If you want to give yourself and your loved ones a great holiday getaway, travel is the best option. At the same time, you can spend the New Year holidays with benefit and pleasure without leaving Ukraine. So you can avoid visas and tedious fuss with documents, while saving a considerable amount of money. You can meet the New Year 2017 and celebrate Christmas in one of the many Ukrainian resorts, among which there are excellent European-level hotels that are in no way inferior to European ones. In Ukraine there are a lot of interesting sights, exciting tours, excursions. Many go on a New Year’s holiday to the ski resorts of Western Ukraine, having booked a hotel in advance. Others choose spa resorts in the Carpathians, where they go with the whole family. In this list, we will tell you about all the interesting options that are suitable for celebrating the New Year 2017 in Ukraine.
To begin with, let’s list the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine, offering excellent holidays not only for the New Year holidays, but also at any other time of the year.
In this city, you can feel the atmosphere of the New Year and Christmas holidays in the best possible way. The ancient castle in Kamyanets-Podilskyi will make you move back in time many centuries ago. Christmas markets and New Year’s shows are held here, gathering crowds of tourists in the main square. At the same time, Kamenetz-Podolsky will offer guests a lot of modern comfortable hotels for accommodation, restaurants, cafes and historical sights. The cost of the New Year tour with a festive banquet varies depending on the level of the hotel, the time of booking and other factors. You can choose the most suitable option for the price using the booking form. This should be done as early as possible, because closer to the holidays, the number of offers will be very limited.
Undoubtedly, the most popular destination for New Year and Christmas tours in 2017 is Lviv and its environs. This is the unchanging leader of the winter holidays for most Ukrainians. This ancient city on New Year’s Eve turns into a real fairy tale, full of festive magic. The ancient sights of Lviv will give you a really festive mood. Approximately in mid-December, the Christmas Fair starts in Lviv and New Year’s fun begins. Be sure to take part in noisy folk festivals on Rynok Square with traditional carols and nativity scenes.
The cost of a New Year’s tour for two starts from 5,000 hryvnia and can vary significantly depending on the chosen hotel and holiday program. You can save money if you book the hotel yourself. Many do otherwise and rent an apartment in Lviv, having bought only train tickets and planning the New Year’s program in advance. Many restaurants and other establishments in Lviv offer excellent holiday programs — you just have to choose the most suitable one. Among the unusual tours is the celebration of the New Year in a real castle. To do this, you need to go to the Olesky Castle in the vicinity of Lviv. The castle has preserved most of the original interiors of a century ago, which makes it possible to feel the atmosphere of those times.
New Year holidays in Dragobrat
Ski resort Dragobrat in the Ukrainian mountains offers excellent opportunities for winter sports. But even if you have never snowboarded and skied, this place can be a great option for celebrating the New Year 2017. Dragobrat is the highest mountain ski resort in Ukraine, so you can most often find snow here, even when it is not at lower altitudes. The popular resort of the Transcarpathian region is famous for its stunning natural scenery, clean air and excellent hotels that guarantee a comfortable stay. Unlike neighboring Bukovel, Dragobrat does not have such a crowd of tourists during the New Year holiday season. According to many, the rest here is more calm and measured.
Among the popular attractions are more than 20 tracks of different difficulty levels, nature walks, ATVs, snowmobiles and simple sleds for those who want to remember their childhood. The Dragobrat hotels have rooms for every taste and budget, and local restaurants offer delicious dishes of the Transcarpathian national cuisine. Almost every hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and other spa treatments. An alternative option is to rent housing in the private sector of Dragobrat. If you want to celebrate the New Year 2017 with a big company, you can pre-book a cottage with all amenities. You can get to Dragobrat by train to Ivano-Frankivsk, or Chernivtsi. From there you can take a taxi, or take a bus to Yasin, and then transfer to another route to Dragobrat. Many hotels offer a transfer service for tourists from a predetermined location.
New Year and Christmas in Vodyaniki
The ski resort of Ukraine in Vodyanyky is rapidly gaining popularity from year to year. It has already managed to gain fame as an alternative to expensive resorts, where you can use the most modern infrastructure for a more affordable price. Vodyaniki is located in the Cherkasy region and is a modern ski resort with new ski lifts and hotels. All conditions for professional snowboarding are created here, and snow cannons will provide good snow under any conditions. The relatively new resort welcomes both professionals and beginners who want to master snowboarding.
