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Odessa is proudly known as "The Pearl of the Black Sea". Although it is now a busy and exciting port, Ukraine's third largest city still retains its old-fashioned charm. Opera lovers will make straight for the glittering Opera House, and none will want to miss the famous 192 Potemkin Steps, immortalized by Eisenstein's film "The Battleship Potemkin". Built at the behest of Catherine the Great in the 18th century, Odessa has had its heydays as a brilliant cultural center. The young poet Alexander Pushkin spent a year of exile here in 1823-24. Odessa has always been a town of independent spirit. As a free port under the Tzars, it stood open to the ideas and influences of the West. Today the city has a more subdued air, mainly concerned with industry, petrol refining and ship repairs. Health spas line the coast, and in the summer warm dry winds mingle with the sea air to form a balmy climate. With 25 miles of sandy beaches as well, Odessa seems to offer something to everyone, whether it is historical, cultural or the mere pursuit of pleasure.

Breathtaking Ukrainian Ballet (HD)

The tour focuses on one particular activity in one particular place -- a program of superb entertainment at the world-famous Odessa Opera House. An air-conditioned coach will take you from the pier to the city center as your guide covers the historical background of Odessa and its long standing cultural traditions. A visit to the Opera House will allow the guests to view the fantastic detail and opulence of this Baroque architecture masterpiece lavishly decorated with gilt and sculptures. In this sophisticated setting you can enjoy an exclusive performance by the Odessa Ballet Company and savor a glass of local champagne accompanied by juice and mineral water. The refreshment is provided during the intermission.

Dazzling Odessa Palaces (HD)

For those with an interest in museums and fine buildings, this itinerary is ideal. Take a short drive to the city center where your excursion begins by visiting the Local History Museum housed in the former palace of wealthy merchant Novikov. The museum's sumptuous 19th-century interiors and remarkable furnishings vie for attention with the exhibits that reveal the multi-layered history of Odessa. Our next stop is the ornate Gagarin Palace built for a noble Russian family, now a museum of literature. You'll be treated to the sounds of a classical music concert by young talented violinists in a splendid reception room. Local champagne, juice and mineral water will be offered before the performance.

Odessa Highlights (HD)

This excellent tour uncovers the best of Odessa, starting off with the imposing Uspensky Cathedral. Appreciate its distinctive Russo-Byzantine architecture and be amazed by the spectacular interior containing the miraculous 16th century Kasperovskaya Icon. An informative narrated drive will take you past the elaborately designed Railway Station, picturesque Arcadia Health Resort Area and other important sights to the peaceful Shevchenko Park with its monument the Unknown Sailor set amid lush vegetation and pleasant sea views. Following this photostop opportunity, travel to the lovely Fine Arts Museum to wonder at centuries of Ukrainian and Russian painting. No visit to Odessa is complete without a stroll down Primorsky Boulevard notable for a vast number of the city's most cherished landmarks, including the gigantic Potemkin Steps, the graceful City Hall and the magnificent Opera House built to impress.

Odessa In-depth City Tour (FD)

The unique comprehensive tour takes in all the main highlights of this attractive city, including a traditional meal and time for shopping. After departure from the port, you will be driven past the elaborately designed Railway Station to Kulikovo Pole field where a short stop will be made for photographs. Then explore the peaceful Shevchenko Park with its monument the Unknown Sailor set amid lush vegetation and pleasant sea views. We will continue with a walk down the pedestrian main street Deribasovskaya brimming with shops and cafes of every description. Take time to browse for a variety of locally produced handicraft and tempting souvenirs in the City Garden. Your excursion will also capture Primorsky Boulevard notable for a wealth of the city's most cherished landmarks, including the gigantic Potemkin Steps, the graceful City Hall and the magnificent Opera House built to impress. This area will be explored on foot, enabling you to enjoy the sights at close hand. Here a visit will be made to the Archaeological Museum that holds interesting artifacts unearthed in the northern Black Sea region. The tour will arrive at an elegant local restaurant for lunch. As you sit back and enjoy the creative menu you'll be entertained by live music. In the afternoon discover the Uspensky Monastery which contains, among other treasures, the relics of St Andrew the First-Called and an excellent icon museum.

