We invite you to visit world renowned park, created in the name of love – Sofiyivka!
8:00 Leaving Kyiv. 3-hour drive (with pit stop).
Arrival to Sofiyivsky Park. Famous "Sofiyivka" in Uman is a landscaping and engineering masterpiece. In 1802 Count Stanislav Felix Potocki presented it to his wife, beautiful Sofia. This romantic park, filled with sculpures and delicate gazebos, dreamy ponds and romantic islands, voluble waterfalls and secret grottos, was built by the Belgian military engineer L. Metzel. Delicate and beautiful, the park withstood all the wars and revolutions.
The park tells not only the story of Stanislav`s and Sofia`s love. Park was dedicated to myths and legends of classical antiquity - ancient Greece and Rome. You will see the Venice gateway, Snake fountain, the island of Lesbos, Hippocrene spring, Labyrinth, Tarpeian Rock, Grotto of doubt and fear, Venus grotto and Scylla cave, statues of Apollo, Paris and Cupid, Three Tears waterfall and many other beautiful sights. Each one is meaningful and only adds depth to the love story the park tells. It had it`s share of dramatic turns!
After the tour you`ll have few hours to have a picnic (we recommend to take snacks), walk in the park and go for a boat ride. There is a big lake where you can enjoy a trip on a ferry (30 UAH), catamaran and even gondola. Or the secret river Acheron, where the boat slids into a mysterious grotto and goes through the dark underground tunnel to the next lake (50 UAH).
Approximately 7:00 p.m. - arrival in Kyiv.