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Catacombs of Odessa

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Address: Nerubayskoye, Ukraine
Phone Number: 949979601
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Private Tour of Odessa Catacombs
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Great tour if you find your self in Odessa it is worth doing

Yuriy is an excellent guide and very well informed with lots of interesting information on Odessa both its past and present. My trip to the catacombs was great and I learned much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yuriy is an excellent guide and very well informed with lots of interesting information on Odessa both its past and present. My trip to the catacombs was great and I learned much about the use of the catacombs since their construction, I don't think you could ask for a better or genuinely more helpful guide. If you have an interest... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booking experience: booked the tour through Viator (who were very helpful), but the company wouldn't respond to emails or phone calls for two days. Not impressive at all, and very stressful for me. I thought I'd bought into a scam. They finally emailed me the night before telling me their phone was down (no word on why they wouldn't respond... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

If you're looking for a polished, easily-accessed, sanitized, artsy, well-documented, professionally guided experience, this is NOT for you. Don't go. But if you want an amazing, raw, memorable, unique, historical, extreme experience that you can't get anywhere else in the world, then THIS is the tour for you. I read one 1-star complaint on Trip Advisor that they didn't like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Visiting the catacombs was one of the highlights of visiting Odessa. It gives you a close up view of the very difficult life underground as a partisan fighting the Nazis. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Odessa.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My family of 4 went on the catacomb tour and it was flat out awesome. You really get a sense of the magnitude of the catacombs under Odessa, and the courage and resourcefulness of those who were defending Odessa during the second world war. The museum there was small, but was nicely done and had a lot of artifacts documenting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Even though the flooded parts have been closed off, use a guide. Every "room" has a story - where they slept, where they made bread, where they washed clothes, the armoury, the defence positions, the communications room, the school room, the wells - which also provided a means of passing things to and from the surface. (There are wells that... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is an amazing place to visit. Did you know there are over 2500 kilometers of underground Catacombs under Odessa. We spent the entire day down there and being a retired military person I was awe s truck at the courage and the fortitude of those partisans who battled the Nazis in WWII. I will go back! Much more to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

With 2500 km length they are much longer than then those in Paris and Rome. They keep many secrets and thus become a must while paying a visit to Odessa. After WWWII many of their entrances were closed/ruined and entering was officially forbidden. However, a special museum dedicated to the heroic deeds of locals during the Nazi occupation was opened... More 

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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 

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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.

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