Ukraine in Depth

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  • Sightseeing, attractions, culture and history
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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ends Kyiv, Ukraine
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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  • Chernobyl Stay the night inside the Exclusion Zone and explore the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest and the 'New Safe Confinement' structure around Reactor 4
  • Odessa Spend time on the Black Sea coast and see the Monument to the Orange Tree, MotherinLaw Bridge and Devil's House
  • Carpathian Mountains Discover the glistening waters of Lake Synevyr, Shypit Waterfall and the views from the top of Gemba Mountain
  • Lviv Appreciate one of Ukraine's most beautiful cities with its elegant, brightly coloured houses, tucked away courtyards and golden domed churches
Starting and ending in Kyiv, the "Ukraine In Depth" trip is a guided sightseeing, attractions, culture and history tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Odesa, Zhytomyr and Lviv in Ukraine. "Ukraine In Depth" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Explore Ukraine, a vast country which is still largely undiscovered and feels like one of Europe's last frontiers. Its Soviet history, stunning natural beauty and colourful traditions make it a truly unique travel destination. Chernobyl - See the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest and the 'New Safe Confinement' structure around Reactor 4 Lviv - Discover one of Ukraine's most beautiful cities with its elegant, brightly coloured houses, tucked away courtyards and golden domed churches Odesa - Spend time on the Black Sea and visit a decommissioned nuclear missile base at Pervomays.
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  • Stephanie
  • On Feb 28 2020
5 - Excellent
Stephanie's review for another Explore tour
“It was an excellent trip overall and the group size - 8 people - was ideal. ”
  • Paul
  • On Feb 24 2020
5 - Excellent
Paul's review for another Explore tour
“A really good insight into life in Thailand, the city and countryside. Learned so much about Thai culture and history. Food was excellent.At the Beach extension the Hotel Novotel Rim Pae Rayong, all was lovely but they ran out of White wine! not quite what you would expect i guess from a big hotel chain. However the environment and the sea made up for that. ”
  • Stephen
  • On Feb 14 2020
5 - Excellent
Stephen's review for another Explore tour
“I enjoyed the trip and would say that it was the best of the 3 we have done so far”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Ukraine's capital Kyiv
  • Day 2 : Kyiv guided tour; visit the huge Lavra Monastic Complex
  • Day 3 : Drive to Odesa and visit a Strategic Missile Base en route
  • Day 4 : Odesa walking tour; chance to see the world's largest catacombs
  • Day 5 : Chance to explore wetlands by boat; overnight train to Lviv
  • Day 6 : Arrive in the elegant city of Lviv; afternoon walking tour
  • Day 7 : Full day spent in the Carpathian Mountains
  • Day 8 : Opportunity to visit Lviv Brewing Museum or to make chocolate
  • Day 9 : Drive to Zhytomyr via the pretty town of Lutsk and the Tunnel of Love
  • Day 10 : Visit the Museum of Astronautics; free afternoon in Kyiv
  • Day 11 : Exciting trip into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Day 12 : Further explorations of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Day 13 : Trip ends in Kyiv
  • 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Hotel Rus (4 nights)
  • Marlin Hotel (2 nights)
  • Overnight Train Odesa to Lviv (1 night)
  • George Hotel (3 nights)
  • Reikartz Zhytomyr (1 night)
  • Desyatka Hotel (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Kyiv are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ukraine in Depth tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ukraine in Depth tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 December 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ukraine in Depth tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ukraine in Depth tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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