Ukraine is rich in natural beauty and history. The country has a population of nearly 50 million and is a bit larger than France. It is easy to get to Ukraine, as most airlines fly into Kiev, which is located in the centre of the country. From Kiev you can travel by train or plane to explore this diverse country.
One of the most popular regions of Ukraine is Crimea. This peninsula that juts out in to the Black Sea has some remarkable scenery, with mountains rising up to 1,200 meters from the sea, providing wonderful backdrops to beaches and sea side towns. The region is also rich in history, having been influenced by Greeks, Turks, Jews, Venetians, Russians and of course, Ukrainians.
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The Carpathian Mountains are located in the Western part of Ukraine. Their highest peaks in the Ukraine reach over 2,000 meters. Although Ukraine is not known for skiing, there are plenty of ski areas and the industry is growing. There are also plenty of hiking and trekking opportunities in the summer.
The typical cities of interest are Kiev, with its many museums, religious sites and varied architecture, and Odessa, known as the pearl of the Black Sea.
Take a look at one of our suggested itineraries that incorporates Kiev and the Crimea and Kiev with the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow, or contact one of our specialists about a tailor made tour.
Crimea in Southern Ukraine is a fascinating region to explore, as well as a great place to spend a vacation. Crimean health resorts are famous for their mineral waters as well as wines. Resort city Yalta is the jewel of the Crimean peninsula. The city is located on the coast of the Black Sea and has a warm humid subtropical climate with many vineyards, palm trees and orchards in the vicinity.
Type: Summer holiday | Coastal Holiday | Individual Tour | Tailor Made Holiday
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,095 pp
This tour takes you to the breathtaking landscapes and rich history of the Crimea. The first stop is Yalta and the spectacular sea views from your sea side Hotel Oreanda. Here you are surrounded by the Black Sea, lush vegetation and mountains. Each day features well planned tours of surrounding historic and scenic places.
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Individual Tour | Tailor Made Holiday
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,795 pp
The Three Capitals Tour is a guided tour that features Kiev in the Ukraine and Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia.
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Winter Holiday | Train Journey | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,815 pp
The Crimean Express is an exciting journey from Moscow to the Black Sea, full of historic sights a long the way. Enjoy fine dining and comfort on board the luxurious Golden Eagle train.
Type: Guided Tour | Train Journey | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
15 days / 14 nights
from £9,995 pp