WEEKEND IN UKRAINE: two main cities: Kiev+Lvov

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WEEKEND IN UKRAINE: two main cities: Kiev+Lvov

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Duration: 4 days/3 nights

 Kiev: 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 cafe - National Museum "Chernobyl" - monument "Motherland" and Museum of History of Ukraine In the Second World War - park "Kievan Rus" - dinner in the cafe of oriental cuisine or at the countryside complex "Partizan"  

 Lvov: lunch in the first grill restaurant "Meat and Justice" - City-tour around Lviv - excursion "Night guards of Lvov" - excursion "Lvov with  taste of coffee" - excursion "Top places in Lvov”, “Underground  Lvov”  and “Lvov National Academic Theater of Opera  and Ballet" dinner at restaurant of Uzbek cuisine

Itinerary:

Day 1st

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 in 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 the cafe. Return to hotel. Overnight.

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Day 2nd

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 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 most mysterious 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".

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Day 3d

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. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Lunch 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".  CITY-tour in Lviv. 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. After the tour is over you will have some time to freshen up before dinner at a restaurant. 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"Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4th

Breakfast (do not drink coffee).Excursion "Lvov with a taste of coffee" with coffee tasting. Coffee in Lviv is nothing but a mineral that is mined in the same way as coal or peat. We invite everyone to the amazing coffee dungeons, where you will hear everything about this aromatic drink, watch master classes on brewing the most amazing coffee, and of course, try a cup of magic drink, made in accordance to a unique recipe. The bitter-sweet taste of the underground world of coffee will captivate us,  even those, who have not been a coffeeman before, after all, only in Lviv, you can get that title ..Excursion "Top places in Lviv,  Undeground Lviv  and Lviv Opera theater". The top 10 Lviv lions, the top 10 mythical over-the-facade images, the top-10 most popular themed cafes, the top-10 most extravagant monuments. Also, you, along with the guide, will examine the most mysterious Lviv dungeons. You will visit the cells of the Dominican Church - the oldest Lviv dungeons of the 13th century,  the dungeons of the Pharmacy Museum, which have two levels and where the remains of the former wine cellars are kept; And also you will visit the most mysterious place in Lvov - the dungeon of the former Jesuit church, which is associated with many legends and  funny stories.  We will not bypass the place where coffee is produced in Lviv - the Lviv Coffee Mine with its meandering vaults, and we will visit the sources of the Plotva underground river (near the Lviv Opera Theater).Be assured to learn all the secrets that for a long time were kept under the Lvov’s pavement. Lunch in one of Lviv's local restaurants. Free time in the city.Also it is possible to order additional excursions upon request. Transfer to the airport. End of service .

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The prices are US dollars ($) per person:

Guaranteedtour (minimumpax 2)!

Hotels

2

6

10+1

15+1

20+1

$

$

$

$

$

Raziohotel Yamskaya 3* 
Modern Art Hotel 3*

582$

372$

350$

318$

302$

BAKKARA 4* 
Premier Hotel Dnister 4* 

610$

400$

381$

347$

332$

Cosmopolite 4*+
NOBILIS HOTEL 4+ 

681$

471$

459$

423$

406$

Fairmont Grand Hotel 5* 
Astoria Hotel 5* 

891$

682$

691$

648$

627$

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

The price includes:  

  •  2  nights at the hotel of your choice in Kiev (early check in on day 1st) ! night at the hotel of your choice in Lviv  
  •  4 breakfasts,4 lunches, 3 dinners
  •  Transportations during the tour
  •  Transfers during the tour, including railway tickets Kiev-Lvov
  •  English speaking guide service
  •  Excursions with entrance fees.  

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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kalipsoukraine@gmail.com  

04071 Kiev, Mizhigorska str. 39/20

 





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