About this tour

If you came to our city to rest from the noisy hustle and bustle of the metropolis, and want to take a leisurely walk through its picturesque parks and squares with a delicious coffee in hand - this route is just for you! During the excursion, you and I will walk through the most interesting places in the historical centre of Chernihiv, since almost all the main architectural sights of the city are located right here!

In addition to immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the ancient city thanks to the masterpieces of ancient architecture, you will be able to admire the new fountains and take pictures with the monuments to hetmans B. Khmelnytskyi and I. Mazepa, princes Mstislav and Igor, church figure L. Baranovich, and poet T. Shevchenko, see picturesque views of the Desna River and Chernihiv monasteries from the former bastions of the Fortress.


The program includes the most significant sights of the historical centre of Chernihiv:

- Spaso-Pereobrazhensky Cathedral;

- Mazepa's house;

- Friday church;

- Collegium building;

- Catherine's Church;

- Cannons on Vala;

- Borysoglib cathedral.


The tour begins in the very heart of the ancient city - on Red Square, then continues in the park named after B. Khmelnytskyi. The main part of it is a visit to the princely Dytynets, or Valu - the oldest part of Chernihiv, where the residence of the Chernihiv princes was located, as well as the Chernihiv fortress. Our journey ends at City Alley, along which there are many cosy and colourful restaurants for every taste! Thus, the excursion route forms a kind of ring, which, due to the richness of historical locations and various curiosities, can without exaggeration be called Golden!



Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants. Walking tour.


The tour is conducted in Ukrainian and Russian, may be in other languages on the request.


*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


5 reasons to choose tour

1

Feel the special historical aura of Chernigov

2

See buildings from the times of Rus and Cossacks

3

Take a walk in cosy parks and squares

4

Hear interesting stories and legends

5

Make a cherished wish near the Miracle Stone

Key landmarks

1

Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

One of the oldest churches in Eastern Europe, the Cathedral of the Holy Savior in Chernihiv, was founded on Prince Dytynka by the first Chernihiv prince Mstislav Volodymyrovych in the early 30s of the 11th century the same age as Sophia of Kyiv. In the interior of the cathedral, white marble columns by Byzantine masters and carved stone slabs of the 11th century, as well as a magnificent baroque iconostasis from the end of the 18th century, have been preserved. On the facade of the temple, you can see a unique sundial from the times of Russia. The cathedral is active.

2

Mazepa's house

An amazing residential building in the Ukrainian Baroque style, decorated with juicy stone carvings, was built at the end of the 17th century on the territory of the Fortress. Its first owner was Colonel Yakiv Lyzogub from Chernihiv, but according to some information, it later belonged to Hetman Ivan Mazepa. A famous Chernihiv legend tells that the hetman's barrels of gold, which he hid under the house, are still guarding the grounds of his beloved Mothra Kochubey...

3

Friday Church

The Pyatnytsa Church was built at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries on Torg, so perhaps its builders were wealthy Chernihiv merchants and burghers. According to another version, the customer of the temple was the main character of "Words about Igor's Campaign", Prince Igor Sviatoslavich. On the bricks of the Pyatnytsa Church, you can see numerous marks - marks left by Chernihiv "stonework" masters. The "stone of wishes" in the altar wall of the church is especially popular among guests of the city and residents of Chernihiv. They say that if you put your hand on it and make a wish at the same time, it will come true!

4

Collegium

Chernihiv Collegium is the oldest educational institution on the Left Bank of Ukraine and at the same time one of the most beautiful buildings in the city! Contemporaries called the Collegium "Chernihiv Athens" or even "Chernihiv Olympus"! It was opened in 1700 with the financial support of Hetman Ivan Mazepa. Therefore, it is not by chance that a monument to the hetman was erected next to the Collegium building - one of three in Ukraine! Once upon a time, a bell weighing 570 pounds hung on the bell tower of the Collegium, which Prince Potemkin ordered to be removed and taken to his palace. But it didn't happen as expected...

5

Catherine's Church

The Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine is called the landmark of Chernihiv. A white silhouette rises on the hill at the entrance to Chernihiv from the Kyiv side and is the first to greet guests of the city with the glitter of gilded baths. Catherine's Church was built at the turn of the XVII-XVIII centuries in honour of the Ukrainian Cossacks who distinguished themselves during the storming of the Turkish fortress of Azov in 1696. The true decoration of the church is the iconostasis - a unique work of modern art! Cossack coats of arms carved from wood are especially attractive. Now it is the cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

What is included?

Professional guide

Professional guide

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