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Fantastic Western Ukraine

ITINERARY

Visit: Kiev, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Chernivtsi, Yaremche, Verhovyna, Lviv

 

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival in Kiev

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Tonight, walk to a restaurant for a Welcome dinner at 18:00pm (if you arrive on time).

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday): Kiev

Breakfast at the hotel. Our walking tour will start from exploring the ancient part of Kyiv city centre. You will see Bessarabskyi market, Golden Gates, walk along Volodymyrskaya street and explore St. Sophia Cathedral, discover secrets of St. Andrew church and descent and discover St. Michael Golden-Domed Church. After lunch, we continue with a walk along Khreshchatyk street, the shortest yet the widest main street in the world, Maidan- the square where all of the Ukrainian revolutions started and much more! Back to the hotel, the rest of the afternoon and evening is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Sunday): Kiev

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit Kyevo Pecherska Lavra with its caves, the most ancient monastery and UNESCO Heritage site, we then explore the Motherland Statue complex and WWII museum. During the tour you will also see impressive administrative buildings, the House of a crying widow, Chocolate House and Red Castle, stone jungles and much more. After your tour, head back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Optional Tour: Mezhyhirya Residence - a house of Ukrainian former president.
Description: Have you ever wondered how corrupted presidents live? Here is one of the examples and it’s a great opportunity to visit the residence where former Ukrainian president Yanukovich lived. This place is now called the museum of corruption, which is stunning by its impressive luxury life, incredibly vast territory and nonsense of human greediness.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Monday): Kiev - Kamianets-Podilskyi

After breakfast, we depart for Kamianets-Podilskyi. Upon arrival enjoy lunch before we explore this beautiful town. Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? Discover the history from the moment of the town’s foundation till recent times. You will see the Cathedral of the Saint Peter and Paul and St. Nicolas Armenian Church. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Smotrich River Canyon and of course, the highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Tuesday): Kamianets-Podilskyi – Chernivtsi – Tatariv, the Carpathians

After a short drive, you will see one of the main highlights of Bukovyna (the historical region of Western Ukraine). Khotyn fortress will give you the atmosphere of Medieval times. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you into the history of the courageous battles which took place near the fortress. Continue driving to Chernivtsi - a cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. It will envelop you with its charming atmosphere of  colourful old buildings and cobblestoned streets. After your tour in the city, we will drive to theCarpathians mountains for our next adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Wednesday): Carpathians sightseeing – Tatariv – Verhovyna

Wake up in your hotel room with a beautiful view from your window of the Carpathian Mountains. Get inspired and ready for the new day full of unique experiences! We will drive to Verhovyna – the capital of hutsuls. You will see traditional mountain villages and find out about the people who live there, the Ukrainian ethnical group – Hutsuls. Locals will share with you the secrets of patterns of Ukrainian embroidery and teach you how to play the traditional music instruments! A home-made lunch will be served in a private house of one of the museum’s owners to let you feel the life of locals.

Optional: Relax at the Spa in the VODA Club in Bukovel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Thursday): Tatariv, the Carpathians – Lviv

Enjoy your slow morning and start your day with unforgettable adventure - jeep riding to the top of the mountains to enjoy the views and breath the fresh air! Tasting of traditional local cheese and wine, inspiring view of the mountain ranges, and the feeling of freedom are guaranteed! Afterward, driving to our next destination - the capital of Western Ukraine - Lviv.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Friay): Lviv

Breakfast at the hotel before starting your 6 hour walking tour. During the walking tour we will see the architecture of Rynok Square, typical Austrian streets, as well as modern dwellings. Together they narrate Lviv's glorious history. We will walk along the Medieval part of Lviv and see the Armenian church and quarter, Dominican church, Boim Chapel and many other impressive sites in the historical city centre. A highlight of this tour include a visit to the Opera House, built in the classical tradition with Neo-Renaissance details (subject to change). Your lunch will be served in a place where you can be inspired for new ideas! The evening is at leisure for you to relax or explore the city more and at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 (Saturday): Lviv

Today your tour includes a visit of the High Castle Hill (walk along the hill), where a castle once stood during 1300s to the 1770s to protect the residents of Lviv during attacks. The hill now offers the best views of the city. Discover the former Austrian casino, presently called "The House of Scientists". The casino was a meeting place for the aristocratic elite. You will also visit St. George's Cathedral, which serves as a great example of rococo architecture and was built between 1744-1760. Today St. George's Cathedral is the main Greek-Catholic church. Back to your hotel for some free time before dinner.
Meet at 17:45pm in the hotel lobby and walk to a restaurant for dinner. After dinner, walk back to the hotel or a guide can assist with getting a taxi.

Meals: Breakfast. Dinner

Day 10 (Sunday): Departure Lviv

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation standard rooms
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Tour manager from Kyiv to Lviv
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Local taxes

 

Not Included:

  • International flights;
  • Meals not listed above;
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as: beverages with meals, camera fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratitudes to drivers and guides;
  • Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants
  • Travel protection Insurance
  • Late check in/check out

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Kiev: Ukraine 3*
  • Kamianets-Podilskyi: Reikartz 4*
  • Tatariv: Koruna 3*
  • Lviv: Reikartz Medival 3*

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (jc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
  • Departures: April - October 2021
  • Cities Visited: Kiev, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Chernivtsi, Yaremche, Verhovyna, Lviv
  • Price From: $ 3,228
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