Prepare yourself for the day ahead with a classic or European breakfast at Olivera restaurant, or take a leisurely stroll along cobbled Andriyivsky Uzviz to one of the street’s quaint cafés. After fresh pastries and hot coffee, you can embark on a tour of Kiev’s oldest quarter. Stop to admire the Baroque architecture of iconic St. Andrew’s Church and browse souvenirs at local shops.
In the afternoon, head south to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, an important public square at the heart of the city and home to the 2001 Independence Monument. Soak up the hustle and bustle whilst admiring the square’s impressive architecture and then pay a visit to leafy Mariyinsky Park. Here, you can spend an idyllic few hours exploring the shady avenues and landscaped gardens of riverside Mariyinsky Palace. Once a royal residence, the Baroque building now hosts important national events and ceremonies.
As the sun sets over the city, wander home serenaded by the bells of St. Sophia’s Cathedral. Enjoy cocktails on the roof at b-hush lounge bar, settling in for an evening of music and sophisticated company followed by dinner at Comme Il Faut. If you opt for a night out, ask the concierge to arrange tickets. The National Opera of Ukraine is only 15 minutes' walk away, giving you the opportunity to experience one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful opera houses.
Ukraine has the largest territory in Europe.
Kiev city is more than 1500 years old and was founded by vikings.
Dnipro river is the third longest river in Europe after the Volga and Danube with a length of 2285 kilometers.
There are about 4000 Orthodox churches and monasteries in Ukraine, many of them dating back to 1000 years old.
The first helicopter was invented by the Ukrainian Igor Sikorsky.