shevchenko park

*Unknown Marine stella

*French boulevard

These are just some of the sights included into the tour. Email us for the complete tour itinerary and price.

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