Even if you are not going to go in for sports, there are many other interesting entertainments in Vodyaniki — quad bikes, snowmobiles, fun games with friends, a spa complex with an open-air jacuzzi. The only disadvantage compared to the Transcarpathian resorts is the lack of that unique high-altitude nature and air, which is so characteristic in Dragobrat and Bukovel. Depending on the number of people and the type of room, holidays in Vodyaniki for the New Year vary in price. You can find out the exact cost and book a room at the link. There are three options for the road to Vodyaniki: Kyiv — Obukhov — Vladislavka — Boguslav — Lysyanka — Zvenigorodka — Vodyaniki; Kyiv — Tarashcha — Lysyanka — Zvenigorodka — Vodyaniki; Kyiv — Zhashkiv — Buki — Vodyaniki.
New Year in Bukovel
The Bukovel ski resort needs no special introduction and is a hallmark of Ukrainian resorts. It is popular not only among Ukrainians, but also among tourists from other countries. Due to the high demand for New Year’s holidays in the Carpathians and Bukovel, the cost of the tour can cost quite a lot of money. However, this does not deter potential guests and Bukovel is always crowded. Those who wish to celebrate the New Year 2017 in Bukovel planned their trip to this ski resort a few months ago. Bukovel is located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region near the mountain of the same name. A few years ago, it was recognized as the fastest growing ski resort in the world. It has absolutely everything you need for outdoor enthusiasts, including its own source of mineral water. However, in winter, most of Bukovel’s guests are more concerned with winter sports.
When compared with other resorts in Ukraine, Bukovel is the undisputed leader in terms of the number of tracks with 60 routes of varying difficulty. There are slopes for beginners, intermediate slopes and 8 difficult slopes for professional athletes. Experienced instructors are ready to teach you skiing and snowboarding, regardless of physical condition. Here even children will be taught to ride. Bukovel also has no problems with the New Year’s entertainment program. Among the many attractions, you will find something interesting for yourself, including a snow park with attractions. The nature of the resort is revealed in all its glory when the snow falls. At this time, you can spend hours walking through the snow-covered forest.
Bukovel offers a variety of hotels, restaurants and spa complexes. But due to such a popular brand and reputation of the resort, Bukovel is accessible to tourists with an above-average financial condition. The price level in luxury hotels, mini-hotels and the private sector can vary significantly. During the New Year and Christmas season, everything is booked in advance, but you can often still find something suitable. Regular bus tours leave for Bukovel from Kyiv, but you can also get by train to Ivano-Frankivsk, then get to Vorokhta, from where taxis go to Bukovel.
Holiday rest in Slavske
If you are looking for a place to celebrate the New Year in Ukraine, then you should pay attention to the Slavske ski resort. Located in the Lviv region, the village is one of the largest Ukrainian winter resorts. Slavske is located in a picturesque valley of the Dniester basin, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over the country.
These places are suitable for nature lovers who want to spend holidays in the mountains, wander along hiking trails, ride snowmobiles and ATVs, breathe in the purest air and admire the mountain peaks. Due to the ever-increasing demand for vacations within Ukraine, in recent years, many private hotels and other accommodation options have appeared here. It is not worth mentioning separately that during the New Year holidays the demand is even higher, and it is worth booking a hotel in Slavske in advance. The best way to get to Slavske is by train with a stop at Slavsko station.
New Year 2017 in Ukraine: Pylypets
Another popular winter resort in Ukraine is located on the banks of a mountain river in the Mezhyhirya region. In terms of infrastructure and nature, Pylypets is a real competitor to Bukovel. On its tracks you can not only learn how to ride well, but also hone your skills to more skilled athletes. Numerous natural attractions of these places will be an excellent addition to the snow-covered slopes and beautiful untouched forest.
Pylypets hotels traditionally offer New Year and Christmas programs, and 2017 will not be an exception. You can also choose a suitable accommodation option in the private sector, especially if you are traveling with a large company and want to have fun in the New Year. Pylypets has a regular bus service with the cities of Volovets, Mezhhirya, Mukachevo and Uzhgorod.
Next, let’s go directly to a number of hotels recommended for the New Year holidays in Ukraine.
Reikartz Karpaty Hotel
This hotel is located in the village of Zhdeniyevo, 90 kilometers from Slavske. This is a wonderful place in the middle of untouched nature with good infrastructure, service and entertainment. Reikartz Karpaty is considered favorable for families with children with a good playground, swimming pool and interesting entertainment circles. Among the entertainment for adults are bicycle tours, walking tours, horseback riding, tastings of Transcarpathian cuisine, snowmobiles, ATVs and much more. You can eat both in the hotel restaurant and in nearby restaurants and traditional huts.
