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Museum History of Ukraine with St Andrew Church and St Michael Golden Domed Monastery

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    First we invite You to enjoy Tour of National Museum of History of Ukraine will cover all highlights starling with its mammoth and Greek heritage (the Greeks inhabited the Black sea coast of Ukraine since VIII century B.C. and up to late XVIII century ). Further exhibits are on the life style of nomadic tribes in the steppes of Ukraine illustrating how true was the description of their customs by Herodotes. Most interesting is the history of Scythians and Sarmatians and their contacts with ancient Greeks. The woods of the Northern Ukraine were inhabited by pro-Slavonic tribes. Special was Tripolie culture with its painted ceramic objects. Next exhibits will illustrated the history of Kievan Rus, introduction of Christianity “by sword and fire” in 988y and Mongol-Tatar invasion 1240. Very colorful are exhibits on the history of Cossacks with hetman Khmelnitsky’s hat XVIII-th century and diorama depicting one of the major Cossack fortress. Other exhibits are on Poltava Battle and embellishment of Cossack dome by Catherine II. Next door of exhibits showing cultural development of Ukrainian in XVII-XVIII centuries. Further comes a baroque style coach presented as a gift to Kiev archbishop by Empress Elizabeth. Same room has donations to churches by hetman Mazepa. Other exhibits are on Poltava Battle and embellishment of Cossack dome by Catherine II. Optional visit collections of magnificent crystal objects produced by Kiev factory and Ukrainian coins and banknotes.

                  Than you'll visit Saint Andrew’s Church what was built by Italian architect Rastrelli in 1767. It’s original icon-stasis has survived. It has crimson color (art historians define it an “wild strawberry red”) as the Empress Elizabeth wished it. All interior as well as exterior of St. Andrew’s were designed by Rastrelli. Originally, St. Andrew’s was built with the tiles in its roof. Both tiles and bricks of St.Andrew’s were made in Kiev by Italian workers. St.Andrew’s is supported by a two-level building below. It was used to accommodate two more churches of St.Zachariah and St. Elizabeth and St. Sergus of Radonezh. Unlike most Ukrainian and Russian churches St. Andrew’s has no murals. It is decorated with the icon of “The Last Supper” on the chancel wall, a gift by Catherine II. And more interesting about St Andrew's Church waiting for you. 

                   Lastly explore St.Michael Golden Domed Monastery what was built in 1113 and then destroyed at Soviet time 30-es. Mosaics and frescoes had been removed from cathedral’s interior in 1930-ies before the cathedral got demolished. It was rebuilt in the year 2000 with new mosaics and murals. Since St. Michael’s was enlarged in XVIII century as two chapels were added to it – St. Barbara’s and St. Catherine’s - the interior today has murals in Byzantine and baroque styles. Byzantine style depicting patron saints of family life and monastic life. The museum of St.Michael’s with golden dome is located in its Bell Tower.
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    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.
    Traveler pickup is offered


    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev. Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name. In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area. Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua


    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.
    Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name.
    In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you
    in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area.
    Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua


    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.

    Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name.

    In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you

    in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area.

    Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua


    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.

    Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name.

    In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you

    in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area.

    Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua


    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.

    Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name.

    In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you

    in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area.

    Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Tour ends with the hotel drop-off.
    Inclusions
    • Private guided tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (except walking tour)
    • Transport by private car or by minivan or by minibus (except walking tour)
    • Walking tour - guide will pick-up you from the centrally located Hotel or Apartment of your stay in Kiev
    • Explore the History of the St.Andrew's Church, St. Michael's Monastery and visit National Museum of the History of Ukraine
    • Visiting the museums Museum operate daily from 10am till 5pm.
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to Museum History of Ukraine and Museum of St.Michael Monastery in Bell Tower (about US$2 per person/1 museum)
    • Please be know that you should pay entrance fees for your private guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Extra services.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Please know that you should pay entrance fees for your private guide
    • Please know that Museums of the History time operate is 10am-5pm.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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