Go East! Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk.

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Tour Overview:

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Destinations:  Eastern Ukraine - Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk
Sightseeing included: customized itinerary, optional sightseeing available
Hotel options:
Kharkiv – Kharkiv Hotel 4*, Kharkiv Palace 5*
Dnipropetrovsk – Astoria 4*, Grand Hotel Ukraine 5*
Donetsk – Ramada 4*, Donbass Palace 5*
Transportation: chauffeured airport transfers, sightseeing with private car, express trains Kharkiv – Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipropetrovsk – Donetsk

 

Day 1 – KHARKIV (KHARKOV)

  Arrival in Kharkiv.
  Meet and greet at the Kharkiv International Airport. Transfer to your choice of city-centre hotel.
  Check-in and freshen-up.
Evening option: Kharkiv by night tour (2 hours). Available in winter and autumn after 5 PM and in spring and summer after 7 PM. Visit the downtown of Kharkiv including the Freedom Square and the University Hill where the city was founded according to the historical chronicles. 
Overnight: Kharkiv

 

Day 2 – KHARKIV (KHARKOV)

  Breakfast at the hotel.
  Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Depart for the private tour of Kharkiv Temples (3 hours). Sites to visit during the tour:
 
The Assumption Cathedral (1771-1777) built in the Russian Baroque style. Chiming clock rings melodious on the bell tower every hour. There is an organ in the hall. Concerts of the famous artists on tour and Kharkov’s performers of organ and chamber music take place here.
 
The Annunciation Cathedral is the main Orthodox Church of Kharkov. The temple was constructed between 1889 and 1901 in Neo-Byzantine style by a local architect Mikhail Lovtsov. The church is topped with the stunning 80-meter-tall bell tower.
  Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the most beautiful and just little bit exotic for Kharkov. It was built in Gothic forms, arched doorways and windows, a high tower with a circular window, jack in the second tier, completed by aspire.
  Time for lunch.
  Return to the hotel.
  Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Afternoon options: Visit to the Kharkov Historical Museum.
OR: Visit to the Kharkov Art Museum.
OR: Visit to the Kharkov Philharmonic Society.
Overnight:
Kharkiv

 

Day 3 – KHARKIV (KHARKOV) - DNIPROPETROVSK (DNEPROPETROVSK)

  Breakfast at the hotel.
  Check-out.
  Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Depart Kharkiv for Sharivka village (80 km).
  Visit Sharovsky Castle constructed in 19th cent. including the Palace and Royal park. 
  Lunch en route.
  Return to Kharkiv. Transfer to the Central train station.
  Depart Kharkiv for Dnipropetrovsk with the afternoon express train.
  Arrival to Dnipropetrovsk. Transfer to your choice of city-centre hotel.
  Check-in and freshen-up.
  Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Dnipropetrovsk

 

Day 4 – DNIPROPETROVSK (DNEPROPETROVSK)

  Breakfast at the hotel.
  Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Depart for the private tour of Dnipropetrovsk (3 hours). Sites to visit during the tour:
  The Fight for Dnipro River military museum.
  Transfiguration Cathedral.
  Monastic Island.
  Time for lunch.
  Return to the hotel.
  Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Afternoon options: Visit to the folklore centre in Petrykivka village (100 km) to discover the unique painting style of Eastern Ukrainian decorative art and crafts. Souvenir shop.
OR: Visit to Novomoskovsk town (25 km) to discover unique wooden Novomoskovsk Trinity Cathedral, and Samara Monastery (16th cent.) well known from the times of Cossacks.
  Return to Dnipropetrovsk.
  Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight: Dnipropetrovsk 

 

Day 5 – DNIPROPETROVSK (DNEPROPETROVSK) – DONETSK

  Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.
  Transfer to the Central train station.
  Depart Dnipropetrovsk for Donetsk with the morning express train.
  Arrival to Donetsk. Transfer to your choice of city-centre hotel.
  Check-in and freshen-up. Time for lunch. 
  Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Depart for the private tour of Donetsk (3 hours). Sites to visit during the tour:
  The down town of Donetsk where the spirit of John James Hughes’ (the founder of Donetsk) time is still present.
  Pushkin Boulevard – an open air venue where modern painters and street musicians meet.
  The park of forged figures (its second name is the park of everybody’s wishes come true).
  The monument of the Beatles Band, the only one in FSU.
  Donbass Arena Stadium - one of the best stadiums in Europe. You will visit football players’ training rooms, the museum of Shakhtar football club and the souvenir shop.
  Return to the hotel. 
  Afternoon and evening at leisure. 
Overnight: Donetsk

 

Day 6 – DONETSK - ARTYOMOVSK - DONETSK

  Breakfast at the hotel.
  Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Depart Donetsk for Artyomovsk (90 km). 
  Visit legendary visit Artyomovsk Winery founded at the middle of the ХVIII century. Take your chance to learn the mysteries of wine-makers practicing the semi centennial traditions of quality awarded by 12 Grand prizes and numerous medals. Optional wine tasting and visit to the liqueur store. (3 hours). 
  Return to Donetsk.
  Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight: Donetsk

 

Day 7 – DONETSK

  Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.
  Transfer to the International Airport of Donetsk for your homebound flight.
End of the tour