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Ukraine

Western Ukraine Round Trip to Galicia, Bukovina and Carpathian Ruthenia.

Visit the atmospheric regions of Western Ukraine - Galicia, Bukovina and Carpathian Ruthenia. Allow us to introduce you to mesmerizing architecture, fascinating culture, beautiful landscapes, unique religious and historical sites and more.

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit to the Lviv Opera House
  • Tour of the Pochaiv Monastery complex
  • Visit to Olesko Castle, a monument of the 13th to 18th-century architecture
  • Tour of the fairy-tale castle in Khotyn from the 15th century
  • Visit to the Museum of Easter Eggs 

Itinerary:

1st day Lviv
morning Arrival in Lviv, transfer to your hotel and check-in.
afternoon Walking tour around the Historic and Architectural Preserve of the central part of the city (under the protection of UNESCO). See the historic buildings of the 16th-17th century, beautiful churches of different confessions: Roman-Catholic, Greek-Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian; walk along Svoboda Avenue to the magnificent Opera House, stop at the pharmacy museum operating since 1735 as well as at the Royal Parlors of the History Museum. Visit the Lviv Opera House.
evening Dinner at one of the local restaurants, overnight in Lviv.

2nd day Lviv
morning Departure for a bus tour around the city, visiting St. George cathedral from the 18th century, Lviv Universities complexes, open-air Museum of Rural Life and Architecture “Shevchenkivsky Hay” and enjoying a beautiful panoramic view from the High Castle park observation platform.
afternoon Time at leisure in the city center.
evening Dinner at a national style restaurant (Ukrainian dumplings, borsch, potato pancakes, etc), live Ukrainian national music. Overnight in Lviv.

3rd day Lviv - Chernivtsi
morning Departure for Chernivtsi. Enroute tour of the Pochaiv Monastery complex (with the Dormition Cathedral, a large bell tower, and the Trinity Church ) and the wooden Church of the Holy Protectress, from the 17th century. Among its most revered artifacts are a “Footprint” of the Mother of God, a miracle-working icon, and the relics of Saint Yov.
afternoon Visit to Olesko Castle, a monument of the 13th to 18th-century architecture, with a collection of paintings, sculpture and applied arts.
evening Arrival in Chernivtsi. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel restaurant, overnight in Chernivtsi.

4th day Chernivtsi - Khotyn - Kamianets-Podilskyi - Chernivtsi
morning Departure for Khotyn - a tour of Khotyn with its fairy-tale castle from the 15th century, with impressive, towering 50-meter high walls. Tour continues to Kamianets-Podilskyi, a delightful town with an impressive castle from the 18th century surrounded by cliffs and a picturesque old town rising above a horseshoe-shaped meander in the river Smotrych. Several churches and other historic buildings line the cobblestone streets of this city included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
afternoon Return to Chernivtsi. Tour of Chernivtsi, including the former residence of the Bukovynian archbishops, now the University of Chernivtsi, the Opera House - a masterpiece of the Austrian architects; an Armenian Church and the Kobylyanska Street - most characteristic example of Austro-Ukrainian secession style.
evening Dinner with Bukovina Music Folk Show. Overnight in Chernivtsi.

5th day Chernivtsi - Kolomyia - Ivano-Frankivsk
morning Hotel check-out and departure for Ivano-Frankivsk. Stop en route in Kolomyia at the Museum of Easter Eggs (the largest collection of Easter Eggs in the world).
afternoon Arrival in Ivano-Frankivsk. Hotel check-in and a tour of the city - the Roman-Catholic Cathedral and Resurrection Cathedral of the 18th century - samples of the Baroque style, 17th century City Hall. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
evening Traditional dinner with live Hutzul music. Overnight in Ivano-Frankivsk.

6th day Uzhhorod
morning Hotel check-out and drive to Uzhhorod - travel through the most beautiful part of the Carpathian Mountain Range “Yablonetski pass” and enjoy the panoramic view of the Carpathian mountains.
afternoon Arrival in Uzhhorod. Hotel check-in. Tour of the new as well as the old city including the visit to the Botanic Garden, Uzhhorod State University, the Castle of Uzhhorod.
evening An optional visit to a Carpathian market and wine tasting. Farewell dinner with live music.

7th day Kosice
morning After breakfast departure to Kosice International airport for your homebound flight.

Services included:

  • 2 night's accommodation in Lviv in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Chernivtsi in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night's accommodation in Ivano-Frankivsk in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night's accommodation in Uzhhorod in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers as per above mentioned itinerary
  • Private English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • Meals as per the itinerary

Services not included:

  • The journey to Ukraine and from Ukraine
  • Tour guide 
  • Public transport
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenditure, tips, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Price on request.

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For individual guests and small groups /up to 10 people/ this trip can also be booked under the particularly favorable travel conditions of our “New opening special offer”. Find out more here.