Ukrainian Socrates. Babai - Skovorodinovka

"The world was catching me, but I did not catch it." Let's try to catch at least a memory of the outstanding Ukrainian poet, musician, philosopher, educator GS. Frying pan.

Why we recommend this excursion:

- After the restoration, the Povoroda museum looks very nice and respectable;

- The life and work of this outstanding Ukrainian is evoked by the constant interest of all categories of tourists;

- this excursion is a classic example of a modern excursion program, because it harmoniously combines the story of a guide, visiting a museum and relaxing in nature.

We go on an excursion in pursuit of Grigory Skovoroda. Let's try to find him somewhere!

In the program of the tour: road excursion, the estate of Kovalevsky, a visit to the museum of G.S. Frying pans in Skovorodinovka, skovorodinovskaya krenitsa in Babayakh, rest on the nature.


Kharkov - Babai - Skovorodinovka

Duration of the tour

6-8 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);

kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Rest and recuperation:

We offer a rest in Skovorodinovka in a cafe or on the shore of a pond.

Excursion program

Road trip: the importance of the personality of the philosopher in Ukrainian culture, work in the Kharkov collegium, places in the Kharkov region associated with his name.
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Skovorodinovka - the estate of the landowner Andrei Kovalevsky, where the last years of his life were spent. Frying pans. A museum dedicated to his life and work, memorable places: an oak, man-made ponds, a garden, a linden alley, the grave of a philosopher. Interestingly planned park - the paths diverge from the central glade, like the sun's rays. According to the legend, Skovoroda himself chose a place for his grave near his favorite oak tree and dug it out with his own hands.
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A special atmosphere and the spirit of a genius can be felt by visiting the manor at night, especially during the festival "Yesterday - Ivan, today - Kupala".
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At 8-hour extended excursion we suggest to visit also Skovorodinovskuyu krenitsu in the Babaevsky forest. The water in it has a tonic taste. The legend says that the famous philosopher stuck his staff into the ground, and from it began to beat the cold key. In 70-ies of the XVIII century. The frying pan stopped at Babayakh in the house of his friend Jacob Pravitsky.
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It is believed that it was here that he wrote "Kharkov Fables". Now Skovorodinovskaya Krinitsa has the status of a hydrological natural monument. The remains of the estate of Pravitsky (and then Governor Shcherbinin) in Babai, where the philosopher stayed and wrote his works.
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On the way back, you can organize a picnic in a picturesque place with a delicious meal and other treats (from 60 UAH per person depending on the group).
Attention! Students, specialists, connoisseurs of creativity G. Skovoroda proposed a new excursion route to the ancestral nest of the philosopher - p. Chornuhi in the Poltava region.

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"

50 + 4

44 + 10

40 + 14

36 + 18

30 + 24

25 + 4

16 + 2,
17 + 3, 20 + 4
6-one-hour excursion








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


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