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Grand tour to Ukraine and Georgia

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Region:  Ukraine Georgia

Dates:  11-22.10, 18-29.10, 25.10-05.11

Number of days: 12

Cost: 22970  UAH

Route:   Ukraine and Georgia
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Have you been to Ukraine yet? And in Georgia?

A European - Asian mix awaits you on our tour.

In our short, but full of impressions journey, you will bathe in the goodwill of these countries, wander around the old - new streets of Kyiv and Tbilisi, taste real Ukrainian borsch and Georgian khachapuri, enjoy Kindzmarauli and uzvar, learn some Georgian toasts and Ukrainian songs, feel Ukraine and Georgia and keep them in your heart for a long time!

 

Day 1. ARRIVAL IN LVIV & ACCOMMODATING AT THE HOTEL

Arrival to Lviv, meeting at the airport.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Free time.

Day 2. LVIV CITY GALA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Breakfast in hotel.

Sightseeing tour by bus around Lviv, the cultural center of Western Ukraine and the modern-day capital of Halychyna. Sometimes called “Little Paris,” Lviv welcomes guests with its Medieval beauty, preserved in buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries, Gothic churches and narrow cobbled streets. Among the sites it is worth to visit the Church of Sviatoho Yura or St. George’s Church, the Lviv Polytechnical Institute, the Organ Hall, and the buildings of the one-time Halych Sejm or legislature, prospect Svobody (Liberty Ave) and Adam Mickiewycz Square.

Time for lunch.

Lviv City center walking tour where you will get to know the spirit of Lviv and of it's large number of wonderful buildings and monuments, the real pearl of this hospitable legendary town.

Day 3. LVIV'S CASTLES TOUR

Breakfast in hotel.

Lviv's castles tour.

Zolochiv is a proper 16-17th cc. fortress, complete with a bastion,  towers and earthen ramparts, as well as Grand and Chinese Palace.

Olesko is the birthplace of Polish kings and the first castle museum  housing a collection of sculptures, furniture, carpets and paintings.

Time for lunch in “Grydnytsya”. It is a real Middle Ages Restaurant situated inside the castle that was used for king’s army resting in ancient times.

Pidhirtsi is a vast 17th century palace of remarkable beauty, which  played the part of the Louvre in the film The Three Musketeers (by Victor Gugo).

Return to Lviv.

Free time.

Day 4. ARRIVAL IN KYIV

Brekfast in hotel. Check-out.

Transfer to railway station. Depart to Kyiv.

Arrival to Kyiv, meeting at the railway station.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Free time.

Day 5. KYIV CITY GALA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Breakfast in hotel.

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.There’s nothing like Kyiv’s panorama, with its golden-domed churches. Next, we descend to Khreshchatyk with its chestnuts and fountains, the heart of Kyiv and probably of all of Ukraine.

Time for lunch.

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!

Free time.

Day 6. PYROHIV ETHNO VILLAGE & ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

Breakfast in hotel.

Visit to museum of national culture and lifestyle Pyrohiv. It is a great opportunity to go through the most interesting corners of Ukraine in just couple of hours, to see the life of Ukrainians from 17-20 century, to experience typical Ukrainian household. This open-air museum represents various ethnographic regions and is very attractive for all tourists from everywhere.

Time for lunch.

St. Sophia Cathedral - the world famous monument of architecture and monumental painting of the eleventh century. The base of the cathedral remembered in the annals as a 1017 and under 1037 r.Budivnichim Cv. Sofia chroniclers called the Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev. Sources indicate that in this case, Jaroslav completed undertaking of his father, Vladimir - Baptist of Russia. Dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the cathedral, on a plan of founders, was to argue for Christianity in Rus.

Free time.

Day 7. DEPARTURE TO GEORGIA

Breakfast in hotel.

Transfer to airport. Departure to Tbilisi, Georgia.

Flight to Tbilisi. Check in Hotels

Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport

Meeting at the airport, transfer and accommodation at the hotel

Free time

Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 8.TBILISI TOUR

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast we will have an excursion around Tbilisi.

During the tour we will visit the old part of the city – Narikala (the fortress complex in Old Tbilisi, with a bastion of which opens a panorama of the city of Tbilisi).

We will visit the Sameba Cathedral - built in our time and being the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Also, we will visit Metekhi (XIII century), Anchiskhati (VI century), Sioni (XII century).

