Overview

Days 1 - 3 - Kiev
Day 4 - Dnieper River 
Day 5 - Zaporizhia
Day 6 - Kherson/Dnieper Delta 
Day 7 - Vilkovo/Danube Delta 
Days 8 & 9 - Odessa 
Day 10 - Return Flight 

COSSACK REVIVAL

Cruise on the mighty Dnieper River from Kiev to the lands of the Cossacks, Odessa, the Black Sea and Danube Delta

It is now time to visit Ukraine, home of the Cossacks, where you will receive a warm welcome. Explore impressive Kiev, once the centre of the mighty Eastern Slavic state of Kyivan Rus with a rich collection of museums and golden-domed cathedrals.

The river Dnieper is relatively unexplored by cruises but is an important transport link from the Black Sea to Kiev. Rising near Smolensk in Russia it flows for 2,200 kilometres to its delta at Kherson. From Kiev enjoy the panorama of gentle, rolling hills and the plains of rural Ukraine interspersed by the domes of village churches.

The vibrant Black Sea city of Odessa, was founded in 1794 by Catherine the Great and boasts one of Europe’s most beautiful opera houses. The famous and impressive Potemkin Steps spill 500 feet down from Primorsky Boulevard to the sea.

At the Black Sea, the waters of the ‘Blue Danube’ form the largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas, a UNESCO natural heritage site famous for its birdlife.

Key Features

Cultural & Riverscapes
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 25

 

Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Kiev and embark on the MS Dnieper Princess for a nine-night cruise. Welcome cocktail. (D)

Day 2 Morning tour of Kiev including the old town, lying on seven hills on the right bank of the Dnieper and visit St. Sophia Cathedral, erected in 1037 in Russian-Byzantine style and containing unique mosaics and frescoes. Afternoon optional tour to Pirohiv open-air museum (bookable locally). Kiev by night boat trip (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 3 Morning visit to Kyivo-Pecherskaya Lavra, the Cave Monastery set on grassy hills whose cluster of gold-domed churches is a feast for the eyes and whose underground labyrinths are home to mysterious mummified monks. Afternoon optional concert by Ukrainian National Choir (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 4 Day spent cruising towards Zaporizhia. The theme today is Ukraine national day with Ukrainian cuisine and language lessons. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Tour of the historic and important Cossack town, Zaporizhia including the Cossack Museum. Afternoon Cossack horse show, a demonstration of Cossack horse-riding, sword and whip fighting, gun shooting and dancing. Sail overnight to Kherson. (B, L, D).

Day 6 Arrive at Kherson, a city dating back to the ancient Greeks. Enjoy a boat trip to the beautiful Dnieper Delta and a visit to a traditional fishing village. Sail on the Black Sea to Vilkovo. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Arrive at Vilkovo, strategically situated on the border of Ukraine and Romania and at the confluence of the Danube and the Black Sea. Tour this settlement of dozens of man-made islands formed out of silt and clay. Afternoon boat trip to the Danube Delta, one of the most important wetlands in Europe. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Morning tour of elegant Odessa, the gem of the Black Sea. Visit the Fine Arts Museum which boasts the richest art collection in Ukraine. Evening optional ballet or music performance at the Opera House (bookable locally, subject to schedule). (B, L, D)

Day 9 Morning tour of the churches of Odessa, places of worship that have always played an important part in the city’s history. Visit Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, Greek Orthodox Churches, a Roman Catholic Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque. Optional excursion to Belgorod-Dnestrovski (bookable locally). Farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Return flight via Kiev to London Gatwick. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

2020

per person in a twin Lower Deck cabin
Ukraine International from Gatwick

Date Price
May 17 £1345
May 29 £1345
June 10 £1375
June 22 £1375
August 8 £1375
September 13 £1345

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement (Lower Deck cabin for sole use) £425

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck (twin) £185 
Main Deck twin cabin for sole use £685 
Upper Deck (twin) £230
Upper Deck single cabin £415
Upper Deck twin cabin for sole use £745
Deluxe cabin, Upper and Boat Deck (twin/double) £595 
Junior Suite, Boat Deck (twin/double) £695

Extension Options

Post-Cruise Extension - Odessa
Continental Hotel
2 nights £145
Single supplement £80

Independent Arrival

Save £250
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £30

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 9-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel, excursions, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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