Resorts in the Carpathian Mountains

Resorts in the Carpathian Mountains

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Ski resorts in Ukraine located in the Carpathian region, in the Transcarpathian, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions. The equipment at Ukrainian resorts is getting better and better, the prices are affordable, and getting here is simple and cheap.

In total, Ukraine has more than 50 ski resorts. Here is the list best of them:

Bukovel is a favorite holiday spot for many people. The resort located on three mountains – Bukovel, Chorn Kleva, and Dovga. More than 2 million tourists visited Bukovel last year.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • beginners, advanced skiers, and snowboarders, experienced athletes can enjoy more than 50 km of slopes;
  • slopes are covered by snow even at abnormally warm winter and the absence of natural snow from December to the end of April;
  • most of the tracks lit, which allows you to ride in the dark;

Let us know in the comments below if you would like to know more about Bukovel.

Slavske is one of the most popular resorts in Ukraine. More than 100,000 people visit it annually.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • in total, Slavske has 12 tracks of all difficulty levels, except black, with a total length of about 22 km;
  • the national team of Ukraine is training at Slavske resort;
  • also, here is the “Valley of Dummies” – a small gentle slope for beginners.

Dragobrat is a highlight of the untouched nature of the Carpathians Mountains at the foot of Mount Stog. The route of the majority of tourists planning a holiday in Dragobrat runs through Ivano-Frankivsk. The city is 120 km away from the resort.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • here skiing is possible seven months a year from November to May, because this is the highest ski resort in the Carpathians;
  • a total of 16 tracks of different levels (blue, red, black) ranging in length from 300 to 2000 meters, with a height difference of 500 m.

At Dragobat resort you can find convenient lifts, slopes for skiers and snowboarders with any skill level: from training for beginners to extreme for professionals. There are restaurants, a Finnish sauna, an outdoor cafe, and other establishments on the slope that will help guests of the resort relax after skiing.

INSIGHT: Verkhovyna resort is more suitable for those who want to learn how to ski and not overpay for the name of the resort.

Vorokhta attracts tourists with its magnificent nature and clean mountain air.

 Reasons why you should go there:

  • Goverla, the highest mountain of Ukraine, is 4 km from Vorokhta.  It takes 3-4 hours to go there;
  • the mystical Nesamovyte lake. It rumored that strong thunderstorms and hail born around the lake;
  • you can improve your health at Vorokhta because it is also a climatic resort.

Ski complex Dynamo Trostyan opened in the early ’60s of the last century. This is one of the most respected places for skiers.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • in the village of Slavske has 11 pistes of different difficulty levels, including 6 international ski slopes for slalom, super-slalom and super-giant slalom;
  • here is the longest chairlift in Ukraine with a length of 2700 m;
  • beginners can take lessons from an instructor who conducts classes in a specialized “Valley of Dummies” without disturbing the others.

Ski resort Zakhar Berkut located in the village of Volosyanka at the foot of Zvorets Mountain. The resort named after the protagonist of the story of Ivan Franko. The easiest way to get to the resort is from Lviv.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • on the mountains Vysokyi Verh and Zvorets are 11 tracks for visitors;
  • the infrastructure is constantly developing; the quality of service is improving;
  • Zakhar Berkut opened in 2005. Currently, this resort has the most up-to-date equipment among other ski resorts.

P.S. The best time for visiting the Ukrainian ski resort is from December to April. Feel free to ask us the details or questions in the comments below.

Top 3 excursions in Lviv, Ukraine

Top 3 excursions in Lviv, Ukraine

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

Lviv is the cultural capital of Ukraine and one of the oldest cities in the country. Last year 2.2 million tourists from all over the world visited Lviv. Excursions in Lviv are available at the moment.

But what is most important to see in Lviv? 

In the old city, there are many historical buildings. If you want to maximize your time in Lviv – choose a guide on our website and go on a city tour. So you will find out interesting details and, of course, all the insights into the city.

