Українська-хата-Шкільне-життя

Discover a new Ukraine, filled with colour and culture!

This trip truly is a Cobblestone special. Take a trip across Western Ukraine with us, and discover and learn about the rich cultural heritage and living traditions of this strikingly diverse country; we would like to show you how versatile and beautiful this country is! Get involved with cultural workshops, meet locals, experience live folk performances and feel the colorful character and hospitality of this country.

Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Kyiv 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
1-4
Start your journey arriving into one of the most ancient cities in Eastern Europe – Kyiv. Explore the flourishing arts and crafts scene of this historic city – explore the large collection of cultural artifacts at the Ivan Honchar Museum of Folk culture. Take a trip to an authentic Ukrainian village of Ukrainske Selo – where you can take a step back in time and see the living history of Ukraine! Get hands on with the culture, as you earn how to make a kobza, and take part in a traditional pottery workshop. You’ll also get the chance to visit a traditional Kozak village - 'Mamaeva Sloboda 'and taste some local, homemade delicacies!
Day
5-6
Discover the multicultural Chernivtsi, with its unique charm and exciting Bukovinian style arts. Explore the unique culture, cuisine and dance, combined with its beautiful architecture. – explore its spectacular University, and see how local princes and rulers lived at the fortress of Kamianets Podilsky - explore this medieval city, founded on an island. Enjoy a performance of the incredible local folk song & dance ensemble – Holos, or Voice, and marvel at their raw talent and authentic costumes, their Bukovinian style will blow you away!
Day
7-10
On the way to the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, we will get the chance to explore the cultural heritage of Hutsulschyna at the world’s only Hutsul Life and Pysanka museums! The Hutsul culture is one full of unique, rich traditions, colourful art and crafts, and fascinating superstitions and mythology; and we hope to help you experience the true Hutsul culture! Experience the wild Carpathian spirit at an incredible traditional Hutsul wedding, full of colour, costumes and traditions!
Day
11-14
Our final destination on his culture filled tour is the stunning and historic Lviv, whose city centre has been marked a UNESCO heritage site! The Lviv area of Halychyna has its own unique cultural style, and you will feel the difference as you dive into its culture and explore its history! Stroll through the quaint cobblestoned streets and marvel the beautiful buildings – try some of the famous coffee or beer, and sit back and watch some of the many street performers! Go back in time and see how our ancestors once lived in the architecture museum - Shevchenkivskiy Hai, and learn how to play on traditional instruments! And finally, enjoy performance at the world famous Opera House.
map - Discover a new Ukraine, filled with colour and culture!

Highlights

-Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Ukraine in Lviv, Kyiv and Chernivtsi
- Learn about Ukrainian village life at the Ukrainske Selo and Mamajeva Sloboda
-Get hands on with kobza making and pottery workshops.
- See the wonderful Holos Ensemble perform authentic folk songs
- Take a trip to the historic Khotyn and Kamianets Podilsky fortress
- Be a guest at traditional Hutsul wedding!
- See a performance at the world famous Lviv Opera House
- Attend private concerts and cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

Departure Dates

2018

2019

Early Bird Discount available
until Jan 8, 2019*

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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
  • 11 nights in a comfortable hotel and 1 overnight train ride
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: Extend your trip
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: Upgrade your room / Get a single room
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: Do a side trip – visit Family, have your Family History researched

Land Package per person:

Mon Jul 9, 2018 to Sun Jul 22, 2018

$2,650 usd


Mon Jul 8, 2019 to Sun Jul 21, 2019

$2,915 usd

Flight Packages

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Single Supplement - $500 USD

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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