The modern capital of Volin District, otherwise known - thanks to its numerous churches - as the Volin “Rome”, is one of the most interesting cities of Ukraine. The pearl of the city is the High Castle (built 1340-1384) with its well preserved three-towered entranceway (Liubart's Tower), the Styrene (or “Svidigaila”) and Vladich Towers, and the foundation-remains of the church of Ivan the Theologian (ХІІІ). Also, you can visit the church of the Intercession (XV), the cathedral church of Sts Peter and Paul (1610), the Lutheran Church (1907), the Church of Christ Ascendant (XVІІ), the former synagogue (1626) and the church of the Holy Trinity (1752). You will also enjoy the Lutsk “House of Chimeras”, by the artist Mykola Golovan with its bizarre sculptures and patterns, an extremely unique installation in Lutsk.
Kolodyazhne. In this small Volin village lived, for the greater part of her life, the most outstanding Ukrainian poetess, Lesya Ukrainka. Everyone, especially admirers of poetry, are cordially invited to the Literary-Memorial Museum of Lesya Ukrainka's House.
This is the place of the world-famous “Tunnel of Love”, a botanic phenomenon created from a dense growth of over-arching trees and bushes around a narrow gauge railway. It is a magnet for tourists, especially loving couples, from all around the world.
Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, well renowned among orthodox communities, attracts tourists from miles away due to its breathtaking views, overlooking the Kremnets mountains. The baroque Dormition Cathedral (1771-1783р.), Holy Trinity church (1906-1912р.) and a 64-meter-high bell tower (1861-1871р.) with the bell of 11,5 tones impress with flawlessness.
Pilgrims from all over the world come to Pochayiv to see the three greatest holy shrines of Christianity: the footprint of the Holy Mother, the Most Holy Mother of God icon and the incorruptible relics of Job. Great numbers of people were supposedly healed there with water from the holy well. Meanwhile St. Duhovsky skete is interesting place to see for self enrichment.
This ancient city of the historic region of Volin has 29 notable architectural monuments, making up the Dubno Historical-Cultural Reserve. But the most outstanding attraction of the city is the impregnable Dubno castle (dating from 1492) with not only its defensive ramparts and bastions but also the Ostrozky (XVI) and Liubomorsky palaces (XVIІІ). In the city, you can see the former Church of the Bernardine monastery (1627), Lutsk gate (XVI), the Carmelite monastery (XVIІ), the Holy Transfiguration Church (1643) and the synagogue (ХІХ).
In 1885-1890, on the border with what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Army of Tsarist Russia built a huge defensive fortress which survived two World Wars and still impresses with its vast scale. Three levels of the construction are above ground and three below, containing the remains of barracks, connecting passageways and tunnels which have been captivating and intriguing generations of tourists.
As one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, Kremnets offers a great number of natural and historical sights. Castle Hill (Mount Bona) (397 m), with scenic ruins of the castle, overlooks the city; there you can view panoramas of the city situated on the picturesque mountains.
Huge buildings of the Jesuit College (1731-1753р.) draws attention as well. Thanks to the college, Kremenets was rightly coined the “Volyn Athens”. Tourists’ attention is also captured by St. Nicholas Church (XVI century), Kremenets Theophany Convent, St. Nicholas’ cathedral (ХІХ century) and beautiful botanical gardens.
The origin of the Vyshnevetskyi family, from which, the legendary founder of the Zaporizhzhia Sich Dmytro Vyshnevetskyi (Baida) is born. Once a fortress, the town has rightfully preserved the Vyshnevetskyi Palace (1720) in its classical style. Nearby, the Church of the Ascension of the Lord (1530) stands, built by Hetman Dmitro Vyshnevetskyi. It was in this church that the 17th century Tsar of Russia, False Dmitriy I, was betrothed to Maryna Mnishek.
This town played a significant role in the war of independence of the Ukrainian people under the leadership of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi. The Renaissance Palace of Vyshnevetskyi (1620-1631). The magnificent Baroque church of St. Anthony, a Bernardine monastery (1627), is also an interesting site.
