Call free on 0800 707 6229 for huge extra savings on Cox and Kings Moldova and Ukraine Tour
Discover one of the least visited regions of Europe on this exciting new group tour. Moldova may be small, but it's a proud nation, keen to show off their world-class viticulture. While Chisinau, is a quirky little capital like no other on the continent. Ukraine, once the bread basket of the Soviet Union, has seen its fair share of troubles, but the Western regions have always looked to Europe. While the capital Kyiv (Kiev) offers a wonderful mix of ancient and modern architecture.
- 4- & 5-star accommodation
- Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
- Small group size (max 26 people)
- International flights
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Experienced local tour manager
- 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
- Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
- Welcome drink
- Wine & caviar tasting in Moldova
- Explore ‘independent’ Transnistria, with its strong soviet character
- Visit the Unesco world heritage city of Lviv
- Optional excursion to Chernobyl
- Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
- Small group size - maximum 26
Day 1: Fly to Chisinau
Fly from London to Chisinau, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines.
Day 2: Chisinau• Orheiul Vechi • Cricova
Morning walking tour of Chisinau, taking in the main cultural and historical sites. Enjoy a culinary masterclass at Butuceni guesthouse before lunch and then travel to Orheiul Vechi, an ancient cave monastery. Late afternoon visit to the world’s largest wine cellar at Cricova for a tour and wine tasting.
Day 3: Transnistria
Full-day excursion to the self-declared republic of Transnistria, stopping en route at Tighina Fortress. Tour of the ‘capital’ Tiraspol, including Lenin’s statue and tanks from the second world war, before heading to the Aquatir Complex for caviar tasting. Evening visit to the Asconi winery for dinner and wine tasting.
Day 4: Balti • Chernivtsi
Leave Chisinau today and travel to Chernivtsi in western Ukraine. En route, stop for lunch in Balti, Moldova’s second city. Visit the Barza Alba brandy factory and taste some of their fine cognacs.
Day 5: Chernivtsi • Lviv
Explore Chernivtsi, often referred to as ‘Little Vienna’, and once ruled by the Habsburg Empire, including a visit to the Unesco-listed Chernivtsi National University. Continue to Lviv via the 13th-century Khotyn Fortress.
Day 6: Lviv
Full day to explore the Unesco-listed city of Lviv, Ukraine's cultural centre and best preserved urban area in the country. The morning walking tour will take in numerous Catholic and Orthodox churches, Jewish quarter, ancient Armenian Cathedral, Boimiv chapel, the oldest functioning Pharmacy-museum in the city, which occupies a 16th century building on the Market Sq.
Day 7: Kiev
Transfer by high-speed train to Kiev, Ukraine’s mighty capital. Afternoon city tour taking in the Golden Gate, Michael’s Cathedral and the Unesco-listed Saint Sophia Cathedral.
the Unesco-listed Saint Sophia Cathedral. Stay at the Radisson Blu Yaroslaviv Val (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, L)
Day 8: Kiev
Morning visit to the Kiev-Caves Lavra Monastery, founded in the caves above the Dnipro river in 1051. Afternoon visit to the Lower Town and Chernobyl Museum.
Day 9: Kiev • Chernobyl or Mamaeva Sloboda Cossack Village
Day at leisure in Kiev or choose between two optional excursions: visit Mamaeva Sloboda Cossack Village open-air museum or the abandoned city of Pripyat and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, site of one of the most infamous disasters of the Soviet period
Day 10: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport and fly to London.
Allure Inn, Chernivtsi
The Allure Inn is in a prime location off the main square and is a couple of minutes from the main shopping street. The property is housed in an historic Austrian house, dating back to the 19th century.
City Park Hotel
City Park Hotel is a small, city centre hotel on a quiet, pedestrianised street in the heart of the Moldovan capital.
Radisson Blu Yaroslaviv Val, Kiev
Located within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and main sights of Kiev, the Radisson Blu Hotel is housed in a building that dates from 1903 and is considered a monument of architecture in the city.
The Astoria, Lviv
The Astoria is in the centre of Lviv's Unesco-listed old town. The building is historic, dating back to 1914 and remained in operation during both world wars.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
32 Years experience
9.8 out of 10 on Trust Pilot