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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.

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Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Kyiv to Odesa

Tour Style: Signature

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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.
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!
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.
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.
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Golden domes: explore the beautiful capital of Ukraine – Kyiv
Arts & Antiques:shop on the famous Andriyivskiy Uzviz – home to Kyiv’s artists and craftsmen.
Ukrainian Village:spend a night in a village museum in Velyki Sorochyntsi,
Mykola Hohol: visit the home of the famous writer, and the villages that inspired him
Unique pottery: take a pottery workshop in the village of Opishnya
Time Travel: explore Poltava and learn about a battle that changed history
Ukrainian Kozaks: step back in time on Khortytsia island – the first ever Kozak state.
Black Sea: visit the stunning coastal city of Odesa
Wine Tasting: enjoy a winery tour and wine tasting at Shabo near Odesa
Cobblestone Exclusives: attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone freeway travellers.

Our Signature Tours Include:

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

The Cobblestone Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more. This allows for more intimate experiences and flexibility while on tour.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people. We get away from tourist traps and into the places where authentic life takes place.

Folk Performances

The best local folk performers playing for you. We ensure you have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Artisan Demonstrations

Participate or sit back and soak it up: learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Traditional Cuisine

Food is a central part of our journey, so we carefully choose each restaurant to ensure you get a variety of delicious local eats and great service.


Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere. Ample opportunity to experience a place before moving to our next adventure.

Land Tour Dates

Based on double occupany

3550 usd

Flight Packages

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