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The Best of Ukraine in a Week

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Odesa Opera House
Number of participants: 1 to 18
(small groups, individual travellers)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour type:Sightseeing Tour
Intercity transport:Train
Route:Kyiv - Lviv - Odesa
Languages:DE  EN  ES  FR  IT  PL  RU  UA  
Operation: Year round
Price from: USD 1436 per person
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To book this tour, please write to us a message at welcome@ukraine-tours.com or submit the form on our website.
 

The route and the highlights

On this tour you will visit:

Golden-domed Kyiv with cave monastery of Pecherska Lavra, gorgeous Cathedrals of St.Sophia and St.Volodymyr, legendary St.Andrew's Church, picturesque St.Sndrew's Slope, famous Kreshchatik, Golden Gates, Mariyinski Palace and numerous museums and churches.

Odesa, the pearl of the Ukrainian Black Sea coast, with shadowy Prymorsky Boulevard, famous Opera House, impressive Potemkinsky Stairs and the very heart of Odessa - cobble-stone, green with linden trees Deribasivska Street.

Monumental gem of the Western Ukraine - Lviv with well-known Cathedrals of St. George and St. Nicholas, Medieval Rynok Square, and the most interesting museums and historical places.

And much more!
 

The Tour Itinerary

Day 1 We will meet you upon arrival to Kyiv and transfer to the hotel. On this day you will have a chance to relax before starting exploring Ukraine. Overnight at the hotel in Kyiv.
Day 2 Today we will see many Kyiv highlights including a thousand-year-old St.Sophia Cathedral and ancient city Golden Gates, walk through famous Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and main Kyiv street Khreshchatyk, and finally enjoy the brisk Andryivsky Uzviz (St.Andrew's Slope) with its colourful artisan market to buy some souvenirs.
Free time in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel in Kyiv.
Day 3 On the third day we visit famous monastic complex Kyiv Pechersk Lavra - one of the most powerful monasteries of the Greek Orthodox Church. You will see old churches dating back to as early as 12th century, walk underground cave mazes with burials of saints. Plus, you will have two extra visits on-site: the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine and the Museum of Micro-miniatures, tiny exhibits of which are recorded to the Guinness Book.
Afternoon daytime express train to Lviv.
Overnight at the hotel in Lviv.
Day 4 Today we will explore medieval Lviv. It will be a walking tour. Thanks to high density of the sights, you will see a lot of Lviv and have no strenuous walk involved in it. We will stroll narrow cobble-stone paved streets to see the old Rynok Square, Armenian and Latin Cathedrals, Dominican Church, stop-by the Boim Chapel, Dormition Church and Opera House. Plus, we will visit the Pharmacy Museum.
Afternoon free.
Overnight at the hotel in Lviv.
Day 5 In the morning we visit Skansen, the open-air museum of rural life and architecture. We will see samples of traditional Ukrainian wooden architecture. The museum looks like an old Ukrainian village and displays original wooden houses from all around the Western Ukraine.
Afternoon free.
Evening departure to Odesa on the overnight train.
Overnight on the train.
Day 6 We arrive Odesa early in the morning. We will have an early hotel check-in with breakfast, and have some time to relax and have some rest after the railway trip.
At noon we will continue our journey, now on the Odesa walking city tour. We will hike through the beautiful Odessa down-town to see lined with linden trees Deribasovskaya street, gorgeous Opera House, Potemkinskaya Steps with many stairs and optical tricks and see the monument to Duke de Richelieu crowning the top of the stairs. We will walk down Primorsky Boulevard with the busy seaport beneath it, we'll see Vorontsov's Palace and Old Odesa Corner with crooked bridge and old well. We'll mark on the map the artisan market in the City Gardens to return there later for souvenirs and places to try authentic Odesa cuisine.
Evening free.
Overnight at the hotel in Odesa.
Day 7 Today, after breakfast we explore Odesa catacombs - a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Limestone used to be the main construction material in the area, and profound limestone excavation has resulted in appearance of catacombs under Odesa and surroundings. We will walk through the maze of underground paths, right in the middle of the city. We will see remnants of civil nuclear shelter of the Cold War times, visit expositions dedicated to hiding places of legendary Odesa criminals and smugglers, WWII installations, etc.
This is the last event of the tour. On completion, we will transfer you either to railway station, or airport, or other location of your choice to continue your journey.
 

The tour prices

Number of participants Price per person on twin basis
3477 
1832 
1690 
1544 
1453 
2069 
1922 
1809 
1753 
10  1696 
11  1640 
12  1583 
13  1572 
14  1538 
15  1515 
16  1481 
17  1459 
18  1436 
Single Supplement  905 
 

The price includes:

  • Accommodation at four-star centrally located hotels in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa
  • Breakfasts at the hotels, including Day 5
  • First-class tickets on the express Intercity train Kyiv - Lviv
  • First class tickets on the overnight sleeper train Lviv - Odesa (two-bedded cabins)
  • Car, minivan or bus transfers on the start and the end of the tour, as well as on arrival and departure in each city.
  • Private excursions with English-speaking guides as described in the program. Transportation included, with exception of walking tours.
  • Admissions to places of visit, as listed on the program.
  • Full-time English-speaking tourleader service for groups starting from 6 participants. If you send your own tourleader with the group the cost of service will be deducted from the tour price. Contact us for the quote.

Not included:

  • Extra meals (lunches, dinners etc.)
  • Tips
  • Tourleader service for groups from 1 to 5 participants.

* Price for one traveller includes accommodation in single rooms at the hotels and does not include single occupancy on the trains

** Prices for tours in languages other than English may be different from the published prices.

*** Please note, medical insurance is mandatory and can be booked with us or at any insurance company. The insurance has to have at least EUR 30 000 coverage and should be valid for Ukraine.
 
 
 
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