Trip Name: Discover Odessa- The Ibiza of Black Sea
Thursday March 4th 2021- $1500
Saturday November 20th 2021- $1600
Trip Length: 8 days
Trip Type: Adults
Destination Continent: Europe
Destination Country: Ukraine
Tour ID: 170929Tb3f5
Upfront Deposit: $300
DAY 1. ARRIVE IN ODESSA (D)
Welcome to Odessa, the Pearl of the Black Sea! On arrival a complimentary transfer is available. Check-in to your hotel located at the heart of the downtown. Meet your Tour Manager and other travelers for a welcome dinner (included) with drinks.
DAY 2. odessa (B)
After buffet breakfast enjoy an orientation tour of Odessa. Explore the majestic coastal city of Odessa, from its stunning Rococo Opera house, to the famous steps immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein’s silent classic The Battleship Potemkin. After the capital Kiev, Odessa is the most well-known city in Ukraine and one the most beautifully crafted in city of the ex-Soviet Union. If there is extra time, be sure to visit the historic Cathedrals and Synagogues, catacombs, the Philharmonic Concert Hall, salt lakes, the Monuments to Catherine the Great, Alexander Pushkin, and duc de Richelieu, and many more.
In the afternoon: Event 1. You will meet up with English-speaking locals who will show you around their favorite places, cafés, bars, shops or corners. In turn, they would be excited to hear about your life in your country. Dinner on your own.
DAY 3. Odessa (B)
After breakfast, we will head to the beach. Event 2: Together with locals whom you got acquainted yesterday, we will dive into local beach activities-- swimming, surfing, playing volleyball or racing scooters. Odessa beaches offer a variety of food, drinks and cocktails at a reasonable price.
Event 3:On this Saturday night we will embrace the nightlife in Odessa in the booming Arcadia beach district, just 15 min. drive from your hotel. There you’ll find more than dozen of clubs for any taste, crowded with vibrant international DJ’s music, shows and a variety of dining options.
DAY 4. ODESSA (B)
Morning at leisure. You go to the beach located just 20 minute-walk from your hotel. In the afternoon you are invited to partake in Event 4: Scavenger Hunt Game with a new local team followed by a beach party.
DAY 5. ODESSA (B)
Today is at your leisure.
Optional Activity: Tour of Akkerman fortress and village Shabo
This is a full day Combo Tour from Odessa to Akkerman fortress and village Shabo vineyards with Wine. Discover the ancient city of Bilhorod-Dnestrovskyi. In its 2500 year history, the town has been under the rule of Greeks, Romans, Goths, Bulgarians, Mongols, Armenians, Italians, Turks, Russians and Ukrainians. After visiting the fortress, travel to village Shabo and learn about the Swiss settlers who planted this area with vineyards. Explore a wine cellar, brandy hall and museum. Light lunch is included.
DAY 6. ODESSA (B)
Today is at your leisure.
DAYS 7. ODESSA (B)
Full day is at your leisure.
DAY 8. ODESSA (B)
After breakfast and check–out from the hotel, complimentary transfer is available to take you to the Odessa International Airport for your flight back home.
History of Odessa
Odessa has really caught the buzz as of late. New restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and resorts keep popping up to meet the demand of enthused tourists and adventurers drawn by this fascinating cultural center nestled right up next to the beach. The nightlife and beach clubs of Odessa are well known in the Central and Eastern Europe so that the city is called Ibiza of the Black Sea.
The city was founded in 1794 by Catherine the Great, who realized that a port on the Black Sea was essential for the expansion of the Russian Empire. It was not erected on empty ground, however. Archaeological findings have revealed the existence of an ancient Greek settlement. Unlike many of its contemporary Russian cities, the construction of Odessa was well-planned. The city boomed throughout the 19th century, and attracted an incredibly diverse population. By the beginning of the 20th century, Odessa had become the third most important city in the Russian Empire behind St. Petersburg and Moscow. It continued to thrive during Soviet industrial expansion, and by the mid 1950’s had become one of the world’s richest grain harbors.
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