About this tour
In this tour, we are waiting for:
- The Holy Protection Church in Rubanivka, whose fame has spread far beyond our region, the ancient Red Church of the 19th century, which has a rich ancient and modern history;
- the estate-museum of Ivan Manzhura, a Ukrainian folklorist and storyteller who was born and lived in this place, the author of the fairy tale legend of Tremsyn the Bogatyr;
- beautiful nature: a park-garden on the shore of the lake into which the Solomchyna River flows, grottoes, a spring and a well with clean water, the burial place of Cossack Ruban and other prominent figures of the region, a zoo, swans, gazebos and benches, a literary shop-museum;
- The Znamenivsky Convent in the village of Znamenivka, as a continuation of the history of the Holy Protection Church, which has the same roots and the same founder;
- silence, peace of mind and spiritual balance, participation in the service, conversation with a priest, prayer, walks - everyone will find what they need.
Tour start dates: September 25, October 9
7:30 - departure from Dnipro from the railway station by tourist bus;
9:15-9:30 - Arrival at the Rubaniv Church. On the way, the guide will tell the most interesting story about the first settlers, how the widow of the court centurion Ivan Vasylenko, Kateryna Vasylenko, built the Red Church in the mid-19th century (1850s), and then, after visiting Jerusalem, began building a convent. She soon left the worldly life and became a nun, becoming abbess in 1906. Today, the Znamenskyi Monastery still rises above the village and the pond, glorifying God and impressing with its grandeur, tranquility, and bell ringing.
We will also learn about the local "kobzar" Ivan Manzhur, his difficult life, and hear the legend of Tremsin the Bogatyr.
How will we spend our time? Everyone is free to choose, at their own discretion.
9:00-11:00 - the service is held. Afterward, Father Vasyl leads interesting spiritual conversations. Those who wish can have a modest but tasty lunch in the refectory.
From 10:00 am, the Ivan Manzhura Estate Museum is open: an old thatched house with ethnographic items of the time, a barn, and a farmstead. Animals are waiting for you in their zoo corner, swans and ducks on the lake will not mind if you treat them to something tasty.
Walking through the alleys of the autumn park, you can reach the stairs that will take you down to a mysterious stone grotto with a spring that flows into a small pond at the bottom of the grotto. Here you can sit and enjoy the untouched silence, and draw water from the spring. The trail will lead you out of the park and there are many picturesque places along the lake where you can lay a mat and have a picnic. Or you can eat your food at any bench if you don't go to the refectory.
Also, don't forget to visit the literary shop and think about eternity near the graves. And, of course, you can buy honey, propolis, pies, and other simple rural products at the market near the temple complex.
13:00 - transfer to the village of Znamenivka (15 minutes on the way). Visit to the Znamenivka Monastery. Usually, the nuns are happy to introduce visitors to the monastery and its history, icons, and iconostasis. The grounds are very well maintained, with lots of flowers and greenery, as well as vegetable gardens and raspberry patch - the monastery residents grow their own food. You can take a walk to the local pond with Shevchenko's willows bending their branches over the water.
14:15 - departure. Approximate arrival in Dnipro: 16:00-16:15.
*The originality of the text is fully preserved from the author of the tour (tour operator)
The price does not include: personal expenses, donations. Note: parishioners are asked to wear shoe covers or a change of shoes at the entrance to the Red Church, as the church is carpeted.
5 reasons to choose tour
The Holy Intercession Church in Rubanovka, the fame of which has spread far beyond our region, the old Red Church of the 19th century, which has a rich ancient and modern history
The estate museum of Ivan Manzhura - Ukrainian folklorist and kazkar, who was born and lived in this place, the author of the fairy tale-legend about Tremsyn Bogatyr
Magnificent nature: a park-garden on the shore of the lake, into which the Solomchina River flows, grottoes, a spring and a spring with the purest water, burial places of the Cossack Ruban and other prominent figures of the region, a zoo, swans, arbours and benches, a literary shop-museum
Znamenovsky convent in the village. Znamenovka, as a successor to the history of the Holy Intercession Church, has the same roots and one founder
Silence, peace of mind and spirit and balance, participation in the service, conversation with the priest, prayer, walks - everyone will find what he needs
The Holy Intercession Church in Rubanovka
The estate museum of Ivan Manzhura
The Znamenovsky Monastery
What is included?
Transfer along the route
*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.
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.