If you want to deep into several centuries ago right into the past of Cossacks than you should definitely come here. This place has incredible aura. Mystery is everywhere here. Nobody stays indifferent. Fascinating stories of the guide, paths of Hetman and courageous spirit of Cossacks. Baturin is a Ukrainain city that everybody must know about.
Hetman Capital – One day trip
07:00-08:00 – early breakfast, departure to Baturin. On our way we make 1 stop for coffee.
08:00-11:00 – arrival to Baturin. Since 1994 it has turned into Nationalad Historical reserve “Hetman Capital” which consists of 39 unique historical and architectural objects.
11.00-12:00 – excursion inside Rozumovskiy Palace. This is the residential area of the last hetman of Ukraine – Kirilo Rozumovskiy. This palace is impressive by it’s luxury interior and lots of authentic items from previous centuries. Today it is the best palace in Ukraine.
12.00-13:00 – excursion around “Аrchitectural and memorial complex “Citadel Baturin Fortress”. Impressive fortress with lots of reconstructed items which reveals cossack background of Ukraine. This is a perfect place for those who want to learn more about this specific time of Ukraine and experience something new and memorable.
13.00-14:00 – lunch
14.00-15:00 – excursion in the house of general judge V. Kochubei. This is original construction of the 17-th century which was not destroyed in this area. This house reveals lots of interesting facts from judicial system of Cossacks as well as from their everyday life which is incredibly fascinating and educating.
15:00-16:00 – departure to Kyiv.
19:00 – arrival to Kyiv. Dinner. Free time.
This caste is a real historical, cultural and architectural pearl. This construction is the only one in the world which does not have manmade base. It is made on granite cliff surrounded with two waterfalls, lake, antique sculptures and once-in-a-lifetime planting. Local air has healing effect due to pine forest around it’s territory. The basic construction of this middle aged fortress is paper-mill where tourists can make their own piece of paper like it was 4 centuries go. Also tourists have an opportunity to visit Museum of Ukrainian Icon – the only home collection in the world of 17-20-th centuries. Here they can see icons made on glass, steel and carved from wood.
Duration of the tour is 4 hours. Individual tour is US 125$. Group tour up to 10 people is US 250$. This price includes transportation services, services of English speaking guide, entrance fee, tour around the territory and excursion inside the castle.