Private Tour Of Odessa Catacombs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Your chosen time (tour is available daily, from 10am till 3pm). Please, specify the desired departure time of your tour while booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or apartment in Odessa
  • Return Details :
    Centrally located Odessa hotels or apartments
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the mysterious underground world of Odessa Catacombs on a 2.5-hour private guided tour. The labyrinths of the Catacombs are spread for about 1550 miles (2500 km) under the city of Odessa and its surroundings. Many pages of Odessa's history are connected with the Catacombs. It used to be limestone quarries, a place where the smugglers sold their goods, and a hiding place during the World War II. Nowadays, it is a famous attraction and no visit to Odessa is complete without this tour

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

Your driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will head to the outskirts Odessa, Nerubayskoye Village, where the catacombs are located. The temperature in the Catacombs is about 57F (14) all year round and they are one of the longest in the world. The Odessa catacombs dont resemble the ones in Rome and Paris, offering you a brand new experience.

The history of this attraction starts in the 19th century, with the appearance of the limestone quarries. Odessa was a fast growing city and people needed a cheap construction material for the buildings. As a result, long underground labyrinths emerged under the city. It wasnt safe and soon the mining was prohibited, however the catacombs have remained untouched till today.

Your professional guide will tell you many stories that took place in the catacombs and you will see how much this place means to Odessa and the citizens of the city. Once it was the place where robbers and smugglers hid from the police and you will hear a lot of facts about the criminal past of the city. However, one of the most important pages of the catacombs history is related to the World War II, when Soviet partisans hid there. There is an underground Museum of Partisan Glory and you will visit it during this tour.

You will get a lot of new impressions after visiting Odessa catacombs; it is an unforgettable experience. After the tour, your driver will bring you back to the hotel.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

The temperature inside the Catacombs is 57F(14C); dressing warmly is recommended

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Aug-2017

    This tour was great. Mistakenly booked one day late and miraculously they accommodated me. So glad that I did not disappoint 10 people. We went to the Odessa catacombs. It was a comfortable air condition ride from the Arkadia district. Our guide was very knowledgeable... recommended !

  • 05-Apr-2016

    This tour would have been more enjoyable if the tour guide didn't overload us with so many information. She even seemed so annoyed whenever we looked away to take some pictures. The catacomb itself is amazing with so many myriads of mazes that can run hundreds of kilometres. Only short portion of the catacombs open to public to explore. When we entered the catacomb, we didn't realize we explored deep down the underground. And when we got to the end of the catacomb exit, we got to about 6 flights of stairs to go up above the ground which brought you to a small museum.
    I would recommend this tour as long as you don't get the same tour guide, the rest you will enjoy it.

  • 22-Jan-2016

    This was an excellent tour, which far exceeded my expectations.

    Larissa, my guide, was very informative and very good company, and added enormously to my enjoyment of the visit.