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Visit Kiev - the City of Golden Domes

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON:
$ 850.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 1,200.00 (single occupancy)

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ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

4* centrally located hotel

Included:

Accommodation in twin rooms (4 nights)
Daily breakfast
Transportation and English speaking guide
Entrance tickets
Airport / hotel roundtrip transfers
All taxes and service fees

 

Itinerary:

WEEKEND TOUR

Kyiv is one of the most ancient cities of Slavic world that has been a center for Ukrainian lands for many centuries. Cultural heritage of Kyiv reflects historic and spiritual achievements of the entire country. It is represented by more than 3 thousand monuments of archeology, architecture, history and monumental art. All this combined with marvelous natural landscapes of Kyiv leaves lasting impression on every guest coming to Kyiv.

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN KIEV

Arrive in Kyiv, our driver will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Kiev.

Day 2  : KIEV

Full day sightseeing tour with visit to Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra

After breakfast, city tour of Kyiv will showcase the city's most beutiful locations:  Tereshchenkovska street, Taras Shevchenko National University, Volodymyrsky Cathedral (inside visit), the National Opera of Ukraine, St. Sophia Square, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral, streets and squares of Podil, Florivsky Monastery, Dnieper Embankment, Motherland monument and more.

In the afternoon, we visit Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves. Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavrais a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located. 

Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While being a cultural attraction, the monastery is once again active, with over 100 monks in residence

Overnight in Kiev (B)

Day 3  : KIEV

The Treasures of Mezhyhirya Residence

In the morning, tour of the Mezhyhirya Residence (pronounced [mɛʒɪˈɦʲirjɐ]) a former estate whereinfamous Viktor Yanukovych lived when he was the Prime Minister and then the President of Ukraine. It is now a museum displaying Yanukovych's luxurious lifestyle. Yanukovych lived in the estate from 2002 to 21 February 2014, when he fled the country during the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.

The estate was founded as a monastery that functioned off-and-on until it was closed in 1923 by the Bolsheviks following the establishment of the Soviet Union. From 1935 Mezhyhirya was a state government residence, first under the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and then under an independent Ukraine.

The estate is over 140 ha (350 acres) and is situated on the banks of the Dnieper river in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, Vyshhorod district.  There is a yacht pier, an equestrian club, a shooting range, a tennis court and other recreational facilities as well as hunting grounds. The estate also has an automobile museum displaying some of Yanukovich's former exotic cars, a golf course, an ostrich farm, a dog kennel, numerous fountains and man-made lakes, a helicopter pad, and a small church. The entire complex is enclosed by a five-meter tall fence along the perimeter.

Fee time after tour ends at 15:00. Overnight in Kiev (B)

Day 4  : KIEV

Podil and St. Andrew Descent

The tour starts from Poshtova Square where we take cable car to the Upper Town. From Desyatynna street you admire the beautiful views of St. Andrew's Church - a masterpiece by famous Rastrelli. We then walk down the Andriyivskij Descent - a historic street connecting Kyiv's Uptown with a commercial Podil neighborhood. The street is often refered to as the "Monmartre of Kyiv", and is a major tourist attraction of the city. There are many art galleries and workshops along the street. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Kiev (B).

Day 5  : DEPARTURE

Breakfats and transfer to the airport (B)