Ukrainian Rainbow & Tunnel of Love
Admire the magical Tunnel of Love & amazing places of Western Ukraine!
Kiev – Lutsk – Klevan – Rivne - Pochaiv – Kiev
5 days/4 nights
Arrival in Kyiv. Тransfer from airport to the hotel according to your flight data.
Check-in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
07:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast in the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Excursion.
10:00 - 14:00 –
Start of the excursion - St. Sophia Square, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael's Cathedral, Golden Gate, St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Opera House, Dnipro steeps. We continue the city tour with excursion to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
Our city is more than 1,500 years old. Antiquity and modernity resonate in surprising ways on its streets. During this excursion, you will see the most interesting main sights of the city. This walk will leave you with a lot of positive impressions and will help you feel the light energy of Kyiv. You will see one of the most beautiful Orthodox cathedrals – St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, St. Sophia and St. Michael’s Cathedral, admire the Dnipro river, Kyiv bridges and famous Dnipro steeps.
The National Reserve "Sophia of Kiev" - is a unique place where cultural, architectural and historical memorials are concentrated: the frescoes and mosaics of the 11th century that make up the world's most complete ensemble, ancient burials and other elements of centuries-old history. It is believed that it was Sofia that became one of the main legacies of Prince Yaroslav the Wise - he built it in 1017 or in 1037, as a stronghold of faith in Kievan Rus. In 1990 Sofia Kievan was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery - is a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery, was founded in 1051. It is a holy place, where pilgrims from all over the world travel for a thousand years, where take rest more than 120 saints. The memorial is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In this excursion, we offer you:
- to learn about the history of this amazing place, about the way of life of the simple monks & the saint ascets whose imperishable bodies take rest in the walls of a monastery for nearly a thousand years!
- to look into the caves – it may be possible to unravel at least one of the mysteries they keep;
- see the Church of All Saints, admire the Assumption Cathedral, go into the Holy Trinity Church, preserved from the 12th century;
- admire the Lavra bell tower and even drink the water from the holy spring.
Welcome to the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, a place that gives peace heals the soul and gives food for thought!
Transfer to the hotel, optional excursions* or free time in the center of city.
*Optionally (for request):
19:00 – 21:00 - Dinner in the thematic Ukrainian cuisine restaurant – from 30 EUR/1 person (for the request).
07:00 – 08:00 - Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
08:15 – Meeting in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Excursion.
08:30 – 13:55 - Transfer - Kiev – Klevan – Tunnel of Love, Excursion & photo of S/S
14:00 – 15:00 - Transfer to Lutsk
15:00 – 15:50 - Lunch in the local restaurant in Lutsk
16:30 – 17:30 - Excursion in the Lutsk Castle of Lubart
Lutsk - is one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine, being a reflection of Europe of the times of the princes of Oleg, Lubart, Vitovt, through the centuries carried and preserved for posterity the spirit of the Middle Ages.
The epoch of prosperity of Lutsk is associated with the reign of Lubart-Dimitry Gediminovich in the second half of the XIV century. In 1429 Lutsk castle Lubart became the venue for the famous congress of European monarchs, which gathered more than 15 thousand people.
Magical Tunnel of Love - is a botanical phenomenon & one of the most romantic place in Ukraine!
The Tunnel of Love is an old abandoned Railway track around 4 km long, which connects Klevan town with Orzhevsk Woodworking Factory. A green tunnel grows in a forest just for 1 km long, created by thickets of trees and bushes that intertwined and created a dense tunnel of arched form.
Local legend says that if you kissed in the tunnel of Love and made a wish, that the wish would come true if only your feelings are sincere.
17:45 – 19:15 - Transfer to Rivne
19:30 – 19:55 - Check-in to the hotel
20:00 – 21:00 - Dinner in the hotel. Overnight.
07:00 – 08:00 - breakfast in the hotel.
08:15 – 10:15 - Transfer to Pochaiv.
10:30 – 11:30 - Meeting with a guide. Excursion in the Holy Dormition Pochaiv Lavra Monastery.
The Holy Dormition Pochaiv Lavra - is one of the most majestic Orthodox Monastery, origins of foundation of which come from the XI century, the second most important on the territory of Ukraine after the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. An amazing history of this holy place will not leave you indifferent!
12:00 – 18:00 - Transfer to Kiev.
19:00 – 20:00 - Dinner in the local city restaurant (for request). Overnight.
07:00 – 08:00 - breakfast in the hotel
Check-out from the hotel. Free time in the city.
Transfer to the airport according to your flight data.