Mystery of Ukraine


To discover the city- cradle of Slavic culture, capital of the first Ukrainian state - "the Kyiv (Kiev) Rus".
Kyiv (Kiev) is rich in its great past history and its incredible current modernity, often unsuspected.

This stay will allow you to travel through the cultural treasures of Ukraine, through the discovery of cities such as Poltava and Cherkasy, in the footsteps of the greatest Ukrainian artists including the famous writer Gogol, the greatest Ukrainian romantic poet, Taras Shevchenko, or the composer Chaikovskyi.

A stay in the heart of Ukrainian traditions in cities that have retained their authentic charm.

You will visit the following major tourist sites in particular: the Pechersk Lavra Monastery, the Cathedrals of Saint Sophia and Saint Michael, the Saint Andrew's Church, the Saint Andrew's Descent, the long Khreschatyk Street and the Independence Square - Maidan. As well as the Opera, the Ethnographic Museum in the open air and the Museum of miniatures.

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


8 days / 7 nights

Program (8 days / 7 nights)

  • 1

    Kyiv (Kiev)

    Reception at the international and modern airport Boryspil in Kyiv (Kiev).

    Departure for the guided tour of Kyiv (Kiev), during which you will discover its main monuments: the Pechersk Lavra, Mohyla University, the Golden Gate, the Golden Domed Saint Michael's Cathedral and St. Sophia Cathedral. Also the Church and the Descent of Saint Andrew, as well as the Opera.

    Dinner at a restaurant.

    In the evening, you will attend a performance of the National Opera (performance by reservation).

  • 2

    Kyiv (Kiev) - POLTAVA


    Departure by bus to Poltava, a small city considered to be the "soul and heart" of Ukraine where the Ukrainian literary language was definitively formed under the influence of Ivan Kotliarevskyi.

    Stop at the village of Gogoleve, with a visit to the Gogol Museum, dedicated to the famous Ukrainian writer, and a visit to the villages of Dykanka and Velyki Sorochyntsi.

    Lunch in Velyki Sorochyntsi.

    Arrival in Poltava, Installation at a hotel.

    Dinner at a restaurant.

  • 3



    City tour: Transfiguration Church, Church of the Assumption,House-Museum of Ivan Kotlyarevskyi.

    Lunch in the city.

    Visiting the wonderful Museum of ethnography.

    Dinner at a restaurant.

  • 4



    Departure for Cherkasy with a stop in Chyhyryn, former residence of the Ukrainian hetmans (senior Cossack dignitaries) and in Subotiv where the most prominent hetman is buried - Bogdan Khmelnytskyi.

    Lunch at the inhabitant's house with traditional menu.

    Course of authentic Ukrainian cuisine.

    Departure for the visit of Holodnyi Yar.

    Visit of the Motronynskyi monastery.

    Departure for Cherkasy.

    In the evening, a short visit to Cherkasy, a city founded in the 13th century, rich in historical monuments.

    Transfer to a hotel. Installation in rooms.

    Dinner at a restaurant.

  • 5



    Departure to Kamyanka to visit the house-museum of the composer Chaikovskyi. A small concert of Chaikovskyi music will accompany your visit.

    Lunch in Kamyanka.

    Departure for Moryntsi.

    Visit of the house-museum of the famous Ukrainian painter and poet Taras Shevchenko.

    Back to Cherkasy.

  • 6

    CHERKASY - Kyiv (Kiev)


    Visit of Korsun - Shevchenkivskyi, with the Palace of Prince Poniatowski.

    Continuation to Kaniv. Visit of Mount Chernecha, where the greatest Ukrainian romantic poet Taras Shevchenko is buried. Visit to the Taras Shevchenko Museum.

    Lunch in Kaniv.

    Continuation to Kyiv (Kiev).

    On the way to Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi: visit the magnificent outdoor museum of folk architecture.

    Dinner at a restaurant in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi.

    Arrival in Kyiv (Kiev). Installation at a hotel.

  • 7

    Kyiv (Kiev)


    Visit of the Saint Michael's Cathedral.
    Visit of the Saint Sophia Cathedral.

    Lunch at a restaurant.

    Visit of the Pechersk Lavra Monastery, splendid and millenary, with immense religious importance in the history of Orthodox Christianity.
    Visit the museum of icons and miniatures.

    Visiting the Treasure Museum "The gold of the Scythians".

    Dinner at a restaurant.

    In the evening, you will attend a performance of the National Opera(performance by reservation).

  • 8

    Kyiv (Kiev)


    Visit of the old quarter of Podil and the Art Nouveau district.

    Walk along the picturesque Saint Andrew's Descent, the oldest district in Kyiv (Kiev), where many painters, artists and craftsmen offer their craft creations. You will see the baroque Saint Andrew's Church, with its terrace overlooking Kyiv (Kiev).

    Lunch at a restaurant.

    Transfer to the airport and assistance with boarding formalities.

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