Learn about the intriguing cultures of Ukraine while sailing the Dnieper River, which flows through the heart of the country before emptying into the Black Sea.
Most Dnieper itineraries travel between Kiev, the capital, and Odessa, a major seaport. Top attractions in Kiev include the domed St. Sophia Cathedral and the Monastery of Caves, a complex of churches, cathedrals and bell towers erected by monks in the 11th century. In the elegant city of Odessa, guided tours take in the Italian baroque opera house and the broad promenade called Primorsky Boulevard, as well as the Potemkin Steps, a set of 192 stairs used by director Sergei Eisenstein for a well-known scene in the 1925 silent film "Battleship Potemkin."
You'll likely stop at Zaporozhye, where you might witness an impressive display of Cossack horsemanship -- the city is the ancestral home of the Cossacks. In Sevastopol, where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based, visit St. Vladimir Cathedral and Admiral Nakhimov Square. Stop at the Tatar settlement of Bakhchisarai, notable for its 16th-century Khan Palace. In Yalta, visit the White Palace, the former summer home of Russian tsars and site of the 1945 Yalta Conference attended by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.
Knowledgeable guides in each stop help you make the most of your time in port, while experienced tour directors manage the day-to-day travel details. Your accommodations, some meals, transportation and excursions are included for one low price.
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River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The Dnieper river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any Dnieper cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.
Budget = European River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare. First Class = European River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare. Deluxe = European River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.
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