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Trip of a lifetime!

Ever wondered how we celebrate Easter in Ukraine? Now you can see for yourself! We will take you through modern cities and quiet mountain towns to experience the most important holiday in the Ukrainian culture. Make your own Easter eggs, bless a traditional Easter basket and enjoy a delicious Easter feast! From big city lights to quaint mountain villages, you will experience the best of both worlds!

Trip Details

13 days/12 nights | Lviv to Lviv

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Welcome to the 'Paris of Ukraine' aka Lviv. Place with unique and rich history. Nowadays Lviv is considered to be the cultural centre of Ukraine! Being in this charming place discover it's unique charm. Take a train & walking city tours, to get you acquainted with the rich culture and history of the city. Visit ethno gallery of Roksolyana Shymchuk and admire unique jewelries in the Ukrainian ethnic style. Explore Shevchenkivsky Hai museum, and marvel at the recreated 19th wooden houses from across Western Ukraine. While you here participate in the Pysanka making workshop.
Day
4-7
Explore the legendary Carpathians and the beautiful region of Hutsulshchyna and all that it has to offer. Get ready to be amazed as we going to Kosiv Crafts Market - place where all craftsmen from the area get together! Part take in the ‘Easter Basket’ tutorial–learn all the Easter holiday symbolism, traditions and superstitions. Experience and be amazed by the real Carpathian hospitality as we celebrate Easter together with locals. Sing and feel the spirit of Christ Resurrection. Moving forward visit Hutsul family house and feel like a part of a big family! Try natural home-made delicious food and learn traditional Hutsul songs.
Day
8
Welcome to the world's only museum dedicated to the Ukrainian Easter egg which is located in the heart of Pokuttia region. Scientists of Kolomyia have gathered a unique and rich collection of specimens of the ancient ceremonial folk art - about 12 000 Easter Eggs from different regions of Ukraine and the World. Externally the museum is made in the shape of an egg and inside looks like an spacecraft or the temple. Local craftsmen will share their skills and reveal some secrets of their art with you during Pysanky making workshop.
Day
9-10
Welcome to Chernivtsi – the capital of Bukovyna! 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. Going forward, take a daytrip and discover stunning fortress of Khotyn or Kamianets Podislky - as a good chance to unveal centuries old history and understood how rich and complicated our history is. We will finish our visit to Chernivtsi on a high note by the performance of Gerdan folk ensemble!
Day
11-13
Returning to Lviv you will have a great opportunity to walk around the centuries-old streets of this impressive city! Admire Pysanky exhibition on the Cathedral Square and of course big Lviv Easter Fair at the heart of the city center, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy more of pysanka! We will be happy to help you with suggestions for you to get the best experience of staying in this beautiful place. We would be more tnan happy to help you with suggestions for you to get the best experience of staying in this beautiful place.
map - Trip of a lifetime!

Highlights

- Visit an ethno gallery of Roksolyana Shymchuk
- Do some souvenir shopping at Vernissage market
- Have a look at the stunning outdoor museum of Shevchenkivskiy Hai
- Practice the Galician style of pysanka writing in Lviv
- Visit and do souvenir shopping at the world Famous Kosiv Bazar!
- Learn about the traditions and symbols of an Easter basket in a workshop
- Meet woodcarver’s family
- Celebrate a traditional Ukrainian Easter in the village of Bukovets
- Visit the World’s only Pysanka museum in Kolomyya
- Learn about traditional Hutsul Pysanky from a local expert
- Excursion to Hutsulshchyna & Pokuttya Folk Art Museum
- Marvel at the stunning Chernivtsi University
- Visit the fortress of Khotyn or Kamianets Podislky
- Performance of ensemble Gerdan
- Farewell Zabava

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 Oct 14, 2019*

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Land Package per person:

$2,150 usd

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Single Supplement - $500 USD

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