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Kiev City Break (CB-34)

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Kiev City Break (CB-34)

The Ukrainian capital is one of Eastern Europe’s most underrated city break destinations. This 8 day tour allows plenty of time to visit Kiev’s major sights, such as the Golden Gates and the magnificent St Sophia Cathedral, but also to get to know the city’s lesser visited gems including some of its most interesting museums. Travellers will also have the opportunity to schedule an optional visit to Chernobyl to see the nuclear power plant and nearby settlement of Pripyat abandoned following the 1986 disaster.

Day 1
Kiev
Arrival in Kiev. Transfer to the Hotel
You’ll be met at Kiev’s international airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure.
Day 2
Kiev
Kiev City Tour
This morning get to know the Ukrainian capital with this comprehensive city tour. The city straddles the River Dnepr, its rich cultural and architectural heritage conveniently located in a compact central district. The tour takes us to many of the city’s breathtaking churches, including St Archangel Michael’s Golden Domes Monastery, which dates from the 12th century, the 19th century Vladimir Cathedral known for its colourful murals and the iconic, thirteen-domed St Sophia Cathedral. The latter is UNESCO-listed, with some original frescoes and mosaics. The tour will also take you to the Golden Gate; an arch was built on the site in 1037 but the present day structure dates from 1982. Round off the day with a stroll along Kreshatik Street, Kiev’s main thoroughfare.
Day 3
Kiev
Kievo-Pecherska Lavra. Visit to Andriyivsky Uzviz
Today, our first stop is Pechersk Lavra or the Monastery of the Caves. Right in the city, this is an Orthodox Christian monastery that was founded in 1051 and together with St Sophia which we visited yesterday, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. It’s still active today with an estimated hundred or so monks in residence. One of the strangest sights at the complex is that of the glass-topped coffins containing the mummified remains of former monks. Returning to the centre of the city, we’ll take a walk along Andriyivsky Uzviz, a charming street famed for its cafés, art galleries and souvenir stalls. Steep and cobbled, it’s worth making it all the way to the top to visit the gold and blue St Andrew’s Church. 
Day 4
Kiev
Pirogovo Museum of Folk Architecture
A short distance from Kiev, the Museum of Folk Architecture is a fascinating open air museum with a carefully curated collection of wooden structures and other examples of folk architecture brought here from all over the country. There are churches, windmills and even a vintage beehive as well as all manner of household items to admire. Staff members dressed in national costumes add to the atmosphere, demonstrating how these were used. Blacksmiths, potters, weavers and other artisans show off their traditional craftsmanship.
Day 5
Kiev
Museum of the WWII
Previously known as the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the grandly titled National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War is a must for any history buff. Located overlooking the Dnepr River, the memorial complex contains a 62 metre tall Motherland statue and also The Flame of Glory, many examples of military equipment and the Alley of the Hero Cities. It provides a sobering glimpse into the struggle and suffering endured at the hands of occupying forces.
Day 6
Kiev
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
When Victor Yanukovych was Prime Minister and later President of Ukraine, he lived an extravagant lifestyle. For a time, his home was the opulent Mezhyhirya Residence, an estate which sprawls over a 350 acre site with space for a helipad, yacht pier, shooting range, equestrian club, golf course and even an ostrich farm alongside the house itself. To achieve such a lavish lifestyle on his modest salary would have been impossible, raising many questions about where the money came from. When he fled the country to Russia, the residence of the exiled leader transferred back into state ownership and is now a museum guaranteed to make your jaw drop.
Day 7
Kiev
Free time
Today is free for guests to do as they please but one tour we recommend is our optional excursion to Chernobyl. The accident which occurred at this power plant in 1986 is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history. Today, the reactor is encased in a concrete sarcophagus and radiation levels have fallen to a relatively safe level so long as the necessary precautions are taken. Tours access the town of Pripyat, where the school, hospital and abandoned amusement park reflect the suddenness of the evacuation and bring home in no uncertain terms what had to be left behind.
Day 8
Kiev
Departure
The tour ends today and you’ll be taken to the airport in good time for your flight home.

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All our hotels have been carefully selected and personally tested by Go Russia product development team. They have been chosen for their central location, available facilities, tastefully designed interiors, and friendly service and customers’ feedbacks. Please note all our hotels are recommended on Tripadvisor and have above average ratings. On all our city-break tours we also offer evening meals and early-check / late check-out option in hotels as well as extra nights.
Hotel Khreschatyk Kiev 4*
Located directly on Khreshchatyk Street, Kiev’s bustling and most important thoroughfare, the rooms in the 4 star Khreschatyk Hotel afford splendid views over the city center. Each is equipped with satellite television and free WiFi which will ensure you remain connected as you require. The hotel has an on-site gym and spa which features a sauna and a luxuriously decorated indoor pool. Each of the hotel’s 130 rooms has air conditioning, a minibar, telephone and easily controlled sound and lighting systems. Rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished ensuring your stay is a relaxing one.
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Hotel Premier Rus Kiev 3*
Located at the heart of Kiev’s bustling city center, the 3 star Hotel Rus offers comfortable and affordable accommodation without sacrificing convenience. Just a five minute walk takes you to the Olympic Stadium, Khreshchatyk Street where Kiev’s main concentration of shops and restaurants are located and the metro for onward connections throughout the metropolitan area. Air conditioning and free WiFi are offered as standard in the hotel’s spacious and contemporarily furnished rooms. They also feature in-room fridges and en-suite bathrooms, plus little touches such as complimentary slippers.
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Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US Dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the right-hand side column, section “Included”.
  2. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote an airfare for you. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  4. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
  5. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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It was a fantastic trip. Just Go Russia representatives were helpful knowledge and very nice from start to finish.
Abigail Pratt
Tour guides in Kiev (Tanya) and St Petersburg (Tasha and Kate) were excellent. Also, Paul (the driver in Kiev) was excellent. He went out of his way to ensure we were on the correct train. Overall very happy with GO Russia's Organisation and Visa Application Process and I have already recommend to others wishing to travel to Russia.
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Especially good and important was being met by Go Russia representatives during travelling. Guides in St Petersburg and Kiev were excellent and very knowledgeable.
Lucy Clarke
I would like to email you personally to say how wonderful the whole tour and experience was from booking to returning home. All the transfers and pick-ups were completely accurate and on time and the accommodation in the 3 cities were all comfortable and in good areas. The tour guides in Kiev, Moscow and Saint Petersburg were all excellent- very knowledgable and helpful.
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Please note all prices are per person based on a minimum of two people travelling together. Read more about prices for solo travellers.

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Kiev
Kiev
Chernobyl Guided Tour Our full day tour inside the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl affords a unique opportunity to see the remains of the nuclear power station which was the site of a terrible accident in 1986. Today, the nearby city of Pripyat lies abandoned. It’s safe to visit – the amount of radiation you’ll get is the equivalent to what you’d experience on a two hour flight and less than having an X-ray. On the tour, you’ll see apartments which still bear witness to this disaster that led to the hurried evacuation of over 50,000 residents. You will visit abandoned schoolsand experience the eerie silence of this ghost town. At the Red Forest stop, you’ll hear the crackling sounds of Geiger counters in the background and meet some of those who moved back to the area after their evacuation.

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