Private Mezhyhirya Residence Tour From Kyiv - Kiev

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am - 2pm Please, contact the local service provider in advance and inform your desired departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or apartment in Kyiv
  • Return Details :
    Centrally located Kiev hotels or apartments
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The residence of V. Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya is one of the most luxurious and shocking places in Ukraine. Visit the property of the former Ukrainian president and see the excessive and outrageous richness that leaves a strong impression. An expert local guide will give you complete information about the contemporary Ukrainian history.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Your guide will wait for you in your hotel. After a half an hour ride to the Novi Petrivtsi village, your tour will start. If you want deeply feel the current situation in Ukraine, the residence of the former president Viktor Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya is one of the best places. You will learn specific aspects of his private life and see the excessive luxury and prosperity that leads to a losing ones mind.

This huge territory is enclosing with a 6 meters fence. Furthermore, there is a VIP territory with another tall fence. You will go there and see plenty of perfectly cut trees and bushes, the open tennis court and the lake that never freezes with outlandish fish. You will be surprised how many exotic animals and birds live in this place. There is a large farm with peacocks, ostriches, and pheasants. You will also discover a building with the laboratory where the meal was tested before serving to the former president and his guests.

After this, you will move down towards the Dnieper River. There are some places that you may visit optionally, like the private fire station, harbor and exclusive training center for elite dogs. The private garage with old soviet cars that was transformed into the museum of retro cars is also interesting to see.

There are two buildings that will strike you - a health center and Honka -a huge wooden house that was the main residence of the V. Yanukovych and his mistress (optional visit). The health center has fashionable high-quality equipment like an expensive spa salon does. There is an oxygen camera, cryogenic sauna, and artificial salt cave, etc. there.

After a health center, you will move directly to the main residence through the underground tunnel. Above all, this house impresses with the wooden mosaic floor that includes 17 types of wood. The specific air filtering system provides so good filtration that the chandeliers that werent cleaned for two years and dont have any dust.

You will need about 40 minutes to see all exclusive accessories and goods of this house, such as golden chandeliers, unique Swiss music box that costs about half a million dollars, and a piano from the Steinway & Sons company.

In the end of the trip to this corruption museum, the driver will bring you back to the hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Expert local guide

Electro car rent

Exclusions

Admission fee for optional visit:

Honka 500 UAH (15 Euro)

museum of retro cars 50 UAH (2 Euro)

bath complex 50 UAH (2 Euro)

dog-training center 30 UAH (1,2 Euro)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Access to all the optional sites (Honka, museum of retro cars, bath complex, dog-training center) is not guaranteed and depends on the Mezhyhirya residence staff

The museum of retro cars is always closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Bath complex is closed on Monday and Tuesday

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Mar-2018

    It was great, except you are not guaranteed a tour inside the Honka building. However, I got lucky and got a tour inside.

  • 30-Oct-2017

    constantine was great very knowledgeable Paul Manafort must have had great time in Kiev.

  • 18-Sep-2016

    This was one of the best tours I had with Viator. Highly recommend . The guide spoke clear English. However the guide invited another tour group to join us so we did not have a private tour as we thought it would be for us. Very interesting.

  • 03-Jun-2016

    I definitely recommend this tour for anyone wishing to not only see a display of corruption at its worst but also to get insights into the man Viktor Yanukovich whose bumbling actions would spark the 2014 Europmaidan revolution. I booked the six hour tour and was picked up at my hostel by the tour guide. We spent the entire day at the estate and I got to see all the major sites from the mansion to the zoo, the dogs, the car collection, and the grounds. I found the tour guide to be very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all my questions. I would recommend doing this tour on the weekends when all sites are open the mansion and car collection are closed at the beginning of the week to get the most out of your visit.

  • 02-Jun-2016

    Fascinating, informative, insightful. Really helpful guide that explained everything. Highly recommended.