Ukraine & Moldova Highlights 2017
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What can be better than a combined travel exploring two countries, connected by history and similar culture? Two former soviet countries, now – independent, ambitious and freedom-loving states.
We invite you to join this terrific tour by minivan through Ukraine, Moldova and Transnistria, where you will learn a lot of connected facts from the past, and about current lives of two Slavic nations.
We will show you the two countries from a local perspective.
Starting from Kyiv – Ukrainian’s capital, through Chernivtsi city, which has been deeply influenced by Romanian culture; through Moldova’s capital Chisinau and Transnistria state, which independence is not recognized by the world. Tour ends in Odessa, the city with own humor style, food and people. It will be a wonderful adventure!
Along the way be surprised by delicious tastings, master classes, eat and drink like locals.

Discover Ukraine and Moldova by minivan in a small group!

Ukraine,Travel to Ukraine, Kyiv. Kyiv, night Kyiv, Kyiv rainbow

 
Join us on this beautiful journey and connect with friendly people who will overwhelm you with their legendary hospitality. Let’s Enjoy Ukraine together as locals do!


Dates&Prices

Book for two and save up to 5%*

– *$236 saving per couple based on 5% discount from the standard cost for 1 person if you are traveling as a couple, or with your friend. Standard cost of the package is $2355 per person. But both of you can travel for $4474 instead of $4710. Use this opportunity and book this tour ASAP!

Important: Discount applies only for the tour package and does not apply for single supplement and any optional tours.

The discount is available only on applicable dates in 2017-2018:

New schedule 2017!
FR 14 APR – SU 23 APR – $2395
FR 26 MAY – SU 04 JUN – $2475
FR 23 JUN – SU 02 JUL – $2455
FR 21 JUL – SU 30 JUL – $2455
TU 22 AUG – TH 31 AUG – $2495
Celebrate 2 Independence Days with us!

FR 22 SEP – SU 01 OCT - $2395
FR 13 OCT – SU 22 OCT $2355
New schedule 2018!
FR 13 APR – SU 22 APR – $2415
FR 25 MAY – SU 03 JUN – $2495
FR 22 JUN – SU 01 JUL – $2475
FR 20 JUL – SU 29 JUL – $2475
WE 22 AUG – FR 31 AUG - $2495
Celebrate 2 Independence Days with us!

FR 21 SEP – SU 30 SEP – $2415
FR 12 OCT – SU 21 OCT – $2375


Ukraine & Moldova Highlights Tour
March 2017 – November 2017
Transport: Comfortable air-conditioned minivan during the tour;
Tour escort: Led by English-speaking guide during entire trip;
Tour cost: Starts from $2355 per person sharing in double occupancy (Please, check out Dates&Prices page in order to choose your date and cost);
For the high season the price is: $2495 p/p;
Single supplement – $360;
Price is based on a group size of 3 – 6 participants.

Important: Discount applies only for the tour package and does not apply for single supplement and any optional tours.
1. We reserve the right to apply either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour if a group doesn’t meet a minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.
2. We have all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen weather conditions or other reasons in order to make the itinerary run smoothly.


Need help? Call us on
+380 68 920 53 97
 
 
Book online

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Tour includes:

  • - Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights twin room share;
  • - Bottle of water per person daily;
  • - Airport transfers;
  • - Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle;
  • - Local English-speaking guides during the sightseeing mentioned in the program;
  • - Tour escort by English-speaking tour manager during the trip;
  • - All activities described in the tour program;
  • - Entrance fees to all sites mentioned;
  • - 1 master-class and 2 tastings according to the program;
  • - Meals according to the program;
  • - Visa support documents – FREE;
 
Tour does not include:

  • - International flights;
  • - Other meals;
  • - Expenses of personal nature such as camera/video recorder fees;
  • - Meals not specified in the itinerary;
  • - Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants;
  • - Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellations;
  • - Gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant and hotel staff;
  • - Travel insurance.
  • - Optional tours;


 

Tour itinerary

Day1

Arrival at Kyiv Borispol airport (KBP).
Meeting each traveler who arrives at this day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Check-in. Time for rest.

Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other, discussing the program of the next days in Ukraine that will be spent together!
Now you are a part of JC Travel team :)

Stay in Kyiv. (D)

Kyiv Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv Sophia Square

 

Day2

Breakfast.

After a good breakfast, it’s time to find out about the history of Kyivan Rus.
Did you know that within 9th till 12th century Kyiv was the capital of a very prosperous state which was a motherland for Slavs? This state was named Kyivan Rus and we start the tour from Kyivan Rus the open air museum. You will be taken to the ancient times! It is a whole different world you can visit! Ancient Kyiv in “The Kyivan Rus Park” is a unique reconstruction of one of the most famous and at the same time the most mysterious medieval city of the Eastern Europe – Ancient Kyiv of the V-XIII centuries, the capital of the greatest country – Kyivan Rus. You will feel what it’s like to be in person as a part of Ancient Kyiv – the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine in particularly and countries of Easter Europe in general, the cradle of one of ancient world civilizations that played the key part in the development of humanity!

