Cruising the Imperial Rivers of Russia and the Ukraine

Moscow Kremlin

CRUISING THE VOLGA RIVER IN RUSSIA AND THE DNIEPER RIVER IN THE UKRAINE: Discover Russia and the Ukraine along their natural highways with a cruise through the imperial rivers and lakes. Whether it's Moscow's golden onion domes and red-walled Kremlin, the legendary palaces and canals of St. … [Read more...]

Discover the Ukraine on a Dnieper River Cruise

Ukraine River Cruise

CRUISE THE DNIEPER RIVER FROM KIEV TO ODESSA OR ODESSA TO KIEV: The Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe, flows 1,370 miles from the heart of the Ukraine to the Black Sea. When we did this cruise in 2009, Viking River Cruises was the only English language cruise company covering the … [Read more...]

Monastery of the Caves (Lavra)

Kievo-Pecherska Lavra - a World Heritage Site: The word Lavra is used to describe high-ranking monasteries for monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Kyiv's World Heritage Lavra is the city's most extensive and amazing sightseeing attraction. Locally called Kievo-Pechersk Lavra, the name of … [Read more...]

Yalta – Jewel of the Crimean Peninsula

Yalta - Famous for the 1945 Yalta Conference: With its mountain peaks serving as a lovely backdrop, warm and sunny summers, Yalta, the jewel of the Crimean peninsula, became a fashionable health resort in the 19th century. Tsar Nicholas II and other Russian aristocrats brought their families … [Read more...]

Kyiv (or Kiev) – One of Eastern Europe’s Oldest Cities

Kyiv is the Capital of the Ukraine As Well as Its Largest City: Kyiv or Kiev (pronounced Keeve in Ukrainian), the capital of the Ukraine, is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe.  The first thing we learn about the Ukrainian capital is that we've been pronouncing its name incorrectly, … [Read more...]

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Odessa - St. Petersburg of the South: Odessa, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea" is the third largest city in Ukraine and the largest city along the Black Sea.  It is the Ukraine's most significant commercial centre. A Brief History of Odessa Odessa's history includes … [Read more...]

Dnieper River Cruise – Photos and Itinerary

Dnieper River Cruise - Footsteps of the Cossacks: A river cruise in Ukraine means a cruise on the Dnieper River, down to or up from the Black Sea. Following is the itinerary of the "Footsteps of the Cossacks" Ukraine river cruise that we took in August 2008 with Viking River Cruises.  This … [Read more...]

Kiev Airport Transfer – Dopobachennya Kiev!

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 12 Kiev. (Sun.) After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B) We have to vacate our rooms by 09:00 a.m. so that they can clean the river boat for the next cruise, however you are able to wait in the … [Read more...]

Kiev, "Mother of Cities"

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 11 Kiev. (Sat.) Dock Location. Your ship is scheduled to dock at Pochtova Square 3, River Passenger Terminal.Included Kiev Tour. Arrive mid-morning and disembark for a tour of the 1,500-year-old Ukrainian capital, picturesquely situated on the Dnieper … [Read more...]

Cruising the Dnieper River – Ukraine Travel

Dnieper River Cruise to Kiev, Ukraine DAY 10 Dnieper River Cruising. (Fri.) Scenic Cruising. Spend a relaxing day onboard as you cruise along the Dnieper River. The countryside on both banks of the peaceful river is varied; on one side steep rocks rise, on the other you can look across … [Read more...]