Kiev is the Hidden Jewel Of Eastern Europe and fast becoming the coolest Capital city in Europe.
Join us on this amazing 5 day break to this beautiful capital city
Monday 12 August 2019 5 Days / 4 Nights
Geographically, Kiev (Kyiv) sits at the centre of Europe, just three hours flight time from the U.K. In reality it feels like an entirely different world. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is the most beautiful city of all the post – soviet countries. It is a city of everything you least expect. The so called “Mother of all Slavic cities”, steeped in history and rich in culture. Kiev is an ancient city where old meets new and East meets West.
Some of the Many Places to Visit
Long known as a mecca for painters, musicians, writers and artisans, the cobbled street of Andriivs’kyi Descent is one of the last remaining places to sense the atmosphere of the pre-Soviet or “old” Kiev, as locals would say. Get a trademark apple cider in Kanapka, visit Karas Gallery and spend an evening at Koleso Theatre, set in a tenement house from the 19th century. Take the stairs to the top of Castle Hill to enjoy magnificent views of this street, dominated by the Baroque St Andrew’s Church.
Unesco-protected Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, entrance 30 hryvnias (£0.90), is the main highlight of the Ukrainian capital. Be sure to descend into the dimly lit labyrinth of ancient caves where monks previously dwelt. The experience is enhanced by the presence of the mummified bodies of the saints resting in numerous vaults underground.
St Sophia’s Cathedral, entrance 180 hryvnias, is a Kiev must-see. It was built as the main church for the powerful medieval empire of Kievan Rus and has been a splendid symbol of Kiev ever since. Be awe-inspired by the breathtaking Byzantine interior and well preserved medieval frescoes inside. For fantastic vistas of downtown Kiev, climb the elegant Baroque bell tower, which boasts 360-degree views of the city centre
One of the most instantly recognizable elements of Kiev’s skyline is the magnificent Great Lavra Bell Tower. Built in the 18th century and adorned by more than 50 columns, it’s one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
4* Hotel Khreshchatyk is included in the top 10 best hotels in the centre of Kiev.
Among the hotels in Kiev, the Hotel Khreshchatyk stands out for its unique location on the main street of the Ukrainian capital withoin a few minutes walk of Independence Square, Comfortable hotel rooms are equipped with mini-safes, electronic security system, satellite TV, minibars, climate control system, sound and light control system, hair dryers, heated floors in the bathroom. Guests are offered free access to the gym and spa centre with sauna and indoor pool.
A rich breakfast buffet is served daily at the Khreschatyk Restaurant.
Buddha-Bar Kiev is also located in the hotel’s building, where guests can enjoy oriental dishes
Return Flights from Stansted (or Manchester via Munich)
Pre-Booked Seats on Outward and Return Flights
1 Item of Small Cabin Baggage (40x25x20cm)
Return Transfer from Airport/Hotel/Airport
4 Nights Bed & Breakfast
4* Hotel Khreschatyk ( a few minutes walk from Independence Square)
Prestige Rooms (superior to standard rooms)
FREE Access to the pool and spa are in the mornings
All Airport & Local Tourist Taxes
Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance
Single Supplement: £200 (Double Room, Single Occupancy)
Manchester Flight via Munich: £60pp supplement
Luggage must be booked and paid for when paying your deposit
Priority Boarding: £16 (1 case 55x40x20cm) and 1 small bag on board
Check-In Luggage (10kg) £20
Check-In Luggage (20kg) £50
Door2Door2 Transfers (Only available from Rotherham & Sheffield area)
Manchester £70pp return
Stansted: £90pp return
Flight Times: Departs Stansted 08h30
Departs Kiev 18h45
Optional Excursions Include:
3 Hour City Tour with a Local Guide
Guided Tour of Chernobyl...Discover the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster on the people who lived there on this full-day tour from Kiev. Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with a guide from the area and learn about the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
Visit the Mamajeva Sloboda Open Air Museum and be taken back to the middle of 17th-century when French engineer and cartographer Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan said “Ukraina est Terra Cosacorum” (Ukraine is a Land of Cossacks).
Underground Tunnels & Bunker Tour... Explore another side of Kiev with an experienced guide - go through the tunnel system under streets and visit a forgotten Cold War nuclear bunker.