10 amazing winter activities in Ukraine
If you happen to be in Ukraine in winter, there are many places to visit. To sit in a boring hotel room or to get warm in mediocre restaurants? No way, call your girlfriend, pack your trunks, take warm clothes and be ready for the journey. Here is your tourist guide of interesting fun places to go on a date in the winter.
- Cultural weekend
- Festival «Christmas flight» in Kamyanets-Podilsky
- Health-improving thermal springs
- Flamboyant colors of Petrikovka
- A little bit of everything
- Tasty activities
- Romantic city
- Winter in Grand Duke style
- Winter walk around Ancient Park
- For the most active
Ukraine definitely has a color and it is a great time to relish it. Among all picturesque places here, the best to visit is Shevchenko’s grove (“Shevchenkivskiy Hai”), Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural life.
During winter, gay hubbub of verteps (age-old portable puppet theatre) fills the atmosphere and you will learn how fun it is to take part in popular amusements with Christmas carols and sledging.
The landscapes of beautiful old city will charm you and your companion at daytime and in the evening you can warm up with tea, amazing Christmas dances and famous cereal dish – Kutia. If you are adventurous enough, organize a hot air balloon flight with your significant one. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the sky, kiss while adrenaline runs through your veins and take pictures to save the moment. If you have ever had such experience in Cappadocia, a region in Turkey, you may repeat it here in Ukraine.
Have you ever experienced swimming in cold season? It can be safe and pleasant if you come to Zakarpatskaya region where the most popular and the hottest thermal spring are situated. It is one of the most interesting activities during cold times because the contrast between temperatures of water and the air makes it exciting.
If art is your cup of tea – be sure to visit museum of Petrikovka. Painting near Dnepropetrovsk, age-old and famous Master Class on painting. You’ll go home with a masterpiece of hand-made painting art that will warm up your soul all subsequent winters.
Booking a 6 days tour around West regions of the most beautiful places in Ukraine. You book a ticket into real fairy tale with all kinds of activities in one tour! I am not sure what is the best here – the magic scenery of the region or the various activities that this tour may include: wine degustation, bath in big tubs, visiting deer farms and waterfalls, eating authentic West Ukrainian dishes (of course, no one will let you hungry, believe me) and much more.
When it is so cold outside, I know what you want the most… Eat☺
Food is the way to hearts of both women and men… so do not deprive yourself and your woman the pleasure the Ukrainian cuisine can offer you… Lviv is undoubtedly the gastronomic capital and one of the most interesting places of Ukraine. It was difficult to choose, but here are 6 the best restaurants for you to visit there: “Kryivka”, “Mazoch-cafe”, “The most expensive restaurant”, “Legend house”, “Gasova lyampa”(“Gas lamp”), “Lviv chocolate manufactory”. Enjoy your meal.
To keep your winter romantic, visit Ukrainian Paris – Chernivtsi. Architecture from Austria-Hungary period was preserved by miracle and is so similar to European one. Walking hand in hand along these streets with a person you love will be your unforgettable memory.
Grand reconstruction of grand Ancient Kiev in park “Kievan Rus” opens its gates for visitors and promises to spend fun time during Christmas and New Year holidays with all kinds of activities: Middle Ages festivals, portable theatre, sledging with horses, masquerade. Another real winter fairy tale. There are always many things to do in Kiev and you will have fun in winter too.
There are many activities to do in Kiev itself, but not far from Kiev, in Bila Tserkva one of the biggest parks in Ukraine and in all Eastern Europe. Romantic ruins and famous China bridge is a perfect background for a winter romantic date. And riding horses together can help to build closer relationships with your lady.
And finally for the bravest will never miss the chance to go skiing to Bukovel. Internationally well-known winter resort offers all kinds of winter activities. Have never tried skiing? Never mind, there are friendly English-speaking instructors are at your service. What can be better for a couple than to learn new things together and to experience extreme. Are you already a pro? More than 60 traces of three levels will challenge your skills. If you read the reviews, you won`t have doubts whether to go there or not. People from all over the world visit this place every year. It can compete with popular Swiss resorts, a high-quality service, breathtaking views and lots of wonderful activities.
As you can see cold and snowstorms should not prevent you from keeping active and exploring wonderful corners of our country as it is the best time of year to enjoy the warmth of your close person wherever you are.