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Ukraine by Explore

Ukraine is steeped in grandeur and romance, a land of ethereal hilltop palaces and shining Orthodox domes. Punctuated by flower-festooned villages and rambling fields of grapes and grain, its countryside is rich in folklore and mystery. Traditional dance and music as practised by the spirited Cossacks for generations are the spiritual lifeblood of the nation and as vital as vodka to the Ukrainian soul. Traditional crafts like hand-woven textiles, embroidery and lacework continue to be pursued with passion, whilst the age-old and colourful art of pysanky (easter eggs) predates Christianity by thousands of years.

By contrast, Ukraine’s cities are bastions of aesthetic precision and intellec

Ukraine is steeped in grandeur and romance, a land of ethereal hilltop palaces and shining Orthodox domes. Punctuated by flower-festooned villages and rambling fields of grapes and grain, its countryside is rich in folklore and mystery. Traditional dance and music as practised by the spirited Cossacks for generations are the spiritual lifeblood of the nation and as vital as vodka to the Ukrainian soul. Traditional crafts like hand-woven textiles, embroidery and lacework continue to be pursued with passion, whilst the age-old and colourful art of pysanky (easter eggs) predates Christianity by thousands of years.

By contrast, Ukraine’s cities are bastions of aesthetic precision and intellectual refinement, filled with sublime historic architecture, thought-provoking museums, thriving civic squares and fervently attended religious sites. The nation boasts centuries of artistic and literary tradition, and now, following decades of repression under Communism, its urban spaces are again becoming fertile ground for new creative talent.

Ukraine Holidays

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Back in 1986 the Number 4 nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded with catastrophic consequences. Since then an Exclusion Zone has been put in place around the plant and nature has reclaimed the towns and vehicles left within this. We will spend two full days and stay overnight in the Chernobyl area accompanied by an Explore tour leader.

  • Holiday duration: 5 days
  • Price from: £795
  • Operator: Explore
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