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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, cobblestoned 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.

Combine this tour with our Central Ukraine Tour!

Available on May, July & September dates. Contact us for more details.

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 Borshchiv 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

-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout Ukraine in Lviv and Chernivtsi.
- Enjoy the mystic Carpathian Mountains, attend a Cobblestone Freeway exclusive – a traditional Hutsul Wedding!
- Experience the authentic village of Tulova - another Cobblestone Freeway exclusive.
- Take a trip to the historic Khotyn and Kamianets Podilsky fortresses.
- Hear authentic folk songs performed by the wonderful Gerdan Ensemble in Chernivtsi.
- Discover more about the famous Borschiv embroidery in Ternopil.
- Attend exclusive concerts and cultural events for Cobblestone Freeway travelers.

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

Land Package per person:

May 12 to 25, 2020 - $2,985 USD *

June 10 to 23, 2020 - $3,285 USD

July 15 to 28, 2020 - $3,285 USD

Sep 16 to 29, 2020 - $3,285 USD G

Prices based on double occupancy


G = Guaranteed Departure

* = Value Season

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Flight Packages

Flights may be purchased through a travel agency recommended by Cobblestone Freeway, or a travel agency of your choice.

Please contact us to receive more information.


Early Bird Discount

SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.


How to Book

Contact your Travel Agent , contact us, or click "Book Now" to register online.

Single Supplement - $720 USD - “Solo traveller friendly!”

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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