Discover Kiev, the capital of Ukraine considered to be the mother city of all Eastern Slavic people. It is the state where the Russian Orthodox Church and Eastern Slavic art and architecture were all founded between the 9th and 11th centuries. Start your trip with a city tour around the old city center. Visit St. Sophia Church and the Caves Monastery which are among the country's most fascinating sites, dating to the days of Kyivan Rus. The old city center stands on the wooded hills above the west Bank of the Dnipro River. During your tour you will see both the old and the modern city, with wide boulevards and beautiful architecture. The city has managed to survive Mongol invasions, devastating fires, communist urban planning and as well as the massive destruction of WWII. Today, Kiev has a big city atmosphere, and is the most cosmopolitan in the country.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Domus Hotel is situated in the historical center of Kyiv. It combines the charm of the historical part of Kyiv and the European design. The hotel is a comfortable and convenient choice, with easy access to sightseeing areas of the city. Domus Hotel offers 30 rooms, which as to the equipment, furniture, interior and servicing comply with the 3+-star standard. The restaurant offer Ukrainian and Italian cuisine and at the bar there is an extensive choice of liquors, aperitifs, refreshing cocktails and the renowned Ukrainian gorylka.
Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. The tour includes a visit to Vladimir’s Cathedral, the most prominent sacral painting complex of the late 19th century decorated by world renowned artists. You will examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of Saint Sophia Cathedral, the oldest temple in the Eastern Slavonic states, built in the beginning of the 11th century to glorify the victory of Prince Yaroslav the Wise over Pechenegs tribes. You will enjoy amazing views of two golden-domed monastery complexes while walking along Sophiiska and Mykhailivska Squares. The tour continues to St. Andrew’s Church, a striking piece of baroque architecture of the 18th century built according to the designs of well-known architect B. Rastrelli on the top of Vladimir’s Hill. Entrance fees to Saint Sophia Cathedral are included.
Enjoy a half a day tour to the Ethnographic Museum located in the suburbs of the town of Pirogivo. Three hundred ancient rural huts collected from all over Ukraine can be seen in Pirogovo. The majority of them were moved to the museum and then reconstructed. Huts, wooden churches, water, wind mills, clothes, and kitchen utensils dating back to the period of the 17th century to beginning of the 20th century give a realistic impression of this era. During the tour you will gain a better knowledge of how local inhabitants lived in the past. Entrance fees are included.
February 19, 2014
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November 06, 2013
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November 28, 2013
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November 05, 2013
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November 15, 2013
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November 09, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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