14 Days Mysterious Transilvania, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova Small Group Tour

14 Days Mysterious Transilvania, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova Small Group Tour

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Minsk

Stop At: Victory Square, Minsk Belarus
Central located square with nice architecture
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Sovetskaya 15, Minsk 220030 Belarus
The most famous Catholic Church in Minsk which is known as the Red Church
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Holy Spirit Cathedral, Kirilla I Mefodiya 3, Minsk 220030 Belarus
The central cathedral of Belarus Orthodox Church
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Minsk City Hall, Svobody 2A, Minsk 220030 Belarus
A nice reconstruction of 16th century Town Hall
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, Rakovskaya 4, Minsk 220004 Belarus
The oldest orthodox church in Minsk
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Green Tour Ukraine LLC, Chornohirska St, 17/14, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Local Tour Operator

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Minsk

Day 2: Minsk – Mir Castle – Nesvizh Castle – Brest

Stop At: Mir Castle, Krasnoarmeyskaya 2, Mir 231444 Belarus
Visit UNESCO-listed Mir Castle, located 97 km from Minsk, built in 16th century. Explore its territory and hear facts and legends about the castle.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Nesvizh Castle, Leninskaya 19, Nesvizh 222603 Belarus
Next, discover UNESCO-listed Nesvizh Castle, located 31 km from Mir. You will appreciate a beautiful architectural ensemble of Nesvizh Castle and Park Complex. You will see the City Hall of Nesvizh and Corpus Christy (Farny) Church.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Brest

Day 3: Brest – Lutsk – Lviv

Stop At: Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, Geroyev Oborony Brestskoi Kreposti St., 60, Brest 224018 Belarus
Visit the most famous landmark of Brest – Memorial complex Brest hero fortress, dedicated to the tragic events of the World War II – the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lubart's Castle, Kafedralna Street, Lutsk Ukraine
Departing from Brest, our trip goes through the Belorus-Ukrainian border to the cozy town of Lutsk (203 km from Brest). Enjoy a walking tour of Lutsk city center and see St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Lutheran Church and Lubart’s Castle, built in 13-14th centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Lviv

Day 4: Lviv: Sightseeing & Underground Labyrinths

Stop At: Old Town, Lviv Ukraine
UNESCO-listed Lviv Old Town is an architectural pearl, where every building has its story. Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere of ancient city, walking through the cozy cobblestone streets.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rynok Square, Lviv 79039 Ukraine
The highlight of Lviv Old Town is a famous Rynok Square. Four corners of the square are decorated with fountains with mythological figures of gods. It’s a must-visit place in Lviv.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Lviv City Hall, Rynok pl. 1, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
An operating Lviv City Council and City Administration are located in this building, in the very heart of Market Square. A beautiful view of the city is opened from the top of the tower.

Stop At: Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, Virmenska vul. 7, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
Discover one of the most ancient churches of Lviv, built in 14th century and included on UNESCO list.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chapel of the Boim Family, Katedralna pl. 1, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
Take a look at so-called “black pearl” of Lviv Old Town – Chapel of Boim Family, built as a family vault in early 17th century. The walls of the chapel are decorated with scenes from the Bible.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Armenian street, Virmenska Street, Lviv Ukraine
Stroll down one of the most ancient street of Lviv and discover its rich history. Discover such interesting sights as the building, known as “the house of the seasons” and the monument to kerosene lamp inventor
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Andrew, Soborna pl. 3 A, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
Explore an important religious site of Lviv, Church of St. Andrew – a former Bernardine Church. Today it is an active Greek Catholic Church, whose architectural ensemble includes a bell tower and rotunda over the well.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Monument to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Serbska vul. 7, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
Take a picture next to the monument to a legendary figure – Leopold Sacher Masoch, located next to a popular restaurant under the same name. Be sure to put your hand into sculpture’s pocket for an unexpected detail.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Katedralna pl. 1, Lviv 79008 Ukraine
Discover an outstanding Latin Cathedral – a monument of architecture of 14th-15th century. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, visited by Pope John Paul II in 2001.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Staroyevryeiska Street, Staroyevryeiskaya Street, Lviv 79039 Ukraine
Walk through one of the longest cobblestone streets of Lviv and discover its history. It used to be a part of Jewish quarter and you will see the ruins of “the Golden Rose” synagogue there.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monument To King Danylo, Halytska Square, Lviv 79000 Ukraine
See a modern monument to Grand Duke of Galicia-Volyn Danylo, opened in 2001 and learn important facts from the history of Ukraine from your expert guide.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Lviv

