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Classical Ukraine

7 Days / 2 locations in Ukraine

A handy combination of the exciting Ukrainian capital, Kiev with the beautiful West-Ukrainian capital, Lviv, with modern high-speed train between the cities!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Kiev
Accommodation: Park Inn Kiev

Arrival in Kiev, a transfer to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

 
Day 2     Kiev
Accommodation: Park Inn Kiev
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. In the afternoon an excursion to the world famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy a dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas

 
Day 3     Kiev
Accommodation: Park Inn Kiev
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning an excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon a visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral - built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine.

 
Day 4     Kiev - Lviv
Accommodation: Dnister Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

The early morning al visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to Hotel Dnister or similar, check in

 
Day 5     Lviv
Accommodation: Dnister Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town - a complex of stone buildings from the 14th-16th century – and includes the Market Square with City House, Black Stone Building, Opera Square, Kornyakt Palace, Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, Armenian Cathedral, Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon a Lviv Beer Tour. We will have an opportunity to learn how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery.

 
Day 6     Lviv
Accommodation: Dnister Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

The full day tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewelery, and Zolochiv Palace - the jewel of defensive architecture, built in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy a Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine with its highlight dish- Carpathian trout.

 
Day 7     Lviv
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

 

Notes

Visa

Citizens of most countries of Europe and the Americas do not need

visa to Ukraine. Citizens of Australia and New Zealand can obtain

visa at arrival in Kiev Borispol Airport

TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Riga. Due to the nature of this tour organization departures are bi-lingual tours escorted in English and German. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.

Price Includes
Accommodations at 4 Star Hotels
Daily Breakfast
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail or Juice
Personalized Welcome Package
Tickets for Cable Car Ride in Kiev, Entrances to Boim Chapel and Medieval P
Service of German and English Speaking Tours Escort on All Tours
Service of 1st Class Coach or 1st Class Minivan Throughout the Itinerary
Hyundai High-Speed Train Kiev-Lviv Ow (2nd Class)
Portage at Hotels and Railway Stations
Dinners As Mentioned
Tours As Mentioned in Itinerary
Airport Transfers Kirkenes
Price Does Not Include
 Air
VIA-1269