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Main Tours Kyiv - Lviv (5 days)

Kyiv - Lviv (5 days)

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KYIV – LVIV (5 days/4 nights)

Day 1
Arrival in Kyiv. Transfer to hotel. Check-in.
Overnight the hotel.

Day 2
at a hotel.
Grand city tour of Kyiv.
Sights to visit during the tour:
• Monument to the founders of the city Kyiv
• St. Andrew’s Church designed by famous architect Rastrelli who was a court architect of Russian tsarina Elizabeth (outside visit). Open-air souvenir market is located nearby.
• The Golden Gate of Kyiv - outside visit
• University building, Opera House.
• Arch of Friendship
• St Volodymyr’s Cathedral (inside).

Lunch at a city restaurant.
Excursion “Ancient Kiev”.
You will visit Old Kiev Hill, observe the duplicate of the basement of Decimal Church, built in the 10th century and destroyed during the tatar-mongol invation in 1240. A unique specimen of the Old Rus architecture is considered to be St. Sophia's Cathedral (1037), mosaics, frescos, preserved to our days are of a great value. The Golden Gates (the 11th century) project an unforgettable impression upon visitors. The Golden Gates were part of fortification constructions, were destroyed in the 13th century, during the II World War and reconstructed in the 20th century.
You will have a chance to see monuments to outstanding historical figures, which left a significant trace in the history: the monument to Prince Volodimir, a baptizer of Kiev Rus, to the outstanding Princes Olga, famous for its political activity as in Ukraine, so in abroad (the 10th century), to Prince Yaroslav the Wise, also to Bogdan Khmelnitsky.
Visiting St. Sophia`s Cathedral.
St. Sophia Cathedral (1037) is the most vivid example of the Old Rus architecture and monumental art for this place, was built and decorated when the state of Kyiv Rus was living through the peak of its prosperity. Here grand princes were crowned and buried, formal ceremonies and receptions of envoys were help, the first known library in ancient Rus and the first school for boys and girls were founded by Yaroslav the Wise. The Cathedral was known as a seat of Kiev Metropolitan. The interior has survived from the 11th century and there have been practically no alterations. Mosaics and frescos of the 11th century, executed with a unique technology, which depict Scriptural scenes, individual figures of Church Fathers, Apostles, warriors and maidens, are of a great value.

Transfer to hotel.
Overnight a hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Check-out Hotel (12:00).
Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Lviv.
Transfer to a hotel.
Dinner at a hotel.
Overnight a hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast at a hotel.
Lviv city tour (5 hours)
Sights to visit during the tour:
• “Rynok Square. “Rynok” (from Ukrainian – market place) Square has appeared in 14th century and is an example of typical square of medieval Western-European city. It served as a centre of trade and social life of Lvov. Square ensemble consisted of 44 buildings with town council in the middle. Each building of the Rynok Square has its own history and is worth of attention! All 44 buildings were built by request of the elite of Lvov, earls, merchants.
• Lviv University – the Neo Renaissance, Market Square, the Assumption Cathedral
• Latin Cathedral – the oldest site in Gothic style, Armenian Church – 14th century. Panorama view from the Visokyi Castle (High Castle) – the birthplace of Lviv

Lunch at a restaurant.
Visiting the Pharmacy Museum holds rich collections of ancient medical and pharmacy equipment, prescription books and rare herbs. One can taste here unique "ferrous”.
Also you can view and buy souvenirs on the Art Opening day.
Transfer to hotel.

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel.
While touring the Old Town the tourist can see the St.Nicholas Church, the Dominican Church and the Church of Onufriy - at present the Museum of Ivan Fedorov (the first book-printer). This city boasts of Italian Renaissance, German Baroque and Polish influences in its architectural sites. One will be delighted by the visit to the newly renovated Opera House and the Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Maria Zankovetskaya. St.George Cathedral is a fine example of the Rococo style.
Lunch at a restaurant.

Day 5
Breakfast at a hotel. Check-out.
Depart to Kiev.
Overnight the hotel in Kiev (if want).

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