Ukraine 7 days

Ukraine 7 days

7 days Ukraine Jewish tours to Kiev and Odessa

A taste of Ukraine

Jewish tours to Ukraine in Kiev

A trip to Ukraine is a distillation of centuries of Jewish history. You will visit Kiev, Uman, and Odessa, traveling  from modest shtetls to metropolitan seaports. Experience the cultural environment that nourished some of leading Jewish lights in history – from the founders of Israel to Hassidic Masters and world-famous poets and novelists. Walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest souls in Jewish history. The Jewish spirit in Ukraine is strong and enduring. Join us on this rich and beautiful Jewish cultural journey

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Tour Information
7 Days Jewish Tours to Ukraine
Kiev – Uman – Odessa
Duration: 7 days
2022 Departures:
May 23 – May 29
August 15 – August 21
Price Per Person:
$3,090 Land Only
$590 Single Supplement
Kiev, 3 nights, Premier Palace Hotel
Odessa, 3 nights, Bristol Hotel
6 breakfasts (B)
Included Highlights:
Private arrival / departure transfers
Private touring and sightseeing
Luxury 5 Star Hotels in Kiev and Odessa
Breakfast daily at the hotels
Complete program with insights
to the Jewish history and other highlights
All taxes and fees
Pre/Post Tours:
We can accommodate pre/post tour arrangements in conjunction with this departure.
Passport & Visa:
No visa is required for travel to Ukraine for USA/Canada passport holders. Always make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the tour ends.
Not Included:
R/T flights from the USA
Meals not mentioned
Services not mentioned
Tips to Guides and Drivers
All expenses of personal nature
Travel insurance (we strongly recommend the purchase of an insurance)
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Day 1 Monday Arrival in Kiev

Welcome to Kiev, heart of the Ukraine, and home to writers such as Isaac Babel and our beloved Sholem Aleichem! Upon arrival at the airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel to rest and refresh. Premier Palace Hotel.

Day 2 Tuesday Kiev

The day begins with a brief walking tour from the hotel and around the Bessarbia Market. Visit the Brodsky Synagogue, the monument to Sholem Aleichem, renowned author of “Fiddler on the Roof” (as well as many other tales of the Ukrainian shtetl). Visit his former home and see the plaque marking the Golda Meir House. Later, drive to the 11th century Golden Gate fortification. This neighborhood in Kiev was a favorite for many writers, and even Janusc Korczak, the beloved Jewish teacher who died with his students, lived here for a while. While here, see one of Kiev’s most impressive underground Metro stations. Continue to the Independence Square area, epicenter of the Ukrainian Revolution, which ended in 2014. In the afternoon, visit the Podol Jewish area, the Jewish Center, a Matzoh factory and the beautifully colorful Great Choral Synagogue. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Premier Palace Hotel.

Day 3 Wednesday Kiev

Today, pay respects at Babi Yar, site of the Nazi massacre, and commemorated by Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose heart resonated with the Jewish people. His powerful poem is thought to have forced the Ukrainan Government to raise a monument to the 34,000 Jews souls who were murdered here (in only two days) in 1941. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day, with free time to explore Kiev on your own. Premier Palace Hotel.

Day 4 Thursday Kiev – Uman – Odessa

Depart Kiev this morning and drive to Uman. Every year around Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews – from the ultra-Orthodox to Sephardim and young hippies – travel here. They come from all over the world, praying for a blessing at the grave of Reb Nachman of Bratslav (Breslov), who spent the last five months of his life in Uman – and requested that he be buried there. The Germans demolished the Jewish Cemetery, and only one grave survived: that of Rabbi Nachman. It is fortunate that the site is preserved; after the war, when the Soviets were busily turning the area into a large housing project, a Breslover Hassid located the grave and assured its permanent care. Uman is one of the rarest sites to visit, and the experience of blessedness will linger long after. In the afternoon, transfer to the fabled city of Odessa. Check-in at the hotel. Bristol Hotel.

Day 5 Friday Odessa

Odessa is poetically called “The Pearl of the Black Sea.” At the start of the 20th century, this city was third in the world in Jewish population (after Warsaw and Prague) and the Jewish spirit endures here today. During the day, you will visit places connected to Israeli heroes with names like Dizengoff (Tel Aviv’s first mayor), Zabotinsky (founder, with Trumpeldor, of Odessa’s Jewish Defense Organization), Israel’s National Poet Chaim Nachman Bialik, and other vital lights of Zionism. See the Jewish Quarter, the Jewish Museum, the Brodsky Synagogue, the Holocaust monument, and the Jewish Cemetery. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Bristol Hotel.

Day 6 Saturday Odessa

Enjoy a full day at leisure, or join an optional tour (included). In the morning, a tour of architecturally beautiful Odessa includes the must-see, majestic Theater of Opera and Ballet, as well as the city’s many richly endowed museums. Stroll along Primorsky Boulevard to see the famous Potemkin Stairs, designed by Italian architect Francesco Boffo, and featured in the film, “The Battleship Potemkin.” You will also see Shevchanko Park, the French Boulevard, the Alley of Fame, and Prohorovsky Square – with its monument to rescuers of Jews, built in 1996. In the afternoon, visit one sector of the Odessa catacombs (which totals more than 2,500 miles of tunnels) and the Museum of the Partisans. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Bristol Hotel.

Day 7 Sunday Ukraine – USA

Transfer to the airport for your home flights.

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