Visit the Sights That Are Picturesque on Private Guided Tours of Donetsk
Donetsk is a city in Ukraine that was once a place many travellers thought to be dreary, industrious and coal mines but this is so not the case now. Donetsk, while a major industrial city, is a city of green parks, nature reserves, history, culture and picturesque in places.
There has been a lot of development and investment in the city which has put Donetsk on par with many other beautiful European Cities. When you take a private guided tour, you might be surprised with what you find here.
There are sightseeing tours, guided tours, city tours but there is also plenty of fun and adventurous things to do too. Horseback riding, for instance, is very popular in Donetsk and there are lots of horseback riding tours, some involve riding through the city, others riding through the nature reserves.
The new modern buildings and hotels with amazing architecture are amazing to see and they blend surprisingly well with the older buildings which you can see on fascinating city tours.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Donetsk
There's Lots to Figure Out on Guided Tours of Forged Figures Park
The guided tours available in Donetsk are plentiful and a popular one is to the Forged Figures Park. There are approximately 200 figures in this park that have been beautifully crafted such as figures of folktale heroes or animals.
Even walking the main pedestrian street of the city is like going on a sightseeing tour with wooden benches, pristine flower beds, sculptures and smooth sidewalks.
It is from this street that you can find the smaller alleys which have traditional and very tasty restaurants. It is definitely recommended that when you are in Donetsk, you sample at least one of these restaurants
Travel Tips for Donetsk
The best time to visit Donetsk varies depending on what you are looking for out of your trip. All year round is ideal for sightseeing tours or city tours or any type of tour. However, it is very cold, in fact, freezing, from mid-November to mid-February so keep that in mind. Christmas and New Year anywhere in Ukraine is great fun and Donetsk is no different. Summer months are busy, but the weather is nice and mild.
The prices in Donetsk are very good, especially to a foreign tourist as almost everything is less than other European holiday destinations. Accommodation prices range from US$15 per night per room in a basic hotel and rises to whatever you can afford. An evening meal for two people, on average, will cost US$18 and this includes 3 courses, wine and dessert. Local transport and taxis are very reasonable too.
The tips when travelling to or in Donetsk are the same as other cities in Ukraine. Book in advance hotels and major attraction guide tours for better prices. Always be aware off your personal stuff and surroundings. And better to stay with your tour guide when your on a tour.
The weather in Donetsk during the summer months are warm and possibly partly cloudy. The winters are freezing and seem to last a long time. Spring and Autumn are the weather conditions in between. The hottest time of the year is normally end of July and start of August with temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius. The wettest month tends to be June and the month with the most snowfall is on average January.