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Two Pearls of the Ukraine Tour - Lviv and Kiev

Tour ID: 1109
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
Countries: Ukraine
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
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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.

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