Fantastic Western Ukraine Tour starts in Kiev, the capital city, and covers the highlights of the country from medieval time to nowadays. Get known the culture and nationhood of Ukraine from a local perspective and enjoy unforgettable Ukrainian cuisine. Visit cozy and European-looking city of Chernivtsi which bears evidence of deep Romanian influence. Carpathian mountains captures the refreshment spirit of natural surroundings and offers pleasant activities among of local traditions. Through old castles, fortresses and ethnic villages, the trip ends in Lviv, the old European city of enchanting beauty.
Kyiv, Kamianets-Podilski, Chernivtsi, Yaremche, The Carpatians, Verhovina, Lviv
Small Group Tour (8 pax maximum)
Day 1: Arrival to Kyiv
Arrive in Kyiv and transfer to you hotel. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Kyiv.
Day 2: Kyiv
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kyiv city center: Bessarabskyi Market, Golden Gates, Volodymyrskaya Street and the St. Sophia Cathedral. Discover the secrets of the St. Andrew’s Church followed by a stroll down Andrew’s Descent Street. After lunch, walk along famous Khreshchatyk street and Maidan Square. Overnight in Kyiv.
Day 3: Kyiv
After breakfast, visit Kyiv Pechersk Lavra with its famous caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to the Motherland Monument built in the memorial complex of the World War II Museum where you can see impressive administrative and historical buildings such as House of the Weeping Widow, Chocolate House and Red Castle. Overnight in Kyiv.
Day 4: Kyiv – Kamianets-Podilskyi
After breakfast, drive to the historic region of Podolia in the western part of the country. After lunch, explore Kamianets-Podilskyi town, known for its well-preserved Old Town and Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, a medieval fortress featuring several original towers. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Smotrich River Canyon and the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress. Overnight in Kamianets-Podilskyi.
Day 5: Kamianets-Podilskyi – Chernivtsi – Yaremche, the Carpathians
After breakfast, travel to the Carpathians making a stop at the Khotyn fortress, a fortification complex located on the right bank of the Dniester River. The fortress is situated on a territory of the historical northern Bessarabia region which was split in 1940 between Ukraine and Moldova. Continue to a cozy European-style city of Chernivtsi. After lunch at a local Bukovinian restaurants, enjoy a two-hour walking tour including the National University. Drive to Yaremche. Overnight in Yaremche.
Day 6: Carpathians – Yaremche – Verhovyna
After breakfast, we drive to Verhovyna to see traditional mountain villages and learn more about Ukrainian ethnical group Hutsuls. Visit the museum of musical instruments and the Vyshyvanka museum. A home-made lunch will be served at a private house of one of the museum’s owners to let you experience the life of locals. Overnight in Yaremche.
Day 7: Yaremche, the Carpathians – Lviv
After breakfast, enjoy some free time in Yaremche. Continue to Ivano-Frankivsk. After lunch at a Galician restaurant-museum, enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of the city including the Market Square, the City Hall and the Armenian Church. Drive to Lviv and transfer to you hotel. Overnight in Lviv.
Day 8: Lviv
After breakfast, enjoy a 6-hour walking tour including the Rynok Square, the Dominican Church and the Boim Chapel – a monument of religious architecture in Cathedral Square. After lunch, visit the Opera and Ballet Theater built in the classical Neo-Renaissance tradition, and is considered one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in Europe. Overnight in Lviv.
Day 9: Lviv
After breakfast, walk to the Lviv High Castle, a historic castle located on the top of the Castle Hill offering some of the best views of the city. Discover “The House of Scientists”, the building of the former noble casino, is one of the Lviv most amazing and perfect architectural structures. Continue to the St. George’s Cathedral, a great example of the Rococo architecture which serves as the main Greek-Catholic Church of the region. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Lviv.
Day 10: Lviv – Departure
After breakfast and check out, transfer to the airport. Departure. [B]
TOUR DATES 2019 & LAND PACKAGE RATES
Per person sharing a DBL/TWIN room:
Apr 5 $2,652 US
May 10 $2,963 US
Jun 14 $2,922 US
Jul 5 $2,922 US
Aug 16 $2,963 US
Sep 13 $2,963 US
Oct 11 $2,922 US
$470 US – SGL Supplement
- Arrival /departure transfers;
- 3 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kiev;
- 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Kamianets-Podilskyi;
- 2 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Yaremche;
- 3 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Lviv;
- 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 6 lunches;
- Transportation as per program;
- Local English-speaking guides;
- Entrance tickets according to the program;
- Bottled water per person per day;
- All applicable taxes.
- International flights;
- Other meals;
- Expenses of a personal nature such as: beverages with meals, camera fees, etc.;
- Tips and gratuities to drivers and guides;
- Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants;
- Travel protection Insurance;
- Late check-in/check-out.