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Classical Ukraine
7 Days

ITINERARY

7 Days /6 Nights

Tour Overview:
With its capital city of Kiev as one of the oldest cities of Europe, Ukraine is the cradle of Slavic civilization. Visit some of the most treasured cathedrals in Kiev that bring back the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century Ukraine. After Kiev, spend the rest of your trip in Lviv, the historic centre of West Ukraine, which still has an enthralling old world charm.

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival Kiev

Arrival in Kiev, transfer to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2 (Thursday): Kiev

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas. (B)


Day 3 (Friday): Kiev

The morning offers an optional excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral – built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine. (B)


Day 4 (Saturday): Kiev-Lviv

The early morning is reserved for an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signalled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to Hotel Dnister**** or similar, check in. (B)


Day 5 (Sunday): Lviv

Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town – a complex of stone buildings from the 14th-16th century – and includes the Market Square with 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 is offered an optional Lviv Beer Tour. We will have an opportunity to learn how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery. (B)


Day 6 (Monday): Lviv

The full day optional tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace – the jewel of defensive architecture, built in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine with its highlight dish- Carpathian trout. (B)


Day 7 (Tuesday): Departure Lviv

Transfer to the airport. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
June-August 2021, 7 days/6 nights
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jun 30 - Jul 06, 2021 885 1420
Jul 14 - 20, 2021 885 1420
Jul 21 - 27, 2021 885 1420
Jul 28 - 03 Aug, 2021 885 1420
Aug 04 - 10, 2021 885 1420
Aug 11 - 17, 2021 885 1420
Optional Tours: Price Per Person
3-hours visit to the Cave Monastery 60
Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas 60
4-hours excursion to the Mamayeva Sloboda Open-Air Museum 60
3-hours visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and National Historical Museum (walking tour) 35
3-hours visit to Chernobyl Museum 60
2-hours Lviv Beer Tour 50
8-hours excursion to castles around Lviv 85
Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine 50
Half board at hotels (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) 280

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 6 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Tickets for Cable Car ride in Kiev, entrances to Boim Chapel and Medieval Pharmacy-Museum in Lviv
  • Service of German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class coach or 1st class minivan throughout the itinerary
  • Hyundai high-speed train Kiev-Lviv OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations

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