Two main cities of Kievan Rus: Kiev and Moscow

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Two main cities of Kievan Rus: Kiev and Moscow

English speaking guide service throughout the tour

“all inclusive”

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights 

*Ukraine: : Excursion around Kiev - Kievo-Pecherska Lavra - Andreevsky Descent - dinner at the Ukrainian folk style café - Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Lifestyle  "Pirogovo" - dinner at the café – visiting Zhytomyr Museum of Astronautics – Amber Musium and shop in Rivne -  National Museum "Chernobyl" - monument "Motherland" and Museum of History of Ukraine In the Second World War - park "Kievan Rus" - dinner at the cafe of oriental cuisine or at the countryside complex "Partizan".

*Russia: Moscow City tour – Visiting of Kremlin and Red Square – excursion to VDNH – excursion to an Izmaylovsky Kremlin with a stop by Museum of Russian vodka and Moscow Vernissage – Museum of Astronautics – boat trip down Moscow river.

 Tour program

Day 1

8:30  Arrival in Kiev,  Meet-and-greet at the airport, after that you will obtain a visa to Ukraine. Then  transfer to your hotel will be provided , followed by a breakfast and settling in. Also you will have some spare time  before your city-tour around Kiev will begin. 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. Then we will proceed to Andreevsky descent (also known as Kiev’s Monmartr” and one of “must see” places in Kiev - Andreevskaya 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. Lunch in the Ukrainian folk style cafe. Departure for the excursion at the Museum of  Ukrainian Architecture and Lifestyle  "Pirogovo".  "All of Ukraine in one day" – that is how you can characterize the visit to this museum in the open air. Here, among the picturesque landscape, you will be lucky to find out what distinguishes the Carpathians from Polissya, Podillya from Transcarpathia, etc. Ukrainian huts, mills, churches, household items, handcrafted souvenirs - all this will open up for you the soul of  Ukrainian people. You will have an opportunity to look at the spinning potter's wheel, to visit  "shinok" (Ukrainian pub) or "kulishna" (Ukrainian soup place), to go for the horse ride around countryside for some fresh Ukrainian air and great photos to remember! Return to Kiev. Delicious dinner at a cafe. Return to hotel. Overnight.Image result for пирогово киев

Day 2

 Breakfast at the hotel . Today an exciting adventure awaits for you! We will be leaving Kiev in order to come back there again. Early departure to Rivno, where you are going to visit Amber Museum and shop , stopping by at Zhytomyr Astronautic Museum named after S.Korolyov on your way there. First stop will take its place in Zhytomyr, at the Astronautic Museum. The museum was opened in 1970 in Zhytomyr, where in 1907 the future founder of practical space exploration was born. The memorial part of the museum is situated in a small house, in which, in the beginning of XX century  the family of Korolyov lived. The interiors are restored in accordance to  the memories of his mother. The exposition of the pavilion "Kosmos", opened in 1991, presents the originals and models of space vehicles, spacesuits and other equipment of astronauts. Among them - the technological model of the Soyuz spacecraft, the Lunokhod-2 model, the original Soyuz-27 descent vehicle, which has been in space. One of the most valuable exhibits is the capsule with the soil of the Moon, donated to the museum by NASA. This place surely worth a visit! Lunch will be served “un route” at the restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine. Arrival to Rivne. Visiting of the unique for the entire country Museum of Amber.   The amber museum is open in Rivne on the basis of the Rovno amber factory – the  state  owened enterprise called  "Burshtyn (amber in Ukrainian) of Ukraine". The exhibits tell not only about the history of amber mining in the region, but also about the only enterprise in Ukraine that is engaged in its processing. And at the end of the excursion you will be able to go to the store "Ukrainian Amber". Hundreds of tourists come to Ukraine specifically for the opportunity to make a purchase there.  Real gems of excellent quality for fair price – that is what “Ukrainian Amber” is offering to its visitors. On our way back  to Kiev dinner will be served  in a Georgian or Ukrainian restaurant.Late arrival to Kiev. 