Day 5: Lviv - Carpathian Mountains - Mukachevo - Uzgorod

Stop At: Castle Shenbornov, Village Karpaty, Karpaty 89641 Ukraine
The first attraction you’re going to visit is the famous Shenbornov Castle. This beautiful architectural masterpiece, built in 1890, combines Neo-gothic and Renaissance elements. You will discover that this romantic castle has 365 windows as there are days in a year
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Miklosh Castle, Chinadievo Voloshina St, 53b, Chynadiyovo 89640 Ukraine
The next stop will be at the mysterious St. Miklosh Castle in Chinadievo. This medieval castle attracts tourists with fascinating stories and intriguing legends. You will enjoy a guided tour of this castle that often hosts different exhibitions, concerts, performances, and festivals.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palanok Castle, Kurucev ln 5, Mukacheve 89600 Ukraine
An outstanding Palanok Castle is situated on a high hill. This castle is one of the oldest in Ukraine but you won’t say it from the way it looks. Your guide will lead you to the observation deck of the Castle where you can admire a scenic view of the city. Then, you will make a wish holding the finger of the count Koriatovych monument, and listen to breathtaking legends about ghosts.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mukacheve Town Hall, 2 Pushkina Street, Mukacheve Ukraine
Located on central square, Mukacheve Town Hall is a beautiful building in Neo Gothic style.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Myru Square, city centre, Mukacheve 89600 Ukraine
The main square of town
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chimney Sweep Monument, Mukacheve Ukraine
Discover an interesting story of a monument and make a wish touching the button of his costume.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Korzo Street, Uzhhorod Ukraine
An old central street with an amazing architecture
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Uzhgorod

Day 6: First day in Transylvania - Cluj-Napoca

Stop At: King Matthias Corvin Statue, Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca Romania
This classified historic monument, conceived by János Fadrusz and opened in 1902, represents Matthias Corvinus. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Michael's Church, Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca 400015 Romania
The St. Michael's Church is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church in Cluj-Napoca. It is the second largest church in the geographical region of Transylvania, Romania.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: National Theater, Piata Stefan cel Mare, Nr. 24, Cluj-Napoca Romania
The Romanian National Theatre was officially opened on 18 September 1919
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museum Square, Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca 400019 Romania
Like most smaller European cities Cluj-Napoca also has a lovely central square. Surrounded by old buildings and historical sites, this square has planty of space.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, Bulevardul Eroilor, Cluj-Napoca 400129 Romania
The avenue is right in the city center, between Unirii square and Avram Iancu square.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Walls of Cluj, Strada Potaissa, Cluj-Napoca 400090 Romania
The first defensive walls of Cluj were built in the XIIIth century, including observation towers. Some fragments of these walls are preserved in the Firemen Tower (the old Locksmiths’ Tower) and Tailors’ Tower, which kept their original form.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Memorial Matthias Corvinus House, 6, Matthias Corvinus Street, Cluj-Napoca Romania
The Matthias Corvinus House is one of the oldest buildings in Cluj-Napoca
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Cluj-Napoca

