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+44 1756 706500

Footsteps of the Cossacks

Follow in the footsteps of the Cossacks on this unique voyage along the Dnieper River to the Black Sea exploring the heart of the Ukraine, with 3-night stops in the fascinating cities of Kiev and Odessa. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK

Fly Cruise
10 nights from £3395pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Micheal's Church, Kiev
  • Kiev
  • Cossack horse show
  • Potemkin Steps
  • Odessa catacombs
  • City Hall, Odessa
  • Opera House, Odessa

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Footsteps of the Cossacks Special Offer

Learn about the Ukraine's rich heritage and fascinating culture as you cruise along the Dnieper River to the Black Sea.

This unique voyage begins with a 3-night stop in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine and one of Europe's oldest cities, which has been influenced by the Vikings and Cossacks. Discover the majestic UNESCO-listed St Sophia Cathedral, interesting Monastery of Caves, and the Pirogovo Folk Museum which houses a superb collection of wooden structures.

Enjoy a visit to the Petrykivka Folk Art Centre during your time in the former fortress settlement of Dnipro, before cruising to Zaporozhye, the ancestral home of the Cossacks where you'll enjoy a traditional Cossack horsemanship show. Admire the magnificent St Catherine's Cathedral which towers over Kherson and spend three nights in the historic city of Odessa. Visit the famous Potemkin Steps, the impressive Odessa Catacombs and grand Akkerman Fortress overlooking the Black Sea.

R164 Operated by Viking River Cruises

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Footsteps of the Cossacks Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Kiev (Ukraine)

Fly from the UK to Kiev, and transfer to your ship. After boarding, enjoy free time before dinner or join a welcome walk. (D)

Day 2 - Kiev

Enjoy a tour of Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine which has a strong heritage. Explore its historic buildings and monuments, and enjoy a visit to the majestic UNESCO-listed St. Sophia Cathedral. Later, head to the Monastery of Caves, a fascinating complex of domed churches and museums. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional Jewish Kiev tour to learn about one of the city's darkest chapters. This evening, perhaps dine at a traditional restaurant accompanied by a Ukrainian folklore performance. Please note: On the reverse itinerary, you'll visit the Pirogovo Folk Museum today. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Kiev

Discover the interesting Pirogovo Folk Museum which houses a fascinating collection of wooden structures from throughout the Ukraine. Each building reflects a different region and period from the country's past which is brought to life by exhibits. Please note: On the reverse itinerary, you'll enjoy a guided tour including a visit to St Sophia Cathedral, followed by a tour of the Monastery of Caves. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Kremenchug

After breakfast, join the tour of Kremenchug. The town grew into a Cossack centre due to its location along the trade route between Moscow and the Black Sea. Enjoy a visit to a home of a local family for snacks. Learn about daily life in the Ukraine during this unique experience, before returning to the ship for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Dnipro

Today you'll visit the former fortress settlement of Dnipro, founded by Catherine the Great's lover. Join a guided city tour which showcases the magnificent boulevards, parks and public buildings. After lunch, head to the Petrykivka Folk Art Centre which is adorned with floral paintings. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Zaporozhye

After breakfast, disembark for a guided tour of Zaporozhye, the ancestral home of the Cossacks. Enjoy a drive along Cathedral Prospect taking in the dam and hydroelectric plant. After lunch, visit the Cossack Museum of Khortitsa where you'll watch a Cossack horsemanship show accompanied by folkloric music and dance. Back on board, enjoy dinner followed by onboard activities, including a Ukrainian tea party (forward itinerary only). (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Kherson

Admire the passing scenery as you cruise along the Dnieper River before arriving in Kherson. Enjoy a tour which begins with a walk along the river embankment taking in the monument to Prince Potemkin and majestic St Catherine's Cathedral. The tour also includes a visit to the local craft market. Dinner on board as you cruise towards the Black Sea. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Odessa

Join a half-day tour of Odessa. Head along the Primorski Boulevard to the magnificent baroque Opera House and Potemkin Steps, which featured in the film, The Battleship Potemkin. After lunch, travel to the Odessa Catacombs, a fascinating maze of underground tunnels used by smugglers and Soviet partisans during World War II. This evening, perhaps dine at a local restaurant accompanied by a Ukrainian folklore performance. Please note: On the reverse itinerary, you'll visit the Odessa Art Museum in Potocki Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Odessa

Travel to the Akkerman Fortress in Bilgorod-Dnistrovski which towers above the Black Sea. It is the most well-preserved fortress in the Ukraine. Later, discover more of Odessa's magnificent 19th-century architecture or take a stroll along one of the sandy beaches. After dinner, you may wish to attend an optional performance at the Odessa Opera House. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Odessa

Enjoy a visit to the Odessa Art Museum in Potocki Palace and discover an eclectic and colourful collection of art. See Russian and European paintings as well as impressive sculptures. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or take the optional Jewish Odessa tour which showcases the city's spectacular synagogues and monuments. Please note: On the reverse itinerary, you will enjoy a half-day city tour of Odessa and a visit to the Odessa Catacombs. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Odessa - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Odessa airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights full board cruise on Viking Sineus
  • Return economy class flights from London or selected regional airports
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Guided excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated
  • Gratuities on board

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • Vienna Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night stay in Vienna at the InterContinental Vienna or similar. Please contact us for more details and pricing
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 27th - Odessa to Kiev - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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  • June
    • Jun 6th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Jun 16th - Odessa to Kiev - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Jun 26th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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  • July
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    • Jul 16th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Jul 26th - Odessa to Kiev - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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  • August
    • Aug 5th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Aug 15th - Odessa to Kiev - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Aug 25th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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  • September
    • Sep 4th - Odessa to Kiev - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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    • Sep 14th - Kiev to Odessa - Sailing on: Viking Sineus From: £3395
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