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Main Tours Weekend in Kyiv 4 days

Weekend in Kyiv 4 days

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WEEKEND IN KYIV (4 days/3 nights)

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

Day 2
at 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
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 the hotel.

Day 3
at hotel.
Excursion to Kiev Pechersk Monastery with visiting Caves.
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastery complex, which is included in UNESCO world heritage list.        
Kyiv Cave Monastery is an Orthodox monastery in Kyiv. The Cave Monastery is rich in architectural monuments. Thirty-seven of them were built before the 20th century. Its best-known sacred objects were the relics of its saintly monks. The caves (some of them dating from the Neolithic period) in which they lived and were buried, and from which the monastery's name is derived, form two underground labyrinths of tunnels, cells, and catacombs excavated in soft sandstone and loess. Several underground churches and chapels are located at the Kyiv Cave Monastery.
Lunch at a city restaurant.
Excursion “Architectural Pechersk” - the most elite and aristocratic district of Kiev. You will see the building of National Bank of Ukraine, secretariat of president, Liberman`s House ( building of the Union of writers, building with Chimeras (house of Horodetskiy, Mariinskiy Palace (architector  Rastrelli).      
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight the hotel.

Day 4
at hotel.
Transfer to airport.
Departure from Kiev.

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