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Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

From US$ 119.60 per person

Discover the history of the Mezhyhirya residence on a guided tour. Visit an indoor and outdoor museum which has a variety of expensive items collected by its most recent resident.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the “Honka”, the world’s largest wooden palace in the world
  • Discover variety of expensive items and decorations within the museum
  • Visit the zoo which houses a variety of exotic birds and animals from around the world
Full description
Discover the opulence of the Mezhyhirya residence on a private guided tour. Once a state residence dating back to the Soviet era, the 140-hectare complex is now a museum featuring some of the most expensive items collected by its most recent resident, President Viktor Yanukovych.  Visit the famous “Honka”, the world’s largest wooden palace. Note the expensive materials used to decorate its interior. See many highly expensive items such as golden chandeliers, a music box that costs $0.5 million, a flower pot decorated with snakeskin, and a Steinway and Sons piano. See a restaurant in the replica of the Spanish galleon with gold leaves, marble, and crystal. Also visit the cryogenic sauna, an oxygen chamber, and an artificial salt cave in one of the most extravagant spas you are likely to see. Explore a museum of retro cars, Soviet limousines, and even military equipment.  On the grounds visit a pond with a variety of exotic fish and the zoo with exotic birds and animals including the American rhea, Australian emu, and kangaroo. There is also a training center for elite dogs including the Chinese mastiff, the most expensive dog breed in the world. See many exotic trees, bushes, and flowers.
Includes
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus or car
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Mezhyhirya residence
  • Entrance fee to Honka – $25
  • Entrance fee to the museum of retro cars – $2
  • Entrance fee to bath complex – $2
  • Entrance fee to dog training center – $1.5
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Igor was perfectly able to guide me through not just the contours of Yanukovich's ill-gotten palace, but the recent social history of Ukraine since its independence. I would greatly recommend the tour, while also recommending doing it closer to the middle to the day, unlike foolish me who booked late and was unable to do several things because they were closed. But getting into the mansion itself is more than enough to understand the warped, kleptocratic man who once ruled Ukraine.

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August 30, 2021

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