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.
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.
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. Hotel facilities: Internet WI-FI, parking, storage-room, room service, laundry services, restaurant, bar, fire alarm, system of security, meeting room.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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