Part 1 of Secrets and Splendors of Odessa's Main Sights live-stream walking tour is an entertaining way to discover the city. We’ll stroll around the historic quarters in real-time and uncover the secrets of Odessa’s landmarks during an interactive quiz. From the comfort of your home, you’ll virtually walk up the 192 steps of the legendary Potemkin staircase and marvel at stunning Catherine square. We’ll drop into Odessa’s courtyards to glimpse at the local lifestyle. The city’s past is a cocktail of funny stories cast in stone and we take it all in: how Odessa’s iconic sight appeared and why it was called the Potemkin Steps, why the statue to the French prime minister was erected on the donations of the Odessa’s poor and rich and has become a symbol of Odessa; the city’s beating heart of all times – Primorsky boulevard and its secrets. You’ll engage with a professional tour guide who is an Odessa local. She’ll share with you insights into the city’s life and explain what makes Odessa so special. This live-stream walking tour is an exciting and informative way to experience beautiful Odessa. To be continued. There’s also Part 2... of course, with an interactive quiz!
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.
15 October 2021
05 October 2021
Very intresting morning at Odessa, with many historical facts well explained by the guide.
Dale (Upstate NY) M.
04 October 2021
Olga gave me a great first glimpse of Odessa. I love how she had quiz questions throughout the tour to ensure we were participating. Can't wait to see more!
03 October 2021
Very good tour indeed -- it was marvellous to see the famous Odessa steps. I always enjoy Olga's tours, and as usual, she had some very entertaining historical stories to tell.
03 October 2021
she was informative and lovely and responded to questions intelligently