Tour Packages To Ukraine For Indians

Ukraine, a large country in Eastern Europe, is considered to be an affordable destination and possibly one of the best reasons why you should visit. It is known for its Orthodox Churches like St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev, St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv etc., Black Sea Coastline and forested mountains. It is home to some of the most beautiful cities like Kiev, Lviv, and Chernivtsi etc. It is also known for museums like Lvivarnya museum of Lviv, Kiev’s Museum of One Street and much more. It offers visitors to catch on eye on some of its ancient cities, castles, countryside, welcoming attitude and vibrant cities.

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1. What’s great about Ukraine?

2. How to reach Ukraine from India?

3. How to apply for the Visa?

4. Best time to visit

5. Tourist places to visit in Ukraine

6. A sample itinerary of Ukraine

7. Which are the must-try delicious of Ukraine

8. Tips when travelling to Ukraine

9. Embassy

10. Checklist to travel to Ukraine

11. FAQs for your Ukraine travel

 

Ukraine’s history is special because it is modern and ancient history at the same time. Apart from its beautiful Churches, mountains and castles, Ukraine is well known for the food, it boasts of the world-famous heritage sites and confident and humble people. Ukraine is an affordable country in terms of accommodation, sightseeing, transportation and food and drinks.

There is a direct flight to Kiev from Delhi and connecting flights from other metropolitan cities through Dubai, New Delhi and Mumbai are available.

The Visa for Ukraine is processed within 15 days post-registration. It will cost around $118. You can apply for the Visa through https://www.vfsglobal.com/Ukraine/India/

The best time to visit Ukraine is either side of May-June or September. During those months, temperatures are comfortable and sightseeing is less crowded.

Have a look at the best Ukraine tourism places that you must visit:

1.  Kyiv

Kyiv is the capital and most popular city of Ukraine. It is home to many high tech industries, higher education institutions, historical landmarks like Volodymyr the Great Monument, St. Andrews Church etc. and nightclubs and inexpensive bars. The city has an extensive system of public transport and infrastructure.

How to commute?

You can take a direct flight from Delhi to Kyiv and connecting flights from Mumbai and Kolkata.

Best time to visit

Kyiv is hospitable and open to visitors all the year-round, but its most active tourist period lasts from May to September.

Things to do in Kiev

  • Kyiv-Pechers’ Ka Lavra- it’s a historic orthodox Christian monastery.
  • Rodina Mat- The Motherland Monument in Kyiv.
  • Andriyivski Uzviz- a popular street market where you can find souvenir, soviets antics and paintings.
  • Saint Sophia Cathedral- it’s an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus.
  • National Museum- it’s the museum depicting the history of the military.

Hotel Recommendations:

  • Ibis Kyiv City Center- starting from INR 4,500 per night.
  • 11 Mirrors Design Hotel- starting from INR 12,500 per night.
  • Senator Maidan- starting from INR 8,000 per night.
  • Aloft Kyiv- starting from INR 7,500 per night.
  • Radisson Blu Hotel- starting from INR 7,500 per night.

2. Lviv

Lviv is a city in the Western part of Ukraine. It is a mysterious and architecturally lovely city. It is home to quaint cobbles, bean-perfumed coffee houses, rattling trams and marvellous Churches like Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, Church of St Andrew and much more. It is Ukraine’s premier destination by a long way.

How to commute?

The best way is to take either a flight or a train or bus to Lviv.

Best time to visit

The best months for good weather in Lviv are from May to September.

Things to do in Lviv:

  • Lychakiv Ky Cemetery- it’s a 42-hectare cemetery in Lviv.
  • Lvivarnya- it features exhibits on the history of the Lviv region and its beer brewing traditions.
  • Ploshcha Rynok- take a walk around the famous Square.
  • Baczewski-  a must-try restaurant for authentic European food.
  • National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation- depicting thousands of victims of occupations were prisoned.

Hotel Recommendations

  • Ibis Styles Lviv Center- starting from INR 4,000 per night.
  • Bank Hotel- starting from INR 7,000 per night.
  • Grand Hotel Lviv Luxury & Spa- starting from INR 10,000 per night.
  • Swiss Hotel- starting from INR 7,000 per night.
  • Leopolis Hotel- starting from INR 9,000 per night.

