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Discover Ukraine’s blossoming wine regions!

Ukraine may not be top of your list in terms of European wine countries, but it should be! Ukraine is an up and coming wine destination, with three large wine-growing regions. With its rich soil and continental climate, its location favours wine growing – grapes have been grown here for over 2500 years, and during the Soviet era Ukraine was the main wine producer.
Discover hidden wine cellars and decadent wineries, all the while discovering the beauty of Ukraine, from lively cities, sleepy wine regions, all the way to the Black Sea Coast.

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11 days/10 nights | Kyiv to Lviv

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Itinerary

Day
1-2
Welcome to Ukraine! We are going to discover this wonderful country, and all the wines it has to offer! We’ll start in the city of 'Golden Domes' – the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv. Take a tour around the most prominent places of this stunning city. Wander down 'the most charming street'- Andriivsky Uzviz place, where Ukraine’s best artists live and work. Sample some delicious Georgian wines at a picnic on the banks of the picturesque Dnieper River, and discover some of the great wines this corner of Europe has to offer.
Day
3-5
Odesa – known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, is a blossoming, cosmopolitan city, and historic Black Sea Port. Feel its unique vibe as you wander its eclectic streets stunning buildings, and the famous Potemkin steps which sweep down to the glistening Black Sea. Visit Shabo, one of Ukraine’s best wineries. Take the opportunity to take part in the harvesting process for the grapes; get a private tour of the premises then participate in a wine tasting with tips from a professional sommelier. Explore the Shustov Cognac Museum, learn the history of this noble drink, and sample it too!
Day
6-7
Welcome to Lviv! A city known for its variety of delights for the taste buds – coffee, chocolate, tinctures, and of course, delicious wines! Although the climate in Lviv isn’t suitable for winemaking, Lviv was on the crossroads of many important trade routes, which in turn allowed local people to enjoy wines from different parts of Europe, and also formed a culture of drinking wine in Lviv. Participate in a wine tasting of local wines in your hotel’s secret wine bar! Pay a visit to the nearby Swirz Castle founded back in 14th century. This place is also famous for its local winery, which produces a unique raspberry wine! Learn secrets of their winemaking from a local winemaker, and sample the wine too.
Day
8-11
We’ll head into Ukraine’s best wine region – Transcarpathia, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Here they have a special microclimate where the temperamental European varieties do well. In this climate they grow an incredible diversity of grape varieties, and they are popular in Ukraine and abroad. This small region holds an incredible nine wine festivals attended by about 150,000 tourists per year! Visit Schönborn Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Ukraine, then continue on to Mukachevo, where you can sample the best Transcarpathian wines in a secret cellar. Travel on to Uzhorod, a city on the crossroads of Europe, and taste some of the best wines Ukraine has to offer! Finally, take a trip to Berehove to enjoy the thermal waters of its recreation complex! Return back to Lviv.
Day
11
*OPTIONAL – Not included in Tour Price* Extend your trip with a visit to beautiful Budapest, capital of Hungary! Compare the contrasting architecture of the two sides of the city – the Buda side and the Pest side, on either side of the river. We finish our adventures in Budapest with a sunset cruise down the Danube River
map - Discover Ukraine’s blossoming wine regions!

Highlights

Winemaker for a day: learn how Ukrainians make wine and take part in the harvesting process at Shabo Winery near Odesa!
Wine Tasting: sample Ukraine’s signature vino and learn about its diversity during on carefully curated wine-tastings across the region.
Ukrainian Cognac: visit Ukraine’s Cognac Museum, learn why it’s the drink of nobles and of course, sample it!
Palatial Grandeur: visit the fascinating Schönborn Castle and learn about Ukraine’s royal history.
Exclusive access: taste local Ukrainian wines in a secret wine bar in Lviv.
Vino variety: discover rare Georgian wines while sipping on the banks of the Dnieper river.
Microregion diversity: find out what makes Ukraine’s microregion’s unique by – you guessed it - tasting more wine. The Transcarpathian wines in Mukachevo and Uzhorod are especially unique.
Golden domes: Explore the beautiful capital of Ukraine – Kyiv
Raspberry wine: try this Ukrainian delight during a visit to the 14th century Swirz Castle.
OPTIONAL* Extend your trip to beautiful Budapest!

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