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Pearls of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains

Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains - the land of blue mountains covered with thick forests, swift mountain streams and waterfalls, heady fresh air, healing mineral waters. The inhabitants of the Carpathian Mountains are called Hutsuls with centuries-old unique culture, here the valuable architectural monuments are hidden, such as: the stone fortresses, ancient castles, the masterpieces of wooden architecture. As a part of the tour guests will visit picturesque mountain villages and unusual museums and see the unique products of craftsmen, taste the traditional dishes of Hutsul cuisine, hear fascinating Husul’s melodies and will for sure visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the cultural capital of Ukraine - Lviv.

Day 1. Arrival.
Arrival to Lviv, meeting by driver, transfer to hotel. In the evening familiarization with Lviv by themselves.

Day 2. Lviv walking tour
Walking city tour makes every visitor of Lviv acquainted with the historical center of the city. Market square – the heart of ancient city, City Hall, Opera House – one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe, old Drugstore Museum where one can purchase unique “iron wine”, Boim Chapel, royal Italian court yard. In the narrow medieval streets one can admire the ensemble of the Assumption Cathedral – architectural masterpiece of renaissance, baroque ensemble of Saint Peter and Paul's Cathedral by Jesuit Order and Dominican Church with wonderful organ, the Latin Cathedral with elements of Gothic architecture, the Roman Catholic Church and Bernardine Monastery, the old Armenian Cathedral and many other sights.
In the afternoon possibility to visit one of the numerous museums: National Museum with its unique collection of ancient icons, Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life "Shevchenkiv Gaj," Museum of Medieval Weapons "Arsenal", Brewery museum.

Day 3. A tour in the Carpathian region
Departure to Kolomya through Rogatyn, Galych and Ivano-Frankivsk. Galich - the ancient capital of the Galicia-Volyn Principality (XII-XIV), the successor of the Ukrainian lands after the collapse of the powerful Kievan Rus. The following monuments preserved after royal Galych: the Uspenskyj Cathedral in Krylos village, the church of St. Panteleimon in Shevchenko’s village, the remains of fortifications and foundations of 10 ancient churches. Rogatyn – the homeland of Nastya Lisovskaya, known in history as Roksolana, the girl who was sold to harem during the Tatar attack, and soon became the favorite wife of the Turkish Sultan Suleiman The Magnificent. Here you will also find the museum-monument to the wooden architecture and painting of XVI-XVIII centuries – The Church of the Holy Spirit (1598).
Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk – the ancient Galician city where the past has been preserved inside the architectural monuments: The Market Square, The Town Hall, Armenian Church (Xjavascript:void(null);VIII c.), The Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection (XVIII c.), Jesuit’s Collegium (XVIII c.), Church of the Virgin Mary (XVII c.), Brewery - a rare example of the industrial architecture of Ukraine of the second half of the 18th century.
Arrival to Kolomyia town and hotel accommodation.

Day 4. Day trip to the Carpathian mountain
A day trip to the Carpathian mountain highlands introduces the pearls of the Carpathian region: Yaremcha - the most famous tourist center of the Carpathian region. Here the guests will see Prybij waterfall and a Prut mountain river, visit the market-fair of Hutsul handicrafts; in the village of Vorokhta the guests will see the largest in the Carpathians stone arch bridge (1894-1895). Certainly worth seeing is Carpathian village Kryvorivnya which picturesquely spreads over the river Black Cheremosh. Here one will see Wooden Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (1818) with interesting paintings of XIX century, Museum "Hutsul Grazhda" - the traditional Hutsul house, as well as the Literary-memorial museum named after Ivan Franko, a prominent Ukrainian writer and public figure. It is in Kryvorivne the famous film director Sergei Paradjanov made his masterpiece, "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" based on the homonymous novel of the distinctive Ukrainian writer Michailo Kotsubynskyj.

Day 5. Kolomyia city tour. Back to Lviv
Sightseeing tour in Kolomyia acquaints the guest with history of the ancient town of and its unique museums - the only one "Easter Egg Museum" in the world with a collection of 12.000 painted Easter eggs from different regions of Ukraine and the world; another unique museum is the Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttia Folk Art – this museum is listed in the Royal Encyclopedia of Great Britain as a museum of the world masterpieces. After the lunch a transfer to Lviv.

Day 6. Departure
Transfer to Lviv airport, departure from Lviv and back to home.

Tour price per person based on George 3* and Pysanka

1 pax
2 pax
4 pax
6 pax
8 pax
10 pax
SGL suppl.
€ 1065
€ 545
€ 375
€ 285
€ 275
€ 235
€ 70


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Included into tour price:
- Accommodation at local 3* hotels including breakfast;
- Transportation service;
- Guide (available languages RUS,EN,PL,GE,FR,SP,IT);
- Museum entrance fees

Not included into tour price:
- Lunches, dinners