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  • 1. Admiral Nakhimov Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Near Grafskaya Quay, on the square named after the famous Russian admiral, this bronze statue was inaugurated in 1959. Nakhimov was an outstanding...

    Near Grafskaya Quay, on the square named after the famous Russian admiral, this bronze statue was inaugurated in 1959. Nakhimov was an outstanding naval commander and one of the chief defenders of Sevastopol during the Crimean War, when he was killed. These days, newlywed couples lie down bouquets here on their wedding day.

    Nakhimov Square, Sevastopol, Misto Sevastopol’, 99011, Ukraine
  • 2. Ai-Petri Mountain and Chairlift

    Viewpoint

    About 1 km (⅓ mi) east of Alupka, behind a little cluster of market stalls, is the cable car that swings you up the side of Mount Ai-Petri....

    About 1 km (⅓ mi) east of Alupka, behind a little cluster of market stalls, is the cable car that swings you up the side of Mount Ai-Petri. The truly breathtaking ride goes across the foothills and up the mountain's sheer face, offering unobstructed views of the coast and the sea. The course of the chairlift begins quayside and then travels 1,233 meters up the mountain in about 10 minutes; it's a short but very dramatic ride. As you go up, you'll be able to see the elegant dome of St. Alexander Nevsky cathederal.

    Near the Ai-Petri Trolley Station, Koreiz, Alupskoye Shosse 52, Yalta, Crimea, 98675, Ukraine
    0654-721469

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    Rate Includes: Hr 60 one-way
  • 3. Aquarium

    Zoo/Aquarium

    This is one of the oldest aquariums in the world, dating from 1897, and the only aquarium in the Ukraine. More than 180 different sea creatures...

    This is one of the oldest aquariums in the world, dating from 1897, and the only aquarium in the Ukraine. More than 180 different sea creatures are on display here.

    2, Nahimov Prospect, Sevastopol, Misto Sevastopol’, 99011, Ukraine
    0692-543–892

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    Rate Includes: Hr 40
  • 4. Archeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Odessa's Archeological Museum is one of the oldest in Ukraine, founded in 1825. Its purpose was to carry out excavations in the northern Black...

    Odessa's Archeological Museum is one of the oldest in Ukraine, founded in 1825. Its purpose was to carry out excavations in the northern Black Sea region and preserve its history. More than 160,000 exhibits make up one of the largest collections related to the Black Sea. Some exhibits have information in English.

    Langeronovskaya 4, Odessa, Odessa, 65026, Ukraine
    380-48–722–01–71

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    Rate Includes: HR 30
  • 5. Arkadia

    Neighborhood/Street

    No trip around the city is complete without a visit to Arkadia, the heart of Odessa's nightlife and beach scene in the summer months. Above...

    No trip around the city is complete without a visit to Arkadia, the heart of Odessa's nightlife and beach scene in the summer months. Above the beach, the patios of dozens of themed restaurant, bars, and clubs provide shady spots from which to people-watch and take in the scenery. This is a good place to go if you want to try local seafood.

    Arkadia Beach, a 15-min taxi ride southeast of City Center, Odessa, Odessa, 65009, Ukraine
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  • 6. Askania-Nova

    The Kherson area's star attraction, Askania-Nova was among Europe's first wildlife reserves, dating back to the late 19th century when a local baron began importing...

    The Kherson area's star attraction, Askania-Nova was among Europe's first wildlife reserves, dating back to the late 19th century when a local baron began importing exotic animals from around the world to live on his property in the Tavrian steppes. Today, this 520-acre park is home to zebras, wild horses, African and South Asian varieties of antelope, and a huge array of birds, from flamingos to emus. It’s a 90-minute drive from Kherson and the best time to spot animals is in the height of summer.

    St. Park 15, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
    55-386–1286

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    Rate Includes: Apr.–mid-Nov., daily 8–5
  • 7. Black Sea Fleet Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    You can view ship models as well as naval mementos in this museum dedicated to Russia's navy, which had a historically important base here....

    You can view ship models as well as naval mementos in this museum dedicated to Russia's navy, which had a historically important base here. The museum was a direct result of the scuttling of the entire fleet in Sevastpol's harbor during the Crimean War.

    11, Lenin Str., Sevastopol, Misto Sevastopol’, 99000, Ukraine
    0692-520–392

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    Rate Includes: Hr 25
  • 8. Catacombs

    Museum/Gallery

    The Odessa Catacombs are a vast, multilevel network of tunnels, the result of stone mining for the construction of Odessa city. To explore the...

