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This is Dormition Cathedral at Kiev Pechersk Lavra in Kiev.

Beautiful lands, charming old towns, impressive mountains and a history up there to rival the best: Ukraine is often underrated. Our new tour showcases two of the best known cities, Kyiv and Lviv, whilst exploring the dramatic Carpathians and the traditional Hutsuls in between.

Kiev. Ukraine. Kiev Pechersk Lavra or the Kiev Monastery of the Caves.

Why go?

  • New kid on the block as a tourism destination
  • Rich culture, fascinating history and colourful traditions
  • Warm and friendly people
  • Delicious food and still relatively cheap
  • Wondrous architecture
  • Buy original Vodka!
  • Visit the traditional Hutsuls
  • See the Soviet legacy without the need for a visa!

Itinerary

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Following our arrival, we transfer to the hotel before our welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight Kyiv

  • Accommodation 3 * Premier Rus Hotel Olid
  • MEALS Dinner included

Our full day explores Kyiv city on a guided walking tour. See the Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral and discover the secrets of St. Andrew’s church. After lunch, which will include a taster of Ukrainian dishes, we continue with a walk along Khreshchatyk street - the shortest, yet widest main street in the world, as well as Maidan- the square where all of the Ukrainian revolutions started! Overnight Kyiv

  • Accommodation 3 * Premier Rus Hotel Olid
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Visit Kyevo Pecherska Lavra with its caves; the most ancient monastery and UNESCO Heritage site before taking in the Motherland Statue complex and WWII museum. During the tour you will also see impressive administrative buildings, the House of a crying widow, Chocolate House and Red Castle. Perhaps take a tour to the Mezhyhirya Residence – home of the former Ukrainian president. Overnight Kyiv

  • Accommodation 3 * Premier Rus Hotel Olid
  • MEALS Breakfast included

This morning we head to Kamianets-Podilskyi and get acquainted with this ancient city. Discover the cultural and historical importance and visit the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress. Overnight Kamianets-Podilskyi

  • Accommodation 4 * Reikartz Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Our tour continues into the Carpathian Mountains today with stops at the Khotyn fortress which was founded in the 13th century, and Chernivtsi – a cozy European city, situated where the roads from Europe and Asia cross. After lunch in a typical Bukovinian restaurant, we visit one of the highlight of the city – the National University. Overnight Bukovel

  • Accommodation 3 * Karpatsky Zori Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – the Нutsuls. See traditional mountain villages and find out about people who live there, the Ukrainian ethnic group – Hutsuls. Visit the Hutsul Everyday Life and see the musical instruments museum and hear tales about Ukrainian embroidery with its different meanings. A home-made lunch will be served in a private house of one of the museum's owners so you can get a feel of local life. Overnight Bukovel

  • Accommodation 3 * Karpatsky Zori Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

During our walking tour we will see the architecture of Rynok Square, typical Austrian streets, as well as faceless Soviet-era buildings and modern dwellings. Together they narrate Lviv's glorious history. Highlights include visits of the Opera House as well as the medieval area, the Market Square and the old quarters. Overnight Lyiv

  • Accommodation 3 * Reikartz Medieval Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we visit High Castle Hill, where a castle once stood and offers the best views of the city. Discover the former Austrian casino, presently called "The House of Scientists" and St. George's Cathedral, which serves as a great example of rococo architecture and was built between 1744-1760. Overnight Lyiv

  • Accommodation 3 * Reikartz Medieval Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Early morning check-out before our transfer to the railway station for the express train back to Kyiv and our flight home.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included
APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum: 

Kiev Nov 3°C, Dec -4°C

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Kyiv with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Walking tour of Kyiv including Khreshchatyk Street and Maidan
  • Visit of Kyevo Pecherska Lavra Monaster, Motherland Statue and WWII Museum
  • Tour of Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Stops at Khotyn fortress, Chernivtsi and the National University
  • Day visiting the Hutsul people
  • Walking tour of Lviv
  • Visit of High Castle Hill and St Georges Cathedral
  • Express train from Lviv to Kyiv
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches & 2 dinners 2 tastings

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Mezhyhirya Residence tour
  • Soviet military jeep tour in the Carpathian Mountains

    *subject to availability

Please note:

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/ travelling, sometimes with early starts. We would not recommend this holiday for those with walking difficulties.

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer from Borispol Kyiv Airport to the hotel is approximately 35 minutes depending on traffic and local conditions.

Included Programme
Listed below are the inclusions in your programme:

  • Walking tour of Kyiv including Khreshchatyk Street and Maidan
  • Visit of Kyevo Pecherska Lavra Monaster, Motherland Statue and WWII Museum
  • Tour of Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Stops at Khotyn fortress, Chernivtsi and the National University
  • Day visiting the Hutsul people
  • Walking tour of Lviv
  • Visit of High Castle Hill and St Georges Cathedral

There will be several optional activities available to you during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at the Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Your Tour Leader will arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Optional Excursions*
*subject to availability

  • Mezhyhirya tour: Have you ever wondered how corrupted presidents live? Here is an example and an opportunity to visit the residence where former Ukrainian president Yanukovich lived. This place is now called the museum of corruption, which is stunning by its impressive luxury life, incredibly vast territory and nonsense of human greediness.
  • Jeep tour: This tour is for those who wish to enjoy the adventure and a bit of adrenaline! We will be riding soviet military jeeps off the beaten path, off the road, which will take you on top of the mountains. There you will enjoy the breathtaking panorama views of peaks, ridges and plains of the Carpathian Mountains. The tour includes bumpy roads, sometimes a bit/a lot of mud.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €25.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling. There is a significant amount of walking on this holiday particularly due to the layout of many towns and local transport regulations with some steps and uneven pathways.

Dress Code
Casual daytime medium-weight “layers” are recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart, casual wear for the evenings would be acceptable.

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Kyiv with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Walking tour of Kyiv including Khreshchatyk Street and Maidan
  • Visit of Kyevo Pecherska Lavra Monaster, Motherland Statue and WWII Museum
  • Tour of Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Stops at Khotyn fortress, Chernivtsi and the National University
  • Day visiting the Hutsul people
  • Walking tour of Lviv
  • Visit of High Castle Hill and St Georges Cathedral
  • Express train from Lviv to Kyiv
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches & 2 dinners 2 tastings

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Mezhyhirya Residence tour
  • Soviet military jeep tour in the Carpathian Mountains

    *subject to availability

Please note:

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/ travelling, sometimes with early starts. We would not recommend this holiday for those with walking difficulties.

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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