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The ultimate tour for foodies!

We have teamed up with New York's most famous Ukrainian restaurant VESELKA to offer a splendid culinary travel experience to the land where perogies (varenyky) were first created!

If you are a food lover, take this chance to be introduced to the
very best of traditional Ukrainian cuisine!
On this tour, you will not just try the food, but feel the taste, and become part of it! We will dive into
everything connected with Ukrainian food, and the culture and traditions of this fascinating country.
Learn how to cook your own varenyky (dumplings), and other delicious dishes.

A portion of the proceeds of this tour will go towards the Help Us Help the Children Fund, which supports orphanages in Ukraine, and we make sure they have enough to eat too!

Trip Details

13 days/12 nights | Lviv to Kyiv

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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-3
Lviv, the centre of Galicia region, welcomes you! Some people call this city the "Paris of Ukraine", known for its charming cobblestone streets and classical architecture. Lviv is famous for its delicious coffee and chocolate, your taste buds will be amazed! Learn how to cook traditional Galician dishes from this region. Participate in a culinary workshop! After, partake in a wine tasting of local wines in your hotel’s secret wine bar!
Day
4-7
On the way up to the picturesque Carpathian Mountains, you’ll visit a local goat farm to try different varieties of hand-made cheese. Once up in the mountains, try the very best homemade Hutsul dishes, (learn to make “banosh” in a workshop!) while listening to exciting stories and legends of the Hutsuls who inhabit this area. Experience how simple, open and hospitable these mountain people are – here you will be welcomed as part of their big family. Shop for all kinds of delicious ingredients at the famous Kosiv Bazar! After, visit the true Ukrainian village of Tulova! Here the people will welcome you into their homes to try homemade dishes from fresh local ingredients. Learn how to make your own varenyky, and even some homebrew/moonshine!
Day
8-9
During our stay in Chernivtsi, you’ll get to learn about the history of this glorious city and enjoy its magnificent architecture. Visit the stunning university! Participate in a culinary workshop – you will be taught how to cook a traditional Bukokivian soup called ‘chenahy’ Prepare yourselves for a spectacular performance of a local ensemble – “Gerdan”. Their raw voices performing traditional Ukrainian songs will take your breath away!
Day
10-13
Welcome to the city of 'Golden Domes' – the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv! Take a tour around the most prominent places of this stunning city. Walk down the most charming street - Andriivsky Uzviz place, where Ukraine’s best artists live and work. Try the famous Chicken Kyiv and Kyiv Cake, which are the calling cards of this beautiful city! Take a workshop in making “deruny” – potato pancakes! Admire the scenery of the Right and Left bank of Kyiv during Dnieper River cruise, before summing up our stay in Ukraine with a Zabava in true Ukrainian fashion – with tasty food and traditional music! Admire the scenery of the Right and Left bank, and see the ancient buildings of Podil District during Dnieper River cruise. We will sum up our stay in Ukraine with Zabava in best Ukrainian traditions - tasty food and traditional authentic music.
map - The ultimate tour for foodies!

Highlights

- Participate in a Galician Culinary workshop
- Make your own Lviv chocolate in a Chocolate workshop
- Taste local Ukrainian wines in a secret wine bar
- Celebrate Independence Day at the open-air museum “Shevchenkivskyi Hai”
- Visit a local goat farm, and explore the secrets of cheese making
- Feel like a part of a big family during a visit to a Hutsul family.
- Admire the works of the best craftsmen at the Yaremche Craft market.
- See a performance of Folk Group – “Gerdan”
- Try Kyiv Cake and Chicken Kyiv in Kyiv!
- Participate in workshops to make Banosh, varenyky, chenahy and deruny, and become a true specialist in Ukrainian cuisine!

Departure Dates

2019

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Escorted tour from beginning to end
  • All events included in the Itinerary
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • All land transportation and transfers in an air conditioned, high quality bus with a professional driver
  • 12 nights in a comfortable hotel and 1 overnight train ride
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip
  • Optional Add-On: Do a side trip - visit your family, have your family history researched
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person:

$2,766 usd

*A portion of the proceeds will go towards Help Us Help the Children

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $500 USD

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