Say farewell to busy department stores and swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back: come to Ukraine for its glittering Christmas Markets!
From Lviv’s glistening markets, to the charm of the snowy Carpathian mountains and the famous Kosiv Bazaar. Meet and support local crafts people, from woodcarvers, to unique blanket weavers, while soaking up the culture of this beautiful country at one of the most magical times of the year.
You’ll have the opportunity to shop for a wide variety of handmade gifts, from pottery to embroidered blouses, tree ornaments to thick woollen socks, jewellery to children’s toys. For the foodies out there, try delicious donuts, or chimney cakes, sold from rustic wooden huts. Sip on mulled wine or taste some nalyvky (liqueurs), while wandering the cobblestoned streets under the glistening lights. This will be a trip to remember!
Check out our Blog Post: Top Four Christmas Markets in Ukraine.
Christmas Markets: shop on the stunning seasonal markets in Lviv & the Carpathian Mountains
Cobblestone streets: explore the quaint and beautiful city of Lviv at Christmastime
Unique pottery: explore the Kosiv Bazaar: shop for the works of the best craftsmen at the weekly Kosiv Bazaar
Hutsul home: attend a Cobblestone Freeway exclusive – a traditional dinner in the home of a Hutsul Family in a Carpathian village
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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