DAY 1 KYIV
10:00 – 18:00 Full day city tour. You will have a tour to St.Sophia Cathedral and Monastery Complex, a real pearl of the world architecture. Inside, you will view the largest frescoes and mosaics collection in the world. Further on you will move to St. Andrew’s Church, the Ukrainian Baroque church designed in 1754 by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. You will also see The Golden Gates of Kiev that is a major landmark of the Ancient Kiev and historic gateway in the ancient city fortress, located in the capital of Ukraine and currently serves as a museum.
Afternoon tour around Podil district, the oldest district of Kyiv. The monuments of the XVII-XIX centuries have been saved and restored in Podil: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the fountain "Samson", Guest's yard, Petro's house. There are also variety of temples: the church of The Virgin Pyrogoscha, Florovskyi convent, Ylynskaya church
DAY 2 KYIV
10:00 Tour to the golden-domed Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, the most famous sight-seeing object in Kiev, which has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Register. This twenty-eight hector functioning monastery contains caves, numerous churches, towers, a printing works, miles of maze like underground tunnels containing numerous churches and some of Kiev's riches museums.
From the walking distance from Lavra you can see famous Museum of the Great Patriotic War that is a memorial complex commemorating the German-Soviet War. After lunch you will visit the Ukrainian Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Pirogovo. Spread out over scenic rolling hills dotted with groves of trees are a large number of quitnt 17th to 20th century wooden cottages, churches, farmsteads and windmills, many of them with manufactured flower and vegetable gardens and interiors furnished with fascinated old textiles, traditional furniture and tools. The museum is divided into seven small villages representing the regional areas of Podolia, Carpathia, Polesia, Poltava, Southern Ukraine, Sloboda Ukraine and the Central Dnipro River Valley.
DAY 3 KYIV
DAY 4 LVIV
Full day Lviv city tour 10:00 – 14:00 Lviv city tour. During the tour you will explore the historic center of fantastically eclectic city, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will stroll down Lviv’s main avenues, squares, narrow cobbled streets. The city tour starts at the Opera House, then you will walk downSvoboda Avenue, which is laid out above the enclosed underground Poltva River.
On your way You will have a look at historic building housing The Maria Zankovetska Drama Theatre that was once the biggest in Europe and is the oldest in Ukraine. You will see the oldest and most gorgeous churches and cathedrals in the Old Town including Baroque style Jesuit Cahedral, the Virgin Mary’s Assumption church,the Armenian Cathedral with 16 - 17th century tombstones, Church of the Blessed Eucharist (former Dominican Church), the Latin Cathedral and the Transfiguration Church.
Afternoon visit to Lychakivsky Cemetery & Museum. With the same sort of overgrown grounds and Gothic aura as the famous Parisian necropolis, Pere Lachaise, is the the final resting place for more than 400,000 people. A trip to Lviv wouldn’t be complete without a wander here. Initially opened in 1787 in compliance with an Austrian law to move burials from the centre of town, the cemetery soon became one of Europe’s finest. Generations of Lvovians were laid to rest here: intelligentsia, bourgeoisie and nobility.
DAY 5 ODESSA
Today you will be introduced to the largest seaport on the Black Sea and the third largest city in Ukraine. Your morning tour will include the Prymorski Boulevard and legendary Potemkin Staircase leading to the sea, the famous Opera and Ballet Theater, Troyitska and St. Paul Churches and the Art Museum.