We look forward to running trips to Ukraine again and in the meantime, we wholeheartedly support the people of Ukraine during this unjustified invasion by Russia.
Ukraine’s cities, such as Chernivtsi, Lviv and Kyiv (not Kiev as the Russians say), the capital, are surprisingly contemporary although you can still expect to find pretty pastel shaded facades, intricate churches and pedestrianised boulevards reminiscent of central Europe and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As Ukraine is pretty flat, any undulations are instantly impressive, with the Carpathian Mountains standing out both for their height and for their waterfall-filled forests, as well as the wooden churches, constructed without nails by indigenous Hutsuls.
Religion plays a huge part in Ukrainian philosophy, almost as large as potatoes, which is why small group tours feature numerous examples of elaborate ecclesiastical architecture. They also whisk you off to some of UNESCO's finest heritage sites, including St Sophia Cathedral and the Lavra cave monastery, both in Kyiv.
Find out more in our Ukraine travel guide.