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Celebrate Easter surrounded by traditions

Have you ever wondered how they celebrate a traditional Easter in Ukraine? Well now you can see for yourself! Join one of Cobblestone Freeway's favourite tours - one that takes you through both modern cities and quiet mountain villages, to experience the most important holiday in Ukrainian culture from all perspectives! Learn the traditions and customs from the locals themselves, prepare a traditional Easter basket, and spend Easter with the locals of Ukraine. This unique tour will show you Easter like you've never seen it before – seeped in colour, customs, and living traditions, with a spirit that is infectious through every city and village.

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Lviv to Kyiv

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-3
We will start our tour in the Paris of Ukraine – Lviv! This beautiful and historic city is full of quaint charm, cobblestoned streets and classical architecture - you won't fail to be charmed by this city of love! Explore the beautiful Easter Markets, wander the historic centre, and watch as the city prepares itself for the biggest holiday of the year.
Day
4-7
Travelling up into the Carpathian Mountains is a sight to behold... Sweeping green forests, quaint wooden houses, ancient Hutsul churches and never-ending hills –it's hard not to feel at-one with nature when you breathe in the fresh mountain air. On the way you'll visit the World's Only Pysanka (Easter Egg) Museum! What better museum to visit at Easter?! You'll get to see Ukrainian Easter as it is celebrated by locals in small villages, with traditions passed down through generations. Meet with locals in a small mountain village, and begin the preparations for Easter by gathering the symbolic ingredients for your Easter basket, from fresh home grown produce from local Markets – don't worry, you'll get chance to shop for souvenirs! On Easter Sunday you'll attend a traditional mass in a church in the village of Bukovets, partake in ancient Ukrainian rituals and dances, and sample delicious dishes prepared just for these Easter festivities.
Day
8
Join locals in the authentic Ukrainian village of Tulova - here the locals are keen to welcome you into their village, to show you around, to experience their culture and day to day life. Learn about their local Easter traditions, learn Easter songs and dances from the villagers, and party Tulova style – with homemade food (and vodka!) Continue to Chernivtsi in the evening.
Day
9-11
Chernivtsi – the Capital of Bukovyna – is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city considered one of Ukraine's most important educational and architectural sites... Its spectacular University is an ancient, magical collection of buildings, which will take you back in time as you step through its doors... Speaking of time travel, you'll get to see how local princes and rulers lived at the fortress of Kamianets Podilsky. Explore this medieval city, founded on an island, and look out over the river from its ancient towel walls and turrets
Day
12-15
Round off our Easter Journey in one of the most ancient cities in Eastern Europe – Kyiv. The capital of Ukraine, and the former capital of the Kyivan Rus, this beautiful and historic city has played a key part in the past, present and future of this country. Explore its broad streets, visit open air museums, talk with the locals, and get a feel for this unique, cosmopolitan city at the heart of Ukraine. See how they do Easter in the Capital, and visit their Easter Markets and golden domed churches, while you shop for those last few souvenirs, before one last Ukrainian Zabava to end your trip with a bang!
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Highlights

- Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Ukraine in Lviv, Chernivtsi and the Carpathian Mountains
- Partake in the Easter preparation and celebrations with local people
- Enjoy the Mystic Carpathian Mountains
- Visit the authentic Ukrainian village of Tulova
- Step inside the world's only Pysanka (Easter Egg) museum;
- Enjoy private concerts & cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers;

tour itinerary - Celebrate Easter surrounded by traditions

Departure Dates

2019

Early Bird Discount available
until Oct 23, 2018*

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Escorted tour from beginning to end
  • All events included in the Itinerary
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • All land transportation and transfers in an air conditioned, high quality bus with a professional driver
  • 13 nights in a comfortable hotel and 1 overnight train ride
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip
  • Optional Add-On: Do a side trip - visit your family, have your family history researched
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person:

$2,805 usd

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $500 USD

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

“What an amazing adventure with all the history; culture; churches; museums & lovely scenery along the roads throughout “Western Ukraine”… but meeting my “Family” & seeing where my “Roots Began” was the absolute best! - I have no regrets & I’m so glad I finally took this journey!”

Gladys Marie Magega

HOST: Yulia Kluskovska

Yulia has been doing a great job for our company. She is the person who takes care of our travellers in Ukraine. Showing the best cultural spots around Lviv and other no less interesting places around Ukraine. Yulia's very personable, friendly and always ready to share her knowledge and experience with others.

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