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Get off the beaten path

Join us to explore the beautiful, and largely unexplored countries of Ukraine and Hungary. These 2 borderland countries have a wealth of history between them, and have a varied, multicultural feel about them. See first-hand how the unique cultures of Ukraine and Hungary intertwine, and learn more about the history of this fascinating corner of Europe - from sailing on the Danube river to participating in a traditional Ukrainian wedding, this trip will be a varied cultural delight!

Trip Details

11 days/10 nights | Budapest to Lviv

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
Welcome to Hungary! We will start the tour off in beautiful Budapest - compare the contrasting architecture of the two sides of the city –the Buda side and the Pest side on either side of the river. We will finish our exploration of this stunning city with a sunset cruise down the Danube river.
Day
4-5
Explore the Ukrainian city of Uzhorod, which has long been a Bordertown and has long been influenced by the bordering countries of Slovakia and Hungary. Feel its multicultural vibe and its unique blend of cultures. Take this chance to explore its rich history and experience true Ukrainian hospitality!
Day
6-7
Travel up into the mystic Carpathian Mountains, passing sweeping forests, flowing rivers and raging waterfalls! See one of the best preserved fortifications in Ukraine, a castle with a lot of history and stories. Experience the unique Hutsul culture, rich in traditions and superstitions, and – time for a Cobblestone exclusive – you are invited to a Hutsul Ukrainian wedding!
Day
8-11
We finish our border city journey in a city that has adapted the influences of many different occupations, into the charming, unique city it is today! The “Paris of Ukraine”, Lviv, is a city with a unique vibe, famous for its coffee, chocolate and beer, it is perfect place to sit back, relax, and watch the world go by!
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Highlights

- Explore the Buda and Pest sides of Budapest
- Cruise on the Danube river in Budapest
- Explore multicultural Uzhgorod
-Be a guest at a traditional Hutsul Wedding!
- Step inside the renowned Lviv Opera House
- Attend private concerts and cultural events, exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodations
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen & performers
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing and cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Extend you 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:

August 16 to August 17, 2018

$2,500usd


June 12 to June 22, 2019

August 17 to August 27, 2019

$2,880 usd

Flight Packages

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

Please contact us to book or receive more information.


Early Bird Discount

SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.

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