Criminal History Tour of Odessa

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Know about other side of the Odessa life –about it Criminal history. Criminal life of Odessa began from those far seasons, when director of Odessa customs house Kirjakov, that "to pull out assignments" on civil work in port foisted off to emperor Paul I a bribe - three thousand... oranges. And then the imperial decree about free port (a wave of harbour) of Odessa has involved in city set businessmen from all the Europe and...
Know about other side of the Odessa life –about it Criminal history. Criminal life of Odessa began from those far seasons, when director of Odessa customs house Kirjakov, that "to pull out assignments" on civil work in port foisted off to emperor Paul I a bribe - three thousand... oranges. And then the imperial decree about free port (a wave of harbour) of Odessa has involved in city set businessmen from all the Europe and Russia which "washed" capitals, and right behind them to Odessa have rushed lumpen - fluent convicts, deserters, tramps, adventurers.
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The city is madly rich, city - port. A nutrient medium for the underworld unique. To all underground labyrinths - Catacombs where it is possible to hide stolen goods and to disappear from police. Odessa was arena of activity legendary lady she has a nickname Sonka the Gold Handle. Her true name is Shendlya Solomoniak, and she was born in place Povonszky near Warsaw in 1846. At the early age unsurpassed pickpocket, She has passed in mature years to louder performances which obviously specified uncommon artistry of the author. On Moldavanka the recognised head of the Odessa mafia, Michael Jakovlevich was born, as well-known Mikhail Yakovlevich Vinnitsky. Under a name of Beni Krik he is known to everyone who read " the Odessa stories " of Isaak Babel. On Moldavanka - one of areas of Odessa the supreme thieves' academy, preparing "staff" operated not only For Russian empire, but also...
The city is madly rich, city - port. A nutrient medium for the underworld unique. To all underground labyrinths - Catacombs where it is possible to hide stolen goods and to disappear from police. Odessa was arena of activity legendary lady she has a nickname Sonka the Gold Handle. Her true name is Shendlya Solomoniak, and she was born in place Povonszky near Warsaw in 1846. At the early age unsurpassed pickpocket, She has passed in mature years to louder performances which obviously specified uncommon artistry of the author. On Moldavanka the recognised head of the Odessa mafia, Michael Jakovlevich was born, as well-known Mikhail Yakovlevich Vinnitsky. Under a name of Beni Krik he is known to everyone who read " the Odessa stories " of Isaak Babel. On Moldavanka - one of areas of Odessa the supreme thieves' academy, preparing "staff" operated not only For Russian empire, but also on export. Former robber Mojsha Oks (on nickname Kailych) headed an educational institution.

Except for all other, in Odessa lived and "worked" It is left Backs - the chief Mahnovskaya investigations, Shiko Yablochko, Numa Kotov and many other persons known and not so. About all these in more detail you can learn if you choose excursion Criminal Odessa.

Important Details

Included
  • Know more about the secret life of the Odessa's mafia
  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour -pickup from the hotel by guide
  • Transport by private vehicle or by minivan or by minibus
  • Tour includes transportation and hotel pick-up and drop-off (except for walking tour)
  • Learn about the Criminal history of Odessa from professional guide
Not Included
  • Extra service
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Chaikovs'koho Ln, 1, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000

Traveler pickup is offered
Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Odessa.
Please inform centrally address of your stay in Odessa in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name.
In case You don't know your pick up location in Odessa we can meet you
in Downtown at the main entrance to the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater
Ukraine, 65026, Odessa, Lane Tchaikovsky 1.

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please be informed that you should pay entrance fee for your private guide.
  • You can enjoy this tour while walking. During the walking tour, you will enjoy it by also using the public bus between sightseeing sites. The tour will provided in downtown and some things are not available during the walking due to the destinations between them.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.