Top 3 excursions in Lviv

1. Culture connect

The one-day excursion is perfect for those who do not have a lot of time. 

The excursion includes a tour around the old town. Start to explore Lviv from Market Square (Rynok Square). From the founding, this is the main square in the city. 

From the top of Ratusha, the bell town, you will see the best view of the city. Attempt to count stairs in the bell town while climbing on the top! 

Also, in the old town are located a lot of historical monuments, such as:

  • four fountains standing in the corners of the Market Square with sculptures of ancient mythology heroes Neptune, Amphitrite, Diana, and Adonis;
  • the Black House;
  • the Korniakt Palace with The Italian Courtyard;
  • the Pharmacy Museum.

Special attention deserves Lviv churches and cathedrals. Most famous of them located in the old town. On excursions in Lviv we will show you:

  1. The Boim Chapel
  2. The Bernardine church and monastery
  3. The Jesuit Church
  4. The Dominican church and monastery

Another famous sight of Lviv is National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. If you check the banknote of 20 UAH, you will see the building of the theater on it!

Explore Jewish, Ruthenian & Armenian Quarters. There are unique places with interesting historical background.

Another place every tourist should visit in Lviv is Lychakiv Necropolis, the most beautiful cemetery in Ukraine. Last year it was visited by more than 150 thousand tourists. The cemetery opened in the late 18th century.

Also, view the city from High Castle – the highest point in the city. From here you can see the whole city, and in good weather, you can see the Carpathians Mountains from the top.

2. Food Ambassador tour

Another good way to get to know Ukrainian culture is through the National cuisine.Tour includes coffee, chocolate, and liqueur tastings, sweet cooking class, lunch, dinner, and much more.

Let’s discover together the origins of sweet cooking classes with professional chocolatiers, visit liquor store “Pyana Vishnya”, home to some of Lviv’s best “liquid” products and taste a variety of different local food, sweets and famous coffee on the send.

INSIGHT: Visit Kryivka to try national dishes. To enter this place, you need to say the password “Glory to Ukraine!”. Visit Kopalnya kavy to try sealed coffee.

3. Eco soul overnight trip

If you’re staying in Lviv for more than two days, we recommend you explore the beauty of Ukrainian nature. Our overnight tripis perfect for discovering a combination of the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Ukraine.

Spend the night near Synevyr lake, the most beautiful lake in Ukraine. Tour includes climbing the mountains, visiting the waterfall, traditional lunch.

4 days in Lviv is enough if it’s your first visit.

Also, try to visit some places near, such as Synevyr lake, Olesko Castle, Pidhirtsi Castle or Zolochiv Castle.

Contact us to get to know more about available tours in Lviv.

P.S. You will fall in love with this city from the first sight. See you there!

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Bukovel Resort in Ukraine: review

Bukovel Resort in Ukraine: review

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

There is a resort in Ukraine where people come from all over the world. There are the highest slides and the largest number of slopes: there are fabulous hotels, thematic restaurants and an absolute atmosphere of happiness.

“Ukrainian Kurshavel,” some people say about Ukrainian ski resort Bukovel in the Carpathian mountains. Every year resort Bukovel is visited by about 2 million tourists. Why people like this place so much? Let’s try to find out this. 

Bukovel Resort

The resort is located in the Carpathian region, 35 km away from the famous resort of Yaremche and a two-hour drive from Ivano-Frankivsk. It is easy to go to the Bukovel because of high-quality infrastructure. The nearest airport is in Ivano-Frankivsk (IFO), 110 km away. The nearest train station is in Vorokhta, 20 km away.

Bukovel rightly takes first place among Ukrainian ski resorts. Since its foundation (in 2001), to this day, it is the most technically equipped resort in Ukraine. It is located in a valley between the three mountains, and the resort got its name from one of them – the nearby Bukovel mountain (1127 m).

