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Kherson Region Tour + Askania Nova


Dear visitors!
The current tour is available only for warm periods of the year....

DAY 1

Meeting at Boryspol or Odessa Airport and a car transfer to Kiev or Odessa downtown
Free time for exploring Kiev or Odessa
Optional Kiev Walking Tour where you can see the main sights of Kiev, such as Maidan and Khreschatik, St. Sofia and St Michael Monastery, stand on Volodymyrska hill where the first Orthodox church was built in the tenth century and capture the lights of the evening Kyiv going down the river in a boat or visit a magnificent performance in Kyiv National Opera and Ballet House
7:00 pm a theatre performance starts.

or Optional Odessa Walking Tour where you can see main sights of Odessa such as Potyomkin Steps ( The Grand Stairway filmed by Eisenstein in his 1925 film The battleship Potyomkin), The Prymorskyy Boulevard with excavation site showing the remnants of the ancient Greek settlement , the City council and the famous Odessa Opera and Ballet House and then you can visit a performance or go down the Potyomkin steps to the City Sea port and get on board the boat for a round Odessa harbor voyage to see Odessa from the side of the sea.

Then you have an option of either the Dolphin Show at NEMO Odessa Aquarium 
6:00 pm an aquarium show starts
Or
7:00 pm a theatre performance starts. You can also get to the theatre 45 min before the show to get a glimpse of a theatre history ( The current theatre was built in 1884-1887)

DAY 2

- 9:00 am Car transfer From Odessa (3 hour drive) or
- 5:00 am Car transfer from Kiev (7 hour drive) (Optional Train Kiev - Kherson (leaves Kyiv at 8:40 PM - arrives Kherson at 10:02 am))
- 12: 00 am arrival to Kherson
Accommodation in 4 stars Kherson Hotel Diligence (click to see description of the hotel)
or private Kherson apartments ( click to see description of the apartments )
- 1:30 pm Lunch at the hotel or at John Howard's
- 2:30 pm Walking Tour round Kherson and along the boulevard near the river and explore St. Catherine's Cathedral and the remnants of the fortification  where the founder of Kherson was buried.

DAY 3

  Down the river by canoe
- 7:00 am- breakfast at the hotel 
- 8:00 am- an exciting hike down the river by canoe
( Attention! we offer only tourist canoe which is suitable for any person of any age. so it is 100% safe and will never turn over )
Transportation & English-speaking guide are included...

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DAY 4

Askania Nova Nature Reserve ( one day trip)
- 8:00 am   breakfast at the hotel
- 9:00 am   leave for Askania Nova nature reserve ( 2 hour drive) founded by a well known family of Falz Feins in the end of the 19th century
- 11:00 am  arrival at the nature reserve. Safari
- 2 pm        lunch at  the territory of the reserve
- 3pm- 5 pm  more  reserve exploring  with hundreds of rare or extinct birds and plants
- 5:30 pm leaving the reserve
- 7:30 pm arriving at Kherson
Transportation & English-speaking guide are included...

Askaniya Nova

DAY 5

- 9:00 am breakfast at the hotel
- 10:00 am excursion to the Museum of Local Lore
- 11:00 am visiting a forest ( outside the city)
- 2:30  pm a picnic in the forest ( meals at the expense of the company)
- 6 :00 pm arrival at the hotel
- 7:00 pm Philharmonics concert ( optional) 

Transportation & English-speaking guide are included...

DAY 6

Free time ( if have some) for exploring Kherson
Transfer to the airport
Additional meals, as well as additional excursions or side trips are available upon request at additional cost.