Magic and indescribable Ukraine: Kiev + Lviv + Odessa SUMMER 2018

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       GUARANTEED group tour: 8 days/7 nights

Magic and indescribable Ukraine: Kiev + Lviv + Odessa SUMMER 2018

Guaranteed departure dates: every friday

04.05.2018, 11.05.2018, 18.05.2018, 25.05.2018, 01.06.2018, 08.06.2018, 15.06.2018, 22.06.2018, 29.06.2018, 06.07.2018, 13.07.2018, 20.07.2018, 27.07.2018, 03.08.2018, 10.08.2018, 17.08.2018, 24.08.2018, 31.08.2018, 07.09.2018, 14.09.2018, 21.09.2018, 28.09.2018

FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER 2018

Itinerary: Kiev city-tour – Museum of corruption “Mezhyhirya” - bar crawl Kiev -Andrew's Descent -  tasting "Ukraine hospitable" – monument "Motherland" and Museum of History of Ukraine In the Second World War - Kievo-Pecherska Lavra – Lviv – Lviv city-tour – Castles of Lviv region - Odessa – Odessa City-tour - Akkerman fortress – Shabo Wine Culture Center

Tour program

Day 1

Arrival in Kiev. Meet-and-greet at the airport. Transfer without a guide to your hotel will be provided. Check-in at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at your hotel in Kiev.  

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel. Kiev city-tour. We will start from Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Bessarabskaya Square, Khreshchatyk street, Independence Square, Valery Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine, Mariinsky Park and Palace, Square Of Glory, Kievo- Pecherska Lavra, Mikhailovskaya Square and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, St. Sophia of Kiev, Golden Gate and other attractions of Kiev. Free time in the city.

Then we go on an excursion to the Museum of corruption “Mezhyhirya”. A well-groomed forest park area, decorative lakes with fountains, fresh air, laced bridges. You will be impressed by the ostentatious luxury of the residence of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. You will see the famous Honka, Spa center, golf course, the magnificent Galleon ship. We will walk along the 3 km of the embankment on the shore of the Kiev Sea. You will hear fascinating stories about the expulsion of monks from of Mezhyhirya. Is it worth going to Mezhyhirya today? Yes! Our tourists, who have already experienced Kiev tour to Mezhyhirya, unanimously repeat: “We want to come back here. Mezhyhirya shall be the National Park of Ukraine!” This area has great historical past. Return to Kiev. In the continuation of the evening we propose to visit bar crawl Kiev (for additional fee).Such an emotional, bright, non-standard evening is remembered for a long time!We will visit 5 bars of the city, accompanied by a connoisseur of the most interesting cocktails of the capital.

It will be an unforgettable evening and night. Free time. Overnight stay.  

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel.

Excursion along the Andrew's Descent.

Andrew's Descent (also known as “Kiev’s Monmartr”) and one of “must see” places in Kiev - The Saint Andrew's Church. In the buildings, along the streets of "Kiev’s Montmartre", there are art galleries, exhibitions, theaters and art workshops. Numerous open air Ukrainian souvenir shops can also be found there. And after the excursion is over - the food tasting "Ukraine hospitable" awaits us. Such a dinner will be remembered for a long time! The sound of Ukrainian music and the glasses, clinking to the famous Ukrainian toast, that sounds like "Budmo !!Hey !!Hey !!Hey !! (optional).

Free time in the city. Visiting the most famous symbols of Kiev and Ukraine: the monument "Motherland" –Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and Kievo-Pecherska Lavra (optional). A colossal 62-meter statue of Motherland (102 m with pedestal) is made of special stainless steel and assembled with a special crane. The memorial complex "Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II" occupies 10 hectares on the hillof the right bank of the Dnieper. It consists of a giant bowl of the Eternal Flame, an exhibition of military equipment from the times of World War II, as well as post-war years, the alley of the Heroic Cities. Along the slopes of the Dnieper lays the front alley, which goes to the gallery of the Main Entrance.

Day 4

Lunch – box will be provided at the hotel. 06:00 leaving the hotel. Transfer to the railway station.  Departure to Lviv by train . The jorney will take around 5 hours. Arrival to Lviv.

Lviv city-tour. The route of the panoramic walking tour through the center of Lviv passes through the streets of the medieval town, the famous Market Square, avenues that are filled with history. You will see all the most popular and famous monuments of architecture.

Transfer to the hotel and check in.

Lunch (optional) at the grill restaurant "Meat and Justice".The restaurant is located in the gloomy casemates of the Bernardine monastery, in the center of Lviv.  The theme of the place is  medieval times and work of the  city hangman. In the interior  there will be mock-ups of all kinds of instruments of torture and execution. “Harlots” here work as waitresses, and the only thing that  guillotine cuts here, is the largest in Ukraine sausage called "Ksenya".

Optional excursion "Night guard of Lviv" (The beginning of the tour is at 22:00): when the sun hides over the horizon, to protect our peace on the streets of Lviv goes Black Burgomaster. And we will have the opportunity to help him in this not an easy task and learn all the secrets of the night city. Who if not him, the one who lives more than one century, knows everything about the old city ... Unexpected encounters, scary legends, ghosts, secret rites, mysterious streets and dark alleys - all this awaits us during a night walk in Lviv! And for the good work,  Pan Burgomaster will treat us with delicious tea, and devote the most active participants into the "Honorary Guards of the City". Overnightatthehotel.