Bukovel offers everything for a great holiday – this is a well-developed network of lifts, an excellent selection of slopes for different levels of skiing, a large selection of hotels, private pensions, a developed network of cafes and restaurants. Due to the snowmaking system, skating is sometimes possible until the middle of April.

There are local ski schools with qualified instructors work for those who want to get to know how to skiing. 

The total duration of trails is 68 km. It includes red, blue, and black tracks. At resort 16 lifts work. In Bukovel, you can try skiing during the night. 

The prices for ski pass starts from $20/day in high season.

What else Bukovel can offer to the traveler?

  • SPA centres
  • Discos and night clubs
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Fitness centers
  • Cross-country ski tracks
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking
  • Sledging
  • Swimming pool
  • Rink
  • Zipline
  • Balooming
  • Rope jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow bike
  • Snow tubing

INSIGHT: Ice Hotel Bukovel – a unique hotel made by snow and ice, try at list one night spend inside. The average temperature inside the ice hotel is -2°C to -5°C.

There are a lot of visitable places near Bukovel such as:

  • Zhenetskyi Huk waterfall (20 km. away from Bukovel);
  • Probiy waterfall (32 km. away from Bukovel);
  • Restaurant-museum Huzulschyna (at Yaremche);
  • wooden Vvedensky church;
  • Hoverla, the highest mountain in Ukraine (34 km. away from Bukovel).

In addition to winter recreation, Bukovel offers a medical and balneological direction. Since 2008, a balneological and medical center has been opened based on mineral water sources there.

P.S. Bukovel is a modern European-style ski resort. Bukovel resort works during the summer and offers many activities. Come in any season and enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.

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Zaporizhia City: The best 5 sanctuaries

Zaporizhia City: The best 5 sanctuaries

«A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving» Lao Tzu

Despite being a powerful industrial center, Zaporizhia regards as a cultural hotspot. It was a crucible of Ukrainian cultures and heritages from enslavement – and yet it has become a city resolutely not bogged down with the weight of history. Here are the best 5 sanctuaries in Zaporizhia.

Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

Hundreds of years ago on the banks of Dnipro River and the island Khortitsa free people (Cossacks) founded Zaporozhian Sich. And now everyone has a unique possibility to observe defense bastions, Cossacks ceremonies, to try traditional Cossacks dishes like kulish or galushki. It is an open-air museum in a wild almost pristine nature. Here traditional shows of Zaporozhian Cossacks are held.

Font of Catherine II

A font of Catherine II (Catherine the Great) was built due to the order of Grygorii Potemkin. It is a pool with stone walls and a stone ground. It was always a magnet for gossips, legends and mystery stories. The temperature of the water is about 16 C° and stays constant every season in the year. The water of this font is healing and cures every disease. 

Museum of arms history (Museum of the History of Weapons)

Unique museum with private collections of arm weapons from the ancient times to World War II. Here you can see a weapon, battle suits and national symbols from different continents and countries. Also, look at fine-cut masterpieces from a work shed that were sharped, handled, cleaned, brightened, plating and so on. The exhibition covers the history of human and arms.

Yelyseivskyi quarry in Zaporizhia City

Yelyseivskyi quarry was a flooded canyon with a deep nearly 20 meters. The view on the cliffs is fantastic: sparkling mountainous minerals are edged by emerald unique bushes and crystal-clear water. It is a hotspot for eco and active rest: camping, climbing, bungee jumping, adventure park and quests in mountains. Also, here everyone can fishing, swim and get a sun-tan.

Chaika Shipping Museum

One of the largest museum in Europe where exhibit more than 10 full-size reconstructed traditional Cossacks boats-Chaikas. Here you can listen to a row of stories and legends about Cossack`s shipping, that fought against Othman. The museum looks like a work shed and attracts people by uncompleted ships. In future museum will enrich by other new renovated ships from Dnipro River.

Zaporizhia has always been a big economic hub but now, finally, it`s shaken just a little of the dust off its historical landmarks and reveal them in a new light.

