Українська-хата-Шкільне-життя

Discover a new Ukraine, filled with colour and culture!

Big, diverse and largely undiscovered, Ukraine is a hidden gem - a nation rich in colourful traditions, warm-hearted people and off-the-map experiences.
Here, you can find everything; from bustling cities, to historic age-old towns; from sweeping golden beaches to the vast green steppe; from its awe-inspiring golden domes to its quaint cobblestone streets and secret mountain villages.

Get involved with cultural workshops, meet locals, experience live folk performances and feel the colorful character and hospitality of Ukraine. Discover Ukraine with us on this hand-crafted tour, and see the old world in a new way with Cobblestone Freeway.

*This is a Specialty Tour. See Detailed Itinerary for full information on all inclusions.

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Kyiv to Lviv

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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. From unique museums and art galleries, to ancient cave monasteries and a Ukrainian village, you will be immersed in Ukrainian culture from the moment you step in Kyiv.
Day
5-6
Discover the multicultural Chernivtsi, with its unique charm, and fiery Bukovinian arts. Explore the unique culture, cuisine and dance, combined with its beautiful architecture. – explore its spectacular University. Enjoy a performance of the incredible local folk song & dance ensemble – Gerdan. 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
11-15
Our final destination on this 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. Learn to make Ukrainian dishes at a cooking class, and eat them too!
map - Discover a new Ukraine, filled with colour and culture!

Highlights

Arts & culture: be immersed in Ukrainian culture and art at a variety of exclusive workshops and master classes.
Ukrainian Village: learn about Ukrainian village life at the Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum in Kyiv and the Bukovynian Arts Museum in Chernivtsi.
Folk songs: hear the wonderful Gerdan Ensemble perform in Chernivtsi.
Traditional arts: learn how to make a traditional ‘Gerdan’ – a beaded necklace; “pysanky’ Easter Eggs, “lizhnyky” - woolen blankets, “Vytynanka” - paper cutting, and traditional woodcarving.
Hutsul wedding: attend a Cobblestone Freeway exclusive – a traditional Hutsul Wedding!
Pagan rituals: experience ancient traditions at the summer solstice celebrations – “Ivana Kupalo”
Delicious cuisine: get hands on with Ukrainian cuisine in a cooking class!

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*This is a Specialty Tour. See Detailed Itinerary for full information on all inclusions.

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day
  • Hand-Picked Accommodation + 1 Overnight Train
  • All land transportation and transfers
  • All Tours and Events included in the itinerary
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen & performers
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

Departure Dates

2020

Land Package per person:

Based on double occupany

$3,250 usd

Price based on a minimum of 12 travellers

Flight Packages

Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

How to Book

Contact your Travel Agent , contact us, or click "Book Now" to register online.

Single Supplement - $996USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

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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