New Year's Magic in Kyiv
Day 1 (December, 29): Kyiv
Arrival. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 (December, 30): Kyiv: panoramic city tour, St Sophie Cathedral
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 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.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 (December, 31): Kyiv: Pirogovo, New Year celebrationBreakfast. 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 hotel. Free time.
New Year celebrations at the Independence Square in Kyiv will start in 9:00 pm on December 31st, and finished after midnight on January 1st.
The New Year celebration in the city restaurant.
Day 4 (January, 1): Kyiv: Podol quarterBreakfast. In the afternoon excursion to Podil historical area – 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. Excursion includes the Kontraktova Square, Andriivskyi Uzviz (Descent), Our Lady Pirogoscha Church, St. Nicolas Pritisk Church etc. Free time.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 (January, 2): Kyiv
Breakfast. Free time or optional visiting. Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
The price includes:
- Accommodation 4 nights in chosen hotel, double / twin rooms;
- Meals: 4 breakfasts;
- Transport service according to the program;
- English (German, French, Polish etc) guide service according to the program;
- Entrance fees: St Sophie Cathedral, Pirogovo, Holy Lavra.
The price does not include:
- Services not mentioned above;
- Meals: lunches and dinners;
- New Year celebration in one of the capital's restaurant - contact us;
- Personal expenses.
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