There is so much to see, do, and explore on our Ukraine holidays. The Orange Revolution brought the world's attention to developments in this massive yet enigmatic country, and now ancient towns, the vast plains, mountains and Black Sea coast are firm favourites with those who choose holidays to Ukraine. Popular for city breaks are the cities of Kiev and Lviv where visitors are drawn to the breathtaking frescoes in St Sophia's Cathedral and the Golden Gate in Kiev and the lovely faded Baroque and Renaissance architecture of Lviv's Old Town.
Venture into the dramatic Carpathian Mountains, where the ethnic Hutsul people follow their traditions in hidden valleys, and hike to the peak of the highest mountain, Goverla, for superb panoramas. Search out the profusion of castles and wooden churches, in particular medieval Kamenets Podilsky teetering on a rocky outcrop. Chernobyl may be off limits to residents, but you can join a short guided tour to the devastated site of the nuclear disaster.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Advice
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Crimea and all but essential travel to the eastern regions (oblasts) of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to increased tensions in the region. Although travel is still possible to Kyiv, Odessa and Lviv.
Ukraine holidays are a great choice for history buffs as you can explore this country's turbulent past in its various museums, learn about formation of Kievan Rus. Fans of religious architecture will be fascinated by stunning churches and unique cave monasteries where you can browse the crypts filled with mummified monks. Rail enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy the overnight trains between Ukraine’s main cities.
For a change of pace while on your Ukraine holidays, head to Odessa and relax on the sandy beach on the shores of the Black Sea and pose for a photograph on the Potemkin Steps.
With so much to see and do during your Ukraine holidays, we guarantee you will be enchanted by this beautiful country.
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