Weekend in Kiev + Amber Factory and museum
English speaking guide service throughout the tour
Duration: 4 days/ 3 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".
|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 the cafe. Return to hotel. Overnight.|
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.
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".
|Breakfast. Check out followed by a transfer to the airport. End of service.|
Cost of the program
Prices are quoted in Dollars ($) per person:
GUARANTEED TOUR (from 2 people)!
Raziohotel Yamskaya 3*
|Кiev4 * +
Fairmont Grand Hotel 5*
*the hotels maybe be replaced by accommodation of equal category.
The price of program includes:
- 3 nights at the hotel of your choice in Kiev
- 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Transportations during the tour
- Transfers during the tour
- English speaking guide service
- Excursions with entrance fees.
- Transfers according to the tour program
We invite you to visit Ukraine!!
How to contact and where to find us?
+38 063 494 31 59
+38 044 495 57 93
04071 Kiev, Mizhigorska str. 39/20