Ukraine; Charm of Ancient Kyiv UM02

4 Days From £0 (429 USD)

Explore the fascinating and historic country of Ukraine on this short break holiday. It includes a city tour of Kiev plus excursions into the countryside to visit historic towns and monuments including UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Kiev, Ukraine
End Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 4

Tour Highlights

City tour around Kyiv. It is our pleasure to invite you to come and see for yourself the striking images of the Ukrainian capital, which appears both ancient and young. We are proposing you excursion with those who knows Kiev so good and really love this city. Those who visit Kyiv once, fall in love with this charming city and return over and over again to discover its attractions. Start your acquaintance with Kyiv right now. Visiting the restaurant complex Mlyn with its park Kyiv in miniature. This wonderful park is located in a picturesque place on the bank of the Dnieper, in Hydropark. The park «Kyiv in miniature» reflects a modern city with the most famous and important architectural monuments on a scale of 1:33. This tiny town has its own mini Khreschatyk with Independence Square, the railway station, the Opera House and Philharmonic, and a mini-Dnepr is crossed by four major bridges: Moscow, Walking, Metro and Southern.
During several years of its existence the park became one of the favorite places not only for inhabitants of Kyiv, but also for its visitors, because it may be the only place, where Kiev can be seen in full view, imagine yourself strolling through these places, and on the other side to see the sights of Kiev.

Excursion to the Vydubyts’kyi Monastery. Vydubyts’kyi Monastery is as old as Kyiv Pechers’kyi Monastery. It was founded by Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavovych between 1070-88. On the walls of St. Michael Church you will see frescoes and graffiti from this period in Rus’ history. A masterpiece of Ukrainian baroque architecture, situated on the monastery’s territory, is St. George Cathedral. In Soviet times, the monastery was passed on to scientific institutions for use, and only in 1997 it was returned to the religious community. Walking to the park Askold’s Grave. Excursion to the Kyiv Pechers ka Lavra. Every town has its own sacred place and its own soul. The Coliseum in Rome or the Acropolis of Athens, the Egyptian pyramids at Cairo or Notre Dame of Paris. Kyiv’s soul is the Kyiv Pecherska Lavra. Lavra means the highest status of an Orthodox male monastery. Orthodox Christians believe that the Kyiv Pecherska Lavra is the second most important place of religious worship after Jerusalem. The Lavra’s architectural ensemble is included into the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. On its territory, there are many museums

(We are recommended visiting memorial complex of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 years). The memorial complex covers the area of 10 hectares (~0.04 sq miles) on the hill, overlooking the Dnieper River. It contains the giant bowl "The Glory Flame", a site with World War II military equipment, and the "Alley of the Hero Cities". One of the museums also displays the armaments used by the Soviet army post World War II. The sculptures in the alley depict the courageous defence of the Soviet border from the 1941 German invasion, terrors of the Nazi occupation, partisan struggle, devoted work on the home front, and the 1943 Battle of the Dnieper. The monumental sculpture of the "Motherland", built by Yevgeny Vuchetich stands 62 meters tall upon the museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m and weighing 530 tons. The sword in the statue's right hand is 16m long weighing 9 tons, with the left hand holding up a 13m by 8m shield with the Coat of arms of the Soviet Union. On the hill beneath the museum, the traditional flower shows are held.

Walking excursion Ancient Kyiv. Kyiv is called the “mother of Russian cities”. During the 9-12th centuries, it was the capital of a powerful medieval state named Kyivs’ka Rus.
The great French writer Honore de Balzac wrote after visiting the city: “Kyiv is an old monk whose age is eternity”. Today, you can still feel this ancient charm – it will not leave you indifferent. Andriivs’kyi Uzviz
Andriivskyi Uzviz in Kyiv is like Monmartre in Paris. It is famous for its atmosphere. Artists claim that the aura of the street itself inspires their creativity. Independently of the weather conditions, you will see artists that come here to demonstrate their works. You can also buy Ukrainian souvenirs and listen to street musicians. An adornment to Andriivsky Uzviz and all of Kyiv is St. Andrew’s Church – one of the city’s symbols.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation and some meals
- Guided tours with transport, entry fees and guide

Excludes
- Flights
- Some meals
- Personal expenses eg tips, drinks, visa, insurance

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Breakfast. City tour around Kyiv. Lunch in the restaurant. Tasting Ukrainian dishes. Returning to the hotel. Free time.
Day 02. Breakfast. Excursion to the Vydubyts’kyi Monastery. Free time. Additional program in the evening: (by wish) National Opera House( performance), Dinner in the national restaurant, Visiting Brewery with bear tasting.
Day 03. Breakfast. Free day. We can propose: Visiting Cossacks settlement Mamaeva Sloboda You have the unique possibility to travel back to the old Ukrainian times of the 17 th- 18th century and to feel yourself a real Ukrainian. Entertainments ( by wish) Free time . Walking around complex. Buying souvenirs. We can propose you to visit Ukrainian restaurant Shunok ant to taste Ukrainian delicious dishes. Kyiv Museum of Russian Art, Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Visiting entertainment complex Arena.
Day 04. Breakfast. Check-out. Walking excursion Ancient Kyiv