Sightseeing at UTICamp-2019
UTICamp-2019 is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the sights of Dnipro and dive into the history of our hospitable region. We have prepared a range of trips to the most exciting places. Are you interested in any particular sites? Just let us know.
Dnipro Sightseeing Tour
The history of Dnipro began in 1776, when it was founded by Prince Potemkin at the behest of Catherine II. In the second half of the 19th century, the city developed into an industrial giant, and in the 20th century, it became a focal point of the space industry. Today, Dnipro is a modern city with a new architectural style, famous fountains, major factories, and an active business life. During the tour, you will visit and learn about the city’s historical, cultural and scientific sites, and enjoy its shady streets and wide avenues.
We will also visit Menorah, the world’s largest Jewish centre, and go up to the viewing platform on the 18th floor to admire the magnificent panorama of our wonderful city.
You are bound to fall in love with this beautiful city on the Dnipro River, just like we have!
Trip to Khortytsia Island
The island of Khortytsia is listed among the seven wonders of Ukraine. Today, it is home to the famous historical and cultural complex Zaporizhian Sich. This is a restored 16th — 18th century Cossack fortress with a kosh otaman house, a Cossack hut, a military office, interiors and artifacts from the Cossack period. Visit Khortytsia to find out about the life of the Cossacks centuries ago. The programme also includes a visit to the Phaeton Museum of RetroTechnology, a boat trip around the island and a lunch break.
You can also see ships going through the gate of the Dnipro Hydro Power Plant near of the Zaporizhian hydraulic facilities.
A Tour to Holy Places
The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Novomoskovsk constructed without nails
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a true masterpiece of Cossack architecture. Constructed in the 18th century without iron nails, the cathedral remains a monument to the heroic past and holds many secrets and mysteries.
The Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in the Village of Koroliovka
This is a special place with a unique atmosphere. Though the construction of the temple began only in 2009, the site has become a lush garden over the past ten years. Today, pilgrims and tourists come here in search of peace, hope, and serenity.
The Church of the Patronage of the Mother of God in Orlovschina village
The Church of the Patronage of the Mother of God in Orlovschina village is the legendary gem of the old settlement. It houses holy relics: an antique icon of the Virgin’s Mantle from Mount Athos and an icon containing a relic of hieromartyr Nicholas Iskrovsky. The church endured the difficult times of Bolshevik destruction and persecution by the Soviet regime, but it survived and became even better thanks to the efforts of local people.
The church was renovated and significantly expanded in the 1990s with the support of the town, Novomoskovsk parish and private individuals.
A Boat Trip to Meteorit
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the Samara River. Its gently sloping banks are framed by hundred-year-old trees providing nesting sites for rare birds. During the trip in the meandering mouth of the river, you will see mysterious swampy lakes and estuaries and enjoy its virgin natural beauty!
The Aerospace Museum
The space industry is a part of their past and present that Ukrainians can be rightly proud of. Dnipro is home to Yuzhmash, the leading Ukrainian manufacturer of satellites and starships, and Ukraine’s only rocket and space technology museum is based in the city.
This is a unique place where you can see a real space satellite and visit an exhibition of model rockets and space vehicles. A collection of real space labs, artificial satellites and rockets are presented in the viewing area.
Culinary Ethno Tour
If you want to find out about Ukrainian culture and enjoy traditional cuisine, visit Guliai Pole Hotel & Restaurant. The interior is decorated with a number of artifacts, including spinning wheels, Christmas tree ornaments, copper washstands, posters, and photos.
But there is no doubt that Ukrainian cuisine is the main attraction! Traditional dishes are cooked on an open fire and will satisfy even our most demanding guests!
As the organizers of UTICamp-2019, we are happy to invite participants to visit us!
Come and see our cosy office located in the heart of Dnipro, within walking distance of Lazar Globa city park. We will introduce you to our friendly team, tell and show you how we work.