Kyiv – Chernigiv – Kyiv (7 days, 6 nights)
Day 1: Kyiv
Meeting at the 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 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. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Kyiv – The 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.
Boat trip along the Dnipro river (optional). Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Kyiv – St. Sofia’s Cathedral and Podol
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.
Strolling along Andrew’s descent including St. Andrew’s Church – Baroque masterpiece of the 18th century, Richard the Lionheart Castle and Artists’ quarter. Visiting the Podol historical area including Our Lady Pirogoscha Church, St. Nicolas Pritisk Church. Free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Kyiv – Chernigiv
Breakfast. 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. Returning to Kyiv. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Kyiv – The holy caves
Breakfast. Excursion Zveirynets Cave complex is a unique underground monastery. The caves were discovered in the late XIX century, and then partially reconstructed. Free time.
Performance in the Ukraine National Opera (optional). Dinner. Overnight.
Day 6: Kyiv – St. Cyril Church.
Breakfast. Visiting St. Cyril Chucrh (12th century). It is the second temple in Kiev after St. Sophia`s Cathedral, which has been preserved in its genuine walls since the times of Kievan Rus. The temple contains 800 square meters of wall paintings of that time inside of it. There are wall paintings of famous Mikhail Vrubel nearby — swansong, the masterpiece of modern epoch. Free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
The price includes:
- Accomodation in the chosen hotels: 6 nights in Kyiv; standard double rooms;
- 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners;
- Transport services according to the program;
- English guides service during the tour.
- Entrance fees according to the program;
- One free of charge for tour leader in single room.
The price does not include
- Meals: lunches;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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