Day 7: Salina Turda - Corvinor Castle - Sibiu

Stop At: Salina Turda, Aleea Durgaului 7, Turda 401200 Romania
Located in Transylvania, the site is a large underground wonderland with a brightly lit modern art theme park nestled 120 meters below the surface of the Earth inside one of the oldest salt mines ever known.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Strada Castelului 1-3, Hunedoara 331141 Romania
Corvin Castle (Castelul Corvinilor) also known as Hunyadi Castle is located in the Hunedoara county, and many call it "one of the seven wonders of Romania".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town, Sibiu Romania
The city of Sibiu is rightly considered as one of the most beautiful and well preserved historical cities of Transylvania and in Europe, with a national architectural heritage spread over 80,000 square km.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Orthodox Cathedral Holy Trinity, Strada Mitropoliei 33, Sibiu 550179 Romania
Built in early 20th century in Byzantine style with impressive interior frescoes, the orthodox cathedral from Sibiu is one the most important religious buildings in Transylvania and a very important tourist attraction.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Lies, Piata Mica 1, Sibiu 550182 Romania
The legend says that if a man tell a lie on the bridge that one will be broken down.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Passage of Stairs, Strada Pasajul Scarilor, Sibiu 550191 Romania
The steep Stairs Passage leads down to the lower section of Sibiu.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), Strada Turnului, Sibiu 550197 Romania
The Lower Town of Sibiu is characterized by medieval winding alleys and ancient houses. It is connected with the Upper Town through numerous tunnels, stairways, and secret passages, making for a delightful place to wander around.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, Piata Huet, Sibiu 550182 Romania
In the year 1471 was transformation works of the church, and in 1488 was open a new chapel from it is now just the western wall.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Sibiu

Day 8: Bran Castle - Peles Castle - Brasov

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
The most mysterious and famous Castle in Romania
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rasnov Citadel, Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov 505400 Romania
The fortress was built as part of a defence system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Discover Peleș Castle in Sinaia, Romania: This elaborately decorated, fairytale- like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pelisor Castle, Aleea Pele ului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Located in one territory with Peles Castle
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Council Square, Piata Sfatului, Brasov Romania
The Council Square is located in the historic centre of Brașov, Romania. It obtained its right to hold markets in 1520, but it has been the place for weekly and annual markets since 1364, being visited by merchants from the country and abroad.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Curte Honterus Johannes nr. 2, Brasov 500025 Romania
This medieval church towers over Brașov's Old Town, stretching high above its sea of red-orange roofs.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, Piata Sfatului Nr 3, Brasov 500031 Romania
Beautiful old church
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Casa Sfatalui (City Hall), Piata Sfatului 30, Brasov 500025 Romania
Located on the central square of Brasov
Duration: 5 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Brasov

Day 9: Brasov - Chicinau

Stop At: Cricova Winery, Strada Petru Ungureanu 1, Cricova 2084 Moldova
Cricova is a Moldovan winery, located in the town with the same name, 15 kilometres north of Chişinău. Famous wine cellars make it a popular attraction for tourists.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Chisinau

Day 10: Chisinau - Transnistria - Odesa

Stop At: Stephen the Great Monument, Stephen the Great Park, Chisinau Moldova
In the evening, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Chisinau city center - Stephen the Great Monument, Triumphal Arch, Nativity Cathedral, the building of the House of Parliament, etc.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Triumphal Arch, Grand National Assembly Square, Chisinau Moldova
In the evening, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Chisinau city center - Stephen the Great Monument, Triumphal Arch, Nativity Cathedral, the building of the House of Parliament, etc.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Stefan cel Mare si Sfint Blvd., 105, Chisinau Moldova
The House of Parliament of Moldova

Stop At: Bender Fortress, Petra Panin 2/3, Bender 3200 Moldova
Discover an ancient town of Bender (60 km from Chisinau) and see Tighina Fortress
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Memorial of Military Glory, Geroev Square, Bender Moldova
Memorial for the fallen soldiers of various conflicts
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Suvorov Monument, Constitution Square 25 October Street, Tiraspol Moldova
A monument of the famous warlord
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova
Building in soviet style
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Odesa

