21 жовтня 06:00
22 жовтня 01:00
Є вільні місця!
The day of our trip will be gamified. We will go on excursions, enrich our vocabulary and practice English in a natural environment of its usage - that is on a trip.
There is one rule for all of the participants- not to use any other languages from the beginning of the trip till its end. Imagine that you are in an English-speaking country for one day, and no one can understand your native language. What do you do? Practice!
We will have a system of bonuses and penalties for following and breaking the rules. The major rule is to speak only English during the trip!
The first city of our trip will be Khotyn!
The impregnable Khotyn fortress ((ХІІІ-ХХ centuries) is a favorite place of tourists and cinematographers. Its tall 40-meter walls, a 65-meter well and an amazing panoramic view on the Dniester river leave a deep impression. The fortress played an important role in the lives of many history-makers, and you will also remember it if you visit it at least once.
Nowadays Khotyn fortress is a National Ukrainian Architectural Preserve and one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Numerous historical movies were filmed within the walls of the fortress. Among them are Zakhar Berkut, Taras Bulba, d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers and others.
The second one will be Kamianets-Podilskyi!
The architecture of the city and the fortress itself remind of the age of chivalry! An interesting and insightful sightseeing tour will be waiting for us. During it, we will see:
The church of Saints Peter and Paul
The main peculiarity of this church is a 40-meter prayer-tower that was built by the Turks who conquered the city. Now there is a sculpture of Madonna on it. It was installed in 1756 when the Turks were banished from Kamianets-Podilskyi.
The Armenian Well
In the historic town center - the Old City - you can see the Armenian well (also called the City well). According to the legends, it was cut from solid stone by Armenians in 1638. When the well was cut with great efforts, it turned out that the water in it is unfit for human consumption - it is very sour. In 1672, an octagonal baroque dome was built over the well at the order of the governor of Kamianets-Podilskyi Jan de Witte.
The City Hall
In front of the Armenian well in the Polish Market square, there is a city hall which is one of the oldest in Ukraine. There are numerous underground passages under it. In front of its balcony, there was a pillory and an execution place. There is a museum of money on the second floor of the museum now.
The Tourist Monument
The Dominican Church. The first mentions of this church date back to the fifteenth century. During numerous centuries the image of the church changed many times, and many architectural styles mixed in it. The Dominican church was even rebuilt into a mosque. By the way, the Turks built the first fountain in Kamianets-Podilskyi near this church.
The Armenian Square
It is the largest square in the old city. It was named so because it was an important marketplace of the Armenian community of Kamianets-Podilskyi from olden times. If any festival (and there are many in Kamianets-Podilskyi) or a public festivity is held in the city, there are always some events in the Armenian Square.
Not far away from the fortress, there is another town gate called Brama Ruska. The construction of these gates started in the fifteenth century. Together with its towers and fortifications, Brama Ruska was an important defensive hydrotechnical construction. In case of danger, special sluice- gates were closed and the canyon of the Smotrych river was flooded, so it was difficult to get to Kamianets-Podilskyi.
Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress deserves special attention! It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine! The date of its construction is not determined until now, but the historians are sure that it already existed in the times of Kievan Rus'!
In order to get to the fortress, we will walk across a unique construction - Fortress bridge which connects the old city and the fortress. Eleven towers are included into the Kamianets fortress, and each of them has its name and history.
There are expositions of the reconstruction of historic events that took place at the fortress in the dungeons of its complex.
During the day we will also have an opportunity to play interactive games in English and check what we learned along the way.
The excursions will be held exclusively in English. In order to take part in this trip, you do not need to confirm or prove your level of English. Basic knowledge and a desire to learn is what gives you an opportunity to get to our team!
Organizers reserve the right to make partial changes to the program or its sequence in order to improve the quality of the trip!
The organizational fee is 360 UAH for the Club members (owners of club cards) and 400 UAH for the newcomers.
You can receive a club card after the third trip for free or by paying a one-time membership fee - 100 UAH! For details, please contact the Organizators!
From October 7, the price will increase by 50 UAH, do not delay! :)
Organizing fee includes:
• travel by comfortable bus;
• travel insurance;
• excursion support;
• 10 hryvnas. assistance to ATO participants;
• organizational support before, during and after the trip;
• entrance tickets
• personal expenses;
Згідно системи організації нашої діяльності найбільш компетентними особами щодо кожної окремої подорожі є її безпосередні Організатори. Тому, з усіма питаннями пов’язаними з даною мандрівкою: зміна місць в автобусі та готелі, уточнення програми подорожі та необхідних документів, з’ясування деталей подорожі, питання щодо відмови участі у подорожі та інших питань найкраще звертатись саме до відповідальних Організаторів. Їхні контакти вказані в заголовку подорожі.
Перед реєстрацією на подорож Ви повинні ознайомитись із основними правилами участі, що наведені нижче. Адже після оплати орг. збору Ви стаєте Учасником подорожі з Тур-Клубом Бідняжка та автоматично погоджуєтесь із цими правилами, що є частиною Договору. Просимо ознайомитись із повною версією Публічного договору-оферти між Туристом та Виконавцем.