We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine (Formerly Катакомбы Одессы)
Phone Number: 949979601
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Private Tour of Odessa Catacombs
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 148 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 103
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
  • 4
  • 1
Tour is Fun...But LONG!

If you have issues with confined spaces, I would NOT recommend this tour--you are down in the catacombs for the full three hours. Also, take into account that the meeting point is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Similar Things to Do in Odessa

Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
201 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you have issues with confined spaces, I would NOT recommend this tour--you are down in the catacombs for the full three hours. Also, take into account that the meeting point is a bit far out from the center, so be prepared to travel a bit out for this. Otherwise, it's a great opportunity to explore a unique aspect of... More 

Thank Jsleos
Lihue, Hawaii
Level Contributor
115 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

which was filled with a great deal of information. It was poignant to see the flowers and respect that was put there of the people still living in the area. I would like to go back. It is something my sons must see.

Thank DermDude1
Salhouse, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you have trouble walking or unsteady on your feet this is not for you, The first part of the tour is visiting the abandoned nuclear bunker its just wet dirty empty rooms, then walk on to the old part of the Catacombs just as wet and just as dirty but quite interesting with stories of war time and gangster... More 

Thank bobbyb82
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

just do to the uniqueness just go here- where we went seriously you CAN get lost and DIE and that is NOT a misprint... but of course this was much more interesting...so you choose... beware as people have purposely marked arrows saying exit this way and it is a lie... some things here actually very funny and if you go... More 

Thank Geo P
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You get to see where defenders of this city made their stance against the invading Germans. It can get very narrow and tight in there as the tunnels are small, so if you are really tall (over 5'9) you are probably going to be ducking along the way. Our guide was a very nice short lady who didn't have a... More 

1 Thank Zalster
Odessa, Ukraine
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are not fan of super luxury places but you want to see something connected with history of this place I would recommend you to visit this excursion. What is catacombs first. It's chaotic labyrinth of rooms and noone has a map of them. Ectually there are two parts of this excursion . One for kids where you will... More 

1 Thank NastovaD
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The "catacombs" are tunnels in the golden limestone that underdays Odessa, stretching out from the Black Sea shore miles inland. Not so much for burials, but excavated originally for building materials. There are literally thousands of miles of tunnels... These were used by several bands of resistance fighters during WWII. Take an organized tour with an English speaking guide. Most... More 

2 Thank Star*wolf
Level Contributor
230 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

You really need to take the time to visit the Catacombs and learn the amazing history of their use and times. But do not get lost in here!!!!!

Thank Ron M
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our guides Egor and Vanya made a great team showing us through the tunnels. Took our kids 7,8 and 10 and they loved it. Prepare to get a little dusty but worth the trip!!

Thank Clark F
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
80 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would say more 'abandoned limestone quarry tunnels.' interesting and historic but not outstanding. we hired egor as our guide and did not take the 'official' tour.

2 Thank freedml

Travelers who viewed Catacombs of Odessa also viewed


Been to Catacombs of Odessa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Catacombs of Odessa and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Catacombs of Odessa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?