From  £895
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the glittering domes of St Sophia's Cathedral in Kyiv
  • Enjoy delicious coffee and decadent chocolate cakes in the coffee houses of Lviv
  • Climb up Odessa's famous Potemkin Steps
  • Experience the lively Rynok Square
  • Stroll along Deribasivs’ka Street
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Essential Ukraine

12 Day Tour, from £895 per person

This itinerary is perfect for first time visitors to Ukraine. With the convenience of overnight trains linking the diverse cities of Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa, more time is left to experience this incredible country. Explore architectural treasures in the capital, wander the cobblestone streets in Lviv and delve into Odessa’s rich maritime history.

Part of our Essential portfolio, all hotels, transfers and train tickets are booked for you, but the itinerary leaves you free to spend the days as you wish. However, we can recommend the must-see sights and book a variety of excursions in each city. Speak to a Regent Ukraine Specialist for more information.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO KYIV
FLY TO KYIV
Fly to Kyiv. Transfer to the hotel and check in for four nights.
Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 2
KYIV
KYIV
Spend three days exploring Ukraine’s capital at leisure. Explore the underground caves of the Pechersk Lavra monastery and be sure to venture inside St. Sophia’s Cathedral to gaze at the well-preserved frescoes and mosaics. (B)
Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 3
KYIV
KYIV
Although controversial, the Monument to the Friendship of Nations is still a popular sight to visit, probably due to the fact its location offers a wonderful view of the city and Dnipro River. From here follow the footbridge to Trukhaniv Island where cafés, restaurants and the city’s beaches can be found. (B)
Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 4
KYIV
KYIV
Perhaps consider taking a day trip from Kyiv and gain an insight into the Chernobyl story from past to present and learn about the massive nuclear disaster that rocked the Soviet Union and the world in April 1986. Speak to a Regent Ukraine Specialist about booking this trip in advance. (B)
Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 5
KYIV TO LVIV
KYIV TO LVIV
Morning transfer from the hotel to the train station in Kyiv and board the day train to Lviv. On arrival in Lviv and transfer to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Accommodation
George Hotel
DAY 6
LVIV
LVIV
Start your exploration of Lviv in Market Square at the heart of the Old Town, but be aware you could spend the whole day here. Sixteenth-century Market Square has cobbled, winding roads, palaces, fountains, statues and a myriad of architectural styles, including Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic. Be sure to visit the handmade chocolate shop. Keep a look out for its large glass windows which offer a fantastic view of the in-store chocolate factory. (B)
Accommodation
George Hotel
DAY 7
LVIV
LVIV
Day at leisure to explore further. (B)
Accommodation
George Hotel
DAY 8
LVIV TO ODESSA
LVIV TO ODESSA
Free day before taking the overnight train to Odessa. (B)
DAY 9
ODESSA
ODESSA

Arrive in Odessa and check in to the hotel for three nights. In this laid-back town, the famous Potemkin Steps lead down to the Black Sea and Ukraine’s biggest commercial port. (B)

Accommodation
Ayvazovsky Hotel
DAY 10
ODESSA
ODESSA

Make time to wander along Deribasivs’ka Street, a colourful and energetic route jam-packed with restaurants, bars and cafés, and head to Vorontsov’s Palace to explore the adjoining park complex and enjoy fantastic views of the Black Sea coastline. (B)

Accommodation
Ayvazovsky Hotel
DAY 11
ODESSA
ODESSA

Day at leisure to perhaps relax on one of Odessa's many beaches. (B)

Accommodation
Ayvazovsky Hotel
DAY 12
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

12 day tour, from £895 per person
(Single person supplement + £275)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Ukraine International from London Gatwick
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three-star hotels with breakfast 
  • All transfers
  • Train tickets in 1st class 2-berth compartments

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

4-star hotel Per person twin-share from £1195 Single room supplement from £525


Tour Route Map


  1. Ukraine, Kiev
  2. Ukraine, Lviv
  3. Ukraine, Odessa
  4. Ukraine, Kiev

Tour Accommodation

George Hotel
George Hotel
George Hotel The hotel's excellent location close to Market Square and the Opera House makes this an excellent, good-value choice and has been a firm favourite of Regent travellers for many......
Rus Hotel
Rus Hotel
Rus Hotel You will feel as though you have stepped back into the Soviet era with this large throwback hotel. However, the service is friendly and efficient, the room facilities are good and the hotel......
Ayvazovsky Hotel
Ayvazovsky Hotel
Ayvazovsky Hotel A wonderful choice for those looking for an inexpensive boutique hotel located in the heart of Odessa, only steps away from Philharmonic Theatre and Deribasovskaya Street. Named......

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Reviews

We have just returned from our very enjoyable holiday in Ukraine and would like to thank Christina Gibbons for making all the arrangements. The planning, booking arrangements and ticketing could not have been easier. We appreciated having our train tickets delivered to our hotel, thus avoiding the usual queues in the railway station. All transfers worked to perfection and the drivers were friendly and helpful.  We had a very enjoyable trip and would certainly recommend Regent Holidays to others. 

Mr & Mrs Bamber
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