Day 1 : Lviv
Arrive into Lviv airport, where you will be met by a Travel the Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Lviv.
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Peel back the layers of history behind modern Ukraine
Discover the hidden charm of Lviv as you wander through the winding alleyways of the UNESCO protected old town. Visit the grand Olesko Casltle, along with its ornate gardens, mystical moat and surrounding fortified walls. Marvel at the remarkable 19th Century architecture of Odessa before exploring the extraordinary cave networks of the Odessa Catacombs. Learn more about Ukraine's history on an fascinating tour of the Strategic Missile Force Museum. Explore the magnificent city of Kiev, amble through its botanical gardens and wonder at the striking Vydubychi Monastery. Scratch further beneath the surface of this country with an interesting visit to Yanukovych Museum of Corruption. Uncover the history of the Chernobyl disaster as you take a poignant tour of the desolate ghost town.
Lviv - Odessa - Belhorod-Dnestrovskiy - Shabo Village & Winery - Kiev - Chernobyl
Irwin Drangel & Linda Schain , Tailor-made Caucasus and Soviet Fringes
We asked Travel the Unknown to come up with an unusual trip to 6 counties of the Caucasus and the ex-Soviet Union countries. They did so in a tour that flowed seamlessly the whole 38 days. The most impressive part was when Ukrainian Airlines cancelled our connecting flights from Kiev to Minsk, for 2 consecutive days. We contacted Unknown that morning and asked them to arrange an overnight train with a sleeping compartment. When arrived in Kiev, we were met at the airport, driven to the train station where tickets where waiting for us. They arranged for our pickup at the station in Minsk, as we left the train, and we went on our planned tours without losing a minute. That is what I call a great service agency