We will visit the famous sulfur baths in Abanotubani.

We will walk along the streets of Chardin and Leselidze with numerous restaurants, cafes, boutiques and salons.

You will have the opportunity to try to stop the moment and spend time with a cup of coffee or tea in the company with Georgian sweets.

In the evening, you will have dinner at the Georgian National Restaurant.

After dinner, transfer to the hotel.

Day 9. MTSKHETA TOUR

Breakfastin hotel.

Excursion of Mtskheta

We will visit monasteries and cathedrals, which are significant monuments of Christian architecture in Georgia. They determined the architectural style of the construction of the monasteries of the Mountainous Caucasus, in particular Georgia.

Svetitskhoveli is the cathedral patriarchal temple of the Georgian Orthodox Church, which for millennia was the main cathedral of all Georgia. It is included in the list of World Heritage sites. At present it is considered to be the one of the spiritual symbols of modern Georgia.

Monastery Samtavro - built in the IV century by King Mirian.

Jvari - on the perfection of architectural forms is one of the masterpiecesof architecture and the first in Georgia monument of World Heritage. This is the place where two rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari connect.

Here in Mtskheta, we will visit the Georgian peasant family. You will learn what real Georgian hospitality is. Here we will conduct a tasting of Georgian wines and chacha, learn the history of grape culture and winemaking from the first mouth.

Also here you will find master classes of Georgian cuisine (fragrant bread in “tone” and "Georgian snickers" - churchkhela) and an incredibly tasty Georgian dinner. Its your first acquaintance with the National Gastronomic Cuisine of Georgia. It will not leave you indifferent.

Day 10. EXCURSION TO THE “HOMELAND OF WINE. KAKHETI

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, a trip to Sighnaghi is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Kakheti. A trip to Bodbe and a visit to the ancient monastery of St. Nino (IX-XVIII centuries). Further trip in Gurjaani, Visit an ancient local wine cellar of the 17th and 18th century, where you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient traditions of winemaking, participate in the process and taste the home-made wine.

You will also take part in doing "churchkhela", a traditional delicacy made from nuts, almonds or raisins, stringed on a string, and then dipped in thickened grape juice and dried. During lunch, you can taste unique local cuisine. After lunch, visit the castle of the famous Georgian poet of the XIX century, Prince Alexander Chavchavadze in Tsinandali, where you can take a walk in the beautiful garden, visit the winery and taste the local wine. Return to Tbilisi.

Day 11. TBILISI + KAZBEGI

Breakfast in hotel.

After breakfast drive to Kazbegi and on the way we will visit the ancient castle complex Ananuri (XVII century) and Gudauri - one of the most famous ski resorts in Georgia, located at an altitude of 2195 m. Arrival in Kazbegi.  Further we will visit the Temple of the Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) - cross-domed temple, built in the XIV century. It is located high on the mountain, at an altitude of 2,170 m at the foot of Mkinvartsveri Mountain (Kazbek) (5,047 m), along the Georgian Military Road over the village of Gergeti. From the top of the mountain, where the Church of the Holy Trinity is located (we must rent local jeeps in addition - $ 8 per person).

For lunch, we invite you to a Georgian hospitable family, where you will have the opportunity to take part in the preparation of the branded Georgian Khinkali, according to the Georgian recipe, which is passed on to the family from generation to generation.

Return to Tbilisi.

Night at the hotel.

Day 12. TIME TO SAY "GOOD BYE"

Free day. Transfer to Tbilisi airport.

Departure.

INCLUSIONS: 

 

  • hotel 3* accomodation (rooms for two persons) with breakfasts;
  • airport transfers;
  • all mentioned excursions (english guideservice);
  • vehicle with driver during sightseeing programme;
  • lunch in Mtskheta + wine and Chacha tasting + Georgian cooking lessons (master class);
  • lunch in Kakheti + wine and Chacha wine tasting + lessons of Georgian cuisine (master class);
  • lunch in Kazbegi + lessons of Georgian cuisine (master class);
  • wine Tasting in Tbilisi (4 kinds of wine);
  • 1 dinner in restaurant in Tbilisi;
  • visa support.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • visa fee;
  • air tickets;
  • other lunches & dinners;
  • insurance;
  • entry tickets. 

TOUR PRICE:

from 846 EUR/ dbl rooms 

Type:  Discovering Ukraine   Georgia  

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