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Explore Ukraine’s best Christmas markets!

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.

Trip Details

8 days/7 nights | Lviv to Lviv

Tour Style: Signature

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Lviv is a dreamy city, whose charm only grows at Christmas time. Experience winter in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Visit the lively Christmas Markets to sample some Ukrainian donuts, pick up some local delicacies, and shop for handmade gifts brought in from all over Ukraine! Skate in the ice rink in the main square and drink mulled wine while wandering the cobblestone streets under shimmering lights.
Next, we travel into the Carpathian Mountains. Explore the famous Yaremche and Kosiv Bazaars, where you can find all kinds of handmade items, to antiques and collectibles. Meet local craftspeople, and see their craft - from woodcarvers, to unique blanket weavers, get up and close with the Hutsul handicrafts of the Carpathians – and take the opportunity to take some of their craft home! Hutsulschyna is a wondrous place, full of colour and quirks, rich in customs and traditions. Visit small Carpathian village, located high up in the mountains, where inhabitants are passionate about preserving their ancestors’ traditions. You’ll be cordially invited to dinner at a Hutsul Family House! Learn traditional songs; watch the locals dancing, try rich, home-made Hutsul food made by the local women! Experience the famous Hutsul hospitality at its best!
We will return to beautiful Lviv for a last few days of exploring, sightseeing, and some souvenir shopping on the Christmas Markets while sipping a mulled wine and watching the world go by.
Don't let us stop you there! Why not add on a few more days to this suggested itinerary, to visit more of Ukraine's Top Four Christmas Markets. We can take you to Kyiv's stunning markets, or the glittering lights of Odesa's wide boulevards. Contact us to start planning today.
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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.

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16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more. This allows for more intimate experiences and flexibility while on tour.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people. We get away from tourist traps and into the places where authentic life takes place.

Folk Performances

The best local folk performers playing for you. We ensure you have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Artisan Demonstrations

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Traditional Cuisine

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.


Land Tour Dates:

December 12 to December 20, 2023

$2,415 usd


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