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Week End in Kiev
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Ukrainian Rainbow
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Tour For Farmers
Odessa - 5 days/4 nights
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Kiev 4 days/3 nights
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Tour For Farmers
DAY 1 -ODESSA

Arrival to Odessa. Meet & greet at the airport.

The city tour starts with a lovely walk along the famous Prymorsky Boulevard. The beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade, the strip of park tumbling towards the sea & the sweep of the Potemkin Steps. The 193 steps, built between 1837 & 1841, descend from a statue of the Duc de Richelieu in a Roman Toga about halfway along the boulevard. Continue to Pushkin statue, a British Tiger Gun, captured during the Crimean campaign.

Lunch at local restaurant.
Coach transfer to Kherson.
Check in & dinner at local restaurant.


DAY 2 KHERSON ASKANIYA-NOVA - KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

Askania-Nova - the unique biosphere reserve, which was founded in the 19 century. It is a large reserve that occupies the area of 2300 hectares of virgin steppe with wild animals, birds and plants from different parts of the world.
The birds kingdom includes over 60 species: there are white and black Australian swans, flamingoes, the Egyptian black geese, African ostriches, emus, nandus, pheasants, willow-ptarmigans, eagles, cranes of Africa, Australia and North America. Llamas, deer, roe deer, blue gnus, Shetland ponies quietly graze on the steppe. Here you can see Przewalski horses. The Askania steppe is the only place in Europe, where zebras and American buffaloes are kept.

Lunch at local restaurant.
Return to Kherson.


DAY 3 KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the Scientific Research Institute of Animal Breeding. Meeting with the leading professors and scientists of the Institute.

Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit to the pilot livestock farm.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


DAY 4 KHERSON ZMEYEVKA - KAKHOVKA - KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer to the old Swedish village Zmeyevka, which is situated on the bank of the wide Ukrainian river Dnipro. After the victory over Sweden, Russia received some islands in the Baltic Sea. Inhabitants of the island Dago begged the Empress Katherine II not to enslave them.
Empress agreed, but she gave them freedom in the uninhabited steppe of Kherson. Ancestors of present-day Swedes chose very hard, but free labor. 1200 Swedes from Dago Island went a long way round: only a half of them came to the banks of the Dnipro River.
At the beginning of the 20th century the village became one of the most wealthy and prosperous in the region. Swedes loved Ukrainian land and it showed its gratitude to them. People of Zmeyevka keep Sweden traditions and habits, which are deeply interlaced with Ukrainian ones. There are three churches in the village: Ukrainian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Lutheran Churches.

Lunch at local restaurant.

These creative abilities gave birth to the other new phenomenon in Kherson region Chumak enterprise, which was set up in Kakhovka steppe.

Chumak is the most successful Ukrainian-Sweden enterprise. Its production is known in all regions of Ukraine and abroad: in Canada, USA, Libya, Israel, Germany, Russia and in many other countries. Now CHUMAK produces about 60 kinds of different bottled and canned production vegetables, ketchups, sunflower-seed oil, mayonnaises, many kinds of sauces and so on. The high quality of production was marked with different rewards and diplomas.
Return to Kherson. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


DAY 5 KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tasting of splendid collection of Ukrainian vintage wine will enrich any tour along the South of Ukraine.

The unique climate of this region is blessed for the wine growing. Tour invites you to villages Veseloye and Odrado-Kamenka to visit the famous vineyards and wine factories. We offer our guests to visit tasting halls, which are situated in cellars, where hundreds of oak-barrels with wonderful wine are preserved under the temperature of 12ºC. These sorts of wine are marked with different world orders.
Meetings with winemakers, excursion to vineyards and then we invite you to tasting cellars. Wine cellars are located in the picturesque place, which is a visiting card of Kherson Region. For good memory you can take a particle of
generous Tavriya sun - any vintage wine.

Return to Kherson. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


DAY 6 KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the one of the best farm in the region, which specialized on growing melons and gourds, tomato and potato.
Lunch at the farm.

Return to Kherson.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


DAY 7 KHERSON BELOGRUDOV ISLAND KHERSON

Breakfast at the hotel.

We invite you to visit Belogrudov Island by comfortable vessel.
Here you can see the unique nature of the mouth of the river Dnipro, which is called PLAVNI. Plavni has a lot of large and small channels, quiet backwaters and islands with inimitable flora and fauna.

People of Belogrudov Island receive guests with Ukrainian hospitality. They lavishly lay the tables with national dishes and perform a show of ethnic songs and dances. Everybody will receive a little souvenir, as a memory of Belogrudov Island. On a rich Ukrainian market you can get various hand-made articles and samples of the Ukrainian national creativity.

Return to Kherson.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


DAY 8 KHERSON - ODESSA

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.
Departure transfer to the Odessa airport.