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Two Pearls of the Ukraine Tour - Lviv and Kiev

Tour ID: 1109
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
Regions: Lviv, Kiev
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
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Introduction:

2 Pearls of Ukraine Tour - LvivDiscover the two pearls of the Ukraine on this 5 day tour. After arriving by train to Lviv you will have time to explore this ancient town. Lviv is an ancient Ukrainian city, one of the biggest cultural, economical and transport centers of Ukraine. The city of Lviv played a special role in the Ukrainian nation's history, first mentioned in 1256. It was a spiritual center for Ukrainians, their center of the social and political, economical, cultural and educational life. The city takes the first place in Ukraine by the number of historical and architectural monuments. It is distinguished for its unique beauty, monuments, and variety of architectural styles. The central part of Lviv is included in the UNESCO world heritage.

2 Pearls of Ukraine Tour - KievThen we go to Kiev; one of the most beautiful capitals of Eastern Europe. St. Sophia Cathedral is a unique landmark of ancient Rus architecture of 11c. Kyiv' Sophia is a perfect example of a synthesis of art reflecting the glory and majesty of the Kyivan Rus. It was the spiritual, political, social and cultural center of Old Rus. Nowadays of great interest are ancient original frescoes and mosaics of the Cathedral have preserved their beauty till our days. St.Sophia Cathedral is one of the chef-d'oeuvres of the world culture and its ensemble is included in the UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites.

2 Pearls of Ukraine Tour - Kiev LavraKyivo-Pecherska Lavra is a sacred place of the Ortodox, with its architectural ensemble of 11-19 cc. At present time Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra is an active monastery and a National Historical Architectural Preserve. The Monastery became especially work shipped and glorified due to the imperishable relics of the Saints who repose in the maze of undergrround monastery compound. Nowadays Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra is simultaneously a state-owned museum and a functioning monastery to have Theological Academy and Metropoli tan' s residence on its grounds. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

2 Pearls of Ukraine Tour - Village MuseumState Museum of Folk Architecture and Way of Life Ukraine (Mini Ukraine). A Rich collection of household utensils, labour tools, Ukrainian folk clothes, works of folk applied art are displayed at this ethnographic exposition. Among structures of cult and museumâ™s grounds there is an active Kazatskaya (Cossak) church of the 16 c., as well as Saint Parasceva church of the XVIII c. The museum hosts all traditional public holidays, festive gatherings, folklore festivals and fairs. The visitors can partake of dishes and beverages of the Ukrainian cuisine and in folklore restaurants, taverns and pubs.

For more details please see the "Day by Day Itinerary"
 

Discover the Pearls of the Ukraine!!!


Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
ROUTING: LVIV
- Arrival to Lviv by train and Transfer to the hotel
- Check-in at the hotel
- Dinner
- Overnight in Lviv


Day 2:
ROUTING: LVIV - KIEV
- Breakfast.
- Sightseeing tour of the city which is a museum in the open-air. Walking tour of ancient streets with their architectural monuments: St. Nicolas Church of 13c, John the Baptistâ™s Catholic Church of 13 c., Church of Assumption of Mother of God of 16-17 cc., Dominican Cathedral of 18 c., St. Yuraâ™s (St. George) Cathedral. Rynok Square (Market square), Armenian Cathedral of 14 c., Opera House; one of the Europeâ™s best theatres.
- Lychakivske Cemetery â“ historical memorial with burials of outstanding figures in culture, science and pictorial art whose names may be found in encyclopedias of the world.
- Transfer to the railway station.
- Departure to Kiev by train (with a sleeper cart)


Day 3:
ROUTING: KIEV
- Arrival in Kiev and transfer to the hotel
- Check-in hotel.
- Breakfast.
- Sightseeing tour of Kiev â“ the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe situated on the Dnipro River. Founded in 5th c. Its rich history is embodied in its ancient architectural monuments. Nowadays Kyiv is a political, cultural, spiritual center with its unique urban architecture and magnificent monuments.
- Visit to Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra â“ a holy place of Orthodoxy, with architectural ensemble of 11-13 cc. At present time Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra is an active monastery and National Historical Architectural Preserve. Visit to cathedrals, museums, exhibitions, and caves with the saint relics.
- Dinner-out at Ukrainian restaurant with national folk show.
- Overnight in Kiev


Day 4:
ROUTING: KIEV
- Breakfast
- Visit to the State Open-Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Way of Life. Wooden architecture of 16-20 cc. is displayed in the museum represented by living quarters and auxiliary buildings, windmills, churches
- Boat-ride along the Dnipro-River.
- Overnight in Kiev


Day 5:
ROUTING: KIEV
- Breakfast.
- Transfer to the airport and a final farewell from your guide

End of tour services


Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Prices available upon request...
 

The Tour Includes:
- 5 nights accommodation with (B) Breakfast
- Private Transfers in and out
- English-Speaking Specialist driver/guide for day tours described on the itinerary
- Boat cruise on the Dnipro River
- Local taxes

Not Included:
- Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities
- Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..
- Insurance


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