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Tour for one day "Kozelec - Chernigov"

Time Description of itinerary and objects of visit
09:00 Meeting with your guide at hotel in Kiev.
09:00-10:30 Transfer to the village Kozelec (75 kms).
10:30-11:30 Excursion of Kozelec which was known since the XVII century as a fortress Kozlograd. Visiting an outstanding architectural monument - Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (1752-63 gg.) in baroque style with beautiful wooden iconostasis. And inspection of the Ascension Church (1866-74 gg.) and St. Nicholas Church (1781-84 gg.). On the eastern outskirts of the city you will see homestead of Dragoons genus "Pokorschina" (XVIII c.) with the palace, park and kamenica (now medetsinsky College).
11:30-13:00 Transfer to Chernihiv (70 kms)
13:00-14:00 Free time for having lunch.
14:00-17:30 Excursion of Chernigov: Chernihiv is the ancient city, which was founded in the 10th century according to the chronicles. As well as in Kiev, Chernihiv was ruled by princes in those days, were built luxurious temples and were formed underground monasteries. Most of the ancient buildings are preserved.
The tour includes: a visit to the great temple of Chernigov - Trinity Cathedral, where are the myrrh-streaming icons and relics. Visiting Trinity-Elias Monastery, which is the seat of the Archbishop of the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. There is 65-meter tower located in this complex, where is a spectacular view of the city.
Visiting Elias Church it is the oldest shrine of Chernigov, it is part of the Trinity-Elias Monastery on Boldin Hills. You will visit Anthony Cave of the 11th century.
Boldin Hills - it's part of the city, there are numerous monuments, including a group of ancient mound-tombs. On an area of 1.2 hectares of preserved about 230. One of the largest is the mound "ambulatory."
Visiting Eletski Assumption Monastery, which was founded in the XI century by Prince Svyatoslav Yaroslavovich.
Scientific Library located in the former building of the Noble and peasant land bank.
Detinets (Val) – is the oldest part of Chernigov. There are focused a lot of museums and historical monuments. One of them the "Mazeppa house". There placed 12 iron bastion cannons on the shaft from XVII v.
Opposite of the shells located one of the most beautiful temples in Ukraine - Catherine's church.
Transfiguration Cathedral - the older brother of St. Sophia. Another symbolic place of the Val. The oldest preserved monument of architecture of the Kievan state.
The Boris and Gleb Cathedral is towering beside there. Now it is a museum of architecture, where concerts of sacred music take place. Also nearby is the Chernihiv Collegium, it is openwork building with a tall bell tower was built in the beginning XVIII century.
Pyatnitska Church in Chernigov it is a classic monument of ancient architecture. Church in honor of St. Paraskeva, patron of trade, was built XII-XIII century. Chernihiv Oblast Philharmonic is located in the former building of Nicholas Diocesan brotherhood.
17:30-20:00 Return to Kiev (145 km)

The price includes:

• transport services;
• guide-interpreter services;
• entrance tickets to Anthony Cave, Boris and Gleb Cathedral, Collegium.

The price does not include:

• lunch.

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