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:
Free time, overnight in Kyiv
Tuesday – Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue)
Breakfast at hotel. Kyiv Jewish Heritage tour (continue) with a Kosher lunch:
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
Thursday – Odessa Jewish Heritage tour
Breakfast at hotel. Odessa Jewish Heritage tour with a Kosher lunch:
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:
After Kosher lunch Lviv Jewish Heritage tour:
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:
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:
Transfer to the Boryspil Intl. Airport (KBP) or Zhuliany Intl. Airport (IEV). Departure
* 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
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.