Two capitals: Hetman and Scythian. Gadyach - Belsk - Gelon

The Ukrainian Interfluve of the rivers Psel and Vorskla is not only stunning in its beauty and energy places, but also a multifaceted layer of the history of culture from the ancient Scythians to the hetman Cossacks. Poltava does not cease to surprise and conquer us!

What puzzles we will disclose and what questions we will get the answers:

- Why Gadyach wins the championship among all the hetman capitals of Ukraine?

- Where does more Hasidim go - to Uman or to Gadyach and why do they come here?

- In which gay inspired the daughter of the Ukrainian people Lesya Ukrainka?

- On what road can you reach the capital of Scythian state of Gelon?

- What are the names of the trees of the Kolpakovsky forest park.

In the program of the tour: departure by bus from Kharkov, transport and excursion service according to the program, sightseeing tour, excursions to Gadyach, Oposne, Belskoye Gorodische, Kolpakovsky forest park, rest on the coast of the rivers Psel and Vorskla

We leave for a beautiful journey in time and space in the Poltava land from the Paleolithic era to the era of the instagram!



Duration of the tour

16 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Excursion program

Departure from Kharkov by comfortable bus
Gadyach - Hetman's capital.

Gadyach is located on the picturesque bank of the Psyol River. Gadyach is one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine, it dates back to the X-XIII centuries .. And on the map "Borders of Lithuanian Rus in 1533," Gadyach is indicated by the only one of the present settlements of Poltava region.

Гthe Emmanuel capital Gadyach is not called at all in the sense of the permanent residence of the hetmans. In this respect, no Ukrainian city can be named that way, because the hetmanship in the form in which it came into history, and could not have a permanent residence.

The most long-lived hetman residence was Gluhov. Behind him Gadyach - during the hetmanhood of I. Bryukhovetsky, and then Baturin - under Mazepa and Razumovsky. But besides this Gadyach was granted the property of three hetmans and that is why the hetman's name suits him more.

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And Gadyach is the second largest center of the pilgrimage of Hasidim after Uman, because here is the grave of the founder of the Chassidic movement Chabad-Shneur-Zalman from Lyad. In 2013, the center of Hasidism of incredible luxury was built on this site.
Gadyach is not only the former hetman Cossack capital, but also a cultural and poetic center. Here was born an outstanding cultural and political figure Mikhail Dragomanov and his sister, a talented writer Elena Pchilka, and her daughter Lesya Ukrainka lived and wrote her brilliant works in Zelenaya Gaya. Every year in Hadiach, on the site of the estate of the Drahomanov family, a holiday is held «Divozvit Lesinogo gaya»,
Sightseeing tour of Gadyach: historical monuments, remnants of Gadyachsky fortress, decoration of the city - The Holy Dormition Cathedral, the museum of the Gediaches, the cave dungeons of Cossack times, the only one in Ukraine withModern museum of a hammer, mof the beekeeping center of the National Science Center, the Center for Hasidism. The tract Green Gaius, where the well-known writer Lesya Ukrainka regularly came to rest and admire the beautiful nature of the Poltava region.

Manor Masyukov Drahomanov Museum

And now from the hetman's capital we are heading to the capital of Ancient Scythia - the city of Gelon.
In 10 km to the west of Kotelva on the right bank of Vorskla, near to the village of. Belsk, there are the remains of a large settlement of Europe of the Early Iron Age - Belskoe hillfort VII-III century. до н.э. The total area of ​​the Belsky hillfort is more than 4,5 thousand.hectares. The father of the history of Herodotus in the IV. до н.э. called these lands the capital of ancient Scythia by the city of Gelon.

According to archaeologists, on the average Vorskla in VII-III centuries. BC there was a highly civilized agricultural state. This power covered a significant part of the Dnieper forest-steppe left bank of Ukraine. Its capital Gelon occupied an area of ​​more than 5 thou. Ha and consisted of at least 50 000 inhabitants. This is more than Babylon in its heyday!

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Excursions along the ramparts, the Scythian necropolis Skorobor, to the Barvinka mountain, to Dubovka Skovoroda, walks by the ecotopes of Kolpakovo forest park, rest on the river Vorska.
On the way back, if there is time for arrivals in Oposhnya on the ceramic market.
Oposhnya. Oposhnya is included in the list of historical settlements of Ukraine. On its territory there are unique archeological monuments. Since ancient times, pottery has been intensively developing on this land, and now there is a National Museum-Reserve of Pottery.

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Return to Kharkov.

The cost per person in UAH.

 Number of paid places + free of charge 50 + 4 44 + 4
44 + 10
40 + 8
40 + 14
36 + 12
36 + 18
30 + 4,
30 + 8

25 + 4,
25 + 10
15 + 2, 16 + 2,
17 + 3, 20 + 4
16 hours 400 455 500 555 650 780 850


transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, master classes, theatrical performances, food, arbor rentals, etc. extra charge.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.


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