Private Tour: Honoré De Balzac In Berdychiv From Kiev

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30am Flexible. Please inform the time meeting at the day for the tour and plate-meeting in your booking. You chosen the time meeting and departure in your booking. Otherwise, the Tour start at 0.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Honore de Balzac was married there, Joseph Conrad was born there,Levi-Itskhak, a prominent Hassidic zaddik preached and died there.In 1850, Honore de Balzac married Ewelina Haska in Berdychiv at St. Barbara Church. Visiting the village Verhovnia countryside residence of Honore de Balzac and Ewelina Haska where the Museum to Balzac located.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Excellent value for money
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Berdychiv is a provincial town of a hundred thousand inhabitants. At the same time, it is a cultural phenomenon worth studying, since in the nineteenth-century Ukraine it was looked upon as an embodiment of the very idea of provincialism. It is a town of several ethnic groups, each of which has contributed to the town's cultural makeup. A book published in Paris in 1884 about Russia and Ukraine (La Russie et les Russes. Kiev et Moscou, by Victor Tissot) gave more space to Berdychiv than to Kyiv or Moscow.

The town of Berdychiv is believed to have been founded in the 11th or possibly even in the 10th century. The first settlers were, in all probability, the Berendey is, people of the steppe who defended the lands, ruled by Kyiv, against incursions of other nomads. The name Berdychiv is thought to have been given to the town by these Berendeyis. Its good luck, some say that the town did not get named after the nearby river Hnylopyat (hnyl means putrid). The devastating Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century reduced the town to rubble. It was resurrected back to life only to come into possession of the Polish and Lithuanians. For a considerable stretch of time, beginning from 1320, the Tyszkevyches, a Polish noble family, had the town as their estate.

In 1850, Honore de Balzac married Ewelina Haska in Berdychiv at St. Barbara Church.


  • Private guided tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private car or minivan, minibus
  • Visiting the city Berdychiv whereHonor de Balzac lived and married
  • Visiting the villageVerkhovnian - coutryside residence of Honor de Balzac nd Evelina Hanska


  • Entrance fees to Museum of Honore de Balzak in village Verhovnia
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and photos are available to purchase

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Open the World Literature History with Honor de Balzac in Berdychiv

Visit the village Verhovnia where the countryside Residence and Museum of Honore de Balzac  

Another language speaking guide is on request. (subject for the pricing)