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…
“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…
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.
One more chance to explore the sightseeing attractions of Yalta before our river boat sets sail for Kherson and the Fishermen’s Island.
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 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 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…
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.
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.
Arriving in Odessa for our Dnieper River Cruise and arranging our own airport transfer.