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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

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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.

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

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