Positioned above the Dnipro River, the Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra (monastery) was founded in 1051 and is a stunning site. Initially dug out of a series of caves, the monastery subsequently flourished above ground too, with a stunning collection of gold-domed churches.
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This introductory tour of Odessa will take in the main sites of the city, including the Potemkin steps, scene of the 1905 mutiny by sailors from the Battleship Potemkin, and setting for one of the most famous set pieces in cinematic history (from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin).
This museum is a fascinating overview of the accident and its aftermath. First to the scene of the accident were the firefighters, so it is particularly poignant that the museum is housed in an old fire station.
This introductory tour of Yalta will take you around the main sites, including the Chekhov House Museum, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
This half day tour of the city will take you on a tour of the highlights of this ancient and historic city. See the Golden Gate, site of the cities ancient entrance way, St Michael's Monastery, and Independence Square - headquarters of the recent 'Orange' revolution.