Ukraine is coming back to normal finally. Though without Crimea as a travel destination for this year unfortunately, we are happy to
confirm it is quite safe to travel to Ukraine already. more > >
Transport and tours operate as usual. Ukraine has gained a new travel object - ex-president
Yanukovich's residence in Mizhgirya, a monument to enormous corruption and extremely
bad taste. Revolutionary Maidan and the Grushevskogo Street in Kyiv have also acquired new and
regretfully sad meanings as Kyiv travel sites. Considering Crimea as a part of
Ukraine and a wonderful piece of travel in our country, we are very concerned
about its current occupation by the Russian Federation. We hope it would be
resolved in the nearest future, and meanwhile all the bookings we had there
were cancelled by us due to indefinite visa regulations, Russian military
occupation and unpredictability of events there in general. Ukraine is looking forward
to presidential elections in the end of May, and we are very enthusiastic about
building a better country for Ukrainians and tourists as well. We are happy to
have a real chance to build a better country now! hide
We can honestly say we both had an absolutely fabulous time in the Ukraine - so many wonderful sights, so many interesting people, so many wonderful memories; a country with so much history. Oh, how we wish we were both still there - even with the snow and minus 10°C!
We owe a very big thank you to all of you at Unipress for making our travels in the Ukraine so special for us. All the arrangements, everything, went absolutely according to plan and we would thoroughly recommend your Company's services to anyone who is even remotely thinking of visiting the Ukraine. Also, before we forget, please send a big thank you to all of the driver / guides who looked after us both so well on our travels:- Alex in Kiev, Denis in L'viv, Victor in Odessa and Eugene in Yalta. Professionals everyone of them!
The hotels we stayed at were all excellent. The Kozatsky in Kiev (right on Independence Square on the day of Yushenko's inauguration), the George in L'viv (largest hotel room we've ever stayed in), Frapolli in Odessa (the only hotel we've ever stayed in that had a computer in the room) and the Bristol in Yalta (another beautiful, huge room). We ate in all four hotel restaurants and in each of them the food (and drink!) was simply to die for! We were just spoilt rotten! The internal flight we took and the overnight trains we used were also huge fun - and also a great way of seeing a lot of the country in such a relatively short space of time.
So that's it. Once again, many, many thanks to all at Unipress. We look forward to coming back to see again one day!
Kindest regards to you all
from Ukraine travel veterans!