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...]

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...]

Cruising to Kherson, a Fishermen’s Island

Dnieper River Cruise - Kherson, Ukraine DAY 8 Kherson. (Wed.) Included Fishermen’s Island Excursion. Spend the afternoon cruising to Kherson, located 19 miles from the mouth of the Dnieper River and the Black Sea. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and disembark for your excursion to the Dnieper … [Read more...]

Yalta Dopobachennya! (Goodbye)

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 7 Yalta. (Tues.) Morning at Leisure or Optional Nikita Botanical Gardens Tour. You have the option to spend a leisurely morning in Yalta this morning or you may choose to join an optional tour to Nikita Botanical Gardens. Founded in 1812, this is the … [Read more...]

Yalta, a Popular Holiday Destination

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 6 Yalta. (Mon.) Yalta Leisure Time & Optional Tours. Your day is free to explore Yalta at your own pace, or you may choose to join one or both of today’s optional tours. This morning’s optional tour is of beautiful Alupka Palace. Designed by … [Read more...]