Secrets and Splendors of Odessa’s Main Sights Tour

This is the Odessa’s main sights tour and a walk through the historic quarter. Sounds like a tour you can do on your own, right? How do we make it an exciting and different experience? First and foremost, we tell the story of the city and its people. We put faces and events to the landmarks. We share personal memories and opinions. We take you to hidden gems, which are right there in the historical quarter but are easy to miss.

Odessa boasts rich cultural heritage and grandeur architecture. We walk though the city’s historic quarter, where Odessa’s main sights are – the magnificent Opera and Ballet theater and classical Primorsky boulevard, the city’s iconic sight – the Potemkin Steps, the splendid Vorontsov and Tolstoy palaces. Hidden behind the facades of the main attractions are the little known facts and local stories. When told, they give a different dimension to each sight.

The tour goes through old neighborhoods of Odessa’s historic city center. Their concealed streets, courtyards and over 200-year-old gardens are keyholes into Odessa’s past, harboring everything from traces of the city legends to a forgotten well, the only source of so precious back then drinking water in that area. It’s old, vintage Odessa, full of character and off the beaten track passageways that take you into the time of Odessa’s golden age.

Each sight in Odessa, even the most known one has a little bit of secret history, which we uncover during this walk. And to hear the stories is to experience the city.

This is the “must do” walk, miss it and you’ve missed Odessa!


“We visited Odessa in mid September 2015, and were pleased to engage Olga for all three of the tours she offers — ‘basic’ Odessa, the Jewish tour, and the Catacombs. All three were outstanding…”


3 hrs


Walking tour


*Potemkin Steps

*Vorontsov & Tolstoy palaces

*Monument to Odessa’s Founders

*Odessa Opera House (exterior)

*Palais Royal

*Deribasovksaya str

Transfiguration Cathedral

Odessa’s courtyards

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