Dnipro River Cruise

The night before my Chernobyl tour, I decided to take advantage of the sunlight with a relaxing one hour Dnipro River cruise with Riverest. I went to the Kiev River Port in Podil, bought my ticket, and boarded the boat. The cruise costs 100 UAH (as of October 2016) and there were snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard.

Kiev River Port on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev River Port

Riverest tour boat in Kiev, Ukraine

Riverest tour boat

Kiev River Port in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev River Port

Kiev River Port in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev River Port

The cruise was anything but relaxing (I wasn’t in the mood to be blasted with Russian techno music for an hour) but it provided me with some alternative views of the city and passed some major landmarks along the way.

Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Dnipro River cruise

The first part of the cruise went a bit towards the north where I was able to catch a glimpse of the construction of the Podilsko-Voskresenskyi Bridge.

Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Dnipro River cruise

Podilsko-Voskresenskyi Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Podilsko-Voskresenskyi Bridge

We then turned around and went south past a beach and under the Pedestrian Bridge.

Beach on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Beach

Pedestrian Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Pedestrian Bridge

The next 20 minutes were spent cruising towards the south and under the Metro Bridge while the Russian techno music destroyed my eardrums.

Metro Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Metro Bridge

Metro Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Metro Bridge

Metro Bridge on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Metro Bridge

Finally, as the sun began to set, I was able to spot some well-known landmarks in the city – Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Rodina Mat.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Rodina Mat on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Rodina Mat

As we approached the end of the cruise, I enjoyed watching a fisherman try his luck, a zipliner heading across the river, the Pillar of the Magdeburg Rights (the oldest monument in the city dating back to 1802), and the St. Volodymyr monument.

Fisherman on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Fisherman

Zipliner on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Zipliner

Pillar of the Magdeburg Rights on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

Pillar of the Magdeburg Rights

St. Volodymyr Monument on the Dnipro River cruise in Kiev, Ukraine

St. Volodymyr Monument

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