Uncover Odessa’s Jewish history and key Jewish sights. This Jewish Odessa tour is a brilliant chance to explore the city’s general history and Jewish heritage in one day.

The Story of Odessa’s Jewry and Main Jewish Sights

It’s absurd to talk of Odessa without speaking of the city’s Jewry. Their imprint on the local culture, longtime economic prominence and cultural visibility made Odessa into a place inseparable from Jewishness.

On this tour we will share with you the story of Odessa. How it started and grew to be so important and beautiful. How Jewish people are an integral part of its history. We will stroll through the beautiful historic quarter and uncover traces of Jewish history behind Odessa’s main landmarks.

We will drive through Odessa’s neighborhoods once dominated by the Jews, visit the Main Choral Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial, stop by the houses of Shalom Aleichem and Zeev Jabotinsky. We’ll share with you historical facts, city stories and family memories. For instance, you can preview the Holocaust memorial tour by reading our blog post.

Odessa Main Sights Tour

The city’s landmarks are sure not to be missed. The famous Potemkin Steps, the stunning Opera and Ballet Theater, Odessa’s beautiful palaces, Deribasovskaya street and City Garden — Odessa’s reputation of the «Jewel of the Black Sea» is well deserved. We will dive into the city’s history to explore how it influenced the course of  the Jewish history and how both are tied together.

And what Jewish tour would be complete without a nosh? A stop for snack or quick lunch at a local restaurant can be included into the tour. But it’s totally your call!


“We asked Olga to set up a private customized combination tour of Jewish Odessa and the Other Odessa for us because a basic tour of the city was included in our cruise. We told our guide, Joan, what we saw the day before, and she tailored our tour accordingly. If there was any duplication she added information from a Jewish perspective.”


5 hrs


On foot and by car


*Main City Synagogue

*Brodsky synagogue

*Isaac Babel statue

*Holocaust memorial

*Odessa’s Palestine Committee building

*Ze’ev Jabotinsky plaque

*Building of Talmud-Tora

*Potemkin Steps

*Opera House (exterior)

*Transfiguration cathedral

*Deribasovskaya street

*City Garden

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