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About Odessa Walks
Private city tours, themed group walks in Odessa's historic quarter and day trips to Odessa's countryside; Jewish Heritage, Moldavanka & Catacombs tours; original Food Tasting tour and Pubs walk. We do nothing special. But we love what we do. We love each and every tour guest. And we have a passion for our city and desire to share it with you. As locals, we have many stories to share. We put faces and events to the landmarks. We make sure you get “under the skin” of the city and travel back home with memorable experiences.
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Pubs Walk

Fun story of beer making and drinking in Odessa. A stroll around off-the-beaten path areas of the historical quarter. Local beer at three pubs each with a different flavor. An interesting conversation about things local. This is what our Pubs Walk is about.

The great thing about this walk is that you spend about twenty minutes getting to know a neighborhood and then we go in one of its pubs with “history”. Here you can enjoy a drink, absorb the ambience and discuss what you have heard so far with your guide. We'll talk about history and local lifestyle, drinking traditions and eating habits and whatever else has caught your attention. Once you have finished your drink, your guide will bring you back on route before stopping off at another hostelry for a break and more discussion.

So, looking for a walking tour with a difference? Consider the Pubs Walk and discover a whole knew side to this fascinating city.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $26.16

Odessa Through the Centuries Walking Tour

This is the “must do” Odessa walking tour, miss it and you’ve missed Odessa. For Odessa Through the Centuries group walk takes you through 200 years of the city’s history. Worried that you will spend 2hrs listening to a monotonous lecture packed with known facts and stats? Not at all! Each sight in Odessa is an exciting mix of stories hidden behind an architectural facade. To hear the stories is to experience the city.

We’ll explore the secrets and splendors of Odessa’s main attractions. We’ll sneak a peek behind the facades of the historic landmarks. We’ll take you through the old neighborhood of the city center. Its concealed streets and courtyards are keyholes into Odessa’s past. They harbor everything. From traces of the city legends to a forgotten well, the only source of so precious back then drinking water in that area. It’s old, vintage Odessa, full of character and off the beaten track passageways. They take you into the time of Odessa’s golden age. Join us!
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2 hours
from $19.62

The Other Odessa Walking Tour

Step aside from the historic quarter’s traditional routes. Learn what’s there besides Primorsky boulevard and Deribasovskaya street.

Totally off the beaten track, this walking tour takes you through the area, which lies across the road from famous Deribasovskaya street and other main tourist sights. It takes you further to the quarters once populated by the city’s first craftsmen, later by artists, doctors and men of science. Even though it's the second city's historical district, it has a rather different feel. This is the area where the oldest city market and the second in the world bacteriological lab are. We’ll certainly visit the market and the most adventurous tour guests can sample local food. And if you want to hear a few stories about criminal Odessa, you should definitely go!

This is a group walk. We are happy to do it for 1 person, but need to follow the route and stay on schedule even for one guest.
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2 hours
from $19.30

Following Odessa Foreign Settlers Walking Tour

This group walk provides an exciting journey into Odessa’s early days. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Odessa’s early settlers, including Italians, Greeks, French and Jews. They arrived in the frontier of the Russian Empire and made the «Odessa project» happen. This walk takes you through the neighborhoods of the city center, soaked in history and packed full of the most entertaining stories. After all, it can’t be any other way! Odessa’s foreign settlers were adventurous and entrepreneurial people.

We’ll walk through Odessa’s Palais Royal and through one of the finest and longest streets once called Italian. We’ll see the first English men’s club. Totally off the beaten track Greek street and La Strata Ribas – that part of it, which starts with the statue to Odessa’s founder in his actual size (I bet you’ll be surprised to see how he looked…). You’ll enjoy this walk. It will make you forget that you are somewhere there…..in Eastern Europe….. traveling…. You’ll feel at home!
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2 hours
from $19.62

Odessa Food Tour

Get adventurous. Eat local. Explore more. You'll literally eat your way through Odessa's historic quarter on this tour. You'll enjoy a variety of Odessa’s traditional appetizers, Ukrainian dumplings (aka Pirogi) and delicious local desserts while exploring Odessa’s history and culture. All tastings are done seated in local restaurants each with a different flavor. To walk off some calories we'll do sightseeing in between the tastings. Odessa offers a unique cuisine – a mix of Greek, Bulgarian, Jewish, French, Russian and Ukrainian. During this tour you will enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Odessa’s reputation as being one of the greatest culinary and cultural centers of Ukraine and the former USSR. You will explore 
 the history, culture and lifestyle that make Odessa so unique and set it apart from other Ukrainian cities.
We are happy to do this tour for 1 person. If group size matters for you, please contact us prior to coming to the tour regards the group size.
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3 hours
from $58.16
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Demetrius G wrote a review Oct 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Review of: Pubs Walk
Outstanding tour. I thought this would only be visiting pubs in Odessa. I discovered that tour was pubs and more. We learned some of the history, culture and customs of the city. Our tour guide, Alexandra, was the perfect tour guide. If you are looking to learn about the city
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Date of experience: October 2019
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S K wrote a review Oct 2019
Haifa, Israel103 contributions32 helpful votes
We have just returned from a three day visit to Odessa. We arranged our tours with Olga at Odessa Walks by e mail. She was very accommodating taking into account my husband's difficulties in walking. She is a wealth of information, very personable and a pleasure to spend the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kellyn N wrote a review Sep 2019
61 contributions44 helpful votes
Review of: Odessa Food Tour
A lot of interesting history of the city of Odessa, the tour guide was very informative about the history of the city, buildings, and food. Why I gave it such a low rating was it was kind of boring, also kind of expensive for what you get. I highly recommend going with a friend
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Greg R wrote a review Sep 2019
Canberra, Australia24 contributions4 helpful votes
I really liked Odessa, so was looking forward to this tour. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I was the only one taking the tour, so I thought there would be some flexibility about how the tour was conducted, but alas it was not to be. My guide, who was very
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Date of experience: September 2019
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thesaradavidson wrote a review Sep 2019
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I spent three days with Olga, the first on a general city tour with a group I'd been touring with, the second and third were just booked by me --Jewish heritage tour. It's usually done in one day, but Olga agreed to split it up over two days, because of my health issues. My
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Date of experience: August 2019
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