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Kyiv: Pirogovo Village Open-Air Skansen Museum Guided Tour

1. Kyiv: Pirogovo Village Open-Air Skansen Museum Guided Tour

Take a tour to Pirigivo Village in  the countryside, to breathe in fresh air and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of an old Ukrainian village at Pirogovo Museum. It takes about half an hour to get there by car, and it's one of the largest outdoor museums in the world founded in 1969. Pirogovo Museum occupies a large area of 150 hectares, and consists of small Ukrainian peasant houses of the 18th-19th centuries, windmills and wooden churches brought from different Ukrainian regions. You can also see more than 70,000 folk culture artefacts. Each separate “village”of the museum features typical buildings of certain historical regions of Ukraine: Polesia, Sloboda, Ukraine and Poltava Region, Carpathian's, Middle Dnieper Ukraine, Podolia, and Southern Ukraine. It is possible to enter the houses and see how Ukrainians used to live, where they slept and what house appliances they used. Then, if you are hungry, you can have a lunch of Ukrainian food at Shynok. They cook very tasty Ukrainian cuisine. Pirogovo also celebrates different national Ukrainian holidays.

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Kyiv: Poltava City Tour by Intercity Train with Museum Visit

2. Kyiv: Poltava City Tour by Intercity Train with Museum Visit

Take a 3-hour journey from Kyiv to Poltava by high-speed train. Once in Poltava, meet your local guide and enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing city tour. Visit the historical part of the city, the Ivanova Mountain, known as the White Rotunda. Enjoy picturesque city views from the observation deck. Take a photo of the famous Dumpling Monument. Next, the romantic Round Square and Corpusniy Garden were founded in the 19th century. In the center of the garden and Round Square, see the Glory Monument, dedicated to the anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Poltava. Another must-see tourist attraction is the beautiful building of the Former Peasants Bank. It's famous for the unique figures of firebirds on the façade. After your sightseeing tour, enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch. For the second part of the day, you can choose to visit one of the three museums: • Poltava Museum of Local Lore (closed on Wednesdays). The exhibition has the most comprehensive collection of historical, cultural and ethnographic artifacts of the region. • The Museum of Poltava Battle History (closed on Mondays). The exhibition is devoted to the Poltava Battle, which took place in 1709. • Poltava Long-Range Aviation Museum (closed on Mondays). This open-air museum houses rare samples of military Soviet aviation.

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You will be able to choose between walking or tour by car, some houses can be entered the rest are sealed, nice experience to see how they lived 200 years ago