BEST OF KIEV & ODESSA 6 DAYS
We take you deeper inside Ukraine’s most amazing cities
- Kyiv: Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the center of Ukrainian culture.
- Odessa: The nice old town area has a beautiful opera house, and the city has many great beaches.
BEST OF KIEV & ODESSA
Tour Route: Kiev (3) – Odessa (2) – Kiev / Departure
Tour Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Day 01: ARRIVE to Kiev
This afternoon, arrive to Kiev, the beautiful capital city of Ukraine. Upon clearing airport formalities, you will be meeting by our representative. After transfer to your hotel, take some rest.
Later, you have a chance to taste an Indian dinner with Ukrainian spirit. [at own cost]
Day 02: Day in Kiev
After breakfast enjoy the beautiful city Kiev; attractions from Land to water.
Highlights of days:
Andrew’s Descent, St. Andrew’s Church.
Monument of Ukraine Independence: Located on Independence Square in the city center.
Sophiivska Square: One of the central and ancient squares.
Golden Gates: One of the few Old Russian defense architecture monuments.
Taras Shevchenko National University: one of the largest Universities in Ukraine and national science and culture centre, one of the oldest universities.
1300 Hrs – 1400 Hrs: Lunch at Indian Restaurant.
Post Lunch, water excursion on the Dnipro River for 04 hrs. Enjoy a picturesque riverside and beautiful landscape of the left and right banks, and Podil ancient temples.
1800 Hrs – 2200 Hrs: Dinner at Indian Restaurant.
Optional: Evening in night clubs (with accompaniment, escort and security).
Day 03: Day in Kiev
0800 Hrs – 0930 Hrs: Breakfast at hotel.
1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs: Visit Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. The oldest and one of the main Orthodox shrines, a unique monastery complex, that have no analogues in the world. It was a first monastery on Kyivan Rus territory, the temples erected in the 11th century saved almost in original form.
1300 Hrs – 1430 Hrs: Lunch at Bombay Palace.
1430 Hrs – 1700 Hrs: Visit World War museum. Memorial Complex “National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War”. Motherland. “Motherland” Monument-sculpture is standing on a Dnipro high right bank in Kyiv. This is the largest museum, dedicated to the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. The complex occupies more than 10 hectares area. It includes: museum, “Motherland” monument, Collection of different military units.
1900 Hrs – 2100 Hrs: Dinner at Indian Restaurant.
Day 04: DRIVE Kiev – Odessa
[480 Kms / 6 Hrs]
After breakfast embark on your leisurely drive to Odessa.
Odesa is a city straight from literature – an energetic, decadent boom town. Its famous Potemkin Steps sweep down to the Black Sea and Ukraine’s biggest commercial port. Behind them, a cosmopolitan cast of characters makes merry among neoclassical pastel buildings lining a geometric grid of leafy streets.
Upon arrival check in at your hotel and freshen up.
Later this afternoon, visit the Odessa city centre for shopping or leisure activities.
Day 05: Day in Odessa
Today enjoy the sightseeing and walking tour around Odessa.
You will visit Arcadia and the French Boulevard; Champagne Wine Factory; Odessa film studio and other places where films were shot; Taras Shevchenko Park and all known Glory Alley.
1300 Hrs – 1430 Hrs: Lunch at Indian Restaurant.
Spend some time in Odessa center, where all the main city attractions are concentrated. We will finish our acquaintance with Odessa in the Opera House excursion.
After dinner we invite you to visit the hand-made market On Cathedral Square. You can dress up Embroidery – one of Ukrainian symbol, you can buy an amber bracelets, visit a gold ornaments shop and stores of the brand clothes.
Overnight at the hotel in Odessa.
Day 06: DRIVE Odessa – Kiev
[480 Kms / 6 Hrs]
After breakfast embark on your drive back to Kiev.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Kiev International airport to board your flight back home
|CITY||5* HOTEL||4* HOTEL||NIGHTS|
|Kyiv||City Holiday Resort & SPA||Royal Olympic / Domus Hotel||3|
|Odessa||Duke or similar||Premier Geneva Hotel/Londonskaya||2|
JOURNEY TO UKRAINE TOUR INCLUSIONS
- Accommodation on twin share basis
- Daily Breakfast included at hotel
- All sightseeing and entrance fees of boat trip, Kyivo-Pechersk lavra, WWII Museum
- All transportation and transfers
- English-speaking Guide for sightseeing and excursion tours
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, snacks, medical expenses etc.
