Fantastic Western Ukraine private tour - 10 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Kyiv the heart of Ukraine and Lviv the soul of Ukraine;
  • Discover ancient castles and fortresses in Khotyn and KamianetsPodilskyi
  • Immerse into the local culture of hutsuls people who live in the mountains
  • Explore UNESCO sites in Kyiv, Chernivtsi and Lviv
Join us for this amazing exploration of Western Ukaraine, a beautiful journey connecting with friendly people who will overwhelm you with their legendary hospitality. Let’s Enjoy Ukraine together as locals do!

Driving through the country and sightseeing on the way is the best way to see more sides of Ukraine from a local perspective – not only the most important sights, but also hidden, “undiscovered” breathtaking spots. Some of these hidden gems include Verhovyna in the Carpathians and the cozy city of Chernivtsi, which has been deeply influenced by Romanian, Austrian and Jewish cultures.

On this tour, you will find out what it was like to be a part of Ancient Kiev, the early medieval state that did so much to shape what later became the nation of Ukraine. You’ll also experience pleasant activities in the Carpathians and will be involved in learning about life and traditions of Hutsuls.

Don’t forget about the delicious Ukrainian cuisine that is also waiting for you!

Western Ukraine will surprise you in so many ways: the people are incredibly friendly, the architecture is colorful and majestic, and the castles are spectacular. We will show you not only historic churches, amazing landscapes, and brilliant buildings… You will explore the country as a local. And that is what makes it so memorable!

Day 1

Arrival at Kyiv Boryspil airport (KBP). Transfer to a hotel. Check-in. Time for rest.

Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other! Now you are a part of JC Travel Ukraine team 🙂

Stay in Kyiv. Dinner included.

Day 2

09:00 am – 04:00 pm. Our walking tour will start from exploring ancient part of Kyiv city center. You will enjoy seeing Bessarabskyi market, Golden Gates, walk along Volodymyrskaya street and explore St. Sophia Cathedral, will discover secrets of St. Andrew church and descent, will discover St. Michael Golden-Domed Church. After lunch, we continue with a walk along Khreshchatyk street-the shortest yet the widest main street in the world, Maidan- the square where all of the Ukrainian revolutions started and many more! Back to the hotel, free time.

Day 3

09:00 am – 01:00 pm. We visit Kyevo Pecherska Lavra with its caves – the most ancient monastery and UNESCO Heritage site, then exploring the Motherland Statue complex and WWII museum. During the tour you will also see impressive administrative buildings, House of a crying widow, Chocolate House and Red Castle, stone jungles and many others. Back to the hotel. Free time.

Optional*** tour to Mezhyhirya Residence – a house of Ukrainian former president.

Day 4

08:00 am – 07:00 pm. In the morning we drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi. After lunch we explore this beautiful town. Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? You’ll discover the history from the moment of town’s foundation till recent times. You will see the Cathedral of the Saint Peter and Paul, St. Nicolas Armenian Church, Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Smotrich River Canyon and of course, the highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress

Day 5

09:00 am – 07:00 pm. We drive to the Carpathians with sightseeing on the way!

First stop – Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence. Then we continue to Chernivtsi – the real cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. We will have lunch in one of the local Bukovenian restaurants and then we visit the National University – it will be a real highlight! Then enjoy a 2-hour walking tour in the historical city center, walk along the main pedestrian street – Kobylyanska, will see the City Hall, Teatralnaya square and many other. After – we drive to Yaremche.

Day 6

10:00 am – 04:00 pm. This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – Нutsuls.

We drive to Verhovyna – the capital of hutsuls. You will see traditional mountain villages, find out about people who live there: Ukrainian ethnical group – Hutsuls. We will visit the Hutsul Everyday Life and musical instruments museum, which is located on a hill (hiking required or you will be taken up and down by a soviet jeep 5 mins ride ) and will find out about Ukrainian embroidery and its different meanings in the unique museum of Vyshyvanka. A home-made lunch will be served in a private house of one of the museum’s owners to let you feel the life of locals. Back to the hotel and free time

Day 7

Optional** morning jeep tour to the top of the mountains.

During your free time in Yaremche, the pearl of Carpathians, you can shop in one of the local souvenir markets.

12:00 pm – 07:00 pm Check-out and continue to Ivano-Frankivsk where we stop for lunch in a restaurant-museum of Galician way of life owned by a family. Afterwards, enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of the city which is often called “a small Lviv”. You will see the Market square and the City Hall, will stroll along the main pedestrian street which locals call “a Hundred meters street”, will see the Armenian church and much more. The we continue to Lviv. Check-in and free time

Day 8

09:00 am – 04:00 pm During our 6-hour walking tour we will see the architecture of Rynok Square, typical Austrian streets, as well as modern dwellings. Together they narrate Lviv’s glorious history. We will walk along the Medieval part of Lviv and will see Rynok Square, Armenian church and quarter, Dominican church, Boim Chapel, and many other impressive sites in the historical city center.

Highlights of this tour include visits of the Opera House, built in the classical tradition with Neo-Renaissance details (subject to change). Your lunch will be served in a place where you can be inspired for new ideas!

Day 9

09:00 am – 01:00 pm.Today your tour includes a visit of the High Castle Hill (walk along the hill), where a castle once stood during 1300s to the 1770s to protect the residents of Lviv during attacks. The hill now offers the best views of the city. You will discover the former Austrian casino, presently called “The House of Scientists”. The casino was a meeting place for the aristocratic elite. You will also visit St. George’s Cathedral, which serves as a great example of rococo architecture and was built between 1744-1760. Today St. George’s Cathedral is the main Greek-Catholic church. Back to your hotel, free time.

Meet at 05:45 pm at hotel lobby and walk to a restaurant for dinner. After dinner – walk back to the hotel or a guide can assist with getting a taxi

Day 10

Breakfast and check-out. Transfer to Lviv airport. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

End of services. Breakfast included.

  • Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights (twin room sharing) with breakfasts
  • Bottle of water per person daily
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guides during the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • Tour escort by English-speaking tour manager during the trip
  • All activities described in the tour program
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned
  • Meals according to the program
  • Visa support documents, if needed

OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)

  • Jeep Tour in Carpathians
  • International flights
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellations
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant and hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Travel insurance
  •  Expenses of a personal nature such as: beverages with meals, camera fees, etc.
  •  Early/late check-in/check-out

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Fantastic Western Ukraine private tour
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