As the largest country in Europe, there is no surprise in the fact that Ukraine is a thoroughly diverse nation. In spite of its heterogeneous and lively tourist attractions, it is a relatively less visited part of the world. This comes as good news for the ones who decide on vacation here because they can enjoy an unusual and authentic experience. Sip aromatic coffee in city cafes, unwind by the beach, hike the Carpathians, and explore scenic forests. The ones who are interested in architecture will be ecstatic by the huge array on offer, including wooden churches, grand Gothic towers, and looming Stalinist constructions. Plan your tour of Ukraine using our All-Inclusive Vacation Package Europe and enjoy the best time of your life.
(Day 1): Arrival in Kiev
(Day 2): Exploring Kharkov
(Day 3): Visiting Odessa
(Day 4): A Day Tour Of Dnipro
(Day 5): Heading to Poltava and Relax Park Verholy
(Day 6): A Tour Of Lviv
(Day 7): Day 7: A Fun Day at Chernivtsi
Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Dnipro, Poltava, Lviv, Chernivtsi
Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. River Dnipro bisects the city into Historical Kiev (Upper Neighbourhood) and Modern Kiev (Lower Neighbourhood). This city is the best example of reinvention and transition since it was destroyed plenty of times in the past. Kiev has a renowned history having the great confluence of Western and Russian cultures. The history of Kiev dates back to 1500 years, which can be illustrated through numerous cathedrals, churches, and monuments.
The largest number of flights to Ukraine from the various corners of the world land directly to Kiev. The city cheerfully welcomes the tourists and introduces a wide array of sightseeing opportunities. Most of the architectural monuments are situated at the city center, the place where the Ukraine itinerary begins.
Wander down Khreschatyk Street to try mouth-watering half-chocolate, half-lemon ice cream and to witness Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), the place where the Revolution of Dignity happened. Later, meander through Mykhailivska Street and find such ancient gems as St. Sophia’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Monastery, which belongs to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wonder at the view over the city from St. Andrew’s Church viewpoint. Come down to the Podol area and spend your afternoon on the Poshtova Square. Relish a lovely dinner on the bank of Dnieper River and memorize the beauty of Kiev.
Kharkov, the former capital of Ukraine, is another city worth visiting. It can be termed as an industrial metropolis having spacious squares, green parks, and concrete buildings. The historical center possesses a “triangle” of cathedrals, which were built in different architectural styles: Classical, Baroque, and Gothic. One more interesting place to discover here is the Cascade Fountain, which flows down through the steep slope in Shevchenko Park. Later in the evening, make your way to Gorky Park and enjoy a ride on the rollercoasters.
If you wish to experience wide beaches, posh panoramic restaurants, and crowded clubs, head to Odessa. It is a welcoming destination for tourists who are eager to blend parties with a cultural experience. Kompot Café is the perfect place for all those who believe that breakfast has to be the most nourishing meal of the day. The Potemkin Stairs, Ballet Theater, the Odessa Opera and Deribasovskaya Street are the must-see spots. They are all located within walking distance from each other, and will absolutely leave you with the right impression of the city. For your lunch and dinner, visit one of the many restaurants by the sea. Svecha and P1 Prosecco Bar are the venues perfect to wave goodbye to Odessa.
On your way to the west of Ukraine, there is a city known as Dnipro. It is rhythmic and modern and keeps pace with time. Locals here frequently visit Katerynoslavskyi Boulevard which is a favorite place for them. Stylish shops, cafés, and restaurants make the place much more charming. There are a number of museums in Dnipro. There is the Aerospace Museum, the National Historical Museum, the Museum of Vintage Cars, and many others. Anyone who is visiting Dnipro should take a walk along the wharf which is considered to be the longest in Europe and stretches for 30 km.
The city of Poltava is located in the northeast part of Ukraine. It is known for its cultural as well as historical heritage. Poltava Battle, a significant event in world history, happened here in 1709. Poltava was a crucial center of literature science and economy during the 18-19 centuries, and many popular people lived and worked here such as N. Gogol.
Early morning is the perfect time to arrive in Poltava, so you can have a glimpse at the city’s main streets and then relish a late breakfast at Shade Meat & Wine Café. Begin your journey by visiting the Poltava Art Museum. It has quite a rich ethnographic collection, as well as works of domestic and international art. Later in the afternoon, check out the Verholy Relax Park. Open-air swimming pools, wild nature, spa, and fresh air will provide you strength and prepare you for the last two days of this in-depth itinerary.
This western capital of Ukraine is an inspirational source for locals as well as travelers. Lviv is the city which is filled with a number of restaurants and cafés. While having short runs from one place to another, make sure to pay attention to the historical architecture. En route, you will discover Market Square, the town hall, the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, and cathedrals of astonishing beauty.
The city of Chernivtsi is often called "small Paris" or "little Vienna". Where modern Ukrainians, Romanians, Hungarians, Russians, Jews, and Poles set aside historical differences and live in style!
Situated between Eastern, Northern, Western, and Southern trade routes, Chernivtsi is a bustling cosmopolitan city which is rapidly developed. On the elegant cobblestoned streets, you would be able to hear several languages. Modern stores sold clocks from Switzerland, clothes from France, and cafes served aromatic Viennese coffee. With the stream of tourists, several grand hotels and buildings developed. Today you will find outstanding restaurants, cafes, shopping as well as intellectual items of interest.
The first written mention of Chernivtsi was recorded over 600 years ago, so all the history buffs will find lots to witness and learn. The local museum here is a must see!
Chernivtsi is just 271 km away from Lviv, however, there is a cultural difference between the two cities. Having belonged to Romanian territories in the 20th century, Chernivtsi remained an economic as well as educational center. The prime site is the National University of Chernivtsi, the roof of which is lined with vibrant tiles. The main street boasts a number of cozy cafés and restaurants in which to relish a meal and witness the city life passing by.
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