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

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What to Expect
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 Lviv’s Old Town

Day 2
• Breakfast
• Around the historical center of Lviv (optional): St.George’s 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 day: transfer from the airport Lviv / Lviv Railway Station to the hotel 
3 day: hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels or apartments)
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.
Duration
6 days
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
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except infants
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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 won’t 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 6 days
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