Embark on a 6-hour private tour with a professional guide. Explore Kolomyia and Ivano-Frankivsk region. Immerse into rich cultural traditions of the Hutsuls. Visit the Pysanka Museum with a valuable collection of Easter eggs. Learn many exciting stories about local traditions at the Hutsul Museum. As a bonus, discover scenic Silver Falls in a cozy Sheshory village. This private tour includes transportation, hotel pickup and drop-off.
Begin your private tour with a pickup from your hotel in Yaremche. Meet your guide and set off on your journey to Kolomyia to discover the fascinating traditions of the Hutsul, an ethnic community of Ukrainian highlanders who have lived in the Carpathians region for centuries.Make the roughly 31-mile (50-kilometer) journey to Kolymyia, a charming city set deep in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. Founded in the 13th century, the town sits on the Prut River and is a center of Hutsul culture.On arrival, explore the picturesque city center and then head to Kolomyia’s most-visited landmark: the Pysanka (Easter egg) Museum, fronted by an unmissable 42-foot (13-meter) model of a pysanka.View the huge egg, painted in geometrical Hutsul patterns, and head inside (own expense) to see the impressive displays of pysanky, including exhibits crafted by famous Ukrainian and international artists. As you explore, learn from your experienced local guide why pysanky are symbols Ukrainian culture.Another cultural site worth visiting is the Kolomyia Museum of Hutsul Folk Art, established in 1926. Enter the museum (own expense) and tour its 18 halls to admire some of the 50,000 exhibits of traditional Hutsul folk art, including such sections dedicated to woodcarving, ceramics, national dress, and iconography.After leaving Kolomyia, continue to another of the Carpathians’ well-known attractions — the village of Sheshory. Located about 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Kolomyia, the village is famous for its scenic Silver Falls, on the River Pystinka.Admire the two main, picturesque cascades, named the Big and Small Huk, and take photos of the crystal-clear waters tumbling over the rocks.After seeing the falls, your tour finishes with a return to your hotel in Yaremche.