Sunny Stories Of Ukraine: Kyiv + Odesa (8 days/7 nights)

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group budget tour: 8 days/7 nights

Sunny Stories Of  Ukraine

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-tourMuseum of corruptionMezhyhirya”-bar crawl Kiev - tasting "Ukraine hospitable" –monument "Motherland" and Museum of History of Ukraine In the Second World War - Kievo-Pecherska LavraAndrew's Descent- 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.Wewillwalk 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 (optional).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. Freetime. Overnightstay.

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel.

Excursion along the Andrew's Descent.

Andrew's Descent (also known as “Kiev’s Montmartre”) 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 theslopesoftheDnieper lays the front alley, which goes to the gallery of the Main Entrance leading to the square and the museum itself. The sculpturesof the gallery embody the heroic defense of the USSR border from the German attack, the horrors of the German occupation, the guerrilla struggle, the labor feat of the rear, the battle for the Dnieper. And one of the most popular sites highly recommended for visits in Kiev is Pechersk Lavra. Churches and relics for believers, ancient monuments for history fans, magnificent combination of architecture, nature and landscape for beauty enthusiasts – everyone will find something to his taste there. Return in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.

Optional excursions:

1)  Ukrainian village + dinner in the national style (Mamaeva Sloboda) and Park "KievanRus";

2)  One day tour to Chernobyl;

3)  Ancient Sanctities of Ukraine: Kozelets and Chernihyv;

4)  Dendrological Park “Sophiivka”, Uman city;

5)  Radomyshl - restored ruins.

Transfer to railway station. At 22.15 departure by train to Odessa

Day 5

Early breakfast. Transfer to bus station. Departure by bus to Odessa.

Arrival in Odessa. 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 6

Breakfast in the hotel. Free day.

We suggest you to visit the excursion "Odessa Privoz and catacombs" (optional).

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel.
Free time in Odessa.

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

Cost of the program

Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:

Accomodation

Hotels 3***

Kiev–RaziohotelYamskaya 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 HotelPodil 4* +

Odessa –

Mozart Hotel 4*+, GAGARINN 4*+

$

Hotels 5*****

Kiev –

Fairmont GrandHotel 5*,

Odessa –Maristella Marine Residence 5*

$

Double

535 $

620 $

862 $

1298 $

Single

690 $

825 $

1350 $

2032 $

Triple

525 $

610 $

852 $

1288 $

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

The price of program includes:

  •        7 nights in the hotel of your choice (4 nights in Kiev, 3 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;
  •        Bus tickets Kiev-Odessa;
  •        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!!!!