Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide - in Kyiv - LikeALocal Guide

Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide

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47 EUR

Explore the residence of Victor Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya - one of the most striking and impressive places in Ukraine, also known as "Museum of Corruption". The previous president’s way of life explains how excessive richness and power affects a person.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French
We toured the Viktor Yanukovych residence, also known as "the house of corruption" and had our collective minds blown. Our guide/driver arrived early, was intelligent, informative, and spoke perfect English. He was also well versed in US politics, which helped give context to our tour and made everything very present.

If you had seem the house on the news, be prepared that it's all so much worse in real life.

There is no way that we could have explored the expansive grounds, health club, house, etc. without a guide. And, hard to imagine a guide who was a better fit for our interests.
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Highlights

  • Walk through the wide private park with golf field and heated lakes
  • Watch the exclusive restaurant in a Spanish galleon form
  • Discover a personal farm with unique and rare animals and birds
  • Appreciate a stunning view of the Kyiv Sea
  • Explore the mansion-house called “Honka”

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Description

Meet your local guide and drive to the Mezhyhirya residence in Novi Petrivtsi village. Explore the enclosed with a high fence “VIP territory” with perfectly cut trees, a tennis court, non-freezing lake, and a farm with ostriches, peacocks, pheasants and other rare kinds of birds and animals.

The most impressive building is the house of V. Yanukovych called “Honka” and a health center (optional visit, for additional fee).
If you go inside the “Honka”, you will be impressed with extra-quality materials, furniture and accessories. There are plenty of very costly and exceptional items in each room, like a Swiss music box, which costs half a million dollars, golden chandeliers, “Steinway & Sons” piano etc.

After you explore this “museum” of corruption, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Important information:

The access to all the optional sites (Honka, museum of retro cars, bath complex, dogs training center) is not guaranteed and depends on the Mezhyhirya residence stuff.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transport
  • Friendly local guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Park
  • Electro car rent
  • bath complex 50 UAH (2 Euro)-is closed on Monday and Tuesday
  • museum of retro cars 50 UAH (2 Euro)-closed on Mon Tue Wed
  • Honka 500 UAH (20 Euro)

Meeting point

Centrally located Kyiv hotel or apartment

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

L
2 excellent half-day tours
We did 2 separate private tours with Katerina of Green Tours - to the Yanukovych estate and Pecherska Lavra. Both went very well, worth the premium paid. Quick & easy booking via email. Payment via Paypal. Punctual pick-up and flexible drop-off. We'd highly recommend Katerina as guide. She was very professional, open, knowledgeable, and her English was the best of the several guides we had in Ukraine. She also went above & beyond - showing us how to take the metro and buying the tokens for us, helping us get a picnic lunch before dropping us off at Babi Yar park on the way back from Mezhyhirya, taking us to a nice restaurant after Pecherska Lavra and helping us order lunch there. And she reminded me to bring a scarf to cover my head at the monastery. While you could tour the Lavra on your own, it's highly advisable to engage a guide for Mezhyhirya as the tours of the (utterly astounding) mansion & spa etc are only in Ukrainian and opening hours can be erratic.

This operator has 43 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Passionate
The guide is passionate about her country and the capital Kyiv. Lovely afternoon spent discovering this wonderful city! Can only recommend.
R
A fab, tasty class
Brilliant introduction to Kiev
Our guide, Katerina, was very personable and well-informed. I was travelling with a friend and we went on this tour as soon as we arrived in order to get a general flavour of the city and to help us get our bearings. We were not disappointed.
The tour was based in the centre of Kiev and covered history and more recent political events but Katerina responded to our requests to know more about shopping and restaurants.
She presented the information in an interesting and informative way.
Excellent value for money and recommended 100%
Yummy!
Wonderful ! Olga and her mother made us feel very welcome in their home . Conversation was great, Olga answered lots of questions about Ukraine and enjoyed our attempts to say some phrases in the language. I would recommend this experience to other travellers . Eating the food we got to prepare was delicious as well!
A taste of Kiev!
A really lovely lunchtime - I would highly recommend. Lovely apartment and anecdotes told - we learnt a lot about the food, culture and politics of Ukraine. Felt like being at a friend's home!

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Tour operated by: Green Tour Ukraine