Highlights of Ukraine & Moldova
$1,310 / Person
"Highlights of Ukraine & Moldova" tour will show you the edge of Eastern Europe. First you will see three main Ukrainian "capitals": Kyiv - the capital of the country, Lviv - the western "capital" and main city in Halychyna subregion and Odessa - the southern "capital" on the Black sea coast. Ethnic villages, mixed architecture, multinational cuisine and drinks - all these will immerse you in special and unforgettable Ukrainian lifestyle. After that you will travel to Moldova - attractive tour destination, especially for those who appreciate quiet tourist paths, rich culture and good wines. Also you will see the ”last soviet country in the world” - Transnistria, where you can still find the spirit of the soviet past .
The mentioned price is per person in 2 pax group. If you are a solo traveller, you need to pay more. If group is more than 2 pax, the price will be less for every participant.
10 days/ 9 nights
pickup avaiable from airport, train or bus station
This tour can be easily customized
Local guideservice included
- Hotel 3* accomodation with breakfasts
- Experienced local guides
- All mentioned tours and excursions
- Train transportation
- Airport/railways transfers
- Private transfer to Chisinau
- Visa fee
- Flight tickets
Welcome to Kyiv. Our driver will meet you at the airport ant take to the hotel. After you will have free time for relax after long journey or walking around.
After breakfast our guide and driver will take you to the sightseeing tour over Kyiv. This city of great socialist history, with its typical gray Soviet architecture, blended with modern, vibrant buildings, is the Ukrainian eclectic of the twenty-first century. The abandoned factories, the usual residential areas of the city, as the monuments of the past, will meet us at almost every step. But against the backdrop of everyday city, you will discover the images of the famous Kiev, its ancient past, the golden-domed churches and ancient monasteries, the monument to the founders of Kiev, the panorama of the Kievan city from the observation place, the Motherland's monument and one of the suburban metro stations - Arsenalna.
It is time to have a lunch in one of delicious restarants or cafe. Our guide will recommend you the best place for meals according to your wish.
Now you have free time for rest, walking around and, of course, having dinner in one of the delicious restaurants or cafe.
You have free day in Kyiv and can spend it at your own.
After breakfast and check-out driver will pick you up and take to Kyiv railway station. There you will get in the train to Lviv.
Welcome to Lviv - capital of Halychyna subregion. Driver will meet you at Lviv railway station and take to the hotel.
After breakfast driver and guide will take you to the sightseeing tour by car/bus around Lviv, the cultural center of Western Ukraine and the modern-day capital of Halychyna. Sometimes called “Little Paris,” Lviv welcomes guests with its Medieval beauty, preserved in buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries, Gothic churches and narrow cobbled streets. Among the sites it is worth to visit the Church of Sviatoho Yura or St. George’s Church, the Lviv Polytechnical Institute, the Organ Hall, and the buildings of the one-time Halych Sejm or legislature, prospekt Svobody (Liberty Ave) and Adam Mickiewycz Square.
Now you have free time for rest, walking around and, of course, having dinner in one of the delicious restaurants or cafe.according to your wish.
Driver will pick you up and take to Lviv railway station. There you will get in the train to Odessa.
Local driver will meet you at Odessa railway station and take to the cafe for having breakfast.
Now it is time for Odessa city tour by car/bus. Odessa or “Odessa-Mama”, as it is called by the citizens themselves - the largest Ukrainian city-port on the Black Sea is simultaneously one of the most interesting and attractive places. During this trip we will visit and see the most important and beautiful places of Odessa - Philharmonic Theater (former Stock Exchange), old district Moldovanka, Arkadia city resort, French Boulevard, Pushkinskaya street, Potemkin stairs and Passenger terminal in Odessa port.
Time to check-in to the hotel. After you will have time for lunch in the local delicious restaurant or cafe. Our guide will recommend you the best place for meals according to your wish.
Driver will pick you up at and to the capital of Moldova - Chisinau.
Welcome to Chisinau. Now it is time to check-in to the hotel and having rest.
After breakfast guide and drive will take you to the sightseeing tour. The best way to explore Moldovan capital – is to enjoy 3 hours walking within the Historical Center of the City. It is quite small – so you won’t get too tired, but in the same time is quite big and you can easily get lost in its narrow streets full of ”hidden treasures”. In comparison with large and busy Ukrainian cities, Chisinau will surprise you with its slow pace of life and quiet green streets. You are going to see the official part of the capital, all main state institutions, main boulevards, and a less official part – of small houses, that remind the times, when Chisinau was just a small village. The Glory and Tragedy of this City were always going side by side and within our city tour you are going to discover just a part of its controversial history.
Curchi Monastery excursion – perhaps, the most beautiful monastery of Moldova. It is situated between a small Moldovan village and the forest area. It’s biggest Church is the exact copy of St. Andrew Church in Kiev. The monastery looks like a small fortress and within one hour you will be able to enter in all 5 churches, and if you’ll be lucky enough – then you will even hear the fabulous singing of the local choir.
Old Orhei Complex excursion. It is worthy to mention – that about 10 million years ago, Moldova was covered by Sarmatian Sea, and Old Orhei – is just a complex of huge rock hills formed by millions of fossils. It is a sacred place – as a home for the most legendary cave monasteries of Moldova. Here, you can taste the most delicious Moldovan food and drink a glass of home made wine.
Cricova Winery tour – the biggest Winery of Moldova and in the same time – the biggest underground wine cellars in the world! Cricova produces more than 10 millions bottles of wine every year! Within one hour tour – you will see how this huge complex works, what movies their cinema is screening and of course, you will taste the wine Cricova!
This day you have the chance to visit another country without leaving its official border. How is that possible? It is simple, we are going to take you to the unrecognized country called Transnistria, on the left side of Dniestr River – an absolutely unique and peaceful region. It is a travel back in time, as far as Transnistria is considerate – the last soviet country. We are going to visit Bender Town and its one of the biggest fortresses in Europe. Bender is populated by three ethnic groups: moldovans, russians and ukrainians and you will see, that Bender is just a smaller version of Chisinau. Next destiantion – is the capital, Tiraspol. Its main street is full by imperial monuments, ”Stalin’s buildings”, large squares and of course – the monuments of Lenin. If you are expexting to see one grey boring town – be ready to be surprised, as the colours of Tiraspol will fascinate you.
Local driver will pick you up and take to Chisinau intenational airpor