Tour to Mezhyhirya Residence – the former countryside residence of Viktor Yanukovych, a position of President held from 25 February 2010 to 22 February 2014,  private residence is near Kyiv 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 Kyiv, and has area about 340 acers near the Kyiv reservoir. Until 1935 in the territory of modern residence was Mezhyhirya Monastery. But in 1934, immediately after the relocation of the capital from Kharkiv to Kyiv 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.

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Program of the tour


08:45am Meeting.
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$20 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.  

01:00pm Departure.
01:30pm. Arrival to Kyiv. 



DEPARTURE LOCATION Traveler’s centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kyiv
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 Kyiv and back
Private tour Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide  Transport by private vehicle or minivan or minibus
Walking tour around the territory of the Residence Private 3 hours guided tour of the Mezhigorye Countryside Residence of Yanykovych President from Kyiv
Tour includes round transfer from the hotel and back to the Kyiv
Entrance fee – about US$7 per person
Golf car ride – $US7 per person 45 minutes
Retro car museum – $US 2 per person
Entrance fee to HONKA -about $US 20 per person
Transportation within Mezhigorie Residence
Camera is free
Food and drinks
Extra services
Souvenirs and photos available to purchase on the territory
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$ 40
  • 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car (2 persons, price per person) – US$ 60
  • 4 hours private guided tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off by car ( 1 person, price  per person) – US$ 120
  • 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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Tour Reviews

5 based on 10 reviews
5 out of 5
May 14, 2017

Great trip to Yanukovych Residence – excellent guide!
On a sunny Saturday holiday weekend the approach road was lined with parked cars and the grounds were packed with people enjoying the weather, including picnics on the 9 hole golf course, now no longer used for golf.
You can make it here on your own with public transport or a walk, or get an uber, but the best way is to organise a tour from Kiev. The tour will arrange transport there and back and include a guide. It is possible to go inside the honka (the log cabin house) for a fee – there is a telephone number on the door to arrange a tour, but the 2 guides only speak Ukrainian. Our excellent English speaking guide, Helena, has done this tour 100 times and gave us lots of history of the political system, the corruption and the current issues affecting Ukraine.
I would thoroughly recommend Argotour, who organised this for us at short notice and got us access to the house even though we were late because of bad Kiev holiday traffic.

5 out of 5
May 15, 2018

Great way to visit this mind-blowing site!
Although you can certainly get yourself to the “House of Corruption,” it would be difficult to see it on your own unless you speak Ukrainian. Our guide knew what exactly where to be and when, in order to beat the crowds. He was also very knowledgeable about the house, the grounds, and Ukrainian history in general–which was great, because we were full of questions!

5 out of 5
September 9, 2018

Amazing tour…
Had a tour via Argotour with Miroslava, she was amazing, knowledgeable, tailered the tour to my interests and was on time. Couldn’t ask for more. Thanks

5 out of 5
October 3, 2018

Hicimos el recorrido con unos amigos, por nuestra cuenta. Y es impresionante, un lugar realmente hermoso con excelente gusto!

5 out of 5
February 1, 2019

We had a tour with Argotour. Sorry I don’t remember our guides name but he was an excellent guide. Very informative. He could explain a lot to us. Gave us a lot of background info so we could appreciate the amount of corruption there was in the higher levels of gov. And the new for change.

5 out of 5
March 26, 2019

Die Anlage ist mehrere Hektar groß und es gibt eine Menge zu sehen. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, ein Golf- Kart zu mieten. Für die Hauptunterkunft wird extra Eintritt fällig, was daran liegt das sich die gesamte Anlage wegen dem unklaren Status nach der Flucht des Hausherren während der Revolution nur durch die Touristeneintrittsgelder finanziert. Die Führungen im Wohnsitz werden von 2 einheimischen Aktivisten (wechselseitig) durchgeführt. Man erhält (entsprechende Sprachkenntnisse vorausgesetzt) einen sehr guten Einblick in die Situation der Leute heute vor Ort sowohl wie auch der Ukraine im Allgemeinen. Eine engagierte Führerin (wie in meinem Fall) die sehr gut deutsch sprechen kann, übersetzt und kann alle offenen Fragen beantworten. Transfer erfolgte mit dem Auto, da die Anlage ca. 15 km nördlich von Kiew liegt.

5 out of 5
October 30, 2019

Fantastic day trip!
I would highly recommend this day trip from Kyiv for anyone. It is such an eye opener and so astonishing to see the extravagant waste and corruption of the Yanukovich regime at the cost of the Ukrainian people. It’s pretty disgusting (not to mention tasteless) and is really important for people to understand.

5 out of 5
October 22, 2020

Interesting tour
Loved this tour with Miroslava…She was very knowledgable and friendly…we learnt a lot about the residence. Lovely walk around the Mansion and grounds. Definately a must do whilst in Kiev.

5 out of 5
December 24, 2020

Unbelievable what total corruption buys. Totally over the top from the “zoo” to the grounds to the

5 out of 5
November 28, 2021

Incredible Property and Grounds!
Fantastic tour with a very lovely and knowledgeable guide. The house and grounds are just incredible. I highly recommend tour.

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