Best of Ukraine Tour

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, N = None

Day 1

(D)

Arrival to Kyiv; Transfer to the hotel; panoramic city tour by bus including, Maydan Nezalezhnosti, Mikhailivski Cathedral & Golden Gate and more;

Day 2

(B L)

An eye opening experience sightseeing tour of Chernobyl and the surrounding town, Wormwood Star memorial, St. Ilya Church, Memorial “To Those who Saved the World”, photo stop at the place where robots and vehicles were used to clean the radioactive fallout. We continue to the 10 km Zone by going through the Leliv checkpoint, stop at almost fully buried Kopachi village and check the kindergarten which we can still enter and stop at infamous Power Plant.

Day 3

(B)

After breakfast we begin the “Best of Kyiv” 3 hours sightseeing tour including, St.Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Cave Monastery, Scithian Treasures Museum. We continue to the flamboyant art district of Andriyivskyi Uzviz (Crescent), where you can enjoy outdoor art exhibitions and purchase fancied souvenirs and artworks. Evening transfer to Kyiv Boryspol Airport for departure to Simferopol. On arrival to Simferopol, meet and greet your guide and transfer to your hotel accommodation in Sevastopol.

Day 4

(B)

After breakfast, a sightseeing day trip around Crimean War sights, including Inkerman cave monastery; Balaklava (Submarine base); akhchisaray (Khan's Palace); Sevastopol (Panorama museum).

Day 5

(B L)

After breakfast, Transfer to Yalta to begin sightseeing day trip of in and around Yalta, Massandra Palace; Livadia Palace; Alupka Palace; Swallow's Nest Castle; Church in Oreanda; Chekov house, Transfer to “Bristol” Hotel

Day 6

(N)

Transfer to the railway station and overnight train to Simferopol and overnight train to Lviv.

Day 7

(B)

On arrival in Lviv, meet and greet your tour guide and transfer to “Reikartz Medievale” Hotel. Evening walking tour of the Old city. Visit the Market Square, view 45 unique Gothic and Renaissance style buildings, Town Clock, Italian quarters, Opera Theatre, High Castle observation point and more. Dine in the recommended local restaurants. Lviv is famous by its Vienna style coffee and cake shops and has a good choice of restaurants and cafes serving dishes made from the locally sourced produce.

Day 8

(B)

Meet your tour guide to start the day trip to local villages Pidhirtsi and Olesky, stopoing for lunch in the traditional Ukrainian restaurant and savor local regional cuisine. Visit “Golden Horse Shoe“ historical area. Including a visit to the summer residences of the Royal Polish family: Olesky castle and Pidhirtsy fortification buildings and castle. Evening transfer to Lviv train station with an overnight train to Odesa.

Day 9

(B)

On Arrival to Odesa, meet and transfer to “Ayvazovski Hotel”. In the Morning, meet and greet your tour guide to begin a guided city tour on foot. Odessa is a city of immense charm, beautiful architecture, intense history and multinational legacy. On this sightseeing tour you will see some Odessa highlights, get oriented in many interesting places the city has to offer. You will step on the famous Potemkin Stairs, look at, monument to Duke De Richelieu, stop by the beautiful Opera and Ballet House, adore exquisite architecture of the Philharmonic Hall, enjoy observing the Vorontsov Palace, mark the Deribasovskaya Street on your map for future visits and buy some souvenirs at the Artisan Market on the Cathedral Square.

Day 10

(B)

We begin with a day trip to Belhorod-Dnistrovski Greek Fortress, view impressive fortification structures and underground tunnels and feel worriers spirit defending land from Turks invasions. Belgorod Dnestrovskiy is one of the most ancient towns in the Ukraine. In the 5th century a Greek settlement Tiras was founded there and since then first Romans, then Slavic people, and Turkish were governing the town. The town is located in the mouth of Dniester River which flows into the Black Sea and creates a large estuary. On the way back, stop at the local winery for wine testing produced from the local varieties of grape.

Day 11

(B)

After Breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Ukraine. Transfer to Airport depart to Kyiv for international departure.