Ukraine

Ukraine sits at the meeting point of vibrant arts and culture, opulent ancient churches and Soviet history View All Ukraine Holidays

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Peter Wybrow
Ukraine Travel Specialist

Once part of the Soviet empire, Ukraine became an independent state in 1991. Although it continues to have an uncomfortable relationship with its all-powerful neighbour, Russia, Ukraine is both a safe and truly fascinating country to visit with a host of historical cities and some of the most affordable prices in the whole of Europe. The country’s visa-free access gives visitors a taste of Slavic culture, without the paperwork, and an increase in direct flights from the UK makes it ever easier to make the short hop to Kyiv or Lviv.

City breaks to Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa are popular, and travellers looking to explore Ukraine a little deeper are rewarded with a host of off-the-beaten-track options, including Chernivtsi, Kamyanets Podilsky and Uzhgorod in west Ukraine. Dazzling frescoes, old cathedrals and charming baroque and renaissance architecture fill the popular cities of Kyiv and Lviv, where numerous galleries and museums line the cobbled streets.

History buffs will find plenty of points of interest; in Kyiv the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War entertains for an afternoon, and enjoys far-reaching views over the River Dniepr. And, of course, Ukraine's most famous dark tourist attraction, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, is open for visitors and overnight stays. Active travellers looking to combine the bustle of the cities with a trip into Ukraine’s peaceful nature, can venture to the dramatic Carpathian Mountains, where ethnic Hutsul people follow their traditions in hidden valleys, and hike to the peak of the highest mountain, Goverla, for superb panoramas.

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Chernobyl
Top Destination
Chernobyl
Ukraine is home to one of the world's most intriguing 'dark tourism' sites, the now-safe-to-visit nuclear exclusion zone at Chernobyl, place ever synonymous with the massive nuclear disaster that rocked the Soviet Union and the world in 1986.
Lviv
Top Destination
Lviv
Now enjoying direct flights from the UK, Lviv is Ukraine's cultural capital, and the perfect place for a short city break. The sixteenth-century Market Square has cobbled, winding roads, palaces, fountains, statues and a myriad of architectural styles, including Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic, and the Vysoki Zanok (High Castle) offers stunning views across the city.
Kyiv
Top Destination
Kyiv
Ukraine's capital city offers a slice of modern life with a massive side-serving of history. Home to a monastery, churches and museums, there is also an underground cave where monks lived, worshipped and were buried, and the cupolas of St Sophia’s Cathedral, the city’s oldest church, are rightly an icon of this country.
Goverla
Fergus Jones's Recommendation
Goverla
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.
Odessa
Andrea Godfrey's Recommendation
Odessa
Everyone recieves a warm welcome in Odessa. Here enjoy a pleasant climate, and a whole host of things to entertain for a long weekend. Promenade along Deribasivs’ka Street with its buildings, monuments and restaurants before taking in a performance in the Baroque and Rococo Opera and Ballet Theatre or roaming the catacombs.

Popular Destinations in Ukraine

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   Chernobyl
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   Lviv
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   Kyiv



Specialist Recommendations

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   Goverla
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   Odessa


Regent Ukraine Specialist


Peter Wybrow
With new direct flight routes connecting London with different regions of Ukraine, including the dynamic city Lviv, it's never been easier to visit Ukraine. This combined with the ease of entry - UK visitors are allowed to enter Ukraine for up to 90 days without a visa - makes it also a fantastic option for travellers looking to experience the Soviet Era without heading to costly Russia, and avoiding Russia's complex visa process.

Peter's Tips
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When in Kyiv, make time to include a day-trip to the country's most iconic historic site - Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
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In Kolomyia's Pysanka Museum, discover the world's largest collection of hand-painted Easter eggs.
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Travel into the Carpathian Mountains, where folk art and traditional ethnic groups have survived for centuries.




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