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Discover more of these two beautiful countries!

Join us for our unique new combo tour - taking you through the most beautiful parts of Poland & Ukraine! Start off in Krakow, the city of Kings and move on to the “Paris of Ukraine” – Lviv and finish the tour off in Kyiv – the city of golden domes! This tour will truly show you the variety of beautiful architecture and rich culture this corner of Eastern Europe has to offer, alongside it’s fascinating history, and hospitable people.

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Krakow to Lviv

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Our tour begins in the beautiful, mythical city of Krakow​. ​According to legend,​ Krakow was founded after the defeat of a man-eating dragon, and ​​its​ mythical atmosphere ​lingers still in its picturesque streets and squares. Take a walk through the colourful market square​, Rynek Glowny. ​We will also pay a visit to the Former Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp, and explore the site’s poignant museum and memorial. Explore the Wielczka Salt mines, that reach 135 meters underground and even have chapels inside!
Day
4-5
As we head through the ​P​olish countryside on the way to Sanok, we’ll stop in ​the​ small town ​​of​ Krynica Zdroj that is famous for its healing​ mineral waters, and ​​for being the main hub​ of Lemko culture. Once we arrive in Sanok, we’ll have a chance to Marvel at the traditional Lemko architecture.​ ​Afterwards, we will ​skip over to Slovakia for dinner in ​the​ charming ​town of ​Bardejov!
Day
6-7
Spend the day in Przemysl, a city right on the border of Ukraine and Poland. Take a wander in the wonderful mountains and relax at the mountain resort in Arlamow.
Day
8-10
Spend a few days in Lviv: the ‘Paris of Ukraine.’ ​​ ​We​ promise you will fall in love with this beautiful city! Walk the cobblestone streets, admire the stunning architecture, visit the beautifully haunting Lychakiv cemetery and the Lviv Opera House. For those who would like a little extra medieval history, we also offer the option of a day trip to the castles of the area.
Day
11-15
We finish our tour ​in the​ heart of Ukraine: its bustling and historic capital, Kyiv! Discover one of the ​oldest and most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. Explore its charming squares and boulevards, as well as its ​iconic churches and museums. We visit a traditional Ukrainian Village – an open-air museum that ​preserves traditions​ ​and ​cultural crafts​! If you wish to extend your visit, ​​you can take an ​optional day trip to the ​​ghost-town of Chernobyl.
map - Discover more of these two beautiful countries!

Highlights

-Wander the centuries old streets of Krakow.
-Pay a visit to The Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
-Pop over to Slovakia for a half day trip
-Visit Przemysl and Sanok – cities where Ukrainian and Polish culture intertwined.
-See the heart of Lemko culture in Krynica Zdroj
-Relax in the Carpathians mountains
-Explore the beautiful city of Lviv
-Marvel at the ‘City of Golden Domes’ – Kyiv

tour itinerary - Discover more of these two beautiful countries!

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

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

Departure Dates

2020

Early Bird Discount available
until Jan 3, 2020*

2020

Early Bird Discount available
until Apr 7, 2020*

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Land Package per person:

Based on double occupany

$3,950 usd

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Single Supplement - $780 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

HOST: Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and connoisseur of Ukrainian dance, art and culture for many years. Raised in Victoria BC, Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. With Shumka, Vincent had the great opportunity of performing across Canada as a cast member of “Absolutely Shumka”, “Shumka’s Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” with the Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine and Shumka.

He has traveled most of eastern Europe, and South America. Vince created Cobblestone Freeway as a way to combine his passion for culture and travel.

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