Ukraine astonishes with its beauty and unique places worth visiting and spring is the right time for such trip. We’ve gathered together some ideas and best destinations for April vacation in Ukraine.
Rafting on the Cheremosh River
Rest in the picturesque Carpathians can be successfully supplemented with extreme for those who really love adrenalin. Mountain rapids in spring can really excite. Rafting clubs offer their services, boats and catamarans. It is also possible to organize climbing to the tops of the mountains.
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How to get there: the routes start from the village of Dzembronya. It is 65 km from Yaremche. In Tatarovo, turn to Vorokhta, pass the Krivopilsky pass and, before reaching Verkhovyna, turn to the village of Iltsy. From there you can get to the village Dzembronya in 40 minutes. From Kiev there is a Kiev-Verkhovyna bus.
Cost: One hour rafting with an instructor starts from UAH 400.
Sakura Fest in Uzhgorod
This main city of Transcarpathia is the best for a visit at the end of April, when it is all in pink colors and sweet flavor of blossom. Most of Japanese cherry blossoms – sakura – are on the embankment of the Uzh River, where the Sakura alley is located. At the same time in the city magnolia is in blossom and some other exotic plants. And, of course, it is worth visiting the famous Uzhgorod Castle, which dates back to the 11th century.
How to get there: Train to Uzhgorod, to Zamkova Mountain by shuttle bus.
Cost: walk along the alley for free, entrance to the castle – UAH 25, children – UAH 15.
Valley of the Daffodils
If you are in Transcarpathia, after Uzhhorod visit another magnificent place - the Valley of the Narcissus in early May. This is part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. It is located on the outskirts of the town of Khust. The valley is unique due to a natural array of daffodils, one of the largest in the world.
And in the center of the town you will see the ruins of the Khust castle, which belonged to the ancestors of Dracula according to legend.
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How to get there: from Mukachevo to Khust - 66 km, at the eastern outskirts of Khust there is a pointer to the valley. There are buses, minibuses to that destination, Also it is possible to walk there 4 km. In addition, there are several good hotels in Khust.
Cost: UAH 15-25 UAH for the entrance to the reserve, the entrance to the castle is free.
"To meet the Sun" Fest 2017
During this festival, the blue sky of Kamenets-Podilsky becomes colorful. This year on May 18-21, there is a wonderful opportunity not only to see the ballooning festival, but also to ride the balloon by yourself and to see the town from a bird's-eye view, to enjoy the greatness of the Kamenets-Podilsky fortress and to feel the spirit of the Middle Ages. In addition, On May 20 there will be City Day, so a lot of various events and surprises are guaranteed.
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How to get there: trains and buses run regularly in Kamyanets-Podilskyi, but due to May holidays it is better to buy tickets in advance. The show can be observed in such places as Troitskaya Square, the Armenian Market Square, the school stadium No. 1, the walls of the New Castle.
Cost: look at the balloons and visit the City's Day is free, but flying in a balloon will cost about UAH 3000 per one.
Celebrating Lviv birthday 2017
The heart of Western Ukraine - Lviv - celebrates its birthday on May 6. No wonder that there will be a lot of tourists here. Interesting events, concerts and festival atmosphere are guaranteed. If you decide to go to Lviv on the May holidays, please book tickets and a hotel in advance.
How to get there: trains to Lviv from Kyiv.
Cost: train ticket from UAH 300 to 900.
Black Sea in Odesa
Odesa is a top destination for Ukrainians during May holidays (1-9 of May). The weather can be great for the first sunbath at the beach, for active rest like bike riding or just walking along the seashore. It is also possible to dive into one of the swimming pools of Arkadia beaches and clubs or to take a walk on the cozy old streets of this atmospheric city.
How to get there: trains to Odesa from Kyiv.
Cost: train ticket from UAH 400 to 1000.
There are a lot of many other places which are perfect for spring vacation in Ukraine, you just have to choose and to book tickets and hotels in advance to be sure that you will be able to enjoy your rest!
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