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Day 3

 Breakfast in the hotel. Since the morning we will go on an excursion to the National Museum "Chernobyl". April 26th, 1986, the largest technogenic radioecological disaster of our time had occurred - a nuclear accident at the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The purpose of the museum's exposition is to help the mankind to comprehend the Chernobyl accident as a real factor of the possible death of our civilization, to learn the lessons of the tragedy in all spheres of life, to prevent the world from forgetting these lessons, and to become a warning to the generations of the next millennium. A lot of materials presented in the museum were published for the first time - documents, maps with the stamp " Top Secret", photographs. All these unique exhibits, including relics from the exclusion zone (old icons, folk art, local crafts representing day to day  life of the inhabitants of Ukrainian Polesye), and the personal belongings of the liquidators – will make you to think about the most painful problems of the present, including environmental, social, spiritual losses , caused by a catastrophe. Then you will pay a visit to one of the most famous symbols of Kiev and Ukraine the monument "Motherland" - Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.  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 hill of 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 leading to the square and the museum itself. The sculptures of 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. Lunch in the city cafe. The day will not be complete if we won’t go to the park "Kievan Rus". Ancient Kiev in Amusement Park “Kievan Rus" is the unique and inimitable place in the world, where  one of the most famous and at the same time the mostmysterious medieval cities of Eastern Europe - Ancient Kiev (V-XIII centuries), the capital of the great medieval state - Kievan Rus,  was reconstructed. It matches the sizes of its historical center, known as Detinets of Kiev or the City of Vladimir. Its architectural image and the atmosphere of Kievan Rus was recreated fully, at a scale of 1:1, taking into account the knowledge of modern science Dinner at the Oriental cafe or Country Complex "Partizan". Transfer to the Central Railway Station, from where your overnight journey by train (sleeping compartment) to Moscow will begin. Related image

Day 4

ARRIVAL TO MOSCOW. Breakfast at the city cafe. A sightseeing tour around Moscow with a possibility to observe the Chinese pagoda, the main building of the Moscow State University, an observation deck on Vorobyovy Gory, Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Poklonnaya Gora, Leninsky Prospekt and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. Moscow is one of the largest and most ancient cities in the world. Here, medieval architecture and modern skyscrapers, temples and mansions coexist side by side. The most fascinating acquaintance with the history of the city awaits you, as well as many interesting stories from its life. Lunch at restaurant. And then – even more adventures. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is a visit-card not only for Moscow, but for Russia as well. The beauty and grandeur of the architectural and artistic ensemble! The unique natural landscape is combined with the unsurpassed man-made beauty of architecture. Temples and houses, palaces and park - all this is the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. You have to learn about the history of the Kremlin from its inception to our days. You will see real masterpieces of architecture. The Belltower of Ivan the Great, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, the Kremlin's cathedral square with the temples located on it: Uspensky, Blagoveschensky, Arkhangelsky are waiting for you to pay them a visit. And at the end - Red Square. This is, perhaps, the most important sight in Moscow. It is located near the Kremlin and Kitay-Gorod. It leads to the Moscow River from the Vasilyevsky Descent Square. The square is located in the very center of Moscow, between the Voskresenskiye Vorota and Kremlin's thoroughfares, stretches along the Kremlin wall. This is really the very heart of Russia, as the streets that come out of the square go to different sides of the huge city, then turn into highways and lead to different parts of the country. On the Red Square there are a lot of interesting monuments of culture and attractions. The most famous of them are: Mausoleum of V.I. Lenin, Lobnoye Place, St. Basil's Cathedral, as well as the Upper and Middle Trade Rows, Kazan Cathedral. In addition, to the west there is the Moscow Kremlin. Dinner at the city cafe. Free time. Evening program of the day. The visit to the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow Circus is at your will (optional for extra fee from 100 to 120 USD). 

