Volyn's chief settlement, historically fascinating Lutsk is a rare thing in Ukraine – a place that takes tourism seriously. It provides visitors with the genuine Ukrainian experience and gives them a free map to help them on their way. Like many western Ukrainian towns, Lutsk has a split personality.
For many Ukrainian pilgrims, Kremenets is simply the jumping-off point for Pochayiv monastery, but with its historical buildings and eerie hilltop Cossack cemetery it does hold interest for the foreign traveller. However, as there are few decent hotels or places to eat, the town is best tackled as a day trip from Lutsk 96km to the north or Ternopil 70km to the south.