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Ukraine is a photographer’s dream destination

This is truly a cultural journey throughout the picturesque scenery of Western Ukraine… Travelling Cobblestone style, you will experience the traditions and the Ukrainian lifestyle first hand through local people, while exploring and appreciating the vibrant colour and variety Ukraine has to offer. Whether it’s the bustling city of Lviv, or the tiny village of Tulova, you’ll be taking home not just amazing photos, but some amazing memories too!

Trip Details

13 days/12 nights | Lviv 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
Lviv is a dream for any photographer – with its cobblestoned streets matched with classical and renaissance architecture, Lviv is known as the Paris of Ukraine for a reason... With its eclectic mix of people, and street performers on every corner – you won’t know where to look! Explore the many contrasts of Lviv, from its decadent Opera House, to street sellers at the Vernisage open air Market. Take part in photography workshops and seminars, and then we will take you to exclusive spots to get the best shots. See Lviv by day and by night, because trust us, this is a city that never sleeps...
Day
4-7
Travelling up into the Carpathian Mountains is a sight to behold... Sweeping green forests, quaint wooden houses, ancient Hutsul churches and never-ending hills – it’s hard not to feel at-one with nature when you breathe in the fresh mountain air... Hutsulschyna is a wondrous place, full of colour and quirks, rich in customs and tradition. You’ll get to experience nature at its best, with trips up into the Carpathian hills for views over the green valleys; dive into Hutsul culture with a visit to a Hutsul instrument maker, and take part in a Hutsul Zabava at one of the houses of the locals! Not forgetting a trip to Kosiv bazar – truly a once in a lifetime experience – the locals here sell everything from antiques to handmade blouses, to washing machines and old Lada parts. Get your camera ready!
Day
8
Welcome to Tulova... A small, authentic Ukrainian Village: here the locals are keen to welcome you into their village, to show you around, to experience their culture and day to day life. Take a walk around the village, explore the untouched countryside, even help in the garden, or to look after the animals! See inside the houses of true Ukrainians (and where they make their home brew vodka!) –you’ll be able to taste it later as you experience the famous Ukrainian hospitality at its best!
Day
9-10
Chernivtsi – the Capital of Bukovyna – is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city considered one of Ukraine’s most important educational and architectural sites... Its spectacular University is an ancient, magical collection of buildings, which will take you back in time as you step through its doors... Speaking of time travel, you’ll get to see how local princes and rulers lived at the fortress of Kamianets Podilsky. Explore this medieval city, founded on an island, and look out over the river from its ancient towel walls and turrets..
Day
11-13
We will return to beautiful Lviv for a last few days of exploring, sightseeing, some souvenir shopping. and taking those last, perfect shots.
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Highlights

• Take photography workshops and seminars from local professionals
• Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Ukraine
• Enjoy the Mystic Carpathian Mountains in all their autumn glory
• Visit authentic Ukrainian villages and meet their inhabitants
• Enjoy private concerts & cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers;

tour itinerary - Ukraine is a photographer’s dream destination

Departure Dates

2019

Early Bird Discount available
until Mar 20, 2019*

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inclusive trip items

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
  • 10 nights in 3+4* Hotels + 2 overnight stays at a village house
  • Optional Add-On: Do a side trip – visit your family, have your family history researched!
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip Upgrade your room / Get a single room!

Land Package per person:

$2,840 usd

Flight Packages

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

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $500 USD

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

Enough thanks will not even be enough for the amazing experience I have had. It was beyond fantastic.

Karen Pidskalny

HOST: Roman Petriw

Roman's fascination with photography started at age 12 when he visited a touring exhibit of the iconic and powerful black and white portraits of the world renowned Yousuf Karsh. His passion for photography quickly became his insatiable addiction and obsession as he learned the poetic language of light and the magic craft of creating compelling images. His absolute favorite subjects are people, and he has photographed the whole range from newborn to 100+. Over the years his assignments have included over 500 weddings, tens of thousands of university grads, celebrities, commercial advertising, the world of theatre and dance, the political and corporate world, international cultural events, and major world sports championships. He lives and breathes 'photography' and gets a thrill to share his experience with others who also enjoy learning how to communicate with light, shadow, form and texture.

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