PRIVOZ MARKET TOUR AND MOLDAVANKA
Odessa Privoz Market tour and Moldavanka is the experience to take if you’d like to get a different dimension of the city. We visit Odessa’s famous Privoz market and sample local food. We tour enchanting Moldavanka neighborhood, made famous by Isaac Babel’s Tales of Odessa.
This is a very fun and interesting private walking tour. We start with the Odessa Privoz market tour, called by the locals Odessa’s “stomach”. Strolling through its huge food pavilions we explore local eating habits, see the variety of regional foods and watch Odesseans shop. The most adventures tour guests can savor a selection of home-made sausage from a Ukrainian village, cottage and feta cheese (aka “brinza”) from a Bulgarian village and Black Sea sardines.
From Privoz we walk to Moldavanka. Famous for its courtyards and red cats (and we see a lot of them), Moldavanka is often perceived as a Jewish ghetto of the 19th century Odessa. Is it true? How did this neighborhood appear and develop? Why did it get a criminal flavor? We uncover many intriguing sides of this neighborhood during the 3-hour Moldavanka tour.
A stroll through Moldavanka’s main avenues let’s us explore what’s hidden behind the façades of the buildings. We sneak a peek into the courtyards, which are a symbol of Moldavanka. They tell so much about the area’s old and contemporary lifestyle. On a visit to the area of the former Jewish hospital and the Holocaust memorial we explore the Jewish story of this neighborhood.
How about exploring Moldavanka sights described in Babel’s Tales of Odessa? We certainly follow in the footsteps of his characters.
SIGHTS INCLUDED INTO THE TOUR
*Moldavanka’s main avenues
These are just some of the sights included into the tour. Email us for the complete tour itinerary and price.BOOK THE TOUR