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Odessa Catacombs \ Katakomben von Odessa

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Odesa, Ukraine

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Experience hosted by Alexandra

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

What you'll do

One of my favorite places in Odessa is the catacombs, the labyrinth of underground tunnels. Perfect to explore in any weather, since the temperature inside is +16C al year around. As a local I have special arrangements and able to go to the authentic mines, aka the wild tunnels, which are otherwise closed for public. This wild section of the tunnels is amazing: it boasts authentic drawings made by the miners and revolutionaries 100 years ago. There you can see old ventilations holes and pathways, traces of mining and different colors of limestone. We see how smugglers used the tunnels in Odessa’s old days and how the resistance lived in the tunnels during WW2 (that was recreated after the war by those who survived). This section of the tunnels is located underneath the village, I’ve gotten a few stories from the local villagers about the tunnels there, which I am excited to share on this experience. The catacombs experience is amazing, it tells the hidden story of Odessa: from miners to smugglers to criminals to revolutionaries and WW2 resistance. And on top of that we walk for about 2 km (1.2 miles) underground. And when we get outside, I’ll show you the route, which we’ve covered being underground. Join me!

Diese Tour ist auch möglich auf Deutsch

Please message me to inquire about the availability before booking this experience during the low season ( December till March).
One of my favorite places in Odessa is the catacombs, the labyrinth of underground tunnels. Perfect to explore in any weather, since the temperature inside is +16C al year around. As a local I have special arrangements and able to go to the authentic mines, aka the wild tunnels, which are otherwise closed for public. This wild section of the tunnels is amazing: it boasts authentic drawings made by the miners and revolutionaries 100 years ago. The…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Билеты в музей партизанской славы
  • Transportation
    Вид авто зависит от количества людей
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Tue, Sep 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$50 per person
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Wed, Sep 23
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$50 per person
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Thu, Sep 24
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Alexandra

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am Alexandra. I am an Odessa region local and a professional tour guide. Why did I start guiding? Born and raised in a southern town of Odessa region, I moved to the city to study at the Odessa State University in 2008. Of course, while growing up I came here a lot. But when I moved to Odessa I fell in absolute love with this city. I’ve become fascinated with its architecture, ambiance, cultural heritage and nightlife. So I decided to share my passion for Odessa first with friends who were visiting me. I took them around the city, showing them main sights and local life. And then I decided to become a professional tour guide. I share stories and city legends and ensure that my guests look at the city through the eyes of a local. Aah, and I guide both in English and German.
Hi, I am Alexandra. I am an Odessa region local and a professional tour guide. Why did I start guiding? Born and raised in a southern town of Odessa region, I moved to the city to study at the Odessa State University in 2008. Of course, while growing up I came here a lot. But when I moved to Odessa I fell in absolute love with this city. I’ve become fascinated with its architecture, ambiance, cultural heritage and nightlife. So I decided to share my passion for Odessa first with friends who were…
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Where you'll be

We will go with a car to the village where an underground museum is located. During our walk in there I will share some information about partisans, who lived here during the WW2. You will get a very special opportunity to go to the authentic mines, which are otherwise closed for public. And we finish our tour in the on-the-ground museum and will speak about Odessa occupation.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Kostya
August 2020
Alexandra is excellent storyteller and provided us with a lot of fun and interesting facts about the catacombs and it's past inhabitants. She gave us a warm and friendly tour in English.
Mike
September 2019
This was a truly fantastic experience, and something that I would highly recommend to everyone! These catacombs are very unique, and definitely require a guide to find. Alexandra was an exceptional guide, and made transportation and communication a breeze. She was incredibly knowledgeable on the catacombs and their surroundings, and was happy to answer any and all of my questions - very nice, and really catered to me and my fellow guest. Such a great experience.
This was a truly fantastic experience, and something that I would highly recommend to everyone! These catacombs are very unique, and definitely require a guide to find. Alexandr…
Mark
September 2019
Alexandra picked us up promptly and took us to the catacombs, sharing beyond what the artifacts the museum had wanted to show us. She was friendly and answered all our questions -- we hadn't heard much history about this part of the world before so it was very interesting.
Alexandra picked us up promptly and took us to the catacombs, sharing beyond what the artifacts the museum had wanted to show us. She was friendly and answered all our questions --…
Zhen
September 2019
她们的专业知识,令人印象深刻。
Jermy
October 2019
Awesome! Just go. Great experience!!
Niclas
September 2019
Very interesting, the tunnels and stories of what they were used for.

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  • Tue, Sep 22
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Wed, Sep 23
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Thu, Sep 24
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Sep 25
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Sun, Sep 27
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Mon, Sep 28
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $50 per person

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 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you are a party of 2 people and more, I’ll provide a car with the driver. I’ll pick you up from your address in Odessa.
If you are 1 person, we’ll take a taxi from the city center and come back by public transport