KIEV TO BLACK SEA
FURTHER REDUCED PLUS FREE AIR
Here is an opportunity to visit a fascinating place at a fantastic price.
Remaining cabins have been further reducedand Viking are offering FREE AIR on this sailing .
There are further discounts for past guests of Viking. $500 per person will hold your cabin and you can cancel up until 5 months before departure and all but $100 per person is refundable.
Please email me if you have any questions.
P.S. WE ALSO HAVE SOME SPACE LEFT FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 SAILING
KIEV TO THE BLACK SEA - 16 MAY 2019
Deluxe Picture Window Category DX Stateroom Brochure Price
Northstar Travel Group Rate
FURTHER REDUCED $4774CDN
BONUS FREE ROUND TRIP AIR
Enjoy Ukraine’s towns & traditionsCruise the Dnieper River to the Black Sea, an ancient and splendid trade route lined with rich cultural treasures, onion-domed churches and rural folkways that recall the days of Vikings, Tatars and Cossacks. Visit Kiev’s Cave Monasteries. Marvel at the riding skill of Cossack horsemen. And trace the footsteps of history at Odessa’s Potemkin Steps.
Kiev, UkraineArrive in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, and transfer to your ship.* After boarding, take free time to relax before dinner, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and start getting oriented. (D)
Kiev, UkraineTour Kiev, one of Europe’s oldest cities, with a heritage of Viking, Cossack and Ukrainian peoples. See its historic buildings and monuments, and take a guided tour of the lovely St. Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crowned with 13 glimmering domes. Afterward, continue to the Monastery of Caves, an extensive complex of domed churches and museums founded by monks in 1051. Its Ukrainian name, Pechersk, comes from the underground passages and chapels that have been dug into the rocks alongside it. After lunch, spend some time exploring Kiev on your own, perhaps strolling the city center’s broad Kreshchatik avenue, lined with inviting shops and chestnut trees. (B, L, D)
Kiev, UkraineVisit the fascinating Pirogovo Folk Museum today, a remarkable collection of more than 200 wooden structures relocated and rebuilt here from regions throughout Ukraine. Each building reflects a particular region, style and historical period of the country’s past and is brought to life by exhibits of folk costumes, musical instruments and household articles. You may spend the remainder of the day on your own or take an optional Jewish Kiev tour. Dinner aboard is followed by evening sailing along the peaceful Dnieper River, past gently rolling hills, forests and quaint villages. (B, L, D)
Kremenchug, UkraineAfter breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Kremenchug. With its riverside location along the trade route between the 16th-century duchy of Muscovy (today’s Moscow) and the Black Sea, this town grew into a wealthy Cossack center. You will be welcomed today into the home of a local family for snacks. Your enriching visit will shine a light on the daily lives of Ukrainians and you’ll come to embrace both your differences and your similarities. You can share your experiences and impressions this evening during our onboard dinner. (B, L, D)
Dnipro, UkraineUndulating hills, vast open landscapes and a bend in the rambling river lead to Dnipro, a former fortress settlement. The city was founded by Catherine the Great’s lover as a summer residence for the tsarina. During a city tour, you will see the long boulevards, green parks and provincial public buildings. Stop to browse the Petrykivka Folk Art Center, founded by the celebrated Cossack known as Petryk. This settlement is famed for its rich ornamental style of decorative floral painting that embodies the culture’s connection to the natural world. (B, L, D)
Zaporozhye, UkraineAfter breakfast, tour Zaporozhye, ancestral home of the Cossacks. Drive along Lenin Street; see the Lenin Monument, dam and the city’s massive hydroelectric plant. Then visit the Cossack Museum of Khortitsa. Enjoy a special Cossack horsemanship show full of spectacular acrobatics accompanied by folkloric music and dance. During lunch aboard, continue sailing down the Dnieper; this afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising and onboard activities, including a Ukrainian tea party. Cruise through the night. (B, L, D)
Kherson, UkraineEnjoy a morning of scenic cruising through a rich, fertile landscape of corn and watermelon fields. After an onboard Ukraine history lecture, arrive in Kherson mid-afternoon. Disembark for a tour of this small city, founded in 1778 by order of Catherine the Great and named after the nearby ancient Greek colony of Chersonesos Taurica. Walk along the river embankment, see the monument to Prince Potemkin and visit St. Catherine’s Cathedral, decidedly Mediterranean in design. You will also visit the local craft market, where you’ll find colorful fabric, nesting dolls and decorative housewares. Dinner is served as we depart and make our way into the wide-open waters of the Black Sea. (B, L, D)
Odessa, UkraineAfter breakfast, enjoy a half-day city tour of Odessa, an elegant city of terraced hills and landscaped parks. Travel along Primorski Boulevard to the Italian-baroque Opera House and to Potemkin Steps, where one of the most famous scenes in cinema was shot by Sergei Eisenstein for his 1925 classic, The Battleship Potemkin. After dinner, you may choose to attend an optional performance at the Odessa Opera House, known for its splendid acoustics. (B, L, D)
Odessa, UkraineBegin today with a tour of Akkerman Fortress of Bilgorod–Dnistrovski, a mighty and imposing citadel dramatically overlooking the Black Sea. It is the largest and best preserved fortress in Ukraine. Later, spend more time exploring Odessa’s stately 19th-century architecture, a blend of its Russian heritage and Mediterranean sensibilities, or stroll along its miles of sandy beaches. Or you might join an afternoon optional excursion to the Odessa Opera House, where you can see a special performance in the oldest theater in the city. (B, L, D)
Odessa, UkraineAfter breakfast, tour the fascinating Odessa Catacombs. This maze of underground tunnels began as a sandstone mining operation but the abandoned mines were later used by smugglers and Soviet partisans fighting fascist invaders during the Second World War. Or visit the Odessa Art Museum in Potocki Palace, a treasure of 19th-century architecture and colorful, eclectic interiors. During your visit, browse a rich collection of Russian and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning centuries. This afternoon, enjoy free time discovering more of this remarkable city, perhaps visiting the Uspensky Cathedral, a vision of blue and white domes, or joining an optional excursion to Odessa, where you’ll tour historic synagogues and monuments of Jewish heritage and significance. (B, L, D)
Odessa, UkraineAfter breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* (B)
Viking Inclusive Value
WE INCLUDE MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS:
- One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
- Unlimited free Wi-Fi
- Visits to UNESCO Sites
- Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
- Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
- 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
- All port taxes & fees
- Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with Viking Air purchase
YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
- River-view stateroom
- Most Deluxe Staterooms have hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
- 26" flat-screen Sony® TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
- 110/220 volt outlets
- Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
- Spacious glass-enclosed shower in Suites & Jr. Suites
- Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers
- Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
*For full terms and conditions of booking refer to Viking Riverboat Cruises Brochure. Itinerary is subject to change. Proof of Out of Country Medical Insurance is Mandatory for this trip. Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance is Strongly Recommended.
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