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KYIV 2 NIGHTS - TRAIN 1 NIGHT - LVIV 1 NIGHT- TRUSKAVETS 2 NIGHTS- ODESA 4 NIGHTS
IN 11 DAYS WE WILL COVER ARROUND 2 000 KILOMETRES
Morning arrival to the international airport of Kyiv - Boryspil
Meet & welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel
Check in to hotel
Rest & lunch
Afternoon 2hrs walking city tour with guide
Dinner. Return to hotel. Overnight
Accommodation: Ibis Kyiv Centre 4* (BB)
Day highlights: Your first encounter with Ukraine and Kyiv. Even though at the streets we don't smile much, we are very warm and hospitable people.
Today at your first city tour we will visit the top landmarks of Kyiv. Kyiv was founded in 4th century and has a beautiful legend of creation. City centre is a kind of mix of ancient churches, architectures of 18, 19th centuries, Soviet period and modern times.
Since Ukrainians fancy to eat, tonight we suggest you to visit a restaurant called "Sto rokiv spered" founded by one of the famous chef Evgen Klopotenko. He offers modern vision and signature approach towards Ukrainian cuisine.
3-4hrs Bus excursion with guide, in which you will see the main landmarks of the capital, like Lavra, Podil and others
Check in to hotel
Return to hotel, rest & lunch
In the evening we will go to the historical park Kyivan Rus to participate in the ancient pagan celebration of Ivana Kupala.
Return to hotel. Overnight
Highligts of the day: Today we continue exploring Kyiv. Today we will know a bit more about our history, religion and traditions. Enjoy the stories from true wonder in sacred Monastery. By the way do you know that Christianity come to Ukraine from ... Turkey? Istanbul was know as Constantinople in Byzantine Empire and we have close connections with them. There is an interesting legend about baptizing Ukraine - Rus by our prince Volodymyr.
Before that we were pagans and believe in the Gods of Sun, Thunder and others. Still some pagans traditions remain existing in our culture. Tonight we will experience the magic atmosphere of old pagan holiday called Ivana Kupala. For that we will go 30 km away form Kyiv to historical park that restored the look of Kyivan Rus times, and see the interesting rituals made specially on this day. For instance, boys and girls join hands in pairs and jump over a fire in a purification ritual. Locals believe that when a couple skip the fire without losing grip of each other, their love is destined to last a lifetime.
Check out of the hotel
Full day tour to Chornobyl
Night train to Lviv city
Highlights of the day:
Today we will fly on time machine in 20 century, to know the thrilling story about Chornobyl.
In 1986, Ukraine witnessed the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster. The tragedy occurred at the Chernobyl plant located in the northern part of the country. The area has since been declared an exclusion zone. The disaster and declaration led to the emergence of several ghost towns. Nowadays, the area attracts multitudes of tourists especially after HBO famous serial movie. You will see what Ukrainians faced to overcome one of the biggest man-made catastrophe of 20 centuries. "
By the way, following guide instructions and rules implemented in the exclusion zone, the trip will be safe and won't effect your health.
Today, you will be a bit "feel like a local" experiencing travelling to Lviv in Ukrainian sleeping train.
Arrival to Lviv, transfer to hotel
3hrs walking city tour with guide in the city centre.
Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner & overnight.
Accommodation: Reikartz Medievale Lviv 4*
Day highlights: Lviv was founded in 13 century in honor of Lev, son of the first King of Rus (Ukraine). It remains keeping its unique ancient atmosphere. City centre is made on the standard of all medieval European cities with square place and tower in the middle. For its long history it belong to different countries and Empires and holds many interesting legends and stories. Unlike to other parts of Ukraine, here you will see more Catholic and Greek Catholic churches. Here you can enjoy the different Galytska cuisine. It is also a home to the highest number of cafes per capita in the world. It boasts up to 1,500 establishments. You will have some free time here to feels its vibrant atmosphere.
Breakfast, check out of hotel
Bus trip to Tustan in Lviv Region
We will see location of unique rock fortress of Medieval times, beautiful waterfall & enjoy Carpathian mountains on the ski lift on the mountain called Zakhar Berkut.
Accommodation: Kyivska Russ Resort Medical & Spa 4*
Truskavets is famous recreational zone with its unique mineral waters.
Day highlights: Today we move to the South west of Lviv region to enjoy some nature. Beautiful panoramic views. Stories and legends of old battles and historical events.
Truskavets is a town where we will stay for 2 days, is known as mineral water resort. For many centuries people have found the recreational effect done by mineral water on the humans bodies. In Truskavets you will find about 25 mineral water sources different in mineralization and its effects. The supreme water is called Naftusya. It's mineral structure is unique in the world. It helps for gallstone disease, to heal liver, gastrointestinal problems, improve immune system, remove toxins and even reduce the possibilities for cancer.
Day at leisure.
There is SPA in the hotel where you can relax and take some massages or other treatments, consult a doctor if needed.
We will have a chance to visit other resort called Morshyn, also known for its mineral water. Each water source has its own mineral structure and help people prevent and heal from different diseases heart, blood pressure, gastrointestinal disease and nervous disorders.
Daily highlights: It will be leisure day to recharge and recover at the resort. If you wish we will go for half day tour to Morshyn to taste other mineral waters that influence human body on energetic level.
