Odessa Catacombs

This SeaDream Land Adventure will take you and your fellow SeaDreamers outside the city and give you an interesting perspective on Odessa’s war history. You will visit the labyrinth of catacombs and the Museum of Partisan Glory located in Nerubaiskoye village. Odessa catacombs were formed when the foundations of the city was laid. The sandstone was quarried out resulting in an intricate labyrinth of underground corridors. In total they run for over 2,500 miles under Odessa and its surroundings. During their history, they have provided refuge for smugglers, revolutionaries and partisans. They served their key role during 2.5 year-long German occupation of the city in World War II when they became a command post of the resistance. The network of tunnels you will visit in Nerubaiskoye village are about 500 yards long and have been turned into the Museum of Partisan Glory. Beginning from the pier, your drive will take you into the countryside past small farms, orchards and vineyards to the village of Nerubaiskoye originally built as the Cossack fortress. On arrival you will have a guided visit and will see the restored resistance headquarters, workshops, hospital, kitchen, and other facilities used by the partisans. Outside again, you will visit the museum, founded in the post-war years to commemorate the heroic deeds of the partisans and city defenders. It displays pictures of the partisans, and many artefacts from the time of city occupation. After visiting the museum you will have the opportunity to enjoy Ukrainian and Russian songs accompanied by a shot of vodka. On completion of the land adventure, we return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes: This land adventure is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia. 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.

Port: Odessa

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 69

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