Then we continue: having lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where you will have an opportunity not only to taste Ukrainian dishes but also to make them! Challenge yourself in making Ukrainian best dishes!
After lunch, we continue exploring Kyiv!

During the tour, you will see the Golden Gates and a very special place named Kyiv Acropolis. This is a place where different epochs and religion meet. You will see ruins of the palace of princes Olga – holy person for Ukrainians together with totem and a temple. Paganism and orthodox, superstitions and believes all this will make a deep impact on you. We will find out the secret of St. Andrew church and you will discover magnificent style of Ukrainian Icons as a unique world phenomenon. You will enjoy holly spirit of the city by visit Saint Sophia Cathedral and you will be impressed by wisdom of Slavic princes and beautiful history of Slavs as a nation!

Back to the hotel.
And now you have some free time to have a rest.
Stay in Kyiv. (B, L)

Ancient Kyiv, Kyivan Rus Park

 

Day3

Breakfast.
Today you will learn about Kyiv and Ukraine through centuries to prosperous future!

Ukraine has lots of interesting facts from the world history and lots of them start from Kyiv. During this tour, we will learn about the main place to start revolutions, the united spirit of Ukrainians who did not quit to suppress Soviet Regime and managed to survive as a nation with beautiful traditions and customs. We will see the administrative buildings which play the main role in the life of Ukrainians. We will learn about ambitions of politicians and its effect on the architecture of the city. Kyiv from Soviet times till nowadays. Maidan, Kherschatyk, Motherland Statue, Arch of Friendship.

Time for lunch is set during the tour, and there a surprise will be waiting for you: tasting of something that is “made in Ukraine»
Back to the hotel.
And now you have some free time to have a rest.
Stay in Kyiv. (B)

Kyiv Motherland statue

 

Day4

Early breakfast.
Check-out and drive by comfortable van to Kamianets-Podilskyi. Good mood and smiles, nice music and emotions are promised.
Arrival, check-into the hotel.
Quickly we go for a lunch.
After the lunch, I bet you will feel relaxed… But we don’t have time for that!
It’s a great opportunity for a walking tour around the old historical part of the city.

Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? The tour will be full of mystery. From the moment of town foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress! It will open a unique beauty and will let you feel courage of the former fortification city and the deep history.

Tired but happy we are back to the hotel.
It’s time to say good night and be ready for the next interesting day!
Stay in Kamianets-Podilskyi. (B)

Kamianets-Podilskyi castle, Kamianets Podilskyi ballons

 

Day5

Breakfast. We drive to Chernivtsi with a stop at Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence.
Then we continue to Chernivtsi in order to explore this real European city!

You will discover the history of Chernivtsi which is situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. It’s a tiny capital of Europe, where Sunday began with Shubert to end with a duel, where pavement was swept with bouquets of roses and one could find more bookstalls than taverns. And of course, we will visit the heart of the city – National University!

Lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where borscht is made inside bread!
Drive back to the hotel. Free time.
Stay in Kamianets-Podilskyi. (B)

Khotyn fortress

 

Day6

We drive to Chisinau, Moldova. Crossing the border. Lunch on the way.
Arrive to the city, check-in to a hotel. And now it’s time to discover the capital of Moldova.

During the tour of Chisinau, you will see both the historic and the modern faces of the city. Who Stephen the Great was and what he did for the city? You will listen to the cultural, historical facts and legends, we will walk along the central part of the city. Will see National Theatre M. Eminescu, the Organ Hall, Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Well-known architects and poets such as Bernardazzi, Sciusev and Pushkin gave Chisinau a unique character.

Back to the hotel.Free time.
Stay in Chisinau. (B)

Kricovo, Chisinau, Travel to Moldova, Chisinau square

 

Day7

Breakfast.
Check-out.

In the morning we are going to explore the Cricova Winery. It is Moldova’s premier winery and one of Europe’s biggest. Wine tasting 4 types of wine.

Lunch.
Continue our tour to Transnistria.

Sightseeing in Tiraspol – Back in USSR: Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region. The buildings of the Soviets, the monument of Suvorov and Vladimir Ilich Lenin. The city seems to be behind the times. At the same time, it is full of contrasts.

After the tour, we drive to Odessa.
Check-in to a hotel.
Stay in Odessa. (B)

Cricovo, Chisinau, Travel to Moldova

 

Day8

Breakfast in the hotel.

This morning the tour of Odessa will take you to the ancient times when the city was founded. You will listen the stories about important people and what they did for Odessa and its citizens. You will see all the main sights in the central part, and will learn a lot about the Southern pearl of Ukraine and its current life.
You will walk through age-old streets: Deribasovskaya, Pushkinskaya, Rishelievskaya and Landzheronovskaya. You will see masterpieces of architecture – Opera and Ballet Theatre, and also historical buildings, where the archeological and marine museums are situated. We will stroll along the PrimorskyBoulvard and will see an ancient building of municipal Duma, count Vorontsov palace with colonnades, the monument to Duke de Richelieu and the famous Potemkin stairs!

