Kyiv on Christmas – Travel Packages to Ukraine: Kyiv, Carpathian Mountains and Lviv
Christmas is a holiday filled with some magic and fairy tale, and for each of us it is very special miracle. At this wonderful time, everything is filled all the kinds of holiday emotions; everybody anticipate some miracle to happen; preparations for the new beginning and new adventures are on the streets and in the houses; this festive bustle adds even more New Year’s mood. It is more than likely that many of you are tired of celebrating Christmas at home, or you are tired of welcoming the guests, cooking, shopping and so on… Everyone wants new emotions, impressions and just a good rest. We suggest you to go on a trip to Ukraine! For many, this travel destination may seem unusual. However, it has many advantages: history, beautiful architecture, reasonable prices, very tasty food, and for Christmas, everything is beautiful and snowy here! Kiev, the capital of Ukraine is especially beautiful on Christmas. Take a look at Travel Packages to Ukraine and you will not regret it.
Travel Packages to Ukraine: Kyiv, Carpathian Mountains and Lviv
Although Ukrainians in their majority are Orthodox Christians, not Catholics, and are used to celebrating Christmas on January 6 and not December 25, December 25 is also considered holiday and day off in Ukraine. By this date, Kiev is fully decorated and the Christmas market is already working.
The best places for walking are Sophia Square, Mykhailivska Square, St. Andrew’s Descent, Kontraktova Square and VDNKh, where one can enjoy the skating rink, which already became a tradition for Kievans and guests of the city.
Traditionally, the main Christmas tree will be installed on Sophia Square. The main tree of the country will be collected from hundreds of small pines, and decorated with a 3-kilometer garland and 1.5 thousand toys. On a big screen right behind it, the northern lights will flicker round the clock. In the central square, you can enjoy some tasty snack and warm yourself with mulled wine.
Popular excursions in Kiev for Christmas
Visit the central sights of Kiev, such as Volodymyr Cathedral, Golden Gate, St. Andrew’s Church, House with Chimeras, National Opera of Ukraine. By the way, regarding the latter – guests of our excursions often buy tickets for evening opera or ballet performances, the prices are very affordable.
For Christmas, this area of Kiev is always decorated in a special way. In addition, Sagaidachnogo Street is full of all kinds of restaurants, bars and shops, which are always interesting to visit. Kontraktova Square, Samson’s Fountain, Gostinnyi Dvor, Poshtova Square overlooking the Dnieper – all that creates very special atmosphere.
In the winter season, you always want to eat a little more than usual. Being in a new country and not tasting its cuisine is inexcusable. Your private guide will feed you and tell you about the traditions and history of Ukrainian meals, such as lard, dumplings, borsch, vodka, horseradish, Chicken Kiev and Kiev cake.
Try red, white, pink and sparkling wines in one of the most interesting restaurants in Kiev. Professional sommelier will tell you about the history of wine and peculiarities of wine making in Ukraine.
Kyiv – Kamyanets-Podilsky
After visiting the city of Kyiv, the heart of Ukraine, we suggest you go to Kamyanets-Podilsky. Kamyanets-Podilsky is a historical region many historical events are closely connected with. This is a very ancient fortified city with a huge external citadel that guards the bridge leading to the settlement of its inhabitants and soldiers, and altogether it forms a single defense complex. For centuries it terrified detractors and invaders. Excursions there are very informative and interesting. Going to Kamyanets-Podilsky for Christmas, you will immerse into exciting atmosphere filled with history and spirit of this place, learn the secrets of the fortress, and spend your New Year holidays with good company and in a cheerful mood.
The fortress is the highlight of visiting this city. The old castle of Kamyanets-Podilsky is a medieval castle.
Supposedly, it existed back in the days of Kievan Rus; however, the stone castle was built by Lithuanian princes Koriatovichi. From 1362 to 1434, the fortress and the city’s defense facilities became the main outpost of Lithuania, and from 1434 to 1793 – headquarters of Polish government in Podillia. It played significant role in fighting the Turkish-Tatar military campaigns.
