Tracing Vikings in Ukraine
When you think of Ukraine, most likely you’ll visualise Orthodox churches, Soviet-style architecture, Chernobyl, opera, ballet and its independence. On the contrary, an unusual image which normally does not come to mind is, Vikings!
The vicious Vikings have seemed to play a significant role in the founding of its capital, Kyiv. Traces of Viking history can also be felt in different cities and trails in Ukraine. One of the Slavic sites even has a graveyard full of Viking warriors. Also, a museum on this journey exhibits artefacts from a Scandinavian warrior dating all the way back to the 11th Century.
The UNESCO site Lviv is widely considered the coffee capital and has a distinct European vibe, and contrasts the Soviet styled cities across Ukraine. A wander in its streets showcases Polish, Armenian and Jewish quarters, marked in spots by old fashioned Ladas – quaint coffee & craft beer houses. This city is also famous for its artisans and talented chocolatiers.
Another highlight of Ukraine is the beach port of Odessa, famous for its sea-food and picturesque coast-line perfect for cycling. To ensure you get the most out of it, we will tour this port with an informed local.
Combine all these highlights with a visit to the small cosy village of Pidhirtsi and we have a beautiful rounded tour of eight days!
- Walking city tour of Kyiv with a local guide
- Bicycle tour along Pecherski hills
- Dnipro river cruise in Kayaks
- Picnic on a Dnipro river island
- Four-hour sightseeing and walking tour in Odessa
- Visit a graveyard full of Viking warriors
- Day tour to Pidhirtsi
- Traditional local dinner in a museum
Interested? Enquire with us today. Want to know more? Click on the trip plan above for further information!
IncludedTracing Vikings in UkraineLocal GuideTransportationDinnerLunchBed & Breakfast
Day 1: Arrival into Kyiv
- Airport Transfer
- Walking tour from a local
- Welcome dinner
Day 2: Immerse yourself in Kyiv’s outdoor activities
- Bicycle tour along Pecherski hills park
- Kayaking session with an instructor
- Picnic lunch
Day 3: Explore Chernihiv for the day
- Walking tour
- Transfer to Chernihiv
- Transfer to Kyiv
Day 4: Hello Odessa
- Walking Tour
Day 5: Full Day in Odessa
- Cycling tour of Odessa
Day 6: Arrival in Lviv
- Transfer from the train station
- Local guide
Day 7: Day tour to Pidhirtsi village
- Local guide
- Transfer by van
Day 8: Goodbye Ukraine
- Airport transfer
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