This live-stream walking tour is a continuation of our exploration of Odessa, the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. We’ll stroll from beautiful Catherine square to the iconic National Opera and Ballet Theater to the Greek-style City Hall, uncovering the secrets of the city’s landmarks. We’ll finish at “the Duke”, one of the city’s symbols and a “must-visit” spot among both the city locals and travelers. Why does the Pushkin statue stand with its back to the City Hall? What is the connection between Charles Darwin and Odessa’s historic quarter? What is the cannon from the British naval ship Tiger doing on a city’s central square? We’ll find out the answers to these questions and many more during an interactive quiz. Odessa boasts stunning architecture and we’ll soak it in during our stroll. An Odessa local, Olga will provide insights into the local lifestyle and traditions and put faces and events to the landmarks. Join her to explore the “Pearl of the Black Sea”.
Olga's journey to guiding and establishing Odessa Walks started in 1998 when she left her home country and went to California to attend a business school. What made her move across the ocean back then? First off, interest to see the world and desire to explore her career options. And while studies were certainly important, traveling was her real passion. After obtaining an MBA degree she has worked in California, London and Moscow. Finally, in 2011 she made a decision to return to Odessa, her anchor city. Why? To build something of her own, based on what she loves most: meeting people, this amazing city and its rich heritage. As a result, Odessa Walks Ltd. came to live in 2011. Since then she's been managing the business and providing in-person tours. Since the fall of 2020 she's been creating online Odessa experiences.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Odessa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Odessa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
01 August 2021
Olga's tour was very interesting, informative, and fascinating. She certainly knows her history and the background and future of Odessa. She is a beautiful speaker, historian, and exquisite video photographer. Her pace completely captivated me. This is the best tour I have ever seen and ever expect to see. Congratulations to Olga for a great trip!
01 August 2021
Every tour with Olga is always packed with historical information and local knowledge. She always appears energetic and makes sure every questions get answered. Thanks so much for another awesome tour!
28 July 2021
25 July 2021
I only watched for a short time
Clive 🇬🇧Manchester UK Globetrotter C.
25 July 2021
No other guide has as much knowledge of her location as Olga. It is 60 minutes of pure information including answering all questions in detail. Odessa is an interesting place, Olga's tours are even more interesting than that !