Of course the first thing that you do when you come to a new place is a city tour. It would be a shame to come back and have nothing to say about where you have been?!
We recommend you to start by getting acquainted with the cultural and architectural heritage of the city which combines incompatible things. Odessa has been exporting writers, artists, musicians and chess players to other cities and countries for a long time. It is the real fact that roots of Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, David Copperfield and many other famous persons are in Odessa!!
Nobody understands why Odessa keeps on giving so many celebrities to the world but it is an indisputable fact!
Around two hours of walking, seeing around and listening to the marvelous stories for $40.00 only.
Going on... (A city tour with going to the outskirts)
You can also order the city tour with going to the outskirts. It will be useful for you if you have some interest in religion (because you will be able to see one of the monasteries of Odessa which has an interesting history). If you take interest in military stuff you will have a unique chance to see the part of defense memorial with your own eyes. It was a complicated underground control-in fact, it was a little underground town with thoroughly camouflaged external guns and even a real submarine of the WWII times!!!
The cost of the combined two parts is $60.00 (includes a car with a driver).
For archaeology and history fans (Visiting Belgorod-Dnestrovskaya Fortress)
Belgorod Dnestrovskiy is one of the most ancient towns in the Ukraine. In the 5th century a Greek settlement Tiras was founded there and since then first Romans, then Slavic people, after Genoese and Turkish people were governing the town. The town is located in the mouth of Dniester River which flows into the Black Sea and creates a large estuary.
The archaeologists still dig near the fortress finding many interesting artifacts. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to find an ancient coin yourself and have it as a keepsake. The fortress itself standing at a cliff looks like a legendary castle and the fantastic towers are reflected in the estuary. The fortress would probably make you recall the legends about the fire-spitting dragons and beautiful princesses. So, if you are ready to kill the dragon for the princess of your heart - go!
The trip takes a day and the cost is $100.00 per person. The price includes a car with a driver and interpreter's charge.
They say that there is a definite reason for people to like water. They say that water makes you feel as if you came back to your mother's lap. Maybe it is so, maybe not but still people of all ages enjoy water and all the activities connected with it.
If despite your age you still like to have fun, to spin and to play different games when you near water then visiting the aquapark situated not far from Odessa is a must. It's the little land of miracles where people of different ages can have a great time, a good rest and as a result wonderful impressions and reminiscences about visiting it. There are pools of different size and various water attractions like water slides and pipes. So if active rest at any season is the best for you - time to go there!!!
The AquaPark fee is $12.00 for 3 hours.
The transportation cost is $8.00 per hour.
City Escape (the romantic trip to the nature reserve)
If you are one of the people who prefers the quiet fabulous atmosphere of wild nature to busy days and noisy nights of the big city, than you will definitely like this offer.
You can take a trip to the nature reserve in 40 km from Odessa. It's the place which has still kept its primeval savagery; walking along the paths among the green trees you will meet many wild animals (for example, wild boars, fallow-deers, pheasants, peacocks and others. It's for those who like walking; if you want to move faster or just have more fun, you can drive around the territory of the reserve riding a horse.
THE COST IS 45$ PER A PERSON (+50% FOR ONE MORE PERSON).