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From Kyiv: Full-Day Private Chernihiv Trip

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From Kyiv: Full-Day Private Chernihiv Trip

From US$ 113.20 per person

Visit beautiful ancient Chernihiv with a private driver and enjoy a comprehensive tour of this cozy city. Discover the main Chernihiv attractions such as the mysterious Saint Anthony Caves and admire the panorama of the Desna River.

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  • Discover a splendid Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral in the small town of Kozelets halfway from Kyiv to Chernihiv
  • Get a complete overview of the centuries-old history of Chernihiv with a help of an expert local guide
  • Reveal the mysteries of the ancient St. Anthony Caves, created in the 11th century by a founder of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • Enjoy the calm ambience of the city and contemplate a charming panorama of the Desna River from Dytynets
  • Visit Boris and Gleb Cathedral and Yeletsky Assumption Monastery that are must-see sites of Chernihiv
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Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and start a comprehensive full-day trip to the ancient town of Chernihiv. The distance from Kyiv to Chernihiv is 140 kilometers and allows you to contemplate beautiful sceneries along the route. Halfway to your main destination, there will be a stop at the small but beautiful town of Kozelets. The main attraction of this town is the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral with an exceptional iconostasis.  Once you arrive in Chernihiv, an informative and cheerful city tour with a local guide will start. Being a city with centuries-old history, Chernihiv counts a great number of monuments from the 11th, 12th, 17th and 18th centuries. Chernihiv has always been an important center of culture and religion and you will see it with your own eyes while visiting the city’s main attractions. When the tour of Chernihiv is over, your driver will take you back to Kyiv and drop you off at your hotel. This comprehensive tour includes: - Saint Anthony Caves – an ancient cave monastery founded by St. Anthony in 1069. The prominent monastery was restored in the 18th century after being destroyed by Tatar Mongols. On the territory of Anthony Caves, you may find the biggest underground temple of Ukraine, St. Theodosius Church, and the first country’s underground place of worship – Cave of Spirits - Boris and Gleb Cathedral – an amazing masterpiece of the Ukrainian Baroque art with the burial chamber of famous princes of the city, where the famous Holy Doors are located - Our Savior and Transfiguration Cathedral - unique olden church of the Kyivan Rus that has been well-maintained till today - Yeletsky Assumption Monastery – a unique cultural monument of the 11th century, an Orthodox female monastery - Trinity Cathedral – an important monument of the 17th century Ukrainian Baroque and the main cathedral of the city. Here, you will get a chance to worship the miraculous St. Theodosius and St. Laurence’s relics - Ancient Chernihiv Dytynets (Citadel) - the most ancient part of Chernihiv with a beautiful cozy park. Here, everyone can admire the incredible city view, the stunning Boldin hills, and the marvelous Desna River

  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the St. Antony Caves
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • You will have some free time in the city for lunch (optional, own expense)
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Though the trip was not that exciting,the guide i got there was very good.. bcz of her i could experience some typical Ukrainian cuisine.

July 6, 2021

Very interesting and informative trip

August 2, 2019

Excellent trip

Our guides Irina and Margarita were both excellent and very knowledgeable.

May 3, 2017

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