Mezhyhirya Residence

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From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Paradise Landscape Park 4-Hour Tour

1. From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Paradise Landscape Park 4-Hour Tour

Travel from Kyiv to Mezhyhirya on this 4-hour excursion to the former residence of overthrown President Yanukovych. See the vast and famous Honka, the spa complex, golf course and luxurious galleon. Visit the secret valley which gave the area its name. Hear stories from your guide about monks in the hills of Mezhyhirya. Learn why the Cossacks called the Monastery of Mezhyhirya the Lavra of Zaporizhzhya, and what role the last Ataman sacred place played. Enjoy the day outdoors, with a walk in the shade of thick trees and along the quay. Feed the trout and admire the floral parterres, cascading waterfalls and exotic arboretum.

From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

2. From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

Your private tour to the Mezhyhirya Residence will start with a hotel pick-up. After meeting your guide, you will drive to the Novi Petrivtsi village where the residence is located. Once you arrive in Mezhyhirya, you will be impressed with its splendor. There, you’ll explore its spacious and lavish grounds which includes a “VIP territory” with perfectly cut trees, a tennis court, non-freezing lake and a farm with ostriches, peacocks, pheasants and other rare birds and animals. Your expert guide will also tell you many intriguing facts about the ex-president’s rule. The highlight of the tour is V. Yanukovych's mansion called “Honka” and a health center (optional visit for an additional fee). The interior of Honka creates a dual impression when you see all the excessive opulence of everything around you - golden chandeliers and mosaic floors, luxurious furniture and exotic decoration.  In addition to the main tour of the grounds, you may also visit a training center for elite dog breeds, a bath complex and the Museum of Retro Cars (optional for an additional fee). After this informative tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel. 

From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Tour

3. From Kyiv: Mezhyhirya Residence Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Kyiv, and then journey to the Mezhyhirya Residence in the village of Novi-Petrovtci, 25 kilometers from the city center. Explore the former country residence of President Yanukovych and get better acquainted with the history of Ukraine and its controversial ruler. Discover a collection of expensive works of art and architecture, privately owned by one family and paid for by the taxpayers. Gaze in wonder at the opulent interior of the main house and find a huge amount of gold and crystal. See the large icon of the Mother of God, emphasizing the sanctity of its ostentatious former owner. Avail of optional extras, such as a visit to the Honka clubhouse or rent a bike and explore at your own pace. Discover a collection of vintage cars owned by the president, along with other features such as a bathhouse, bowling alley, underground shooting range, heliport and zoo with kangaroos, emus and peacocks.

Kyiv: The Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

4. Kyiv: The Mezhyhirya Residence Private Tour

Hop aboard a comfortable car to travel from Kyiv to Novi Petrivtsi village. Explore the residence of ex-president V. Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya, also known as the Museum of Corruption. Once you enter, discover plenty of perfectly cut trees, an open tennis court, and a lake that never freezes. Take a walk through the beautiful park and be inspired by the diversity and sights. You can also take a 40-minute ride on a golf cart to visit a golf field, artificial lakes with fountains, a guest house, the promenade of the reservoir, a wooden ship, the VIP zone with the Honka residence, the steam bath complex, and the sports and wellness complex. See these opulent buildings from outside. Hear of the corruption charges leveled against Viktor Yanukovych, gain insight into his luxurious lifestyle, and learn of his place in contemporary Ukrainian politics.


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What people are saying about Mezhyhirya Residence

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The complex is several hectares and there is a lot to see. It is possible to rent a golf kart. Extra entry is due for the main accommodation, which is due to the fact that the entire complex is financed only by the tourist entrance fees due to the unclear status after the escape of the host during the revolution. The tours in the residence are carried out by 2 local activists (mutually). You get a very good insight into the situation of the local people today as well as of the Ukraine in general (assuming appropriate language skills). A committed guide (as in my case) who can speak German very well, translates and can answer all open questions. When ordering the tour from GYG or Agrotours ask for Ludmilla. Transfer took place by car as the facility is located about 15 km north of Kiev.

Efficient and safe

We were picked up from the hotel and taken to the place in Kiev that we asked for. Our guide showed us around the entire residence at our own pace, sparing no information and time. I would recommend.