Odessa on Foot (HD)

Take a guided walking tour of Odessa, a great way to absorb the atmosphere and capture the essence of this special city at a leisurely pace. Your tour begins with a drive to Primorsky Boulevard notable for a vast number of Odessa's most cherished buildings and monuments. Stroll past the legendary Potemkin Steps and splendid palace of Count Vorontsov with its fantastic colonnade. Your sightseeing also includes a small charming square nicknamed "A Nook of the Old Odessa" and the harmonious Gogol Street graced with fine architecture. Then you'll find yourself in the heart of Odessa, on the cobble stoned Deribasovskaya Street, now a pedestrian area. Browse for mementos of your visit in the bustling City Garden and stop at a welcoming local cafe to relax and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or soft drink.

Journey to the White City (FD)

a scenic coach drive via the downtown historical center of Odessa will take you 80 km away from the city to Belgorod Dnestrovsky. Along the way you will be afforded superb views of the Ukrainian countryside. Dominating the town is the impressive Akkerman Fortress which could have come straight from the pages of a story book. Visitors can spend a most interesting day exploring the ancient walls, soaring towers and amazing remnants of a Tartar mosque with our guide to hear tales of the diverse and turbulent history of the landmark dating back to the 13th century. Following this visit, indulge in a typical Ukrainian dinner and watch a dramatic display of folk music and dance in the delightful ambience of a local restaurant. You can complement your meal with the opportunity to sample excellent local vintage wine.

Riding for Health (HD)

This invigorating tour filled with stunning scenery is specially tailored for the fit and active. Drive in a minivan to the peaceful Shevchenko Park and change for bikes. The green area invites you for a ride with a guide and an escort down the beautiful tree-lined "Health Road" along the beaches as far as Arcadia Resort. Make photo stops on the way and relax at a welcoming local cafe to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or a soft drink. After reboarding the minivan, travel to the Botanical Garden where vegetation reigns supreme in its power and richness. Ramble through lilac bushes in bloom and a variety of rare plants as your guide offers an informed commentary. The tour will be rounded off with a panoramic drive to the port.

The World of Ukrainian Music & Dance (HD)

The tour focuses on one-particular activity in one particular place -- a program of dramatic Ukrainian entertainment at one of the best concert halls of Odessa. An air-conditioned coach will take you from the pier to the city center as your guide brings the history of Odessa with its long standing cultural traditions to life. a visit to the Philharmonic Society Hall will allow the guests to view the exquisite interior of this fine specimen of Venetian Gothic architecture at close quarters. In this sophisticated setting you can enjoy a display of traditional singing and dancing staged by special arrangement and savor a glass of local champagne accompanied by juice and mineral water. The refreshment is provided during the intermission.

Maritime Odessa (HD)

This informative tour reveals Odessa's long and rich maritime history while taking in all the main highlights of the city. An ideal introduction will be a glimpse of St Nicholas Church followed by a visit to the Maritime Art Gallery located in the port. Next you will be driven to Primorsky Boulevard notable for a vast number of the city's most cherished buildings and monuments. Stroll past the gigantic Potemkin Steps and the magnificent Opera House, marvel at the distinctly classical architecture of the Archaeological Museum and see the cannon from the British frigate "Tiger". There will be a marvelous opportunity to explore the Maritime Museum with its interesting display dedicated to the history of navigation in the region. The tour is a perfect excuse for a glass of beer and snacks in a local pub. a narrated drive will take you past the elaborately designed Railway Station, picturesque Arcadia Health Resort Area and other important sights to the peaceful Shevchenko Park with its monument the Unknown Sailor set amid lush vegetation and pleasant sea views.

Petite Paris (HD)

Distinctive touch of French influence is apparent virtually everywhere in Odessa -- from splendid legacies of the past to modern practices, from the elegance of imposing architectural ensembles to the love of the people for good wine. This eye-opening tour starts in Primorsky Boulevard notable for a wealth of the city's most cherished landmarks. Be amazed by the monument to Duke de Richelieu stunningly located at the top of the colossal Potemkin Steps. a gentle stroll will take you past the graceful City Hall and the classical architecture of the Archaeological Museum. Another marvel is in store -- our tour will be continued with the exterior view of the breathtaking Opera House built to impress with its grandeur and fantastic detail. After a visit to the Langeron Beach and a panoramic drive along French Boulevard, the tour stops for refreshments in a welcoming cafe. Then you'll find yourself in the heart of Odessa, on the cobble stoned Deribasovskaya, the pedestrianised main street. Browse for souvenirs of your visit in the bustling City Garden.

