Western Ukraine Round Trip to Galicia, Bukovina and Carpathian Ruthenia.
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.
Dinner at one of 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 At leisure in the city center.
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 17th century. Among its most revered artefacts 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.
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 - 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.
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).
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 Baroque style, 17th century City Hall.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Traditional dinner with live Hutzul music.
Overnight in Ivano-Frankivsk
6th day Uzhorod
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 old city including the visit to the Botanic Garden, Uzhhorod State University, the Castle of Uzhhorod.
An optional visit to a Carpathian market and wine tasting.
Farewell dinner with live music.
7th day Kosice
Breakfast. Departure to Kosice International airport for your homebound flight.
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