Due to the current political situation between Russia and Ukraine, it is not possible to travel in certain areas of Ukraine at the moment. Also, as flights are not operating between Russia and Ukraine at the moment, we are not currently able to combine these two countries in a trip.

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Kyiv-Pecherska Monastery in Kiev

Things to do in Ukraine

Ukraine's long list of historic sites and cultural attractions provides visitors with plenty to do and see during a visit. A city tour of the pretty capital of Kiev reveals many of its highlights including Independence Square and ornate St Sophia’s Cathedral, while the Kyiv-Pecherska Monastery is perhaps Kiev's most impressive sight, its golden domes shining above ground and fascinating cave complexes lying below. Kiev is also home to the poignant Chernobyl Museum, while further afield Odessa's magnificent opera house and extensive catacombs are worth a visit, as is Yalta, home to the Chekhov House Museum, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Livadia Palace.

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Ideas for experiencing Ukraine

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Ukraine, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Pecherska Lavra (Caves Monastery)

    Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra Excursion

    Kiev

    Positioned above the Dnipro River, the Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra (monastery) was founded in 1051 and is a stunning site. Initially dug out of a series of caves, the monastery subsequently flourished above ground too, with a stunning collection of gold-domed churches.

  • Opera House, Odessa

    Odessa City Tour

    Odessa

    This introductory tour of Odessa will take in the main sites of the city, including the Potemkin steps, scene of the 1905 mutiny by sailors from the Battleship Potemkin, and setting for one of the most famous set pieces in cinematic history (from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin).

  • Chernobyl Museum

    Chernobyl Museum

    Kiev

    This museum is a fascinating overview of the accident and its aftermath. First to the scene of the accident were the firefighters, so it is particularly poignant that the museum is housed in an old fire station.

  • Livadia Palace, Yalta

    Tour of Yalta

    Yalta

    This introductory tour of Yalta will take you around the main sites, including the Chekhov House Museum, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky Square, Kiev, Ukraine

    Kiev City Tour

    Kiev

    This half day tour of the city will take you on a tour of the highlights of this ancient and historic city. See the Golden Gate, site of the cities ancient entrance way, St Michael's Monastery, and Independence Square - headquarters of the recent 'Orange' revolution.