The friendly people and colourful culture of Ukraine are sure to win you over! Explore the beautiful landmarks of Kiev, including the Pechersk Lavra monastery, or enjoy a bit of seaside sunshine in Odessa. We recommend a culture and history tour to really get to know this underrated country... or take a trip to Chernobyl to discover the aftermath of the country’s most devastating disaster.
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“We cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and personal warmth of Julia and her company. The guides and drivers were excellent and the itinerary varied and capturing the highlights of this part of Europe.”
“Kiev is a city like no other. It's history, caught between Russia and Europe, is fascinating and gives its memorials and statues real interest. The churches and monasteries have colourful gilded domes and the architecture is elegant and varied in a lush green setting. Even the metro, deep below the streets, has splendid chandeliers and mosaics. But, for a European, it can be hard to work out how to put together an itinerary. Most of us can't read or speak the language. It's not a common tourist destination, and whatever your interests, it rewards those who dig beneath the surface to find its hidden gems. This is where the guidance of a local is just invaluable. I can wholeheartedly recommend asking someone who's grown up there where to go and how best to plan the day.”
Ukraine is an underrated beauty which hides many riches under her lush and fertile black soil. This country is not very rich in economy, but makes up for it by their colorful culture. Holidays to Ukraine will be affordable, friendly with fine climates – the kind of features many travelers look for in a travel destination.
Ukraine’s naturally beautiful lands consist of beautiful vast fields of grains which do not constantly get swamped by tourists like many popular European countries. When speaking of biodiversity, Ukraine’s wildlife is plenty and varied. A trip to Ukraine will have a little bit of everything with its beaches, mountains, history, architecture, art and culture.
Visit St Volodymyr’s Cathedral
Take a romantic train ride through the Tunnel of Love
Look out over the Crimean Sea from the Swallow’s Nest Castle
Go white water rafting on the Black Cheremosh River
See a performance at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre
Stroll through Gorky Central Park
If visiting the Ukraine in the winter, be prepared for some very harsh weather. The temperature can drop to 25 degrees below zero. Dress warm, and bring shoes with good grip for walking on ice.
Some areas of Ukraine, particularly in the East near the borders with Russia, may be restricted to tourists. If you avoid these areas, your trip to Ukraine will be perfectly safe and pleasant.
English can be hard to come by in Ukraine, and those who speak English can be very shy when asked to do so. At the very least, bring a phrasebook or download a translation app before your visit.
For the best shopping and to truly give back to the communities you visit, be sure to shop in bazaars. Buying from local artisans might be a bit more expensive, but you’ll be thankful for your unique, quality souvenirs.
It is generally advised to always carry a copy of your passport and visa with you when travelling around the Ukraine.