Odessa all'italiana (HD)

This fabulous excursion is specially tailored to follow in the steps of those Italians who helped to shape the fascinating beauty and unique culture of Odessa. Some of the city's most cherished buildings and monuments can be seen starting off with the impressive Philharmonic Society Hall, a superb example of Venetian Gothic architecture. The guide will offer informative commentary as you appreciate the lavishly decorated Krasnaya Hotel in the former Italian Street. Our tour also visits the unforgettable Museum of Western and Oriental Art that holds a considerable collection of spectacular artworks. Discover the City Hall and catch a glimpse of the Maritime Museum while walking along the graceful Primorsky Boulevard to the world-famous Potemkin Steps. You will be invited to relax and enjoy refreshments in a welcoming cafe. a coach will take you to the next stop where you will be rewarded with the sight of the imposing Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. Continue with the exterior view of the magnificent Opera House. Then you'll find yourself on the cobble stoned Deribasovskaya Street, now a pedestrian area. An incomparable shopping spree awaits in the City Garden where you can browse for mementos of your visit.

The German Legacy (HD)

An air-conditioned coach will drive you to the very heart of Odessa, the cobble stoned Deribasovskaya Street, now a pedestrian area. An incomparable shopping spree awaits in the City Garden where you can browse for souvenirs of your visit. Then we will admire the Falz-Feins Mansion located in one of the most picturesque areas called "A Nook of the Old Odessa". The excursion also captures the house of the confectioner Bernhard Liebmann and the Lutheran Church. Before long we head for the magnificent French Boulevard and pass the Brewery and the Botanical Garden where vegetation reigns supreme in its power and richness. The tour will be rounded off with at the Beer Tasting Hall with sampling of the delicious local beer accompanied by snacks and live music.

Odessa Catacombs (HD)

Your exploration of Odessa would not be complete without a visit to the labyrinth of catacombs, sprawling under the city and its environs, that made good hide-outs for World War II partisans. Departing from the port, this excursion begins with a panoramic drive through the city and continues past the spellbinding Ukrainian countryside to the village of Nerubayskoye. Enjoy an enthralling underground walk and discover a recreation of the resistance headquarters in the local museum.

Leisurely Odessa (HD)

This leisurely tour will provide a comprehensive narrated overview of the rich history and fabulous architecture of this vibrant city. You will be driven to Primorsky Boulevard notable for a vast number of the city's most cherished landmarks, including the gigantic Potemkin Steps and the monument to Duke de Richelieu. Continue past the imposing Catherine the Great Square and travel to the magnificent Opera House which is sure to amaze you with the grandeur and fantastic detail of its exterior. An informative narrated drive will take you past the elaborately designed Railway Station, picturesque Arcadia Health Resort Area and other important sights to the peaceful Shevchenko Park with its monument the Unknown Sailor set amid lush vegetation and pleasant sea views. The tour will be rounded off on the cobble stoned Deribasovskaya, the pedestrianised main street. Browse for souvenirs of your visit in the bustling City Garden and stop at a welcoming local cafe to relax and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or a soft drink.

Odessa City Tour and Folk Performance (HD)

We offer an excursion that combines a city tour with a traditional folk concert. It uncovers the best of Odessa, starting off with the imposing Uspensky Cathedral. Appreciate its distinctive Russo-Byzantine architecture and be amazed by the spectacular interior containing the miraculous 16th century Kasperovskaya Icon. An informative narrated drive will take you past the elaborately designed Railway Station, picturesque Arcadia Health Resort Area and other important sights to the peaceful Shevchenko Park with its monument the Unknown Sailor set amid lush vegetation and pleasant sea views. Following this photostop opportunity, travel to the lovely Fine Arts Museum to wonder at centuries of Ukrainian and Russian painting. No visit to Odessa is complete without a stroll down Primorsky Boulevard notable for a vast number of the city's most cherished landmarks, including the gigantic Potemkin Steps, the graceful City Hall and the magnificent Opera House built to impress. The tour also captures a taste of Ukrainian hospitality and entertainment as we reach the dazzling Philharmonic Society Hall. Here you can enjoy a dramatic display of traditional singing and dancing staged by special arrangement and savor a glass of local champagne accompanied by juice and mineral water. The refreshment is provided during the intermission.