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One day trip > Best and South Tour: KIEV - ODESSA

     

Photo1. Vorontsov Sea lighthouse and the Monument to the Sailor's  wife

 Photo 2. Panaramic view of Odessa.

Photo 3. Odessa Opera House

                                                      
 

Day 1 - Kiev

 

Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Dinner

 

  Day 2 - Kiev

 

Kiev City tour - St. Sophia’s Cathedral - Welcome Party with Folk Show

 

City tour including a cable car ride:

St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Shevchenko’ boulevard, Tereshchenko’s mansion, Fromet’s mansion, Victory Square, monument to Shchors, railway station, the University Botanical Garden, the first Kiev high school, Kiev National University, Vladimirskaya Street, Katchala’s mansion, the former KGB headquarters, Beretti’s mansion, Shevchenko’s Park, Moroz’s House, Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya street, Slinko’s mansion, Arena City, Bessarabsky market, monument to Lenin, Shevchenko’s Museum, Premier Palace Hotel, Kreshchatyk, Opera House, monument to Lysenko, Theater named after Lesia Ukrainka, Galagan’s Collegium, Teachers’ House, Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, monument to Grushevsky, Golden Gate, monument to Pantyusha, the cat; Baron Steingel’s mansion, kenassa, the most beautiful house in Kiev, monument to" Hedgehog in the Fog ", Golden Gate fountain, monument to Khmelnitsky, St. Sophia’s Cathedral, St. Sofia’s belltower, former governmental offices, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral, Monument to Princess Olga, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, St. Andrew's Church, souvenir market, St. Andrew's Descent, monument to Pronya Prokopovna and Svirid Golokhvastov, Old Kiev Hill, Maidan (Independence Square), monument to lampposts in love, "Glory to Ukraine" obelisk , Musical Academy of Ukraine, the European Square, Ukrainian House, Philharmonic Hall, Dynamo stadium, Grushevsky’s Street, Cabinet of Ministers Building, Parliament of Ukraine Building, Halperin’s, Zaitsev’s, Polyakov’s mansions, Mariinsky park, monument to the "Arsenal" plant workers, garrison barracks, the Kyiv-Pechersk fortress, monument to Pushkin, the Park of Glory, the memorial to the victims of Holodomor, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra cave monastery, monument to soldiers fallen in Afghanistan, the memorial complex of World War II, Soviet Motherland Statue, City Botanic Garden, Dnepr River embankment, monument to the founders of Kiev, Vladimir’s Hill, monument to Grand Prince Vladimir, Podol (Lower Town), Nativity Church, Arch of Friendship, River Port Terminal, Postal Square, cable car, Sahaidachny’s Street,  Balabukha’s mansion, Guest Yard, Kontraktovaya Square, monument to Sahaidachny, Kiev-Mohyla Academy, monument to Skovoroda, Contract House, Pyrogoscha church, Samson’s fountain.

Kiev cable car 
The funicular (or a cable car) is one of the symbols of Kiev. It is a rather exotic and rare type of public transportation. At the same time it is the monument of Kiev nineteenth century architecture. Kiev funicular was opened on May 7, 1905. It was the first cable car opened in the Russian Empire. The length of its route is 238 meters. The difference in height along the route of the funicular is 75 meters. One way trip lasts 3 minutes. 

St. Sophia’s Cathedral

St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the former monastery area is a national reserve, historical and cultural monument of global importance. In 1990 it was included in the World Heritage List. St. Sophia’s Cathedral is the most ancient architectural monument of Kievan Rus. It is one of the biggest Christian churches in ancient times. The Cathedral was built by the Byzantine masters in honor of Yaroslav’s the Wise victory over nomadic tribe of pechenegs. In the 17th century it was rebuilt in the Ukrainian baroque style. The visitors can be amazed with 3 000 sq. m of original 11th century frescoes and 260 sq. m of 11th century original mosaics in the cathedral. This is the largest collection of the 11th century mosaics all over the world.

Welcome Party with Folk Show

Ukraine has always been famous for its national cuisine. Borshch, various farinaceous food (buns, pampushka, palyanitsa, dumplings, galushka, pancakes, etc.), meaty food (roast beef, sausage, pork, game, poultry, etc.), vegetable and milk products (fermented baked milk called ryazhenka, cheese cakes), fruits and honey drinks are well known all over the world.

 

 

Day 3 - Kiev

 

 Kiev-Pechersk cave monastery - Chernobyl Museum – Opera or Ballet Show

 

Kiev-Pechersk cave monastery including the caves

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastery complex included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. More than a million tourists and pilgrims from all over the world visit the Monastery every year. The above-ground part (There are monastery buildings such as the Assumption Cathedral, the Great Lavra Bell Tower, the Refectory Church and the Refectory, the Holy Trinity Gate Church, the All Saints Church, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, the Ann’s Church, the Exaltation of the Cross Church, the Resurrection Church, the Life-bearing Spring Church) and the underground part (the caves) are included in the monastery complex.
There are several interesting museums on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Cultural Preserve.

Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
There are masterpieces of jewelry made of platinum, gold, silver and decorated with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones in the museum. The gem of museum collection is Scythian gold especially the golden pectoral proclaimed the archeological discovery of the 20th century. There are Kievan Rus golden decorations, the masterpieces of Russian, Polish and German jewelers, precious church utensils and a nice set of Judaica.

Exhibition of Nikolay Syadristy’s microminiatures
Nikolay Syadristy has been creating his microminiatures  more than 40 years. Among his works There are such amazing things as a shod flea, the smallest electric engine in the world, a caravan of camels in the needle eye, portrait of Yuri Gagarin carved out of blackthorn stone; balalaika in a poppy-seed as well as the smallest book in the world. Therefore Syadristy’s masterpieces can be seen only with a microscope.

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Caves
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Caves is the ancient system of underground corridors. The Monastery Caves consist of Near-By Caves and Far-Off Caves. The caves were mentioned for the first time in old chronicles in 1051. The very first monks lived in caves. Later the caves were used as burial grounds. Local Christians are attracted there by the possibility of praying at the remains of Nestor the Chronicler, the author of "The Tale of Bygone Years", of Ilya of Murom, the epic hero, and at the imperishable Lavra saints’ bodies.

Chernobyl Museum 
It was the biggest man-made disaster in the history of mankind, which occurred April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. As a result of the accident fourth reactor was destroyed . About 8 tons of radioactive material were blown into the sky. The museum exposition consists of more than 7000 exhibits in 5 halls. There are declassified documents on the causes of the disaster, maps and photos. The visitors are told about the influence of radiation on animal and plant life. You will know about the heroic deeds of the liquidators to minimize the effects of the disaster. The exhibition is equipped with modern technical facilities. The events of 26 April 1986 are recreated in the diorama. You can also see a documentary film about the life in the exclusion zone. 

Kiev Opera House
It is the main ballet and opera stage in Kiev. More than 50 operas and ballets are included in the theater repertoire. Popular operas are performed on their original language. The team is excellent and the ticket price is reasonable.

 

 Day 4 - Kiev

 

 Pirogovo – World War II museum - Dnieper River Boat Trip

 

 Pirogovo Skansen
The State Museum of Folk Architecture and Folk Ways of Life is an architectural and landscape complex. All ethnographic regions of Ukraine are represented there. The museum was founded in the village of Pirogovo on the outskirts of Kiev in 1969. The museum area is 150 hectares big area. About three hundred original buildings are located there. The Museum was opened for wide public in 1976. The architecture of Ukrainian countryside, peasants’ mode of life and folk art of the Ukrainians are represented there. There are huts, barns, churches, a school, a road house and farm buildings in the museum. The six little villages represent all six ethnographic regions of Ukraine. They are Middle Pridneprovie region, Poltava and Slobozhanschina region, Polissya (Woodlands) region, Podillya (Lowlands) region, southern Ukraine region and Carpathian Mountains region. That is why Pirogovo museum is often called Ukraine in miniature. There are also some expositions such as a windmills hill, a trade fair field and a Soviet village. Summer and autumn festivals of folk crafts are held in the museum. Blacksmiths, potters, weavers and other craftsmen demonstrate their crafts. Works of folk art are created right in front of the public. On Sunday Ukrainian folk concerts are organized in the museum.
  

The National Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" Memorial Complex
The area of the Memorial Complex is over 10 hectares big area. The complex includes the following sites: Museum of World War II with the 102 meter high monument called the Soviet Motherland, the main square with hero-cities alley and two monuments - “Crossing of the Dnieper in 1943" "Heroes of the Front and Home Front" with bronze high relief compositions; “Flames of Glory " Bowl, the open air exhibition of military equipment and weapons, the permanent exhibitions - "The tragedy and valor in Afghanistan" and "Wars in strange lands”. Li-2 transport plane, Mi-24V helicopter and MiG-23 jet fighter can be viewed inside.
The exhibition halls of the Museum of World War II are arranged as a "road of war" thematically and chronologically. The exhibition is divided into thematic halls, including the defense of Sevastopol, the occupation regime and the concentration camps, the guerrilla movement in the area of Ukraine occupied by Nazi, the crossing of the Dnieper, the liberation of Europe. The culmination of the exhibition is a memory hall with 27-meter long table with embroidered towels and death certificates.
 


Boat Trip along the Dnieper River

The Dnieper river boats trip is one of the favorite types of entertainment of Kyiv residents and tourists visiting the capital of Ukraine. You will have your opportunity to enjoy again the stunning sights of Kiev such as Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Arch of Friendship, River Port Terminal, Magdeburg Rights Column, Podol (Lower Town), Mariinsky Park, Metro Bridge, Darnitskiy Bridge, Moscow Bridge, Trukhanov island and Hydropark. A cool breeze makes the trip especially pleasant on a hot summer day.