Day 11: Odesa sightseeing

Stop At: Deribasovskaya Street, Odessa Ukraine
Stroll down the main street of the city and enjoy its festive ambience. Deribasovska is famous for a variety of cozy restaurants, shops and cafés.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Chaikovskogo Lane, 1, Odessa 65026 Ukraine
Discover an amazing architectural masterpiece of the end of 19th century. Odessa Opera is one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe. Learn interesting facts from its history from your local guide.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Primorsky Boulevard, Primorsky Blvd, Odessa Ukraine
Walk through a picturesque boulevard with chestnuts and plane trees growing in the middle. There is a wonderful ensemble of Classicism-style mansions on the one side of the street, while the other overlooks the Black Sea.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Garden, De Ribas Street, Odessa Ukraine
Visit the oldest park of Odessa, beloved by its citizens. The highlight of the City Garden is a beautiful fountain that operates in the evenings.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Potemkin Stairs, Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa 65000 Ukraine
No visit of Odessa would be complete without seeing its famous symbol – Potemkin Steps. Built in the end of 19th century, it counts with 192 steps that can lead you to the Port.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, Prymorskyi Boulevard, 7, Odessa 65000 Ukraine
Discover the monument to the founder of the city, the first monument erected in Odessa. Learn interesting facts about Duke de Richelieu personality from your guide.
Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Odessa Port, Odessa Ukraine
Enjoy the view of Odessa Port from the top of Potemkin Steps. It’s a big complex with ship docks, spacious embankment and hotel.

Stop At: Teatralnaya Square, Odessa Ukraine
Discover a beautiful square in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater and get acquainted with important pages of history of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monument to the 12th Chair, Deribasovskaya St, Odessa Ukraine
Don’t miss a chance to take a picture sitting on bronze chair from a famous novel. Get to know its history from your guide.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Privoz Market, Privoznaya St., 14, Odessa 65007 Ukraine
Privoz Market is considered to be the soul of Odessa. Locals say there is nothing you can’t buy there. Your guide will tell you lots on anecdotes about this place.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Flat House House-Wall or Witch House, Vorontsovskiy ln, 4, Odessa Ukraine
One-of-a-kind house, which attracts all the visitors of Odessa with its unusual architecture. An optical illusion makes you believe that the building consists only of one wall, however if you approach it, you can reveal its secret.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Catacombs of Odessa, Nerubayskoye 67661 Ukraine
Head to the outskirts Odessa, Nerubayskoye Village, where one of the longest catacombs in the world are located.

The history of this attraction starts in the 19th century, with the appearance of the limestone quarries.
Your professional guide will tell you many stories that took place in the catacombs and you will see how much this place means to Odessa and the citizens of the city. Once it was the place where robbers and smugglers hid from the police and you will hear a lot of facts about the criminal past of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Odesa

Day 12: Odesa - Missile Base - Kyiv

Stop At: Strategic Missile Forces Museum, Pobuz'ke Ukraine
Once you arrive to the museum, your guided tour will start. Explore an indoor exposition of the museum dedicated to nuclear forces of the USSR. Discover an open-air exposition of military equipment on the territory of missile base. Learn about the multilevel protection system of the base that prevented any interference. Moreover, see an inactive missile silo and 30-meter long SS-18 “Satan” missile that is the highlight of the whole exposition.

It addition, you have a unique opportunity to descent down 11-floor deep command center. That was a working place of Soviet officers and a top-secret object. You will even press a famous «red button» and hear the signal of siren. Over 50 years ago, it would have meant launch of nuclear missile. Luckily, none of the missiles was ever launched there and it saved our planet from terrible consequences.

After a 2-hour tour of the museum, we’ll start our way back to Kyiv. There will be some stops at the gas station, where you may have coffee or snack. When you arrive in Kyiv, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Rodina Mat (Motherland), Zapeshchernaya St., Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
An eye-catching sculpture of Mother Motherland is one of the symbols of the city. Rodina Mat monument together with the podium is 102-meter tall, which makes it one of the highest sculptures in the world.

Stop At: Sofiyskaya Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Walk through the square in front of St.Sophia Cathedral and learn the most interesting facts
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Andriyivski Uzviz, 23 Andriivski Descent, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Stroll down the favorite street of the citizens of Kyiv and explore its open-air market. You can buy traditional souvenirs here, as well as vintage and hand made things.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Khreshchatyk St., Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Stroll down the central street of Kyiv, which is one of the shortest central streets in Europe. Discover various boutiques and restaurants, located on the both sides of the street.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine
The central square of Kyiv is a must-visit visit place for all the guests of the city. It plays an important role in the life of the city and your guide will explain you the recent historical events.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: People’s Friendship Arch, Khreshchatyj Park near European Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
A monument built in the Soviet times in Khreshatiy Park. In the evening hours it is illuminated with all the colors of the rainbow.
Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, Volodymyrska St., 50, Kyiv (Kiev) 01030 Ukraine
Discover an elegant building of Kiev State Opera and Ballet theater, built in 1901. Find out interesting facts about its history from you guide.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Kyiv

