Week-end in Kyiv, 3 days
Tour dates: every week (Friday-Sunday)
Kyiv — the ancient center of Slavic culture, the mother of all old Russian cities was founded in the 5th century. The name Kyiv is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of four legendary founders of the city – brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv and sister Lybid. It is situated on the Dnipro River and boasts architectural monuments. Cathedral of St. Sophia, Perchersk Lavra, Golden Gate and others monuments are recognized world treasures. Nowadays Kyiv is the largest cultural, scientific and industrial center of Ukraine, the place of religious pilgrimage and a very attractive tourist destination. Golden-domed churches, great cathedrals and ancient monasteries, picturesque parks, wide avenues and squares, museums and theatres — all these attractions wait for you in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Everyone will find there something especially interesting for himself.
Day 1 : Kyiv
Arrival. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Kyiv: panoramic city tour
Breakfast. Panoramic city tour in the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states. The tour includes Golden Gates and Vladimir’s hill, which is supposed to be the place of foundation of Kyiv-city, Bogdan Khmelnitsky’s Monument, National Opera and Ballet Theater, St. Vladimir’s Cathedral - a splendid architectural pearl, with beautiful paintings of V. Vasnetsov and St. Michael’s Golden Domed Monastery founded in 1108, Kyiv Founders’ Monument, Khreschatik Avenue, Independence Square - the scene of many notable events in the capital city of Ukraine.
Visiting The Holy Kyiv Pechersk Lavra - the Orthodox Christian monastery that is the holiest place of pilgrimage in Ukraine. It was founded in times of Yaroslav the Wise in XI century and is one of the most ancient monasteries in Old Rus. Trinity Church, the Assumption Cathedral (renovated in 2000), the Refectory Church and the labyrinth of the Near and Far Caves, with their relics of saints, are real masterpieces of world architecture.
Free time. Optional excursions.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Kyiv
Breakfast. Free time or optional excursions. Transfer to airport for your flight to back home.
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The price includes:
- Accommodation 2 nights with buffet breakfast in chosen hotel; standard double room;
- Transfers airport-hotel-airport;
- Private transport service for excursions on Day 2 (5 hours);
- Private guide service (English, German, French, Polish etc) for excursions on Day 2 (5 hours);
- Entrance fees: Holy Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.
The price does not include:
- lunches and dinners;
- services not mentioned above;
- personal expenses.
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