Ukrainian Sanctities

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Ukrainian Sanctities

Kiev (3 nights) + Novgorod – Severskiy (1 night)

English speaking guide service throughout the route

Duration 5 days 4 nights

Kiev – Kozelets – Chernigov – Baturin – Novgorod-Severskiy - Kiev 

The tour includes:

-      Stay at the hotel “Slavyanskiy” 4*, situated on the picturesque banks of the Desna river, near the Spaso-Preobraghensky Monastery

-      City tours and excursions around Kiev, Kozelets, Chernigov, Baturin and Novgorod-Severskiy

-      Transportation throughout the route 

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 science Dinner at the Oriental cafe or Country Complex "Partizan".

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Day 3

Breakfast. Afterwards, meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby for your departure for Kozelets. Arrival in Kozelets. The city of Kozelets is known since the XV century. During the reign of Hetman Khmelnitsky, Kozelets was the place of the Pereyaslavsky Cossack regiment (later - Kievsky).The house of the regimental office in Kozeltse has survived until current times. The main attraction  of Kozelts  is the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin , that was built in the XVIII century. In the cathedral the Countess Rozumovskaya  is buried. (once a Cossack named Natalka Rozumikha). The family history of the Counts of Rozumovsky is similar to a Christmas fairy tale. Departure from Kozeltsa to Chernigov. Arrival in Chernigov. You will start with visitation of unique architectural monuments on the territory of ancient Gorodische, the so-called “Val”: Spaso-Preobrazhensky and Borisoglebsky cathedrals, Paraskeva Pyatnitsa church, Antonievy caves, where you can learn many interesting and unusual things, such as, for instance, the ghosts of these caves. You can also see the Trinity Monastery, the Catherine's Church, the Chernigov Collegium. On the Boldina mountains, in the park, there are the remains of an ancient burial ground, the grave of the ethnographer A. Markovich, the writer M. Kotsiubynsky, whose museum can be visited at your will. Like Kiev - Chernigov is located on the border of two natural zones - woodlands and forest-steppe. Lunch in the city cafe. Departure from Chernigov to Novgorod Seversky. Arrival in Novgorod Seversky. Check in to the hotel "Slavyansky 4 *". Free time. Overnight.

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Day 4

Breakfast at the restaurant of the hotelThe beginning of the excursion program for Novgorod-Seversky, during which you will see: the Transfiguration Monastery, the panoramic view over the Desna river, the Archaeological Museum, the shopping arcade, the unforgettable wooden architecture that can be seen only in the Chernigov region. Check out.Moving to Baturin. Excursion program that includes visiting  museums and other historical objects . Baturin is a city with an extraordinary aura. Secrets and riddles are  everywhere around the city. Every year thousands of visitors come to this wonderful place, and no one remains indifferent, even those who were initially skeptical. After listening to the fascinating stories of the guides, passing through the paths, that the Ukrainian Hetmans used to go, the visitors see not just the village -  the real majestic capital of Kozaks raises before their eyes. We invite you to visit Baturin, get acquainted with its unique monuments of architecture, history, archeology, nature, listen to fascinating stories of guides, go through the paths our Hetmans used to go around and you will feel in your heart all the fascination of Ukraine in the days of Hetmans reign. Departure to Kiev. 23:30 - 24:00 Arrival in Kiev. Checking in to the hotel. Overnight stay.

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Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure to your next destination. 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

700

386

350

311

293

Hotels4 *
BAKKARA 4* - Kyiv
Premier Hotel Dnister 4* - Lviv

737

414

380

340

322

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

850

499

472

431

411

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

1642

1093

1126

1065

1035

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

The price of program includes:

  • 4 nights at the hotel of your choice  
  • Meals, according to the program
  • Transportations during the tour
  • Transfers during the tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • Excursions with entrance fees 

The price of the program EXLUDES:

  • Medical insurance
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the tour descrtiption 

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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