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Cruise Kiev — Odessa — Kiev, 12 days, M/S General Vatutin
Day Town Program
1Kiev (Kyiv) Arrival and embarkation.
2 Today there will be city tour, during which the beauty of this great city is generally revealed. Also on schedule there are optional events: visits to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and Open Air Museum, and boat trip 'Kiev by Night' with folk show.
3Kanev (Kaniv) On schedule today there is a city tour and a visit to Taras Shevchenko museum. We’ll be enjoying splendid views of the city and its surroundings.
4Kremenchug (Kremenchuk) Today there will be optional visit to typical Ukrainian village in the closest vicinities of Kremenchug. The place is renowned for its Museum of Bread and Ethnography.
5Sailing, Ukrainian National Day There will be a lot of fun today while we are sailing along the Dnieper enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature. We’re having Ukrainian National Day of the cruise later on today: we’re enjoying the dishes of famous Ukrainian cuisine and Ukrainian language lessons.
6Odessa We're having city tour today. Optional for today there will be a visit to Fine Arts museum, and opera or ballet performance in the evening.
7 This day might be a day at leisure during which you might have a lot of time on your own in Odessa. The willing ones are invited to take optional program ‘Churches of Odessa’ or optional bus trip to Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. This historical city is khown for its impressive fortress. Since 2014 Belgorod-Dnestrovsky and its district are proclaimed ecologically clean area of Odessa Oblast.
8Kherson After arrival to Kherson we take boat trip to picturesque Dnieper Delta. Having enjoyed the beauty of the nature we dock at small fishing village for a picnic lunch served by local chefs.
9Zaporozhye (Zaporizhzhya) Island Khortitsa, the biggest island on the Dnieper, and place related to Cossack history, is the part of the city today. City tour of today includes beautiful city center and several main streets of the place. Cossack Glory museum with exhibits dated to 16-17 centuries is visited afterwards. Attending Cossack Horse Show on Khortitsa Island is offered optionally.
10Sailing. The ship is sailing toward Kiev, and we're quite busy aboard. The program of the day is quite a dense one and includes Crew Show and Farewell Dinner. Enjoy your day!
11Kiev (Kyiv) This day might be a day on your own in Kiev. Still there is a lot to see and to experience. With this in mind we would especially like to turn your attention to optional tours that are offered for today: visit to Kiev Monastery of the Caves and attending Ukrainian National Choir concert.
12 Time to bid farewell to your new friends and to beautiful city of Kiev. Disembarkation.
Cruise Summary
ShipM/S General Vatutin
DescriptionUSD *
Suite Boat Deck3,900
Dedicated SGL Boat Deck2,600
Twin Standard Boat Deck2,300
Twin Standard Upper Deck2,100
Twin Standard Main Deck1,900
Twin Lower Deck1,600
Triple Lower Deck1,500
Port Taxes135
Twin/double cabin for SGL use+50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy

Kanev (ukr. Kaniv)

Founded in the 11th century by Kievan Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this pleasant city is known today mostly as the burial site of Taras Shevchenko, the great Ukrainian poet, artist and "father" of the modern Ukrainian language. His grave site is there – on Chernecha (Monks) Hill.



Kherson is located approximately 60 miles from the Black Sea. The city was built in 1778 by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great as a fortress where Cossacks fought against the Tatars and Turks. Shortly after Kherson became the first Russian naval base and shipyard on the Black Sea. Present day city is large ship-building center.


Kiev (ukr. Kyiv)

City tour, including the Kontraktova Square, Kiev-Mohyla Academy, "The Samson Fountain", philarmony, Kreschatyk street, The Independence Square, The Mykhaylovsky Monastery, The Monument to Princess Olga, Starokyivska Hill, The Sophiyivska Square, The Golden Gates, The Opera Theater, The Monument to M. Grushevsky, Boulevard of Shevchenko, Kiev-Pechersk Laura, Embankment of the Dnieper river, Memorial symbol of the founder of Kiev, Askold Grave, monument to Apostle Andrew, the Pochtovaya Square, St. Sophia’s Cathedral.


Kremenchug (ukr. Kremenchuk)

The history of Kremenchug begins from the fortress erected in this area in 1571 to protect the southern borders of the Russian Empire from the Tatars.

In the 16th century the town was the center of the tobacco producing industry in the region. During the Crimean War, Kremenchug was a major shipbuilding powerhouse.

Ukrainian name of the place is 'Kremenchuk'.



Thanks to its old romantic traditions, Odessa is considered to be one of the world's most fascinating cities. The inimitable coloring of the city is sustained not only by the sea, the aroma of the acacia flowers, and velvety summer nights; it is also enhanced by marvelous monuments of 19th-century architecture. Unique in their beauty — the Opera House, the museum of Western and Oriental Art, the museum of Archeology and, of course, the famous Potemkin Staircase — are the symbols of the city’s splendid past and superb present.


Zaporozhye (ukr. Zaporizhzha)

The city of Zaporozhye is more than 200 years old and situated about 600 km South-East of Kiev. Archaeological finds in the area suggest that the Scythian nomads were living here about 2 to 3 thousand years ago. In XV-XVII centuries this place was famous of cossac’s fortress Zaporizka Sich. In 1770, Russian government established new fortress at the Dnieper River, named Aleksandrovsk. Until the beginning of the 20th century Aleksandrovsk was a small town. The city was named Aleksandrovsk until 1921 when the city’s name was changed to Zaporozhye. During and after the World War II years, the city was the location of prisoner-of-war camps.

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