Odessa’s Landmarks and Exclusive Tour of the Odessa Opera Theater

Discover Odessa’s main attractions of the historic old quarters and get an exclusive tour of the city’s marvel – the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater during this 4 1/5-hour shore excursion.

Escorted by your personal guide, you start this shore excursion with a walk up the famous Potemkin Steps, following in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and solving the puzzles of this sight, which made the city world famous. You stroll along beautiful Primorsky boulevard, enjoy the views of Odessa’s harbor from the plateaux of the Vorontsov palace, sneak a peek at the old courtyards hidden behind the beautiful architectural façades, visit the city’s main Orthodox Cathedral (which was once ranked the third most important Cathedral in the Russian Empire), Odessa’s Palais Royal and City Garden, Mayor’s Office and one of the city’s main symbols of Odessa – Duke de Richelieu statue.

The walking excursion culminates with an exclusive tour of Odessa’s iconic sight – the Opera and Ballet Theater. Designed by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in the late 1800s, this incredible Baroque opera house is one of Europe’s largest and is sure to leave you awestruck with its elegant interior. Explore the auditorium, main staircases (Emperor’s Staircase) and grand foyer with your expert guide, and hear how the building inspired the most prominent opera singers and ballet dancers of the late 1800s and early 1900s, among which were Feodor Chaliapin, Peter Tchaikovsky, Anna Pavlova.


Hello Olga, We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed spending the day with Julia. She was very kind to us and showed us a nice day. A beautiful city, nice weather, friendly people, a wonderful guide and driver: what more could we ask for. In the near future, I hope more tourists are able to take advantage of visiting Odessa. Please tell them not to miss the Opera Hall. a very impressive building.”


4.5 hrs


Walking tour


*Potemkin Steps

*Primorsky blvd

*Vorontsov & Tolstoy palaces

*Monument to Odessa’s Founders

*Odessa Opera House exterior & interior

*Deribasovksaya str

*Transfiguration Cathedral

*Pushkinskaya street

*Philharmonic Hall

These are just some of the sights included into the tour. Email us for the complete tour itinerary and price.