3. Odessa

Odessa is a port city on the black sea in Southern Ukraine. It’s known for its cowboy culture, beaches, architecture and Friday Night Lights. It is a wonderful city to visit and rather cheap and affordable which encourages visitors to visit this city during the Ukraine tour.

How to commute?

You can take a flight from Kyiv to Odessa which takes less time. Other ways to commute are by train and bus.

Best time to visit

The suggested time to visit Odessa is during February or March.

Things to do in Odessa:

  • Deribasovskaya Street- the street reflects the unique atmosphere and cultural background of the city.
  • Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre- it’s the oldest theatre and admires the inside out of this iconic site.
  • Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum- it represents a chain of museums.
  • Passage- for its Art Nouveau architecture.
  • Odessa Dolphinarium Nemo- enjoy the dolphin show in this aquarium.

Hotel Recommendations

  • Hotel De Paris Odessa- starting from INR 8,000 per night.
  • Nemo Hotel Resort & Spa- starting from INR 7,500 per night.
  • Continental- starting from INR 2,000 per night.
  • Hotel Bristol Odessa- starting from INR 4,500 per night.
  • UNO Design Hotel- starting from INR 2,000 per night.

4. Kharkiv

Kharkiv is a surprising city located in the east of Ukraine where the living is good. Kharkiv is filled up with unique architecture as well as sculptures of art scattered around the city. It is home to numerous museums, theatres and libraries.

How to commute?

You can take a flight, train, taxi or bus to travel to Kharkiv.

Best time to visit

The best time of the year to visit Kharkiv for warm-weather activities is from mid-June to late August.

Things to do in Kharkiv:

  • Maxim Gorky Park- it’s a sophisticated and well-maintained city garden.
  • Annunciation Cathedral- it’s the tallest structure in the Bell Tower.
  • Taras Shevchenko Gardens- A Grand Park in the center of the city.
  • Mirror Stream Fountain- a beautiful fountain which must be visited at night.
  • Freedom Square- it’s the eighth largest square in Europe.

Hotel Recommendations

  • Kharkiv Palace Hotel- starting from INR 8,500 per night.
  • Hotel 19- starting from INR 4,500 per night.
  • Aurora Hotel- starting from INR 4,000 per night.
  • Pletnevskiy Inn- starting from INR 3,000 per night.
  • Chichikov Hotel- starting from INR 5,500 per night.

5. Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi is a city in Western Ukraine. The city is viewed as one of Ukraine’s main cultural centers. It is also considered as an important educational and architectural site. It is a charming city with historic buildings, charismatic architecture, renowned University and young people.

How to commute?

The ways to travel to Chernivtsi are by flight, train, bus or car.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Chernivtsi is from May to September when the temperatures are pleasant.

Things to do in Chernivtsi:

  • Chernivtsi National University- it is famous for its architecture.
  • Cathedral of Holy Spirit Church- it’s a massive Church in Chernivtsi.
  • Armenian Church- it’s a church built in style combining Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements.
  • Kobylanski Street- a street depicting the cultural background of the city.
  • Teatralna Square- relax at the square at sunset.
  • Bucco Café- recommended having breakfast at the café.

Hotel Recommendations

  • AMM House Hotel- starting from INR 2,500 per night.
  • Georg Palast- starting from INR 2,500 per night.
  • Arbat Hotel- starting from INR 2,000 per night.
  • Bukovyna Hotel Complex- starting from INR 2,500 per night.

Here is a sample itinerary for your Ukraine tourism package:

Day 1: Arrival in Kiev. Explore the city. Grab dinner on khreshchatyk, Kyiv’s most famous street.

Day 2: Walking tour of Kyiv which includes stops at Maidan Square, the St. Sophia Cathedral etc.

Day 3: Chernobyl day tour. Visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Day 4: In the morning, visit the National Museum of History. In the afternoon, head to the Pechersk Lavra Monastery. Take an overnight train to Lviv.