Gostiny Dvor “Kolyba” Shevchenkovo
Among the popular options for a New Year’s holiday in the Carpathians are also gostiny dvor. Special attention should be paid to the guest house “Kolyba” in the village of Shevchenkove. You can book it for your entire company and have a fun New Year’s party that will be remembered for a lifetime. In Kolyba, you will have an excellent weekend in the bosom of the Carpathian nature, pampering yourself with traditional Carpathian cuisine and the landscapes of the Shandra tract, through which the stormy mountain river Svecha flows.
Mini-hotel “Gazdovskaya hut”
In the Pylypets mentioned above, there is a mini-hotel Gazdovskaya Hizha, offering everyone an excellent vacation. As you know, New Year and Christmas in Ukraine is best celebrated in the Carpathians. Gazdovskaya Hizha will provide you with an ideal chance to get acquainted with the picturesque nature of these lands, explore the sights, entertain yourself with winter sports and taste the delicacies of the Carpathian cuisine. What else do you need to celebrate the New Year 2017? The answer is simple — cheerful company, Carpathian nature and good mood.
“Silver Dew”, Mykulychyn
Hotel “Silver Dew” in Mykulychyn invites you to spend Christmas and celebrate the New Year in the Carpathians. This hotel was opened relatively recently, therefore it offers special comfort and convenience to its guests. The New Year’s program will delight you with its richness and variety, but you should book a room in advance.
Manor “Yaremina Khata”, Dragobrat
In Dragobrat, mentioned at the beginning of the selection, there is a diverse range of accommodation for every taste. The “Yaremin Khata” estate awaits guests at any time of the year, but on New Year’s holidays this place is especially attractive. Holidays here will appeal to both lovers of winter sports, and families with children and just nature lovers.
Hoch Land Hotel, Yablunytsya
A small comfortable hotel in Yablunytsia with the original name “Hoch Land” is very popular with tourists. In fact, the hotel’s name means “High Land” in German. Its main advantage is its close location to Bukovel, which is only a few kilometers away along the new road. The festive program of the hotel for the New Year holidays is always rich and interesting.
Klen Hotel, Mykulychyn
Recently, the so-called eco-hotels are gaining more and more popularity. The New Year holidays, which can be spent in the Carpathian eco-hotel Klen, were no exception. It positions itself as a family resort, located on the picturesque banks of the Prut mountain river. The hotel is located in the village of Mykulychyn in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. Good location near the most popular Ukrainian resort Bukovel helps to attract tourists. If you want to meet the New Year 2017 in this hotel, then hurry up with the booking and decide in advance. Among other things, here you will find stunning natural beauties that Western Ukraine is so famous for.
Trembita Spa Resort in Velyatyn
Spa resort Trembita in Velyatyn offers not only to relax, but also to improve your health during the New Year holidays. A spa complex with many treatments, magnificent nature, pure mountain air, mineral springs and a comfortable hotel — what else do you need for a great New Year’s Eve? They say that the way you celebrate the New Year is the way you will spend it… So why not meet it surrounded by health and natural beauty?
Graal Resort Hotel, Bukovel
If you decide not to save money and stay directly in Bukovel, hurry up to book a room at the Graal Resort hotel. For the New Year and Christmas holidays, most Bukovel hotels are open in advance, which I recommend you do too. The location of the hotel in the heart of the resort is ideal for fans of winter sports. By booking a room at the Graal Resort, you will find yourself in the very center of the New Year’s fairy tale and will be able to perfectly experience the life of Bukovel.
Marilen Hotel, Bukovel
One of the best hotels in the Carpathians is considered an ideal place to celebrate the New Year. The location in the nearest village of Palyanitsa makes it easy to get to the mountain slopes, and the surrounding nature impresses with its fragrance.
“Silver Vodograi” in Polyana
Rest in Transcarpathian Polyana for the New Year holidays will be remembered for a long time. The Serebryany Vodograi complex allows you not only to go skiing, but also to celebrate the New Year, celebrate Christmas with family and friends, as well as absorb the healing energy of the beautiful local nature. Hurry up to book a room at the Serebryany Vodogray hotel in advance.
