Western Ukraine group tour
FANTASTIC WESTERN UKRAINE
10 days/9 nights
Kyiv – Carpathians – Lviv & many more
Driving through the country and sightseeing on the way is the best way to see more sides of Ukraine from a local perspective – not only the most important sights, but also hidden, “undiscovered” breathtaking spots such as Verhovyna in Carpathians, cozy and real European city of Chernivtsi which has deep Romanian influence.
You will find out what it’s like to be
as a part of Ancient Kyiv - the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine.
You’ll enjoy pleasant activities in Carpathians and will be involved in learning about life and traditions of Hutsuls.
Delicious Ukrainian cuisine with tastings are waiting for you.
- -9 nights accommodation;
- -Air-conditioned minivan;
- -Local guides;
- -Tour manager;
- -Entrance tickets;
- -9 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 6 lunches;
- -2 Tastings
DAY 1 Kyiv Arrival
Arrival, meeting and transfer to a hotel.
Welcome dinner in a Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other! (D)
DAY 2 Kyiv Sightseeing
Our walking tour will start from exploring ancient part of Kyiv city center. You will enjoy seeing Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, and will discover secrets of St. Andrew church. After lunch, where you will taste not only Ukrainian dishes, we continue with a walk along Khreshchatyk street - the shortest, yet the widest main street in the world, as well as Maidan- the square where all of the Ukrainian revolutions started! (B,L)
DAY 3 Kyiv sightseeing
We are visiting Kyevo Pecherska Lavra with its caves – the most ancient monastery and UNESCO Heritage site, then exploring the Motherland Statue complex and WWII museum. During the tour you will also see impressive administrative buildings, House of a crying widow, Chocolate House and Red Castle, stone jungles and many others. Free time.
Optional* tour to Mezhyhirya Residence - a house of Ukrainian former president. (B)
DAY 4 Kyiv – Kamianets-Podilskyi
In the morning we head to Kamianets-Podilskyi. After lunch we will get acquainted with this ancient city.
Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? You’ll discover the history from the moment of town’s foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress! (B,L)
DAY 5 Kamianets-Podilskyi – Chernivtsi – Carpathians
We drive to the Carpathians with sightseeing on the way!
First stop - Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence. Second stop - Chernivtsi - the real cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. Before visiting a highlight of the city – the National University, we will have lunch in an atmospheric Bukovinian restaurant. (B,L)
DAY 6 Carpathians Sightseeing
This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – Нutsuls.
You will see traditional mountain villages, find out about people who live there: Ukrainian ethnical group – Hutsuls. We will visit the Hutsul Everyday Life and musical instruments museum, and will listen about Ukrainian embroidery and its different meanings in the unique museum of Vyshyvanka. A home-made lunch will be served in a private house of one of the museum's owners to let you feel the life of locals. (B,L)
DAY 7 Carpathians – Lviv
Optional** jeep tour to the top of the mountains.
During your free time in Yaremche, the pearl of Carpathians, you can shop in one of the local souvenir markets. Continue to Ivano-Frankivsk where we stop for lunch in a restaurant-museum of Galician way of life owned by a family. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of the city which is often called “a small Lviv” before heading to the real city of Lviv. (B,L)
DAY 8 Lviv Sightseeing
During our walking tour we will see the architecture of Rynok Square, typical Austrian streets, as well as faceless Soviet-era buildings and modern dwellings. Together they narrate Lviv's glorious history.
Highlights of this tour include visits of the Opera House, built in the classical tradition with Neo-Renaissance details. You will walk around the Medieval part of Lviv – the Market Square and the old quarters around it
with visits to a few impressive churches and cathedrals. Your lunch will be served in a place where you can be inspired for new ideas! (B,L)
DAY 9 Lviv sightseeing
Today your tour includes a visit of the High Castle Hill, where a castle once stood during 1300s to the 1770s to protect the residents of Lviv during attacks. The hill now offers the best views of the city. You will discover the former Austrian casino, presently called "The House of Scientists". The casino was a meeting place for the aristocratic elite. You will also visit St. George's Cathedral, which serves as a great example of rococo architecture and was built between 1744-1760. Today St. George's Cathedral is the main Greek-Catholic church. (B,D)
DAY 10 Depart Lviv
Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again!
End of services. (B)
* Mezhyhirya tour: Have you ever wondered how corrupted presidents live? Here is one of the examples and it’s a great opportunity to visit the residence where former Ukrainian president Yanukovich lived. This place is now called the museum of corruption, which is stunning by its impressive luxury life, incredibly vast territory and nonsense of human greediness.
**Jeep tour description: This tour is for those who wish to enjoy the adventure and a bit of adrenaline! We will be riding soviet military jeeps off the beaten path, off the road, which will take you on top of the mountains. There you will enjoy the breathtaking panorama views of peaks, ridges and plains of the Carpathian Mountains. The tour includes bumpy roads, sometimes a bit of mud, the nature is at your service.
- We have all rights to change the order of activities or visited places, as well as hotels to similar ones due to unforeseen weather conditions or other reasons in order to make the itinerary run smoothly.
- We reserve the right to apply either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour if a group doesn't meet minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.
FANTASTIC WESTERN UKRAINE 10Days price per person double occupancy in USD
FR 06 APR
SU 15 APR
$ 2 300
FR 11 MAY
SU 20 MAY
$ 2 414
FR 15 JUN
SU 24 JUN
$ 2 380
FR 06 JUL
SU 15 JUL
$ 2 380
FR 17 AUG
SU 26 AUG
$ 2 415
FR 14 SEP
SU 23 SEP
$ 2 415
FR 12 OCT
SU 21 OCT
$ 2 380
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