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Scenic Ukraine and Poland

11 days
10 nights

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PER PERSON: 

$ 1,370.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,000.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 
Jul 24, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019 
Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 
Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 
Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 

Hotels:

Hotel Park Inn Kyiv 4* or similar
Hotel Dnieter 4* or similar

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed. 

 

Included:

  • 10 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels 
  • 10 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice 
  • Personalized welcome package 
  • Tickets for Cable Car ride in Kiev, entrances to Boim Chapel and Medieval Pharmacy-Museum in Lviv, Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa and St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours 
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours 
  • Train tickets Lviv- Przemysl-Krakow OW (2nd class) 
  • Service of 1st class coach or 1st class vans throughout the itinerary 
  • Portage at hotels

Optional Services:

Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Kyiv: EUR 40.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 60.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
3-hours visit to the Cave Monastery: EUR 40.00 pp
Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hours excursion to the Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum: EUR 35.00 pp

3-hours visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and National Historical Museum: EUR 25.00 pp (walking tour) 

3-hours visit to Chernobyl Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
2-hours Lviv Beer Tour: EUR 35.00 pp
8-hours excursion to castles around Lviv: EUR 60.00 pp
Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine: EUR 35.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine: EUR 60.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park and visit to Palace on the Water: EUR 40.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw to airport: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (10 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 310.00 pp

Itinerary:

 

Day 1  : Arrival in Kiev

Arrival in Kiev, optional transfer to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2  : Kiev

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas.

Day 3  : Kiev

The morning offers an optional excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral - built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine.

Day 4  : Kiev - Lviv

The early morning is reserved for an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signalled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the railway station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to Hotel Dnister**** or similar, check in.

Day 5  : Lviv

Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town - a complex of stone buildings from the 14th-16th century – and includes the Market Square with Town Hall, Black Stone Building, Opera Square, Kornyakt Palace, Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, Armenian Cathedral, Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon is offered an optional Lviv Beer Tour. We will have an opportunity to learn how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery.

Day 6  : Lviv

The full day optional tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace - the jewel of defensive architecture, built in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine with its highlight dish- Carpathian trout.

Day 7  : Lviv - Krakow

In the morning we are taken to Lviv Railway Station. Here we depart with the modern intercity train bound for the Polish city Przemysl to catch our connection further on to Krakow. The scenic train ride takes us through the mountainous and forested Polish Sub-Carpathian province before we reach Krakow in early afternoon. Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow**** or similar, check in.

Day 8  : Krakow

For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

Day 9  : Krakow - Warsaw

We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.

Day 10  : Warsaw

Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki.

Day 11  : Departure from Warsaw

Optional transfer to the airport.

Duration:
11 days / 10 nights 

Notes:

Max group size is 40 people.  Tour leader speaks English and German. For all local sightseeing tours the group is divided into 2 smaller groups by language. These tours are conducted either in English only or German only.