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Ukraine Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Heavily influenced by its religious and historical legacies, Ukraine is a land ripe for adventure. The birthplace of Russian Orthodoxy and home to no fewer than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Europe’s second largest country (actually its largest if you don’t count Russia) is actually one of the continent’s least visited destinations. Brash, colourful and richly diverse, Ukraine is made up of a mix of fertile plains, plateaus and rivers that lie within the dominating shadow ...

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Group tours

Travel to Ukraine with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

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Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Ukraine though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. We recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Ukraine the official unit of currency is the Ukrainian Hryvnia.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour leader will be able to advise you accordingly.  

Language & Religion 

Ukrainian is the official state language of Ukraine, the other two being Moldovan and Russian  

Besides Ukrainian Orthodox Christians, there are Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Christians, Ukrainian Catholics, Protestants and Jews as well as a number of minority religious groups. The Orthodox Church does not see as much dominance as it may see in other countries in Europe, such as Russia 

Time 

Ukraine is 2 hours ahead of GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com. 

Food and drink 

The national dish of Ukraine that undeniably originates from the country is borsch. However, varenyky and holubtsi are also considered national favourites of the Ukrainian people and are a common meal in traditional Ukrainian restaurants. Often referred to as the “breadbasket of Europe” the Ukrainian cuisine emphasizes the importance of wheat and grain to the Ukrainian people and its often tumultuous history with it. The majority of Ukrainian dishes descend from ancient peasant dishes based on plentiful grain resources such as rye as well as staple vegetables such as potato, cabbages, mushrooms and beetroots. Ukrainian dishes incorporate both traditional Slavic techniques as well as other European techniques, a by-product of years of foreign jurisdiction and influence.