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Bus tour - reloading to Podolsky Tovtry and Kamenetz - Podolsky will give you the opportunity to enjoy unusual views, feel the power of Podolsk places of power and visit places where even the all-knowing Google has not reached


Day 1: Mysterious Kamyanets - Podilsky

Departure from Kyiv. Arrival in Kamianets - Podilskyi. We will live in one of the best hotels of Kamianets -Podilskyi - "7 dniv" in the city center.

After having a hearty lunch, we will go on a sightseeing tour of the city. Medieval fortress, town hall, churches and steep cobbled streets!

We will organize a hot air balloon flight over the Dniester and Smotrytsky canyons, at your request.

And in the evening you can walk around the city on your own, relax and sit in a cozy cafe.


Day 2: Bakota is one of the most powerful places of Ukrainian power.

We will go on an excursion to Bakota and the Bakota rock monastery.

You will feel its powerful energy even at the entrance to the reserve "Podilsky Tovtry". Some people explain this by the displacement of tectonic plates, others explain by the fact that here the Dniester spills into several rivers, increasing the energy of water, some others explain just by God's plan.

Even though the climate is surprising here, the average annual air temperature in Bakota is the same as in Yalta. You will be amazed by the similarity of the Crimean and local climate and get acquainted with the unique flora and fauna of the reserve, which are not found anywhere else.

We will admire the Dniester canyon from several observation decks, go down the winding path to the rock monastery of the 11th century, look into the mysterious grottoes, sanctuaries, taste pure spring water from springs with live and dead water.

Now the monastery is closed: a service is held here only once a year, on August 14, on the Savior of the Honey Feast Day. After the tour we will relax on the local beach: sunbathe, swim, relax.

We will have a picnic with a tasting of cottage cheese, sausages and wine.


Day 3: England in miniature

Breakfast. That day we will feel like real discoverers of Podillya, we will go to a place where probably none of your acquaintances were.

Do you want to visit England without leaving your country? Then welcome to a tour of Maliyivka. It is a small village in Podilsk, where the estate of the 18th century Polish magnate Orlowski is.

The film based on Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" was shot in this house, in England.

The estate is surrounded by a park with relict trees and a fountain, there are decorative lakes with clear blue water nearby, Polish nobles knew how to live the beautiful life!

We will admire the beautiful man-made waterfall with grottoes and learn why the owners of the estate clashed with local monks because of it.

We will visit the neighboring village of Pidlisny Mukariv with Maliivtsi. A neo-Gothic church of amazing beauty was built here with the help of Orlowski. But it is not ordinary, there is an organ that will be played especially for us. We will walk, have lunch there and go home to Kyiv.


The price does not include:

- wine and cheese tasting 200 UAH/person*
- optional excursions in Kamyanets - Podilskyi - "witch hunt" - 350 UAH.*
- BRDM 350 UAH - after the Victory* - balloon flight: 4 people-10000 UAH, 3 people-8500 UAH, 2 people-7000 UAH - after the Victory*
- entrance ticket to the fortress*

*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

Five reasons to choose this tour

1

You will visit one of the places of Ukrainian power, Podilsky Tovtry Reserve

2

You will see a view of the Dniester canyon from the observation decks

3

You will get acquainted with the Podilsk village of Maliyivtsi, that is called England in miniature

4

You can enjoy organ music in the neo-Gothic church

5

You will taste homemade cheese with wine

Key landmarks

1

Rock monastery in Bakota

It is the monastery of the 11th century, which is now closed, but services are held here once a year on the Savior of the Honey Feast Day on August 14. The monastery on the rock resembles a monk's cell on Mount Athos. The location of the monastery is unique due to its microclimate and it resembles Yalta. The monastery is located in the Podilsky Tovtry National Park.

2

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a fortress city

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a fortress city and a legendary city, one of the oldest cities in Ukraine, located on the Smotrych River. The city is built around the castle on a kind of peninsula formed by the loop of the rocky riverbed. The fortress is surrounded by ancient houses, whose architecture has absorbed the traditions of many peoples who lived here.

3

Maliivtsi is the estate of the Orlovskys

The Orlowski estate was built in 1788 by the famous Polish architect Domenico Merlini in the style of French classicism in the village of Maliivka, Khmelnytsky region, and it is located in a picturesque area. The most notable monument of the manor complex is a high rock with an artificial waterfall 18 meters high, the owners of the Orlowski estate called it the rock of St. Onuphrius. Several monastic caves were arranged there right under the man-made waterfall a long time ago.

4

Neo-Gothic church of Joseph the Betrothed

The church of St. Józef Obrucnik is Neo-Gothic masterpiece of Podillya. It was built during 1859-1872. The initiator of the construction was the priest Basil Shah, and the church was built at the expense of parishioners. Today the church is used by a small Roman Catholic community of Pidlisny Mukarov and surrounding villages.

What is included?

Transfer along  the route

Transfer along the route

Accommodation

Accommodation

Meals

Meals

Breakfasts on the first and second days Lunch on the first day, picnic lunch on the 2nd day and lunch in Maliivtsi on the 3rd day

Entrance tickets

Entrance tickets

Bakota, church + organ concert

Professional guide

Professional guide

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