Northern treasures: Kyiv + Chernigiv
Kyiv – Kozelets – Chernigiv – Kyiv (5 days, 4 nights)
Day 1: Kyiv
Meeting at the airport.
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.
Walk along Andriivsky Uzviz with possibility to buy Ukrainian souvenirs. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Kyiv
Breakfast. Excursion 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.
Free time. Overnight.
Day 3: Kyiv – Kozelets – Chernigiv – Kyiv
Breakfast. Sightseeing Kozelets: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Cathedral of the 18 century. Departure to Chernigiv. Panoramic city tour including Pyatnytska church of the 12 century, the historical places of castle – BorysoGlibskiy and Transfiguration cathedrals, Collegiums, Regiment’s chancellery, Kateryna’s church, burial-mounds on the Boldyn’s mountains, Yeletskiy and Illinskiy Trinity monasteries. Return to Kyiv. Overnight.
Day 4: 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. Visiting museum of historical treasures and museum of miniature.
Free time. Overnight.
Day 5: Kyiv
Breakfast. Free time or optional excursions. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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The price includes:
- Accommodation in the 3* hotels: 4 nights in Kyiv; standard double rooms;
- 4 breakfasts;
- Private transport services according to the program;
- English (German, French, Italian, Polish etc) speaking guides 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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