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Itinerary for Ukraine & Poland Escorted Group Tour

Ukraine & Poland Escorted Group Tour

A mix of regal charm in beautiful cities and traditional life in rural idylls. Explore this region of Ukraine and Poland in the company of a friendly and knowledgable guide. Tailor the tour to suit you by adding optional day trips and tours, to see the very best of Kiev, Lviv, Krakow & Warsaw.

10 nights * 4 star hotels * Add day trips & tours * Escorted group tour * Departure dates July - August * From 1068 EUR pp

 

Day 1: (WEDNESDAY): ARRIVAL KIEV

Arrival in Kiev, optional 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.        

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.     

 

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 the highlight dish of Carpathian trout. 

 

 

Day 7: (TUESDAY): LVIV - KRAKOW

In the morning we are taken to Lviv Railway Station. Here we depart with the modern intercity train bound for the Polish city Przemysl to catch our connection further on to Krakow. The scenic train ride takes us through the mountainous and forested Polish Sub-Carpathian province before we reach Krakow in early afternoon. Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow**** or similar, check in.           

 

Day 8: (WEDNESDAY): KRAKOW

For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary's Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

 

 

Day 9: (THURSDAY): KRAKOW - WARSAW

We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.

         

DAY 10: (FRIDAY): WARSAW

Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki. 

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2019

Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

10th July - 20th July 2019
24th July - 3rd August 2019
31st July - 10th August 2019
7th August - 17th August 2019
14th August - 24th August 2019
21st August - 31st August 2019

TOUR INCLUDES

10 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
10 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, Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa and St John's Cathedral in Warsaw
Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class coach or 1st class minivan throughout the itinerary
Hyundai high-speed train Kiev-Lviv one way (2nd class) 
Train tickets Lviv - Przemysl-Krakow one-way (2nd class)
Portage at hotels and railway stations

Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - choose your preferred tours!

Transfer airport to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv: EUR 40.00 for private car (1-3 pax), EUR 60.00 for private minivan (4-7 pax) 
3-hours visit to the Cave Monastery: EUR 40.00 pp 
Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hours excursion to the Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum: EUR 35.00 pp 
3-hours visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and National Historical Museum: EUR 25.00 pp (walking tour) 
3-hours visit to Chernobyl Museum: EUR 40.00 pp 
2-hours Lviv Beer Tour: EUR 35.00 pp 
8-hours excursion to castles around Lviv: EUR 60.00 pp
Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine: EUR 35.00 pp 
4-hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine: EUR 60.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park and visit to Palace on the Water: EUR 40.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw to airport: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 pax), EUR 65.00 for private van (4-7 pax)
Half board at hotels (10 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 310.00 pp

VISAS

Citizens of most countries of Europe and the Americas do not need a visa to visit Ukraine. Citizens of Australia and New Zealand can obtain a visa at arrival in Kiev Borispol Airport, although we recommend getting your visa before your trip. Please check your personal situation re visas for Ukraine in advance of your trip!

FLIGHTS

Please note flights are NOT included in this package. You are welcome to book your own flights, or we can do this for you, simply call or email us for a quote.

PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS

If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.

Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).

More Reviews

THEY WERE VERY KIND AND MADE OUR TOUR VERY SPECIAL

We liked very much our tour! I would like to tell you that we liked specially the guides from Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Vilnius. They were very kind and made our tour very special. In general, we liked all the hotels! Thanks a lot!

FABRICIO, TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, BELARUS, KALININGRAD & LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017


THEY WERE VERY KIND AND MADE OUR TOUR VERY SPECIAL

We liked very much our tour! I would like to tell you that we liked specially the guides from Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Vilnius. They were very kind and made our tour very special. In general, we liked all the hotels! Thanks a lot!

FABRICIO, TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, BELARUS, KALININGRAD & LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017

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