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Wellness tourism in Ukraine: review

Wellness tourism in Ukraine: review

There are a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. Josh Billings.

Modern life is full of stress, so wellness-tourism becomes increasingly popular all around the world. It helps people regain physical and mental strength.

People all over the world know the names of such wellness resorts as Baden-Baden or Karlovy Vary. But Ukraine also has places that are not inferior to them in uniqueness. And the service of Ukrainian wellness resorts meets the world’s requirements.

I would like to introduce you to several Ukrainian resorts, which are justly considered analogues of the top world wellness resorts. Wellness tourism in Ukraine is open whole year.

Berehovo – Ukrainian Baden-Baden

Berehovo is famous for its thermal waters, analogues of which are found only in a few places of the world – Iceland, New Zealand, and Kamchatka. Hot spring hits right out of the ground, whole heal body and soothe the soul.

Main wellness centres of Berehovo are:

• Thermal complex “Zhayvoronok”. Cost – $30-50 per day;

• Thermal complex “Zakarpattia”. Cost – $20-35 per day;

• Thermal complex “Kosino”. Cost – $30-50 per day.

INSIGHT: I would recommend you take an excursion and visit the historical places of Transcarpathia during a vacation in Berehovo. Take full advantage of numerous castles, sights of Uzhgorod and Mukachevo.

Truskavets – Ukrainian Karlovy Vary

Truskavets is a balneological resort in the Lviv region, located in an ecologically clean zone. This is one of the most popular resorts in Ukraine.

Its therapeutic capabilities are not inferior to the world-famous balneological centers. In Truskavets there are 14 springs of unique mineral waters. The well-known sort of mineral water Naftusya originates here in Truskavets.

Main wellness centres of Truskavets are:

• Geneva. Cost – $50-150 per day;

• Rixos Carpathian. Cost – $100-250 per day;

• Lisova Pisnia. Cost – $80-200 per day;

INSIGHT: Lviv – one of the main tourist centres of Ukraine – is located not far from Truskavets. I would recommend you visit its places of interest.

Bukovel – Ukrainian Alps

Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine, and in recent years it has been developing as a medical and wellness centre. Wellness complexes in Bukovel are open all year round.

For many tourists from Ukraine and abroad, Bukovel has become a favourite place for winter entertainment, outdoor activities, and recreation. Ski area guarantees the right snow conditions throughout the whole season that also prolongs skiing period to the late spring.

At the resort, you can go through a series of cosmetic Wellness and SPA procedures that will help improve the general condition of the body, well-being and good mood.

Main wellness centres of Bukovel are:                                            

• Wellness and Spa centre Radisson Blue, Bukovel. Cost – $ 80-150 per day;

• Mardan Palace SPA Resort. Cost – $ 50-100 per day;

• Ganz & SPA. Cost – $ 60-100 per day.

INSIGHT: If you like to relax with the whole family, I would recommend you come to Bukovel in winter. So you can combine wellness-tourism with outdoor activities, skiing, and snowboarding.

Read other articles on our website to get more information about tourism in Ukraine. Contact Insight Into Ukraine to get a guide to wellness tours.

P.S. The nature of Ukraine is unique.  Here many places can attract tourists from all over the world. And this means that wellness tourism in Ukraine has broad prospects.

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Vacation sports in Ukraine

Vacation spots in Ukraine

“Once a year, visit a place you have never been to” – The Dalai Lama.

Ukraine is a beautiful country, and there are a lot of places witсh deserved to be visited. Vibrant cities, ancient castles, seasides, stunning countryside, diversity of landscapes and a welcoming attitude all help make it a special destination.

The lack of mass tourism lends Ukraine a charm and authenticity often missing elsewhere. I visited a lot of interesting vacation spots in Ukraine and I know where you can have the best vacation! Here is the list.

Seaside

If ask Ukrainians what is the best city in Ukraine near the sea – almost all of them would tell Odessa. The old architecture, amazing night clubs near the sea, sandy beaches – all of this makes fall in love with the city.

