Visit the most notable churches and sacred places of ancient Kyiv. Discover the sanctities of the Ukrainian capital; admire the magnificence and splendor of millennia old churches and cathedrals. After all, they are not just shrines for prayer; they guard the secrets of ancient times. Medieval frescoes and graffiti, masterpieces by famous artists and churches have survived through the ages, and will guide you through Kyivs spiritual history. Experience Orthodox and Catholic churches and cathedrals; come in contact with the relics of world-famous saints like St. Barbara. Admire the brilliant frescoes painted on the cathedral walls by Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov. The highlight of the tour is Kyivs oldest surviving church from the 11th century, St. Sophias Cathedral. This is a true holy place of the city and the country. Original mosaics and frescoes have been preserved on its walls, paintings that would be difficult to replicate even in our time. Inside the dome, the Virgin Orans extends her arms in prayer. It is believed that as long as the Queen of Heaven stands, Kyiv stands. Find out about the great princes Volodymyr the Fair Sun and Yaroslav the Wise, and why behind every successful prince you need to look for a woman. Uncover the secrets of the official chroniclers of the most famous Pope of all. All this and more awaits you on this tour at the heart of sacred Kyiv. Come along for the Sacred Kyiv tour if you want to find out how Kyiv has come to be both a city of churches and of witches, who the heavenly protector of Ukraines capital is, and if you would like to take a stroll through the picturesque grounds of an ancient monastery on the Dniepers hills.
This tour will take you to the places of Kyiv where modern Ukrainian history was made. Streets, squares, and administrative and public buildings they are all the silent witnesses to the Ukrainians struggle for the right to be called a people, not just a territory. We will walk around the centre of Kyiv, which became the scene of bloody confrontation between the people and the criminal authorities. You will have the opportunity to turn the bright pages of the contemporary history of Ukraine, a country that has clearly indicated its aspiration to European values. You will also learn about the history and unique architecture of the ancient city, see monuments to famous people, and walk through the beautiful Mariinsky Park, which offers stunning views of the Dnipro hills. If you have never seen a statue of enamoured street lights or of a city swindler, youll get a chance to see them in Kyiv. Finally, we will visit the Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II, where you will learn about the tragic events of the bloodiest war in human history.
We invite you on a tour around a legendary ancient city. A city of churches and witches, a place where, according to legend, the World Serpents head bites its own tail. During our tour, you will learn many interesting things about the thousand-year history of Kiev, and breathe the air of past ages famous for their legendary rulers and glorious warriors, generous patrons and outstanding masters. You will be able to get a glimpse at stories of love and hate, victory and disgrace, loyalty and betrayal, ambitions and patriotism. Ahead of you lie the beautiful and mysterious corners of ancient Kiev, admired by artists and poets. We will show you the city that was burnt and rebuilt, conquered with heavy losses, and defended to the last drop of blood. You will be able to walk the streets where outstanding artists and writers were walking and creating. You can make a wish at places where its bound to come true, and take pictures of the unique monuments and admire spectacular views from the hills of Kiev.
The Ukraine the Unique tour offers you a one-day journey on foot across Ukraine. The Pyrohiv open-air museum will showcase the diverse architecture and ways of life of all regions of Ukraine. Many Ukrainian cities have millennias of history, yet the culture of the country is mainly based on rural traditions. In the open-air museum of Pyrohiv, you will see original rural dwellings from different regions of Ukraine, and get introduced to a variety of arts and crafts of different nationalities. There are southern open expanses, central regions rich in fertile soil, mysterious woods and highland territorieseverything made its impact on the construction of dwellings, environmental protection, and decoration. You will see how each housewife tried to improve the everyday life of her family and provide comfort to all its members, while courtyard and household buildings will tell us about the head of the family. We will visit old wooden churches, admire the view of majestic windmills, look into the secret corners of Ukrainian huts and hear many legends and tales. The museum also hosts various ethnographic festivals, master classes, and folk festivities open for participation at will. At the end, we will have a walk in the Switzerland of Kyivone of the most beautiful parks in Ukraine, Feofania. Picturesque ponds with gazebos and fountains lie here, among the hundred-year-old oaks, maples, lindens and ashes. Healing springs spout from under the ground and majestic monastic domes rise into the sky. We will also see the place where the first computer in Europe was created.
Welcome to Kyiv sightseeing tour that will allow you to see the main sightseeing attractions of the capital of Ukraine. We are going to visit both right and left banks of the majestic Dnieper River that divides Kyiv into two parts. You will be able to see the true Face of the city, find out why it is called the Divine, and hear the words said by Andrew the First-called Apostle at his arrival to the Kyiv hills. While walking along the streets of the city existing for more than fifteen hundred years, we will turn over heroic and tragic pages of its history and listen to urban myths and legends. You will be amazed with the elegant and unusual architecture of odd Kyiv mansions. We are going to see medieval churches with majestic domes, visit the legendary Golden Gate, which none of the invaders succeeded to take by assault, and try to unravel the mystery of the House with Chimaeras. Kyiv is situated on the Dnieper Hills, the beauty of which you will be able to appreciate from different points of our route. We will go down from the central, higher part of the city, into its lower part, Podil, and feast our eyes on the famous parks of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. On top of that, we are going to visit Ukraine in Miniature exposition that will allow you to make an impression of all main sightseeing attractions of our country.
We invite you to see another image of Kyiv the one it assumes when the night falls. Soak in the nightlife atmosphere of the heart of Ukraine, plunge into the glow of lights, and feel the pulse of the mystical and mysterious ancient city. Find out the citys secrets, learn of witches and their sabbaths, and see the domes of ancient temples resplendent with gold and as well as the most famous monuments. You will see Andrew the Apostle catching a taxi in the street, and Prince Vladimir helping river sailors find their way at night. You will learn where the Queen of Siam was brought up, about some tricks Kyiv students use to pass their exams, and about the place where a great composer lost his all his money. You will visit places fondly visited by Honor de Balzac, Franz Liszt, and Nikolai Gogol, admire the views of the illuminated Dnieper Quay and hear the stories locals tell to entertain guests of the City of Kyiv.
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