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Odessa - 5 days/4 nights
Accommodation: 5 days / 4 nights
Hotels in Odessa:
Odessa **** Twin/Dbl Standard/Superior room
Mozart **** Twin/Dbl Standard room
Transportation: Air-conditioned coach
Guide

DAY 1
Arrival to Odessa. Transfer to the hotel.
Dinner at the city restaurant Kumanets (national Ukrainian cuisine).
Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 2
Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00-14:00: Your exploration of Odessa will start at Primorsky Boulevard as you get off the coaches for a pleasant walk. This shady seaside promenade not only reveals the picturesque panorama of Odessa bay but also abounds in historical and architectural monuments. The layout of the boulevard was designed by the famous Russian architect A. Melnikov. From the monument to Duc de Richelieu descend the 192 Potemkin Steps, the gala entrance to the city for those who arrive in Odessa by sea. The steps built between 1837 and 1841 have become a recognizable symbol of the city specially after Eisensteins great film Battleship Potemkin.

At the eastern end of the boulevard stands Pushkin statue erected in 1888 by public subscription. The poet spent 13 months here in 1823-24 during his exile. Opposite the statue is the imposing pink-and-white colonnaded Odessa City Hall. A nearby cannon salvaged from the British frigate Tiger recalls of the Crimean War.

A gentle stroll will take you to view the Archaeological Museum with its graceful columns. It was founded in 1875 and is the oldest in the Ukraine. A Roman copy of the famous Laokoon marble statue is placed in front of the museum. Marvel at the famous elaborate Opera and Ballet Theatre, designed by two Viennese architects Helmer and Felner and ingeniously realized by the Russian and Ukrainian masters in 1884-1887.

After boarding the coach you will take a short drive of downtown to Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral, which was built in 1869 on the donations of the Cherepennikov brothers. This orthodox cathedral was designed by L. Otton in Russian style with some Byzantine features added. With its five domes and a 56-metrers high belfry the cathedral has upper and lower temples big enough for 5-6 thousand worshippers.

Then you will proceed past the resort area to Shevchenko Park located not far from the city center. It was named after the Ukraines foremost poet. The highlight of the park is the Alley of Glory with a 21-meters high Monument to the Unknown Sailor. An eternal fire is burning day and night commemorating the defenders of Odessa. Rejoining the coach you will make your way to the Fine Arts Museum, which is housed in an elegant former Pototsky Palace built in classical style in 1824-1828. In 1888 the mayor of Odessa, the famous patron of art and philanthropist G. Marazli bought the palace for the public art gallery. Inaugurated on October 24, 1899 its maze of over 15 rooms on two floors has treasures, which run from the 15th century icons onwards. The main hall, the former ballroom, has a beautiful inlaid floor, intricate plasterwork and an exquisite Meisen porcelain chandelier. Then youll descend to the Grotto where youll be treated champagne and classical due music. Following the visit rejoin your coach for a short drive to the restaurant.

Notes: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking on flat walkways. Modest dress is required to enter the cathedral. The order of attractions visited may vary.

14:00-15:00: Lunch at the restaurant Chaika located on the sixth floor with panoramic view over the city.

15:30: Return to the hotel.
Free time.
Transfer and Dinner at the city restaurant Greenwich.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 3
Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00-17:00: Today the tour will take you to Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy. The fortress has no equal in Ukraine being most dramatic medieval monument. It is located on the high bank of the Dnister estuary on the foundations of the antique town of Tira V c. B.C. From three sides the fortress was surrounded with moats 10 metres wide which were linked by the locks with the estuary. Within centuries the walls and towers were continuously renovated to ensure the defence from different armaments. After 1812 the fortress continued to be the pillar of the south frontier defence system of the Russian empire at least 20 years onwards. Alongside with other sites Armenian and Greek churches of the XIII XIV centuries, vestiges of the Greek ancient city of Tira the medieval fortress adds to the fame of Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy the ancient town founded 2,500 years ago.

Lunch at local restaurant Argo with folk show.

17:00: Return to the hotel.
Free time
Transfer and Gala Dinner at the city restaurant Boulevard with live piano music.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 4
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day.
Transfer and Dinner at the city restaurant Ukrainian Lasunka with folk show.

DAY 5
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out.
Transfer to the airport.

Price of the program and accommodation (BB)
HotelType of roomPrice per person, USD (min 20 pax)Single supplement
Odessa****Dbl/Twin Standard
Dbl/Twin Superior
Mozart****Dbl/Twin Standard


The above prices include:
- 4 nights accommodation in a twin/dbl room at the mentioned above hotels
- Transportation services according to the program
- Services of a guide
- Entrance tickets to the museums
- Meals as listed (the cost of all meals does not include wine).
Meals are included in the price of program (25-30$ p/p per lunch/dinner)


- All these rates are net & include all the taxes and services and valid for the current exchange rate 1.00 Euro = 10.80 UAH (Ukrainian hrivna local currency).
- All these rates are valid for the group not less than 20 pax.
- Prices may change in case of currency exchange rate fluctuations and changes of hotel rate, transportation services rate.