June 01 - 18, 2019
Tour Status - Available
This is a NEW TOUR for Select Holidays!
Agriculture grain plays a very big role in Ukraine. The main Ukrainian grain crops are spring barley, winter wheat and corn. The main industrial or technical crops of Ukraine are sugar beet and sunflowers.
Poland has everything: beautiful coastal beaches and sand dunes, glacier-carved lake districts, lowlands as flat as a pancake, splendid forests. Join Select Holidays as you visit these two countries.
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- Return Airfare from major North American gateways
- Meals as per itinerary
- 4 Star Accommodation
- Visit the Odessa Privoz, Largest open market
- Odessa City Tour
- Shabo Winery
- Farm & Technical visits
- Kyiv City Tour
- Visit "Ukraine village"
- Krakow City Tour
- Visit Auschwitz, largest concentration camp
- Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine
- Wroclaw City Tour
- Poznan City Tour
- Warsaw City Tour
- Visit Bronisze wholesale market
Day 01: June 01, 2019: Depart North America for Ukraine [IFM]
An overnight flight from North America to Odessa, Ukraine, a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine.
Day 02: June 02, 2019: Odessa, Ukraine [IFM/D]
Arrive at the Odessa airport today then transfer to a city centre hotel for a 3-night stay. Rest of the day to relax before enjoying a “Welcome Dinner” this evening at an authentic Odessa restaurant.
Day 03: June 03, 2019: Odessa (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will have a tour to Odesa Privoz. It is the largest open market of Ukraine. It sells all vitally needed supplies, it has everything. After lunch, enjoy an Odessa city tour. During the tour you will be not only taken to famous locations that all travelers visit, but also to places usually seen only by the people who live here! A city with intimate courtyards, a romantic ambience and a Mediterranean spirit that evokes a feeling of peace and happiness with reminders of its past “golden age”. The visit includes Potemkin stairs, Derebasovskaya Street, Frantsuzskiy boulevard, Odessa Opera House. You will be provided with an unforgettable and a wonderful time in Odessa so that you will fall in love with this city! Enjoy free time before dinner this evening.
Day 04: June 04, 2019: Odessa (B/L/D)
Today you will visit wineries, including Shabo winery with wine tasting. It is located directly at production complex of "Shabo" Company, in one of the ancient European wine-making regions, its traditions were established in ancient times. It is the exclusive cultural center in Ukraine combining operating advanced enterprise, ancient wine cellars, degustation room, expositions of modern sculptures and architecture, and unique Wine and Wine-making Museum. During the tour at "Wine Cultural Center" you visit museums and historic cellars, storage, the Dionysus fountain and become familiar with product TM "Shabo". Lunch and free time at the winery before returning to Odessa for dinner and the evening.
Day 05: June 05, 2019: Odessa ~ Kiev (B/L/D)
Checkout after breakfast and travel through the countryside to Kiev, visiting a crop production farm enroute. The farm has 3000 ha of land and is involved in production of grain, corn, sunflower and rape seeds. After lunch, you will be visiting a dairy farm with 300 head of dairy cows. Later in the day, transfer to the hotel and check in for a 3-night stay.
Day 06: June 06, 2019: Kiev (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to technical visits. Visit a crop production farm owned by German farmer consisting of 2500ha. The farm grows winter wheat, rape, barley, sunflower, sweet corn, sugar beet and soy beans. After lunch, visit a modern dairy with 3000 ha of land, 1662 cattle, 825 milking cows. Breeds are red-and-white and black and white Holstein. There is a biogas unit on the farm as well. Return to hotel later in the afternoon.
Day 07: June 07, 2019: Kiev (B/L/D)
Today, a Kiev city tour. During the excursion you see Golden Gate, Saint Sophia Cathedral , Sophia Square, B. Khmelnuckyi monument, Andriivska church, National Bank of Ukraine, feudal castle, Chocolate house, Klovskyi Palace. Enjoy time on your own, further exploring this city. Return to hotel in afternoon and enjoy a Ukraine "Farewell Dinner" this evening.
Day 08: June 08, 2019: Kiev, Ukraine ~ Krakow, Poland (B/L)
This morning, after breakfast, visit the ethnographic complex "Ukrainian village". The main objective of the Church and Ethnographic Complex “Ukrainian Village” is to revive in the hearts of ordinary Ukrainians love to Ukrainian spiritual roots: faith, people, state, culture, and family life. Enjoy lunch at the village museum before traveling back to Kiev. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Krakow, Poland. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for 4 nights. Dinner on your own this evening.
