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Address: Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine (Formerly Катакомбы Одессы)
Phone Number: 949979601
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Private Tour of Odessa Catacombs
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A chilly afternoon underground

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Salhouse, United Kingdom

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Salhouse, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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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 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Indiana
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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!!!!!

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Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
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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!!

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You must book a guide for this. Our hotel (The Frederic Koklen) helped us with that. The site is unmarked and locked. You need a guide with a key to get access. In recent history, during the Great Patriotic War, the Catacombs were used by anti-Fascist fighters. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and illuminated much of that time period for... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was thinking that this is old Christian funeral place like Catacombs in Rome, but it isn't, this is former underground mine of limestone, which had been used to build the buildings in the city! Why you have to be careful? Because it is almost 3 hrs excursion and you have to walk with hard hat and electric torch in... More 

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