 

 

Day 5 - Kiev-Uman-Kiev

 

 Sofievka Park

 

Sofievka Landscape Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is well known far beyond Ukraine as one of the most outstanding masterpieces of world landscape and gardening art of the late 18th - early 19th centuries. Sofiyivka Park can be compared with such masterpieces of landscape art in Europe as Balbi Garden in Florence (Italy), Park Sanssouci in Potsdam (Germany) and a park at Versailles (France). Everything in the park reminds Greece – the native land of Sofia, Count Potocki’s sweet heart. There are statues of Greek gods, the Cretan labyrinth and an underground river "Styx" leading to gloomy Hades. There are 1,220 species of trees and bush species and 774 species of herbaceous plants in the park. The park visitors will be fascinated with very wonderful scenery, numerous fountains, artificial grottoes and exquisite sculptures of ancient gods and goddesses. There are many ways to enjoy your free time there. In the park you can use the ferry, gondola, catamarans. You can sail a boat on an underground river. You can ride a horse or a cart. You can be photographed in clothes that were fashionable in the 19th  century.

 

 

Day 6 - Kiev-Odessa

 

Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
Kiev-Odessa Flight
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Odessa City tour.
 

 

Odessa City tour: 
Arcadia, Great Fountain (Odessa Film Studio, various recreation centers and health resorts, botanical gardens, sparkling wine plant), Shevchenko’s Avenue, Pushkin’s Street, Customs Square, Cathrine’s Square and monument to Catherine the Great, Sea Port Terminal, Potemkin’s Stairs, Primorsky Boulevard, Monument to Duc de Richelieu, monument to Pushkin, Opera House, building of the Odessa National Philharmonic, the City Council, the Palace of Count M.S. Vorontsov, Theatrical Square and Cathedral Square, Transfiguration Cathedral, monument to Vorontsov, "Londonskaya" hotel, the House-Wall, Baron Mas’s palace, Tolstoy’s mansion, Falz-Fein’s mansion, Shah's palace, Naryshkin-Potocki’s mansion, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Bridge, City Garden, monument to Utyosov, monument to Sergei Utochkin, monument to the 12th  chair, Italian courtyard, Palais Royal, monument to De Ribas and the most Odessa Street - Deribasovskaya.

 

 

Day 7 - Odessa - Vilkovo - Odessa

 

 

 

Vilkovo is situated at the confluence of the Danube and the Black Sea. It is considered the Pearl of the Danube downstream. It is often called "Ukrainian Venice". Vilkovo is located right by the sea on the border with Romania. It is a very unusual town. The old part of town is situated on the water. There are channels instead of the streets there through which local people move mainly by original Ukrainian "pods" and motorboats. You will have your water excursion by a boat in the Danube Delta. You will visit the area of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, including the zero km (the point of confluence of the Danube and the Black Sea). You will have your lunch (fish soup cooked according to local style, tasting the local wine "Novak" and herbal tea) on the island in the delta. You will visit the city fish market. And you will learn about the mode of life of local residents in the Old Believers’ villages.

 

 

Day 8 - Odessa

 

Odessa catacombs - Boat trip - "French Boulevard" Winery - Farewell party

 

Odessa catacombs 
The only of its kind in Ukraine underground museum was opened in 1969. The museum is located on the site of Nerubayske catacombs. These are the oldest in the Odessa region catacombs. For several centuries shell rock was quarried there as the building material used for construction of Odessa. Therefore there are three levels of catacombs. The catacombs are 12-14 m deep catacombs. During the World War II one of the major partisan (guerrilla) groups in the region was located in the catacombs. Museum of Partisan Glory is a recreated underground guerrilla camp, where you can get acquainted with mode of life of partisans. The partisans’ base was equipped with a bath and a kitchen, a shooting gallery and a staff, male and female dormitories, a recreation room and a small arms store room. The archival documents and Odessa underground organization members’ photos are displayed in the museum building.

Boat trip along the coastline

Boat trip along the coastline of Odessa is one of the most popular among tourists visiting Odessa. You will enjoy  the beautiful panorama of Odessa, the view of the majestic Potemkin’s Staircase, the famous beaches of Langeron, Otrada and Arcadia. You will admire the snow-white yachts of Catherine's yacht club, as well as Odessa Lighthouse and, of course,  you will enjoy the sea breeze.

 
"French Boulevard" Winery

There is one the oldest in Ukraine sparkling wines winery located in French Boulevard. Odessa Sparkling Wines Winery was founded by South-Russian winemakers’ society in 1896. And in 1904 its products were rewarded with the main rewards at the World Exhibition in Paris. The world-famous brand "Odessa" stands all modern international standards requirements. Wines produced in the winery were given the highest award in Spain in 1994,  in Denmark in 1995, in Germany in 1997 and in  Switzerland in 2000. During the wine tasting you will taste 10 kinds of the best brands of Champagne style wines  and  just sparkling wines, including such famous brands as "Odessa", "French Boulevard", "Soviet", "Odessa Gold", etc.

 Farewell party
Odessa cuisine is accumulated from all corners of our planet. So the local cuisine is nourishing like Ukrainian one, it is abundant like Jewish one, it is spicy like Turkish one, it is refined and delicate like French one - gefilte fish, cabbage rolls stuffed with meat, squash and eggplant paste, all kinds of ragout.
  

 

 

Day 9 - Odessa

 

 Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

 

     

 Photo4.  Lanzheron street, Odessa

Photo5. Gogolevska steet, Odessa

Photo6. Ferry, Odessa

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