- Optional activities / experiences attract supplement charge
- Domestic / International air fare
- Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above
- Personal expenditures e.g. meals not stated in the itinerary, drinks, optional excursions or shows, insurance of any kind, tipping, early check in or late checkout and other items not specified on the itinerary are at your own expense.
Country Profile: Ukraine
- Tourism is popular in Ukraine because of the wonderful nature and ancient history of Ukraine. Many guests are attracted by the country’s beautiful nature of Ukraine, Ukrainian delicious cuisine and ancient customs which the locals keep. It is to this, that tourism in Ukraine attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. Many people are interested in tourism in Ukraine as a way to visit their ancestors places of residence, travel to modern and acient towns and villages in Ukraine.
- We strongly encourage all customers to take a copy of their travel insurance documents (especially relevant international contact numbers) with them while on tour. We advise that you check the inclusions and procedures for lodging claims prior to your departure. These documents should be stored separately from the originals.
Eating in Ukraine
- Ukraine’s cuisine is a hearty blend of Russian, European and Caucasian fare, with many a local dish featuring on menus. Eating out is still relatively cheap for foreign visitors, though prices are on the rise. Lviv is the unrivalled foodie capital of Ukraine with the most variety and the most pleasant European-style restaurants serving local food.
- Restaurant (ресторан) Can be upmarket, casual, Soviet or just a fancy cafe. Some specialise in one type of food (varenyky (stuffed dumplings) for instance).
- Cafe (кафе) Either more basic than a restaurant and with cheaper food, or a fancy, central-European coffeehouse such as in Lviv.
- Stolova (столова) A self-service canteen, often the best choice as you can see what you are getting. Prices per 100g.
- Kiosk You may find yourself at one of these enjoying anything from a hotdog to a waxed tray of pancakes.
- As in most countries of the former USSR, Ukraine has a bewildering array of hotel and room types. At the bottom are Soviet-era budget rooms for less than 200uah, at the top ‘six-star’ overpriced luxury in lavish surroundings. Everything in between can be very hit-and-miss and there are no national standards to follow, so forget any star ratings you might see.
Early Check-In/Late Check-Out
- Early check-in or late check-out is not included in our tours. If you wish to add early check-in to your booking, please contact our reservations department who can confirm additional pricing and make this arrangement for you, subject to availability at the hotel.
- Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
- Private vehicles: offers luxury and economy class vehicles with private drivers for short and long distance trips in Ukraine.
- Trains: Express trains between Kyiv and major cities have airplane-style seats, a cafe, functional air-con and pleasant staff.
- There are some superb souvenirs on sale in Ukraine, from woolly Hutsul carpets to Soviet-era junk, traditional Carpathian ceramics to 1980s vinyl. Decorated eggs, embroidery and alcohol weigh down many a suitcase at Boryspil Airport. Ukraine’s bustling markets are a great experience, even if you don’t want to buy anything. For ordinary daily items, Ukraine now has many very well-stocked supermarkets.
Packing List and Climate
Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Please refer below section for packing :
- May: Ukraine is most definitely a shoulder-season destination and May is the first of those shoulders. Colour returns to the snow-bleached land, the last river ice fades and the first seedlings nudge through Ukraine’s black soil.
- June: Comfortable temperatures continue across the steppe but things begin to heat up on the coast. Along with September, this is one of the most pleasant months to travel, before the worst of the heat arrives.
- July: Comparatively hot temperature, give the big cities a wide berth at this time of year and head for the cooler.
- August: Crowded, Odesa is the place to avoid during August. Colossal sunflower fields are a gobsmacking sight across Ukraine’s agricultural heartlands this month, and by the end the harvest is in full swing.
- September: Temperatures mellow out, people return to the cities and everyday life resumes.
- October: The comfortable temperatures give way to chilly days, falling leaves and the first frosts. Ukrainians head out to their country cottages and gardens to wind up the season and lock up for the long winter.
- All travellers are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 15kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kgs. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that Ukrainian authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.