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From Kyiv: Full-Day Private Chernihiv Trip

1. From Kyiv: Full-Day Private Chernihiv Trip

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

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From Kyiv: Chernihiv Day Trip

2. From Kyiv: Chernihiv Day Trip

Chernihiv’s golden age was the 12th and early 13th century. A major center of culture in Old Rus, Chernihiv rivaled Kyiv in the territory and might. The city had close commercial ties with many lands of Old Rus, the Byzantine Empire, and Western Europe. Chernigiv’s jewelers and gunsmiths were famous for their high-quality jewelry, weapons, dishes and bowls, and their silverware was especially popular. Today, the best examples of these articles are exhibited in many museums of Ukraine and Chernihiv.  Staggering buildings are preserved throughout the city from the 11th-13th centuries. Located on the territory of the medieval citadel, also called the Rampart, is the oldest monument of 11th century Old Rus architecture, standing among other impressive ones. Indeed, the main places of interest are in the architectural and historic conservation areas, preserving monuments from ancient Russian times, described in the poem "The Lay of Igor's Warfare", (referring to Piatnitska Church from the 12th century),  the Ukrainian Baroque Kateriniska Church from the18th century), St. Sofia Cathedral in Kyiv, Spaso-Preobrazhenskyi Cathedral (11th century). Also, Borysohlebskyi cathedral (12th century) Chernigivskyi Collegiums (18th century), Yeletskyi Convent, and Caves of Antnonii (17th century). There will be free time for lunch after the tour at a local cafe.

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What people are saying about Chernihiv

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Both the driver and the guide were excellent. Margherita in partucular was extremely competent and skilled, with a widespread knowledge of the varoius historical topics and sites. Very much reccomended!

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.

Excellent trip

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