Visit to Ukraine

Kiev (2 days/ 1 night)

Day 1

St. Michael's CathedralMeeting at the station. Arrival transfer from railway station with guide assistance followed by breakfast at a local restaurant with Ukrainian cuisine. Transfer to hotel & check in.

During panoramic city tour we will show you Kiev the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. It is a beautiful city with its centuries-old history and rich culture. The tour includes visit to Vladimir’s Cathedral the most prominent sacral painting complex of the late XIX c. decorated by world well-known artists. You will examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral the oldest temple in the Eastern Slavonic states built in the beginning of XI c. to glorify the victory of Prince Yaroslav the Wise over Pechenegs’ tribes. You will enjoy amazing view of two golden-domed monastery complexes while walking along Sophiiska and Mykhailivska Squares.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

The tour continues to St. Andrew’s Church a striking piece of baroque architecture of XVIII c. built according to the designs of well-known architect B.Rastrelli on the top of Vladimir’s Hill. Andriivskyi Uzviz (Descent) that starts from St.Andrew’s Church will impress you with its unique atmosphere. It is a short street meandering down through luxuriant vegetation of Vladimir’s Hill to the picturesque Podil. Numerous art galleries and shops of folk and applied art make this romantic street the cultural center of Kiev.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

St. Sophia CathedralBreakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel.

Today the tour will take you to the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life situated in the picturesque suburb of Kiev Pirogovo. It is one of the largest museums under open air in the world that covers about 159 hectares and contains more than 300 unique buildings of folk architecture XVI - XX c. such as churches, houses, household constructions and workshops filled with household utensils, working instruments, clothes, works of folk art. The collection of the reserve amounts to 80,000 objects. The real atmosphere of Ukrainian village with the customs and traditions of different regions of the country and the beauty and verity of Ukrainian nature will give you a short escape from urban tension.

Lunch at the Ukrainian restaurant in Pirogovo.

Visit to the National Fine Arts Museum that holds a rich collection of canvas of outstanding Ukrainian painters: icons XII-XVIII c., the Ukrainian avant-garde paintings by K.Malevich, O.Bohomazov and many others.

Transfer to the railway station. Boxed dinner in the train.