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

F
Mezhyhirya Residence Tour
Konstantin gave us a great tour of Honka. He was fascinating to chat to, and made a great effort to offer an unbiased account of recent events in Ukraine. He was extremely knowledgable about the property and had lots of interesting stories about the rooms of the mansion. A fascinating insight into the world of oligarchs and extreme corruption. I would highly recommend both the trip to Honka, and Green Tours. Thank you Konstantin :-)
B
Mezhyhirya Residence Tour
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.
J
Wonderful Solo Tours in Kiev
Recently did the Kiev City Tour, Food tour and Mezhyhirya tour with Konstantin. He was an excellent tour guide. Gave great insight into many different things of Kiev. Ate some wonderful food. I think I was the first person to do the food tour who doesn't drink alcohol, it puzzled Konstantin initially but everything was delicious. The Mezhyhirya tour was eye opening, some of the opulence was almost disgusting. Would definitely Konstantin and Green Tour Ukraine. wonderful customer service and great tours of a fascinating city.

This operator has 43 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Great tour
We had a great trip! Guide was very knowledgeable.
Fantastic!
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
Highly recommended
We had fun cooking borsch and varenyky in a typical Ukrainian apartment, guided by the Mom and the Daughter and supervised by Tobi.

Do not eat a couple of days before attending the class:-)
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Tour operated by: Green Tour Ukraine