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Ukraine River Cruise

Our Ukraine cruises traverse the Dnieper in a winding maze of whisper-thin tributaries, teeming wetlands and village-studded bays. Discover this stunning waterway from the Golden Gates of Kiev to the Odessa Steps of the Black Sea. Our Ukraine river cruises delve into colorful folk traditions, hearty cuisine and a rich multicultural past. Uncover the best-kept secret in Europe as you sail across the Dnieper River.


Highlights of the Dnieper River

The Dnieper River tells a complex story that includes Greek, Mongol, Tatar, Ottoman, Cossack, Jewish and Russian chapters. Historic cathedrals and monasteries, Soviet-era monuments, museums and displays of legendary horsemanship, and music and dance enliven the river’s banks from Kiev to Odessa. Here are some sample highlights you will see on a Ukraine river cruise with Viking:

  • Kiev’s stunning cave monasteries
  • The acrobatics and skill of Cossack horsemen
  • The shining domes of Kiev’s St. Sophia Cathedral
  • Charms of a local family’s home in Kremenchug
  • Dnipro and Kherson, founded by Catherine the Great
  • Decorative floral painting traditions
  • Cossack fortress of Khortitsa
  • Coastal Kherson, “Cradle of the Black Sea Fleet”
  • Odessa’s fascinating Catacombs
  • Colorful collections of the Odessa Art Museum