This tailor-made itinerary combines the grandiose and cosmopolitan city of Kyiv with the cultural and elegant city of Lviv. Gaze at gold-domed churches, discover architectural treasures and shop for souvenirs and Soviet memorabilia in the capital before travelling by overnight train to Lviv, a city noted for its UNESCO World Heritage status. Marvel at the town’s unique architecture, spend leisurely afternoons in Viennese-style coffee houses or perhaps enjoy a night at the city’s famous Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Fly to Kyiv and transfer to the hotel for four nights.
In Kyiv, gaze in awe at golden-domed churches which contrast with the imposing Stalinist architecture of the city’s skyline, and just a few minutes outside the centre, the tranquil islands of the Dnepr River offer an escape to green forests and golden beaches. To purchase Soviet memorabilia and souvenirs and practice bartering skills, head to Andriyivsky uzviz, one of Ukraine’s oldest streets, connecting St. Andrew’s Church with the upper and lower town. (B)
Perhaps consider taking a day trip from Kyiv and gain an insight into the Chernobyl story from past to present and learn about the massive nuclear disaster that rocked the Soviet Union and the world in April 1986. Speak to a Regent Ukraine Specialist about booking this trip in advance. (B)
Free day to explore at leisure. Perhaps Spend time at the fascinating Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra Monastery, admire the golden-domed St. Michael’s Monastery and visit St. Sophia’s Cathedral, the city’s oldest standing church. (B)
Morning transfer from the hotel to the train station in Kyiv and board the day train to Lviv. On arrival in Lviv and transfer to the hotel for three nights. Lviv is a city full of central European flavour and charm. During the three days spent here, admire the diverse architectural styles and experience the buzz of activity in Rynok Square. (B)
On this free day in Lviv explore some of the best museums and galleries in the country and make time to visit the handmade chocolate shop. Keep a look out for its large glass windows which offer a fantastic view of the in-store chocolate factory. (B)
Continue exploring Lviv at leisure. Why not enjoy a night at the city’s famous Theatre of Opera and Ballet. (B)
This is an example itinerary, staying at our preferred three-star hotels accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying at four or five star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1244 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.