Visit to Ukraine

Kiev - Lvov - Odessa

Day 1


St. Sophia 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


Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel.

PirogovoToday 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.

Day 3


Meeting at the railway station followed by transfer to the hotel.

LvivCheck in & breakfast at the hotel.

Panoramic city tour of Lvov the cultural center of western region of Ukraine. Guests of the city are always attracted by the magic atmosphere of Lvov and the peculiar nature of the city as well as all region.

The city was settled down by one of the Galicia princes for his son Leo. That gave the name of the city. Ancient Lvov has diverse architectural surroundings. It was formed with various advanced stylistic directions of European art of the XIII – XX centuries and different national cultural traditions.

The heart of the ancient city is Rynok Square the four corners of which are decorated with fountains depicting Greek Gods. Here one can upstairs the 65-metres high Town Hall and enjoys nice view over Lvov. You can see the clockwork of the Town Hall that has been serving precisely for over 150 years.

The Pharmacy Museum holds rich collections of ancient medical and pharmacy equipment, prescription books and rare herbs. One can taste here unique "ferrous wine".

Visit to the Museum of Ethnography and Crafts that is one of the richest depositories of decorative and applied art of Ukraine. The most prominent of the expositions is one of folk closes XIX – XX cc. from all regions of Ukraine that also includes over 18 thousand sets of Ukrainian embroideries. You will see here also great of hand-made Ukrainian and Armenian carpets, European tapestries, Jewish cult textiles, collections of colored Easter eggs, folk toys, jewelry, ceramics, woodworks XVII – XIX c.

Day 4


Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time. Optional excursions.

Check-out of the hotel. Transfer to the railway station.

Day 5


Meeting at the railway station followed by transfer to the hotel.

OdessaCheck in & breakfast at the hotel.

Panoramic city tour of Odessa. Beautiful buildings, mild climate and soft sea made the city the real pearl of Black Sea coast of Ukraine. The tour will take you to the world-known 142-m long Potemkin's Stairs that was build 1837.

You will be impressed by the genius of the designer who could create the great optical illusion. While standing at the top of the stairs you won't see the steps only smooth sloping surface. And stairwells are invisible when looking from below just only steps.

The magnificent Opera House in Odessa is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe. Luxurious and elegant building constructed in the fantastical Venetian Baroque style with the elements of Italian Renaissance and French Rococo never made anyone indifferent. In the main street of the Humour Capital Deribasovskaya you will feel the atmosphere of fun and joy.

After lunch you will visit the Odessa Fine Arts Museum. It was inaugurated in 1899 on the initiative of the Odessa Fine Arts Association in the palace, designed by architect Franz Boffo.

The collection constituted in XVIII - XIX centuries features the history of painting from the old Russian icons and development of the realistic and avant-garde trends. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 6


Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out of the hotel.

Transfer to the airport.