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Highlights of Ukraine

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Trip Overview
Ukraine may be off the tourist trail, but it certainly piques your interest – a confronting nuclear history, beautiful natural scenery and a charm that permeates through each place you explore. Spend time on this eight-day exploration of Ukraine to meander your way through laneways and boulevards teeming with history, culture and traditional cuisine. You’ll see Chernobyl’s abandoned ghost towns, the Carpathians’ charming villages, and two cities similar in spelling but unique in style: Kiev and Lviv. Put the ‘u’ in Ukraine while you journey the essentials of this far-flung nation.
Essential Info
Starts: Kiev
Ends: Lviv
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWMSU
Countries visited: Ukraine
What's Included

Meals

6 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Train,Local bus,Private vehicle,Overnight train

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights),Guesthouse (2 nights),Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Have time to explore Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, at your own pace. With so many museums, cathedrals and historic neighbourhoods to explore, pick and choose to suit your day.

•   Wander the eerie streets and among the buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat in the abandoned and devastated Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, on a guided tour.

•   Visit Ukraine’s section of the sprawling Carpathian mountain range. Head up high to spot the traditional Hutsul cottages dotted in the fields.

•   Interact with a local family on a two-night guesthouse experience in the hills of the Carpathians – staying in traditional accommodation and learning Ukrainian specialties at a cooking class.

•   Lviv is a cultural heartland of Eastern Europe – stroll through the cobblestoned Rynok square and appreciate the Polish and Austro-Hungarian influences in its architecture and history.

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Itinerary & Notes
Pryvit! Welcome to Kiev in Ukraine. There will be an important welcome meeting at 6 pm where you will meet your group leader and fellow travellers. If you do happen to arrive early, why not stroll along Khreschatyk Boulevard, spending time at Maidan square, where evidence of the recent historic events (like the 2014 revolution) are still visible, and then an amble down church lined Andriivsky Descent. This street lined with vintage stalls, arts and crafts shops, small restaurants and hidden bars is sometimes called Kiev’s Montmartre, and is one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. Kiev has great places to try Ukrainian food, and is a city that knows how to party, so get out and experience it tonight.
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