Mystery of Ukraine

Description

To discover the city cradle of Slavic culture, capital of the first Ukrainian state; "the RUS" of Kiev.
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 Cherkassy, in the footsteps of the greatest Ukrainian artists including the famous writer Gogol, the greatest Ukrainian romantic poet, Taras Shevchenko, or the composer Tchaikovsky.

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 Kreshatyk Street and the Independence Square: Maidan. As well as the Opera, the Ethnographic Museum in the open air and the Miniature Museum

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 - POLTAVA - TCHERKASSY - TCHEGUERYNE - SOUBOTIV - Kiev

8 days / 7 nights


Program (8 days / 7 nights)

  • 1

    Kiev

    Reception at the international and modern airport Boryspil in Kiev.

    Departure for the guided tour of Kiev, during which you will discover its main monuments: the Pechersk Lavra, Mohyla University, the Golden Gate, St. Michael's Cathedral of Golden Domes and St. Sophia Cathedral. Also the church and the descent of Saint André, as well as the Opera.

    Dinner at the restaurant

    In the evening, you will attend a performance of the National Opera (subject to performance).

  • 2

    Kiev - POLTAVA

    Breakfast.

    Departure by car to Gogolevo.

    We'll guide you to the South, to the city of Poltava that is considered to be « the soul and the heart » of Ukraine.

    During the trip you'll visit the Museum Apartment of Gogol, the World's famous writer, and the Breakfast

    Departure by bus to Poltava, a small town considered as 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 Gogolève. With a visit to the Gogol Museum, dedicated to the famous Ukrainian writer, and a visit to the villages of Dykagnka and Velyki Sorotchyntsi.

    Lunch at Velyki Sorotchyntsi.

    Arrival in Poltava, Installation at the hotel.

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 3

    POLTAVA

    Breakfast

    City tour: Preobragenska church, Uspenska church, Ivan Kotliarevskyi's museum house.

    Lunch in town.

    Visit of the magnificent ethnography museum.

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 4

    POLTAVA - TCHERKASSY

    Breakfast

    Departure for Cherkassy with a stop in Cheguéryne, former residence of the Ukrainian hetmans (high dignitaries Cossacks) and in Soubotiv where the most prominent hetman is buried: Bogdan Khmelnitski.

    Lunch at the inhabitant's house with traditional menu

    Authentic Ukrainian cooking course

    Departure for the visit of Holodnyi Yar

    Visit of the Motronyneskyi monastery.

    Departure for Cherkassy.

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

    Transfer to the hotel. Installation in your rooms.

    Dinner at the restaurant

  • 5

    TCHERKASSY

    Breakfast

    Departure to Kamyanka to visit the Tchaikovsky composer's house-museum. A small concert of Tchaikovsky 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 Cherkassy.

  • 6

    TCHERKASSY - Kiev

    Breakfast.

    Visit of Korsougne - Shevchenkivskyi, with the Palace of Count Poniatowski.

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

    Lunch in Kanev.

    Continuation to Kiev.

    On the way to Pereïaslav-Khmelnitski: visit the magnificent museum of outdoor folk architecture.

    Dinner at the Pereïaslav-Khmelnitski restaurant.

    Arrival at Kiev. Installation at the hotel.

  • 7

    Kiev

    Breakfast.

    Visit of Saint-Michel Cathedral.
    Visit of the Cathedral of Saint Sophia.

    Lunch at the 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.
    Visit of the Treasury Museum "the gold of the Scythians".

    Dinner at the restaurant

    In the evening, you will attend a performance of the National Opera (subject to representation).

  • 8

    Kiev

    Breakfast

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

    Walk along the picturesque Descente Saint-André, the oldest district in Kiev, where many painters, artists and craftsmen offer their craft creations. You will see the baroque church of Saint André, with its terrace overlooking Kiev.

    Lunch at the restaurant

    Transfer to the airport and assistance with boarding formalities.

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