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Get off the beaten path

Join us to explore the beautiful, and largely unexplored countries of Ukraine and Hungary. These two 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!

Variations on this tour:
Croatia-Hungary | Croatia-Hungary-Ukraine

Trip Details

11 days/10 nights | Budapest to Lviv

Tour Style: Signature

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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. Take the chance to explore this city's stunning thermal spas. We finish our adventures in Budapest with a sunset cruise down the Danube River.
Explore Uzhorod, a Ukrainian city, which has long been a border town, influenced by neighbouring Slovakia and Hungary. Feel its multicultural vibe and its unique blend of cultures. Discover historic Mukahevo with its impressive fortress. Enjoy a traditional evening of local folk music!
Travel up into the mystic Carpathian Mountains, past sweeping forests, flowing rivers and raging waterfalls. Experience local culture as you witness its rich traditions and hear of its whimsical superstitions. Then, get ready to be immersed into the customs of these people through a Cobblestone exclusive, because you are invited to a Boyko wedding!
We finish our border city journey in Lviv – a place that has adapted the influences of its many occupants to become the city it is today! Enjoy the quaint charm of Lviv, where many have fallen in love with its laid-back character, incredible food, outdoor markets, and cobblestoned streets.
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Buda and Pest: explore diverse and beautiful Budapest.
Danube Cruise: see the city of Budapest lit up at night on a river cruise.
Border City: discover Uzhorod, a city of many cultures and influences.
Wedding Traditions: attend an incredible and exclusive event - a recreation of a Boyko Wedding!
Quaint streets: Explore the charming and beautiful city of Lviv
Cobblestone Exclusives: Attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers.

Our Signature Tours Include:

5 Star Transportation
Hand Selected Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

The Cobblestone Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more. This allows for more intimate experiences and flexibility while on tour.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people. We get away from tourist traps and into the places where authentic life takes place.

Folk Performances

The best local folk performers playing for you. We ensure you have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Artisan Demonstrations

Participate or sit back and soak it up: learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Traditional Cuisine

Food is a central part of our journey, so we carefully choose each restaurant to ensure you get a variety of delicious local eats and great service.


Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere. Ample opportunity to experience a place before moving to our next adventure.

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