Highlights of Odessa
From the port of Odessa, your motor coach takes you to Prymorsky Boulevard. You and your fellow SeaDream guests will have an opportunity to take pictures of the new Monument to Catherine the Great. Walk to the statue of the Duke de Richelieu in a Roman Toga and learn about the foundation of Odessa and the history of the famous Potemkin Steps (193 steps) built between 1837 & 1841. Then walk along the Prymorsky Boulevard which architectural beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade and the park tumbling towards the sea. At the eastern part there is situated a Pushkin statue & a British Tiger Gun, captured in 1854 during the Crimean campaign in front of the colonnaded Odessa City Hall. Several dozen meters from the Archaeological Museum is the impressive building of the world-known Opera & Ballet Theater designed by Viennese architects Felner & Gelmer in the 1880s. This incredible building was constructed in the Habsburg Baroque style of the day, with a number of Italian Renaissance features. Please remember to bring your cameras so you can take pictures of the exterior of this unique and recently restored Opera House. We have arranged a special guided visit of the interior of the opera house as well – enjoy it! From the theatre your next stop will be at the City Garden where you will have a refreshment served in a local restaurant. You will then continue your land adventure to visit the biggest church of Odessa – Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration) Cathedral via Deribasovskaya Street - the heart of Odessa, home to Odessa humor, and a street, keeping the special Odessa atmosphere. En-route you will visit Passage. Enter the recently restored cathedral and learn its history. After your interior visit, you will have some free time for local purchases. Continue to the Palace of Count Pototsky, housing the Odessa Fine Arts Museum. Its maze of over 15 rooms has treasures, which run from 15th century icons onwards and includes works by Levitsky, Ayvazovsky and Repin. At this point, you have seen all the main attractions of Odessa. Now you can board your motor coach and head back to your SeaDream Yacht for lunch.
Notes: Photo and Video are not allowed inside the Cathedral and the Fine Arts Museum. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.
Duration: 4 hours
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