Ukrainian Village Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Western Ukraine

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Discover history and culture of Ukraine in the compact ethnographic open-air Ukrainian Village Museum not far from Kyiv. Unique exhibits, interesting master classes, delicious national cuisine and exclusive souvenirs are waiting for you.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, Buzova, Kiev OblastThe Ukrainian Village skansen is located in a picturesque coniferous forest half an hour’s drive from Kyiv. It is a modern museum, representing historical Ukrainian village culture and life on a compact territory.Unlike the Pirogovo Museum, you won’t have to walk a lot; you can also enter all houses and buildings, and touch the exhibits.Moreover, you will see the work of potters, blacksmiths and even feel yourself a Ukrainian craftsman by participating in one of the master classes.Besides, there is a mini zoo with domestic and wild animals, an outdoor recreation area and a national cuisine restaurant in the museum.UKRAINIAN VILLAGE HAS PREPARED FOR YOU:INTERESTING EXCURSIONThere are rural houses from the main historical regions of Ukraine in the museum: Gutsulshchina (the Carpathians), Southern Ukraine, Podolye (southwestern part), Polesye (northern), Slobozhanshchina (eastern), and Middle Naddnepryanshchina (center). Various interiors and a huge collection of authentic items from each region are gathered in the museum. During the tour, you will learn a lot about the life of Ukrainian villages. Moreover, there is a pottery workshop, a smithy, a bakery and even a brewery in the Ukrainian Village Museum.MASTER CLASSESDo you want to try to make a clay jug, forge a horseshoe for luck or learn how to make Ukrainian vareniki? Welcome to the Ukrainian Village master classes! Here are just a few of them:- pottery,- blacksmithing,- vareniki* making,- Petrykivka painting,- Chumak** kulesh*** cooking.DELICIOUS NATIONAL CUISINEAfter an interesting excursion and entertainment, you can dine at the restaurant-kolyba serving delicious dishes of national cuisine: borsch with pampushkas, chumak kulesh cooked at the stake, banosh with bryndza cheese, deruny, vareniki.* Vareniki are dumplings with sweet or savory filling.** Chumak is a historic occupation on the territory of the modern Ukraine, merchants or traders, primarily known for the salt trade.*** Kulish is a simple traditional Ukrainian millet porridge/soup with meat, salo (pork underskin fat), meat broth, potatoes, carrots and onions.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned car (or mini-bus)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Walking tour in Ukrainian Village Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
  • master classes and craftsman show
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