Tour to Mezhigorie – the former countryside residence of Viktor Yanukovych, a position of President held from 25 February 2010 to 22 February 2014, private residence is near Kiev in the village Novie Petrivtsi on the right bank of the Dnieper river upper the sity Vushgorod. The title of President Yanukovych deprived on the 04-th of February 2015 by The Supreme Rada of Ukraine voices 281 of deputies. The Mezhigirya Residence located ten kilometres from Kiev, and has area about 340 acers near the Kiev reservoir. Until 1935 in the territory of modern residence was Mezhyhirya Monastery. But in 1934, immediately after the relocation of the capital from Kharkov to Kiev leaders chosen territory for a place for their summer homes until 2007, it was considered the seat of government, but then was put into private ownership. Was ordered to blow up the remaining housing Mezhigorie Holy Transfiguration Monastery. The least worried about the fate of the ancient monastery, known by the chronicles XII century. During the demolition was discovered underground collection of manuscripts. According to one version of the book was lost library of Yaroslav the Wise, or the later period – the epoch of the Zaporozhian.
Mezhigirya trip will allow you to experience unforgettable and conflicting feelings. On one hand, it is beautiful and very well maintained park, on the other hand is a collection of expensive works of art and architecture, without any meaning and logic, which is privately owned by one family and kept at taxpayers. We cannot ignore the main five storeys house – three wooden and two stone HONKY. The interior of the house is rich and fascinating. All around sparkles from a huge amount of gold and crystal. A prominent place is a large icon of the Mother of God, thus emphasizing the sanctity of ostentatious former owner. Many tourists compare this place with Versailles.
The best attraction what we recommend to visit in Residence is 5 story HONKA Club House building where former President lives Inspecth treasurers what survive after the 2014 year. For instance it is the Piano of Steinway and Sons, London to commemorate to Jon Lennons 70th birthday, Vases made of sea shell, Golden chandeliers, Barrel organ, Private cinema room and etc.
In the Yanukovych Presidential Residence Mezhyhirya you can found and inspect: three pools with Carp Koi with fountains and the island on the upper territory, Outdoor tennis court, Bathhouse complex, Sports club, consists of a Recreation Center, Bowling alley, Indoor tennis courts and underground shooting range, Horse club, Yacht club.
A massive two-story building is located right at the main entrance to the Mezhigorie close to him – a Administration and Medical center. Close is boiler room what deliver the heating to all the buildings of the Residence. The complex of Greenhouses where vegetables grow all-around the year. Helicopter landing pad with hangar. Chapel – museum of religious icons, Harbour with GALLEON ship for entertainment and poker card play, Chemical laboratory for check the water and meal, Cattle farm, Pheasant carriage collection, Golf course with 8 halls.
No less popular among visitors are: The golden bowl – top greed and ignorance; very interesting is car park (worth about $800 000), where a collection of vintage cars and motorcycles such as; Bentley 1953 year, Studebaker 1942 year, Ford 1934, Audi 1941, Willis 1941 year, BMW, Chevrolet, Soviet period cars: Zaporozhets (rus: ЗАЗ), Pobeda, Volga (rus:ГАЗ), ZIM (rus: ЗИМ), LYAS and e.t.c..
Also at the museum has Zoo with amazing for Ukrainian latitudes animals. For example, people have Mezhyhirya kangaroos, emus and peacocks. Dog kennel with Tibetan mastiff.
Alleys with Sakura Japanese cherry and Magnolia trees, Juniper and Lilac bushes, Rouses and Marry-gold flowers in accompany with white and black swans in the lakes makes this territory as the Botanical Garden.
You will be pleased by such an unusual walk through the reserve.
Program of the tour
|09:00am.||Departure to Mezhigorie Yanukovych Presidential Rresidence. /one-way distance around 25 km /.|
|09:45am.||Arrival to Novi-Petrovtci village where is Mezhigorie.|
|10:00-12:00am.||Excursion Part 1. Visiting the HONKA, extra payment US$18 per person /in extra/.|
|12:00-01:00pm.||Excursion Part 2. Main territory – Yanukovych Residence walking tour.
Free time for walking and photo and snacks. Golf car walking, extra payment US$5 per person.
|01:30pm.||Arrival to Kiev.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Traveler’s centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9:00am. Flexible. You chosen the time departure in your booking
We recommend start the trip at 9am morning
|RETURN LOCATION||Tour ends with the hotel drop-off|
|DURATION||4 hours tour with round-transfer to Mezhigorie from Kiev and back|
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION||Tour inside the HONKA provided by the local Ukrainian speaking guide under the guide interpretation about 1.5. hours
For visiting the HONKA house you should pay for the entrance of your guide
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car (3 persons, price per person) – US$ 33
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car (2 persons, price per person) – US$ 50
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car ( 1 person, price per person) – US$ 100
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by minibus (up to 6 persons, price per group) – US$ 180
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by minibus (up to 15 persons, price per group) – US$ 240
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by bus (up to 30 persons, price per group) – US$ 350
- 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by bus (up to 45 persons, price per group) – US$ 400
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