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...]

Varenyky or Pierogi – Delicious Ukrainian Dumplings

Making Varenyky - Ukraine River Cruise: A taste of varenyky or pierogi is a must on any trip to the Ukraine. These dumplings come with a range of fillings, including potato, potato and cheddar cheese, potato and mushroom, cottage cheese, blueberries or cherries. Varenyky is a staple dish of the … [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...]

In the Footsteps of the Cossacks – Zaporozhye

Dnieper River Cruise - Zaporozhye, Ukraine DAY 9 Zaporozhye. (Thurs.) Included Zaporozhye Tour, Khortitsa Tour & Cossack Horse Show. Enjoy your morning cruising the Dnieper River on your way to Zaporozhye. Arrive after lunch and disembark for a tour of the ancestral home of the legendary … [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...]