Day 5: Arrival in Lviv. Visit Lviv High Castle. In the evening, watch a ballet or opera at Lviv National Academic Ballet and Opera Theatre.

Day 6: Explore the old town of Lviv. 

Day 7: Have breakfast at one of the old town cafes and depart from Lviv to head back home.

  • Kholodet- popular appetizer from the Ukraine cuisine.
  • Borsch- A colourful Jewish soup prepared from vegetables.
  • Paska- famous Ukrainian Easter bread.
  • Salo- It’s a national Ukrainian dish.
  • Kovbasa- Prepared from the combination of pork or beef, is a sausage which is served either hot or cold.
  • Varenyky- Prepared from the boiled dough and filled with meat, vegetables, fruits and cheese, it is a festive Ukrainian dish.
  • Currency- Ukrainian Hryvnia is the currency of Ukraine. 1 Ukrainian Hryvnia can roughly be bought for 0.34 rupees. It is preferable to carry some currency with you.
  • Transport- The main way to get around Ukraine is by air. There are also trains, buses and taxis also available to commute.
  • Safety- Ukraine is safe for visitors. It is a country where travellers aren’t too common, but if you do visit, there are areas which should be avoided.
  • Etiquettes- You must remove your shoes if you are entering someone’s home. It is recommended to learn a few common words of their language. It is advisable for women to cover their heads in Orthodox churches.
  • Mobile Network and Sim Cards- The major mobile service providers are lifecell, Vodafone and Kyiv star. You can buy a sim card at Kyiv International Airport itself.
  • Power Plugs- You need power plugs and sockets of C and F type.

The Indian Embassies address in Ukraine is:

Maksyma Berlyns’koho St,
20-Б, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01901
Phone: +380 44 468 6661

  • Travel Documents- Passport, Visa, Travel insurance, tickets, medical documents and relevant ID cards.
  • Money- Local currency, US Dollars.
  • Clothes- conservative clothes for churches, comfortable sandals or flip flops, sunglasses and hats.
  • Electronics- Mobile phone, charger and travel adapter.
  • Health and Hygiene- Medications that you are on, basic medical kit, women hygiene items and toiletries.

1. Is Kyiv safe at night?
Yes, Kyiv is safe. You can walk the streets late at night. 

2. How do people dress in Ukraine?
T-shirts and jeans and trainers are absolute favourites of Ukrainians nowadays. Skirts with high heels for ladies and sports costumes for both men and ladies are very popular in Ukraine. 

3. Is English widely spoken in Ukraine?
Some people do speak English. Hotel staff are able to speak a bit of English and there are plenty of tourist guides who speak in English. 

4. Are Ukrainian’s friendly?
Maybe a little shy at first, but they are really very helpful.

5. Do I need to tip in Ukraine?
Yes, for some things. In restaurants and bars, it’s customary to tip 10% or so. Tipping taxi drivers is not required unless they’re helping you with heavy luggage.

6. What do they drink in Ukraine?
Ukrainians had two favourite drinks – kvass (non-alcoholic) and mead (alcoholic). Mead was used for special occasions and kvass was a beverage for everyday occasions. 

7. Can you drink in public in Ukraine?
Smoking and drinking alcoholic drinks in Ukraine’s public places is officially banned.

8. Is it cheap in Ukraine?
Ukraine is considered to be a very affordable country.

9. Is Ukraine a rich country?
Ukraine is relatively rich in natural resources, particularly in mineral deposits. It has important energy sources, such as coal, hydroelectricity and nuclear fuel raw materials.

10. Can you drink tap water in Ukraine?
Tap water is chemically safe in Ukraine, but it is recommended to boil water before drinking it.

Ukraine- the ultimate destination for travellers

Ukraine is a colourful nation full of warm-hearted people. Being Europe’s largest country, there is so much to discover in Ukraine. Take a tour to Ukraine and explore its festivities and enjoy coffee in one of its beautiful cafes. If you are up for a challenge that makes for a fun adventure and embarks on a journey of the beaten track, then this unique country is a must-visit for you.

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