Wine tour of Transcarpathia
Lviv – Mukachevo – Beregovo – Uzhgorod – Synevyr – Lviv (5 days, 4 nights)
Day 1: Lviv
Arrival to Lviv. Meeting at the airport. Lviv is a very beautiful city with its narrow medieval streets paved with stones, architectural decoration done in different styles preserved in its original form. This is an ancient picturesque city founded by Prince Danylo Halystky in the middle of the 13th century. During the panoramic tour you will have an oportunity to admire St. George Cathedral (1765) in baroque-rococo style with unusual ornamental entry, National University Ivan Franco - one among the oldest in Europe founded in 1661, Lychakiv memorial cemetery - most beautiful necropolis in Ukraine, which is rather a sculpture garden or a museum under open air than just a cemetery; High Castle from where you can enjoy the whole panoramic view of the city and surroundings beyond.
Excursion in the ancient part of the town. You will walk through the cozy streets of Lviv where each building is an architectural masterpiece with a rich history. You will discover The Opera House (1900) - an architectural masterpiece with gorgeous paintings and sculptures in the interior; Taras Shevchenko’s monument; Rynok square (16th century) - the heart of the city listed by UNESCO World Heritage Site; Armenian quarter with a splendid Armenian Virgin Mary’s Dormition Church (1370), Dominican Cathedral (1798); an interesting Pharmacy Museum that is one of the oldest operating pharmacies in the world; Baroque style Jesuit Cahedral; the Latin Cathedral and the Transfiguration Church; Jewish quarter with the remains of the Golden Rose synagogue; etc. Free time. Overnight.
Day 2: Lviv – Mukachevo – Beregovo – Uzhgorod
Breakfast. Departure to the Transcarpathia. Visit the sanatorium Carpathians. This former hunting Palace Schonborn, the 19th century Palace surrounded by a beautiful Park with many exotic plants. And visit the source of "Beauty".
Arriving to Mukachevo – an ancient city built in 10- 11th centuries. Visiting Palanok Castle (14th century) recognized as one of the most interesting and well-preserved fortifications in Ukraine.
Next – departure to Beregovo. Wine tasting in a private wineyard.
Departure to Uzhgorod. Overnight.
Day 4: Uzhgorod – Synevyr – Lviv
Breakfast. Departure to Nyzhnie Selysche. Visit the local cheese factory for a tasting of different cheese varieties. Cheese is made by Swiss technology and is the best in Ukraine.
Transfer to the lake Synevyr, which is the hallmark of Ukrainian Carpathians. Known popularly as "Sea eye". The lake was formed approximately 10,000 years ago at the height of 989 meters and has a maximum depth of 22 meters.
Next visit the Shypit waterfall.
Arrival to Lviv. Overnight.
Day 5: Lviv
Breakfast. Free time or optional visiting. Transfer to the airport for your flight to back home.
The price includes:
- Accomodation in the chosen hotels: 2 nights in Lviv and 2 nights in Uzhgorod; standard double rooms;
- 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners;
- Transport services according to the program;
- English guides service during the tour.
- Entrance fees according to the program;
- Wine tastings and visitings;
- One free of charge for tour leader in single room.
The price does not include
- Meals: lunches;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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