Dnieper River Cruise

The Dnieper River Cruise is a romantic trip with delightful views and a truly relaxing holiday (especially in hot weather).

Your personal guide that will accompany you on a journey will tell you many interesting stories and make sure that your cruise is as comfortable as possible.

Moreover, a riverboat trip can be an excellent choice for a corporate event with a banquet, live music and even a landing on a desert island with exciting entertainment program.

  1. Old Podil
  2. Metro bridge
  3. Paton bridge
  4. Trukhaniv island
  5. estuary of the Desna River
  6. Kiev Sea
  7. Mezhyhirya
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Dnieper River Cruise: riverboat trip programs
Kiev Panorama


Express-program: 1 hour boat trip for observing the main Kiev sights located on the Dnieper river banks: the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (XI century), such Soviet Era monuments as the Arch of Peoples’ Friendship and Motherland Monument, three bridges across the Dnieper (there are 7 bridges in Kiev). You will learn the basic facts from the history of Kiev, which is more than 1,500 years old (yes, the local hills remember the Vikings and Byzantines).

Evening river trip (with live music)


A romantic Dnieper River Cruise. You will see the last sun rays shining on the golden domes of ancient temples and the splendid panorama of illuminated Kiev. Rustling waves and sounds of live music will bring you from the ancient district of Podol to the Paton Bridge with its impressive view of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

Kiev Sea Cruise

The Kiev Reservoir

The Kiev Reservoir (the Ukrainians usually call it the Kiev Sea) is located to the north of Kiev. It was built in the middle of the last century. The reservoir dam is 70 km long and is considered to be the longest artificial dam in the world. To reach the Kiev Sea riverboats must go through a shipping lock.

You will be able to observe the “locking” process from the deck of the riverboat and sail along the Kiev Sea, where sailing regattas are regularly held in summer time. The cruise duration is up to 4 hours.

Cruise and excursion to Mezhyhirya


Mezhyhirya is a historic district in the north of Kiev and the site of the former residence of President Yanukovich. Now it is the National Park open to tourists.

The Riverboat Cruise and excursion to Mezhyhirya is a full-day program. A trip along the Dnieper and the Kiev Sea lasts about 2 hours, and the residence sightseeing will take the rest of time.

During the excursion to Mezhyhirya you can visit the luxurious Yanukovich mansion, the cynological center, the zoo and the Museum of retro cars.

Kiev – Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky – Kanev Cruise

Kiev – Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky – Kanev

A 2-day cruise allowing you to see the most beautiful places of the Dnieper River and visit important historical sites such as the national shrine of the Ukrainian people Tarasova Gora in Kanev (the greatest Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko is buried on the top of the mountain), the museum town of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, the mysterious Trakhtemirov peninsula. Also, you can land on an uninhabited island, fish there, dine near a bonfire and taste a delicious fish soup. You may spend the night either on board the ship in cozy cabins, or in the hotel.

Additional information
What's included?
  • Transport
  • Excursions
  • Insurance

Navigation on the Dnieper River normally starts in April and lasts till November, therefore riverboat cruises are possible only during this period.

Dnieper Cruise Duration: from 1 hour to 5 days

Prices: from 450 UAH. / $ 30 per person per hour

The prices include:

  • riverboat  ticket cost
  • guide services
  • insurance


Additional costs (optional):


We are pleased to offer you the Dnieper Cruises for tourist groups (from 200 persons), as well as riverboat corporate tours.

Tour programs, timing and budget are developed individually. We provide the turnkey cruises including the transfer to the pier, a banquet (catering), music, entertainment and sightseeing program.

If you are interested in an exclusive holiday, we recommend you to book a Dnieper Yacht Trip.

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our Customer Reviews

Kristina, London

We had an amazing trip to Kyiv thanks to Wonders & Holidays team. This place is not to be missed- it’s magical we will be back! We had such a great driver Vladimir who knew exactly how best to navigate around Kiev with fantastic local knowledge. And Daria our guide was exceptional speaking multiple languages and making our trip interesting and fun. And big thanks to Nick who put this tailored made programme for us the way we wanted and accommodated us on every wish we made to be fit for a little child. We have amazing memories of our 3 days in Kiev! Thank you!

Aiden, Chicago, USA

We did the beer tour in Kiev. Five beers in five different bars for two of us and our guide. That was a great chance to hang out with some locals, get to know the history and city a bit more, all while enjoying some of the unique local beers you can only find in Kiev. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great company and we had a fantastic evening! Highly recommended!

Emma, Hamburg, Germany

Highly recommend taking a tour with Wonders & Holidays. I learned so much about Ukrainian history that I wouldn't have on my own and the tour guides feel like friends (rather than just guides). I went on the Kiev in 180 minutes sightseeing tour with Igor and it was such a great experience. He was an excellent guide not only did he explain the history so well, but also answered any related or unrelated questions about Kiev and Ukraine. Both Igor and our driver Gestutas were so personable, accommodating, kind and professional - I hope I get the chance to go back again to take another tour with them.

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