Then after lunch, we continue to Odessa Catacombs.

Catacombs are underground labyrinths created during the period of the city construction over 200 years ago. They are situated mainly in Nerubaiskoe village (15 km from Odessa), originally created during mining of hardware materials as shell rock that were used to build the city. Odessa Catacombs are one of the longest in the world and played an important role during the WWII as a shelter for the partisans.

Back to the hotel, free time.
Stay in Odessa. (B)

Odessa Catacomb, Odessa, Travel to Odessa, Trip Odessa

 

Day9

Breakfast.

Can you imagine that once this wonderful resort city of Odessa was filled with criminals and bandits? Well, yes, it’s true. And we’d like to tell you more about this dark side of the Southern pearl. It’s time to discover the secret and hidden moments of Odessa’s criminal history.
You will explore the places and yards where the famous bandits and robbers lived and escaped to from the police.
Criminals definitely left a heritage for Odessa. And it’s time to find out more about it! Let’s hear the stories about the chief of Odessa mafia named Mishka Yaponchik, known also as BenyaKrik, and about well-known pick-a-pocket named Sonka the Golden Hand.
Why Moldovanka district was so famous and important in a criminal world? We also need to find out.

It will be a unique lifetime experience!
Then you will have a free time to enjoy the last day in the resort city!
Stay in Odessa (B, D)

Odessa, Travel to Odessa, Trip Odessa

 

Day10

Breakfast.
Check-out.
Transfer to Odessa airport. (Transfer for each traveler who departures at this day)
Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again!
End of services.


Relax

List of the hotels:

- Kyiv (3 night) – Ukraine hotel 4 stars;
- Kamianets-Podilskyi (2 night) – Reikartz hotel 4 stars;
- Chisinau (1 night) – Hotel Codru hotel 4 stars;
- Odessa (3 night) – Alexandrovskiy hotel 4 stars;;

Optional Experiences

Kyiv

Chornobyl Tour
Price: $ 149.00
Chornobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. The Chornobyl Disaster has changed the trajectory of our civilization development, it is the most evident contribution of Ukraine into the global history.

Mezhyhirya Tour
Price: $ 75.00
The residential area of the ex-president of Ukraine – Yanukovich which is stunning by it’s impressive luxury life, incredibly vast territory and nonsense of human greediness.

 


Info

Trip Details:

Group: Normally 3-6 pax;
Accommodation: 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels, Standard twin rooms;
Included Meals: 9 breakfasts and 2 dinners;
Transport: Air-Conditioned Minibus;
Start point: Kyiv;
End point: Odessa;


Need help? Call us on

UA +380 68 920 53 97

 

Make an enquiry online

Included:
- Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights twin room share with breakfasts;

- Bottle of water per person daily;

- Airport transfers;

- Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle;

- Local English-speaking guides during the sightseeing mentioned in the program;

- Tour escort by English-speaking tour manager during the trip;

- All activities described in the tour program;

- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned;

- Meals according to the program;

- 1 master-class and 2 tastings according to the program;

- Visa support documents, if needed – FREE;
Not included:
- International flights;

- Other meals;

- Expenses of personal nature such as camera/video recorder fees;

- Meals not specified in the itinerary;

- Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants;

- Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellations;

- Gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant and hotel staff;

- Travel insurance.

- Optional tours;
Free:
- Transfers from/to airports;

- 1 bottle of water per person per day;

- All activities described in the tour program
Optional tours:
- Chornobyl Tour - $ 149.00

Chornobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. The Chornobyl Disaster has changed the trajectory of our civilization development, it is the most evident contribution of Ukraine into the global history.



- Mezhyhirya Tour - $ 75.00

The residential area of ex-president of Ukraine – Yanukovich which is stunning by It’s impressive luxury life, incredibly vast territory and nonsense of human greediness.
2017 Dates

FR 14 APR - SU 23 APR - $2395

FR 26 MAY - SU 04 JUN - $2475

FR 23 JUN - SU 02 JUL - $2455

FR 21 JUL - SU 30 JUL - $2455

TU 22 AUG - TH 31 AUG - $2495 Celebrate 2 Independence Days with us!

FR 22 SEP - SU 01 OCT - $2395

FR 13 OCT - SU 22 OCT $2355



2018 Dates

FR 13 APR - SU 22 APR - $2415

FR 25 MAY - SU 03 JUN - $2495

FR 22 JUN - SU 01 JUL - $2475

FR 20 JUL - SU 29 JUL - $2475

WE 22 AUG - FR 31 AUG - $2495 Celebrate 2 Independence Days with us!

FR 21 SEP - SU 30 SEP - $2415

FR 12 OCT - SU 21 OCT - $2375



Single supplement $360

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