Discover a new Ukraine, filled with colour and culture!
This trip truly is a Cobblestone special. Take a trip across Western Ukraine with us, and discover and learn about the rich cultural heritage and living traditions of this strikingly diverse country; we would like to show you how versatile and beautiful this country is! Get involved with cultural workshops, meet locals, experience live folk performances and feel the colorful character and hospitality of the Ukraine.
See our sample itinerary below, or design this tour to suit you.
Start your journey arriving into one of the most ancient cities in Eastern Europe – Kyiv. Explore the flourishing arts and crafts scene of this historic city – explore the large collection of cultural artifacts at the Ivan Honchar Museum of Folk culture. Take a trip to an authentic Ukrainian village of Ukrainske Selo – where you can take a step back in time and see the living history of Ukraine! Get hands on with the culture, as you earn how to make a kobza, and take part in a traditional pottery workshop. You’ll also get the chance to visit a traditional Kozak village - 'Mamaeva Sloboda 'and taste some local, homemade delicacies!
Discover the multicultural Chernivtsi, with its unique charm and exciting Bukovinian style arts. Explore the unique culture, cuisine and dance, combined with its beautiful architecture. – explore its spectacular University, and see how local princes and rulers lived at the fortress of Kamianets Podilsky - explore this medieval city, founded on an island. Enjoy a performance of the incredible
local folk song & dance ensemble – Holos, or Voice, and marvel at their raw talent and authentic costumes, their Bukovinian style will blow you away!
On the way to the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, we will get the chance to explore the cultural heritage of Hutsulschyna at the world’s only Hutsul Life and Pysanka museums! The Hutsul culture is one full of unique, rich traditions, colourful art and crafts, and fascinating superstitions and mythology; and we hope to help you experience the true Hutsul culture! Experience the wild Carpathian spirit at an incredible traditional Hutsul wedding, full of colour, costumes and traditions!
Our final destination on his culture filled tour is the stunning and historic Lviv, whose city centre has been marked a UNESCO heritage site! The Lviv area of Halychyna has its own unique cultural style, and you will feel the difference as you dive into its culture and explore its history! Stroll through the quaint cobblestoned streets and marvel the beautiful buildings – try some of the famous coffee or beer, and sit back and watch some of the many street performers! Go back in time and see how our ancestors once lived in the architecture museum - Shevchenkivskiy Hai, and learn how to play on traditional instruments! And finally, enjoy performance at the world famous Opera House.
Ukrainian Culture & Folk Arts Tour
-Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Ukraine in Lviv, Kyiv and Chernivtsi
- Learn about Ukrainian village life at the Ukrainske Selo and Mamajeva Sloboda
-Get hands on with kobza making and pottery workshops.
- See the wonderful Holos Ensemble perform authentic folk songs
- Take a trip to the historic Khotyn and Kamianets Podilsky fortress
- Be a guest at traditional Hutsul wedding!
- See a performance at the world famous Lviv Opera House
- Attend private concerts and cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers