Where to relax in Ukraine in autumn 2023: the best tours to the most beautiful cities
Ukraine fascinates with its history, diverse cultural traditions and majestic natural landscapes. Find out about the best tours of Ukrainian cities that will give you an unforgettable experience
Holidays are always associated with relaxation. However, we often face the question "where to go and what to see?". Visit Ukraine has made a top selection of places where you can definitely spend an unforgettable weekend.
We invite you to an unforgettable journey through Ukraine, a country rich in history, cultural diversity, unrivalled hospitality and unique cities that can impress even the most demanding travellers.
Among them are undoubtedly Odesa, Kyiv and Lviv, which are famous for their atmosphere, history and numerous attractions.
Let's start our journey in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe.
It is a city that holds an incredible amount of history, legends and cultural treasures and attracts travellers from all over the world with its multi-layered heritage, fascinating architecture and history woven into every stone.
Going on a tour of ancient Kyiv, you will be transported back to the times of princes and great cultural developments, where every street will immerse you in centuries-old history.
During the trip, you will visit the Golden Gate, St Sophia's Square, St Andrew's Square, cathedrals and churches dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, monuments to Bohdan Khmelnytsky, the first female ruler, Princess Olga, the Podil with the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Latin Quarter, the Kyiv River Port with a panoramic view of the Dnipro River, and other attractions.
You will see with your own eyes how history is embodied in modern Kyiv and how it lives, develops and inspires its residents and visitors.
The capital of Ukraine really surprises with its architecture and history, and when it is also a hero city, the interest increases several times. Going on the Kyiv Invincible tour in just one day, you will be able to fully understand the city.
You will have a coffee in the Old Town with its 19th-century architecture, visit the ancient cathedral, enjoy the view of Kyiv from above, taste delicious local dishes and learn about the background of traditions, mentality and modern lifestyle of Kyiv residents.
You will walk around Independence Square, where in 2014 Ukrainians defended their freedom and rights, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre, the TV Tower - the tallest building in Ukraine, the funicular and the most famous of Kyiv's fountains.
Lviv is another museum city that cannot be overlooked. The architectural pearl of Ukraine, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the Discover Lviv tour, guests will stroll through the narrow streets, taste aromatic Lviv coffee, get a taste of Lviv life, appreciate the architectural heritage of past generations and visit churches of different denominations.
This tour is ideal for journalists, official delegations, diplomatic missions and opinion leaders. The special charm of Lviv has been inspiring writers for centuries, calling artists to their easels and creating an extraordinary atmosphere.
Walking through the streets of the city, you can fully enjoy this incredible architecture and beauty, enrich yourself with interesting history and truly relax from the routine.
However, if you want to dive deeper into the majestic history of Lviv, you will definitely enjoy a tour of the city's Austrian heritage sites.
An individual tour of Austrian Lviv will give you the opportunity to enjoy the architecture of the Opera House, monuments to Adam Mickiewicz, Taras Shevchenko, the first Lviv skyscraper, as well as the Potocki Palace and the Galician Sejm building. But these are not all the architectural monuments that can impress you. Take a tour and experience this ancient atmosphere for yourself!
If you're on holiday with your significant other and want to arrange a romantic date, a tour of Lviv in the evening is perfect for you.
Lviv looks special in the evening - illuminated streets, illuminated houses and temples. While walking around the city, you can discover a little history, some mysticism, architecture, some Lviv love stories and visit restaurants with a romantic atmosphere.
And maybe you'll even be lucky enough to see a legend come to life - a dragon perched on one of the roofs.
To grab the last opportunity to relax during the warm weeks by the sea, visit the pearl of the South Coast, Odesa.
Opening its arms to guests from all over the world, the city always impresses with its unique atmosphere, rich cultural heritage and variety of dishes.
In addition to its delicious cuisine, Odesa is rich in incredibly beautiful cultural attractions. The city's streets show us the imprint of centuries of history, and architectural monuments tell us about the influence of different cultures and eras on the face of the city.
During the sightseeing tour, you will not miss a single stone that was walked by Pushkin and Gogol, Babel and Kataev, Kotovsky and Zhukov, Fidel Castro and Mark Twain. Travelling along Primorsky Boulevard and the Mother-in-law Bridge, you will truly feel the flavour of the city and have a great time.
During the tour, you will also visit the grand staircase leading to the very heart of Odesa - the Potemkin Stairs, and walk along Deribasovskiy Passage, a location that impresses with its luxury and scale of decoration.
And for those who want not only to admire the beautiful locations, but also to learn about the mystical, underground nooks and crannies of the city that are so deeply intertwined with its colourful routine, they can choose a "deep dive" - an individual tour of the Odesa catacombs.
The underground tunnels are one of the most interesting attractions in the southern part of Ukraine. They are approximately 2.5-3 thousand kilometres long. Every wall, every corridor and every cave bears traces of the past, where history, secrets and the spirit of the past intertwine.
Walking through the catacombs, you will hear interesting legends, visit a gangster's hideout, see underground lakes, and have a good time exploring something new.
Ukraine always invites foreigners to discover the country's impressive cultural wealth and natural beauty.
The cities of Ukraine are bright pearls on the map of this wonderful country, each with its own unique history and unsurpassed beauty. Each of these incredible locations can be easily reached by train or bus. You can choose tickets for a plane, bus or train within Ukraine and between cities around the world here.
In addition, to protect yourself from unexpected expenses during your holiday, we recommend that you take care of reliable health insurance in advance.
Every city in Ukraine is breathtaking in its beauty and versatility. These amazing locations undoubtedly amaze and conquer travellers. To experience the diversity of cultural traditions, see incredible historical monuments and natural beauty with your own eyes, and have a great time, you can choose a tour of Ukraine to your liking.
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