Winter Fairytale: Carpathian Christmas

Holiday & Seasonal Tours, The Ivano-Frankivsk Railway Station to null
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Tour description

Our ancestors believed that Christmas is the magical time. And the best place to feel the magic is in the Carpathians! Hutsuls, Ukrainian indigenous mountain community, cherish their authentic heritage. Their traditions are colorful and impressive. In this 4-days tour you will experience a festive Holy Supper of 12 meals, solemn holiday church service, famous men’s caroling and traditional Hutsul hospitality. This will be an unforgettable 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)

What's included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary (double room)
  • Bus transportation
  • Breakfasts and Holy Supper
  • Guide and translation services
  • Travel agency commission
  • Insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Karpaty Travel

What's not included

  • Meals (lunches and dinners)
  • Extra services (sauna, souvenirs etc.