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Ukraine Culture Trip

Ukraine Culture Trip is a tourism company inspiring cultural travel.

We specialize in three cities - Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa - and curate bespoke travel packages with all of the logistics handled. Your experience is fun & care-free as you discover life as it's lived every day!

Our packages are customized, but typically include:
- Arrival transfer from the airport/ railway station to your accommodation
- Accommodation in centrally located apartments
- An overnight sleeper train between cities in a private, 2-bed compartment
- City guide brochures with recommended places to visit
- A SIM card with unlimited local data in Ukraine (valid for 1 month)
- Links to the Google maps of local hotspots, including bars and restaurants
- A USD 10 donation to a small English-language school in a village next to Kiev

We aspire to offer our guests the perfect amount of flexibility in their travels; making sure everyone has the support and information to make the decisions they want, and taking care of the decisions they would rather leave to the experts.

Featured trips & expertise

Explore Ukraine, from Kyiv to Lviv
Ukraine Self-Guided Tour: Kyiv & Lviv - 7 Days

Explore the culture and history of Ukraine on this seven-day, self-guided tour of Kyiv and Lviv. You will arrive in the capital city, which is rich with gold-domed monasteries to visit. In addition, you can discover the local arts, from the opera and ballet at the National Opera of Ukraine to shops along Andriyivskyy Descent, which highlights the local craftsmen. In Lviv, you can indulge in local flavors, including cherry wine and plenty of sweet treats. A hike up the ruins of Lviv High Castle will provide spectacular panoramic views of the charming town.

Ukraine Self-Guided Tour: Kyiv & Odesa - 7 Days

On this seven-day, self-guided tour from Kyiv to Odesa, you will explore the Ukrainian history and culture of both cities. Your trip coordinator will arrange apartments and guidebook materials in both locations. In Kyiv, the capital city, you can experience Independence Square and visit the many gold-domed cathedrals and monasteries. Next, in Odesa, you can kick back on the different beaches along the Black Sea, climb the iconic Potemkin Stairs, and go to the opera and ballet theater for a live performance. Make sure to indulge in plenty of Ukrainian fare along the way!

Kyiv, Lviv & Odesa
Self-Guided Ukraine Tour: Kyiv, Lviv, & Odesa - 9 Days

On this nine-day, self-guided tour of Ukraine, you will visit three cities: Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa. Begin your travels in the capital city of Kyiv, where you will learn about the city’s history in Independence Square and take a boat tour along the Dnieper River. Next, you will get to explore Lviv and all of its art-heavy influences and galleries, along with climbing the ruins of Lviv High Castle. Your last stop is in Odesa, where you can relax on the Black Sea beaches and enjoy an opera and ballet performance. Along the way, make sure to taste delicious confections and sip iconic cherry wine!

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Discover Kiev - 3 Days

Explore one of Eastern Europe's oldest cities on this three-day self-guided tour of Kiev. Visit the capital's highlights, including ornate churches and monasteries, historic districts, and cultural landmarks. You'll see grand baroque and Byzantine architecture, remnants of Ukraine's Soviet past, and get a sense of its modern, cosmopolitan present.

Kiev's cathedral of Sophia Square
Kiev Highlights - 6 Days

This short 6-day tour offers the perfect combination of history, natural beauty, and memorable cultural experiences. You'll visit Kiev's most popular attractions as well as those less frequented hidden gems. Discover what it was like to be part of medieval Kiev, the city-state that did so much to shape the modern nation of Ukraine.

Take a ride over Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle
Highlights of Central and Western Ukraine - 14 Days

Discover the best of Central and Western Ukraine on this two-week adventure. Featuring a combination of popular sites and off-the-beaten-track destinations, you will begin in the capital of Kiev, fly to Odessa on the Black Sea, and end your stay in Lviv. You'll explore medieval castles, stroll along extravagant boulevards, and hike to hilltop fortresses, ensuring a fascinating trip through one of Europe’s hidden gems.

Recent Trip Reviews for Ukraine Culture Trip

Ukraine, Ukraine - Jun 9 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Joseph R. - Local specialist: Kyrylo Shturbabin

This was an amazing trip and it was entirely thanks to the team at Ukraine Culture Trip! Lena, Natalia, Rowan, Julia (Lviv), Alex, Iliana (I think that was her name... In Kiev), and the whole family that welcomed us for breakfast! I highly recommend using Ukraine Culture Trip for any travel you have planned in Ukraine. Thank you for making this suck an amazing experience for my family!

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Kyrylo Shturbabin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind review, Joe! It is crucial for us to know whether our guests had a pleasant experience and what did they like the most during their travel with us. All of us at Ukraine Culture Trip have really enjoyed both assisting you on your trip personally or supporting you distantly. We'd love to see you and your family in Ukraine again to give you even more memories and impressions from our beautiful and welcoming country!