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$289.70 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Winter Fairytale: Carpathian Christmas

Day 1 • Meeting point at the Ivano-Frankivsk Railway Station (9:00) • Kolomyya: a guided tour in the Museum of the Hutsul and Pokuttya regions • The Museum of painted eggs • Lunch • Visits to potters, the makers of traditional Kosiv hand-made ceramics • Check-in to the cottageDay 2 • Breakfast • Visits to masters in wool blankets weaving, traditional Hutsul craft in Yavoriv • Workshops of the traditional crafts in Kosiv • Local market with hand-made souvenirs • Free time • Holy Supper, Caroling and other Ukrainian Christmas traditionsDay 3 • Breakfast • Guided tour to Verkhovyna, the Museum of the film «Shadows of forgotten ancestors» • Visit to the Holiday church service in the ancient wooden church in Kryvorivnya • Traditional Hutsul caroling • Lunch • Guided tour to the archaic Hutsul dwelling (Khata-grazhda) • Return to the cottage and free timeDay 4 • Breakfast and check-out • Vorokhta, a wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (built in 17 century) and stone Austrian-Hungarian viaducts • Yaremche, a guided tour to the town, Probiy waterfall and Dovbush trek • Return to Ivano-Frankivsk (16:00)

$251.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

A Journey To Hutsuls, Ukrainians Who Live On The Wild Side

Day 1 • Lviv: arriving, transfer from the airport to the hotel according to the arrival, check-in • Historical Center of Lviv, listed on the UNESCO world heritage list: medieval Armenian, Ukrainian and Jewish quarters of Lviv’s Old Town Day 2 • Breakfast • Around the historical center of Lviv (optional): St.George’s Cathedral (the metropolitan cathedral of the Greek-Catholic Church), High Castle viewpoint, Lychakiv cemetery (the necropolis of the XVIII-XX centuries) Day 3 • Breakfast and check-out • Rohatyn: Holy Spirit Church • Yaremche: walk through the Dovbush trail • Lunch • Walk to the Probiy waterfall and Hutsulschyna restaurant, an example of hutsul architecture • Visit to an ancient wooden church in Vorokhta • Dinner and overnight stop in Verkhovyna Day 4 • Breakfast and check-out • Visit to the archaic hutsul dwelling and the ancient wooden church in Kryvorivnya • Visit to the high-mountain sheep farm • Lunch in the mountains: classical Hutsul banosh (corn flour porridge with sheep cheese, cooked on fire) • Visits to masters in wool blankets weaving, traditional Hutsul craft • Dinner and overnight stop in Kosiv • Optional: sauna Day 5 • Breakfast and check-out • Visits to potters, the makers of traditional Kosiv hand-made ceramics • Lunch • Museum of Hutsul everyday life and traditions and Museum of Painted Easter Eggs in Kolomyya • Return to Lviv: check-in Day 6 • Breakfast and check-out • Optionally: excursion, cheese & wine tasting session • Transfer to the airport (according to the departure time) Vorokhta is a high-mountain resort (850 m asl) and a famous center for both winter and summer sports. Vorokhta Viaducts are archwall railway bridges built in the XIX century when these territories were a part of Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The Church of The Nativity of the Virgin is one of the oldest temples in the region. It is a perfect exemplar of the archaic Hutsul wooden architecture.  Kryvorivnya is a small village in the Black Cheremosh river valley. In the XIX century, the village had a fame of the Ukrainian Athens, being a favourite summer destination for the UKrainian intellectual elites.  Kosiv is a small town known as a center of traditional Hutsul crafts, such as widely-known Kosiv ceramics, wood carving and sheep wool blankets weaving. The town grew in the Middle Ages as a place of the salt mining and trade.  Yavoriv is a most famous village of blanket weavers in Ukraine. In 1967, Yavoriv blankets were a Prize-winning entry at the World Exhibition in Montreal.