Discover the Ukraine on a Dnieper River Cruise

Viking's General Lavrinenkov in Odessa

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 Dnieper, there […]

Dnieper River Cruise – Photos and Itinerary

Dnieper River Cruise, Ukraine

Planning a Dnieper River Cruise (Ukraine), but not sure what to expect? Our day-by-day activities list, coupled with our comments and comprehensive Ukraine photo galleries will give you an insight into this interesting country before they leave.

Kiev Airport Transfer – Dopobachennya Kiev!

Kiev Sea Terminal

End of our Dnieper River Cruise and we arrange our own airport transfer to Kiev Airport.

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…

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…