Start: Kiev Finish: Warsaw
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour code: GUP
Group size: 1 - 8
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Book this unforgettable tour of Ukraine and Poland. A 11-day itinerary to discover and explore the best destinations in both countries.
During the tour we will discover: Kiev old town, Kiev St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Kieav Golden Gates, Kiev St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev Independence Square, Kiev Cave Monastery (optional), Kiev Mamayeva Sloboda Open-Air Museum (optional), Kiev Chernobyl Museum (optional), Lviv old town, Lviv Olesko Castle (optional), Lviv Zolochiv Palace (optional), Lviv Market Square with City House, Lviv Black Stone Building, Lviv Opera Square, Lviv Kornyakt Palace, Lviv Mediaeval Pharmacy-Museum, Lviv Armenian Cathedral, Lviv Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals, Lviv Boim Chapel, Kraków Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, Kraków Jagiellonian University, Kraków Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral, Wieliczka Salt Mine (optional), Jasna Gora Monastery, Warsaw Old Town with the Royal Castle, Warsaw St John’s Cathedral, Warsaw Old Town Market Square and Warsaw Barbican, Royal Lazienki Park (optional) and much more.
Arrival in Kiev, optional transfer to Hotel Park Inn Kyiv**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world-famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas.
The morning offers an optional excursion to the Mamayeva Sloboda Open-Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmill and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral - built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine.
The early morning is reserved for an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signalled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to Hotel Dnister**** or similar, check in.
The full day optional tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace - the jewel of defensive architecture, built in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace.
Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning walking tour takes us to Lviv Old Town - a complex of stone buildings from the 14th-16th century – and includes the Market Square with City House, Black Stone Building, Opera Square, Kornyakt Palace, Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, Armenian Cathedral, Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon is offered an optional Lviv Beer Tour. We will have an opportunity to learn how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine with its highlight dish- Carpathian trout.
In the morning we are taken to Lviv Railway Station. Here we depart with the modern intercity train bound for the Polish city Przemysl to catch our connection further on to Krakow. The scenic train ride takes us through the mountainous and forested Polish Sub-Carpathian province before we reach Krakow in early afternoon. Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel Q Plus Krakow**** or similar, check in.Breakfast at the hotel and optional transfer to the airport.
For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.
We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.
Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki.
Breakfast at the hotel and optional transfer to the airport.
Hyundai high-speed train Kiev-Lviv OW (2nd class) and Train tickets Lviv- Przemysl-Krakow OW (2nd class)
Free Wi-Fi if available.
10 x buffet breakfast
Tickets for Cable Car ride in Kiev, entrances to Boim Chapel and Medieval Pharmacy-Museum in Lviv, Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa and St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw
10 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
4-hours excursion to the Mamayeva Sloboda Open-Air Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer airport-hotel in Kiev: EUR 40.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 60.00 with private van (4-7 persons)
3-hours visit to Chernobyl Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer hotel-airport in Warsaw: EUR 45.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 with private van (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (10 x 3-course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 325.00 pp
8-hours excursion to castles around Lviv: EUR 60.00 pp
2-hours Lviv Beer Tour: EUR 35.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hours visit to the Cave Monastery: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park and visit to Palace on the Water: EUR 40.00 pp
Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas: EUR 40.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine: EUR 60.00 pp
Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine: EUR 35.00 pp
3-hours visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and National Historical Museum: EUR 25.00 pp (walking tour)
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The guides are English speaking but the we can offer the tour in German, Italian, Spanish
The tour includes a guide for the guided cities visit as well as for all the tranfsers between cities
Normally we are looking for 1 luggage per participant
Yes, there is a supplement for single room
No, flight are not included
Citizens of most countries of Europe and the Americas do not need visa to Ukraine. Citizens of Australia and New Zealand can obtain visa at arrival in Kiev Borispol Airport.
Yes, children are welcome for this tour
Wi-Fi is free if available at the hotel
If required, the cost for visa has to be covered by the guests. We only provide invitation letter if required
We suggest 10 Eur per person for the guides and 5 Eur per person for the bus driver
Yes, the coach has air conditioning
Yes, accommodation details will be sent 3 weeks prior the departure of the tour
No, only the ones specified in the program
Generally the maximum group size is 30 pax
Yes, we can offer pre and post stay at the same hotel booked for the tour. Price information will be shared separately.
Unfortunately pets are not accepted
The minimum group size of 1 pax is always guaranteed
No, they are optional
Yes, the tour planning includes at least one half day for private visits
Multiple Room Types
Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.
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