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This is THE tour for those who appreciate traditional Ukrainian singing!

Canada is rich with Folk Choirs and Ensembles, but wouldn't it be great to learn ancient traditional songs directly from their source?

Now is your chance!! This Vocal Tour of Ukraine will take you to the different regions of Ukraine to learn different stylizations and will have you learning from a variety of sources - from famous state ensembles to babas in villages. Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! You will be instructed how to sing from deep within to create that traditional folk sound that we hear from many Ukraine Choirs and Ensembles. Your ultimate Ukrainian Folk singing experience awaits!

Available as a custom tour!

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Kyiv to Lviv

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Explore Lviv, the ‘last undiscovered European gem’ during city tours, take a walk to the most prominent places with professional guide which knows everything about this stunning centuries-old city. You will have enough free time to hit the best coffee shops, learn to salsa in the main square, take pictures from the ‘High Castle’ mountain and treat yourself to some delicious chocolate. Oh, you will not want to leave this place!
Day
4-6
Meet and learn traditions, songs and dances from folk musicians and dancers. Admire the process of making wool blankets – “lizhnyky” while in the village of Yavoriv. Become a pro at ‘Verkhoynski Spivanochky’; enjoy hikes in the mountains, and of course, buy arts and crafts from the best artisans in the area at the famous Kosiv bazaar.
Day
7
Today, as our Vocal Tour of Ukraine continues, you're in for something really special - feel like part of a big family as we arrive in a real Ukrainian village. Walk around, enjoy a joyful celebration, with games, food and some amazing music from local folk musicians; learn hundred year old songs from local Babas, who know more folk songs, rituals and traditions than all ethnographers combined!
Day
8-9
Visit the most beautiful and important sights in the Chernivtsi, including the stunning University buildings, enjoy a workshop with the masters from Academic Bukovina Song & Dance ensemble. Travel back in time while the excursions in Bukovynian Skansen.
Day
10-11
Arriving in Lutsk we’ll enjoy some sightseeing in the city, the local fortress and open air ethnography museum and then the REAL fun begins as we get together with the Volyn State Choir! Learn the infamous Volyn style of singing from its roots!
Day
12-14
Enjoy a pilgrimage through all the iconic city sights; a workshop with Ukrainian song legends – the Veryovka Choir; an insight into folk singing traditions with the help of Rozhanytsia folk band; working with a kobzar at the Ukrainian Village near Kyiv - unforgettable experience of ancient culture and rich history.
Day
15
Sadly, our Vocal Tour of Ukraine comes to an end. It's time to say our goodbyes and fly back home OR on to new undiscovered destinations.
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Highlights

Vocal Tour of Ukraine

On this trip you'll attend epic jam sessions, enjoy workshops with best ensembles, feel true Ukrainian spirit! Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to see private concerts from famous Ukrainian ensembles and learn this beautiful craft from it's source! Celebrate Independence Day of Ukraine together with us.

Available as a custom tour!

tour itinerary - This is THE tour for those who appreciate traditional Ukrainian singing!

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

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Your tour – your way! Let us customize this tour for you. Contact us to get started.

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Cobblestone Travellers Say:

We experienced this amazing country in a way that far surpassed our expectations. There is no way 
we could have seen and done as much on our own in such a short time. This trip has changed our lives and inspired our children.


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