Arround Ukrainian Carpathians
Lviv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomya – Kossiv – Chernivtsi – Kamenets-Podilskyi – Khotyn – Bila Krynytsya – Terebovlya – Ternopil – Zolochiv – Lviv (6 days, 5 nights)
Day 1. Lviv
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
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 opportunity 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 Cathedral; the Latin Cathedral and the Transfiguration Church; Jewish quarter with the remains of the Golden Rose synagogue; etc. Free time. Overnight.
Day 2. Lviv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomya
Breakfast. Transfer 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. Transfer 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,
Free time. Overnight.
Day 3. Kolomya – Kossiv – Chernivtsi
Breakfast. Transfer to Kossiv. Visiting the artisanal hutsul market. Transfer to Chernivtsi - wonderful city is spread out at the foot of Carpathian Mountains, on the picturesque hills of the Prut River. It fascinates with its eclectic architecture, rich cultural heritage and the spider-web like labyrinth of ancient European streets and squares. Accommodation in the hotel. Panoramic city tour including St. Nicolas Cathedral, Holy Virgin Nativity Church. Visit to the University - the former residence of Bukovinian metropolitans.
Day 4. Chernivtsi – Kamenets-Podilskyi – Khotyn
Breakfast. Transfer to Kamenets-Podilskyi - a town that has preserved the spirit of the Middle Ages. Its impressive fortress is a landmark in the history of construction of fortified places and strongholds. Excursion: “Flower on stone” – historic-architectural complex of the Old city and fortress (14-18th century). The town`s scenic beauty is enhanced by the Polish and Russian Gates, Armenian Bastions, Turkish Bridge (enigma of centuries), Dominican Roman-Catholic Church (14-17century), Trinitarian Roman-Catholic Church, Petropavlivska (Peter and Paul’s) Church, Mykolayivska Church (14th century), Polish and Armenian Market Squares and other ancient monuments.
Transfer to Khotyn – that was a trade hub in the Middle Ages, fortunately situated at the crossroads of trade routs. Visiting Khotyn Castle constructed in the 13-15th centuries. Returning to Chernivtsi. Overnight.
Day 5. Chernivtsi – Bila Krynytsya – Terebovlya – Ternopil – Zolochiv – Lviv
Breakfast. Transfer to Bila Krynytsya on the roumain frontier. Visiting the Assumption Monastery. Transfer to Terebovlya. Visiting Trebovlya Castle (1631), Nicolas Church. Continuation to Ternopil – one of the largest cities of western Ukraine. It is a quiet, incredibly green city with a unique atmosphere, bright history and a plethora of interesting natural, historical and architectural sights. Panoramic tour including Ternopil Castle (1540), Cross Exaltation Church, Jewish Cathedral. Departure to Lviv. Overnight.
Day 6. Lviv
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
The price includes:
- Accommodation in the 3* hotels: 2 nights in Lviv; 1 night in Kolomyya, 2 nights in Chernivtsi; standard double rooms;
- 5 breakfasts;
- Transport services according to the program;
- English guides service during the tour.
- Entrance fees according to the program;
- One free of charge for tour leader in single room.
The price does not include:
- Meals: lunches and dinners;
- Services not mentioned above;
- Personal expenses.
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