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4-DAY KYIV TOUR TO CHORNOBYL
10:00 Kyiv city tour. We will see main sights of the capital which are impregnated with spirit of the past...The most famous among them are Taras Shevchenko National University, Volodymyrsky Cathedral (visit), the National Opera of Ukraine, St. Sophia Square etc.
13:00 Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra tour.
Also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves, Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While being a cultural attraction, the monastery is once again active, with over 100 monks in residence
17:00 Free time
10:00 The Treasures of Mezhyhirya Residence.
The Mezhyhirya Residence is an estate where Viktor Yanukovych lived when he was Prime Minister and then President of Ukraine and is now a museum displaying Yanukovych's luxurious lifestyle. Yanukovych lived in the estate from 2002 to 21 February 2014, then he fled the country during the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
The estate was founded as a monastery that functioned off-and-on until closed in 1923 by the Bolsheviks following the establishment of the Soviet Union. From 1935 Mezhyhirya was a state government residence, first under the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and then under an independent Ukraine.
The estate is over 140 ha (350 acres) and is situated on the banks of the Dnieper river in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, Vyshhorod district. There is a yacht pier, an equestrian club, a shooting range, a tennis court and other recreational facilities as well as hunting grounds and that is not all...
15:00 Lunch, free time.
8:00 - transfer to Chernobyl zone of exclusion.
Main sites of Chornobyl: abandoned village of Zalissya , Kopachi village with its kindergarden - one of the last not ruined building. Only 4 kilometers separate the village Kopachi and Chernobyl nuclear power plant. During the liquidation of the accident the village was buried under the ground.
Decontaminated Red Forest - a place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out; the town of Pripyat populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation (without entering buildings inside); the hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident; a town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences; the Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement ("Arch");“Death” bridge; fire station at the NPP, the crew arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion, NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season); cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd generation; the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1"). Giant radar antenna "DUGA-1", secret town of Chernobyl-2 which provided the efficiency of antennas and horizon tracking of the launching of ballistic missiles.
15:00 Lunch during the tour.
17:00 Radiological control and departure to Kyiv.
Secrets of Podol, mystic Andrew's descent
The tour starts from Poshtova square, you will take cable car to the Upper Town. From Desyatynna street you can admire beautiful view of Rastrelli`s masterpiece – St. Andrew`s church.
You will go down to Andriyivskyy Descent - a historic descent connecting Kyiv's Upper Town neighborhood and the historically commercial Podil neighborhood. The street, often advertised by tour guides and operators as the "Montmartre of Kiev", is a major tourist attraction of the city. There are many art galleries and workshops along the whole street.
Included: accommodation in twin rooms (4 nights), meals according to the program (breakfast in hotels,
lunches), transportation and English speaking guide, entrance tickets, transfer from / to airport.
Not included: flight tickets, insurance, single supplement – 60 euro for 3* hotel, 85 euro for 4* hotel,
personal expenses, meals not mentioned in the program.