Return by bus back to Lviv
Domestic flight to Odesa
Transfer and check in to hotel
30 minutes excursion for Odesa Opera House (to know some secrets of one of the most beautiful Opera houses in Europe)
Ballet performance “Little Prince” by Kyiv Modern Ballet at Odesa Opera House.
Accommodation: Continental Hotel 4*
Day highlights: Today again we change the location and move to Odesa - southern city and port on the Black Sea. You will see how different the atmosphere that change from place to place in our trip.
Odessa has its own free atmosphere, specific sense of humor and way of communication. City is known for its mix nationalities, deep trading traditions and love to the sea (which influence the local cuisine of course)
City of full of interesting architecture, and today we start exploring one of the most popular building - Opera house and participate very alternative ballet performance.
3hrs walking city tour in Odesa with guide
Afternoon at leisure
Evening visit of local bazaar to enjoy the taste of local seasonal fruits and local products.
Day highlights: Today we continue exploring city. It's full of fascinating stories and legends which we know from local guide. In summer Ukraine produce great amount of fresh vegetables and fruits which are know for its delicious taste. We will go to the evening market to have a taste of these fruits and get some secrets of effective market trading.
Days at leisure
Optional excursions (gastronomy & cultural tours)
1) Full day tour to Akkerman fortress + Wine Cultural Centre Shabo founded Swiss people in 19 century + tasting
Akkerman fortress was founded in 13-14 century, on the remains of ancient Greek city called Tyras. It stays on Dnister river and served for protection for different powers - Moldavians princes and Ottoman Empire.
Nearby, in 19th century on the request of Russian king, Swiss settlement was founded called Shabo. They founded here vineyards, and now the wine production continues it's old tradition.
2) Long full day tour to Vylkove - Danube riverbed with unique "Venice" - like lifestyle, authentic old rites religious traditions and interesting local cuisine.
3) Odessa region is known for its mix cultural and national diversity. We will visit town Bolgrad and visit Balkan people, get to know their traditions and food. In that region we have cheese producing farm to visit.
Domestic flight to Kyiv
Transfer to hotel & rest before flight
Transfer back to airport
International flight back home
3 walking city tours
1 bus tour in Kyiv (half day)
1 full day tour to Chornobyl
1 full day tour in Lviv region
1 half day tour in Lviv region
1 excursion to local bazar
Akkerman fortress+Shabo+wine tasting – 99 USD/per person
Vylkove – 100 USD / per person
Bankan yastiya – 119 USD / per person
We include maximum of services in the rate, so it's very good money-value offer
1 782 USD
1 582 USD
per person for double sharing room
2 097 USD
1 897 USD
per person for single room
SPECIAL RATE IS VALID FOR ALL CONFIRMED BOOKINGS MADE TILL 1/05/2021.
AS FROM 1/06/2021 PRICE IS INCREASING.
✔️Upon confirmation, prepayment is to be paid to secure the booking (minimum 40% or full)
✔️Rest of the payment should be paid 6 weeks prior the arrival day
✔️Tour operator reserves the right for slight price changes in the case of increase of petrol cost, transport services, or currency exchange changes.
✔️Tour operator can substitute the hotel specified in the program for similar level
✔️Group is minimum 10 pax and maximum 20 pax, adults only 16+.
✔️Group will be accompanied by tour guide.
✔️Tour operator reserves the right for changes of the program caused due to current coronavirus situation.
✔️In case of cancellation of the participant caused due to coronavirus infection, Tour operator will do its maximum to refund the cost of the trip. However final decision will be taken individually on case to case basis in consideration with cancellation policies & fines of the suppliers (hotels, transportation, etc)
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Program includes maximum services so you can totally enjoy your stay in Ukraine.
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This tour is made only for maximum of 20 people so everybody will get personal touch and care. We do hope you will feel this special ambience of friendship and loyalty.
Located in Eastern Europe, it has boarders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova, Romania and has an access to 2 seas - the Sea of Asov & Black Sea.
In Mediaeval time Ukraine also supplied Europe with salt and other goods. Moreover Dnipro river served a commercial link from Baltic to Mediterranean countries.
Oleshkivky sands is a vast territory of semi-desert with unique flora & fauna. Ukraine is actually very rich in nature diversity, it has mountains, step (savanna like flat territories) fresh water rivers and sea, forests and hills, caves and cliffs, waterfalls and mineral waters, lakes & swamps.
One of the oldest Universities in Ukraine & in Europe - Ostrozka Academy was founded in 1576. Right now Ukraine has over 150 universities for students all over the world.
Almost 79 years before the famous US Constitution made in 1789.
Ukrainians are very creative nation due to its ancient history and deep cultural background have great variety of different arts & crafts some of them are quiet unique like pysankarstvo or Petrikivka paintings.
Do you know them? Here are few who made great impact on our lives in the past or known in present days.
By the way, David Copperfield, Sylvester Stallone, Dustin Hoffman & Steven Spielberg have close relatives from Ukraine.
First satellite & first human in space was arranged by him
creator of first helicopters
"5th element" of Hollywood (actress, model, and singer)
Most known Ukrainian football player
Ukrainian Bond girl (actress & model)