- The architectural ensemble of Primorskiy Boulvard and Ekaterininskaya Square
- Potemkin Stairs
- City Garden (Gorsad), Deribasovskaya Street
- Opera and Ballet Theater
- Museums: archeological, art and craft, Western and Eastern art, private painting galleries
- Memorials and monuments: Unknown Sailor, Holocaust victims, defense of Odessa, Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Vorontsov, Duke de Richelieu, Catherine the Great
- Palaces: Vorontsov’s, Novikov’s, Gagarin and Tolstoy Palaces
- Summer night clubs in Arcadia beach area
- Cathedrals: Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral (renovated), Protestant church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Central Synagogue, Center for Eastern Culture (mosque)
Odessa region landmarks
- Catacombs ( Nerubaiskoye Vlg. – 16 km)
- Akkerman Fortress, Tyras (ancient Greek city) excavations (Byelgorod-Dnyestrovsky – 90 km)
- “Shabo” winery ( Shabo Vlg. – 78 km)
- Unique in Europe biosphere reserve (Vilkovo Vlg. – 200 km)
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater
Built at the end of the 19th century Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe. Its architecture combines Italian Renaissance together with surprising Baroque and Rococo in its gorgeously decorated interior. Great composers, singers, and ballet dancers of the world performed at this stage.
Glory of Odessa Catacombs
Catacombs give unforgettable introduction to Odessa’s War history while visiting the labyrinth of catacombs and the Museum of Partisan Glory in Nerubaiskoye – former Cossack’s military settlement.
You’ll be introduced to the history of Odessa catacombs and escorted on a fascinating underground walk of approximately 500 yards. You will see the restored partisan’s headquarter, workshop, hospital, kitchen, and other facilities.
Panoramic Odessa & Taste of Sparkling Wines
This tour is an exciting combination of city highlands and sparkling wine delights.
You will begin your tour with the exploration of the architectural diversity of the Primorsky Boulevard by viewing the magnificent Potemkin Steps and the monument to the city governor Duke de Richelieu in Roman Toga, the ensemble of the 19th century classical edifices and mansions, elaborate Opera and Ballet Theater. Next you‘ll take a panoramic of the factory and sparkling wine production in Odessa. You will enjoy the wine-tasting session offering the variety of local ‘champagne’ from brut to sweet.
Grand Mansions of Odessa
This special tour will give you deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of the city and its splendid architecture set on orderly planned tree-lined streets and giving the city an appearance of elegance. The buildings display a mixture of different styles, a definite French architecture with Russian flavor, Gothic, Baroque taste and Art nouveau style which came into vogue at the turn of the century.
As early as the first half of the 19th century, the numerous wealthy aristocrats, merchants and factory-owners started constructing their private residences, two-storied mansions with cozy courtyards, elegant iron grilles and porticos, turned into museums and sanatoria in the Soviet times but still retaining their original appearance. You will have the opportunity to see the ensemble of these beautiful buildings while walking along the Primorsky Boulevard and visit three of the former mansion belonging to the known Russian aristocrats the Counts Pototsky, Tolstoy and Gagarin.
Marvel at the elegance of the classic styled Pototsky Mansion housing nowadays the rich collection of Russian and Ukrainian arts. Have a sensation of the past times while sampling tea at the Tolstoy Mansion and enjoy the violin concert performed by young talented musicians at Gagarin Mansion.
This special tour will provide you with the best overview of Ukrainian countryside and of the most renowned historical sites in the Odessa region, the Akkerman Fortress. The foundation of which goes back to thе 13th century.
The medieval Akkerman fortress dominates over the Dniester and has nearly preserved its original form. While walking round the fortress slow down for a while in the garrison courtyard and watch the contest of the knights specially arranged for you. Have a look at the excavation site of the ancient Greek settlement Tyras that is located next to the entrance to the fortress and goes back to the 6th to the 1st centuries B.C. After the visit enjoy a Ukrainian style lunch accompanied by a folkloric performance.
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