Belgorod-Dniestrovsky (Akkerman) Fortress Tour with a Visit to Shabo Winery

The Belgorod-Dniestrovsky (Akkerman) fortress tour with a visit to the Shabo winery is a full day trip from Odessa. The fortress’ history is really exciting. It’s the largest medieval fortress in modern Ukraine. The last outpost of Christians after the fall of Constantinople on the Black Sea.

Our journey into the past starts with a visit to the remains of the ancient Greek town Tira. We’ll uncover exciting legends of the area and explore traces of different cultures. From Greeks to Italians to Moldavians to Turks the region has quite a story to tell! A visit to the fortress will introduce you to the era of the mighty Moldavian kingdom and the Ottoman expansion.

The Belgorod-Dniestrovsky (Akkerman) fortress tour continues with a visit to the Shabo wine factory, founded in 1821 by the Swiss colonists. Superb tour. Huge modern wine production facilities. History of the place brought to life. Great wine. Check out our blog post to learn more about makes the Shabo winery tour so special.

During this trip we’ll drive through Odessa’s suburbs to the region called Bessarabia. Local villages and agricultural fields, the picturesque Black Sea coast with Soviet and modern resorts. A stop where the Dniester estuary connects with the Black Sea. We’ll make a quick stop at a local resort and walk to the coastline to have a look at the Black Sea beach.

Join us for an exciting journey to Odessa’s countryside!


10 hrs


On foot and by car


*Carolino Bugaz area

*Black Sea coast

*Dniester estuary

*Zatoka resort

*Akkerman/Belgorod-Dniestrovsky town

*Akkerman/Belgorod-Dniestrovsky fortress

*Ruins of ancient Tira

*Shabo winery

*Shabo village

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