Saturday 11 July
Six night escorted tour for two in Ukraine
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Exclusively with Rewarding Times, explore the history and culture of the beautiful country of Ukraine on this 6 night escorted tour visiting the capital Kiev and Lviv. 

July 1st 2020, six nights

 

€2958 for two people (normally €3358) SAVE €400

 

Package includes:

 

  • Flight from Dublin to Kiev (indirect) / Return Lviv to Dublin (indirect)
  • All Transfers
  • Six overnights at centrally located four-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Tickets for cable car ride in Kiev, entry to Boim Chapel and Medieval Pharmacy-Museum in Lviv and tours as outlined
  • English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Hyundai high-speed train Kiev-Lviv one way (second class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations
  • One check in bag per person

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Day one

 

Kiev, Ukraine

 

Arrival in Kiev, transfer to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

 

Day two

 

Kiev, Ukraine

 

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House, and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world-famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas.

 

Day three

 

Kiev, Ukraine

 

The morning offers an optional excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon we have a visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral – built in 11th century – is a UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Reflectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine.

 

Day four

 

Kiev, Ukraine

 

Lviv, Ukraine

 

The early morning is a tour of the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to Hotel Dnister**** or similar, check in.

 

Day five

 

Lviv, Ukraine

 

Lviv is known as the center of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part of the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town – a complex of stone buildings from the 14th-16th century – and includes the Market Square with City House, Black Stone Building, Opera Square, Kornyakt Palace, Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, Armenian Cathedral, Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon is offered an optional Lviv Beer Tour. We will have an opportunity to learn how craft beer is brewed and to taste it and during the tour, we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery.

 

Day six

 

Lviv, Ukraine

 

The full-day tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to the 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace – the jewel of defensive architecture, built in the 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard, we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread, and Wine with its highlight dish, Carpathian trout.

 

Day seven

 

Lviv, Ukraine

 

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

 

 

 

Optional Tours

 

Three-hour visit to the Cave Monastery: EUR 40.00 pp

 

Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas: EUR 40.00 pp

Four-hour excursion to the Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum: EUR 35.00 pp

Two-hour Lviv Beer Tour: EUR 35.00 pp

Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread, and Wine: EUR 35.00 pp 

TERMS of OFFER

Terms and conditions 

  • Includes flights, 4* hotels on a B&B basis and tours as listed in the itinerary. Optional tours also offered
  • Once you receive your voucher please contact Cruisescapes on 01 2941000 with your names by 17th January 2020.
  • 5 rooms available for this offer.

LOCATION

COMPANY INFO

Travel Escapes / Cruisescapes
Suite 30, The Hyde Building, The Park
Carrickmines D18 EY94,
Dublin,
Ireland

T: +35312941000

E: book@travelescapes.ie
W: https://travelescapes.ie/

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