The First Acquaintance
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Day 1

Arrival at the airport.

Meeting at the airport and transfer to a centrally located hotel 3 star.

Check-in.

Welcome dinner at Ukrainian restaurant.

Stay in Kiev

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today our tour starts with short ride to Old Town of this ancient city. En route we’ll see University, Taras Schevchenko Opera & Ballet Theater, the historic main gateway into the ancient city Golden Gate, newly renovated Michael’s Cathedral & visit St. Sophia Cathedral, the city’s oldest standing church, that was built in 1017-31 in honor of Prince Yaroslav’s victory over a rival tribe; Andreevskiy descent, Andreesvkaya church.

Lunch.

After lunch the tour continues to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery.

Back to the hotel.

Free time.

Stay in Kiev

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

A visit to Chernobil museum.

A visit to the residence of former president Yaukovich – Mezhigor’e.

Lunch.

Back to Kiev, free time.

Boat trip along Dnipro river – optional.

Stay in Kiev

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out.

Drive to Kharkiv with sightseeing on the way: Poltava city. (lunch in Poltava)

Poltava - one of the most beautiful parts of Ukraine. It is especially beautiful at the time of the blooming flowering gardens. The Poltava region is proud of its historic sites and it invites willingly all guests. An excursion trip to Poltava: the center area with the buildings of government offices, The Ivanova Mountain.

Arrival to Kharkiv, check-in to a centrally located hotel 4 star.

Stay in Kharkiv.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Kharkiv.

Excursion route passes through the central part of the city. For your attention we present the historical center of KharkivUniversity Hill, where the history of our city according to written sources originates. You will see many monuments associated with the past and present of Kharkiv: from its legendary foundation until to this day (Gosprom building, Freedom square, Shevchenko monument, Gorky park etc).

Lunch

Tour to the WWII museum – the height of Marshal Konev.

Free time.

Stay in Kharkiv.

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Svyatogorsk.

Short stop in Izum.

Excursion to the Svyatogorsk Monastery.

The Svyatogorsk Monastery – third functioning monastery in The Ukrainian territory. In a unique location – the chalk mountains.

A walking excursion to the abbey – about 5 km route, visiting the whole ensemble of the monastery and a part of the National Natural Park – «Holy Mountains».
Lunch

Departure to Kharkiv.

Stay in Kharkiv

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out. Drive to Zaporozh’e.

Excursion to the Khortitsya Island reserve area.

The Zaporizhzhya Cossacks Museum on the Khortitsya Island was opened in 14.10.1983. Today the Museum has a collection of more than 30 000 items. It covers the historical period from the Palaeolithic times to the 19th century and also the current era. This exhibiton area has four complete dioramas. The elements of design in this space itself – the granite plates, tightly built one to one – create the impression of visitors moving like in a cave. Near to the walls lie the silent relics.

Lunch.

City tour of the city.

Check-in to a centrally located hotel 4 star.

Stay in Zaporozh’e

Day 8

Early check-out. Drive to Odessa via Askania Nova – a visit to the reserve.

Askania-Nova is a biosphere reserve in Kherson region which is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine and is a part of the world network of UNESCO’s biosphere reserves. Here tourist can visit a zoological park, a botanical garden, and an open territory of virgin steppes with many rare animal species living in natural environment with minimal human influence.

Arrival to Odessa; check-in to a centrally located hotel 4 star.

Stay in Odessa

Day 9

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Odessa:

During the tour you will have an opportunity to visit historical places, take a walk through age-old streets: Deribasovskaya, Pushkinskaya, Rishelievskaya and Landzheronovskaya. You will see masterpieces of architecture and art of buildings – Opera and Ballet Theatre, and also historical buildings. Strolling along the Primorsky Boulvard it’s a chance to see an ancient building of municipal Duma, count Vorontsov palace, the monument to Duke de Richelieu and the famous Potemkin stairs.

Lunch.

Free time.

Stay in Odessa.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out.

Drive to Museum of Missiles forces, located not so far from Pervomayskiy town – around 300 km from Kiev, around 3-4 hours to drive:

The history of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile base of ICBM silo launcher in Pervomaisk in a pavillion with many exibits; sightseeing of the premices of the base including passage through 150 meters long underground corridor; take a lift 12 floors down to the bottom of the Unified Launch Control Center etc

Drive to Uman.

Lunch.

Tour to the “Sofiefky Park”.

The Sofiefky botanical park of Ukraine’s National Academy of Science is situated in the Uman town (Cherkasy region). The park is well known worldwide as one of the most famous masterpieces of landscape gardening from the era of 17th century to the beginning of 19th century.

Sofiivskiy stands at the same level with the other examples of park

constructions of Europe, such as The Balbi Garden in Florence (Italy), The San-Susi Park in Potsdam (Germany) and The Versailles (France).

Drive to Kiev.

Check-in to a centrally located hotel 3 star.

Stay in Kiev

Day 11

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the airport (depends on flight time)

End of services.

Included:
- Accommodation in standard twin rooms with breakfast;

- English-speaking guide/assistant during all tour;

- Transportation by comfortable minibus during all tour;

- Visa support documents (if needed);

- Taxes.
Not included:
- International flights;

- Other meals;

- Entrance fees.
Free:
- Transfers from/to airports;

- 1 bottle of water per person per day;

- Welcome dinner;
Optional tours:
Boat trip along Dnipro river – 5 USD/person
From 1995 USD/person in a group of 6 people

Single supplement 450 USD

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