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DNIPRO RIVER CRUISE + LVIV

June 7 – 20, 2018 $1590 tw
14 Day All Inclusive cruise/land tour

Cruise: Kyiv, Zaporizzhia, Kherson,
Vilkovo-Danube Delta. Odesa
LvIv (3) 2 city tours, + transfers

DNIPRO RIVER CRUISE + LVIV
June 7 – 20, 2018
14 Day All Inclusive Tour
Dr. Adriana Helbig
Associate Professor of Music
Assst Dean of Humanities
University of Pittsburgh
Tour Director & Lecturer
Tour Description

Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. A country with distinct regional histories, languages, religions, and identities, Ukraine has worked to negotiate its differences through political processes such as the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2013 Euromaidan protests, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and the proclamation of two independent republics on Ukraine’s eastern border. Ukraine’s economic development has been shaped by global processes including the rise of the Internet and various technological advancements. Religion and language choice influence the way citizens of Ukraine define themselves in the world. Memorial sites and museums relating to events such as the Holodomor (the Forced Famine of 1932), WWII, and the Chernobyl disaster have taken on greater meaning as Ukrainians look to the past to define their future. Traveling throughout central and western Ukraine, you will engage with people who are actively writing the story of Ukraine. No prior knowledge of the region or language(s) necessary.

BONUS – If we received your deposit for any of the Ukraine tours from June through September 2018 by January 30, 2018, you will have two free days in Lviv at your group hotel at tour completion.
Note: This does not apply to June 7, 2018 Dnipro Cruise departure.

Dnipro River Cruise: Kyiv, Zaporizzhia, Kherson, Vilkovo, Odessa
Land Tour: Lviv

Land Tour cost:
Single suppl:
$1590 Cruise Main Deck + Land rate per person double occupancy
$700
NOT Iincluded:
Travel insurance
International flights
Drinks and personal expenses
Gratuities: $150 (cruise/land)
Arriving:
Departing:
Kyiv
Lviv
FLIGHTS:
We will assist you in obtaining your international flights from your gateway city in USA or Canada.
INTER CITY TRANSPORTATION:
Kyiv/ Odessa Dnipro River Cruise, Odesa/Lviv second class seeper train.
HOTELS:
Cruise Dnipro Princess (Main Deck) , Lviv: George Hotel ***
SIGHTSEEING and PROGRAM:
As per itinerary including all entrance fees. No extra charges. All off shore cruise excursions have been included in tour price as per program and all lectures are open to all participants.
ESCORT:
Fully escorted from Kyiv throughout the cruise itinerary by Prof. Adriana Helbig, An English-Ukrainian speaking tour director will meet you in Lviv.
MEALS:
As indicated on itinerary. – three meals daily on cruise and breakfast basis in Lviv + Farewell dinner.
SIDE TRIPS:
If you wish to visit surrounding areas of Kyiv, Kamianets Podilskyi, Yaremche or Lviv on one/two day excursions, this may be arranged at additional cost. Advance confirmation is recommended. Chauffeured cars are available for about $150-$200 per day, and a guide-interpreter is about $10 an hour. No refund will be forthcoming for unused group services.
TOUR DOCUMENTS:
USA and Canadian citizens DO NOT require visas for Ukraine. Persons holding other documents, please check with Scope Travel consultant.
Transportation Itinerary/Excursions

1

June 7

Thu

Depart USA/ CANADA – to Kyiv

2

June 8

Fri

KYIV
Cruise
Arrive between 1 – 5 PM
Captains Cocktail
Lecture on the history of Ukraine
D

3

June 9

Sat

KYIV

Cruise

AM bus City tour incl St. Sofua
Afternoon Lavra Monastery Complex
Trip to the Chernobyl Museum
B/L/D

4

June 10

Sun

Cruise – SAILING

Kecture on Holodomore – Forced Famine
Of 1932-1933
Lecture on the Cossack State
B/L/D

5

June 11

Mon

ZAAPORIZZHIA

Cruise

AM city tour +Cossack Museum 9-2PM
Cossack horse show
B/L/D

6

June 12

Tue

KHERSON

Cruise

AM Boat trip- Dnipro Delta 9-1PM
Race in the Soviet Union and Ukraine
Meeting with resp of African community
B//D

7

June 13

Wed

VILKOVO

Cruise

AM Walking Tour+Delta 8AM-12Noo
Lecture on war in Eastern Ukraine
B/L/D

8

June 14

Thu

ODESSA

Cruise

AM City tour and lecture on Ukraine minorities meeting with local Jewish leaders
PM Tour: Churches of Odessa 2-5PM
B/L/D

9

June 15

Fri

ODESSA (end cruise 10AM)

Bilhorod Dnidstrovsky Esc and lecture on
Contemporary polities in Crimea – meeting with Tartar leaders
Lunch onboard crtsuie ship
Odesa-LVIV train # 136 1636/0500
Breakfast/lunch

10

June 16

Sat

LVIV

Arr 5:00AM transfer to George Hotel
Breakfast
Afternoon – walking tour of city center

11

June 17

un

LVIV

Breakfast
Morning Free
Afternoon bus tour of Lviv – vysoky Zamok, Lychakiv Cemetery and UKU University City

12

June 18

Mon

LVIV

Breakfast
Free Day or optional Slavsk Karpaty Rxc.

13

June 19

Tue

LVIV

Breakfast
Free Day Evening Farewell Dinner

14

June 20

Wed

LVIV – USA

Breakfast
Transfer to airport

Unforgettable Lviv