5 FAQs About Travel to Ukraine
Bigger than either France or Germany, Ukraine is much less frequented and more unspoiled. A visit to Ukraine is packed with contrasting experiences. The region has for centuries been known for its rich soil and farmlands. But there is far more to Ukraine than tractors, sunflowers and wheat fields.
Ukraine is the cradle of Slavic civilization. Its complex history encompasses the beginnings of the great Eastern Slavic civilization in the 9th century; the introduction of Orthodox Christianity, which changed the face of Slavic culture; the rise of the Cossacks; the riveting winter of the Orange Revolution in 2004, when Ukrainians camped and demonstrated in the frozen streets; and the events of February, 2014, when the balance of power tipped in favor of Ukrainian loyalists.
Popular questions about Ukraine:
Kiev draws you in with sites such as beautiful St. Sophia’s Cathedral, Kiev’s oldest church, and the Monastery of the Caves, its underground labyrinths lined with mummified monks. Both of these are UNESCO sites.
In Odessa, shiver inside the Partisan Caves, the hiding place for WWII resistance fighters, and marvel at the size of the famous staircase from Eisenstein’s classic 1925 Soviet film, Battleship Potemkin.
But you don’t have to go all the way to Chernobyl to learn about this nuclear turning point; instead visit the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, with English audio sets and guides available to explain the events of that time.
Travel with MIR to Ukraine
MIR has more than 30 years of travel experience in Ukraine and has an affiliate office in Kiev. We have a roster of contacts that can take you to places that you didn’t even know you wanted to go. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
Experience Ukraine on MIR’s small group tour, Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova, or on the private itinerary, Essential Ukraine. You can also create your own Ukrainian exploration with the help of our custom and private specialists.
Chat with one of our destination specialists by email or by phone at 1-800-424-7289 to start planning your 2016 travels now.
Top Photo: Ukrainian pride is displayed everywhere in Kiev. Photo: Jered Gorman
PUBLISHED: February 18, 2016