Kiev, "Mother of Cities"

Arriving in Kiev by river

Kiev is one of the oldest cities in all of Europe and therefore called “Mother of Cities”. There are lots to see here, including Sophia Cathedral, Monastery of the Caves, Golden Gate and many other exquisite churches and other attractions.

Cruising the Dnieper River – Ukraine Travel

Cruising the Dneiper River

A full day of cruising along the Dnieper River to Kiev. The Dnieper is the most significant river in the Ukraine and the third longest in Europe…

In the Footsteps of the Cossacks – Zaporozhye

Cossack Horse Show, Zaporozhye

“Footsteps of the Cossacks” is the name of this Ukraine river cruise and today in Zaporozhye we take a walk in their footsteps to learn about their culture, military capabilities and their great horsemanship…

Cruising to Kherson, a Fishermen’s Island

Varenyky making competition

A scenic cruise along the Dnieper river delta takes us to Fishermen’s Island, a quaint fishing village. We enjoy the hospitality of the locals and have an insight into their traditional lifestyle before returning to our river boat.

Yalta Dopobachennya! (Goodbye)

Leaving Yalta

One more chance to explore the sightseeing attractions of Yalta before our river boat sets sail for Kherson and the Fishermen’s Island.

Yalta, a Popular Holiday Destination

Alupka Palace, Yalta

Yalta, as a holiday destination, has a lot to offer visitors. It is rich in history and is scene of the 1945 Yalta Conference. Its nice summer weather has attracted Tsars and other aristocrats to build their summer palaces here in the past and these days Russian tourists flock down here to soak in the summer sun and all the entertainment that Yalta has to offer.

Yalta and the 1945 Yalta Conference

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Yalta

Yalta became famous internationally when Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met at the Livadia Palace to discuss the shape of Europe post World War II. Livadia Palace was also the summer palace of Tsar Nikolas II and a visit to the Palace provides an insight into the lives of the royal family.

Sevastopol – a City of Naval Glory

Panorama Museum, Sevastopol

Sevastopol prides itself of its naval glory and on this Dnieper River cruise stop you can learn all about the Siege of Sevastopol, the Charge of the Light Brigade and more…

Sevastopol and the Khan’s Palace

Sevastopol Harbour

Up to 1996 Sevastopol was a Russian Naval Base, off limits to all except officials. What a contrast to see this Ukraine travel destination overrun by rich Russian holidaymakers today.

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Odessa Opera House

Today’s sightseeing tour gives us our first taste of Odessa, “Pearl of the Black Sea”. Then, we get to bounce down the famous Potemkin Steps, all 192 of them.