TOUR ID U08
WHEN: EVERY SATURDAY
OR ON REQUEST, ALL YEAR
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Accomodation in 3/4*hotels (4 nights Kyiv, 2 nights Lviv), 1/2 DBL
4 Lunches; 1 Dinner
Guided excursions (in accordance with program)
Transfers (during the tour)
Train tickets to Lviv
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Optional excursions and tours (see the program)
Entrance tickets during optional excursions
Lunches and dinners (not indicated in program)
PAY EXTRA: Single accomodation, hotels 4-5*
This tour can be modified and customised accordingly your wishes and ideas. Here you cand find our collection of ACTIVITIES >>
If you’re wondering if Kiev is worth visiting there’s a simple answer to that question – definitely yes! There are so many reasons to visit Kiev, from amazing architecture to interesting history and vibrant atmosphere and each of them is already a good excuse to plan the trip to the capital of Ukraine.
Kiev has much to offer to its visitors. It ranges among the largest European cities, but it is not as familiar to the foreign guests as London, Paris and other world tourist centers.Those who visit Kiev once, fall in love with this charming city and return over and over again to discover its attractions. Start your acquaintance with Kiev right now.
Meeting at tha airport. Transfer to the Hotel.
Check-in. Free time.
Welcome Dinner – Restaurant of Ukrainian Cuisine (City centre)
Start your aquitance with Ukraine with its absolutely fabulous cuisine. We are sure we have a lot to surprise you!
Baked in an oven homemade sausages, flavored ukrainian borshch served in the cabbage, varenyky with cherries...the list is huge, but you have a good chance to try as much as possible. We can assure you will not stay indifferent! Ukrainians are one of the most hospitable nations in the world. So, just be prepared to eat much and tasty!
Breakfast at the hotel.
3 hours sightseeing tour (incl in price)
Whether it is your first time in the city, or you are simply short of time, you will get a good overview of the city with our professional guides who know and love Kyiv.
Travel back more than 1,500 years to the city’s birth and discovers landmarks that represent Kiev through the ages. You will go to Old Kiev Hill, where the city originated. Visit the famous Golden Gate, the former gateway to the fortress city.
Peek inside St. Sophia Cathedral with its onion-dome roof.
See the churches of St. Michael and St. Andrew and walk down the artistic street Andriivsky Uzviz.
LUNCH in the restaurant of "new ukrainian kitchen" (incl in price). It is situated in the legendary part of Kyiv, in 19th century wooden building. The restaurant was awarded as the Best Ukrainian Restaurant. The menu consists of pre-revolutionary recipes from different part of Ukraine, combined with elements of the molecular cuisine.We will surprise you with a new vision of the Ukrainian cuisine!
Optional: 3 hours walking tour to the oldest part of Kyiv – Podil. (From 15 eur)
Podil is rightly considered to be one of the most popular districts in Kiev. During its lifetime it was destroyed several times. Catherine II planned to demolish it. In 1811 a huge fire burnt down most of the buildings in Podil. The flood waters of the Dnieper River overflowed onto Podil streets. But this district is immortal.
Optional. Kyiv at Nighttime (available April-October). Boat trip by the Dnipro River. (from 30 eur)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we will continue our adventure through the history of Kyiv.
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery (bus/walking) (incl in price)
Visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a complex of monasteries established in 11th century and now on the UNESCO world heritage list. This incredible site is famed for the golden domes of the main church and its fascinating network of caves.
The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery is the center of Christianity in the Ukraine and home to one of the biggest and most incredible cathedrals in Kiev. It is also home to a network of mystic underground caves that hide mummies of monks and saints, much like the pyramids of Egypt. This fascinating site was voted one of the 7 wonders of Kiev, and is absolutely a must-see for any visitor to Kiev.
LUNCH. Today we will have our lunch just nearby the Lavra golden domes. The Restaurant is called Tsarske Selo (Kings' Village) as during the Kyiv Rus times this location was occupied by the village Berestovo with the out-of-town residence of the Kyiv monarchs.
Generosity and prosperity - the basic rules of this place!
We wish you a delicious and dance royal rest!
After lunch we continue learning the history of Ukraine. The next period - Soviet times.
Soviet Time's Kyiv (incl in price)
Visit Statue-monument "Mother Motherland". It is a part of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. This museum was opened on May 9, 1981 in honor of the Soviet victory in World War II. For visitors to the monument-sculpture "Mother Motherland" is a unique opportunity to rise to the observation decks are located at a height of 36.6 and 91 meters and to look a panorama of Kiev from the bird's-eye view.
After that we visit the National Museum “The Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims" (The National Museum "Holodomor victims Memorial").
Holodomor, or Famine-Henocide, is one of the greatest tragedies in Ukrainian history that took away more than 7 million of people's lives. Soviet government, being responsible for this terrible crime, tried to erase it from our memory, but didn't manage.
To commemorate victims of Holodomor, a memorial complex was erected in Kiev in 2008-2009, including the museum, the Candle of Memory monument and other sculptures as well.
