The Ukraine is one area of Russia where you will see stunning landscapes, an abundance of wildlife, mountain ranges and coastal resorts. All of these add up to an exhilarating vacation that will leave you breathless. One way of getting to see the sights is to arrange for a travel guide that speaks English allowing you to avail of everything the country has to offer. The best accommodation for tourists are in the capital of Kyiv, the city of Odessa and the coastal resorts of Yalta. In fact Yalta was the desired vacation destination for the Kremlin. You can also opt to stay in a private home or rent an apartment where you will be quite comfortable.
See the Golden Gate in Kyiv is the last remnant of the walls built in the 10th century to protect the city. This gate is located at St. Sophia's Cathedral, a church that dates back to the 11th century. The Caves Monastery is an impressive sight where you will have to carry a candle to see the church relics in the catacombs. You can look into the glass coffin of a mummified saint at this site - an experience you won't find anywhere else. Learn the history of the country at the Historical Museum of Ukraine and see the works of art at the Museum of Ukrainian Art.
Enjoy the open - air museum atmosphere of Lviv, a city that exudes culture. It is a very picturesque city surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Here you can visit numerous museums and see more than 6 centuries of architecture in Market Square. When you visit Odessa, you have to visit the Potemkin Stairway with its 192 steps. You will also find one of the largest opera houses in the world in this city as well as a wealth of sightseeing opportunities.
The Crimea has cheap hotels and resorts where you can enjoy a playground on the shores of the Black Sea. There are several opportunities for sightseeing excursions, but the main focus of a holiday in this region is to enjoy the sandy beaches and excellent swimming and other water sports. There are many vineyards in this region so you can taste the wines on a wine-tasting tour.