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Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour provided by Odessa Walks

Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour

Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This Jewish Odessa tour tells the story of Odessa's Jewry since the city's founding till modern times. The “Star in Exile” for an Eastern European Jew in the 19th century. The center of the Haskalah and Zionism. In hundred years Odessa became the third largest Jewish city in the world. The tour takes you to the temples – the Great Choral Synagogue and Shomrei Shabbos Synagogue. We follow in the footsteps of Odessa’s Zionists, including Meir Dizengoff and Ze'ev Jabotinsky. We see the location of Odessa’s Palestine Committee. We explore some of the darkest sides of Odessa’s Jewish history – pogroms and Holocaust. But more importantly, we not just visit the sights, our guides skillfully tell the story of the Jewish Odessa, covering spiritual, religious and business aspects. Aah, and if you’ve read the famous Edmund de Waal’s bestseller “The Hare with Amber Eyes” and keen on walking in the footsteps of the Ephrussis, then you should definitely take this tour!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101338P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the guests from their address if they stay in the historical city center, we pick the guests at the cruise dock. Otherwise, the meeting point of the tour is the Duc de Richelieu statue on top of the Potemkin Steps on Primorsky blvd. Please confirm the pick up address while booking the tour.
  • Prymorskyi Boulevard, Prymorskyi Blvd, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000 Duc de Richelieu statue
  • Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000 We bring the tour guests back to their address in Odessa
  • Ports:
  • Odessa cruise dock
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the guests from their address if they stay in the historical city center, we pick the guests at the cruise dock. Otherwise, the meeting point of the tour is the Duc de Richelieu statue on top of the Potemkin Steps on Primorsky blvd. Please confirm the pick up address while booking the tour.
  • Prymorskyi Boulevard, Prymorskyi Blvd, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000 Duc de Richelieu statue
  • Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000 We bring the tour guests back to their address in Odessa
  • Ports:
  • Odessa cruise dock
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000 We bring the tour guests back to their address in Odessa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Prymorskyi Boulevard
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Odessa Synagogue
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Odessa Synagogue
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater
    Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000
    We bring the tour guests back to their address in Odessa
    See address & details
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S K
Haifa, Israel102 contributions
Oct 2019
We have just returned from a three day visit to Odessa. We arranged our tours with Olga at Odessa Walks by e mail. She was very accommodating taking into account my husband's difficulties in walking. She is a wealth of information, very personable and a pleasure to spend the time with. At her suggestion, we took the Odessa historical walking tour first to get a general background of the city and then the two Jewish tours. We were also very interested in seeing the residences of the Jewish writers and intellectuals as well and she also arranged that tour for us. We feel that we toured the city with a friend and recommend her highly. Excellent.
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thesaradavidson
2 contributions
Aug 2019
I spent three days with Olga, the first on a general city tour with a group I'd been touring with, the second and third were just booked by me --Jewish heritage tour. It's usually done in one day, but Olga agreed to split it up over two days, because of my health issues. My grandparents and extended family came from Odessa to the U.S. in the early 1900s. Olga made the world they'd lived in come alive. Her knowledge and passion was infectious, and I felt the unique spirit of the city: exciting, playful, and vibrant. She's great company and a wonderful story teller. My experience with her was unforgettable.
Written 10 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oved L Lobel
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you're going to do any tours of the city, definitely skip the ubiquitous driving tours and stick with Odessa Walks. Do as many of their tours as possible. My friend and I first did the "Odessa Through the Centuries" walking tour in a small group of five with Alexandra, who was just lovely and gave a thorough rundown of both the actual history as well as the anecdotes and myths of Odessa, in which she was fluent (as well as at least 3 languages, which is helpful for multilingual groups). Also, her beer recommendation was excellent!

We then did the ~5 hour Jewish History walking tour privately with Olga, who is also a goddess and champion of a tour guide. My friend only speaks Russian, so Olga gave over the tour in both languages and knew everything about everything. I also requested the addition of Moldavanka and kingpin Misha Yaponchik's house to the tour, which she duly showed us. The tours are specially tailored, and whatever interests you, trust me, Olga has forgotten more about it than you'll ever know. Even if you're not Jewish, like my friend, the history of the Jews in Odessa is fascinating, and if you're there in the summer, you'll barely notice the heat and distance once she gets started.

