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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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)