Day 13: Kyiv sightseeing

Stop At: St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, 20 Shevchenko Boulevard, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Visit a splendid cathedral and admire the paintings of V. Vasnetsov. There are also relics of St. Barbara kept there.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sofiyskaya Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Walk through the square in front of St.Sophia Cathedral and learn the most interesting facts
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Michael's Golden Domed Monastery, Triokhsviatytelska St, 8, Kyiv (Kiev) 01601 Ukraine
Marvel at the beauty of the restored St. Michael’s Golden Domed Monastery
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Princess Olha Monument, Mikhailovska Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Learn the history of the rule of Princess Olha from your guide. Her monument is located at Myhailivska Square, together with statues of Cyril and Methodius and Apostle Andrew.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shevchenko Park, Tarasa Shevchenko Boulevard Between Tereshchenkivska and Volodymyrska Streets, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
A beautiful park in the very center of the city overlooks the main building of the University. It’s a great place for a relaxing walk.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Taras Shevchenko Monument, Volodymyrska Street Shevchenko Park, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Discover the monument to a prominent Ukrainian poet and artist, located in Shevchenko Park.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Volodymyrska vul. 60, Kyiv (Kiev) 01601 Ukraine
A famous red building of the University is one of the highlights of the city center. It is an architectural monument of 19h century. Discover the main versions of the origin of the intense red color of the building.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate, Vladimirskaya st., 40a, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Located in a cozy park, this monument is one of the symbols of the city. It used to be the main entrance to the city in the time of Kyivan Rus. Nowadays, the ruins of the ancient gates are kept beneath the exact replica of this landmark.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Prince Yaroslav the Wise Statue, Zolotovoritsky Park near the Golden Gate, corner of Volodymyrska and Prorizna Streets, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine
Discover a statue of Yaroslav the Wise holding the layout of the Golden Gates just in front of this monument.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, vul. Lavrska 21, Kyiv (Kiev) 01015 Ukraine
Once you enter Lavra, you’ll be amazed at the beauty and splendor of this monastery. The date of the foundation of Lavra is 1051, and it is one of the most sacred places in Ukraine. Wandering through the Lavra paved paths, you will see restored Dormition Cathedral and admire their architectural style.

The highlight of this tour is a visit of the famous Lavra Caves - a place where hermit monks ones lived. It is now open to visitors and many people from all over the world come here to worship the holly relics of Saints.

You will hear a lot of interesting information about the life and traditions of monks and about the role Lavra plays in the capital’s life.

A visit of UNESCO-listed Kiev Pechersk Lavra is an amaizing experience that you will always remember.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Great Lavra Bell Tower, Lavrska St, 13/81, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine
One of the highlights of the Upper Lavra is a 96-meter Bell Tower, which dominates over the territory of the monastery. You have a chance to climb it's stairs and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Kyiv

Day 14: Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Stop At: Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, Akademika Tronko St. Pirohiv, Kyiv (Kiev) 03026 Ukraine
Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel and after 20 minutes of comfortable drive you will forget about the hassle of the city arrive to the unique Open-Air Museum Pirogovo. The territory of the museum is quite big and contains more than 3000 authentic items of folk architecture and household. Your guide will show you the most interesting and picturesque parts of it.

You will explore charming white houses under the thatched roof with beautiful patterns on the walls. It is possible to examine the interior of the houses and discover a lot of traditional domestic items. You will try to guess what did they serve for and your guide will explain you all the details.

There is a marvelous three domed wooden church on the territory of the museum with the iconostasis of the XVIII century. Just a few steps from the church there is a priest house and an old school. You will find a souvenir shop in one of the houses, where you can buy handmade products of the local artisans, including pottery, embroidered shirts etc.

One of the main attractions in Pirogovo is the collection of windmills, situated on the top of a picturesque hill. Once you reach this place, you will admire the astonishing panorama of the whole territory of the museum. It’s a great place to take pictures.

Moreover, there are several restaurants here where you can try some national dishes in your free time (optional). The tour will end with a drop-off to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.