Arriving in a new city, tourists often visit excursions in order to find out interesting information and see the sights live, touch them, take memorable photos. Excursions are different, and they are divided into: overview and thematic, according to the number of people in the group (individual or group), walking or using vehicles, according to the venue (in the city, in a museum, outside the city, etc.) and of course in duration (on average in the city, the tour lasts 3-4 hours).
We will show the most popular excursion destinations in Odessa. So, in the first place is a walking sightseeing tour.
It is held in the center of Odessa and starts from Cathedral Square, where the Transfiguration Cathedral is located, and further along the most significant sights – Deribasovskaya Street, the famous Passage, City Garden, Opera House, Dumskaya Square, Primorsky Boulevard, Potemkin Stairs, Vorontsov Palace, house with one wall and more.
Visiting of Odessa catacombs
The second most popular excursion is a visit to the famous Odessa catacombs. There are two possible options – the first is the catacombs, which are located in the village of Nerubayskoye – the “Museum of Partisan Glory”, where the famous partisan detachment of Vladimir Molodtsov-Badaev conducted sabotage activities for six months.
This museum displays household items, archival documents, photographs, weapons and personal belongings of partisans. To visit this museum, you need to sign up for a bus excursion or individual by car, the village of Nerubayskoye is located about 20 minutes from the city.
The second option for visiting the catacombs is the Museum “Secrets of Underground Odessa”, which is located in the city on Moldovanka. It was organized in 2013 at the initiative of the public organization Fund for the Study and Preservation of Odessa Heritage “Memory”.
In this museum, you will visit an anti-radiation shelter, learn the history of the Odessa quarries, the slave trade and criminal history of the past, see a partisan camp, an underground school and a church. The museum is young, but has become very popular and its advantage is that you don’t have to go out of town.
Along with visiting the catacombs, there is another popular theme of our city – a tour of criminal Odessa.
Tourists will be able to see Moldovanka, see where the famous Mishka Yaponchik was born, hear funny stories of robbery, see the prison castle where Grigory Kotovsky and Lev Trotsky were imprisoned, visit the courtyard where the prototype of the main character of the film “Liquidation” David Gotsman lived and much more.
One of the popular summer excursions is a walk to the Vorontsov lighthouse. Its only drawback is the time it takes place; it takes place only a few times a week and only in good weather.
Tourists have the opportunity to walk the “lighthouse path”, learn the history of the lighthouse, navigation in the Odessa port, visit the inside of the lighthouse and just look at the city from the sea side, and, if it’s goodluck, see a port entry.
You can also look at Odessa from the sea by going on a boat trip along the coast. Tourists will be able to see not only the Vorontsov lighthouse, but also the port, the harbors of Kaarantinnaya, Khlebnaya, Prakticheskaya, a dolphinarium and some boats reach Arcadia.
As in the excursion to the lighthouse, it all depends on the weather, but as practice shows, in the spring-summer season the Black Sea is not stormy, and pleasure boats sail along the coast. Depending on the passenger capacity and the level of the boat, the cost of the trip ranges from 100 to 200 hryvnas.
Excursion to the Odessa Opera House
We cannot ignore one of the most beautiful and sophisticated programs – the history of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. This excursion is divided into two parts – the first is a story, where you will be told about the first opera house in Odessa, about the construction of the second after the fire, about which celebrities performed on stage, and who were applauded in Odessa..
The second part is a visit to the opera or ballet, where you can enjoy not only the voice or ballet art, but also see the richly decorated hall, which was visited by the most famous people of the city.
This is just a part of the proposed programs that guests of our city can visit. And at the Hotel 52 you will always be helped to book the excursion that interests you.