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Kiev Escapade

Kiev Escapade

Purpose: Relaxation, History, Culture, Fun
No. of days: 4 days - 3 nights
First & Last Cities: Kiev
Other cities: Pyrogovo, Chernobyl
Starting cost: $569
 
 
Day 1: Kiev
Arrival to Kiev airport. Meet and greet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [D]
 
Day 2: Kiev
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before this morning’s sightseeing tour featuring ancient and mysterious Kiev. Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the tour will acquainted you with the main sights, churches and monasteries, including Saint Sophia, which has the largest collection of mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century in the World, Monastery of St. Michael and St. Vladimir's Cathedral. The city's history is intertwined with modernity: Khreshchatyk and The Square of Independence (Maidan), Bessarabia area, panoramic views of the Dniper River and the left bank of Vladimir's Hill will make a lasting impression. After lunch take an excursion around the Park Ring on a Segway. If you never used a Segway it will take you no more than 10 minutes to get acquainted with it. The park ring consists of beautiful Kiev parks Mariinsky and Kreschatyy. They are the masterpieces of landscape design, an integral part of the history of the city: Romantic, tragic and glorious...  Since the last century, these parks have been and remain Kiev’s places of attraction. How many love declarations have heard the old lindens and maple trees? How many Kiev stories can be remembered on the shady alleys ... The Mariinsky Park is the pearl of architect Rastrelli, Mariinsky Palace. You will enjoy the fantastic scenic city view if you stay near the arch "Friendship of People" in the Kreschatyy Park. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. [B/L/D]
 
Day 3: Kiev
Breakfast at the hotel before you leave for todays excursion to Mamayev Sloboda for a look into the Ukrainian folklore in which the “Cossack Mamay” plays a significant role. Normally depicted cross-legged playing the “kobza” and smoking a cigar he’s a Ukranian hero inspiring the youth, especially girls’ dreams, as he represents the defender of Ukraine’s independence. In this village you’ll see 18th century scenes of every day’s life in different social layers depicting the hut of a midwife and occasional fortune-teller, a tavern, a blacksmith or the home of a priest, all representing Ukranian life and folklore. This village will give a practical understanding of the roots of modern Ukranian society. After lunch at a local restaurant embark on a boat trip on the Dnieper River touching several places around Kiev. The Dnieper has played an important role through the centuries, as it was the main conduit for the important trade route linking the Baltic with the Black Sea. Enjoy light music and the pleasant onboard atmosphere. During the cruise, you will be able to admire the variegated colors of the ancient heart of Kiev - Podil, lush botanical garden, Vladimir's Hill and the golden domes of Kiev like Pechersk Lavra and St. Andrew's Church. Lunch at a local restaurant. The Afternood is free for you to continue discovering Kiev on your own or take one of the optional tours. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. [B/L/D]
Signature Option: Excursion to Pyrogovo
Pyrohovo (or Pyrogiv) is the largest ethnographic open-air museum in Europe and is located on the southern outskirts of Kiev. There, you’ll find more than 100 authentic Ukrainian buildings: wooden or clay living houses from all regions of the country, wooden churches, mills, blacksmiths, rural school and so on. Different original household objects are gathered in these houses, including furniture, tools, traditional clothes, etc. Any time of any season you are welcome to visit Pyrogovo and enjoy relaxing on the open air. Different folk festivals and holidays are hold here so, you may participate in Ukrainian traditions, dance, and, just for fun, take part in classes and help the blacksmith, the weaver or the potter in their work. Try a horse ride or a carriage ride and shop for traditional souvenirs.
Signature Option: Tour to Chernobyl
April 26 marks a day of sorrow in all the calendars of the world, a Day of Memory of the Chernobyl disaster Victims. That dreadful day gave the “ZONE” a totally new and sinister meaning! Today “ZONE” is a unique monument to the greatest technological catastrophe of the twentieth century. For Ukraine residents, the Chernobyl zone is also an enormous reservoir of history and culture of the region. We invite you to see it with your own eyes in the framework of a one day bus tour, which includes a trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with a stop at the observation platform, a visit to Pripyat, Elias Church and the tomb of Chernobyl guard.
 
Day 4: Kiev, Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Private transfer from the hotel to Kiev’s airport or railroad station to board your flight or train to your next destination. [B]
 
 [B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast Daily
    • 2 lunches
    • 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing tour of Kiev
  • On the Segway on the "Park Ring"
  • Mamayeva Sloboda tour
  • English speaking guides for tours and transfers
  • All local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airfares
  • Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Wi-Fi at hotels
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out (Most hotels begin check-in around 2:00pm).
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class Alfavito 4.5
Superior First Class Radisson Blu 4
Deluxe Hyatt Regency 4.5
Superior Deluxe Fairmont Grand 4.5
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Season 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax
2020 Departures
First Class $725 $625 $569
Superior First Class $855 $715 $625
Deluxe $979 $815 $715
Superior Deluxe $1,155 $959 $845
Prices are per person sharing a double room and may change without notice
 
Tour Code: UA03IEV20BC

Options

City Description Price
Kiev Pirogovo tour $106
Chernobyl tour $153
Prices are per person and may change without notice