Ancient Olbia. Mykolaiv - Ochakov

The city of Mykolayiv, named after St. Nicholas, is one of the youngest cities in Ukraine, it is just over two hundred years old. His life and history are inextricably linked with the history of the sea and river fleet.

 Why will this tour 100% cause your interest? Because for sure you will see everything for the first time:

- one of the youngest cities in Ukraine Nikolaev;

- the oldest shipyard in the country;

- Ancient Greek city-state Olvia;

Ochakov fortress of times of the Ottoman Empire;

- a secret military base of strategic missile forces.

And even if you've already seen all this, you will certainly want to come back here again!

In the program of the tour: railway travel from Kharkov, transport and excursion services, accommodation in Nikolaev, meals, excursion around Nikolaev, excursion to Ochakov, historical and archaeological reserve "Olvia", boat trip along the Southern Bug, museum of the Strategic Missile Forces in Pervomaysk, zapovedenik Askania-Nova.


Nikolaev - Olvia - Ochakov - Askania-Nova - Museum of the Strategic Missile Force

Duration of the tour

2-3 days



Type of tour


Rest and recuperation:

on the shore of the Southern Bug

Excursion program

            Departure from Kharkov to Nikolaev by train number 375 in 19-39

1 day Meeting the group in Nikolaev at the railway station in 12-32.

Sightseeing bus tour of Nikolayev "City of Shipwrights":

The city of Nikolaev, named after St. Nicholas, is located at the confluence of the Southern Bug to the Black Sea. The city by Ukrainian standards is young, it is slightly more than 200 years. Historical and architectural sights, the old necropolis, the Admiralty, the embankment - the Fleet boulevard, monuments to the founders of the city - M. Faleeva and G. Potemkin, the monument to St. Nicholas, the monument to the native of Nikolayev - Admiral S. Makarov, the Cathedral of the Kasperovskaya Mother of God, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin. It is possible to visit the best in Ukraine zoo, a children's town of fairy tales, a museum of shipbuilding and fleet, an excursion to the oldest shipyard in the country. You can take a boat trip along the Southern Bug.

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Check-in to the hotel. Lunch. Free time.

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2 day Breakfast. Excursion to National Historical - Archaeological. Olvia is an ancient Greek city - a state that was located on the territory of the present-day Mykolaiv region and existed for more than 1000 years. Olvia was one of the largest countries of the Northern Black Sea Coast, and now it is an integral part of the cultural heritage of Ukraine. In translation into Greek, Olbia means "HAPPY".

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Excursion to the ancient Greek city-state: Main city gates, Agorpa, Temenos, hydraulic system, shopping arcades, gymnasiums, defense system of the Roman citadel, lower city, Dicasteria (court), inspection of crypts, excavation museum.

Excursion to Ochakov - the city where the ancient Greeks lived, Scythians, Sarmatians, Goths, Polovtsians, Pechenegs, Tatar-Mongols, etc. The battle for Ochakov, the liberation of Ukrainian lands from the yoke of the Ottoman Empire. Lunch. Free time.

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Departure 2-x day tour.

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3 day Breakfast. Free day.

We offer optional excursions *:

- Excursion to the city of Pervomaisk, Nikolaev region, to a military base *. Earlier, a strictly secret missile base has now become a museum of strategic missile forces. Two mines: one with a rocket, the other with a command post hidden at 12 storey depth; the famous missile "Satan" SS-18 and its combat friend missile R-12, which played a key role in the Caribbean crisis 1961 year; a fleet of trucks MAZ-537, rocket engines, tanks and armored personnel carriers, a mock-up of a nuclear warhead and many other things.

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- Excursion to the Reserve Askania - Nova *. Biosphere reserve "Askania-Nova" is one of the 7 natural wonders of Ukraine, the oldest steppe biosphere reserve of the planet and the largest among European steppe reserves. It was created more than 100 years ago by Friedrich Eduardovich Faltz-Fein - a descendant of the German colonists and the owner of these lands. In 1985, the Askania-Nova reserve was included in the list of reference territories of the planet by the UNESCO decision and is a biosphere reserve. Visiting the zoo and dendropark, leaving for the reserved steppe.

