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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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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.