Celebrate Malanka in Ukraine this year, celebrate Ukrainian New Years with us! Amongst unique and ancient traditions, where the festive customs have remained unchanged for centuries - we guarantee you will see things you have never seen before, and will never see again! Celebrate a traditional Ukrainian Christmas in the wintery Carpathian Mountains, before marvelling at the colourful spectacle of the Malanka Festival in Chernivtsi. Learn Ukrainian traditions, see the stunning, colourful costumes, and experience the local people at their most festive – on this tour, you will see into the heart of this country and its vibrant culture. You’ll be taking home some amazing, colourful memories from this tour – other New Year’s celebrations just don’t compare!
Festive Parade: experience a unique and colourful Malanka parade in Krasnolisk and Chernivtsi – a feast for all your senses!
Christmas Markets: shop on the stunning seasonal markets in Lviv
Rich Traditions: celebrate Ukrainian ChristmasEve in a remote Carpathian Village with a Hutsul family
Ancient Customs: join Ukrainian Christmas Day celebrations in Kryvorivnya
Snowy Slopes: visit the biggest ski resort in Eastern Europe - Bukovel
Magical Buildings: marvel at the stunning University of Chernivtsi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Village visit: meet locals and learn to make ‘varenyky’ in the authentic Ukrainian village of Tulova
Cobblestone Exclusives: Attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone freeway travellers.
16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more. This allows for more intimate experiences and flexibility while on tour.
Learn about a country from its people. We get away from tourist traps and into the places where authentic life takes place.
The best local folk performers playing for you. We ensure you have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.
Participate or sit back and soak it up: learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.
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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