Odessa Walks Private Tours

Want to tour Odessa at your own pace in a company of your private guide? Five reasons to book a private tour with us:

We offer the biggest selection of tours and some are exclusive. From themed walking tours in a historic city center, to Foodie and Pubs Walks, to “Undiscovered” Odessa to the tour by car of Odessa’s famous districts, we offer more choice than any other tour company.

It’s personal. Our private tours are fully customizable and let you go in-depth to what you love the most. We can even create a custom tour from scratch.

Our price is all-inclusive. No hidden costs. We promise.

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English fluency. All our guides speak excellent English. In fact, we do tours only in English.

Each of our group walking tours and shore excursions can be done as a private tour. Additionally, the tours below are offered exclusively as private tours.

Odessa City Tour on Foot and By Car

Odessa City Tour on Foot and By Car

Want to go beyond Odessa’s historic city center and explore the city’s famous neighborhoods? This privately guided city tour offers the best chance to visit as many Odessa’s landmarks, as well as its famous neighborhoods- Arcadia, French Boulevard, in a single day. And what’s more to it, you can build your own tour itinerary. Just let us know what YOU would love seeing.

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The Odessa State Opera and Ballet Theater tour

The Odessa State Opera and Ballet Theater tour

Home to Odessa’s Opera and Odessa’s ballet, the Odessa Opera house opens its doors for an unprecedented access to its magnificent building. The Odessa Opera House tour focuses on the story and architecture of the theater, which is rightfully included into the list of top five World’s Best Theaters. Built in 1887 after the previous theatre on the site burnt down, the Odessa Opera House has charming period character and with the grand rich red curtains on the stage, the glittering gold décor, marvelous marble staircases, it is a truly remarkable sight. Plus, hear stories of the famous opera singers who have performed on the stage and find out exactly what was overlooked by Austrian architects while they were designing the theater building.

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The Akkerman Fortress & Local Wine tasting

The Akkerman Fortress & Local Wine tasting

Ready to step outside Odessa and explore the city’s suburbs? You’ll be surprised to find out that besides scenic views they keep traces of a UNESCO Heritage sight and a Europe’s oldest fortresses. On this tour, in a company of your guide you’ll drive outside Odessa to see the ”White Fortress,” which history dates back to the Middle Ages and the remains of the town, founded by the ancient Greeks on the picturesque shores of the Dniester river delta. You’ll hear exciting legends of the area, which inspired some of the greatest poets, and explore traces of different cultures.

The tour continues with a visit to the Shabo wine factory, founded hundreds of years ago by the Swiss colonists and local wine tasting.

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Odessa Weekend Tour - Music and Arts Tour

Odessa Weekend Tour – Music and Arts Tour

Odessa Walks and Frederic Koklen boutique hotel are delighted to announce a tour for music and arts lovers- Odessa Music and Arts Tour. Odessa plays host in this tour, which combines stunning performances and a chance to experience the unique atmosphere, culture and history of this city, told through the life stories of the world’s greatest names in music and arts, who once lived here.

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Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour (4 1/5-hour tour)

Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour (4 1/5-hour tour)

Discover the history of Jewish life in Odessa: over 2 centuries of amazing sights, stories and secrets of one of the most prominent Jewish communities in Eastern Europe!

The two contrasting phrases – “To live like God in Odessa” and “The fires of hell burn for 7 miles around Odessa”, originated among the Ashkenazi Jews, are about Odessa, the city, which at the dawn of the twentieth century became one of the largest Jewish places in the world. Indeed, the Jewish history of Odessa is absorbing and packed full of fascinating and at times controversial facts: the nineteenth’s century Odessa welcomed Jews and yet the first pogrom in Russian Empire happened in this city; while paradise in the eyes of some, the city was a hotbed of depravity in the eyes of others. Odessa enthusiastically embraced Haskalah movement, and yet later became home to Zionism and Hasidism.

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In the Footsteps of Odessa’s Famous Musicians and Writers

“In the Footsteps of Odessa’s Famous Musicians and Writers” walking tour

Odessa. A true jewel of Russian Empire in the 19th century, its Southern Capital. The city that stood in one rank with Paris and Vienna. The city that had the Opera Theater built just 15 years after its founding. The city that inspired Pushkin to write two chapters of Eugene Onegin, Gogol to work on the second volume of Dead Souls and Bunin to create Cursed Days.

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In the Footsteps of German Colonists

In the Footsteps of German Colonists

“How agreeably was I surprised to see the advanced state of agriculture as we traveled southwards and to find this mighty empire, I supposed to be thinly peopled, covered with populous villages and waving corn”, wrote the wife of a Russian officer not long after Odessa’s founding while traveling through Odessa’s region.

Indeed, in the middle of flatlands travelers stumbled over a neatly organized settlement with small wooden houses gathered in rows around a plain stone church, with doorposts painted with simple but elegant flower motifs, with beautiful flower gardens in front of the houses. A settlement had a strange to the local ear name: Klein- or Grossliebental, Leipzig or Lustdorf. In Odessa itself, there were two German neighborhoods and a Lutheran church, which locals still call “kircha’.

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Exclusive Tour of Odessa’s Sparkling Wine Factory with Tasting

Exclusive Tour of Odessa’s Sparkling Wine Factory with Tasting

Taste Odessa’s best bubbles and explore the fascinating history of Ukraine’s only sparkling wine factory, founded by the French in 1896. On this exclusive tour, you’ll see the original building of the factory, explore the production facilities, hear exciting stories about the first sparkling wine makers and factory owners – the French family of Henry Roederer, follow in the footsteps of the WWll legendary commander Georgy Zhukov and finally, taste a delicious selection of sparkling wine. Oh, and those Odessa guests who keep it kosher, we’ve got you covered( – Odessa sparkling wine factory makes kosher bubbles.

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Odessa Literary Museum Tour

Odessa Literary Museum Tour

One of the world’s largest museums of its kind. Amazing lecturers. Rare exhibits and unknown facts about Pushkin, Gogol, Babel to name a few. Unique chance to interact with Odessa’s locals, who have been with the museum since its opening.

Explore Odessa through the lens of the city’s vast literary heritage. On this exclusive tour of the Odessa Literature museum, one of the largest shrines of its kind in the world, amazing museum’s lecturers take you back in time to Odessa of Pushkin and Gogol, Chekhov and Bunin, Jabotinsky and Shalom Aleihem and many other literary names connected with the city.

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Jewish Odessa Walking Tour (2 1/5-hour)

Jewish Odessa Walking Tour (2 1/5-hour)

Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Pollack, David Copperfield, Kirk Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Sigmund Freud, Bob Dylan, Boris Pasternak – these are just a few celebrity names, whose family roots are connected with Odessa.

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Odessa’s Historic Quarter and a Home Visit (5-hour walking tour)

Odessa’s Historic Quarter and a Home Visit (5-hour walking tour)

Take in the ambiance of Odessa’s historic quarter. See the main attractions and off-the-beaten path areas. Feel like a local, try traditional food and get under the skin of the city during a home visit.

This walking tour is ideal if you want to get a feel for Odessa in one day: explore the must-see sights and less touristy areas…

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