Tour of Ukraine and Poland

lviv, kiev

Itinerary: Kiev, Lviv, Krakow, Warsaw

Period: July-August 2019

Length: 11 days / 10 nights

Tour languages: English German Italian Spanish

Arrival to Kiev, optional transfer to the Hotel Park Inn Kyiv**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Founded in the late 9th century Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from the bell towers, to the cathedrals to the underground cave systems and the strong stone fortification walls. In the evening we suggest an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas.

The morning offers an optional excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon we peopose an optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral – built in 11th century – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also the Bell Tower, the Monks Refectory and the Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine.

The early morning is reserved for an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board to the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to the Hotel Dnister**** or similar, check in.

Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into the imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town – a complex of stone buildings from the 14th–16th century – and includes the Market Square with the City House, the Black Stone Building, the Opera Square, the Kornyakt Palace, the Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, the Armenian Cathedral, the Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon an optional Lviv Beer Tour is offered. We will have an opportunity to learn, how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery.

The full day optional tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace – the jewel of defensive architecture, build in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine with its highlight dish, Carpathian trout.

In the morning we are taken to the Lviv Railway Station. Here we depart with the modern intercity train bound for the Polish city Przemysl to catch our connection further on to Krakow. The scenic train ride takes us through the mountainous and forested Polish Sub-Carpathian province before we reach Krakow in early afternoon. Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow**** or similar, check in.

For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. In the afternoon we propose an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offer an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at the Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.

Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, the St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is planned an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water.The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki.

Optional transfer to the airport.


VISA: Citizens of most countries of Europe and the Americas do not need visa to Ukraine. Citizens of Australia and New Zealand can obtain visa at arrival in Kiev Borispol Airport.


Package price per person:
1,095.00 EUR (double occupancy)
500.00 EUR (single supplement)

Payment conditions:

20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before departure

Cancellation conditions:

40-21 days 50% refund
20-15 days 20% refund
less than 15 days no refund

  • 10 x overnight at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 10 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Tickets for Cable Car ride in Kiev, entrances to Boim Chapel and Medieval Pharmacy-Museum in Lviv, Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa and St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw
  • Train tickets Lviv- Przemysl-Krakow OW (2nd class)
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel Radisson Blu Kyiv: EUR 40.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 60.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
  • 3-hours visit to the Cave Monastery: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Ukrainian dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 4-hours excursion to the Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 3-hours visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral and National Historical Museum: EUR 25.00 pp (walking tour)
  • 3-hours visit to Chernobyl Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 2-hours Lviv Beer Tour: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 8-hours excursion to castles around Lviv: EUR 60.00 pp
  • Carpathian dinner at Restaurant Trout, Bread and Wine: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine: EUR 60.00 pp
  • Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park and visit to Palace on the Water: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw to airport: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
  • Half board at hotels (10 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 310.00 pp
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  • GUP18: 14.08-24.08.2019
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