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Experience Odessa as a local

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Odesa, Ukraine

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Experience hosted by Olga

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Interested in seeing local life? Visit local markets. Or in Odessa, we call them bazars. We'll head to Odessa's most famous market, Privoz. Called the "stomach of Odessa", it boasts endless rows of stalls with home made sausages, feta cheese, fish, fruits and veggies. I'll introduce you to my favorite vendors. You'll try homemade sausage and feta cheese. From the market, we'll go to explore Odessa's famous neighborhood Moldavanka. Once it was the city's largest suburb with its own very distinctive character. It was as ethnically diverse as Odessa itself. A Greek lived there next door to a Jew, Bulgarian, Russian, Moldavian, German and Ukrainian. Moldavanka still boats its unique ambiance, cute old courtyards and lots of street cats. Well worth a visit if you want to step outside the historical quarter.

Please message us prior to booking this experience during low season (December till March) to inquire about availability. Thanks in advance!
Interested in seeing local life? Visit local markets. Or in Odessa, we call them bazars. We'll head to Odessa's most famous market, Privoz. Called the "stomach of Odessa", it boasts endless rows of stalls with home made sausages, feta cheese, fish, fruits and veggies. I'll introduce you to my favorite vendors. You'll try homemade sausage and feta cheese. From the market, we'll go to explore Odessa's famous neighborhood Moldavanka. Once it was the…

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll do food tastings at the Privoz market from the local vendors. We'll t...
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3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Meet your host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 11 Reviews
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I am the founder of Odessa Walks, a sightseeing tour agency. I left technology marketing to settle in the city I love and set up a tour agency so that I can share my love for Odessa. I am passionate about guiding and love creating long lasting experiences for our guests. Being an avid traveler myself and having lived in many countries for a long time, I love adding my experience to local places I show. Because this is what we look for, right? It's really fun and interesting to show things "inside out".
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Where you'll be

Privoz market. Odessa's old courtyards. Moldavanka neighborhood. It's a totally different from the historical quarter area.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Khalid
August 2020
Such a wonderful tour that I had with Olga, she explained about Odessa's conception and how it is entrepreneurial and multicultural in nature. With her, we went to the local markets and streets. Looking at different neighborhoods and understanding how the city came to be between different businesses and political periods. I don't know what is more amazing: Odessa? or Olga's tour of it. Having had many AirBnB experiences in Odessa or pretty much every city I go to. I would definitely recommend this!
Such a wonderful tour that I had with Olga, she explained about Odessa's conception and how it is entrepreneurial and multicultural in nature. With her, we went to the local market…
Giuseppe
October 2019
We made the tour with Alexandra. She took us on a very nice journey to two spots outside the more touristic city center. It was very interesting to learn some history about those quarters. I recommend this tour as a companion to the visit of the city center
We made the tour with Alexandra. She took us on a very nice journey to two spots outside the more touristic city center. It was very interesting to learn some history about those q…
Jean
October 2019
Arriving in the odessa in the rain and after a missed flight connection, this experience was the perfect way to kick start our Odessa adventure. Not being able to speak any Russian it made a huge difference having our wonderful guide. Also, it ensured that we made best use of our time. It was fun, informative, insightful teaching us not only about Odessa's past history but about lives of those today.
Arriving in the odessa in the rain and after a missed flight connection, this experience was the perfect way to kick start our Odessa adventure. Not being able to speak any Russi…
Maayan
August 2019
I went with Alexandra for the tour. It was easy to locate, she arrived exactly on time and the tour was structured nicely.
Chris
July 2019
Olga was very knowledge about the history and current state of Ukraine. Not only did she give a great tour, but she answered hard questions about local topics that were far out of scope — and perhaps most importantly, if she didn’t know an answer she was quick to admit it. Great guide! Well worth the price.
Olga was very knowledge about the history and current state of Ukraine. Not only did she give a great tour, but she answered hard questions about local topics that were far out of…
Evaldas
June 2019
This is a nice experience for discovering places other than the must-sees of Odesa. Alexandra is a very friendly, sincere and caring guide.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Make sure you wear walking shoes