We’re pleased to meet you in Ukraine and its capital – Kyiv!
Get a taste for this beautiful and historic city, and the former capital of the ancient Kyivan Rus…
Kyiv is not just an old city of Golden Domes, exciting and historical museums and memorials. It’s also a cool, up-and- coming progressive city, fast paced in some aspects, as you would expect a capital to be, but, in true Ukrainian style, also a place to sit back and relax as you watch the world go by, in one of its many backstreet cafes.
Join us for a 4-day trip to this charming city, to walk its streets, traverse its ancient churches and soviet buildings, feel the buzz of the city, and step back in time as we’ll take a 1-day trip to the Ghost Town of Chornobyl.
This trip is the perfect add-on to your tour of Ukraine, or a short journey of its own to this wonderful city! Join us, or have us customize a tour that perfectly suits your needs.
Enjoy the colorful culture of our country along with NextStopUkraine that will befriend and guide you during all the stay.
If you have any question or requests regarding your trip – big or small – please call or e-mail us. We are happy to help!
*You will be charged for additional services at the end of the trip
*Unforeseen events and new discoveries may result in changes to this itinerary, but only for the better! None of the activities listed are guaranteed at this point. You will receive a more detailed itinerary closer to departure dates.
Hotel “Khreshchatyk” – 3 NIGHTS
3x Breakfast, 2x Lunch as part of your tour
Welcome to the most ancient cities in Eastern Europe – Kyiv. The capital of Ukraine, and the former capital of the Kyivan Rus, this beautiful and historic city has played a key part in the past, present and future of this country… Explore its Golden Domed streets, visit open air museums, talk with the locals, and get a feel for this unique, cosmopolitan city at the heart of Ukraine.
Upon arrival, you will be met by your Next Stop Ukraine guide at the airport and chauffeured to your centrally located hotel. Check-in.
After some time to rest and unpack your suitcases, your guide we’ll show you around and give you a bunch of local insider information on the best souvenir stores, local restaurants with the most delicious food, and show you places to exchange money as well as ATMs!
Free evening at leisure.
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll embark on a guided City Tour (bus + walking). We’ll explore the ‘heart’ of Kyiv: Independence Square, better known as Maidan. This is the place which has changed history, where the Orange Revolution and Revolution of Dignity happened and we’ll learn about each of these important moments.
Next, we will see some of Kyiv’s most iconic sites, such as Taras Shevchenko Park and National University of Kyiv, St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, the Golden Gates of Kyiv, and St. Sophia’s Cathedral – places which date back to the 10th century! Travellers from Ukraine and abroad come to this pilgrimage place to see 1000-year-old frescoes and mosaics and feel the spirit of tradition. And, finally, St. Michael’s Cathedral, located opposite St. Sophia’s Cathedral, will surely impress you with its sky-blue exterior and glittering golden domes, which add a stunning layer to a cityscape.
After stop for a lunch in traditional Ukrainian restaurant we will continue our tour to Andriivsky Uzviz (Descent). This meandering, cobblestoned street is home to the city’s artisans, craftsmen and vendors – discover all kinds of items on their stalls, from unique pieces, souvenir trinkets to authentic Ukrainian clothing.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. We suggest:
Option 1 – Take a tour of Olimpiyskiy National Stadium, one of the most grandiose modern sports facilities in Europe. During the tour you will learn some impressive facts from the history of the stadium and have a great opportunity to assess how grand and beautiful the largest sports arena in Ukraine is. (Duration of the tour: 1hour, last admission: 5pm);
Option 2 – dinner in Ukrainian style restaurant Shynok with traditional Ukrainian singing and entertainment.
Have you heard about Ghost City Chornobyl? Today you’ll have a chance to embark on a tour to this city and travel back to the days of the Soviet Union. Seems like the time has frozen here after the world’s worst nuclear accident.
NOTE: Travellers to Chernobyl must be 18 years or older.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Chornobyl Tour. Your Chornobyl guide will show you the unique sights such as the town of Prypiat, the hospital that received the firefighters and NPP workers, the abandoned Polissya hotel, the secret soviet object Chornobyl-2 (radar “DUGA-1”) and of course the sarcophagus and the new safe confinement (“Arch”).
Lunch is included in this tour.
After this full day tour, we return to the hotel in the early evening. The remainder of the day is at your discretion.
Breakfast at the hotel.
After a free morning to stock up on souvenirs we will transfer you to the airport where, sadly, we will have to say our goodbyes!
Thank you for travelling with Next Stop Ukraine!