Day 09: June 09, 2019: Krakow (B/L/D)
Today enjoy a Krakow city tour. Walk along beautiful Kanonicza and Grodzka streets, enjoy the ambience of the Main Market Square and listen to the bugle call from the tower of St. Mary’s Church. There will be a special Polish lunch. After lunch visit Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. It’s an extraordinary place with plenty of cafes, restaurants and clubs. Feel the magic atmosphere and explore the nooks of Kazimierz district. Return to hotel in afternoon with dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 10: June 10, 2019: Krakow (B/L/D)
Following breakfast you will head for the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz Birkenau. It is a German name for Oswiecim, a town located 60 km to Krakow. Between 1940 and 1945 it was home to the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Tonight, dinner at the restaurant Ariel. It houses the first private Judaistic art gallery in Krakow, with old and contemporary pieces of art, and in the second symmetric wing of the building, newly constructed, there is a cafe and restaurant with Jewish music concerts.
Day 11: June 11, 2019: Krakow (B/D)
Following breakfast drive out of the city to visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Wieliczka is a small town situated just a few kilometers from Krakow and salt has been mined here continuously since the 13th century. It’s a world-class landmark attracting over a million visitors each year. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant Kopalnia Smaku, then return to Krakow for the night.
Day 12: June 12, 2019: Krakow ~ Wroclaw (B/L/D)
Check out of the hotel and drive through the countryside to Wroclaw. Following lunch, visit a beef farm that specializes in Charolais cattle. Later on, check into hotel for two nights and have dinner at an authentic Polish restaurant.
Day 13: June 13, 2019: Wroclaw (B/L/D)
After breakfast, enjoy a Wroclaw city tour. Wrocław is a city on the Oder River in western Poland. It’s known for its Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and featuring a modern fountain. Also on the square is the Gothic Old Town Hall, with its large astronomical clock. Nearby is the Panorama of Racławice, a painting depicting the 1794 battle for independence. The Centennial Hall, with its giant dome and tall spire, lies across the river. In the afternoon, visit a farm that produce oats, wheat, carrots, potatoes using organic fertilizers as well as horse breeding. Return to hotel in afternoon.
Day 14: June 14, 2019: Wroclaw ~ Poznan (B/L/D)
Check out after breakfast and visit beef farm in Gołanice that specializes in Limousine cattle. Continue your journey through the countryside to Poznan, one of the top 10 "Must See Polish Cities" to visit. After checking into your hotel for 2 nights, enjoy dinner at an authentic Polish restaurant.
Day 15: June 15, 2019: Poznan (B/L/D)
Today enjoy a Poznan city tour. With over a thousand years of history Poznan is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Take a walk around the Old Town and see the 13th century town hall with the famous billy-goat clock. On the Market Square you will find the pillory that was used to punish people for minor offenses. They were tied to it and publicly whipped. Free time after lunch to further explore this city on your own. Dinner this evening at the restaurant Ratuszowa where you will have a taste of traditional Polish cuisine.
Day 16: June 16, 2019: Warsaw (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check out and travel to Warsaw. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour of Warsaw which is the largest Polish city as well as the capital of Poland. The city has contrasts where history blends with modernity. Highlights include: the Palace of Culture, the Royal Route and Lazienki Garden. Pay a visit to former Jewish ghetto and have the opportunity to see the Umschlagplatz. In the Old Town see the with characteristic Sigismund’s column and the Royal Castle. Listen to the legend of the Warsaw mermaid and take a picture of Chopin’s Monument. Enjoy dinner then check into the hotel for 2 nights.
Day 17: June 17, 2019: Warsaw (B/L/D)
Following breakfast, visit Bronisze wholesale market in Warsaw, established in 1995, operated by a company comprised of the government and the sellers. The fruit and vegetable market is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Enjoy free time in the city center before a "Farewell dinner" at the restaurant this evening.
Day 18: June 18, 2019: End of Tour [B/IFM]
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to North America.
Per Person, Double - $9,950.00 Including Air
Air included from calgary/edmonton/vancouver/winnipeg/toronto
Plus Air/Government Taxes of $662.75
Single Occupancy ADD $1,880.00
Initial Deposit per person - $2,000.00
Second Deposit of $2,000.00 per person is due prior to October 1, 2018
Final Payment per person is due prior to February 01, 2019