Had we had more time, we'd definitely have done all the other tours on offer. If you're in Odessa and are even mildly interested in the city and its history, definitely ensure you do at least one of these.
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bdsaly
Seattle, WA56 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were two couples who are very experienced travelers. Olga led the four of us on three separate tours of this fascinating city - the Jewish Heritage walk, a walk around the less visited parts of Odessa’s historic center and the Odessa Catacombs. Every one of the tours was thorough, interesting and highly informative. Olga was a pleasure to be with during the three half days we spent with her. Olga also recommended and booked for us a couple of excellent restaurants. If you’re visiting Odessa, have no hesitation in reaching out to Olga. Highly recommended!
Written 26 July 2019
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Elhanan S
Ramat Gan, Israel287 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
we had several tours with Olga: the Jewish heritage tour, the catacombs, in the footsteps of writers, poets, etc., and the Privoz market. Olga is an excellent guide, her knowledge is infinite and she is a real treasure of Odessa history. the walks are tailored in an excellent way and are very interesting combining art, history, architecture, politics of the great powers in history - all with special attention to the our needs . Olga succeeded to present Odessa to us and expose all of the city charm and beauty in a wonderful way.Odessa walks with Olga are highly recommended.
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Odessa Walks
wanderer_scotland
wanderer_scotland
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Fantastic tour of Odessa with Olga
I have been visiting Ukraine since 2004, and in that time I have only ever visited Odessa once, and it was only a r
sallywang77
sallywang77
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Mme. Olga is the excellent guide
I spent perfect time with Mme. Olga, she is such patient, well knowledge person! I learned so much from her about t
Grant H
Grant H
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FOOD TOUR is fantastic!
Had a great day with Olga! Best way to see & learn about the culture and history of the beautiful city. Food was gr
Grant H
Grant H
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Learned amazing history of Odessa from a great guide!
Well, thanks to covid we had the entire place to oursevles. Sasha again was an awesome guide providing us with a hi
Grant H
Grant H
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Great Way to See Odessa
We were very lucky to book this tour! Sasha is an amazing guide that has a lot of knowledge about the city. The pub
Demetrius G
Demetrius G
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Pub Walk Odessa
Outstanding tour. I thought this would only be visiting pubs in Odessa. I discovered that tour was pubs and more. W
kellynn2017
kellynn2017
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Not Bad
A lot of interesting history of the city of Odessa, the tour guide was very informative about the history of the ci
gregrA3126RN
gregrA3126RN
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Professional, proficient...but not engaging
I really liked Odessa, so was looking forward to this tour. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I was the
Guglielmo_Biason
Guglielmo_Biason
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Best way to explore Odessa
Odessa is a beautiful city but to really understand you need help from a local, and Odessa Walks is perfect for tha
Alexvik90
Alexvik90
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Highly recommended
We made two tours with Olga, one in the city center and one in the catacombs. She is very well informed, knows what
alekazan
alekazan
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Excellent walking tour about jewish heritage in Odessa
We did a great walking tour with Olga. She is very knowlegeable and she gave us excellent explanations about many
Ребекка А
Ребекка А
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Excellent Moldavanka Tour!
I did the Moldavanka tour with Aleksandra. It was great and I would recommend it to anyone interested in this neigh
Billiewhizz67
Billiewhizz67
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Alexandra was a wonderful guide to this fascinating city!
Really enjoyed our tour of the city off the tourist trail. It gave us a good feel of what living in Odessa is like.
irena_sg
irena_sg
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Jewish History and Influence on Odessa Tour
We have now taken two tours with Olga and she has managed to entertain and educate us both times. If you want to gi
rpcvindc
rpcvindc
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Tours Made to Order
Private tours organized by Olga. She is very responsive and provides quotes for the different types of tours and ac
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