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Walk in the footsteps of the Kozaks

Have you always wanted to visit a famous Kozak fortress or Sich? Come with us on a journey, beyond the rapids of the great Dnipro River, to the land of the Zaporizhian Kozaks! See the birthplace of the Hetmans who ruled this vast territory and struck fear into the hearts of all civilizations.

Perhaps it’s time to take that father-son bonding trip that you’ve always dreamed of! Or maybe you and your buddies have been dreaming of this opportunity since you were just kids! Start growing those moustaches now...

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Kyiv to Lviv

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-2
Arrive in Kyiv. Check into your hotel and join your tour leader on a brief city orientation. Tour the “City of Golden Domes”
Day
3-4
Visit Poltava, a once-renowned stronghold of the Ukrainian Kozaky! Walk on the battlegrounds of the 1709 Battle of Poltava
Day
5-6
A must see for any Kozak: Ukraine’s first-ever sich on Khortytsia Island! Visit the Museum of Zaporizhian Kozaks to learn about the exciting beginnings of the Kozak movement
Day
7-9
See the first Kozak capital of independent Ukraine in - Chyhyryn. Have a look at Taras Shevchenko's museum in the town of Kaniv - this place has something unusual in itself.
Day
10-11
Walk the ancient cobblestone streets of Kamianets-Podilsk and explore the impressive castle on the Smotrych River. Set foot inside Khotyn Fortress, one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine!
Day
12-15
Explore the old city, declared a UNESCO World-Heritage Site, and visit some of Lviv’s most famous attractions including the Lychakivskiy Cemetery, St. George’s Cathedral, Shevchenko Hai and the Lviv Opera House. Get ready to be amazed!
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Highlights

• Kozak sword fighting demonstration and optional workshop.

• Visit Khortytsia Island, Ukraine’s first-ever such!
See the fortresses of Khotyn and Kamianets-Podilsk.

• Daily horilka and home brew sampling

• Kozak initiation traditions

• Dress-up like a Kozak for an exclusive photo session.Kozak sword fighting demonstration and optional workshop.

• Visit Khortytsia Island, Ukraine’s first-ever such!

• See the fortresses of Khotyn and Kamianets-Podilsk.

• Purchase your own Cobblestone commemorative sword with your new Kozak name engraved on it!

• Attend private concerts and cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers.
Kozak initiation traditions.

Departure Dates

2018

Early Bird Discount available
until Jan 26, 2018*

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodations
  • All land transportation
  • Entrance fees and admissions for included sightseeing and cultural events
  • Exclusive events for Cobblestone Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip to another part of Ukraine
  • Optional Add-On: Do a side trip - visit your family, have your family history researched
  • Optional Add-On: Village Stay

Land Package per person from:

$2,450 usd

Flight escorted (from Edmonton, Canada)

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $500

HOST: Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and connoisseur of Ukrainian dance, art and culture for many years. Raised in Victoria BC, Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. With Shumka, Vincent had the great opportunity of performing across Canada as a cast member of “Absolutely Shumka”, “Shumka’s Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” with the Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine and Shumka.

He has traveled most of eastern Europe, and South America. Vince created Cobblestone Freeway as a way to combine his passion for culture and travel.

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