Odessa ‘s Key Landmarks and an Exclusive Tour of the State Opera and Ballet Theater (4 1/5-hour tour)
Discover Odessa’s main attractions of the historic old quarters and get an exclusive tour of Odessa’s marvel – the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater during this 4 1/5-hour shore excursion.
Escorted by your personal guide, you start this shore excursion with a walk up the famous Potemkin Steps, following in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and solving the puzzles of this sight, which made the city world famous. You stroll along beautiful Primorsky boulevard, enjoy the views of Odessa’s harbor from the plateaux of the Vorontsov palace, sneak a peek at the old courtyards hidden behind the beautiful architectural façades, visit the city’s main Orthodox Cathedral (which was once ranked the third most important Cathedral in Russian Empire), Odessa’s Palais Royal and City Garden, Mayor’s Office and one of the main symbols of Odessa – Duke de Rischelieu statue.
The walking excursion culminates with an exclusive tour of Odessa’s iconic sight – Opera and Ballet Theater. Designed by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in the late 1800s, this incredible Baroque opera house is one of Europe’s largest and is sure to leave you awestruck with its elegant interior. Explore the auditorium, main staircases (Emperor’s Staircase) and grand foyer with your expert guide, and hear how the building inspired the most prominent opera singers and ballet dancers of the late 1800s and early 1900s, among which were Feodor Shalyapin, Peter Chaikovsky, Anna Pavlova.
“Great tour with your guide Julie”. Jain Ritu. Visited Odessa with Azamara cruise in August 27, 2014.
Photos of the Tour
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