Kyiv - the city of golden-domed churches
Tour dates: every week (Thursday-Sunday)
Day 1 : Kyiv
Arrival. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Kyiv: panoramic city tour, St Sophie Cathedral, Pirogovo
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 Kiev-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 St. Sofia Cathedral - the world famous historical and architectural monument of the first half of the 11th century. The cathedral is famous for its mosaics and frescos by Byzantine masters. It is the first monument in Ukraine listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Transfer to Folk Architecture Museum Pirogovo - the biggest open air museum in Europe which offers a great collection of our national ethnographical heritage. There are approximately 300 unique objects of folk architecture, dating back to XVI−XX centuries from all the regions of Ukraine. During the visit you will see unique collections: windmills, watermills, forges, an old traditional sauna, village administration houses, a church school, a priest mansion, cafes named “shynok”, huts, barns, stalls, cellars etc.
Returning to the city centre. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Kyiv: visiting Holy Lavra
Breakfast. 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. Visiting museum of historical treasures and museum of miniature.
Pedestrian excursion in Podil quarter. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Kyiv, the birthplace of the city's trade, commerce and industry. It still contains many architectural and historical landmarks, and new archeological sites are still being revealed.Free time. Optional excursions.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Kyiv
Breakfast. Free time or optional visiting. Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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The price includes:
- Accommodation 3 nights with buffet breakfast in chosen hotel; standard double room;
- Private transport service according to the program;
- Private guide service (English, German, French, Polish etc) for excursions on Day 2 and Day 3;
- Entrance fees: St Sophie Cathedral, Pirogovo Museum, Holy Lavra, museum of historical treasures and museum of miniature.
The price does not include:
- lunches and dinners;
- services not mentioned above;
- personal expenses.
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