Odessa Local Markets Tour

If Odessites want to know the latest news, discuss gossips, meet friends, and have a good time, they go to the market, which has always been the center of urban life. Take our fascinating Market Tour and experience Odessa life, culture, language and humor in its entirety.

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   3 hours
Languages
Languages :   English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily (except monday)
Tour type
Tour type :   Private tour
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   Flexible, from 10 am till 2 pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most recognizable places in Odessa – Privoz Market
  • Discover the oldest Odessa Market – Starokonny
  • Visit Kirovsky Square – a historical place, where the Old Bazaar was located
  • Learn to bargain like the Odessites
  • Be able to buy local goods and souvenirs in memory of Odessa city

Description

During our fascinating 2.5-hour tour you’ll visit the most colorful Odessa markets and see for yourself that nowhere else will you hear so many jokes and meet such charismatic Odessaites, nowhere else will you find “everything” you need and even “a little bit more. The tour starts from the Privoz Market which is the largest farmer market in Ukraine andone More >>>

During our fascinating 2.5-hour tour you’ll visit the most colorful Odessa markets and see for yourself that nowhere else will you hear so many jokes and meet such charismatic Odessaites, nowhere else will you find “everything” you need and even “a little bit more.

The tour starts from the Privoz Market which is the largest farmer market in Ukraine andone of the most popular tourist attractions in Odessa. It isplaced in the historical part of Odessa and has been known since the middle of the 19th century. The stone buildings, whichwere erected in the 1902 year have been preserved till nowadays, are listed as the architectural monuments.

For decades, merchants from all over the country came here to sell their goods, therefore, people formed their own special dialect, special culture, and humor.

Walking around the market, you’ll see the monuments to the most charismatic characters of the local folklore, and of course, will be able to enjoy an endless variety of products and goods.As the visitors notice, that the prices at the market are extremely low but, nevertheless, don’t forget to bargain since communication is the most important thing for Odessites.

Another popular tourist market in Odessa is Starokonny, which is the oldest one in the city. Starokonny market was founded in 1833 year for the selling of animals but became popular after a spontaneous flea market was formed here. Nowadays the flea market is one of the hottest spots in Odessa. Visitors can find here a lot of interesting stuff, household items, books, and antiquities.

We can only guess how beautiful the buildings of the Old Bazaar were since theyhave not been preserved. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by a famous Italian architectand as eyewitnesses said, it was a stunning architecture monument. The market was destroyed in the middle of the 20th century and now we know this place as Kirov Square, with shady alleys and historical buildings around.You will discover the history of this place and find out a lot of interesting facts about famous people who lived there.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide service
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Please, wear comfortable shoes

Price

Tour in English/Russian

  • 1 pax – 100 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 50 Euro per person
  • 3 pax – 40 Euro per person
  • 4 pax – 30 Euro per person
  • 5 pax – 25 Euro per person
  • 6-8 pax – 20 Euro per person
  • 9 pax – 18 Euro per person
  • 10 pax – 17 Euro per person

Tour in German/Italian/Spanish/French

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

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