Weekend in Kamenets-Podolski part 1
Weekend in Kamenets-Podolski part 1
4 Days / 3 Nights
(Borispil - Chernivtsi - Khotyn - Kamenets-Podolsky - Borispil)
Meeting at Boryspil Airport.
Arriving in Chernivtsi.
Accommodation at the Hotel.
Visiting the St. Nicholas Church, the Organ Hall (the former Armenian Church), the Cathedral, the Local History Museum, the Cathedral Square, the Theatre Square, Drama theatre of O. Kobilyansky. The Bukovinsky metropolitans' residences.
Chernivtsi - one of the finest regional centres of the Western Ukraine. Since the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it has been "Little Paris". The origin of Chernivtsi is from an ancient fortress, which existed on the left bank of the PrutRiver before 1259
and was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar invaders. The Nicholas
Church has been in Chernivtsi since the days of feudalism, it was built in 1607 from oak. Other local attractions are also the Cathedral, the Armenian Church, the train station and the city theatre.
A pearl of Chernivtsi is the former residence of Bukovina metropolitans, built in 1862-1882. Now it is the main building of the Chernivtsi State University.
Moving to Khotyn.
Excursion of the Khotyn castle and the Khotyn city.
One of the most significant monuments of architecture and military fortification art of the past in the Western Europe is the Khotyn fortress. Its wall height of 30-40 metres and 5-6 metres thick, earthen ramparts, bastions and deep moats are of great interest to all who visit this fortress by the Dniester River.
The events of military history of the fortress emphasize its power. An important milestone in the history of the city and the fortress was the Khotyn war. In 1621 army of 40 000 men led by Peter Sahaydachny saved Poles from destruction in the Turkish-Polish war, when the Turks tried to invade the lands of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Many films has been made in this fortress: "Zahar Berkut", "Ballad of the Valiant Knight Ivanhoe”, ”The Three Musketeers", "Arrows of Robin Hood", "Taras Bulba".
In 2007, The Khotyn fortress entered the list of "7 Wonders of Ukraine".
Moving to the city Kamenets-
- A deep rocky canyon in the centre of the city
- The Castle Bridge
- The Peter and Paul and Nicholas Church
- The Goncharnaya and Kushnirskaya towers
- Turkish and Armenian bastions
- The Kamenetsky Town Hall and The Armenian well
- The Dominican and Trinitarsky monasteries
- The Polish and Russian Gate
Excursion to The Kamenets-Podolski fortress
The Feodosya castle is located outside the city and it stands at its sole entrance. The original stone buildings of the castle were built in 12th – 13th centuries, and also in the 14th and 16th centuries. It was repeatedly extended and rebuilt; its final stage emerged in the middle of the 16th century.
In the decorations of the premises of the castle, tiles with plant ornament or reliefs are used. Among them the attention is focused on the image of mounted warriors. The doors, shutters, or residential furniture and chests are decorated with them.
For people who are interested in the old ways of torture practices we recommend that you visit the local
cellar with a torture chamber. In one of the rooms you will find an exhibition of the people´s life from the times when the fortress was inhabited. You'll see samples of weapons, clothing, and learn the history of the fortress. After this exhibition, a visit to the highest tower of the fortress.
Check-out from the Hotel.
Moving to Boryspil Airport.
End of service.
The price includes:
1) Transport services on the route: Boryspil – Chernivtsi – Khotyn - Kamenets-Podolsky - Borispil
2) Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel: 1 Room with 2 beds.
3) Meals: Breakfasts - 3, Lunches -2, Suppers - 3
4) The entrance fees and guide services in accordance with the tour program
5) Accompanied by representatives of travel company
6) An English or a Finnish speaking intepreter
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