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Itinerary for Welcome to Ukraine Escorted Tour

Welcome to Ukraine Escorted Tour

The perfect introduction to Ukraine - an escorted coach tour with an experienced guide and in comfortable transport. Visit the majestic cities of Kiev and Lviv, with an enjoyable train journey between the two. Ukraine is open for business!


6 nights * 4 star Hotels * Escorted coach tour * Optional day trips and tours * Departure dates July - August * From 513 EUR pp

DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL KIEV

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

DAY 2 (SATURDAY): KIEV

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilisation 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 (SUNDAY): 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 (MONDAY): KIEV TO 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 (TUESDAY): 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 (WEDNESDAY): 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.

 

DAY 7 (THURSDAY): DEPARTURE LVIV

Optional transfer to the airport.

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2019

Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

10th July - 16th July 2019
24th July - 30th July 2019
31st July - 6th August 2019
7th August - 13th August 2019
14th August - 20th August 2019
21st August - 27th August 2019

TOUR INCLUDES

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 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) 
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 
Transfer Hotel Dnister to airport: EUR 25.00 for private car (1-3 pax), EUR 45.00 for private minivan (4-7 pax) 
Half board at hotels (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 140.00 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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