There are a lot of amazing restaurants in Odessa, prepare yourself for tasty food! Odessa offers a unique cuisine – a mix of Greek, Bulgarian, Jewish, French, Russian and Ukrainian.

INSIGHT: Places which I liked and which are mast-have to visit :

  1. City food market
  2. Dacha
  3. Molodost

But don’t limit yourself, go to see the nearest city in Odessa oblast.

  • Zatoka. This village is a perfect place for a family vacation! Here you will find many entertainments, like jet skis, slides, windsurfing or parachute flying over the sea.
  • Sanzheyka. This is a small village, but this is a great place for lovers of a quiet, relaxing holiday. From high cliffs overlooking the magnificent seascapes.
  • Koblevo is another village in Odessa oblast. It is well known for Kobleve Winery. Everybody can visit it and degust production. Also, you can find aquapark and dolphinarium in Koblevo.

The Carpathian Mountains

Mountains in Ukraine is a pretty mystic and romantic place. If you prefer Jailoo tourism – the Carpathian Mountains is a perfect place for you. Here you can feel the atmosphere of Ukraine and get to know the culture.

  • Svalyava – the famous resort of Transcarpathia. In summer you can hike and cycling, picking mushrooms and berries, fishing. In winter, tourists come for skiing and ATVs, snowboards and snowmobiles.
  • Synevir. This is the largest lake in the Carpathian Mountains. It is also called “Sea Eye” because of a small island in the middle. The lake is attracting by its crystal clear waters and unique landscapes.
  • Slavske is a large ski resort in the Lviv region. Slavske is one of the three most popular destinations in Ukraine.

INSIGHT: How to have fun at Slavske? Skiing and snowboarding are not the only entertainment in the Carpathians. Tourists can enjoy:

  • horse riding
  • sleigh rides (incredible experiences)
  • pottery workshops (suitable for both children and adults)
  • excursions to the Liberation Struggle Museum (for those who love history)
  • SPA in the Carpathian (Bathing in Chan)

Let us know if you would like to know more about ski resorts in Ukraine in the comments below! Vacation spots in Ukraine are very popular among euro tourists.

Health improvement

Sanatoriums of Ukraine are a great opportunity not only for rehabilitation but also for vacation. The resorts are located in the picturesque places of the country, so everyone can enjoy nature during health and wellness tour.

The best spots for it in Ukraine are:

  • Truskavets. There are upscale wellness centers around healing mineral springs. The resort is famous not only for its top-rated wellness centers but also with its unique nature. Truskavets is perfectly suitable for family recreation.
  • Morshin resort has been considered one of the most popular health facilities in the Carpathian region. Here you can only enjoy the gifts of nature, take the maximum benefit from the mountains for yourself and your health.
  • Myrhorod. To spend a vacation in Myrhorod means to charge yourself with inspiration and energy for the whole next year. Mirgorod natural mineral water is rich in micro and macro elements that are important for health. 

P.S. Ukraine is a big country where everyone can find a perfect vacation spot. There are places for lazy days at the beach, nightclubs for a party, places for family vacation and sanatoriums.

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Vacation in Odessa, Ukraine

Vacation in Odessa, Ukraine

«Do you know that life on Earth arose in Odessa?»
Odessa joke

City of humour and beautiful girls

Odessa is the funniest and cheerful city in Ukraine. Somebody сan make fun of you here and can give you kind smiles without the reason. Not in vain the international humor-festival called «Humorina» every year take place in this city.

It is the famous carnival for the All Fools’ Day on April the 1st. Last year the humor festival brings together more than 100 thousand of tourists from the whole world. In its scope it doesn’t concede now to the legendary Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Odessa is the great seaport, therefore since the foundation of the city it gathered seamen, smugglers and of course beautiful girls here. Any man would be shocked by such loads of beauties on the streets.

Sometimes it seems you got not to the resort, and seems you visit a beauty contest or a fashion show with the best models of the world.