    The Odessa Catacombs are a vast, multilevel network of tunnels, the result of stone mining for the construction of Odessa city. To explore the underground part of Odessan history, you'll have to make the trip to the Catacomb Museum (a.k.a. "the Museum of Partisan Glory") in Nerubayskoye, and do so on a guided tour. Just outside the city, the museum tells how during World War II the Ukrainian partisans used these tunnels as a base from which to attack the occupying Nazi troops. Fagot Agency (Rishelievska 4,) offers a guided excursion to the catacombs, which should be booked a day in advance. The Museum shows only a fragment of the underground maze. Many "wild" sections have become a destination for adventure tourists. Touring of the catacombs on your own can be very dangerous.

    Nerubayskoye, Odessa, Odessa, 67661, Ukraine
    048-23–75–201

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    Rate Includes: HR 75 for tour and entry to catacombs
  • 9. Chekhov's Dacha

    Museum/Gallery

    The Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was drawn to Yalta for the air, which was said to be beneficial for his tuberculosis. He designed both...

    The Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was drawn to Yalta for the air, which was said to be beneficial for his tuberculosis. He designed both the house and garden and produced a great deal of his literary output here (including the The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters).

    112 Kirov St., Yalta, Crimea, 98601, Ukraine
    0645-394947

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    Rate Includes: Hr 25
  • 10. City Hall

    Government Building

    About 200 meters south on Primorskiy Boulevard from the Potyomkin Steps will bring you to a historic building, which is currently Odessa's City...

    About 200 meters south on Primorskiy Boulevard from the Potyomkin Steps will bring you to a historic building, which is currently Odessa's City Hall (a former Stock Exchange). It is in front of a monument to Alexander Pushkin, who is considered by many to be Russia's greatest poet, who spent 13 months in Odessa. Every hour, the clock above the entrance plays the melody "Odessa, My Town".

    Primorsky Blvd., Dumskaya sq. 1, Odessa, Odessa, 65026, Ukraine
  • 11. Deribasovskaya Street

    Neighborhood/Street

    This famous street has been featured in thousands of books, films, and songs and remains one of the most celebrated in Ukraine. Odessites are...

    This famous street has been featured in thousands of books, films, and songs and remains one of the most celebrated in Ukraine. Odessites are passionate about Deribasovskaya, and a trip downtown cannot be complete without spending at least an hour strolling or people-watching from one of its many cafés. Each year, Deribasovksaya gets more beautiful and, of course, more crowded with tourists as the secret gets out.

    Odessa, Odessa, 65000, Ukraine
  • 12. Dnieper Hydroelectric Station

    Engineering enthusiasts and history buffs will likely be impressed by this 2,625-foot-long, 200-foot-high generating station, the largest hydropower station on the Dnieper. Built in the...

    Engineering enthusiasts and history buffs will likely be impressed by this 2,625-foot-long, 200-foot-high generating station, the largest hydropower station on the Dnieper. Built in the 1920s and ‘30s, the dam was dynamited by the Red Army in 1941 as Germany invaded the Soviet Union, and was again blown up by Nazi troops only a couple of years later. It was rebuilt after the war, when its older generators were replaced with more powerful versions. You can also use the dam to cross the river, on foot or by car.

    Winter Blvd. 1, Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine
  • 13. Grafskaja Quay

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The historic quay on Nakhimov square offers a lovely greeting to those arriving by sea and is an important architectural monument in its own...

    The historic quay on Nakhimov square offers a lovely greeting to those arriving by sea and is an important architectural monument in its own right. Built in June 1783, it was created from masonry stones. It was further improved in 1787 in honor of a visit by the Russian Empress Ekaterina II, when the quay was equipped with modern amenities and when white marble columns where added. Two lions on the column are said to preserve the calmness of the city.

    Nakhimov Square, Sevastopol, Misto Sevastopol’, 99011, Ukraine
  • 14. Kiev Pechersk Lavra

    Also known by its English name—the Monastery for the Caves—this 11th-century monastery complex houses both a huge cultural museum and an active monastery. The monastery...

