Your journey begins with your arrival to Kyiv- one of the most ancient cities of Europe. The capital of Ukraine, and the former capital of the Kyivan Rus, this beautiful and historic city has played a key role in shaping the past, present and future of this country. Explore its Golden Domed streets, visit open air museums, meet locals, and get to know this unique, cosmopolitan city at the heart of Ukraine.
Welcome to Odesa: the Pearl of the Black Sea. This blossoming, cosmopolitan city is a historic Black Sea port, that attracted immigrants from all over Europe as a promising place to find their fortune. These beginnings made Odesa into one of the most multicultural cities in Ukraine –you will feel its unique vibe as you wander its eclectic streets, stunning buildings, hear its legends of neighborhood criminals, and indulge in the local seafood and Shabo wine. We will show you every side of Odessa, from its most iconic places, to its secretive, hidden treasures.
Chernivtsi is the capital and heart of the western Bukovyna region. This multicultural city is an eclectic mix of traditional dance rhythms, rich food, and is also considered one of Ukraine’s most important educational and architectural sites. It was from Bukovyna and Chernivsti that some of the largest waves of Ukrainians emigrated to Canada in the late 19th-20th centuries. Its stunning University is an ancient, magical collection of buildings. It has been marked a UNESCO world heritage site, and has the power to take you back in time as you step through its doors.
Visit a traditional village deep in the Carpathian Mountains, and experience a lifestyle that has remainedunchanged for centuries. Home to sweeping green forests, flowing rivers and breathtaking waterfalls –it’s hard not to feel at one with nature when breathing in the fresh mountain air. This is the land of the Hutsuls, Boykos, and Lemkos – meet the local villagers, dance the Arkan (traditional Hutsul dance) and share traditional food seated around one table. Enjoy the open hospitality of these mountain people, and experience their simple way of life.
Explore the ancient city of Lviv. Also known as the Paris of Ukraine, many have fallen deeply in love with Lviv’s quaint charm, cobblestoned streets and classical architecture. Walk along its cobblestones to find the best coffee and beer Ukraine has to offer. Hide away in small authentic cafes and visit the World’s Only Coffee Mine. Lviv is a city of a laid-back café culture, where you can pick a spot, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere of an era gone by.