Live guide: English
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Small-group bus tour
Dates 2018: 25 April; 30 May; 27 June; 18 July; 1, 29 August; 26 September; 17 October upon request
Join an amazing small-group tour and discover Odessa, Arboretum Sofiivka in Uman’ and Strategic Missile Forces Museum. Make a joyful trip by a comfortable bus from Kiev to Odessa and back and explore the main touristic sights in Odessa. This tour harmoniously combines sightseeing with a leisure time and is ideal for those who want to see all the Odessa attractions in a short time.
Itinerary: Kiev – Uman’ – Odessa (2 nights) – Pervomaysk – Kiev
During this tour, you will:
Accommodation in 3* Hotel Ayvazovsky or similar (2 nights, BB):
Accommodation in 4*Hotel Londonskaya or similar (2 nights, BB):
Check-in time 14.00, check-out time 12.00
Day 1 Kiev –Uman’ – Odessa
Early in the morning, meet your guide at the reception of your hotel or apartment and start your cheerful 3-day journey to Odessa. The first attraction of this day will be a splendid Dendropark “Sofiivka” in Uman’ (208 km from Kiev). On the way, there will be stops at the comfortable gas stations where you can have some coffee or snack.
You will enjoy a pleasant walk through the beautiful territory of Sofievska Park and hear a romantic love story of Count Potocki and his beloved wife Sofia. Your guide will show you amazing sculptures and grottos, picturesque ponds and waterfalls. You will appreciate the elegance and grace of this landscape park.
Then, we’ll continue our trip to Odessa (273 km from Uman’). After arrival and accommodation at your selected hotel, you will have some free time to relax after the road.
Later, you will discover the main attractions of the city on a 2.5-hour Odessa city walking tour. From the marvelous building of the Opera and Ballet Theatre, which is one of the most beautiful in Europe, you will walk through the city center and see an extraordinary building of the House-Wall, which consists only of one beautiful wall, and the House with Atlantes, richly decorated with stucco.
Moreover, you will walk through the Primorsky Boulevard, feel its bohemian atmosphere and admire rich mansions situated there. Not far from it, there is a Vorontsov Palace with a splendid Belvedere. Then you will discover legendary Potemkin Steps, overlooking the Black Sea. On the top of the stairs, there is a monument to the founder of Odessa – Duke de Richelieu. Moreover, you will walk through the vivid Deribasovskaya Street and see the monument to the 12th Chair and to a famous singer L. Utesov.
After the tour, you guide will recommend you the best local restaurants and cafés that you can visit in your free time.
Overnight in your selected 3- or 4-star hotel in Odessa.
Day 2 Odessa, Catacombs
Following breakfast, set off on a comprehensive 2.5-hour tour of Odessa Catacombs. This must-visit place of Odessa will impress you with its intriguing history. The appearance of catacombs dates back to the foundation of the city, when people started extracting limestone to build houses. Later, the mining was prohibited; however, the intricate system of underground labyrinths had already spread for thousands of kilometers under the city.
Odessa Catacombs has always played an important role in the city life, serving as a refuge for the criminals and robbers in the beginning of 20th century, and later, as a camp for partisans during the World War II. An expert guide will tell you the most interesting facts from the history of Catacombs.
After the tour, you will return to the city center and have a free time. You may either continue exploring the city center or relax on the beach enjoying the Black sea.
Overnight in your selected 3- or 4-star hotel in Odessa
Day 3 Odessa – Strategic Missile Base (Pervomaisk) – Kiev
After breakfast and check out, we’ll make an exciting trip to the Strategic Missile Base Museum on a half way from Odessa to Kiev (230 km from Odessa). This is a former secret military object of the Soviet period that now operates as an informative and impressive museum.
Your will discover a unique collection of inactive ballistic missiles, including a 30-meter long intercontinental missile SS-18 “Satan”. Moreover, you will see a non-operating missile silo. The highlight of the tour is a visit of an authentic underground command center, where you may press the famous “red bottom”.
After the tour at the museum, we’ll start our trip back to Kiev (318 km from Pervomaisk). There will be stops at the comfortable gas stations where you can have some coffee or snack. In the evening we’ll arrive in Kiev. The tour ends with the drop-off at your Kiev hotel or apartment.
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