History

Path to the Soviet Legacy

 Kyiv, Odessa, Ukraine
 01st Jan - 31st Dec
$1,450
$1,320 / Person

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Overview

"Path to the Soviet legacy" tour will help you to find a lot of memories and monuments of soviet history. One of the well known all over the world is Chernobyl, where nuclear catastrophe took place in 1986. Thousands of people have to leave their homes, running away from the dangerous radiation. Today you can see ghost city Pripayt, where time had stopped at the end of previous age.  Another interesting object - museum of ex-nuclear military missiles base. It was created on the place of real military base with nuclear missiles. Here you can visit underground command center, get acquainted to different nuclear missiles and feel the military power of the soviet period. Odessa catacombs - the most famous in the world not only for its intricacies labyrinths, but also by the length that reaches almost three thousand kilometers. The system of Odessa Catacombs includes such underground structures like basements, bunkers, drainage tunnels and other storm drains as well as natural caves. Interesting and varied excursions, mixed culture of central and southern Ukraine, soviet atmosphere during all trip  - all these will make your holiday in Ukraine bright and unforgettable.

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.

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Tour Overview

Availability

Jan,1-Dec,31

Duration

7 days/ 6 nights

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train or bus station

Language

English

Custom

This tour can be easily customized

Tour Guide

Local guideservice included

Included

  • Hotel 3* accomodation with breakfasts
  • Experienced local guides
  • All mentioned tours and excursions
  • Night train transportation
  • Airport/railways transfers

Excluded

  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Visa fee
  • Flight tickets

Itinerary

Day 1
  • 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.

Day 2
  • 10:00

    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.

  • 13:00

    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.

  • 14:30

    And next step - visit to Museum of World War II. This is a memorial complex commemorating the German-Soviet War located in the southern outskirts of the Pechersk district of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on the picturesque hills on the right-bank of the Dnieper River. The memorial complex covers the area of 10 hectares (approximately 24.7 acres). It contains the giant bowl "The Flame of Glory", a site with World War II military equipment, and the "Alley of the Hero Cities". One of the museums also displays the armaments used by the Soviet army post World War II. The sculptures in the alley depict the courageous defence of the Soviet border from the 1941 German invasion, terrors of the Nazi occupation, partisan struggle, devoted work on the home front, and the 1943 Battle of the Dnieper.

  • 17:00

    Driver and guide will take you back to the hotel. Now you have free time for rest, walking around and, of course, having dinner in one of the delicious restaurants or cafe.

Day 3
  • 8:00

    In the morning driver will take you to the meeting point for Chernobyl tour. Chernobyl and Prypyat’ are not objects for all tourists. If you visit these places, you will never be the same again. Some time ago on the world’s map appeared Chernobyl and then Sarcophagus – the monument of the human carelessness. It is a story of the largest technological disaster, the spirit of dead city will give you a feeling of a joy life and apocalypse. The exclusion zone atmosphere gives you a clear understanding of price of the human failure.

  • 20:00

    In the evening driver will pick you up and take to the hotel.

Day 4
  • 11:00

    After breakfast and check-out driver will pick you up and take to Odessa - city on the Black sea coast, located in 500 km away from Kyiv.

  • 15:00

    During this trip we will visit unique attraction - Museum of strategic missiles forces. In this museum you will see the weapons that could destroy the planet. The Museum of strategic missile forces was created on the territory of the former missile base and command post. Here you will find out about mine-launching unit, an underground command post with a former nuclear button, cargo and ground buildings, models of equipment that served the missile army, rocket and rocket propellant models: P-12, X-22N, X-22NA cruise missiles, Х-22МP. Also you will see the most terrible and largest missile in the world - RS-20V (SS-18, with the well-known name Satan).

  • 17:00

    After excursion we continue our trip to Odessa.

  • 20:00

    In the evening we come to the city and you will check-in to the hotel.

Day 5
  • 10:00

    After breakfast driver and guide will take you to the sightseeing tour over Odessa. 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.

  • 13:00

    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.

  • 14:00

    After lunch driver will take you to the one of interesting local attractions. Odessa catacombs, the most famous in the world not only for its intricacies labyrinths, but also by the length that reaches almost three thousand kilometers. For comparison: the length of the Roman catacombs – three hundred, Paris – five hundred kilometers. The system of Odessa Catacombs includes such underground structures like basements, bunkers, drainage tunnels and other storm drains as well as natural caves.

  • 16:00

    After finishing the tour driver will take you to the hotel, where you can have a rest until Odessa train departure.

Day 6
  • 12:00

    After breakfast and check-out driver will take you to the Shustov brandy museum. Brandy or cognac - one or the best and noble alcohol drinks. During this trip you will discover all the secrets of brandy production, find out the interesting history of this drink and, of course, enjoy the tasting. Shustov cognac museum is the only brandy museum in Ukraine. Nowadays it becomes not only one of the most important sights of Odessa, but also a unique place that will completely immerse you in the secrets of making brandy.

  • 14:00

    Now you have free time for lunch and rest before train departure

  • 21:45

    Driver will take you to Odessa railway station and help to take place at the night train to Kyiv.

Day 7
  • 7:10

    Driver will meet you at the Kyiv railway station and take you to the airport

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