Charming duet: Kyiv + Kamenets-Podilskyi
Kyiv — Berdychiv — Medzhybizh — Kamenetz-Podilskyi — Khotyn — Kyiv (6 days, 5 nights)
Day 1. Kyiv
Meeting at airport. Transfer to the hotel.
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.
Day 2: Kyiv
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.
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.
Free time. Overnight.
Day 3: Kyiv — Berdychiv — Medzhybizh — Kamenets-Podilskyi
Breakfast. Transfer to Berdychiv. Visiting Berdichiv including Barefooted Carmelites Monastery and Holy Virgin Cathedral. Transfer to Medzhybizh. The town preserved the Large Castle dated back to XIV—XVI centuries and the Palace of XVI century on the territory of the castle. The town is considered to be a cradle of Hasid movement in Judaism, as here in 1740-60 lived Israel Baal Shem Tov – the founder of the Hasid movement. Departure to Kamenets-Podilskyi. Free time. Overnight.
Day 4: Kamenets-Podilskyi — Khotyn
Breakfast. Kamenets-Podilskyi – a town that has preserved the spirit of the Middle Ages. Its impressive fortress is a landmark in the history of construction of fortified places and strongholds. Excursion: “Flower on stone” – historic-architectural complex of the Old city and fortress (14-18th century). The town`s scenic beauty is enhanced by the Polish and Russian Gates, Armenian Bastions, Turkish Bridge (enigma of centuries), Dominican Roman-Catholic Church (14-17century), Trinitarian Roman-Catholic Church, Petropavlivska (Peter and Paul’s) Church, Mykolayivska Church (14th century), Polish and Armenian Market Squares, and other ancient monuments. Transfer to Khotyn — that was a trade hub in the Middle Ages, fortunately situated at the crossroads of trade routs. Visiting Khotyn Castle constructed in the 13-15th centuries. Overnight.
Day 5: Kamenets-Podilskyi — Kyiv
Breakfast. Departure to Kyiv. Free time or optional excursions. Overnight.
Day 6: Kyiv
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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The price includes:
- Accomodation in the 3* hotels: 3 nights in Kyiv and 2 nights in Kamenets-Podilskyi, ; standard double rooms;
- 5 breakfasts;
- Private transport services according to the program;
- English (German, French, Polish, Italian etc) speaking guide service during the tour;
- Entrance fees according to the program.
The price does not include
- Meals: lunches and dinners;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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