A Journey to Transcarpathia, Mysterious and Wild

Cultural & Theme Tours, 1 day: transfer from the airport Lviv / Lviv Railway Station to the hotel  3 day: hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels or apartments) to null
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Tour description

The starting point of your travel is Lviv, the biggest city in Western Ukraine, with beautiful architecture and rich history. You’ll proceed to the Carpathians mountains and Transcarpathia, the land of high mountains, unwinnable castles, thermal pools, vineries, and absolutely delish cuisine! You will see breathtaking mountain views and hidden forest waterfalls and lakes, get acquainted with the ancient traditions of the mountain villagers, and enjoy the natural treasures of the Carpathians which are the largest territory of wilderness still left in Europe.

Day 1  • Lviv: arriving, transfer from the airport to the hotel according to your 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) • Optionally: excursion with cheese & wine tasting session Day 3 • Breakfast and check-out • Schoenborn palace • Palanok Castle in Mukachevo • Lunch • Tasting session of the old Celtic alcohol beverages in medieval cellars in the territory, once inhabited by Celtic tribes • Saint Miklosh Castle • Dinner and overnight stop in Pylypets Day 4  • Breakfast • Synevyr Meadow: walk around Synevyr Lake, visit to the Brown Bear Rehabilitation Center • Kolochava: the Church of Saint Spirit (XVIII cent.), «Old Village» skansen • Lunch in kolyba (a mountain hideaway) • Optional: handicraft demonstrating and tasting session of local potato dishes • Getting back to the hotel • Dinner • Optional: sauna Day 5 • Breakfast and check-out • Pylypets mountain resort: walk to the waterfall, chairlift to the top of the Gymba mountain • Optional: lunch or coffee break on the mountain pass • Return to Lviv: check-in Day 6 • Breakfast and check-out • Transfer to the airport Synevyr Lake is the biggest mountain lake in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains (989 meters asl).  Saint Miklosz Castle is a fortress, built in the XVth century in the Romanesque style. In the end of the XVII century, the gloomy and bleak castle became a retreat for the passionate romance of the Duchess Ilona Zrinyi and her lover, later husband, Count Imre Thököly whose affair was a European sensation of the day. Schoenborn palace was build by the Austrian-Hungarian Count Schoenborn as a hunting lodge in the end of XIX century in the style of Romanticism with the elements of gothic. Around the palace there is a well-curated park with the rare botanical species. From 1945 and on, the palace hosts a health resort for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Palanok Castle in Mukachevo is a well-preserved fortress, first built in the XI century, with the different architectural influences of the later historical periods. The castle played an important role in the History of Hungary, Transylvania, and Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

What's included

  • Private tour
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle (minivan or minibus)
  • Accommodation in a lodge in the Transcarpathia (double or twin room)
  • Meals (half board in the Transcarpathia)
  • Guide and translation services
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What's not included

  • Extra drinks and meals
  • Sauna
  • Handicraft demonstrating
  • 2nd excursion in Lviv, excursion with cheese & wine tasting session
  • All mentioned expenses are optional, you don't have to order these services.
  • Price doesn't include an accommodation in Lviv. You can book a hotel on your own or we can help you with it.