Pension “Paradise”, Polyana
Another boarding house in Polyana in Transcarpathia will not leave its guests indifferent. At any time, a lot of exciting entertainment awaits you here, not to mention the New Year holidays. The boarding house offers all modern conveniences, along with unique wellness opportunities. As is the case with other resorts in Ukraine, stunning untouched nature and mountains await you here.
The tourist recreation center “Edelweiss” is hidden in the picturesque area of the Transcarpathian region, in the middle of the popular winter resort Upper Studeny. Compared to Bukovel, this is a much more budget option for celebrating the New Year. Nevertheless, the local nature is in no way inferior to the beauties of Bukovel — the nature here is just as amazing, the air is no less clean and saturated with oxygen.
New Year and Christmas tours in Ukraine are in great demand, and holidays in the Carpathians are especially popular. Another interesting place is the Altana recreation center in Rozluch. This place is located 125 kilometers from Lviv and is famous for its healing climate, mineral springs and stunning nature. By choosing Rozluch as your holiday resort, you will definitely not regret it.
Villa Borzhava, Pylypets
Villa Borzhava is located in Mezhyhirya district, not far from the popular ski resort Pylypets. Here you can spend the New Year holidays very well and productively in one of the most ecologically clean regions of Ukraine. Coming here with the whole family, you will enjoy the mountain air, play sports and admire nature away from the noise of big cities.
Zerban Hotel in Slavske
Prices for New Year and Christmas at the Zerban Hotel depend on many factors. If you are interested in a New Year’s holiday in the Carpathians, then the Slavske resort is included in the list of the most popular holiday destinations in Ukraine. Rest here will appeal to absolutely everyone, from couples with children to young people and even older tourists. An additional advantage is the proximity to the ski lifts, compared to other hotels in the village.
Townhouse “Panorama of the Carpathians” in the village of Polyana
To spend the New Year holidays in Transcarpathia will help the townhouse “Panorama Carpathians” in the resort village of Polyana, next to one of the largest sanatoriums in Ukraine “Sunny Transcarpathia”. This direction will definitely appeal to connoisseurs of ecological recreation alone with nature.
Hotel “Duet” in the village of Maidan
Hotel “Duet” is a modern resort complex located in the village of Maidan, Mezhhirya region in Transcarpathia. Here you will find affordable prices for a New Year’s holiday, excellent service and good conditions for recreation.
Manor “Near Synevyr”, Synevyrska Polyana
You can rent a house in one of the most beautiful parts of Ukraine — near Lake Synevyr, a real pearl of the Carpathians. Here you can celebrate the New Year 2017 in a cheerful company of family and friends. In addition to the estate “Near Synevyr”, there are many other cottages and apartments for rent. Hurry up to book the option that suits you before the hot pre-holiday season begins.
Sanatorium-tourist complex “Truskavets 365”
This hotel in one of the most popular tourist cities in Ukraine operates on an all-inclusive basis, and this applies not only to buffet meals. The price includes many exciting excursions and services. A special entertainment program awaits you for the New Year holidays, so hurry up to book a room in Truskavets.
Complex “Fantasia”, Polyana
The resort Polyana is famous primarily for its mineral springs “Polyana Kvasova”. Among the many accommodation options, one can single out the sanatorium and health complex “Fantasia” with reasonable prices for holidays. Here you can not only have fun to celebrate the New Year, but also improve your health.
Hotel Karpatski Polonini is located 5 kilometers from the village of Oriv, in a secluded location among the Carpathian mountains. Here you can celebrate the New Year 2017 away from the bustle of the city, in a traditional village style. In hotel reviews, all guests speak of excellent food and service, as well as a good entertainment program.
Hotel Lavender Country Club
This hotel is also popular during the New Year and Christmas holidays. Lavender Country Club is located in the village of Tatariv in western Ukraine. It is surrounded by stunning nature, and the infrastructure of the hotel allows you to have a great rest with children. The hotel is positioned as environmentally friendly. Only organic products are used, therefore the cost of food may be slightly overpriced compared to restaurants located in the area.
Edem Resort Medical & SPA
Edem Resort is located on the shore of a beautiful lake in the vicinity of Lviv. This is a luxurious palace and park complex for recreation with a category of guests over 14 years old. The complex includes about a hundred luxury rooms, several restaurants and banquet halls. Of particular note is the upscale spa complex with swimming pools, saunas and even a salt cave. In view of such a convenient location in the most popular tourist region of Ukraine, prices for the New Year here can be quite high.