Winter in Ukraine, what a challenge! Kiev will leave you everlasting impressions with the beautiful enlightening of Maidan, the main square of the city and the wide avenue of Khreschatyk bustling with life. The food quarter lies in the square ready to warm you up and give you plenty of energy to keep going. You will meet servers dressed in national costumes to help spread the holidays cheers. Delicious hot Pilaf, tasty sausages, succulent khatchapuri and wonderful palatable mull wine will definitely be on the menu. Spending New Year in Kiev will give plenty of reasons to keep you awake the whole night, meeting friendly Ukrainian and sharing excitement while watching musicians, colorful parades and the unforgettable fireworks.
Day 1 Wednesday: Arrival in Kyiv Arrival in Kiev, optional transfer to Hotel Khreschatyk*****, check in. Welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at hotel.
Day 2 Thursday: Kyiv 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 we enjoy an optional New Year Gala.
Day 3 Friday: Kyiv The optional tour this morning offers a visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral – built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner at the traditional restaurant Opanas.
Day 4 Saturday: Kyiv Optional departure transfer to airport.