Park Necklace: Alexandria Park - Sofievsky Park (Uman) + canyons and palaces (from the city of Dnipro)

About this tour

On this tour, we will see how history intertwines... There are the best arboretums in Ukraine, built for beautiful women - Alexandra and Sofia;  there are the most beautiful canyons and a castle on the river Ros. The Buk Canyon in Gorny Tikich is impressive, the story of Count Bobrinsky in the Smelyansk region ... Come with us!


Tour start dates - October 15


The price does not include meals, entrance fees, and personal expenses.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 250 UAH.

 Entrance fees, UAH per adult/child:

 – Lopukhin-Demidov Palace entrance fee is 50/30 UAH;

 – Alexandria Park entrance fee is 80/35 UAH;

 – Sofiyivskyi Park entrance fee is 165/120 UAH ( + tour of the park);

 – a guide in the Buksky Canyon costs 50 UAH.

 Boating on the underground river is optional and costs 70 UAH;
*Prices may change


*The originality of the text is completely preserved by the author of the tour (tour operator)

 

We can also prepare a set of clothes for you with cool Visit Ukraine merch, so that you are as prepared as possible for the tour and enjoy the atmosphere


Day 1

Smela-Korsun-canyon of the Ros River-Lopukhins Palace-Bila Tserkva-Alexandria Park. The departure is at 5.30 o'clock from the Dnipro by a comfortable bus. On the way, we will stop on the land of Count Bobrinsky in the small town of Smela in the Cherkasy region. We will see the Tyasmin River, a new embankment, an old building of a loan bank, Pokrovsky Cathedral and hear an amazing story about the inhabitants of the area. Transfer to Korsun, a city in the Cherkasy region, which history began in 1032 when Yaroslav the Wise built a mighty fortress there to protect his lands and got its name from the Crimean "Korsun" (Chersonese). The palace and the park ensemble of the princes Lopukhins-Demidovs is the main attraction on the banks of the rocky banks of the Ros. Only there are bizarre stone canyons, bowls with waterfalls, many stone islands and bridges connecting the islands ... Moving to Bila Tserkva, a city with an ancient and rich history, where churches were first whitewashed. Check-in at the hotel, lunch. Excursion to Alexandria Park, which is a worthy competitor to Sofievsky Park in Uman. At the end of the 18th-century Polish king, Stanislav August presented Bila Tserkva to the hetman of Poland Xavier Bronitsky. His wife was the beloved maid of honour of Empress Catherine II, Potemkin's niece Alexandra Engelhard. She built a park on her lands on the banks of the Ros River that was fashionable at that time, in imitation of the parks of St. Petersburg... There are picturesque banks and canyons of the Ros River, a Chinese bridge, lakes, swans, ancient alleys, a dilapidated castle, waterfalls, and a park of extraordinary beauty, consisting of more than 1200 names of trees and shrubs… Are you tired? Do not forget your swimwear, there is an opportunity to swim and sunbathe on the sandy banks of the Ros. Free time, when you will be able to walk around the historical part of the city, Cathedral Square, temples, and visit the organ hall.

Day 2

Buksky canyon-Uman-Sofievsky park. 6.00 - departure. On the way, there will be a scheduled stop at a gas station where you can drink coffee and have a snack. 8.00-10.00 – Buksky Canyon on the Gorny Tikich River. “Little Switzerland” is what the residents of the surrounding villages call this place and are proud that it was included in the list of contenders for victory in the competition “7 Natural Wonders of Ukraine”. This natural miracle is already 2 billion years old and is one of the most beautiful places in the central part of Ukraine. The waters of the river rapidly roll down from blocks of granite, thereby creating a noisy two-meter waterfall, the whirlpool roll and the canyon stretches for 2.5 km. Rocks in some places reach 20-40 m in height, and numerous boulders and rifts will decorate any frame. Also, a large water mill was built there back in the nineteenth century, only fragments of which have survived. Transfer to Uman (40 min), where we will see a wonderful creation of nature and human hands - Sofievsky Park, which arose as a result of the love of Count Potocki and the beautiful Greek woman Sofia. There are picturesque alleys, lakes, swans, fountains, gazebos over the lake, stone grottoes, a terrace of muses, and boating on an underground river. Departure. Arrival in Dnipro at 22.00.

5 reasons to choose tour

1

The best arboretums in Ukraine

2

The most beautiful canyons and a castle on the river Ros

3

The Buk Canyon in Gorny Tikich is impressive

4

The story of Count Bobrinsky in the Smelyansk region

5

A wonderful creation of nature and human hands - Sofievsky Park

Key landmarks

1

Korsun

A city in the Cherkasy region, which history began in 1032 when Yaroslav the Wise built a mighty fortress there to protect his lands and got its name from the Crimean "Korsun" (Chersonese). The palace and the park ensemble of the princes Lopukhins-Demidovs is the main attraction on the banks of the rocky banks of the Ros. Only there are bizarre stone canyons, bowls with waterfalls, many stone islands and bridges connecting the islands ...

2

Alexandria Park

which is a worthy competitor to Sofievsky Park in Uman. At the end of the 18th-century Polish king, Stanislav August presented Bila Tserkva to the hetman of Poland Xavier Bronitsky. His wife was the beloved maid of honour of Empress Catherine II, Potemkin's niece Alexandra Engelhard. There are picturesque banks and canyons of the Ros River, a Chinese bridge, lakes, swans, ancient alleys, a dilapidated castle, waterfalls, and a park of extraordinary beauty, consisting of more than 1200 names of trees and shrubs… Are you tired? Do not forget your swimwear, there is an opportunity to swim and sunbathe on the sandy banks of the Ros.

3

Buksky Canyon on the Gorny Tikich River

“Little Switzerland” is what the residents of the surrounding villages call this place and are proud that it was included in the list of contenders for victory in the competition “7 Natural Wonders of Ukraine”. This natural miracle is already 2 billion years old and is one of the most beautiful places in the central part of Ukraine. The waters of the river rapidly roll down from blocks of granite, thereby creating a noisy two-meter waterfall, the whirlpool roll and the canyon stretches for 2.5 km. Rocks in some places reach 20-40 m in height, and numerous boulders and rifts will decorate any frame. Also, a large water mill was built there back in the nineteenth century, only fragments of which have survived.

4

Sofievsky Park

Which arose as a result of the love of Count Potocki and the beautiful Greek woman Sofia. There are picturesque alleys, lakes, swans, fountains, gazebos over the lake, stone grottoes, a terrace of muses, and boating on an underground river.

What is included?

Transfer along the route

Transfer along the route

Professional guide

Professional guide

The tour is conducted in the Ukrainian language. Other languages on request.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

Accommodation

Accommodation

The surcharge for single occupancy is 250 UAH.

From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!