Kiev Discovery

  • Learn about the history of Kiev at the Ethnographic Museum.
  • Led by private guide, explore the highlights of Kiev.
  • Examine magnificent mosaics at the Saint Sophia Cathedral.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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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.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Transfer - Airport - Standard Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Private - City Tour, Saint Sophia Cathedral & Pechersk Monastery (8hrs) - Standard Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Private - 1/2 Day Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum (4hrs) - Standard Vehicle/Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Kiev
    Kiev
    • Transfer - Airport - Standard Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Kiev

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Domus (3*)

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.

Kiev
Kiev
Domus Hotel
Domus Hotel

Day 2: Kiev

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.

Accommodation: Domus (3*)
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Sophia Cathedral

Day 3: Kiev

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.

Accommodation: Domus (3*)
Church in Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum
Church in Pirogovo Ethnographic Museum

Day 4: Kiev

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Domus (3*): Kiev

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.

Domus Hotel
Domus Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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