The city over Pszlom. Sumy - Akhtyrka

The territory of the present Sumy region was known even in the times of Kievan Rus and was part of the Pereyaslav princedom. The city of Sumy was founded in the distant 1655 year as a wooden fortress-prison.

Only here you can meet:

- with the world-famous writer A. Chekhov

- with the "sugar king" Kharitonenko

- with masterpieces of architects A. Shchusev and Bartolomeo Rastrelli

- with the "oil capital" and "city of temples".

In the program of the tour: departure from Kharkov by bus, transport and excursion maintenance, sightseeing tour, excursions to Sumy, Akhtyrka, museum-preserve of A.P. Chekhov, Art Museum, rest on the river Psel.

If you have never been to Sumy, then you should definitely be there!


Sumy - Ohtyrka

Duration of the tour

14 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


Rest and recuperation:

possible rest on the banks of the river Psel

Excursion program

Driving from Kharkov.

Akhtyrka. On the way to Sumy, we will visit the "oil" capital of Ukraine - Akhtyrka - the museum of temples in the open. The Cathedral of the Intercession, designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Vvedenskaya, St. Michael, St. George's Church.
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Transfer to Sumy.

There are many legends connected with the origin of the city of Sumy. According to one of them, one day hunting bags were found on the bank of a local river, filled to the top with gold, and they gave the name to the city. So are the old names of the 2 rivers that flow in the territory of the region - Suma and Bag.

Sumy. City tour: Independence Square, Petropavlovskoye Cemetery, Memorial of Glory, Theater Square, Resurrection Cathedral, Trinity Cathedral designed by A. Shchusev, Holy Transfiguration Church, house with caryatids. The role of landowners and patrons of art in the development of the city of Kharitonenko.

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Altanka on the Red Square, built in 1905 without a single nail, which is the visiting card of the city; it was built by the philistine I. Leshchinsky at the site of a well drilled in search of oil.

Trinity Cathedral (1901-14) - the most beautiful temple in the city, similar to St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, built at the expense of the industrialist and philanthropist PI Kharitonenko. For the construction of the Trinity Cathedral P.I. Kharitonenko spent about half a million rubles. He commissioned the iconostasis to the outstanding artist Mikhail Nesterov. Six magnificent images - Christ, the Mother of God, Trinity, Nikola, the archangels Gabriel and Michael - belong to the best that Nesterov did in the field of church painting. These six images disappeared from the Trinity Cathedral with the advent of Soviet power.

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The stay of A.P. Chekhov in Sumy region in the XIX century. The museum - reserve of A.P. Chekhov - a unique architectural complex of the noble estate Lintvarev on Luka, where he lived and worked for several years. Chekhov.

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You can visit the local history and art museums. In the collection The Art Museum them. N. Onacki - unique Ukrainian portraits-parsuns, works by V. Borovikovsky, O. Kiprensky, I. Shishkin, A. Kuindzhi, porcelain collection of the XVII-XIX centuries.

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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
14 hours 320 363 400 445 520 625 730


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.
  • Museum of Local Lore - 6 / 15 UAH, exhibitions - 5 / 10 грн, Art Museum - 10 / 25 грн, Chekhov House Museum - 10 / 15 грн.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.


We also recommend to your attention other group tours and tours around Ukraine:

- excursions to Poltava and Poltava
- one-day and many-day tours in Zaporozhye and the island of Khortytsya
- tours to the Dnieper, Galushkovka, Petrikovka
- theatrical excursions, various master classes, tastings
- all tours in Eastern Ukraine и excursions in the Kharkov region
- group tours by bus in Ukraine
- interactive tours of the new generation
- excursions to pastry shops
- excursions and tours of patriotic and historical content
- calendar and ritual excursions and entertainment
- group tours by train across Ukraine
- health camps on the sea and in the Carpathians

In the rubric of personal, seasonal tours and recreation, please pay attention to

- Schedule group tours around Ukraine, weekend tours
- weekly regular guaranteed tours in Ukraine from 2 people
- tours to Europe for individual tourists and groups
- years rest in Odessa and Zatoka
- holidays at the resorts and beaches of the world
- sightseeing tours around the world
- popular tours for the New Year and Christmas

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