Experiences

Kyiv is a dynamic and modern megapolis. Big cities are crowded, competitive and challenging. People here lead busy lives and are always in a rush. For those who have recently moved to the new city or came for a short visit, finding a place to meet new people, socialize and network might be rather challenging. Our web tries to round up best places in Kyiv for meeting and greeting interesting international crowd to spend some quality time with.

At the end of last year, just before winter holidays season, Kyiv city administration launched a number of night public transport routes. This novelty became a welcome addition to the public transport system of Ukrainian capital, enabling locals and tourists to reach their destination any time of the day.

Grab your active leisure gear, your sense of adventure, your passion for the outdoors, and plan an exciting weekend in Lviv. If you prefer to get your adrenaline going on the move, take a look at these fun ideas «Destinations» rounded up for your ultimate active leisure in Lviv.

«Destinations» rounds up a list of useful tips and information on how to travel by train in Ukraine. Trains are no doubt the most popular mode of transportation for tourists and locals in Ukraine.

Unusual tours became very popular among Ukrainians and tourists visiting the country. To experience something new and create unique memories, local agencies offer a great variety of unusual tours and excursions. Among the most popular in Kyiv are the so called shooting or military tours.

Fast train «Intercity +» from Kyiv to Lviv will change its final destination to Polish border town of Przemyśl (Poland). This was recently announced by «Ukrzaliznytsya» (National Railway Company) CEO Voitseh Balchun.

From pre-Christian times, the holiday of Christmas celebrated on the winter solstice was the one that linked the visible and invisible world and opened windows into dimensions – those inhabited by spirits and ancestors of the family. 

New Year and especially Christmas are most popular and most beloved holidays in Ukraine. Both have a long history and a special set of traditions and rituals, all of which allow to explore a unique Ukrainian cultural identity that miraculously survived on the outskirts of modern Europe.

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Discover the best things to see and to do in Lviv with kids. Whether you are looking for child-friendly restaurants, free attractions for kids, places to go with kids or ideas for your day out in Lviv, family days out in this city are easy to plan with our top tips.

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To some people, the winter may seem gloomy and boring, but it’s really just another season that brings a ton of fun and different things to do with your family and friends.

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It's cold outside... and it's not set to get warmer anytime soon at least for another couple of months.  For those snowy days when it’s too stormy even to walk to the nearby bar or cafe, «Destinations» rounded up a list of awesome inside fun activities to keep your mind and body both happy and busy during the winter months.

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In November Darina Zholdak Foundation will open the rock library in Kyiv. Kyiv Rock Library will be the part of Botan Library on Vozdvizhenka, the well-known and beloved place for bibliophiles in the capital of Ukraine.

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Ice skating is the quintessential winter pastime. When temperatures drop below zero, lace up your skates and take it to the rink. Our guide shows the best seasonal ice rinks open in Lviv during winter.

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Each year Sirius dog Shelter in Kiev rescues hundreds of dogs and cats who have been lost, discarded, abandoned, injured or neglected. Sirius staff does everything they can to find a loving and responsible new home for every adoptable pet.

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«Shevchenkivskiy Gai» Lviv Park of Vernacular Architecture is hosting a Pumpkin Party on October 29th, 2016. Pumpkin Party will be the perfect Halloween themed event to visit with kids and family.

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You may think that there is no such thing as Halloween celebration in Ukraine at all. Well, partly this is true as you won’t find any day called that in the calendar, however, there are certain traditions connected with this date. «Destinations» rounded up a list of Halloween celebrations around Kyiv.

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Planning a big trip on a small budget? Book a room at one of the no-frills resting spots in Lviv. These budget-friendly hotels will help you to save some money for a cup of legendary Lviv coffee or pint of «Lvivske» beer.

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It's always a good idea to carefully plan a romantic date. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or simply spicing up another weekend, Kiev offers great amount of romantic places for that special date.

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Celebration of Halloween in Ukraine attracts a lot of hype and discussion in recent years. You may think that there is no such thing as Halloween celebration in Ukraine at all. Well, partly this is true as you won’t find any day called that in the calendar, however, there are certain traditions connected with this date. 

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Odessa nightlife is indeed rich, diversified and bright. If you are coming to Odessa for the first time without knowing its coolest places, “Destinations” can help you with useful nightlife tips, which will guide you through the city.

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