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Day 5

Breakfast. 10.00-11.00 Excursion around the territory of VDNH. Unique architectural and park complex VDNH is formed by 49 monuments, 45 of which are of federal significance. The grand pavilions of VSHV-VDNH of the USSR became a precious symbol of the national architectural school - the Soviet empire, neoclassics and modernism. When and for what purposes was this exhibition  created? Who were the architects of the main Expo of the USSR? And what was on VSHV during the Great Patriotic War? We will learn all this facts  with you. 11.00-12.30 Visit to the Aquarium. 13.30-14.30 Lunch (Russian cuisine). Excursion to the Izmailovo Kremlin with a visit to the Museum of Russian Vodka and Vernissage. The Kremlin in Izmaylovo is a kind of cultural and entertainment complex. On the territory of Izmailovo Kremlin everyone will find their own place. Here you can stroll along Vernissage's shopping arcades and to buy various traditional Russian souvenirs. The excursion program "Russian Courtyard" is a journey to Russian antiquity. Guests are met by a guide in Russian national clothes and escorted to the central square. The museum of vodka has a collection that reflects the 500-year history of this ancient Russian drink. Here you will see more than 600 kinds of drink, old recipes from the 18th century, historical documents and vodka bottle collections. At the end of the tour each guest will be able to taste a shot of vodka with pickled cucumber for a snack. The restaurant of Russian cuisine with a reconstructed interior of the end of the XIX century forms a single complex with the Museum of the history of vodka. In the wine list of the restaurant there is a rich selection of rare and original types of vodka - a traditional drink of Russian cuisine. And, of course,  you can taste Russian national snacks: pancakes with caviar, pickles, pickled mushrooms, homemade patties. Dinner at the restaurant. Self-return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

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Day 6

Breakfast. Space Museum. The Cosmonautics Museum is one of the largest scientific and technical museums in the world. The history of the museum began during the second half of the XX century, when in 1964 a monument to the Conquerors of Space appeared on the map of Moscow. Believe me, the museum will impress you. This historical object is worth a visit! Lunch (Russian cuisine). A boat trip along the Moscow River. You will have a wonderful river cruise on a modern comfortable ship, a pleasant atmosphere on board, high quality of service and a great mood. END OF SERVICE IN RUSSIA. Airport transfer for your departure.

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 Cost of the  program part in *Ukraine:

Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:

GUARANTEED TOUR (from 2 people)!

Отели

2

6

10+1

15+1

20+1

$

$

$

$

$

Kiev3 *
Raziohotel Yamskaya 3*
790

516

 

500

453

438

Кiev4 *
BAKKARA 4*
807

 

544

531

483

467

Кiev4 * +
Cosmopolite 4*+
892

628

624

573

556

Кiev5 *
Fairmont Grand Hotel 5* 
1487

1223

1278

1207

1180

*the hotels maybe be replaced by accommodation of equal category.

 The price of program part “in Ukraine” includes:

  • 2 nights at the hotel of your choice in Kiev (early check in at the day 1)
  • 3breakfasts,  3lunches, 3dinners
  • Transportations during the tour
  • Transfers during the tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • Excursions with entrance fees.
  • Transfers according to the tour program 

Cost of the  program in *Ukraine and in *Russia:

Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:

GUARANTEED TOUR (from 2 people)! 

Отель:

2

6

10+1

15+1

20+1

$

$

$

$

$

Кiev: Raziohotel Yamskaya 3*
Мoscow: Zarya 3* or Irbis 3*
2394

1236

1086

948

882

КievBAKKARA 4*
Moscow: Pekin 4* or
Holiday Inn Simonovsky 4*

2585

 

1421

1296

1113

1063

КievCosmopolite 4*+
Мoscow: Park Inn Sady 4*+
2647

1506

1333

1225

1140

КievFairmont Grand Hotel 5*
Мoscow: Leningradskaya Hilton 5*
3264

2100

2055

1870

1799

*the hotels maybe be replaced by accommodation of equal category. 

The price of program part “in Ukraine” + part “in Russia” includes:

  • 2 nights at the hotel of your choice in Kiev (early check in at the day 1)
  • 3breakfasts,  3lunches, 3dinners
  • Transportations during the tour
  • Transfers during the tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • Excursions with entrance fees.
  • Transfers according to the tour program
  • Railway tickets Kiev-Moscow (sleeping compartment)
  • 2 nights at the hotels in Moscow
  • Transportation according to the tour program
  • Meals according to the tour program
  • English speaking guide service every day of the tour
  • Entrance fees for the museum and boat tickets 

We invite you to visit Ukraine and Russia! 

How to contact and where to find us?

 

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+38 044 495 57 93

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kalipsoukraine@gmail.com  

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