Cheap flights to Ukraine and interesting destinations
Where can one find cheap flights to Ukraine?
You decided to travel to Ukraine. That is great, because today Ukraine is a wonderful country with amazing nature, sights, beautiful Ukrainian girls and hospitable people. The first thing that any tourist who is going to Ukraine does is monitoring tickets to Ukraine. For cheap flights to Ukraine consult the following websites: Kayak, Expedia, Momondo.
However, before you think about cheap tickets to Ukraine, check if you need Ukrainian visa to enter the country.
Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, and having decided to spend holidays in Ukraine, think about Ukraine cities you want to visit.
Popular cities of Ukraine for tourists
Having looked at Ukraine map and having read about popular destinations in Ukraine on Internet, you can easily determine that the main cities of Ukraine are Lviv, Odessa and Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. If you come to Ukraine for two weeks, you will have enough time to visit all three cities. Lviv is a nice cozy European city with many coffee shops and unusual restaurants. Odessa is a southern pearl, and of course, it is worth coming here only in the summertime – to understand what this city is about. This is where you find the eternal atmosphere of holiday, parties until the morning and beaches. By the way, people from all over the world come to Odessa to praise its beautiful marine. Kiev is a cultural and business capital with ancient history and hundreds of attractions, fine gourmet restaurants and best hotels.
You can move from one Ukrainian city to other in several ways. If rollerblades and bicycles are not for you, we suggest using airplane, train or car. There would not be any problem with Ukraine airlines. All you have to do is buy plane ticket using convenient online service, and the issue is solved. Capital of Ukraine has two international airports: Boryspil Kiev airport and Zhulyany airport. It is a bit more complicated with Ukrainian railways. Even if you manage to buy a train ticket online, at the railway station you’ll find out that even in the capital there is no information bureau in English. Therefore, you may experience certain difficulties when finding your train.
Traveling across Ukraine by car will not cause any difficulties, but the cost is comparable to the cost of traveling by plane. You can rent a car, use special taxi service or the blablacar. However, keep in mind that finding a driver who speaks English will not be easy.
Travelling to Kiev city
Let’s imagine that you chose Kiev as your destination in Ukraine.
To feel comfortable, first you need to book a place to stay. In Kiev, there are hundreds of offers of hotels, apartments and hostels for every taste and budget. You can also use two popular services that will offer you quite a variety of options in Kiev – Booking Ukraine and Airbnb.
We recommend our guests the following options, which are located not far from Kiev center, are worth their price and have good reviews:
Five star hotels: Hilton Hotel Kiev, Hyatt Hotel Kiev, Fairmont Hotel Kiev, Intercontinental Hotel Kiev, Premier Palas Hotel Kiev and Opera Hotel Kiev.
Four star hotels: City Hotel Kiev, Khreschatyk Hotel, Bontiak Hotel Kiev, Radisson Blu Hotel Kiev, Vozdvyzhensky Boutique Hotel, Holiday Inn Kiev.
Three star hotels: Premier Hotel Rus, Hermitage Boutique Hotel, Ibis Kiev City Center.
And Kiev apartments: Senator Apartments Kiev.
We also recommend living in the center of Kiev, not far from Maidan Square or Khreshchatyk Street. Those who long for cozier environment will definitely enjoy old Podol with a quite large range of various offers.
Also, when in Kiev, take care of your leisure: learn Kiev map to find the most interesting sights and develop the route of your walk. Also, make sure to get to know about Kiev metro – although it only has three lines, it is still possible to get lost, lose time and spoil your mood, and when travelling every minute is important.
Kiev restaurants amaze with their variety, and Ukrainian food is truly tasty. Nevertheless, remember – you need to choose the place carefully.
If you travel solo, with friends or family – sightseeing tours around Kiev will be interesting for all types of groups.
The most popular among them: excursion to the Old Town that includes visits to the Golden Gate, Sophia of Kiev, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Church, Khreshchatyk – the main street of the capital, and of course Maidan. This is where important for Ukraine revolutions took place. You can get to know more about that from your Ukraine travel guide.
Guests of Kiev particularly like excursion to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the main monastery and mecca for all pilgrims. The territory of the monastery is 30 hectares. It has about 20 churches, as well as 2 cave systems: Near Caves and Far Caves. The latter now serve as a place for relics of saints.
Recently, Excursions to Mezhyhirya became popular. It used to be the residence of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and now it is a museum of corruption. The territory of 140 hectares has several buildings, including clubhouse Honka, decorative lakes, zoo, golf course, two garages, tennis court, bath complex and other facilities.
While viewing the sights of Kiev, do not forget to visit the Andreevsky Descent, the Museum of the Second World War, the Arch of Friendship, the Glory Park, and the Pirogovo Museum.
Hospitality and friendliness of locals will be pleasant for all guests of the city. Taxi drivers, hotel administrators, waiters, sellers, passers-by or new friends are open and always try to help because hospitality is a part of Ukrainian culture. However, do not forget about elementary precautions. As in any other city, it is worth considering where you put your wallet and your phone and do not carry large amounts of cash with you.
The last reminder, although it is unlikely to affect your vacation: check the weather in Kiev and time in Kiev now.