Lviv is a city of incredible beauty. It has very rich history and incredibly beautiful architecture, which has been preserved since ancient times. It was founded back in the XIII century by Danyl Romanovich Galitsky, and is now considered the center of Western Ukraine. This city has the biggest number of ancient and insanely beautiful monuments of architecture in Ukraine. Lviv is also called “Stare Misto” (ukr. Old city), so you can trust us – you will remember Christmas holidays in Lviv for your entire life.
You will be delighted with those beautiful places, pleasant and friendly people, exciting and magic atmosphere that is in the air in Lviv’s old streets; it all is constantly mixed with the incredible smell of the real Lviv Coffee and Chocolate. For the New Year in Lviv, you will not have to be bored and seek entertainment, because the adventures will find you with no efforts. Beautiful ancient streets and the fair, held every year during the New Year and Christmas holidays, where you can try a variety of tasty snacks and buy interesting souvenirs made with love will contribute to your festive and cheerful mood.
Popular excursions in Lviv
– Coffee Tour
This tour is an acquaintance with coffee houses and the history of the coffee industry in Lviv. It also offers tasting the best types of coffee prepared in specific ways.
– City Center Tour
During this Lviv tour, you will learn that the Market Square, the Armenian, Russian and Jewish quarters of Lviv were laid in the middle of the XIV century and with the arrival of the Austrians made up the Lviv city center. That is, this small site, with an area of 600×600 meters, was actually the entire city of Lviv until the end of the 18th century.
– Lviv Catacombs
Not every old city can boast of its own dungeons. Lviv dungeons have a complex and multi-tiered structure. After the great fire of 1527, which destroyed the entire Gothic Lviv, the only examples of Gothic architecture in Lviv that were preserved from fire were the cells of the monasteries, wineries and cellars that once were located almost under every stone building.
During the tour “Lviv Dungeons” you will visit the cells of the Dominican Church – the oldest Lviv dungeons of the XIII century, in the dungeons of the Pharmacy Museum: among the exhibits you can see unique pharmaceutical equipment from different times, pharmacy bottles, ancient scales, samples of medicinal plants, valuable documents on the history of pharmacy from antiquity to the present day and much more.
Lviv – Carpathians
Why not add a little extreme with skis and snowboards? Why not enjoy new impressions of a new magical place – wonderful snowy Carpathian peaks? Finally, what will Christmas holidays be like without Transcarpathia and without all this breathtaking atmosphere, snowy mountain descents, evergreen Christmas trees, wooden houses with a fireplace, and real holiday fuss filled with fun and anticipation.
Celebrating Christmas in the Carpathians is a wonderful way to relax, get a lot of emotions and pleasure, go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, taste original Carpathian wines, delicious meals of the Carpathian, Hutsul and Romanian cuisines.
Bukovel is another place to celebrate Christmas that is very popular among tourists. In fact, no matter where you go in the Carpathians, you will no doubt be satisfied with your vacation. Holidays in Bukovel will provide you with heap of emotions and huge selection of entertainment for every taste. Since Bukovel is a ski resort number one, the entertainment there will be snowy and exciting. Probably the main and favorite entertainment of tourists there is skiing.
Sledding, boarding and skiing bring a lot of pleasure and emotions to everyone, and it absolutely does not depend on whether a person is professionally involved in such extreme sports, or it is a child who conquers the Carpathian slopes for the first time. After all, trails for both professionals and beginners of varying complexity are available. Bukovel is where you can have a tasty meal, have a good walk, and spend time with pleasure.
All Our Tours are individual and take into account all the desires of our guests. Solo travelers cannot join the group.
Please feel free to contact us if you consider Travel Packages to Ukraine on Christmas. The managers of our company will be happy to answer all your questions and offer you the best tour for Christmas holidays.
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