THE AKKERMAN FORTRESS & SHABO WINERY

duration: 7 hours
(Ususally we combine tours to Akkerman Fortress and Shabo winery becouse they are close to each other)
This is a full day tour during which you will see much of the countryside surrounding Odessa and then visit one of the most beautiful fortresses in Ukraine that has survived in a relatively good condition. You will have the opportunity to admire ancient architecture and gain a feel for life inmedieval times. One can clearly see how the fortress was arranged, the civil yard, the garrison yard and the towers which each had a special purpose. Adjacent to this are
the remains of a unique excavation of the ancient city of Tira dating back to more than 6000 years! Given that Rome is about 2800 years old one can appreciate the age of this site.
In the second part of our excursion is a stop for lunch at a pleasant and well-appointed restaurant offering excellent Ukrainian specialties. Next we move on to visit the Shabo winery, one of the best wineries in the southern region of Ukraine! Visitors can see how wine is currently produced on modern equipment as well as visiting museum displays showing how the first settlers produced wine on these lands. A comfortable cinema will enable tourists to watch a brief film about the foundation of Shabo by its Swiss settlers. Finally, visitors are taken to the crystal room in an underground cellar where different types of wine, vermouth and cognac can be tasted with snacks.

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