New for 2020!

Discover the beating heart of Ukraine.

Ukraine is a country of great variety, and the product of thousands of years of traditions and resilience. This journey takes you right through the heart of Ukraine. You will experience its ancient, magnificent capital - Kyiv, thriving Poltava - where the history of nations were decided; through the Kozak stronghold of Zaporizhia, to the wide Black Sea, and grand Odesa! From famous Kozaks to famous writers, Central Ukraine is the birthplace of Ukraine’s cultural renaissance, home of the Hopak and an undiscovered gem, which you can discover with us.

Combine this tour with our Western Ukraine Tour!

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Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Kyiv to Odesa

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Itinerary

Day
1-4
Where better to discover Ukraine’s spirit, than in its thriving capital, Kyiv. One of the most ancient cities in Eastern Europe, and the former capital of the Kyivan Rus, this beautiful and historic city has played a key part in the past, present and future of this country. Explore its Golden Domed churches, shop for antiques and handicrafts along its winding streets, talk with the locals, and get a feel for this unique, cosmopolitan city at the heart of Ukraine.
Day
5-7
Leaving Kyiv, spend a night in a village museum in Velyki Sorochyntsi – experience 18thC Ukrainian village life, and join a party with traditional food, drink and music! After, on to Poltava - a quaint city with a rich history. A battle, which took place on the outskirts of Poltava in the 17th century, decided the fate of many nations and states in Eastern Europe for several centuries. After encountering a cultural renaissance in the 19thC, Poltava today has become a grand, green city with wide boulevards and many terraced cafés – try their famous dumplings, halushky!
Day
8-10
Travel through the wide open steppe to the land of the Kozaks – Zaporizhia. Fearless fighters who roamed this corner of Ukraine and fought tirelessly for independence and autonomy. They represented the aspiration of Ukrainian people for freedom and independence. This region is a part of Ukraine’s long history – showing a wealth of myths and mysteries of different ages. Visit the Kozak stronghold on Khortytsia island, and see a real life recreation of Kozak battle techniques. Experience ancient life in centuries gone by, as you explore a Kozak village with a towering church and historic wooden houses.
Day
11-14
Odesa – known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, is a blossoming, cosmopolitan city, and historic Black Sea Port. Immigrants from all over Europe were invited to make their fortune here when Odesa was founded in the late 18th century by Russia’s Catherine the Great, making Odesa is one of the most multicultural cities in Ukraine. You will feel its unique vibe as you wander its eclectic streets stunning buildings, and the famous Potemkin steps which sweep down to the glistening Black Sea.
map - Discover the beating heart of Ukraine.

Highlights

-Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyiv
- Spend a night in a village museum in Velyki Sorochyntsi, the home of Gogol
- Explore Poltava and learn about a battle that changed history
-Step back in time on Khortytsia island – the first ever Kozak state
-Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at Ukraine’s best Winery in Shabo, near Odesa
-Attend private concerts and cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travelers

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

Land Package per person:

May 26 – June 8, 2020 - $3,145 USD * Value Season

July 29 – Aug 11, 2020 - $3,377 USD

Sep 30 – Oct 13, 2020 - $3,377 USD

Prices based on double occupancy

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Flight Packages

Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.

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Early Bird Discount

SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.


How to Book

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Single Supplement - $700 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

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