About this tour
Chernihiv remembers the events of different times: the "visits" of the Vikings and the glory of Kievan Rus, the revival in the era of the Cossacks, the leisurely, measured course of life in the provincial period, the destruction during the Second World War, the blockade from February to March 2022... Our tour will tell about important historical events, and legends of the city. We will visit caves, mounds and ancient temples. And while walking in Chernihiv, you will feel the spirit of the great past. On our route - the unique architecture of the pre-Mongolian period (11-13 centuries), baroque (17-18 centuries), and wooden lace of Chernihiv (19-early 20 centuries).
It will be a rich, but easy, pleasant, informative walk.
5 reasons to choose tour
To take a walk through the incredibly beautiful city center
To experience ancient Russian, sometimes the mystical atmosphere of Chernigov
To visit the oldest cathedral not only in Ukraine but also in Eastern Europe
To descend into the Antoniev Caves - a place of strength, wonder and legends
To visit the territory of one of the oldest and still active monastic monasteries
Ancient Val (Ditynets)
There was the city that arose and developed. Now it is the main part of the city with numerous architectural monuments, museums and galleries. There it is good to take a leisurely walk and take beautiful photos as a memory: there are enough beautiful views! The most important diamond of Dytynets is the Transfiguration Cathedral - the oldest surviving cathedral in Ukraine. It was founded no later than 1030 by the Chernihiv prince Mstislav the Brave. The Catherine Church (15th century) is a classic example of Ukrainian Baroque. It has reached our days almost unchanged.
In the center of Chernihiv, another masterpiece of the Old Russian era (c. 12th - c. 13th century) has been preserved. A peer of "Words about Igor's regiment" and the last church of the pre-Mongol period that existed in Chernihiv. A church of incredible beauty, interesting architecture and historical destiny. This is the only Old Russian church in Chernihiv without plaster walls, so we will be able to see unique signs on the ancient Russian brick plinth and investigate it.
They are located near the historical center. This is another complex full of unique archaeological and architectural monuments. It is here that you should visit the legendary Antonia Caves. They were founded in 1069, and have unusual energy and a mysterious atmosphere. The 17th-century Trinity Cathedral is also a must-visit in the Boldyn Mountains, a bright monument of baroque architecture. The temple preserves miraculous relics of saints, so it will be interesting also for guests to whom the religious aspect is important. The dominant feature of the complex is the 58-meter bell tower, which offers a fantastic panorama of Chernihiv.
Yeletsky Assumption Monastery
This monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Russia, which is still active. The names of princes and hetmans are associated with it, it was the center of ancient Ukrainian culture. The main temple, Assumption Cathedral, has features of Italian architecture, which we will discover during the tour. It is also the only church in Chernihiv that has preserved a large number of ancient Russian frescoes. The masterpiece of the monastery is the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Yelets, 17th century.
Chorna Mogyla Mound
Pagan, princely burial in the middle of the 10th century, a unique and world-famous archaeological site. It was explored in the 19th century, full of valuable and interesting things. There I will talk about the figure of the Norse god Thor that was found and about the scientific interpretations: who is buried in this grave?
What is included?
From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.