Catacombs of Odessa: Half-Day Tour

Catacombs of Odessa: Half-Day Tour

From $120 per group up to 3

Odessa's catacombs are the largest in the world. Venture beneath Odessa for a half-day tour of the fascinating. Learn when, why and how the catacombs of Odessa were made. See World War 2 bunkers and visit the Museum of Partisan Glory.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Discover the subterranean world beneath Odessa
  • Learn the fascinating history of Odessa's catacombs
  • Walk through tunnels where conditions of a World War 2 partisan camp have been recreated
  • Visit the Museum of Partisan Glory
  • Hear thrilling stories smugglers and thieves
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Odessa is unquestionably the city with the largest network of underground tunnels in the world. Odessa's catacombs stretch for more than 2500 kilometers (1550 miles). Spend a half-day exploring this fascinating world in the company of an expert guide. Underground works in the region have been performed since the 1830s, when stone was quarried for the construction of the city. Multi-level labyrinths were created at random and, as a result, this subterranean network is a veritable lost world - only parts of which have yet been explored. An area in the village of Nerubayskoye is in the vicinity of the oldest of Odessa's tunnels. It was here that the Partisan Resistance detachment was stationed during the first months of German occupation of the city during the second World War. Today, a small portion of the tunnels are open to the public as a museum dedicated to the partisan efforts. The passages have been restored from the words of partisans who survived, and include various items and artifacts found within the tunnels. Occasionally unaccompanied visitors have been lost in the tunnels never to be located, making a guided tour of Odessa's catacombs a much safer option than leaving a trail of breadcrumbs.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Service of an English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities

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  • If you are traveling in a party of 3 people or more, we provide the option of renting a minivan for this excursion at an additional charge of USD 20.00 per hour.
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The tour was awsome! Aziz was a great guide and very knowledgable.

Everyone should see this site. The tour guide makes it very easy. We were met pier side by the guide at the appointed hour. He drove us there and explained the history of Yalta along the way. At the destination, he led us through the tunnels, explained the significance of each display, told us some anecdotal stories of the partisans, and then guided us through the resistance museum. It was very informative and interesting. The guide brought us back to the ship.

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17 September 2012

30 July 2018



Informative and a pleasure to have a guide who was interactive. Learned more about Odessa on the way to the catacombs. Great experience.

15 September 2018

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