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.
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.
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.
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
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!