Criminal Odessa Tour

ImWould you like to hear intriguing and thrilling stories of the dark past of Odessa? Then the 2,5-hour Criminal Odessa Tour is exactly what you need! With your expert local guide, you will uncover the secret pages of the city’s criminal history and visit the places where famous Odessa gangsters lived, wheeling and dealing.

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   2.5 hours
Languages
Languages :   English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily
Tour type
Tour type :   Private tour by car
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   Flexible, from 10am till 4 pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Hear the chilling stories about such the chief of Odessa mafia Mishka Yaponchik
  • Discover the hidden Odessa courtyards, where the robbers escaped from the police
  • Visit the Moldovanka district and find out why it is so famous in a criminal world
  • Get to know the life story of a famous pick-a-pocket Sonka the Golden Hand
  • Explore such crime-related areas of Odessa as Masoedovskaya Street and “Chumka”

Description

Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel and get ready to the acquaintance with the dark past of Odessa. The criminal history of Odessa begins with the foundation of the city. After Russian troops and Ukrainian Cossacks had seized the Turkish fortress of Hadjibay, it was decided to build a city and a port here. Therefore, Odessa was More >>>

Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel and get ready to the acquaintance with the dark past of Odessa. The criminal history of Odessa begins with the foundation of the city. After Russian troops and Ukrainian Cossacks had seized the Turkish fortress of Hadjibay, it was decided to build a city and a port here. Therefore, Odessa was soon swarmed with shadowy figures with doubtful past and even present.

During this tour, you will visit the customs office, the Shevchenko Park (where the fortress wall is still visible) and the quarantine haven“Chumka”, the famous Moldavanka block and Myasoedovskaya Street.

Moldavanka was the street where the well-known chief of Odessa mafiaMishka Yaponchik was born. All who read “Odessa Tales” by Isaac Babel know him under the name of Benya Krik. The higher robbery academy was active here in Moldavanka, which was training “staff” not only for the Russian Empire, but also for export abroad.

Odessa was the arena of legendary robbers, thieves and swindlers, such as Sonka the Golden Hand, the insuperable pick-pocket, or Leva Zadov, the chief of Makhno intelligence, or Nyuma Kotov and many other personalities.

Following the tracks of famous gangsters, you will get a complete picture of the criminal life of Odessa in the XIX-XX century. Your guide will tell you many interesting facts that will amuse and astonish you at the same time! Be sure to take this fascinating tour during your stay in Odessa. Travet to odessa and visit other interesting places

Inclusions

  • professional guide service
  • transportation services along the route
  • pick up and drop-off service

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Price

Criminal Odessa Tour in English/Ukrainian/Russian

  • 1 – 120 Euro per person
  • 2 – 60 Euro per person
  • 3 – 45 Euro per person
  • 4 – 35 Euro per person
  • 5 – 28 Euro per person
  • 6 – 24 Euro per person
  • 7 – 21 Euro per person
  • 8 – 21 Euro per person
  • 9 – 20 Euro per person
  • 10 – 18 Euro per person

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