Carpathian Cultural Experience Tour
If you are having trouble deciding just which trip to take then this is the one for you. This trip gives a bit of everything. It’s a chance to really experience all aspects of the culture of Ukraine.
On this trip you get to walk through the rolling hills of the Carpathians with local guides who will make sure you get a real taste of this amazing place. We’ll visit shepherd huts in the hills, where you will get to sample and see how they make traditional sheep cheeses.
You will get to make a traditional Ukrainian meal in authentic surroundings, and take part in workshops with local craftsmen. There’s also a chance to visit the biggest art and craft market in Western Ukraine.
You will enjoy a very warm welcome and hospitality in a family run guest house.
And if that’s not enough there’s also a chance to experience the enchanting city of Lviv (Unesco Herritage site) with its outstanding architecture, art galleries, museums, opera house and theatres.
Experienced local guides will be on hand throughout your stay to help ensure your holiday runs smoothly and is full of wonderful and unique experiences.
We advise on the best flights to travel to Ukraine, and arrange for you to be met at the airport.
Once you arrive in the Ukraine our tours include the cost of:
all meals (including drinks with meals)
entrance tickets and fees to museums and other attractions
Dates: 28th of July to 4th of August 2020: 8 Days
Cost: £1450.00 pp - Fully inclusive. Price based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement £200
(excluding flights to Ukraine)
We offer a 10% discount for returning customers
To book a place, or to find out more please email us: . You can also pay a deposit using the online pay button which will secure your place on this amazing trip.
You’ll be met at airport in Kiev and we’ll travel together on the overnight train to Kolomuya in the Carpathian Mountains.
We start this tour with a chance to really learn in depth about the Hutsul culture of this region with a visit to the Hutsul museum. This mountain culture is an important subculture within Ukraine. It has a strong tradition of craftmanship, making the most of the natural materials, wood, leather, and wool found in abundance in this region – this tradition persists to this day.
There’s also a visit to the idiosyncratic Pysanska Musuem – which celebrates the tradition of decorative egg making. The only museum of its kind, the building itself is a glorious egg shape!
We set out on a comfortable walk that will take us through wildflower meadows up into the hills to visit traditional shepherd’s huts.
We will also work alongside our hosts and prepare a Ukrainian meal in Vyzhniy Bereziv, as we prepare to celebrate Ukrainian Day of Independence with the local people!
A chance to learn all about the skills and history of rug making as we visit the picturesque village of Yavoriv, for a rug making workshop.
Another really special day that allows you to take in the natural beauty and culture of this region. We will visit one of the oldest Hutsul churches and walk through wildflower meadows before enjoying a picnic lunch near impressive waterfalls.
We’ll pay a visit to a village where every family is involved in the traditional craft of pysanka (egg decorating) and there’s a chance to take part and decorate your very own egg.
We’ll enjoy an evening of boisterous music and dance with the inhabitants of this lovely village.
Visit to the biggest craft market in Western Ukraine. Departure to Lviv.
You’ve had a taste of the country – now you get to experience the beautiful and artistic city of Lviv. Unesco heritage site. You’ll go on a walk around the city with a local resident who will point out the art galleries, historic buildings and quirky artisan coffee shops that make this city so unique.
You will also visit the outdoor museum of vernacular architecture. Set in acres of beautiful countryside this is the most stunning collection of traditionally built wooden buildings – from simple cottages to ornate circular roofed churches. It really is like a step back in time and you will be able to imagine just how life was in centuries gone by.
On your last day in this beautiful city there’s a chance to visit the Icon museum, which has the world’s biggest collection of sacral art ranging from the 12th century right up to today.
Then it’s time for a last lunch together, before we help you on your way to the airport for your journey home.