June 22 - July 07, 2020
16 Days
Tour Status - Available

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.

Agriculture in Romania has always been the backbone of the economy with over one third of the land devoted to some form of agricultural production.

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Tour Highlights

  • Return Airfare from Calgary/Edmonton/Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • 4 Star Accommodation

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Visit Bucharest, Romania

  • Visit Brasov, Romania

  • Visit a dairy Holstein farm

  • Transylvania

  • Visit Romania's finest wine region

  • Visit a potato farm

  • Dracula's castle

  • Visit Viscri, Romania

  • Visit cereal grain farm

  • Visit Sibu, Romania

  • Visit bio farm

  • Farewell Dinner

  • Hosted by Select Holidays

Day 01:  June 22, 2020:  Depart North America      [IFM]
Depart North America for a flight into Odessa, Ukraine.

Day 02:  June 23, 2020:  Odessa, Ukraine      [D]
Arrive into Odessa and 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 24, 2020:  Odessa, Ukraine      (B/L/D)
After breakfast, 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 25, 2020:  Odessa, Ukraine       (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. Lunch at the winery before returning to Odessa in the afternoon.

Day 05:   June 26, 2020:  Odessa ~ Mankivka, Ukraine      (B/L/D)
Checkout after breakfast and travel through the countryside of Ukraine, 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 for the night.

Day 06:  June 27, 2020:  Mankivka ~ Kiev, Ukraine      (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.  Continue into Kiev for a 3-night stay.

Day 07:  June 28, 2020:  Kiev, Ukraine        (B/L)
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. 

Day 08:  June 29, 2020:  Kiev, Ukraine     (B/L/D)
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.  Return to hotel in afternoon and enjoy a Ukraine "Farewell Dinner" this evening.

Day 09:  June 30, 2020:  Kiev, Ukraine - Bucharest, Romania    [/D]
Depart Kiev, Ukraine and arrive at Bucharest, Romania, then transfer to a downtown hotel for a 2-night stay.  Rest of the day to relax before enjoying a “Welcome Dinner” this evening.

Day 10:  July 01, 2020:  Bucharest, Romania     [B/L/D]
After breakfast, transfer to a dairy farm in Bucharest’s outskirts.  This dairy farm is part of the elite farms for Holstein breed in Romania. It started with Holstein brought from Denmark. Today there are about 500 heads, producing more than 5.000 l of milk every day.  Return to Bucharest for lunch.  After lunch visit the Palace of Parliament – the 2nd largest building in the world after the Pentagon and according to Guinness Book of World records, it is the largest civilian, most expensive administrative and heaviest building in the world.  Enjoy a  traditional dinner this evening

Day 11:  July 02, 2020:  Bucharest - Brasov, Romania    [B/L/D]
After breakfast at the hotel, travel north to the Transylvania region of the country.   Cross the South Plain and visit a cereal grain farm producing wheat , corn, barley and rape.  Enjoy lunch at a local winery with wine tasting.  This afternoon
enter the famous Transylvania region of myths, legends and traditions.  Arrive at Brasov, a beautiful medieval city, in the Southern Carpathian Mountains, for a 2-night stay.  Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

Day 12:  July 03, 2020:  Brasov, Romania     [B/L/D]
Brasov is known for potatoes and for cow and sheep breeding. This morning visit a local farm that raises sheep, cows, plus have arable land and pasture. Continue to visit the fully restored Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Visit the Rhein wine cellars for tasting and lunch. Return to Brasov for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 13:  July 04, 2020:  Brasov - Viscri, Romania    (Home Stay)     [B/L/D]
This morning visit a local farm that raises sheep, cows (and a few horses) plus have arable land and pasture. They produce several types of traditional cheese and sell to supermarkets. Cheese tasting and lunch at the farm. Travel to Viscri under the UNESCO listing with more than 150 fortified churches and villages. Tour this Saxon village, have lunch prepared by the locals and check out several peasant house. Take a ride on a horse-drawn cart around the village, which is a common means of transportation for the locals. Dinner and overnight in a peasant house. (Please note: Bathrooms in some cases may be shared by 2 rooms this evening.

Day 14:  July 05, 2020:  Viscri - Sibu, Romania    [B/L/D]
After breakfast at the hotel, travel towards Sighisoara, a medieval citadel included in the UNESCO heritage listing and continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Continue then to Mosna village where you visit a small bio family farm, with about 6 cows and 15 ha of land, producing cheese, jams, teas, and rose petals. In the afternoon, continue to Sibu city, which was named the European city of culture in 2017. The city is packed full of fascinating sites to explore. Overnight here.

Day 15:  July 06, 2020: Bucharest, Romania   [B/L/D]
This morning, leave Sibiu and transfer to Cartisoara for visiting a mix farm: Angus beef and water buffalos, followed by a visit to a trout farm. Lunch at the trout farm. Return to Bucharest with stop to visit an Orthodox monastery. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 16:  July 07, 2020:  End of Tour   [B/IFM]
Transfer to Airport for flight back to North America.

Per Person, Double - $9,440.00 including air
+ $762.40 Air/gOVERNMENT TAxES

Single Occupancy - $1.674.00
Initial Deposit per person - $2,000.00
Second Deposit per person:  $2,000.00 is due prior to November 29, 2019
Final Payment per person is due prior to February 28, 2020

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