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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)

$253.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

Day 1Lviv: arriving, transfer from the airport to the hotel according to the arrival, check-inHistorical Center of Lviv, listed on the UNESCO world heritage list: medieval Armenian, Ukrainian and Jewish quarters of Lviv’s Old TownDay 2BreakfastAround 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 3Breakfast and check-outRohatyn: Holy Spirit ChurchYaremche: walk through the Dovbush trailLunchWalk to the Probiy waterfall and Hutsulschyna restaurant, an example of hutsul architectureVisit to an ancient wooden church in VorokhtaDinner and overnight stop in VerkhovynaDay 4Breakfast and check-outVisit to the archaic hutsul dwelling and the ancient wooden church in KryvorivnyaVisit to the high-mountain sheep farmLunch in the mountains: classical Hutsul banosh (corn flour porridge with sheep cheese, cooked on fire)Visits to masters in wool blankets weaving, traditional Hutsul craftDinner and overnight stop in KosivOptional: saunaDay 5Breakfast and check-outVisits to potters, the makers of traditional Kosiv hand-made ceramicsLunchMuseum of Hutsul everyday life and traditions and Museum of Painted Easter Eggs in KolomyyaReturn to Lviv: check-inDay 6Breakfast and check-outOptionally: excursion, cheese & wine tasting sessionTransfer 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.