The Forgotten Capital. Gluhov - Krolevets

Glukhov - the "forgotten capital", one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine, was first mentioned in the Ipatiev Chronicle for 1152. Glukhov was the capital of the Hetman and Left-bank Ukraine, the residence of the hetmans I. Skoropadsky, D. Apostol, K. Rozumovsky.

Evaluate the uniqueness of this tour:

- you will make a journey in time from Ancient Rus through the Getman power to modern Ukraine

- admire the panorama of the ancient city from the height of the highest city tower

- imbued with the spirit of Ukrainian Cossack freedom, pride and independence

- get acquainted with the unique phenomenon of the Krolevets towers

In the program of the tour: departure from Kharkov by bus, transport and sightseeing services, sightseeing tour, excursion around Glukhov, Krolevets, historical and cultural reserve "Glukhov", museum of archeology, Glinskaya desert, museum of krilevets weaving.

All true connoisseurs of the bright history and original culture of Ukraine are invited to this fascinating trip!


Glukhov - Glinskaya Pustyn - Krolevets

Duration of the tour

1 day


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 to Glukhov.

Glukhov. History of the city of Glukhov. Although this ancient Russian city of the Chernigov principality was first mentioned in the Ipatiev Chronicle in 1152, it existed much earlier, since in some historical sources it is mentioned under 992.

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Glukhov flourished in the 1700th-1721th centuries. During the Northern War (XNUMX-XNUMX), due to the transition of Hetman Mazepa to the side of the Swedish army of Charles XII, by order of Tsar Peter I, the city of Baturyn was destroyed by Russian troops, where Mazepa's residence was located, and the residence of the Ukrainian hetmans was moved to Glukhov.

6 November 1708 became Glukhov became the capital of the hetman's left-bank Ukraine, the residence of the hetmans I. Skoropadsky, P. Polubotka, D. Apostol, K. Rozumovsky. Here were the first and second Malorossiysk colleges, the General Military Chancellery, the Getman government met. Glukhov at that time was the center of Ukrainian statehood - it was here that the hetman, the hetman Pavel Polubotok, defended the rights and liberties of the Ukrainian people.

Nowadays Glukhov is a historical and architectural reserve. The Kiev Gate of the Glukhov Fortress, the Nikolaev Church of the XNUMXth century have survived to this day. in the style of the Ukrainian Renaissance - the work of the outstanding architect Matvey Efimov, the building of the Glukhov Teachers' Institute, the house of patrons and educators Tereshchenko, Three - Anastasievskaya Church with the crypt of the Tereshchenko family, a water tower with an amazing panorama of the city and steppe, Maidan, where the last hetmans were chosen.

Total State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Glukhov" has about 50 objects. Walking tour of the historical center, panorama of the city from the water tower, visit museum of archeology, local history museum.

Glinskaya Hermitage. Moving to the Glinsky Desert - a men's monastery, founded in the XVI century. on the place of the phenomenon to the bees of the miraculous face of the Blessed Virgin on the pine. Panorama of the monastery from the gate church, the landscape and architectural ensemble of the Desert, the temple of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God, the Nikolaevsky temple, the icon shop, the chapel, the healing spring.

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Krolevets is a town of weavers. It is interesting that during the excavations on the right bank of the Ret River, a dwelling of the ancient Slavonic period of about V-VII centuries was found here, in which scientists discovered the first weaving tools - spindles. So we have been engaged in textile production in Krolevets since ancient times. Now, however, the woven towels of Krolevets are listed by UNESCO in the list of the material wealth of mankind. And in Krolevets work as a factory of artistic weaving, and individual craftsmen.

Krolevets himself ("Korolevsky") was founded in 1601 year, in 1618 year he became a member of Poland, and in 1644 by King Vladislav he was granted Magdeburg law.

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Museum of the Krolevets Towel is located in the premises of the Ogievsky manor, where Taras Shevchenko once stayed. The museum has collected more than 700 exhibits. 400 of which - towels, the oldest of which is made in 1839 year.

Another famous sight of Krolevets - the apple-colony, which is more than 200 years old, is a natural monument of national importance

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
1 day / 2 night 500 568 625 694 800 960 1150


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.
  • You can leave late at night or early in the morning.
  • Bus tours with night crossings are possible for children's groups only if there are 30% adults on the bus.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing objects, master classes, theatrical performances, rental of arbors, etc. extra charge.
  • Local History Museum - 10 / 15 грн, Glukhov Reserve - 15 / 25 UAH (city, water tower, museum of archeology)
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.


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