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 - Excursion "Dnieper plains of Kherson" *. Kherson is famous for its historical and architectural complex "Kherson Fortress", the Catherine's Cathedral, the grave and monument to G.A. Potemkin - Tavrichesky, the embankment of the Dnieper. Kherson Fortress - the place where the city was founded. To this day, from the architectural ensemble of the Kherson fortress, only the Ochakovsky and Moscow gates with adjacent bastions, the fortress well, the Arsenal building, a powder magazine, the Catherine's Cathedral with a bell tower have survived. Other sights of the city: Greek suburb, Pokrovskaya square, Assumption Cathedral, Privoz, Treasury chambers, Necropolis, old town. The green necklace of Kherson is the Dnieper floodplains, which the Greeks called Gilea, the Goths - the Myurkvid forest, the Slavs - Oleshy, the Zaporozhye Cossacks - the Great Meadow.

- Migian thresholds *. Here the Southern Bug River has made its way, creating a narrow valley-canyon. The steep cliffs surrounding it sometimes reach 40. You will see Migian rapids, waterfalls, islands and steep cliffs. Thresholds "Mill", Integral, Protik tract, rafting on the Southern Bug is possible.

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- "Tavria" is the home of Ukrainian vintage cognacs *. You will learn the history of winemaking in the Tauride region, and then the cellars, in which the highest quality cognac spirits are kept for decades, will reveal their secrets. The gallery with 6,5 thousand oak butts and barrels is amazing. After the excursion, those who wish will be able to taste ordinary, vintage and collection cognacs, as well as wine.

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- National Park "Buzky Guard" *. First, we will explore the Small Aktovsky Canyon "Devil's Valley", also known as the Arbuzinsky Canyon. This is one of the oldest canyons in Ukraine. It is considered pride and one of the main attractions of the Nikolaev region. There are quite high rocks here, and the fast-moving river makes its way through the boulders. Walk to the Blue Quarry Lake.

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Next we will have to go to the Aktovsky canyon. This is a unique complex of forest and aquatic ecosystems with an ensemble of rocks and granite boulders, the only one in Europe that in its geological and landscape indicators in miniature with a huge accuracy in time of formation resembles the famous canyons of North America. The Deadtwater River divides the Nikolaev canyon in half, the rocks on its banks sometimes reach 30-50 meters in height.

Departure from Nikolaev to Kharkov by train № 375 in 16-57.

             Return to Kharkov in 10-12

The cost per person in UAH.

Cost 2-day tour:

group / hotel 10 + 1  15 + 2  15 + 1 18 + 2

25 + 2 30 + 3 40 + 4 50 + 4
hostel (4-8-local numbers,
convenience for several rooms)
3750 3350 3250 3150 3050 2950 2850 2750
Hotel 2 * (2-6-local numbers,
facilities in the room)
4000 3600 3500 3400 3300 3200 3100 3000
Hotel 3 * (2-3-local numbers,
room amenities
4200 3800 3700 3600 3500 3400 3300 3200

Cost 3-day tour:

group / hotel 10 + 1  15 + 2  15 + 1 18 + 2

25 + 2 30 + 3 40 + 4 50 + 4
hostel (4-8-local numbers,
convenience for several rooms)
4650 4050 3950 3850 3750 3650 3550 3450
Hotel 2 * (2-6-local numbers,
facilities in the room)
5150 4550 4450 4350 4250 4150 4050 3950
Hotel 3 * (2-3-local numbers,
room amenities
5450 4850 4750 4650 4550 4450 4350 4250


railway pass (reserved seat), ticket booking, group supervision by tour operator representative, excursion service, transport service according to the program, hotel accommodation, meals according to the program, insurance.


  • The tour operator reserves the right to change the program and the sequence of excursions without changing the number of services.
  • The tour is valid for groups of 10 people. At the request of customers, a tour can be ordered any day. The price depends on the agreed program, the number of people in the group, the level of the hotel, etc.
  • Entrance tickets to visited facilities, optional activities, are paid additionally.
  • For adult groups, it is possible to miscalculate a tour on a comfortable bus from Kharkov.


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