    Also known by its English name—the Monastery for the Caves—this 11th-century monastery complex houses both a huge cultural museum and an active monastery. The monastery is easily recognizable on the Kiev skyline thanks to its gilded dome-topped bell towers and churches, most of which were built (or rebuilt) in the 17th and 18th centuries. However, it's the monastery's labyrinthine subterranean cave system—full of narrow passageways and even a few mummified monks—that most visitors write home about. The lavra also houses one of the largest museum collections in the city, featuring religious items, books, and textiles.

    Lavrska St. 15, Kiev, Kyiv City, Ukraine
    44-255–1237
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  • 15. Lastochkino Gnezdo

    Notable Building

    This incredibly beautiful toy-town building, which stands on the very edge of a 40-meter cliff, is a favorite subject of Crimean postcards....

    This incredibly beautiful toy-town building, which stands on the very edge of a 40-meter cliff, is a favorite subject of Crimean postcards. Commissioned by the German Baron von Steinheil, it was designed and built by the Ukranian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 in the style of a medieval castle. It overlooks the Black Sea and is situated near the remains of an ancient Roman fortress dating from the 1st to 3rd century AD. It's now operated as a tourist restaurant.

    Gaspra, Cape Ai- Todor, 10 km (6 mi) west of Yalta, Akypskoye 9, Yalta, Crimea, 98663, Ukraine
  • 16. Lazar Globa Park

    Originally established as a fruit orchard in the 18th century, Globa Park today is one of Dnepropetrovsk's top spots for outdoor recreation in the mild...

    Originally established as a fruit orchard in the 18th century, Globa Park today is one of Dnepropetrovsk's top spots for outdoor recreation in the mild summer months. It's right near the city center and has plenty of bars and cafés for people watching along with jogging trails, a basketball court, rides, playgrounds, and even a children's train. There's also a lake with resident swans and lots of grassy areas for spreading out a picnic.

    95 Karla Marksa Ave., Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • 17. Livadiya Palace

    Castle/Palace

    The summer residence of Russia's Czar Nicolas II was built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are 60 buildings in the complex, the...

    The summer residence of Russia's Czar Nicolas II was built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are 60 buildings in the complex, the centerpiece of which is the aristocratic Great Palace, built in Italian Renaissance style with Byzantine, Gothic, and Arabic architecture elements. The famous Yalta Conference of 1945 took place here, during which Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin completed plans for Germany's defeat. The palace has a shop, a café, and a church.

    3 km (2 mi) west of Yalta, Baturina St. 44a, Yalta, Crimea, 98655, Ukraine
    0654-315581

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    Rate Includes: Hr 40
  • 18. Malakhov Hill

    City Park

    This avenues of this park are shaded by chestnut, acacia, and cypress trees. During World War II, it came under particularly heavy German...

    This avenues of this park are shaded by chestnut, acacia, and cypress trees. During World War II, it came under particularly heavy German bombardments that left virtually no living thing in the park. Many monuments and statues here are dedicated to great sacrifices of that war. There's also a museum here. The park is about 20 minutes from the City Center by public transportation.

    Istomin St., Sevastopol, Misto Sevastopol’, 99001, Ukraine

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    Rate Includes: Hr. 20, Hr 25 for guided tour
  • 19. Massandra Palace

    Castle/Palace

    One of the most striking architectural constructions in the Crimea, this palace was completed by Czar Alexander III in 1889 and later became...

    One of the most striking architectural constructions in the Crimea, this palace was completed by Czar Alexander III in 1889 and later became Stalin's summer dacha. The Massandra wine collection contains about million bottles of famous wines from all over the world, while the estate's winery produces its own vintages. You can view the palace's paintings and antique furniture collection, stroll through the surrounding park land, and taste some marvelous wines from the Massandra cellars.

    3 km (2 mi) east of Yalta, Yalta, Crimea, 98650, Ukraine
    0654-235347

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    Rate Includes: Hr 40
  • 20. Menorah Center

    The largest Jewish community center in the world, the Menorah Center is a stunning modern structure designed to resemble a menorah, with seven towers and...

    The largest Jewish community center in the world, the Menorah Center is a stunning modern structure designed to resemble a menorah, with seven towers and a total floor plan of around 50,000 square meters. The center was designed to encourage the revival of Dnepropetrovsk's Jewish community, through religion, culture, and business. Features include a conference center and two hotels, along with a number of restaurants, banquet halls. The symmetrical structure is also home to the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum, which chronicles Judaism in the Ukrainian context along with a large section on the Holocaust.

    Sholom-Aleikhema St. 4/26, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
    56-717–7000

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    Rate Includes: Closed Sat.

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