The Ukraine Guide
As the second biggest country in Europe, a hub of cultures, and sharing borders with over Ukraine is bordered by 8 countries (Belarus to the north, Russia to the east, Moldova and Romania to the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland) Ukraine is a travel destination not to be underestimated. In recent years, tourism in Ukraine has suffered due to the ongoing war in the Eastern regions of Donbass following the Euromaidan and the annexation of Crimea in 2014. However, modern Ukraine is safe for travel.
The events taking place in the East of the country are another period o turbulence in the history of Ukraine. In centuries past, the Ottomans came through here and fought the forces of Tsarist Russia. In WW2 Ukraine was decimated by Operation Barbarossa and the subsequent Soviet warpath into the Balkans and onto Berlin. Ukraine has served as a crossroads for countless empires and cultures. As a result, it’s a country that features a plethora of cultures, languages, and history. Alongside the ethnic Ukrainian population, you can also find Russians, surviving descendants Black Sea Germans, Ukrainian Jews, Crimean Tatars, and Greeks!
Ukraine is a fascinating destination packed with unbeatable history and Soviet nostalgia. We’ve been running tours to Ukraine when it was a corrupt and frankly dangerous country and we continue to do so today as it situation continues to improve. As a result, we are the unrivaled travel fixers to Ukraine. Every year, Young Pioneer Tours runs a range of varied group tours to Ukraine. Our Chernobyl and Transnistria tours are one of our most popular tours that take in a nuclear wasteland, a breakaway state, and Europe’s least visited country of Moldova. On our Ultimate Ukraine tour, we tour the country from top to bottom and visit every major city on the map of Ukraine. We also run a range of fully customizable and affordable private tours for those with a political interest, photographers, or those who want a tour with more privacy and run at their own pace.