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Odessa

Ukraine
The Pearl of the Black Sea. Odessa is a cosmopolitan city by the sea that will surprise and delight you.
It’s no surprise that Odessa features in so many famous works of art and literature. It has been a cultural center with unique energy since the 18th century. As a port city, Odessa has an international feel from the mix of cultures that have landed and lived here. More than just a highlight of tourism in Ukraine, Odessa is a standout European city. Odessa is a lively destination with a variety of restaurants, shops, and architecture. One of Odessa's most famous buildings is the Opera House. It is both beautiful and affordable to visit, either for a performance or a guided tour.
Located on the Black Sea, Odessa is also known for its beaches. The famous Potemkin Stairs lead to the port and are definitely worth seeing. Climbing them on a hot summer's day is quite an achievement! There's a funicular if you prefer to have less of a workout. It’s easy to have a wonderful time just strolling though Odessa. It's a scenic and very walkable city. Odessa’s catacombs are famous, and along just about any avenue you can admire brightly colored neoclassical buildings. Gourmands will love exploring Odessa's dining scene, which features some of the country's best cuisine.

Where to stay in Odessa

With all our accommodations located in the heart of the city, close to the main sights, the choice really comes down to budget and your preferred style. From cozy B&Bs to high end 5 star with sea views and a spa and pool area with a panoramic outdoor terrace, we've got Odessa hotel options for all pockets and tastes. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Luxury Hotel
A larger, classical five star hotel in an opulent historic building with pool and spa area with a panoramic outdoor terrace
Boutique Hotel
An affordable 5 star hotel with a killer location right next to the opera house. Modern design touches contrast the classical palais building
Boutique Hotel
The smart pick for the discerning traveler who doesn't want to pay 5 star prices, this well-rated boutique hotel has unique rooms and a fabulous onsite restaurant

Things to do in Odessa

Sure you could just head for one of the beaches that cause locals to flock to Odessa in the summer, but there's much more to see and do. A city walking tour will fill you in on this important port city's role in the history of the region or explore the significant Ashkenazi heritage of Odessa on a Jewish Odessa driving tour. Visiting the catacombs with a private guide is easily the best way to experience them. Now a riddle for you: When is a country not a country? When it's only recognized by other non-UN countries. The place in question is Transnistria, a breakaway region of the Republic of Moldova where time has stood still, the Berlin Wall is still intact, there's a hammer and sickle on the flag and you can step back in time for the day. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Secrets and Splendors of Odessa’s Landmarks Private Walking Tour
The Akkerman Fortress Private Tour and Local Wine Tasting
Odessa Combo Driving and Walking Private Tour
Day Trip to Transnistria
Odessa Private Walking Tour for History, Culture & Food Lovers
Jewish Odessa Private Tour by Car and on Foot

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Odessa

Spend some time in Odessa on a tour that takes in other cities in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Odessa and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Angela & Bill

Tennessee

JayWay Travel was excellent in that they kept in touch with us for many months exchanging ideas and making the best plans. We have taken 10 JayWay Travel trips since 2007 so that says enough!! Looking forward to the next one. Health and the Lord willing!

JayWay Travel was excellent in that they kept in touch with us for many months exchanging ideas and making the best plans. We have taken 10 JayWay Travel trips since 2007 so that says enough!! Looking forward to the next one. Health and the Lord willing!

Year : 2018
Visited : Ukraine, Moldova
Itinerary : Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Chisinau
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Ukraine, Moldova
Itinerary : Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Chisinau
Rating :
5 / 5

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