Then we go back to the city centre and continue our tour with the walking along Khreshchatik Street - the main street of Kyiv. By the way Kreshchatyk is shortes central street of Europen capitals. There we will see the old but modern market "Bessarabka", which is all one of the symbols of Kyiv and, of course will honor Ukrainians who were killed in awful winter of 2014. Walk to the Alley of the Heavenly Hundred (incl in price).
Transfer to the hotel
Optional: Visiting of National Opera of Ukraine. (from 10 EUR)
Today you have a free day in Kyiv but we propose you to choose 1 of our optional tours for today:
A: 1-Day trip to CHERNOBYL (Exclusion Zone, lunch incl) (Optional from 60 eur)
Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don't miss the most important and unique experience and site.
Radiation makes the zone particularly interesting. Now at the ground there lays, in the thousand-times-decreased scale, a picture of contamination after a large radiation incident – the picture extremely intricate, interesting, representative also for chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, and fortunately already safe for the visitors. Of course, the Zone in its central part still has places with elevated radiation, and we definitely would NOT recommend you staying at them for a long time. However, if you follow the suggested route and the guides' directions, your visit to the Chernobyl zone will be absolutely radiation-safe. (from 60 EUR lunch incl)
B: 1 DAY trip to Mezhyhirya Residence (mansion of ex President of Ukraine - V. Yanukovych) is definitely a unique attraction that represents both a real embodiment of luxury and an example of how limitless power can affect human mind. The former president of Ukraine V. Yanukovych’s residence impresses its visitors with its refinement and magnitude (from 40 EUR lunch incl)
If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Lviv is considered to be the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Throughout its long history, Lviv has been a part of eight different states and has managed to keep and cultivate the best traits of all of its rulers. The city combines the character of a Medieval kingdom, the architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the mixed German-Polish dialects and the soul of independent Ukraine.
Next destination is Lviv.
Transfer to the railway station.
06.35 InterCity train to Lviv. Arrival time - 11.10
Let's start our aquaintance with Lviv with a branch/lunch in a nice local Lviv restaurants (the place will be discussed before the start of the tour).
Time to check-in and have a fast break.
After break we start our Sightseein Lviv Tour (3,5-4 hours, incl in price). For the all fans of selfie and just nice views and photos! First our stop will be underneath the High Hill Castle. It will be your first attraction in Lviv worth seeing. The observation deck of the castle will open fantastic panoramas of the whole city.
We continue our tour in the Old Town. Lviv’s historic center can be called an outdoor museum. For good reason, it was included on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage sites – it has nearly two thousand historic, cultural and architectural monuments. The heart of the city, the Rynok Square, amazes with colorful houses, taken straight from the pages of fairytales. In its center stands the Town Hall, from which one can see breathtaking views of the city. All roads from Rynok Square will lead you to Lviv’s main street - Freedom Avenue. It begins at the admirable Opera House, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Optional: Visiting Lviv Opera (from 10 EUR)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Next day in Lviv and we offer you our Gourmet Tour with Lunch (incl in price).
Join the most interesting and dynamic tour in Lviv! You'll visit restaurants that are popular in the city, hear modern legends and stories about the city,see architectural monuments and historic places and most importantly – feel the city!
Enjoy dishes and house spirit tastings in the following three restаurants:
"Gas lamp": The highest (4-storeyed) Lviv pub. Lviv brought to the world a gas lamp that later on became famous as “Viennese”. Jan Zech and Ignacy Lukasiewicz, the local pharmacists, invented it in 1853. The pub holds one of the biggest collections of gas lamps in Europe. This atmosphere of a real Lviv pub is added by explosions, flashes, smell of gas and rock music. A guide with a lit lantern will lead you up to the restaurant.
"Kryjivka" - the most visited restaurant in Europe, 1 000 000 visitors per year. It is the last hiding place of Ukrainian Insurgent Army left from the times of the World War II. Its motto is “The Fight Continues”.
"At the Golden Rose" - Galician and Jewish restaurant is located in Lviv historic Jewish quarter near the ruins of the “Golden Rose” synagogue. Visitors are met with Jewish customs here.
The menu is without prices and the cost of the dishes depends on customer’s skills to bargain.
Besides, you will have an opportunity to visit more restaurants:
"The Most Expensive Galician Restaurant" tells the story about the world of "free masons", its secret symbols and signs.
"House of Legends" is a restaurant where every room is dedicated to a separate legend of Lviv.
"Masoch-cafe" is a window into the world, created on the works of the "father of masochism", Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, born in Lviv.
At the end of the tour we invite you to have a late lunch or early dinner at Beer Theatre PRAVDA. Beer Theatre “Pravda” is a place where the best world brewers are crafting unique brand of beers, bringing to Lviv their technology and skills. A unique Lviv beer brand is starting history. You can stay there longer and you will be surprised by an absolutely great live music performed by talanted musicians.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfers to the Airport.
See you soon!
* You can continue you rest in Odessa or return to Kyiv. We will arrange that for you.