Kiev & Odessa

Description

To discover two magnificent Ukrainian cultural cities: the capital Kiev, and Odessa, the pearl of the Black Sea. Cities rich in their great past history and their incredible current modernity, often unsuspected.

You will visit the following major tourist sites in particular:

- In Kiev, the Pechersk Lavra Monastery, the Cathedrals of Saint Sophia and Saint Michael, the Saint Andrew Church, the Saint Andrew's Descent, the long Kreshatyk Street and Independence Square: Maidan. As well as the Ethnographic Museum in the open air and the Miniature Museum

- In Odessa, the famous Potemkin Stairs, and the splendid Palaces (Vorontsov Palace, Gagarin, Pototsky and Tolstoy Houses) and many other remarkable places.


For all group trips in Ukraine, Vacanture offers:

- a choice of modern and designer hotels, located in the city centre, with a range from 3-star to 5-star hotels (in line with international standards of comfort, hospitality and aesthetics).

- a choice of modern restaurants, with a designer decoration, and a high quality service. They offer a revisited authentic Ukrainian cuisine, designed to satisfy a demanding international clientele.

- transfers in modern, air-conditioned buses that meet strict international standards for comfort and safety. Highly qualified personnel for bus driving.

- optional activities for evenings

The detailed program of the stay
Kiev, Odessa
6 days / 5 nights


Program (6 days / 5 nights)

  • 1

    Kiev

    Reception at the international and modern airport Boryspil in Kiev.

    Transfer to the hotel. Installation in the rooms

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 2

    Kiev

    Breakfast

    Departure for the guided tour of Kiev, a thousand-year-old historic city with great religious importance, led by passionate professional guides.

    You will discover the main sites and monuments of Kiev, a major cultural city: Saint-Michel-aux- Domes-d'Or cathedral, the Golden Gate, the University, the monumental Khreschatyk Street and the Independence Square (Maidan)

    Our professional guide will introduce you to designer shops in the historic centre of Kiev, offering original creations in an authentic Ukrainian style.

    Walk along the picturesque Descente Saint-André, the oldest district in Kiev, where many painters, artists and craftsmen offer their craft creations.

    Visit of the remarkable St. Andrew's Church, in Baroque style, with its terrace overlooking Kiev

    Lunch at the restaurant

    Afternoon visit to the Laure des Grottes (Pechersk), a famous thousand-year-old Orthodox monastery. With exploration of the catacombs and underground chapels.

    Visit of the Miniature Museum.

    Visit of the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Sophia.

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 3

    Kiev

    Breakfast.

    Visit of the large domestic food market of Bessarabia, in the historical centre, famous for its caviar. This great luxury product is sold at very affordable prices, with the traditional possibility of tasting it before buying.

    Lunch at the restaurant

    Visit of the open-air ethnographic museum presenting all the treasures of the arts and traditions of the Kiev region

    Dinner at the restaurant

    Transfer method at Odessa to choose from:

    - by plane on the 4th day in the morning (10h/ duration 1h flight), transfer to the airport after a night in a hotel at Kiev.

    - by night train, on the 3rd day (10pm, arrival in the early morning of the 4th day at Odessa). Transfer to Kiev station. Installation in your compartment in 1st class with choice of berths (2 or 4 people). The train is modern, safe (with car guard), air-conditioned, with free wifi internet access and catering service

  • 4

    Odessa

    Arrival at the hotel. Installation in the rooms

    Lunch at the restaurant

    Visit Odessa with a professional guide to discover this seaside city with a mythological name referring to Ulysses (Odysseos in Greek). An exciting city with ancient origins that experienced centuries of multiple invasions before flourishing at the end of the 18th century, thanks to Catherine II of Russia. Then Odessa developed mainly thanks to Admiral Neapolitan José de Ribas and the French Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu, and Governor of Odessa

    You will admire the Potemkin staircase, one of the most famous monuments in the world thanks to Sergueï Eisenstein's film "le cuirasse Potemkine". A famous site related to an event of the 1905 revolution: the uprising of workers supported by the crew of the battleship Potemkin.

    Departure for the visit of the Palaces of Odessa:
    Palace of Leon Tolstoy, Count Pototsky (Palace of Fine Arts), Count Vorontsov, and Prince Gagarin.

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 5

    Odessa

    Breakfast

    Visit of the Fine Arts Museum, in the Palace of Count Pototski.

    Lunch at the restaurant

    Visit of the Archaeology Museum

    Free time in the city centre (Opera district Odessa, walk on the waterfront, enjoy the gardens...)

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 6

    Odessa

    Breakfast.

    Visit the famous old Odessa market Privoz.

    Transfer to the airport and assistance with boarding formalities.

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