A Journey To Hutsuls, Ukrainians Who Live On The Wild Side - Lviv

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    The tour starts according to your arrival at the Airport Lviv / Lviv Railway Station. Be sure that you informed us all details needed. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the l.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    1 day: transfer from the airport Lviv / Lviv Railway Station to the hotel  , 3 day: hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels or apartments)

Overview

The starting point of your travel is Lviv, the biggest city in Western Ukraine, and the center of the historical region of Galicia with beautiful architecture and rich history. Youll proceed to the Carpathian mountains, to the Hutsul region. This journey to the wild side of Ukraine will take you back in time! Hutsuls are one of the Ukrainian ethnic groups who inhabited the Carpathians. Living in desolate mountain areas, they preserved their long-time traditions, handicrafts and way of life. We will visit Hutsul sheep shepherds, who still keep their ancestors lifestyle. We will make Hutsul traditional handicrafts such as pottery, blankets weaving and woodcarving. We will see traditional Hutsul wooden architecture which is on the UNESCO world heritage list. And well indulge ourselves with traditional local cuisine. All that will be happening in the breathtaking landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle (minibus)
  • Accommodation in a lodge (double or twin room)
  • Meals (half board in the Carpathians)
  • Guide and translation services
  • Entrance fees for the museums

Exclusions

  • Extra drinks and meals
  • Sauna
  • 2nd excursion in Lviv 
  • Excursion with cheese & wine tasting session
  • All mentioned expenses are optional.
    Price doesn't include an accommodation in Lviv. You can book a hotel on your own or we can help you with it.

Know More about this tour

Day 1

  • Lviv: arriving, transfer from the airport to the hotel according to the arrival, check-in
  • Historical Center of Lviv, listed on the UNESCO world heritage list: medieval Armenian, Ukrainian and Jewish quarters of Lvivs Old Town
Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Around the historical center of Lviv (optional): St.Georges Cathedral (the metropolitan cathedral of the Greek-Catholic Church), High Castle viewpoint, Lychakiv Cemetery (the necropolis of the XVIII-XX centuries)
Day 3
  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Rohatyn: Holy Spirit Church
  • Yaremche: walk through the Dovbush trail
  • Lunch
  • Walk to the Probiy waterfall and Hutsulschyna restaurant, an example of hutsul architecture
  • Visit to an ancient wooden church in Vorokhta
  • Dinner and overnight stop in Verkhovyna
Day 4
  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Visit to the archaic hutsul dwelling and the ancient wooden church in Kryvorivnya
  • Visit to the high-mountain sheep farm
  • Lunch in the mountains: classical Hutsul banosh (corn flour porridge with sheep cheese, cooked on fire)
  • Visits to masters in wool blankets weaving, traditional Hutsul craft
  • Dinner and overnight stop in Kosiv
  • Optional: sauna
Day 5
  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Visits to potters, the makers of traditional Kosiv hand-made ceramics
  • Lunch
  • Museum of Hutsul everyday life and traditions and Museum of Painted Easter Eggs in Kolomyya
  • Return to Lviv: check-in
Day 6
  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Optionally: excursion, cheese & wine tasting session
  • Transfer to the airport (according to the departure time)
Vorokhta is a high-mountain resort (850 m asl) and a famous center for both winter and summer sports. Vorokhta Viaducts are archwall railway bridges built in the XIX century when these territories were a part of Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The Church of The Nativity of the Virgin is one of the oldest temples in the region. It is a perfect exemplar of the archaic Hutsul wooden architecture. 
Kryvorivnya is a small village in the Black Cheremosh river valley. In the XIX century, the village had a fame of the Ukrainian Athens, being a favourite summer destination for the UKrainian intellectual elites. 
Kosiv is a small town known as a center of traditional Hutsul crafts, such as widely-known Kosiv ceramics, wood carving and sheep wool blankets weaving. The town grew in the Middle Ages as a place of the salt mining and trade. 
Yavoriv is a most famous village of blanket weavers in Ukraine. In 1967, Yavoriv blankets were a Prize-winning entry at the World Exhibition in Montreal.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except infants 

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant meals not included

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Dress code is smart casual

A minimum of 4 people per booking is required

It is possible to organise the tour even for 1 person, but it will be more expensive. 

A maximum of 15 people per booking. It is possible to organise the tour for 40 people as well.

Price doesn't include an accommodation in Lviv. You can book a hotel on your own or we can help you with it.

This tour will be really fascinating for creative people who like nature and are looking for inspiration. You will be able to try yourself in painting and pottery, so  be careful you may open your hidden talents!

During the tour, you wont put much of physical efforts, but we will have some walking in the mountains. Thus, we ask you to have comfortable trekking or sports shoes. Unfortunately, lack of local infrastructure makes this journey unavailable for handicapped people. Also, please note that deep in the mountains weather could be challenging, which implies lower temperatures, windy conditions or sudden rain. Please dress accordingly.
In the case of dramatic weather changes that could threaten the safety of the group, the program could be changed.
The company reserves the right to change the order of excursions in the program provided that some museums may be closed on the dates you choose for travelling.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.