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Kievan Rus and The Pearl of Black Sea

Destinations Covered:- Kiev - Odessa - Belgorod - Dnestrovskiy - Shabo -Kiev
Tour Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Kiev is a cross of the legacy of Kievan Rus, the Soviet era and the contemporary. Its history and complex culture are harmoniously synchronized in an inspiring city. Immerse yourself in the discovery of tradition and modernity. Discover the historic Kiev, tangle your taste buds as you experience best of Ukrainian Cuisine, discover how the local brew their drink and explore the unexplored side of Ukraine. The City of Odessa is often referred to as "The Pearl of the Black Sea". Beautifully situated on green rolling hills, overlooking a small picturesque harbor, it became one of the most popular summer destinations.

Day: 01 Arrive Kiev

Arrive Kiev International airport, collect your baggage, clear immigration and proceed to arrival lounge, the guide and drivers will be waiting with the placard in your name. Thereafter assisted transfer to the hotel.
Have the first glimpse of the beauty of Kiev, as you pass through the St. Sophia Cathedral, the ancient gateway to Kiev Golden Gates, the National Opera, the National University of Taras Shevchenko etc.
Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening discover the delightful taste of Ukranian Cuisine with a dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at Kiev. (Dinner).

Day: 02 Kiev – Orthodox

Religion, ancient history and art are the essence of this tour. Visit Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the paramount center of Orthodox Christianity. Discover Saint Sophia Cathedral, the landmark of Kievan Rus period, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Vydubychi Monastery, a remarkable site for Christianization of Kiev and St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral famous for its mural-painting will enlarge your vision of Orthodox culture.
Later explore the fashion trend of Kiev, an interesting combination of world’s best imitations and Kiev’s very own contemporary designs. Explore the showrooms of local brands of Ukraine and also of modern Kiev Art.
Stay overnight at Kiev. (Breakfast).

Day: 03 Kiev – Soviet –Cocktail making

Kiev’s skyline is studded with landmarks, deeply influenced by the Soviet style of architecture, Immerse into the Soviet history through the landmarks of that time. Start with RodinaMat’, a city’s defender and the most prominent building of Brezhnev’s time. Explore the neo-classical style of Verkhovna Rada introduced by Stalinkaor Khrushchevkais, visit the Exhibition of Achievements of Ukrainian SSR and other iconic sights.
Evening is reserved for an entertaining master class on cocktail making. You will find out more on a fine art of mixing drinks, discover its basics and get useful hints. Fun and convivial activity for groups and individuals.
Stay overnight at the hotel at Kiev. (Breakfast).

Day: 04 Kiev – Odessa (train)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and transfer to the Kviv railway station for high speed train to Odessa, at the heart of Southern Ukraine. Arrive, assisted transfer to the hotel for check in. Stay overnight at the hotel in Lviv. (Breakfast).

Day: 05 Odessa – The Catacombs

After a leisurely breakfast, the first day of the tour will take you to the most picturesque corners of the city and experience completeness of variety of Odessa. Visit park of Shevchenko – the biggest park of the city, See trade part of Seaport, Joy beaches, the Walk of Fame heroes of the Great Patriotic War and the majestic steles, the most beautiful Frantsuzsky Boulevard and many other must see sightseeing spots.

Later take an excursion to the Odessa Catacombs. Beneath the sandy lands on which Odessa settled down, are penetrated long, more than thousand-kilometer tunnels catacombs, hat are mostly the result of stone mining, at first, and then smuggling. Dug in the 19th century, these catacombs were used by smugglers, revolutionaries and guerrillas at the time of World War II.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay. (Breakfast).

Day: 06 Odessa – Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy. Wine Tasting in Shabo

Morning take and excursion to Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy fortress, interesting to the people keen on spirit stories, military science and architectural art. Get to know the events connected with fortress, its detailed plan of a structure with emphasis on towers and bastions - the most interesting parts of this construction, and their functional mission, especially in strategic planning.
Later proceed to Shabo-a famous resort and spa area located 70 km from Odessa. Shabo Winery, which meets all the requirements of European standards, created a production system that allows you to effectively monitor the quality of the wine to the final product. Enjoy the tasting of Wines with some snacks.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Odessa. (Breakfast).

Day: 07 Italian Odessa

We can definitely tell you –Odessa Is an Italian city. Starting from the fact that the city’s founder José de Ribaswas born in Italy, Napoli and all the most famous and successful traders of those times were Italians. The documentation were signed in Italian language only. Theater, restaurants, banks –all coming from Italy.
These and many other interesting stories you will hear during the city tour –Italian Odessa.
Stay overnight at Odessa. (Breakfast).

Day: 08 Odessa – Kiev

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and transfer to the Odessa railway station for high speed train back to Lviv, at the heart of western Ukraine. Arrive, assisted transfer to the hotel for check in. Stay overnight at the hotel in Lviv. (Breakfast).

Day: 09 Kiev - Onwards

Before your departure, explore the hidden sites of Kiev, the places of recent history and art. Discover Kiev mural art, a post-revolutionary movement and an expression of modern society realized by Ukrainian, British, Spanish, Australian artists. Visit to Kiev Fashion Park at Peizazhna Alley, show you some undisclosed courtyards known for their secret art and stories.
Later, transfer to the airport for onwards flight. (Breakfast).