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!
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 Ceramics factory and discover their unique style
Woodcarver’s workshop: visit a Woodcarver’s home, and take a workshop with the master himself.
Traditional arts: learn how to make traditional “lizhnyky” - woolen blankets in the village of Yavoriv.
Kosiv Bazar: 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.
Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.
Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.
Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.
Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.
Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.
December 14 to December 22, 2020
December 13 to December 21, 2021
December 12 to December 20, 2022
Prices are land-only, per person, based on double occupancy. Prices subject to change. Secure this price with your full $500 USD deposit.
Single Supplement - $490 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”
For new bookings made by April 30, 2021 for tours beginning December 31, 2022 or earlier, you can cancel and rebook up to 30 days prior to your departure without penalty.
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Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.
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SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.
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