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Jewish Golden Triangle of Ukraine

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8 Days
Availability : Sep 17’ - Dec 18’
Kyiv (KBP/IEV)
Lviv (LWO)
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 99
Tour Details

Jewish communities have existed in the territory of Ukraine from the time of Kievan Rus’ (one of Kyiv city gates were called Judaic) and developed many of the most distinctive modern Jewish theological and cultural traditions such Hasidism. While at times they flourished, at other times they faced periods of persecution and antisemitic discriminatory policies. Before World War II, a little under one-third of Ukraine’s urban population consisted of Jews who were the largest national minority in Ukraine. The specially designed packages offer you the chance to explore some of the most important sights of Jewish Ukraine. You will be able to visit small Shtettle towns, Tzaddik Nachman’s and Baal Shem Tov’s tombs, Holocaust memorials of Babi Yar and Lviv Ghetto, beautiful synagogues in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa and Karaites kenassas in Crimea, celebrate Jewish Holidays and take a part of the Ukrainian Jewish community activities.

Departure & Return Location

Intl. Airport Boryspil (KBP) (Google Map) | Intl. Airport Kyiv (IEV) (Google Map) | Kyiv Railway Station (Google Map)

Departures

Every Monday

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Kosher Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Train tickets
  • 4 star hotels accommodation
  • Shabbat Activities

Price Excludes

  • Air fare
  • Visa assitance
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect
  • English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Hebrew, Guide
  • Sights of Jewish History & Culture
  • Visit to the Tzaddiq's Grave
  • Kosher Meals
Itinerary

Day 1 - MondayKyiv Jewish Heritage tour

Arriving to Boryspil (KBP) or Zhuliany (IEV) airport, meet/greet at the airport, transfer and check-in at hotel, freshen up.
After Kosher lunch Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour: Visit to Podil, the oldest Jewish district of Kyiv, Synagogue of the Kyiv Judaic Religous Community, former houses of worship and Talmud-Torah (2 h). Visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Babyn Yar (2 h).
Free time, overnight in Kyiv

Day 2 - TuesdayKyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue)

Breakfast at hotel.
Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue) with a Kosher lunch: Visit to the Karaite kenassa (now the House of Actors), Sholom Alikhem’s Museum, Monument to Sholom Aleikhem, Brodsky Synagogue (3 h). Lunch. Visit to the aristocratic district Lypky to see Jewish houses of sugar king Liberman, patrons Poliakov and Brodsky, builder Ginzburg (1 h).
Free time, overnight in Kyiv

Day 3 - WednesdayTzaddiq Nachman's grave in Uman

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out. Tour to Uman (09:00) to visit a Rabbi Nachman’s grave, praying and to put a note asking for the Holy Tzaddiq. Kosher lunch. Visit to Sofiyvka Park, the pearl of Ukrainian park architecture. Transfer to Odessa. Check-in, free time, overnight in Odessa

Day 4 - ThursdayOdessa Jewish Heritage tour

Breakfast at hotel.
Odessa Jewish Heritage tour with a Kosher lunch: Jewish Community Center, Hassidic synagogue, Brodskaya synagouge, Old Jewish cemetery, The Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Memorial of 1905, “Ohr-Sameakh” Jewish School, Kanatnaya Street, Jewish Street, Ekaterininskaya Street, Prokhorovskiy square, Myasoedovskaya Street, Tolbukhina Street. Visit to Jewish Museum “Migdal-Shorashim” and Holocaust Museum.
Transfer to the Railway Station for trip to Lviv (train #026, departure on 18:28). Overnight in train.

Day 5 - FridayLviv City tour & Lviv Jewish Heritage tour with a Kosher lunch

Arrive to Lviv (06:10).
Lviv City tour with breakfast at hotel: Lviv’s Panorama from the High Castle Hill, Rynok Square, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. George’s (Yur’s) Cathedral, Danyly Halytskogo Square, Svobody Avenue, National Opera, Ivana Franka University, Lviv Politechnical University.
After Kosher lunch Lviv Jewish Heritage tour: Jewish Medieval quarter and houses, Remains of sacred “Golden Rose” synagogue, Jewish Hospital (the only building in Neo-Mauritanian style in Lviv), Kagal Residence of 16-18 cc., Jewish Hospital and Canteen for Homeless of 19-20 cc., Jewish gymnasium, Synagogue “Shomrat Shabat”, Yeshiva, Neobaroque Khasid synagogue, Synagogue “Khasidim Shul’”, Monument to Jews perished in WWII, Synagogue “Zori Gilod”, Jewish museum, Austro-Hungarian Citadel – Nazi concentration camp, Holocaust Memorial
Transfer to the Lviv synagogue and preparing for Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat. Return to hotel by feet, overnight in Lviv

Day 6 - SaturdayShabbat in Lviv

Shabbat activities at the Lviv synagogue. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the synagogue. Havdalah. Transfer to hotel, overnight in Lviv

Day 7 - SundayGalician Jewish Shtettle tour

Breakfast at hotel.
Roundtrip around Lviv Oblast with a Kosher style lunch (full day):
– The former private town of Zhovkva, that belonged to polish king Jan III Sobeski, where you can have a look at castle, medieval walls, towers, churches, houses and, of course, the biggest in 17 cent. in Europe Renaissance Synagogue (belongs to the Top-100 UNESCO world objects, which require immediate restoration);
– Ancient Jewish cemetery (where inscriptions and patterns of tomb slabs are ones of the richest in Europe) and Neo-Baroque Synagogue in Bus’k, small town with nice wooden and stone churches;
– Ancient Jewish cemetery (the biggest in Galicia) and Synagogue from 18 cent. in Brody, where also ruins of castle has survived. Moses Joseph Roth, famous Austrian writer of Jewish origin who was born here;
– Tzaddiq grave and beautiful castle of 17 c. in Zolochiv
Return to Lviv. Transfer to the Railway station for a trip to Kyiv (train #092, departure on 22:53). Overnight in train.

Day 8 - MondayKyiv City tour

Arrive to Kyiv (06:40).
Kyiv City tour with breakfast: Khreschatyk, Volodymyrska str., Golden Gate, St. Sophia Catheral, St. Mykhaylo Cathedral, Andrew’s Descent, Parliament, Mariinsky Park
Transfer to the Boryspil Intl. Airport (KBP) or Zhuliany Intl. Airport (IEV). Departure

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