It is worth noting that the number of foreign tourists visiting South Palmyra every year is growing. According to official data, 3.2 million tourists visited Odessa in 2018, 40% of them are foreigners. This indicates the huge tourist potential of the city.

Some words about the history of the city

As a local inhabitant, I recommend to visit the Odessa Museum of History and Local Lore, where you can find many interesting facts about the historical events that South Palmyra has experienced since its foundation. Here are some facts from the history of the city.

The city is located on the coast of the Black Sea. It was founded in 1794 by the Russian empress Catherine II. Odessa was under construction on the project of the Dutch architect Franz de Vollan, therefore the grandiose ancient Roman style prevails in architecture, especially in the central part of the city. Construction took place under the leadership of the vice admiral Deribas. The central street of Odessa is called in honor of him.

Counts, noblemen and dukes, the most known of whom was the French aristocrat Duc de Richelieu, were city’s mayors of Odessa serially. The monument to Duc is established at top of the well-known Potemkin stairs.

Thanks to the aristocrats, who were in managements of the city, Odessa developed and found that highlight and originality for which it is famous for the whole world.

5 reasons for vacation in Odessa:

1. The picturesque place on the coast of the Black Sea

You can enjoy well-groomed solar beaches with branched infrastructure, one of the best dolphinarium in Ukraine, night discos and lounge bars directly on the beach, aquapark, amusement park during your vacation in Odessa.

Rent a bike and ride «The Route of Health» along the coast, enjoying the sea sights. Your holidays will be so saturated that memories of it would warm you till the next season.

2. Very positive and cheerful people

Odessa is the international city. You will be accepted with pleasure and hospitality here. Kind cheerful and sympathetic people there live here, who answer any question with a smile and joke. Odessans are always ready to help you with any problem.

Even if you have a bad mood, be sure that having visited Odessa — you get better and smile. Funny cases occur in itself here and give rise to thousands of anecdotes.

3. Festivals and concerts for every taste

If you like to visit a cultural events — Odessa is the best way to satisfy your desires. There are lots of festivals and theater performances, which take place here every season. Have fun vacation in Odessa.

Here is just a small list of it: the Humorina, Odessa International Film Festival, Wine’s Fest, International Jazz Festival.

4. Yacht trips in the high seas

You may charter the yacht in Odessa, which will bring you and your friends to the wild places with azure clear water, where except you and the captain will not be uniform human being. Enjoy amazing beautiful sunrises and sunsets, catch fish and just to swim naked in the high sea.

INSIGHT: Experienced sailors know wild places far from the rush of the city and if you like wildlife tourism with a tent, then the National Reserve — Kinburn Spit is your choice. It is located 30-50 km far from Odessa.

You will reach there in 3 hours. There is absolutely wild nature and there is an authentic Indiana-style camping — «Kinburn Camp», where you can live in wigwams right on the shore of a clean deserted beach with azure clear water.

Purchase the service of panoramic video shooting and make unique shots and an original photos against the backdrop of the sea expanses and depths on this yacht-trip.

If you decide to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or wedding in an original way — you can do it on a yacht away from a busy city. A professional team will help you with the implementation any craziest ideas of parties on a yacht.

5. An extreme tours and diving

There are lots of ways to spend the rest for extreme tourists in Odessa. There pass labyrinths of dungeons under the whole city. It is «The Odessa catacombs», which total length is about 2.5 thousand km. A professional cave explorers will help you to go down and accompany you on your journey.

The Odessa catacombs are one of the largest dungeon mazes in the world. There are carst caves here, the depth of which reaches 30 m. You can also find bunkers, ancient wall paintings, skeletons of prehistoric animals and even underground lakes here.

The divers can hire an equipment for deep sea research. You can study and dive together with the instructor. And if you absolutely fearless — you may fly by on a hang-glider along beaches or be trained to rock-climbing in the «Climbing wall».

