Odessa Discovery

  • Explore the catacombs of Odessa and learn about their history.
  • Learn about the Black Sea Coast at the Museum of Archaeology.
  • Embark on a tour of the highlights of Odessa with private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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For hundreds of years southern Ukraine has been bordering the lands of the Ukrainian Cossacks and those of the Crimean Tatars (a Turkish ethnic group) resembling a "wild-west" no man's land. Odessa, the Black Sea's gateway to Ukraine is a combination of diverse landscapes and is the country’s biggest commercial Black Sea port. The city is a crossroads of cultures, languages and trade. Explore the old city center with private vehicle and English speaking guide. Discover the Catacombs, the place where the Romanian army was hidden during the Second World War and large enough to keep food and weapons for half a year. Learn more about the history of the area by visiting the local Archaeological Museum. You may choose to extend your stay with a tour to the Danube Delta and enjoy a traditional lunch with fresh-caught fish or discover another area of Eastern or central Europe.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Odessa
    Odessa
    • Transfer - Airport - Standard Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Odessa
    Odessa
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Art Museum (4hrs) - Standard Vehicle/Guide(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Catacombs Tour (3hrs) - Standard Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Odessa
    Odessa
    • Private - 1/2 Day Archaeological Museum Tour (3hrs) - Standard Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Odessa
    Odessa
    • Transfer - Airport - Standard Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Odessa

Enjoy a private airport transfer by vehicle in Odessa.

Accommodation: Morskoy (4*)

Hotel Morskoy is comfortably located along the seashore of Arkadiyskiy Bay. The hotel perfectly combines rest, entertainment, and health improvement. It offers guests 54 comfortable rooms of different category: starting from standard rooms to apartment suites with opened terrace, SPA-pool for 6 persons and a rest zone where you can have excellent rest and have a look at wonderful sea landscape without leaving your room.

Odessa
Odessa
Hotel Morskoy
Hotel Morskoy

Day 2: Odessa

Enjoy a half day tour of Odessa with a private vehicle and guide. During the tour you will view the Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, with a drive through some of the most important boulevards in the city. Continue your tour with a visit to the Odessa Art Museum which was established in 1899, in a palace designed by architect Franz Boffo. The collection reflects the history of painting from the old Russian icons, classical art and works by contemporary Odessa artists, showcasing the development in both the realistic and avant-garde trends. The museum is located in the center of Odessa and has an underground grotto which is open for visitors. The entrance fees to the museum are included in the tour cost.

Enjoy a half day tour of the catacombs in Odessa which appeared as a result of the extraction of the limestone used for the construction of the city. In times past, the catacombs gave shelter to the homeless, to those who were in hiding and pursued, and to the thieves and smugglers. They are mostly known for the use that the partisan movement in Odessa made of them during World War II. When the German and Romanian army occupied Odessa during the war, the Soviet Military headquarters gave the order to organize the partisan resistance. The partisan unit was fighting with the Nazi and Romanian army during the period of occupation. You'll walk in underground tunnels, where conditions of a partisan camp are reconstructed and where you will hear all about the history of the struggle. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Morskoy (4*)
The Theatre, Odessa
The Theatre, Odessa
Odessa Catacombs
Odessa Catacombs

Day 3: Odessa

Enjoy a half a day tour to the Museum of Archaeology, one of the best in Ukraine. Its exhibits reflect the history of the people of the Black Sea Coast (dating back to the ancient era), the materials and culture of the Greek colonies and Roman military settlements. The items of the Scythian Culture as well as the articles of Kyiv Rus are really unique and unforgettable. Of special interest is a collection of ancient jewellery and coins. The entrance fee is included in the tour cost.

Accommodation: Morskoy (4*)
Archaeological Museum, Odessa, Ukraine
Archaeological Museum, Odessa, Ukraine

Day 4: Odessa

Enjoy a private airport transfer by vehicle in Odessa.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Morskoy (4*): Odessa

Hotel Morskoy is comfortably located along the seashore of Arkadiyskiy Bay. The hotel perfectly combines rest, entertainment, and health improvement. It offers guests 54 comfortable rooms of different category: starting from standard rooms to apartment suites with opened terrace, SPA-pool for 6 persons and a rest zone where you can have excellent rest and have a look at wonderful sea landscape without leaving your room.

Hotel Morskoy
Hotel Morskoy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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