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“Jewish Golden Triangle of Ukraine” Grand Tour

Kyiv, Lviv

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, Odesa and Karaites kenassas in Crimea, celebrate Jewish Holidays and take a part of the Ukrainian Jewish community activities.

Arrivals: every Mon.

Monday – Kyiv 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:

  • Podil, the oldest Jewish district of Kyiv
  • Synagogue of the Kyiv Judaic Religous Community
  • Former houses of worship and Talmud-Torah
  • Babyn Yar

Politech PodilSynagogue Bessarabsky_market BabynYar

Free time, overnight in Kyiv

Tuesday – Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue)

Breakfast at hotel. Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue) with a Kosher lunch:

  • Karaite kenassa (now the House of Actors)
  • Sholom Aleikhem’s Museum
  • Monument to Sholom Aliekhem
  • Brodsky synagogue
  • Visit to aristocratic district Lypky to see Jewish houses of sugar king Liberman, patrons Poliakov and Brodsky, builder Ginzburg

KenassaKyiv SAleikhemMuseum SAleikhemMonument BrodskySynagogue
LibermanHouse PoliakovHouse

Free time, overnight in Kyiv

Wednesday – Tzaddik Nachman’s tomb in Uman’

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

Nachman Nachman_inner Sofiivka Sofiivka1

Thursday – Odessa Jewish Heritage tour

Breakfast at hotel. Odessa Jewish Heritage tour with a Kosher lunch:

  • Jewish museum “Migdal-Shorashim”
  • Holocaust museum
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Khassidic synagogue
  • Brodskaya synagouge
  • Old Jewish cemetery
  • The Holocaust Memorial
  • Jewish Memorial of 1905
  • Kanatnaya Street
  • Jewish Street
  • Ekaterininskaya Street
  • Prokhorovskiy square
  • Myasoedovskaya Street
  • Tolbukhina Street

Brodskaya_synagogue Odessa_Synagogue Holocaust Memorial Jewish Museum

Transfer to the Railway Station for trip to Lviv (train #026, departure on 18:28). Overnight in train.

Friday – Lviv 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

Svobody Ave. Rynok Sq. Cathedral of the Assumption St.George's Cathedral
Taras Shevchenko's Monument National University Dominican Cathedral National Opera

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

Jewish Hospital GoldenRose_Synagogue Holocaust Memorial Jewish Quarter
Jewish Museum Khasiddik synagogue Klezmers Jewish Community

Transfer to the Lviv synagogue and preparing for Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat. Return to hotel by feet, overnight in Lviv

Saturday – Shabbat in Lviv

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


Sunday – Galician Jewish Shtettles tour

Early breakfast at hotel. Check-out. Galician Jewish Shtettles tour:

  • 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 kirkut 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
  • Tzaddiks tombs and beautiful castle of 17 c. in Zolochiv

Brody synagogue Jewish cemetery in Brody Zhovkva syangogue Zolochiv

Return to Lviv. Transfer to the Railway station for a trip to Kyiv (train #092, departure on 22:53). Overnight in train.

Monday – Kyiv 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
  • Chimeras House

Khreschatyk Golden Gate Chimeras House Andrew's Descent
St. Sophia Cathedral Fine Arts Museum Parliament Mykhailivsky_Cathedral

Transfer to the Boryspil Intl. Airport (KBP) or Zhuliany Intl. Airport (IEV). Departure

Airport Boryspil

Khreschatyk Hotel 4* in Kyiv, Black Sea Hotel 4* in Odessa, Taurus Hotel 4* in Lviv
Hotel Khreschatyk 4*
Black Sea Hotel 4*
Taurus Hotel 4*

Khreschatyk Hotel 4* – Kyiv, Prestige Twin room/BB
Black Sea Hotel 4* – Odessa, Semisuite
Taurus Hotel 4* – Lviv, Standard room

  • 4-9 pax – $ 1900.00
  • 10+ pax – $ 1245.00

* Price per 1 pax in dbl room, USD

Inclusions: accommodation (Kyiv – 2 nights, Odessa – 1 night, Lviv – 2 nights, night train – 2 nights), breakfasts, Kosher lunches, 7 excursion days, guide, entry tickets, two way transfer to/from airoport, transportation, 1st class tickets to night trains Odessa-Lviv and Lviv-Kyiv (twin sharing), Shabbat activities
Exclusions: extra services, visa assistance, dinners

+ $ 503 for Single accommodation

This tour has to be booked for at least 4 persons 30 days prior to the check-in date.

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew

Cancellation Policy:

For reservations of 4 to 10 people:
– Cancellation prior to 7 days of arrival date: Deposit only.
– Cancelation within 7 days: 50% (Deposit plus 35% of reservation total.
– No show on the day arrival 100% of reservation total.

For Groups of 10 people or more:
– 14 days prior to arrival – Deposit loss only
– 13-10 days prior to arrival – Deposit loss + 15% of reservation total.
– 9-7 days prior to arrival – Deposit loss + 25% of reservation total.
– 6-4 days prior to arrival – Deposit loss + 50% of reservation total.
– 3-1 days prior to arrival- Deposit loss + 75% of reservation total
– Less than one day or no-show – Deposit loss + remaining balance of reservation total.

Changes of dates to your reservation will never incurr cancellation charges as long as we are notified at least 5 days in advance.