Get an early start on the day with 7:30am pickup at your centrally-located hotel in Kiev, then travel to Pervomaisk in a car, minivan, or minibus (depending on group size). Break up the 4-hour trip with a breakfast stop in Uman (own expense).
Upon arrival in Pervomaisk, begin a 2-hour, guided tour of the Strategic Missile Forces Museum, where you’ll learn the story of the ICBM base, which once housed 22 military units and nine groups of launching facilities. A highlight of the tour for many visitors is riding an elevator 108 feet (33 meters) underground into a Unified Launch Control Center that housed nuclear missile operations until the site was decommissioned in the 1990s. You’ll also have the chance to sit in the command seat where Soviet officers controlled nine SS-22 missiles, and try pressing the (decommissioned) launch button.
After visiting the museum, you have 30 minutes of free time to shop for souvenirs and take photos of ICBM. At 2:30pm, begin the return trip to Kiev, with a stop for lunch in Uman (own expense). If desired, your group can make an additional stop at the Arboretum Sofiyivka, a research park with more than 2,000 varieties of trees and brush. This 10-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Kiev.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.