15 JUNE – 18 JUNE
Arrival to Kyiv, meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
“Kyiv, the City of Legends” sightseeing tour. See this powerful and glorious city in all its beauty: Podil, Pechersk, Lypky, the picturesque banksof the Dnipro River, and the MaidanNezalezhnosti. There’s nothing like Kyiv’s panorama, with its golden-domed churches and modern buildings. Next, we descend to Khreshchatyk with its chestnuts and fountains, the heart of Kyiv and probably of all of Ukraine.
Tour to Kyiv -PecherskLavra- the UNESCO memorialand one of the top must-see places in Kyiv.
This monastery has been the center of spirituality for orthodox Christians through the centuries, the repository of wisdom and the chronicles, the holy site where pilgrims came in order to touch the holiest of objects. Founded in 1051, the monastery is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.
Time for lunch.Tour to museum of corruption “Mezhyhirya”.
Tour to museum of corruption “Mezhyhirya” – the residence of former president Yanukovych and a great place for excursions since recently. “Mezhyhirya” residence is located on the high right bank of the Dnieper river. The main “club house” neighbors with artificial ancient ruins. There are also several lakes with swans, a ditch farm, pheasant, horse farm, a zoo, a shooting gallery, tennis courts.
It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.
Check-out. Transfer to the airport.