Itinerary

The Ukrainian capital has more than 1,500 years of history. A charming city with splendid architecture, ancient golden domed cathedrals and numerous parks on both sides of the mighty Dnieper River, Kiev is a tourist delight. You will visit the famous Andrijiv Descent, where numerous artists and craftsmen offer their works; the Golden Gate, the remains of a huge wall erected in the 10th century to protect the city; and the Parliament building, situated in a beautiful park.

The enormous territory of the city makes it hard at first to find one's way, but luckily there are two helping points – the Dnieper and the Metro. The river crosses the city north to south; the old town is situated on the high right bank, while the new districts occupy the left bank. The old Kiev (the Upper Town today) is known as the "mother of Russ cities." Although the city has changed its face for a modern one, the ancient monuments and the mighty Dnieper are its pearls.

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Kiev, Ukraine
 
Arrival in Kiev, embarkation, Captain’s Cocktail and overnight.
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Kiev, Ukraine
 
Today there will be a city tour. Optional visits to St. Sophia’s Cathedral, to Open Air Museum, and boat trip “Kyiv by Night” with folk show will also be offered.

Optional program:

  • Visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral
  • Visit to Open Air Museum
  • Boat trip “Kyiv by Night” with folk show

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Kiev, Ukraine
 
During this day there is an opportunity to get around Kiev on your own, or to take optional visit to Kiev Monastery of the Caves and to attend optional Ukrainian National Choir concert.

Optional program:

  • Visit Kiev Monastery of the Caves
  • Ukrainian National Choir concert

Day 4: Sailing. Ukrainian National Day.

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Sailing, Ukrainian National Day
 
There will be a lot of fun today while we are sailing along the Dnieper enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature. We’re having Ukrainian National Day of the cruise later on today: we’re enjoying the dishes of famous Ukrainian cuisine and Ukrainian language lessons.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The city of Zaporozhye (Zaporizhzhya) is more than 200 years old and situated about 600 km South-East of Kiev. Archaeological finds in the area suggest that the Scythian nomads were living here about 2 to 3 thousand years ago. In XV-XVII centuries this place was famous of cossac’s fortress Zaporizka Sich. In 1770, Russian government established new fortress at the Dnieper River, named Aleksandrovsk. Until the beginning of the 20th century Aleksandrovsk was a small town. The city was named Aleksandrovsk until 1921 when the city’s name was changed to Zaporozhye. During and after the World War II years, the city was the location of prisoner-of-war camps. City tour, including: Lenin Avenue — the main street of Zaporizhye; The October Square; The Festival Square — the administrative center of the town; The Lenin Square; Panorama of town and Khortitsa Island — the biggest island of the Dnieper. Historical place relating to Cossack developing. You will visit the Museum of the Cossack history, where you will see exhibits dated 16-17 centuries.
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Zaporozhye (Zaporizhzhya)
 
City tour of today includes beautiful city center and several main streets of the place. Cossack Glory museum with exhibits dated to 16-17 centuries is visited afterwards. Attending Cossack Horse Show on Khortitsa Island is offered optionally.

Optional program:

  • Cossack Horse Show

Approximately 60 miles from the Black Sea, Kherson was built in 1778 by Catherine the Great as a fortress where Zaporizhzhya Cossacks fought against the Tatars and Turks. Tourists can make a picturesque boat trip to the Dnipro Delta, docking at a small fishing village for a picnic lunch served by local chefs.
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Kherson
 
After arrival to Kherson we take boat trip to picturesque Dnieper Delta. Having enjoyed the beauty of the nature we dock at small fishing village for a picnic lunch served by local chefs.
Thanks to its old romantic traditions, Odessa is considered to be one of the world's most fascinating cities. The inimitable coloring of the city is sustained not only by the sea, the aroma of the acacia flowers, and velvety summer nights; it is also enhanced by marvelous monuments of 19th-century architecture. Unique in their beauty — the Opera House, the museum of Western and Oriental Art, the museum of Archeology and, of course, the famous Potemkin Staircase — are the symbols of the city’s splendid past and superb present.

City tours includes visit to The Marine Passenger Terminal, Haven descending, Suvorov street, palace of Shah (outside), Teshchin bridge, Primorsky boulevard, The Potemkin staircase, The monument to Duke Reshelie, The monument to Pushkin, Municipal Duma, "The Tiger", a cannon from a submerged English frigate, the Marine museum, the Archaeological museum, Opera theater, Reshilie street, Kulikovo field, District "Arkadia", French boulevard, the Monument to an unknown sailor (guard relieving), the Shevchenko park, Kanatnaya street, Greek street.

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Odessa, Ukraine
 
We're having city tour today.

Optional program:

  • Visit to Fine Arts museum.
  • Evening opera or ballet performance

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Odessa, Ukraine
 
Day at leisure during which you might have a lot of time on your own in Odessa. The willing ones are invited to take optional program "Churches of Odessa".

Optional program:

  • Program "Churches of Odessa"

This pearl of pre-Danube lows, often called the «Ukrainian Venice», is located on border with Romania and where the Danube meets the Black Sea. The place is unique as it stands on water. The land that supports the town was artificially built up by man. Instead of the ordinary street roads the blocks are separated by the water channels. The most common transport here is the Ukrainian «gondola» built locally by skilled craftsmen. On the sea coast at the border of Danube and Black Sea there is «0 km» sign, which symbolizes the end of the mighty Danube and beginning the vast Black Sea.
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Vilkovo
 
After sightseeing around the village wildlife lovers might want to take optional boat trip to Danube Delta. The place is nature reserve with diverse flora and fauna; it is inhabited by more than 240 different bird species among which are pink pelicans, brants, herons. The Danube Delta is great site not only for birdwatchers – the sighs of numerous birds and boundless water are fascinating!
Izmail is a historic city on the Danube River in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. It is the largest Ukrainian port on the Danube. As such, it is a center of the food processing industry and a popular tourist destination.
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Izmail
 
There exist quite a lot of places of interest in this town; Diorama museum is among them. We’ll be visiting this museum during the city tour of today.

Fetesti

Fetesti is a little cozy Romanian town that is famous for the impressive railway bridge crossing the Danube and connecting Fetesti with another Romanian town of Cernavoda. The settlement of Fetesti was first mentioned in the year 1528. The place has several interesting monuments dedicated to Romanian railways.

Constanta

Constanta is worth while visiting – the place is the second largest port on the Black Sea. It is also known as capital of Romanian coastline.The place has rich history; it was founded around 600 BC. Constanta is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania. Nowadays Constanta is modern cosmopolitan city with lots of historical sights, which, coupled with good location is a guarantee of enduring interest on behalf of travelers from all over the world.

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Fetesti
 
Feel free to explore the place on your own!

Optional program:

  • Tour to the city of Constanta

Fetesti is a little cozy Romanian town that is famous for the impressive railway bridge crossing the Danube and connecting Fetesti with another Romanian town of Cernavoda. The settlement of Fetesti was first mentioned in the year 1528. The place has several interesting monuments dedicated to Romanian railways.
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Fetesti
 
Disembarkation and transfer to Bucharest, the capital of Romania for the flight home. Time to bid farewell to your new friends!

Rates

DescriptionUSD *
Junior Suite Boat Deck3,900
Dedicated SGL Boat Deck3,700
Twin Standard Boat Deck3,000
Junior Suite Upper Deck2,800
Dedicated SGL Upper Deck2,700
Twin Standard Upper Deck2,500
Twin Standard Main Deck2,300
Twin Lower Deck2,000
Triple Lower Deck1,900
Port Taxes170
Twin/double cabin for SGL use+50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy

Schedule

2017

May23
September13