Fantastic Western Ukraine
Lviv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomyya – Kossiv – Yaremche – Lviv (5 days, 4 nights)
Day 1: Lviv
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Lviv
Breakfast. 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 (only outside)- 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 (only outside) 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 3: Lviv - Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomyya – Yaremche
Breakfast. Departure in train to Ivano-Frankivsk - the gateway to the Ukrainian Carpathians. Panoramic city tour including Market Square with the Town Hall, Egg Fountain, Holy-Pokrovsky Orthodox cathedral - former Armenian Church, Church of Virgin Mary , Church of the Holy Resurrection etc.
Departure to Kolomyya - peculiar corner of Ukraine, who combined in himself the Austro-Hungarian character development and atmosphere of a European town. Visiting Pysanka Museum - one of the most interesting museums in the whole Ukraine. And the aura of its building, unique 13,5 m high stone egg, fills everyone with joy and gladness. The funds of museum have an abundant collection of pysanky, over 12,000 examples of this unique art, from every region of Ukraine and abroad. Visiting the museum Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttia where collected the largest collection hutsul life and art.
Departure to Yaremche. Overnight.
Day 4: Yaremche – Bukovel – Lviv
Breakfast. Visit the mysterious waterfall Probiy, souvenir market, selling handicrafts made from natural materials. You will feel the fresh mountain air, rich aromas of mountain rivers, grasses and trees that grow only in this area, see the original architecture and feel the atmosphere of picturesque town with a distinctive culture of the indigenous population of the region Yaremche - hutsuls.
Excursion to Bukovel - famous ski resort in Carpathians. Ascent by cable car to Bukovel Mountain, where a beautiful mountain panorama opens, and in clear weather you can see Goverla - the highest mountain in the Ukraine (2061m).
Return to Lviv. Accomodation in the hotel. Overnight.
Day 5: Lviv
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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The price includes:
- Accomodation in the 3* hotels: 3 nights in Lviv; 1 night in Yaremche; standard double rooms;
- 4 breakfasts;
- Transport services according to the program;
- English (German, French, Italian, Polish etc) speaking guides service during the tour;
- Entrance fees according to the program.
The price does not include
- Meals: lunches and dinners;
- Optional excursions;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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