Luxe Travel Deals brings you a tour of the world one destination at a time; Ukraine.
The world is an open door and many countries become forgotten or overlooked as a travel destination in lieu of the more popular ones. As a good luxury travel writer knows, these forgotten places are the true travel gems of the world. Less travellers means more personalized service.
In Eastern Europe one of the largest countries of the region is Ukraine. Bordering Russia in the northeast, Belarus in the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in the west, Romania and Moldova in the southwest, surprizingly it is the least popular of all the European destinations.
Remarkably this forgotten place is rich in historical character with many cities dating back nine hundred years. Visitors are often spellbound by the architectural beauty of it. The capital city and the largest city in Ukraine is Kiev. Kiev is where most travelers begin and end their Ukraine journey.
46.7 million people call this country home and the official language is Ukrainian. Other languages spoken here include; Russian, Romanian, Polish and Hungarian.
Often described as warm hearted and welcoming, the people of this country seem to be the most alluring part of this fascinating country. Locals have often been noted to invite visitors into thier homes for casual dinners and family celebrations. Traditional food, dances and costumes are usually an amazing addition to most of these celebrations. As a souvenir many guests opt to purchase costumes because of the vibrant colors, beauty and texture of them.
While in Ukraine these are must visit tourist destinations:
- St Sophia Cathedral
- Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (Caves Monastery)
- Great Patriotic War Museum
- Statue of the Motherland, Kiev
Notably some of the best ways to travel in Ukraine are:
By Sea – The primary ports of Ukraine are Izmail and Odessa which are situated on the River Danube. The ferry services connect Ukraine with Russia and Georgia. They also connect various cities on the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Sevastopol is the port which connects Istanbul, Turkey.
By Rail – Ukraine has approximately 14,000 miles of railway tracks linking most towns and cities. Kyiv and Lviv are the main stations which connect with Moscow on a daily basis. Ukraine also has direct lines to Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Warsaw (Poland) and Bucharest (Romania).
Let our expert luxury travel agents help plan your next European vacation and make sure you take time aside to visit this truly amazing country because Ukraine is a doorway to many other European countries, cultures and exciting travel memories.
Remember to read our blog and travel along with us for the next little while as we visit a new and exciting country each day. Live Well and Travel More.