Kiev culinary tour: Eat. Walk. Love.

Kiev


What is waiting for you? Let’s see! You will walk Khreshchatik and Podil, visit ancient historical places, street fairs, and concerts, but most importantly: divine dishes and drinks of national Ukrainian cuisine are ready just for you to taste! You need to try pies in an old bakery, 8 kinds of Chicken Kyiv – the most famous dish of chicken fillet pounded and rolled around cold butter, different types of Ukrainian own joy and proud  – salo, vertuny with meat and eggs, traditional Ukrainian varenyky, borsch, Kyiv’s candied fruits, and, of course, the famous Kyiv’s cake baked with love. And also – culinary master classes, excursions to gastronomic places, street food, and delicious liqueurs tasting.

Route
  1. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  2. the Sophia of Kyiv
  3. the Opera House
  4. Ukrainian cuisine Restaurant
  5. Cheese museum
  6. Ice-cream factory
  7. Ethnic museum
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Culinary Journey Program:
Day 1

Kyiv


  • Meeting at the airport.
  • Transfer to the city.
  • City tour. You will see the most interesting and famous sights of Kyiv in the historical center of Ukrainian capital: the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Mariinsky Park, the Sophia of Kyiv, the Golden Gate and the Opera House.
  • Lunch.
  • Check in hotel.
  • Free time.
Day 2

Kyiv


Gastronomic excursion “The tastes of Kyiv”. We will walk along the central Kyiv’s streets, visit unique places and taste the most delicious dishes and drinks, many of which have already become a symbol of the city: the famous Kyiv cake (the two airy layers of meringue with cashew, chocolate glaze, and a buttercream-like filling is baked in Kyiv since 1956!); pies in an old bakery; “Kyiv Evening” candies; Kyiv’s coffee with liquor in a mystical coffee shop; space borscht in a tube; Kyiv’s candied fruits and 8 kinds of Chicken Kyiv.

Day 3

Kyiv


We are ready to meet with the Ukrainian cuisine on the excursion “Ukrainian tastes”. We will walk along the Podil in Kyiv, learn the history of Cossack food, which monks ate, and what were the festivals of street food in the 18th century. We will taste the dishes and drinks that the people in Kyiv ate and drank in the 17-19 centuries. And we have got a special dish for you – the Ukrainian delicacy salo in chocolate!

For lunch, in the national restaurant we will serve delicious varenyky, and in the afternoon, let’s have a master class on the varenyky molding. Have you ever tried it? It is boiled dumplings stuffed with potato, cheese, meat or another filling.

Day 4

Kyiv


On the second part of the excursion “Ukrainian tastes”, we will learn culinary traditions of different regions of Ukraine. In the central Kyiv’s market, we will bargain, we will try Kyiv’s street food, we will taste different kinds of salo. Then we will have an excursion with a tasting to the Museum of Cheese and lunch in a restaurant of vibrant Odessa cuisine. After lunch, we will have a master class of Ukrainian cuisine. We will learn how to cook borsch, pampushki, vetuny with veal and Chicken Kyiv!

Day 5

Zhytomyr


After breakfast, we will leave the capital for a while and go to Polissya (100 km from Kyiv). We will visit the production at the ice cream factory “Rud” or the confectionery factory “Ruden”.

Excursion to the museum “Craft yard”, a master class of Ukrainian cuisine in the restaurant, and lunch. Excursion to the Polesskaya Hata Museum is your chance to understand the Ukrainian culture and life of the 18-19 centuries. Master class: fried potato pancakes deruny, mushroom claret, pies.

Dinner

Day 6

Kyiv


In the first half of the day, we offer to take part in one of the culinary master classes (to choose from): a master class for caramel, a master class for gingerbread or candy, a master class for baking bread, a master class for bootlegging, a master class for baking pasties.

Dinner

Free time to buy souvenirs.

Day 7

Kyiv


  • Airport transfer.
Additional information
What's included?
  • Transport
  • Excursions
  • Insurance

Price: 10+ people – $240 per person

Inclusions:

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Workshops
  • Food tastings
  • Drinks tastings
  • Lunches (national cuisine)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions:

  • accommodation (we’ll be glad to book hotel or apartments for you)
  • breakfasts and dinners (but we can advice some cosy places)
  • personal expenses
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our Customer Reviews

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Aiden, Chicago, USA

We did the beer tour in Kiev. Five beers in five different bars for two of us and our guide. That was a great chance to hang out with some locals, get to know the history and city a bit more, all while enjoying some of the unique local beers you can only find in Kiev. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great company and we had a fantastic evening! Highly recommended!

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Emma, Hamburg, Germany

Highly recommend taking a tour with Wonders & Holidays. I learned so much about Ukrainian history that I wouldn't have on my own and the tour guides feel like friends (rather than just guides). I went on the Kiev in 180 minutes sightseeing tour with Igor and it was such a great experience. He was an excellent guide not only did he explain the history so well, but also answered any related or unrelated questions about Kiev and Ukraine. Both Igor and our driver Gestutas were so personable, accommodating, kind and professional - I hope I get the chance to go back again to take another tour with them.

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