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...]

Yalta and the 1945 Yalta Conference

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 5 Yalta. (Sun.)Included Yalta Tour. Disembark after breakfast for your Yalta city tour. Travel along the Lenin Embankment and to the Alexander Cathedral. During your tour, you also visit the White Palace in Livadia, a former summer palace of Czar … [Read more...]

Sevastopol – a City of Naval Glory

Dnieper River Cruise - Sevastopol, Ukraine DAY 4 Sevastopol & Bakhchisarai. (Sat.) Included Bakhchisarai Excursion. Join this morning’s coach excursion to Bakhchisarai, the former capital of the Crimean Peninsula during Ottoman rule. Here, you visit the ornate Khan Palace, a complex … [Read more...]

Sevastopol and the Khan’s Palace

Dnieper River Cruise - Sevastopol, Ukraine DAY 3 - Sevastopol (Fri.) Scenic Cruising. Spend the morning cruising the Black Sea, arriving in Sevastopol after lunch. Included Sevastopol Tour. Upon arrival, disembark for a tour of Sevastopol. Once the base of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet, it is … [Read more...]

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Dnieper River Cruise - Odessa, Ukraine DAY 2 - Odessa. (Thur.) Included City Tour. After breakfast, begin your tour of Odessa known as the “Pearl of the Black Sea.” It is one of the region’s most beautiful cities with wonderful beaches, shady parks and tree-lined boulevards. Travel by coach … [Read more...]

Arriving in Odessa and Airport Transfer

Dnieper River Cruise - Odessa, Ukraine DAY 1 - Odessa (Wed.) Arrival in Odessa.  If Viking River Cruises arranged your transfer, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your river cruise ship. Because the crew will be preparing cabins for arriving passengers, you can relax in the … [Read more...]

Lorelei Rock and the Lorelei Siren

Of legends, forklores and the Rhine Siren: The Rhine river is steeped in myths, sagas, legends, forklore and fairytales and the many castles along the Rhine hold tales of historical and political events, medieval battles, military conflicts and knights brandishing swords. The Lorelei … [Read more...]

Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise + Gallipoli Dawn Service

Gallipoli Dawn Service River Cruise: The ANZAC Day dawn service at Gallipoli has become a very popular event and each year the crowds at Gallipoli get bigger and bigger. In the past, it was the older generation who were interested in participating in this special remembrance ceremony, but … [Read more...]

The Historic Regensburg Wurstkuchl

Enjoy Regensburg bratwurst at the Historic Wurstkuchl: On any Danube river cruises, you'll most certainly hear about "Wurstkuchl" in Regensburg, a tavern famous for its bratwurst. Your river boat will stop near the Old Stone Bridge, thought to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built. … [Read more...]