Kyiv Oblast
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Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

1. Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

Discover the opulence of the Mezhyhirya residence on a private guided tour. Once a state residence dating back to the Soviet era, the 140-hectare complex is now a museum featuring some of the most expensive items collected by its most recent resident, President Viktor Yanukovych.  Visit the famous “Honka”, the world’s largest wooden palace. Note the expensive materials used to decorate its interior. See many highly expensive items such as golden chandeliers, a music box that costs $0.5 million, a flower pot decorated with snakeskin, and a Steinway and Sons piano. See a restaurant in the replica of the Spanish galleon with gold leaves, marble, and crystal. Also visit the cryogenic sauna, an oxygen chamber, and an artificial salt cave in one of the most extravagant spas you are likely to see. Explore a museum of retro cars, Soviet limousines, and even military equipment.  On the grounds visit a pond with a variety of exotic fish and the zoo with exotic birds and animals including the American rhea, Australian emu, and kangaroo. There is also a training center for elite dogs including the Chinese mastiff, the most expensive dog breed in the world. See many exotic trees, bushes, and flowers.

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From Kyiv: Pereiaslav Open-Air Museum Private Half-Day Trip

2. From Kyiv: Pereiaslav Open-Air Museum Private Half-Day Trip

Start your half-day trip to Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi with hotel pick-up in Kyiv. Enjoy a 90-minute ride to Pereiaslav in a comfortable, private vehicle. Pereiaslav is often called the city of museums. No wonder, as there are more than 30 of them in this small town. Dive into the atmosphere of the 19th century while visiting the open-air Museum of Folk Architecture and Household. Traditional clay houses, authentic wooden churches, and old windmills will definitely impress you. You will explore Ukrainian traditions, customs, and arts. An expert guide will tell you many interesting facts about Ukrainian culture and traditions. If you are looking for a more in-depth experience, there are a wide selection of thematic museums on the grounds of the open-air Museum of Folk Architecture and Household, like the Museum of Bread, Museum of Ukrainian Embroidered Towels, Museum of Cosmos, Museum of Trypillian Culture, Museum of Beekeeping, etc (optional visits, for an additional fee). After visiting the of Open-Air Museum, return to Kyiv. You may wish to make a stop along the way for lunch (at your own expense). The driver will drop you off at your hotel upon arrival.

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What people are saying about Kyiv Oblast

Igor was perfectly able to guide me through not just the contours of Yanukovich's ill-gotten palace, but the recent social history of Ukraine since its independence. I would greatly recommend the tour, while also recommending doing it closer to the middle to the day, unlike foolish me who booked late and was unable to do several things because they were closed. But getting into the mansion itself is more than enough to understand the warped, kleptocratic man who once ruled Ukraine.