Enjoy pleasant walk around city centre, admire beautiful buildings and learn about Odessa history. You will walk down Primorskiy boulevard, see celebrity Potemkin stairs and monument to Duke de Richelieu, admire white building if City Hall and monument to Alexander Pushkin.
You'll enjoy free time for independent sightseeing when you walk through the Passage, a lavishly ornamented shopping mall and hotel built in 1899. Visit market in nearby Sobornaya Square where you're sure to find nice souvenirs.
After that your coach will drive you to the Odessa Shustov Cognac Factory via picturesque Odessa streets. Odessa Shustov Cognac Factory is the oldest cognac production plant, the cognac production flagship in the Russian Empire, the USSR, and today’s Ukraine. Its prominence is due to the legendary cognac dynasty of Shustov entrepreneurs. Shustov trademark history takes its rise in 1863. In the year of 1990 the Shustov's brandy has won the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris. From that time Shustovs were honored to write “cognac”, not “brandy” at their products.
Odessa Shustov Cognac Factory has the full production cycle following the French classical technology. It has vast areas planted with premium vineyards and the oldest park of cognac barrels.
You will see a short video about the cognac production and Shustov Factory history, will visit four museum halls acquainting youself with the traditional cognac manufacturing instruments, cooperage proccess, some points from Odessa history connected with cognac production, will see old boatles and oak barrels, imteresting documents and old promotional broshures, etc.
The museum visit will end with testing of 5 types of vantage cognac. Then you are able to purchase any cognac, special made chocolate and souvenirs in the Museum shop.