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out. Free time.

Optional excursions:

1)Excursion "Lvov with a taste of coffee" with coffee tasting;

2)Excursion "Top places in Lviv,  Undeground Lviv  and Lviv Opera theater";

3) Castles of Lviv region (a whole day excursion out of Lviv).The route is called "The Golden Horseshoe of the Lviv region". This is convenient, because all the castles are located near the motorways, and you can explore them all throughout the day" (Olesko Castle, Pidhirtsi Castle, Zolochiv Castle).

Transfer to the railway station. Evening departure by train to Odessa.

Day 6

Arrival in Odessa. Meet-and-greet at the railway station. Odessa city-tour.

You will walk along Deribasovskaya street and Primorsky Boulevard, admire the beauty of the Opera House, the building of the Odessa National Philharmony, the City Duma (city government house), the monument of Duke, Potemkin Stairs, Passage, the Palace of Earl M.S. Vorontsov. You will see the Odessa Savior-Transfiguration Cathedral, where miraculous icons are exhibited. No doubt you will be surprised by the "Mother-in-laws Bridge", and our guide will help you to solve its main mysteries. You will find out why and how the "One-Walled House" appeared in the city. You will visit the open-air museum "Corner of Old Odessa" and make a wish on the "Bridge of Brides".  Cathedral, Catherine and Duma Squares will unveil their secrets for you as well. You will definitely have to visit the smallest square of the city - Square named after Ostap Bender, sit on the 12th chair,in which were hidden the treasures of Madame Petuhova, (reference to the book “12 chairs” by Ilf and Petrov). Also you can see the monument to the famous soviet singer Utyosov. (locals believe that giving  a hug to this monument or rubbing his  nose will bring you a good luck). Afterwards – transfer to the hotel. Check in.

After is the day full of vivid impressions – you might want to unwind in one of the numerous local fish restaurants (optional). Free time in the city. During your spare time we recommend you to take an excursion “Odessky Privoz (famous local farmer market) and Catacombs” (optional). Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel. Free day.

Excursion to Akkerman fortress and wine tasting at the Center of ”Shabo Wine Culture Center" (optional). The medieval fortress "Akkerman" on the banks of the Dniester firth is one of the largest and best preserved in Ukraine, its ancient towers store thousands of legends ... Belgorod-Dnestrovsky is the oldest city in Ukraine and one of the most ancient cities in Europe. Along with the world-famous Rome, Athens, Jerusalem - the city of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky is one of the ten most ancient cities in the world.  2500 years of history of this city will make this excursion to be remembered for a long time!

Lunch (optional). Then we will visit the Center of ”Shabo Wine Culture Center" "Life is too short to drink bad wine" - French proverb. Therefore, we will visit the Wine Culture Center in Shabo to drink some good wine! Shabo is located on the same latitude as Provence,  Bordeaux and famous Swiss vineyards. And Shabo itself was founded by the Swiss, so they brought their winemaking culture safely here, to us.You will have a great opportunity to appreciate the richness of the bouquet of Shabian wines and to learn in detail the history of winemaking in Shabo.

Return to Odessa. Overnight.

Day 8

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out. Free time in the city. Transfer to the airport of Odessa without guide. End of service. Happy return journey home. 

*All rights are reserved!

In case of outbound flight from Kiev instead of Odessa additional charges are applied as following:

Transfers: Hotel in Odessa – Railway Station in Odessa and Railway station in Kiev – airport in Kiev + railway ticket from Odessa to Kiev– 30 USD per 1 person 

Cost of the program

Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:

Accommodation

Hotels 3***

Kiev–Raziohotel Yamskaya 3*,

Odessa –

Hotel Complex Arcadia 3*

$

Hotels 4****

Kiev –

BAKKARA 4*,

Odessa –

OK Odessa 4*, Reikartz Alexandrovskiy Odesa 4*

$

Hotels 4****+

Kiev –

Mercure Kyiv Congress 4*+, Holiday Inn 4*+,

Radisson Blu Hotel Podil 4* +

Lviv  –

Reikartz Medievale Lviv4*+,

SWISS HOTEL 4*+

Odessa –

Mozart Hotel 4*+, GAGARINN 4*+

Hotels 5*****

Kiev - Fairmont GrandHotel 5*,

Lviv –

NOBILIS HOTEL 5*,

LEOPOLIS HOTEL 5*

Odessa – Maristella Marine Residence 5*

$

Double

563$

632$

838$

1182$

Single

690$

788$

1239$

1799$

Triple

553$

622$

828$

1172$

*hotels may be replaced by equals in the same category.

The price of program includes:

  •       6 nights in the hotel of your choice (3 nights in Kiev, 1 night in Lviv, 2 nights in Odessa);
  •       Breakfasts at the hotel;
  •       Transfers during the tour;
  •       Transportations during the tour;
  •       English speaking guide service;
  •       Kiev city-tour.
  •       Excursion to the Museum of corruption “Mezhyhirya”;
  •       Excursion along the Andrew's Descent;
  •       Railway tickets Kiev-Lviv, Lviv-Odessa;
  •       Lviv city-tour;
  •       Odessa city-tour.

!!! The company has rights to change the excursion days, but the content of the program remains unchanged.

Another departure dates are available upon request!

We wait for you in Ukraine!!!!