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Discover the diverse Jewish cultural heritage of Ukraine

According to the World Jewish Congress, Europe’s third largest Jewish community and the fifth largest in the world is in Ukraine. That’s why we are offering this special journey to discover the significant role the Jewish people played in the cultural life, and history of Ukraine. Travel through time with us, and discover their story off the beaten path of Ukraine, and immerse yourself in this fascinating culture.

Trip Details

13 days/12 nights | Lviv to Kyiv

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
1-3
We will start our tour in the Paris of Ukraine – Lviv! This beautiful and historic city is full of quaint charm, cobblestoned streets and classical architecture – take this chance to see the most famous Jewish cultural monuments that are spread across the city. Take a day trip to the city of Drohobych - the birthplace of the famous Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, and where you can visit the fascinating villas of displaced Jewish families.
Day
4
Discover the rich Jewish culture in Kosiv and Vyzhnytsia, the homes of many Jewish communities, which are the cradle of Hasidism. Between the First and Second World Wars, Jews owned a large number of enterprises here, including their own locally produced and published newspaper.
Day
5-6
Next, in Chernivtsi, we will plunge into the fascinating history of this city - Chernivtsi was a refuge of religious freedom under Austrian rule, inhabited by multiple nationalities, including a significant Jewish population. The 60,000 strong community had a significance influence in the cultural elite of the city. Visit a synagogue, converted into a cinema in the Soviet times. Explore the town of Sadagora, where you can visit the ruins of the manor of the Hassid rabbi Israel Friedman.
Day
7-8
We arrive at the center of Jewish Zionism – Odesa! During the Russian Empire, the Odesa Jewish community was the second largest, only after Warsaw. Odesa was a lively centre of modern Jewish literature and political thought. We will walk around one of the most famous Jewish quarters - Moldavanka. Wander the wide boulevards and see the rich architecture of this stunning city.
Day
9-13
On our way to the capital, we’ll stop in Uman, where Jews from all over the world gather every year to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Arriving in Kyiv, you will get the unique chance to visit the moving Babi Yar Memorial Explore the many beautiful synagogues of Kyiv, and the International Solomon University. Take a day trip to Berdychiv – a hotbed of Jewish culture, where at the turn of the 19th century, Berdychiv's population was more than 80% Jewish. Round off your trip with a stroll around the beautiful capital, and shopping for last minute souvenirs!
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Highlights

-Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Ukraine in Lviv, Kyiv and Chernivtsi
-Explore the many Jewish monuments in Lviv
-Enjoy the Mystic Carpathian Mountains and the cradle of Hasidism - Kosiv
-Visit Vyzhnytsia – former Jewish town with a rich cultural history
-Marvel at Odesa - the centre of modern Jewish literature
-Step inside the ornate and world-renowned Odesa Opera House
- Take a moment to reflect at the moving Babi Yar Memorial near to Kyiv

Departure Dates

2019

Early Bird Discount available
until Jan 3, 2019*

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Land Package per person:

$2,805 usd

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Single Supplement - $500 USD

HOST: Svetlana Bocharova

Svetlana has been working as a guide for a long time. Svetlana is knowledgeable, flexible and friendly, with a very positive life position, kind sense of humor and rich work experience.
She will introduce you to the rich history of the Jewish community in Lviv and will take you to the most prominent places related with this impressive culture.

Svitlana Bocharova

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