Odessa is the city of freedom, love and infinite fun, come here at all seasons of the year — vacation will leave memory for the rest of your life here.

INSIGHT: If you visit Odessa in winter, you can see a unique sights of the frozen Black Sea, ice layers, piling up on top of each other, create different bizarre shapes, photos on their background look fantastic.

P.S. Having visited Odessa once, you fall in love with this city forever…

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Ukrainian music: Top 5 must hear songs

Ukrainian music: Top 5 must hear songs

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

Ukraine is considered to be one of the most singing nations. One the reason is the melodious and pleasurable language (it has many vowels) and one of the reason is talented people. Here are songs which represent a unique palette of Ukrainian music culture. 

KAZKA Cry 230 million views

The highest number of clip views in Ukraine and thousands of pleasant comments on YouTube. KAZKA broke the Internet and created a furor. The author told that he described strong girls who can survive after a break in relationships. The unique sound makes folk instruments and deep voice of frontwoman Oleksandra Zaritska. 

MARUV & BOOSIN – Drunk Groove 116, 5 million views 

MARUV is one of the singers which causes heated discussions on YouTube and press. Her image seems to sadomasochism style, she makes erotic and sexual performances. Except the high number of views on YouTube this song has 3 awards: for Best Duo, for Best Song in Another Language, for Best Electronic Hit. 

MONATIK Kruzhyt 92 million views

Ukrainian singer MONATIK unites music and dance in all his clips and performances. But in one program (Kvartal 95 Studio) he revealed that he dedicated this song to women who turn men`s a head. 

MAX BARSKIH BEREGA 33 million views

Clip for the song BEREGAgained a high number of watches in a few months. Alan Badoev (producer of Max Barskih) said that Max`s style (glove on the hand by Balenciaga ) is a reference to the 80 years and their headliner Prince. 

Okean Elzy Na nebi 17,4 million views

One of the best ballad about love from the most known Ukrainian band Okean Elzy. The unique sound makes hoarse voice of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk. Happiness, love, and unity create a unique atmosphere in Olimpiyskiy Stadium. Okean Elzy always favors the unity of Ukraine from east to west. Bands from Eastern Ukraine (Fontaliza and Sinoptik) made performances before Okean Elzy. 

P.S. Visit Ukraine and listen to live performances of top headliners, legendary artists and phenomenon of Ukrainian music. 

Tour company in Ukraine

Tour companies in Ukraine

«I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them»
Mark Twain

When you travel to Ukraine, it’s important to choose the good travel company, which is guarantee the safe trip and filled you only positive emotions.

There are about 100 travel companies worktoday in Ukraine. Most of them are members of the Ukrainian Association of Travel Agencies and represented in the similar international organizations.

According to the official data, 14.2 million foreign tourists visited Ukraine in 2018. This indicates the huge tourist potential of the country and confidence in Ukrainian travel companies is growing.

Some tour companies, which you can trust

Kiev-Code

If you decide to explore the history of the capital of Ukraine, you should visit ancient Kiev churches and cathedrals or go on an excursion to The Bald Hill. The local legends saywitches and devilries lives here. Kiev-Code will help you fulfill your desire.

You can purchase group walking sightseeing tours or an individual tour for 1-3 people. The average cost of a tour for 1 person is from $ 5 to $ 30.

Chernobyl-Tour

The company provides an excursion tours to the exclusion zone, the abandoned city of Pripyat and the territories affected by the Chernobyl accident. The cost of a one-day excursion to the Zone for one person is started from $ 180.

         INSIGHT: If you are fearless and willing to pay from $ 700 to $ 2,000 for extreme sensations, then take a 2-hour flight over the Zone by plane or helicopter.

Insight into Ukraine

You will have a great time in Odessa, Kiev, Lviv, Chernivtsi and Uschhorod with us.

We will show you the coolest beach parties, conduct an unforgettable tour of the city and make an amazing photo shoot for you and your friends in insta tour. The average cost of the tour is from $ 150 per person.

