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Welcome to colorful Ukrainian winter, with white crispy snow and crackling frost, big and light Christmas tree, with unbelievable atmosphere of holidays, carols and shchedrivkas, old and kind Father Frost and other cozy traditional activities. During this trip you will meet catholic Christmas in the capital of the country - Kiev and New Year 2019 in the "south capital" - Odessa. Interesting and varied excursions, mixed culture of central and southern Ukraine, New Year dinner in delicious restaurant - all these will make your holiday in Ukraine bright and unforgettable.
Day 1. ARRIVAL IN KYIV& ACCOMMODATING AT THE HOTEL
Arrival to Kyiv, meeting at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Day 2. KYIV CITY GALA SIGHTSEEING TOUR & NEW YEAR NIGHT
08.00-09.00 – Breakfast at hotel
10.00 - Bus sightseeing tour “Kyiv, the City of Legends” sightseeing tour. See this powerful and glorious city in all its beauty: Podil, Pechersk, Lypky, the picturesque banks of the Dnipro River, and the Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
13.00 – Time for lunch
14.30 – Walking tour to the Kyiv’s city center “Kyiv through the Ages”. As you explore Kyiv through the ages, you will see some of the most wonderful monuments and sites in the capital of Ukraine. Here is Kyiv close-up: The Zoloti Vorota or Golden Gates, St. Sofia Cathedral, the old citadel “whence the land of Rus began”, Andriyivskiy Uzviz with its beautiful Andriyivska Church. You will see for yourself why Kyiv is called both ancient and eternally young!
16.00 – Free time
Day 3. KYIV – PECHERSK LAVRA + MUSEUMS & MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF UKRAINE IN WORLD WAR II
08.00-09.00 – Breakfast at hotel
10.00 - Tour to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra - the UNESCO memorial and one of the top must-see places in Kyiv.
This monastery has been the center of spirituality for orthodox Christians through the centuries, the repository of wisdom and the chronicles, the holy site where pilgrims came in order to touch the holiest of objects. Founded in 1051, the monastery is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.
The Lavra also boasts a Museum of Historic Treasures of Ukraine, where the works of artists embody the country’s history from ancient Scythian and Sarmatian tribes to modern times.
The Microminiatures Museum of master Mykola Syadristy is a place where you can see a shod flea, a world's smallest electromotor and world’s smallest book, a chic 0.05 millimetres rose, placed in the human hair polished inside and outside, the caravan of camels in the needle's eye and other miracles.
13.30 – Time for lunch
14.30 - Visit World War II Museum located under that titanic Mother of the Homeland, this museum is located next to an exhibition of soviet military equipment and elevation to Mother of the Homeland (36,6 m).
The observation deck is located in the circle of the foot of the sculpture. From the eastern and western sides there are military binoculars with 30x optical zoom, which give an opportunity to admire the views of Kiev.Works on good weather (no precipitation)
16.00 – Free time
Day 4. MEZHYHIRYA RESIDENCE
09.00 – 10.00 - Breakfast at hotel.
11.00 - Tour to “Mezhyhirya” – the residence of former president Yanukovych and a great place for excursions since recently.
"Mezhyhirya" residence is located on the high right bank of the Dnieper river. The main "club house" neighbors with artificial ancient ruins. Along the Dnieper there is an embankment with the grand ship-restaurant. There are also several lakes with swans, a ditch farm, pheasant, horse farm, a zoo, a shooting gallery, tennis courts. All the residence is surrounded by vast hunting grounds, some of which are more likely a fairy-tale forest created by the genius of landscape design.
Time to rest on the territory.
15.00 – Return to Kyiv. free time.
You can visit many colorful Ukrainian fairs and exhibitions, take part in traditional folk festivities in the city center and Sofievska Square, enjoy national dishes and drinks, or spend a day in the warm atmosphere of the capital's restaurants and cafes.
Transfer to railway station. Night train to Odesa.
Day 5. WELCOME TO THE SOUTH PEARL
Day 8. TIME TO SAY “GOOD BYE”
Arrival to railway station.
Transfer to city center. Free time.
Transfer to the airport and leave the city.
Special prices for group 6 pax and more!!!
5 nights accomodation in hotel 4* (rooms for two persons) and breakfasts;
all airport and railways transfers;
all mentioned excursions (english guideservice);
vehicle with driver during sightseeing programme;
night train tickets (coupe class);
museum entry tickets and attraction fee;
New Year dinner in delicious restaurant;
insurance (medical expenses, accident).
lunches & dinners.
24-25.08 Rafting on Myhiy rapids
25.08 Painting lessons
07.09 AT THE BRYNDZA TO RAKHIV
13-19.09 Best of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa
13-15.09 Legendary Odesa
13-22.09 HIGHLIGHTS OF UKRAINE & MOLDOVA
13-15.09 Weekend in Kyiv
14-15.09 Ascania-Nova ecotour
20-29.09 HIGHLIGHTS OF UKRAINE & MOLDOVA