Travel back in time on a private 5-hour guided trip from Odessa to the most ancient city in Ukraine, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi. Discover the Medieval Akkerman Fortress and admire the Dniester estuary, while an expert local guide tells you the most intriguing facts from the history of the city. Enjoy the time spent in this picturesque place and feel the atmosphere of adventure.Description
Meet your friendly guide and driver at the reception of your hotel in the morning and start a joyful trip to the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (82 km). During the 1.5-hour ride from Odessa, you will enjoy the southern landscapes and get introduction to the history of Odessa region.
Arrive at the oldest town in the territory of Ukraine, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, at over 2500 years old. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is often called a city of 12 cultures. Throughout its history it has been under the rule of Greeks, Romans, Goths, Bulgarians, Mongols, Armenians, Italians, Moldavians, Turks, Jews, Russians and Ukrainians. The name of the city has also changed many times. The most ancient of the names are Ophiussa and Tyre. The most vivid and longest lasting is Akkerman, and the most fitting, Belgorod, meaning White city.
Each era has left its mark here. Even today, one can meander through the remains of 4th century walls and blocks and discover the ruins of an ancient city, Tyre, with its Roman barracks, baths, and citadel. See the real Scythian tomb and Sarmatian crypt and hear the fascinating narrative of the guide about those ancient times.
The highlight of the tour is a visit of the biggest fortress in Ukraine, the Akkerman Fortress. The fortress built in the Middle Ages and is preserved in excellent condition until today. Walk along its 12m high and 5m wide defensive walls, and admire the Dniester estuary through the loopholes. Visit the underground Church of St. John the New, and get acquainted with other original monuments of the 14th and 15th centuries.
On this comprehensive tour, you will explore the Odessa region, learn many amazing facts of its history and breathe fresh southern air with the notes of medieval romance. At the end of the tour, you will relax on your way back to Odessa.Highlights
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
: Odessa, UkraineDuration
: 5 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.