Wondersholidays

This company provides global interesting group and individual tours for discovering wonders of Ukraine.

You can explore ancient undergrounds of     Lviv, which are more than 700 years old or have a ride on hot air balloon, getting stunning panorama photos of Lviv and medieval castles. The cost of the tour starts from $ 70 per person.

Travel to Ukraine only with reliable and trusted tour companies, then your vacation will be safe and leave only good memories.

P.S. These four tour companies are dependable in our opinion. Choose a personal guide by a video presentation and take an individual excursion from Insight into Ukraine.

There are lots of travel companies in Ukraine, but we know the real insights about traveling here and ready to share its with you.

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Top 7 sights of Kyiv

Top 7 sights of Kyiv

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

The history of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, started more than 1,500 years ago. Ukrainians appreciate and remember their history. Besides big avenues and high buildings, you can find a lot of historical monuments all around the city.

But which of them is the most interesting? Here is a list of top 7 the must-see sights in Kyiv.

1. Khreshchatyk and Independence Square

Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kyiv city. Walking slowly around the streets you can see the historical monuments, magnificent houses with beautiful columns and stucco, as well as unparalleled architecture, created mainly in the 1950s.

At the weekend, as well as during the holidays, the traffic on Khreshchatyk is blocked and it becomes pedestrian. The street is rich in restaurants, cozy cafes and many souvenir shops.

Independence Square is the central square of Kyiv, where the most important historical events took place in the country. The people of Kyiv and the guests of the city love to relax and stroll here.

2. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

This is an Orthodox monastery complex. This is one of the largest Christian shrine centers in the country. It was founded in 1051 as a cave monastery outside Kyiv.

There are more than 20 churches, several museums, near and far caves, fraternal buildings, a hotel, a refectory and numerous of other structures on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

3. Hagia Sophia

St. Sophia Cathedral is a Christian church in Ukraine, in Kyiv. Located in Sofia City Square. It was built in 1037 by Yaroslav the Wise. Named after the Holy Wisdom of God.

4. The Golden Gate

This is the main gate of ancient Kyiv, a monument of the defensive architecture of Kievan Rus, one of the oldest dated structures of Eastern Europe, a symbol of Kyiv. They were named by analogy with the Golden Gate in Constantinople.

5. St. Andrew’s Church and Andriyivsky Uzviz

St. Andrew’s Church is a monument of history, architecture, painting of the XVIII century. It was built in 1747-1762 in the Baroque style. The completeness of the lines, the clear proportions, the amazing harmony of the shapes and the surrounding landscape earned her recognition and fame.

Andriyivsky Uzviz is the second most popular street in Kyiv after Khreshchatyk, which located in Podil. It is a beautiful street full of restaurants and souvenirs shop, but also you can find here a lot of museums.

6. Motherland

Motherland is a monumental sculpture in Kyiv, located on the high right bank at the National Museum of History of Ukraine in World War II. Opened in 1981. This is the tallest monumental sculpture in Europe.

7. House with Chimaeras

Horodecki House is a brick building with mythological and hunting subjects and is the main architectural building of the early Neo-Gothic style. It was named after sculptural ornaments, the theme of which is animal terrestrial and underwater worlds, hunting attributes, mythical creatures.

INSIGHT: Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge.

This is a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge connecting the People’s Friendship Arch and Saint Volodymyr Hill.

The bridge offers impressive views of the center of the Ukrainian capital and the Dnieper

River. The length of this bridge made of concrete, iron, and glass is 212 meters, the width ranges from 6 meters in regular zones to 14 meters in observation zones.

Are you looking for interesting, new, extraordinary places? Ask our guides to show you the real city! You can feel the atmosphere of the city, to get to know insides of our country. All you need to do choose the guide and book tour.

P.S. Kyiv is a big city and it’s hard to put every beautiful place on this list. Be ready that you will need some time to explore the city and to get to know Ukrainian capital.

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