Husyatyn region has long been famous for its highly mineralized healing waters, commonly called "rapa". You can recover and improve your health in the modern SPA-center, which operates at the hotel-restaurant complex "Orysia". Here you can take a dip in three jacuzzi pools with healing rapa, bask in a sauna with himalayan salt and swim in a large pool with plain water. The mineral water is extracted from a 770 meters deep well of the Novobruchansk deposit and has a huge amount of useful trace elements in its composition, and the salt content is more than twice that of seawater. Only in the Baltic region there is water with similar content, so we invite everyone to the rest and wellness, especially since the method of treatment with highly mineralized Husyatyn brine combined with Poltava bishofit is unique and patented.
Kamianets - Podilskyi
This unique city is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, due to the picturesque canyon of the river Smotrych and huge a concentration of architectural monuments. Kamianets ranks third in Ukraine, for its number of architectural monuments. It was also recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
The Old fortress (ХІІІ-ХVІІІ centuries) and St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral (XVI century) are unusual for their history. The gardens have a minaret and a sculpture of Our Lady, standing side by side. Here you will also find the oldest city hall in Ukraine (XV century). The old city is beautiful perfect for walking and enjoying its marriage of natural and man-made beauty.
A very beautiful place on the bank of the Dnister River, located on the site of Bakota village, the former capital of the Lowlands flooded in 1981 during construction of the Novodnistrovsk hydroelectric power plant. Here you will see Michael's Monastery and the wonderful panorama of Podillia Tovtry.
Boat cruise along the Dnister Canyon
We offer you a unique adventure, with a chance to cruise along the Dnister river and to see its most picturesque places. The cruise will pass through the national park Podilski Tovtry and you will be able to enjoy fairy rocks, extraordinary natural vistas and see the blue waters of the Dnister River. You will remember this trip forever and you will want to come back again and again.
The impregnable Khotyn fortress (XIII-XX centuries) is a favourite among tourists and filmmakers. The 40 meter high walls, 65 meter well and wonderful views of the Dniester are very impressive. The fortress played an important and complex role in history and you will definitely remember the amazing castle, even if you visit only once.
The Verteba cave is also called “Pompea on the Dnister river” because there are no similar caves in the world, with regards to the varied and magnificient cave structures. The length of passage ways is 8 km. The temperature in the cave is always the same - +11 Celcius. The maze “Kamiana Solomka” is also very interesting because the surface of its ceilings, which are covered with thick stalactites, which are 10-12 cm.long.
The Verteba cave is a first for Ukraine and the world, in being an underground museum of archeology. The caves history covers the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture and the Neolithic age. You can view diorama with Trypillian dishes, sculptures and other intriguing finds from extensive archeological excavations.
This city is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine and Eastern Europe - and for good reason. This so-called "Ukrainian Paris," is the home of many thriving nations and cultures.
A pearl of world class level and a pride of the city are the architectural structures of Chernivtsi University. The complex of buildings formerly the residence of the Orthodox leadership of Bukovyna and Dalmatia (1864-1882), is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex of buildings is a unique blend of Moorish, Byzantine, Romanesque and Hutsul styles, that have been harmoniously integrated by the brilliant architect Y. Hlavka.
Here you will experience the City Hall (1848), the theater (1905), and a walk along the "Avenue of Stars" – devoted to Bukovyna artists. The so-called "drunk" church (1939), which stands alone for its uniqueness in Ukraine, will astound you. The House-ship (XIX c.) will provide inspiration for those who love the sea.
A village of incredible beauty in Podillya region, which is famous for its beautiful scenery. It lies in the deep ravine of the Dniester river, and the mighty cliffs that rise nearby and extend for almost two kilometers. The city is unique not only for its climate and fantastic scenery, but also for its architecture of narrow colorful streets.
One of the oldest cities in Western Ukraine, first mentioned in “Vladimir Monomakh“ Teachings” (1096) has a lot to boast of before the most demanding tourists. On the territory of the settlement there is OJSC “Brovar” that brews 16 varieties of fragrant and nutritious drink, which has been brewed here since year 1698 from good spring water and environmentally friendly ecologically clean materials. Most residents of Ternopil region do not recognize any beer other than “Mykulynetske”, so we suggest buying a few bottles to see this truth for yourself.