Odessa’s Historic Quarter, Shevchenko Park and French Boulevard

Explore Odessa’s historic quarter and picturesque neighborhoods – the Shevchenko Park and French Boulevard. Discover the different facets of Odessa during this entertaining tour by car and on foot. This is an excellent tour for those who want to see the city beyond the old town.

Begin this tour with a walk through Odessa’s historic quarter, 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 – the statues to the Duke de Richelieu and Odessa’s Founders. Your private guide will share with you entertaining stories that lie behind the splendid facades. You’ll visit one of the city’s main Russian Orthodox churches – the majestic Transfiguration Cathedral and marvel at the beauty of Passage, once the main city’s shopping 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. Next to the park is the Langeron beach. We’ll go down to the beach and the most adventurous travelers can put their foot into the Black Sea.

The tour proceeds with the drive through the picturesque French boulevard covered with acacias and chestnuts.

The drive through the boulevard gives an excellent chance to look at the contemporary Odessa.

The exclusive Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater tour can be included into the tour.


5 hrs


On foot and by car


*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.