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About Dnieper Tours

Cruise the Dnieper River, the fourth largest river in Europe, on’s “Footsteps of the Cossacks” Dnieper River Cruise.  The Dnieper River is a 2,200 kilometre stretch flowing through Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Black Sea. This 12-day river cruise introduces you to six unique Ukraine cities!

On your Dnieper River Cruise, you will spend time in Odessa (also spelled Odesa), a mysterious and enchanting city. Walk up the famous Potemkin Steps that lead to the Black Sea for a breathtaking view of the city. You may also walk through the Odessa Catacombs to experience the network of underground tunnels or simply gaze at the beautiful 19th century architecture aboveground. Embark on an excursion to the Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky to see the work of archaeologists in uncovering the history of this ancient site. Or have the option to enjoy an Odessa Opera House performance or take a Jewish Odessa tour.

Sevastopol, the home of the navy’s Black Sea Fleet, is filled with historical recollections. The St. Vladimir Cathedral named after the prince, Admiral Nakhimov Square, the most popular area in the city, and the Khan Palace built in 1519, are other stops on your itinerary.  You may also enjoy an optional Black Sea choir concert if you are interested. In Yalta, you will be welcomed by the scenery of the Crimean Peninsula and the landscaped gardens at the admirable Aloupka Palace. Enjoy tours of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Livadia Palace, and an optional tour to the legendary Massandra Winery.

The small city of Kherson was founded in 1778 as instructed by Catherine the Great.  You may visit the cathedral named after this Empress of Russia, St. Catherine’s Cathedral, during your brief time here. In Zaporozhye, home of the Cossacks, you may tour the Cossack Museum of Khortitsa or view the monument dedicated to Lenin.  You may even enjoy an optional horsemanship show with folk music and dance. In Kiev, a city with a strong Viking, Cossack, and Ukrainian heritage, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Caves, the St. Sophia Cathedral, and other historic buildings.  You may also engage in an optional Jewish Kiev tour.

While cruising, appreciate the landscapes of the hills and forests along the Dnieper River while relaxing onboard or enjoying the many activities the ship has to offer, such as Ukranian tea parties and language lessons, among the traditional entertainment, dining, and amenities. If the thought of discovering six Ukrainian cities in twelve memorable days sparks your interest, contact one of our travel agents for more information about our magnificent Dnieper River Cruises!