Central & East Europe

Design Your Own Trip to Ukraine

Photo credit: Michel Behar

Plot Your Own Path

Overview

Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to visit the villages where your ancestors once called home? How about trying your hand at traditional egg-painting with the help of a master? Or visiting the home workshop of a renowned Ukrainian icon painter and seeing his work at a local church? Need suggestions?

To get started planning a Ukraine itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journey to the region, Essential Ukraine, or read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Unveil Ukraine through our signature experiences. Use the below as a source of inspiration, then get in touch with a MIR Private Journey Specialist to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Experience Ukrainian dacha life by going out to the countryside, where city dwellers escape the daily grind and enjoy country life. Dachas vary from a summer cabin with no running water to a fine home suitable for living year-round.
  • Journey into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to witness firsthand the aftermath of the tragic event that displaced thousands of people and left ghost towns in their wake.
  • Get behind the controls of a Soviet tank at a military base near Kiev. Take a master class on driving the BDRM-1 and the BTR, amphibious vehicles used in the 1950s and 1960s. Visit the military museum and try on some of the uniforms there, followed by a photo session with military weapons.
  • Cook with Kostiantyn Koalyshyn, president of Lviv’s Culinary Arts Club. Try your hand at making varenyky, Ukrainian dumplings, then enjoy your creations at a meal together.

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers private itineraries that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

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Traveler Reviews

  • "I wanted to visit where my mother’s family came from and where my father was born in Ukraine. The guide spent hours researching the areas and my family’s history; she and her assistant not only took me where I wanted to go, they set up meetings with local experts who provided immeasurable help in tracing and understanding my heritage. The hotels were outstanding and drivers were courteous and helpful."

    J. Bulmash

    Huntington Beach, CA