WEEKEND IN ODESSA (3 days/2 nights)

WEEKEND IN ODESSA (3 days/2 nights)


Arrival to Odessa. The site of Odessa, used as both port and fort, was controlled from 1526 to 1789 by the Ottoman Turks. During its expansionist campaign in the 18th century, Russia took this coastal region and constructed a new port at Odessa, rebuilding the town and naming it after the ancient Greek colony Odessos, thought to be nearby.


After breakfast at the hotel you will have a city tour which involved some walking. The excursion will acquaint you with the city, its revolutionary, historical and architectural monuments, it’s past and present. Usually it begins with the Seaside Boulevard or starts from your hotel.

Enjoy a pleasant stroll along Primorsky Boulevard - the city’s most popular promenade. Many of Odessa’s finest buildings and monuments line the boulevard. Among the pretty structures are the Palace of Count Vorontsov and the Palace of Weddings. Count Pototsky’s former palace is now the Fine Arts Gallery. (The exhibit includes a prized collection of Russian and Ukrainian paintings dating back to the 15-th century).Continue your walk past the impressive Potemkin Staircase, which was completed in 1841. You will then see Pushkin Monument. The poet spent a 13-month exile in Odessa. Also you will see the Cannon (trophy of the Crimean war). You will also see the exterior of the monumental Opera House. It was completed in 1887, the baroque-style building resembles the Vienna Opera house and Dresden Court Theatre, and was designed by the same architects.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch you will have a chance to visit some of Odessa’s famous museums. First of all, the Archaeological Museum with its biggest Ukrainian collection of archeological discoveries of the Nothern Black Sea region from Ancient Greek settlements Olvia, Tyras, Pantikapei, Khersones.

You are highly recommended to visit the Odessa Art Museum with a large collection of paintings ranging from medieval icons and classical art of the 18-19th centuries to the works of contemporary Odessa masters of realistic, modern and avant-garde.

Dinner at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for shopping and individual exploration of the city. Check-out followed by departure transfer.

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