Odessa Jewish Heritage History Tour

On this fascinating private tour, you will discover many interesting facts about the history of the Jewish community in Odessa. Being a cosmopolitan city and a big port on the Black Sea, Odessa has always been city of various nations, including Greeks, Russians, and Italians etc. However, the Jewish community occupies special place in the city life.

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

  • Uncover the history of the first Jews in Odessa
  • Hear about the growth of the community in the beginning of XX century
  • Explore the cultural Jewish heritage in Odessa
  • Learn about tragic events of pogrom in 1905 and Holocaust
  • Visit the main Synagogue and other important landmarks of the Jewish community
  • Hear about famous people who lives in Odessa

Description

It is hard to imagine what Odessa would look like without the influence and the contribution of the Jewish community. When the city of Odessa was founded, it attracted many adventurous people who was looking for new opportunities in the new and developing city and the Jews were among them. In the times of the Russian Empire, Odessa was the More >>>

It is hard to imagine what Odessa would look like without the influence and the contribution of the Jewish community. When the city of Odessa was founded, it attracted many adventurous people who was looking for new opportunities in the new and developing city and the Jews were among them. In the times of the Russian Empire, Odessa was the first city where Jewish people were allowed to settle down. Not surprising, that in the beginning of the XX century Odessa Jewish community was the third largest in the world.

The Jews contributed a lot in the cultural and political life of the city. Such famous people as Sholem Aleichem, Isaak Babel, M. Zhvanetskiy, L. Utesov and others lived in Odessa in different periods of their lives.

During this guided tour, you will discover the old Jewish quarter and the Jewish Street in the central part of Odessa. Our guide will show you the oldest Main Synagogue of Odessa and the grey gothic Brodsky Synagogue.

Moreover, you will uncover the tragic pages of the Jewish history and hear about the pogrom in 1905, see the Holocaust Monument in the city park and visit the largest Jewish cemetery in Ukraine.

To understand better the role that the Jewish community plays in the Odessa life you will visit the Jewish Museum “Migdal Shorashim”, opened in 2002. It has a large collection of the document, pieces of art and household items that describes the tradition of the Jews.

This tour gives you a complete picture of the history and modern life of the Jewish community in Odessa.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Price

Odessa Jewish Heritage Hostory 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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