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Join us for an unforgettable Ukrainian experience

Western Ukraine is home to some of the most beautiful places in Ukraine, and also some of the most historic. We will take you on a journey back in time, through centuries-old cities and ancient fortresses. Wander the quaint, cobblestone streets of beautiful Lviv, and meet locals in a village in the Carpathian Mountains. Discover the fiery Bukovynian culture in Chernivtsi, and marvel at the towers of Kamianets-Podilsky. Explore modern-day Ivano-Frankivsk, and discover the story behind Borschiv embroidery in Ternopil. This will be a journey unlike any you've taken before, where you can get up-close and personal with the people and authentic traditions of this wonderful land.


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Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Lviv to Lviv

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Explore the ancient city of Lviv. Also known as the ‘Paris of Ukraine,’ many have fallen deeply in love with Lviv’s quaint charm, cobblestone streets and classic architecture - you will be charmed by this city of love. Walk around old cobblestone streets, taste the best coffee and beer Ukraine has to offer, relax in small authentic cafes and visit the world’s only coffee mine. Lviv truly is a city of a laid-back, café culture where you can pick a spot, relax, and watch the world go by.
Day
4
Leaving Lviv, we will pass through Halych and Rohatyn – ancient cities with centuries of history and many mystical stories between them. We’ll arrive to Ivano-Frankivsk – named after the famous Ukrainian writer, Ivan Franko. A cool, laid-back city with stunning architecture, soak up the atmosphere, discover its history and explore the many hip cafes and bars this city has to offer.
Day
5-8
Visit a traditional village deep in the Carpathian Mountains, and experience a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for centuries. Home to sweeping green forests, flowing rivers and breath-taking waterfalls, it’s hard not to feel at-one with nature when you inhale the fresh mountain air. Meet artisans, and learn about their crafts, which have been passed down to them through many generations. Enjoy the warm hospitality of these mountain-dwelling people, and experience their simple way of life.
Day
9-10
Discover the multicultural Chernivtsi, full of charm and exciting Bukovinian-style arts. Explore the unique blend of cultures through this city’s cuisine and dance. Step into the spectacular university, and see how rulers lived at the medieval island fortress of Kamianets Podilsky. In the evening, enjoy a performance by the local folk song and dance ensemble, Gerdan! Their raw talent, authentic costumes and Bukovinian style will amaze you.
Day
11-12
Ternopil is one of the largest cities of Western Ukraine, located in its heart and has a unique atmosphere. It is famous for its Borschiv embroidery technique – a very dark colored floral pattern. Discover more about the rich history, culture and myths of this unassuming city.
Day
13-14
We end our tour back where we started – in the vibrant city of Lviv. Take some time to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of this Western capital, which encapsulates the wide variety of history and culture Western Ukraine is soaked in.
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Highlights

Quaint streets: explore the charming and beautiful city of Lviv
Magical Buildings: marvel at the stunning University of Chernivtsi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hutsul home: attend a Cobblestone Freeway exclusive – a traditional dinner in the home of a Hutsul Family in a Carpathian Village
Traditional arts: learn how to make traditional “lizhnyky” - woolen blankets in the village of Yavoriv.
Village visit:meet locals in the authentic Ukrainian village of Tulova
Folk songs: hear the wonderful Gerdan
Ensemble perform in Chernivtsi.
Time Travel: admire the Kamyanets-Podilskyi and Khotyn fortresses.
Incredible embroidery: discover the famous Borschiv embroidery in Ternopil
Cobblestone Exclusives: attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone freeway travellers.

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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Land Tour Dates:

June 7 to June 20, 2021

$3,319 usd

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Sept 6 to Sept 19, 2021

$3,319 usd

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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 - $740 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

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Cobblestone Travellers Say:

“What an amazing adventure with all the history; culture; churches; museums & lovely scenery along the roads throughout “Western Ukraine”… but meeting my “Family” & seeing where my “Roots Began” was the absolute best! - I have no regrets & I’m so glad I finally took this journey!”

Gladys Marie Magega

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