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Gems of Ukraine, Escorted 7 Days

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New for 2020: 

 


Explore Kyiv and Lviv - the two most visited cities in Ukraine - with our 7 Day group tour

 

 

 

Itinerary: Kyiv (3 nights) - day train - Lviv (3 nights)  

 

Departures: six departures available, July-August, 2020 

 

 

 

 Day-by-Day Program: 

 

Day 1   Wednesday    Welcome to the capital of Ukraine

Arrive in Kyiv. Individual transfer to Park Inn Kyiv Hotel ****, check-in for a 3 nights' stay. PM welcome meeting with your guide 


  

Day 2   Thursday      In Kyiv

In the morning a panoramic city tour of Kyiv, being one of the oldest cities in Europe, the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity.

Enjoy the beautiful views of St. Andrew's and St. Vladimir's Cathedral, Golden Gates, Bohdan Khmelnytsky statue, St. Sophia cathedral and St. Michael's Golden Domed Monastery which you reach by the quaint funicular that runs down a steep hillside to the river terminal in the mercantile district of Podil. This is still the most fun public-transport ride in town.

You will also drive up and down the green hills along the embankments of the Dnipro River, as well as along the Kreshchatyk, the main avenue of Kyiv lined with chestnut trees. 

In the afternoon you will be offered an optional excursion to the UNESCO listed Monastery of the Caves - also known as Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra - a historic Orthodox Christian monastery of the highest ranking


 

Day 3   Friday        In Kyiv 

Today you will be offered an optional tour outside of Kyiv to Pirohovo Ethnographic open-air museum, a park-museum of architecture & lifestyle of different regions of Ukraine.

This is where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and 200 other villages structures stand proud in 150 hectares of picturesque landscape to give visitors an insight into what life was really like in a Ukrainian village in the 18-19th cc.   

In the afternoon you are offered an optional excursion to the 11th century St. Sophia's Cathedral and the National History Museum


 

Day 4   Saturday       Kyiv-Lviv

For today's early morning there is an optional tour to the Chernobyl Museum showing the history of 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

In the afternoon, you are transferred to rail station for High speed train to Lviv. Upon arrival, check-in at the Dniester Hotel **** (or similar) for a 3 nights' stay


     

Day 5   Sunday      In Lviv

In the morning you are offered a panoramic City tour of Lviv. You will explore its Old Town with its famous Market Square, 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 you are invited to join an optional tour of Lviv Beer Tour

 

 

Day 6   Monday In Lviv

A full day for independent activities. You will also be offered an optional tour to visit castles around Lviv.

The Olesko castle dates back to the 13th c., and served as the residence of Polish Kings.  

The Zolochiv Palace of the 17th century served as a fortress and a royal residence

 

 

Day 7   Tuesday    Depart Lviv     See You Again 

Independent transfer to airport to return home 

 

 

 

 

 Dates & Prices, 2020:

 

Tour dates   Tour dates  Tour dates
01 July-07 July 22 July-28 July 05 Aug-11 Aug
15 July-21 July 29 July-04 Aug  12 Aug-18 Aug
     
Tour Price:  $ 985 per person, twin share
Single room supplement: 550

 

 

Tour Includes:  

 

· in Kyiv, 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel, twin/double share, breakfast & taxes included 

· in Lviv, 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel, twin/double share

· welcome meeting with champagne / juice

· personalized welcome package

· Panoramic city tour of Kyiv
· Tickets for funicular car to St. Michael's Monastery, Kyiv

· entrance fees to Boim Chapel and medieval Pharmacy-museum, Lviv 

· Services of an English-speaking guide for sightseeing, in both cities 

· High speed train, Kyiv-Lviv, one way, a regular sitting category 

· portage at hotels and rail stations

 

 
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