Legends of Ukrainian Podolia + Kiev

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Legends of Ukrainian Podillia + Kiev

Kiev 3 nights + Kamenets-Podolsky (2 nights)

Guide services in English throughout the route!

Route: Kiev - Kamenets - Podolsky - Zhvanets - Khotyn - Chernivtsi - Kitaygorod - Bakota - Kiev

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights 

In the program:

-      The best hotel of Kamenets-Podolsky :"Cleopatra" 4*, with swimming pool, billiards and bowling is included in the cost, as well as 3 days in the capital of Ukraine.

-      Tours around Kiev, Kamenets Podolsky, Zhvanets and Trenches of the Holy Trinity, as well as an excursion to the Khotyn Fortress and  Chernivtsi.

-      The best guide servise in Kamenets-Podolsky and Kiev.

-      Possibility to visit the Bakotsky rock-cave monastery of the 11th century.

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.

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Day 2

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 scienceDinner at the Oriental cafe or Country Complex "Partizan".

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Day 3

06:30 Early departure from Kiev to Kamenets-Podolsky. 14:00 Arrival at Kamyanets-Podolsky. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in  at the hotel. Sightseeing tour "Kamyanets Podolsky - historical pearl of Ukraine": deep rocky canyon, located right in the city center, Castle Bridge, Petropavlovskaya  and St. Nicholas Churches, Towers  Goncharnaya and Kushnirskaya, Turkish and Armenian bastions, Kamenetskaya Hall and Armenian well, Dominican and Trinitarian monasteries, Polish and Russian gates, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe  of Stanislaus Augustus, Muslim minaret, Old castle, New castle, etc. ...

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Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby. The beginning of the excursion program: "Zhvanets - Trenches - Khotyn Fortress": Zhvanets (fortresses of the XV-XVIII centuries ) – Dniester river - the Fortress -Trenches of the St. Trinity of XVII-XVIII century (The bastion fortification of the 17th century, the conventional border of the three regions of Podillya, Galicia and Bessarabia, the point of contact of the three administrative borders of Khmelnytsky, Ternopil and Chernivtsi regions, formerly, the state border of the Russian, Austrian and Ottoman empires, between the first and second world wars - the state border of the USSR , Poland and Romania) Transfer to  Khotyn.Excursion around Khotyn fortress. Khotyn fortress is one of the most significant European monuments of military architecture and bastion fortification. Geopolitical issues of great importance for the Eurasian continent were repeatedly solved in the numerous battles around this fortress. The walls of its castle, with a height of 30-40 m and a thickness of 5-6 m, the shafts of the bastions, with  its deep escarp trenches,  are subjects of great interest to all who visit this fortress, picturesquely towering above the Dniester. Moving to Chernivtsi.Lunch at the restaurant.City tour around Chernivtsi – or, as it is also known, " The Little Paris of Carpathians": four main squares of the city (Central, Philharmonic, Theatrical, Cathedral), the Drama Theater. The Church of St. Nicholas (the original church with twisted domes of the beginning of the 20th century) and many other architectural and historical monuments.The tour  will take you next to the main building of the Chernivtsi National University-the former residence of the metropolits of Bukovina and Dalmatia (an architectural monument of the 19th century). This unique object is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Walking along the pedestrian street named after O.Kobylianska (in the past Panskaya street). Return to Kamenets Podolsky. Check-in  to the hotel. Overnight stay.

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Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Historically-ecological excursion  "Charm of Podolsky Tovtry": Surzhinetsky canyon (mountains “upside down”) -  Kitaigorod village (an amazing combination of cultures - Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish, Russian Old Believer, hypothetically - Chinese, charming  landscape, ruins of the Pototsky Palace) - Soviniy Yar (natural reserve, part of the National Natural Park “Podolsky Tovtry”) - Bakota (rock monastery of XI century,  springs of healing mineral water, magnificence of the Bakotian Gulf of the Dniester River),  Lunch  outdoors. Optional:  A boat trip  along the Dniester river (Dniester Canyon - geological miracle of nature (the cost is depending on the amount of participants). Return to the city. Overnight stay.

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Day 6

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of service.

 Cost of the program

   Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:

GUARANTEED TOUR (from 2 people)!

Cost of the program

Hotel

2

6

10+1

15+1

20+1

$

$

$

$

$

Hotels 3 *
Raziohotel Yamskaya 3* - Kyiv
Modern Art Hotel 3* -Lviv

934

531

457

395

374

Hotels  4 *
BAKKARA 4* - Kyiv
Premier Hotel Dnister 4* - Lviv

970

567

487

424

403

Hotels  4 * +
Cosmopolite 4*+ - Kyiv
NOBILIS HOTEL 4+ - Lviv

1083

681

580

514

491

Hotels  5 *
Fairmont Grand Hotel 5* - Kyiv
Astoria Hotel 5* – Lviv

1876

1473

1234

1149

1116

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

The price of program includes:

  • 5 nights at the hotel of your choice  
  • Breakfasts at the hotels
  • Excursions (city tour in Kiev, Walking tour "Ancient Podol", city tour in Kamenets-Podolsky, Khotyn fortress and Bakota tour, city tour in Chernivtsi and a visit to the Chernivtsi National University);
  • All entrance fees;
  • Lunch at the restaurant (on the way to Chernivtsi);
  • Lunch outdoors (on the fifth day) .
  • Guide services in English  

The price of the program EXLUDES:

  • Medical insurance
  • Optional boat trip on Dnister river 

We invite you to visit Ukraine!!

How to contact and where to find us?

 

+38 063 494 31 59

+38 044 495 57 93

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WeChat: Kalipso-Ukraine

kalipsoukraine@gmail.com  

04071 Kiev, Mizhigorska str. 39/20

 





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