Private Odessa Criminal History Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    Your chosen time (tour is available daily, from 10am till 3pm)
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel r apartment in Odessa, or from Odessa port
    Odessa Port
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with hotel drop-off
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Uncover mysterious and exciting dark past of the beautiful Odessa city! A thrilling private 2.5-hour Criminal Odessa Tour is created especially for those who adore seeing things how they are! Fascinating journey through the most intriguing events and places of citys criminal history will show you the dark side of Odessa. This exciting tour will introduce you to outstanding gangsters, who once lived in Odessa, and whose life stories have not faded in centuries.


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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Find out the most thrilling stories about the dark past of Odessa city! After meeting your local guide, at the reception, the journey will start. The fascinating criminal history of one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, Odessa, starts from the very day of its foundation. Being a new port city with tempting opportunities to get rich quickly, the city attracted many people with a dubious reputation.

During the tour, you will see the most significant places of the criminal Odessa, including the famous Shevchenko park, where one of the legendary fortress walls is still visible, and the customs office. Moreover, you will visit such intriguing crime-related places as Myasoedovskaya and Moldavanka Streets, the quarantine harbour and the famousChumka. The Moldavanka district became popular because of Mishka Yaponchuk, the famous chief of Odessa mafia, who was born here.

Moreover, the higher robbery academy, preparing staff for both the Russian Empire and campaigns abroad, was operating in Moldavanka. Odessa was a home for numerous legendary thieves, pickpockets and tricksters, including well-known Sonka the Golden Hand and others.

Walking through the streets that once were home for the famous gangsters, the criminal past of the XIX-XX centurys Odessa will surprise you with its scale and intensity. Walk into the mystery, and uncover the secrets of Odessas dark past!


Professional guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate