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Lviv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomyia – Delyatyn – Yaremche – Ivano-Frankivsk Duration: 6 days/5 nights Lviv is an old city, a place of history and museums. It is also considered to be the capital of Galicia and the centre of Western Ukraine. A historical part of Lviv is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here is the biggest amount of architectural monuments in Ukraine. The city Lviv is named after Prince Leo I of Galicia, son of the Lviv founder King Daniel of Galicia. The city has never changed its name. Master class in the Lviv Handmade Chocolate House is an hour and a half of a chocolate craft, decorating chocolate pieces, new knowledge about chocolate, tasting drinks and sweets made by yourself under the supervision of a professional choclatier. Every participant will turn into a true chocolate-master and your sweet dream will come true. We will have you wear a chocolatier uniform, give you all the necessary items and natural chocolate of a high quality. Lviv is an old city, a place of history and museums. It’s also considered to be a capital of Galicia and a centre of Western Ukraine.  Ivano-Frankivsk is the city of promenades, first of all. It’s one of the very populous and old regions of Ukraine. The city fascinates by its architecture, forged pieces, and souvenir shops with unique works of craftsmen. Yaremche is the most famous climatic health resort of the Precarpathian area, the touristic (travel) center of Ivano-Frankivsk region and the whole Hutsulshchyna. It is located among picturesque mountains and on the riverside of the river Prut at the altitude of 550-585 meters above sea level.  Optional tour: Kolomyia is the center of the social, cultural and educational life of Precarpathian area, the capital of the Pokuttya land. This city impresses both its guests and local people by its vivid museums, incredible historical, cultural and architectural monuments. This city has saved its original architectural charm of a European city, having been built at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. One of the well-known monuments of this city is a Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called Spaska. It was built in 1587 and is considered to be one of the oldest wooden churches in Galicia. An old iconostasis of the XVIII century was preserved in the church.  
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5-Days excursions in the Carpathian Mountains. You have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy your vacation in the Carpathians and see the local waterfalls. You will see incredible views, taste the most delicious cuisine - Ukrainian!    Day 1 Departure from Ivano-Frankivsk at 9:00.   At first, we are going to Maniava - a small village in Bogorodchany district. Today the village is known for the most prominent place - the Manyava Skete of the 16th century, whose founder is the monk Yob Knyaginitsky, who comes from Athos. 380 meters from the monastery there is a Blessed stone with a healing spring, and above it is Maniava waterfall (the height of the fall of the water is 16 meters, the highest waterfall Gorgan).  A trip to Yaremche - a well-known tourist center. An excursion to the waterfall Maiden Tears.  The waterfall "Maiden tears" - a unique travertine waterfall, the basis of which is moss, which grew hundreds of years, died, stones and caused the emergence of subsequent generations of the same moss. Lunch  Free time Dinner Overnight in the hotel Day 2 Breakfast A trip to the waterfalls  Probiy and Kaplyvets. The waterfall Probiy is one of the few Carpathian waterfalls, to which it is not necessary to go far: it is located in the heart of the city of Yaremche. The waterfall Kaplyvets is not well-known among tourists. Cascade Waterfall The Chapel is located on the Pyshnyi flow - the right tributary of the Prut.  But it is proposed for a thin "voice" - an important talent received! Water in it quietly streams, crossing the rock massif of fly-type. Lunch Free time Dinner Overnight in the hotel Day 3 Breakfast Free time A trip to the village Tatariv. Visit the waterfall Zhenetskyi Huk. The height of the waterfall Zhenetskyi Huk is 15 meters (49 ft). Local residents named the waterfall Huk because of the noise that is heard from him. Lunch Free time.  Dinner Overnight in the hotel Day 4 Breakfast Free time A trip to the village Dzembronya. Visiting the Dzembronsky waterfalls. The waterfalls take their origin from the Dzembron river. The cascade of waterfalls formed here thousands of years ago as a result of shrinking rocks. Lunch in the village Free time A farewell party. We will arrange a traditional Ukrainian dinner. You could  taste our best tradition dishes. Overnigth in the hotel  Day 5 Breakfast Free time Departure to Ivano-Frankivsk at 12:00.   An optional excursion of the city Ivano-Frankivsk The price includes: Pick-up from Ivano-Frankivsk Escort of company̕s representative Transfer  Meal (FB)
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Learn about the history about the ancient Stanyslaviv (former name of Ivano-Frankivsk) that is over 350 years old! The history is embodied in the unique monuments, such as Sheptytsky Square, Ratusha (city hall), Pototsky Palace, the gallery “Bastion”, monuments devoted to Ivan Franko, Adam Mitskevych, the Armenian Church, and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Greek Catholic Cathedral). Get to know Ivano-Frankivsk! We offer the best tours around the city. Every tour is your little research about Ivano-Frankivsk that you are going to enjoy! Stanyslaviv Fortress Originally, the modern Ivano-Frankivsk was meant as a city-fortress, by the idea of “an ideal city” known since Renaissance epoch. There were only three such cities. The architect happened to be Francois Corassini, and his successor was Carlo Benoy. They created the marvelous “star-city” – that was the symbol and the main idea of the medieval ideal city. Stanyslaviv was surrounded by strong walls, there were plenty of temples, and the Ratusha was in the center. It is indeed common to assume that you should start exploring a city with its downtown area – the heart of the city. However, we say that it is better to enjoy the city by walking from the point to which tourists arrive – the railway station – up to the downtown and we can offer you an excellent route! The downtown of Ivano-Frankivsk is formed by Independence Street and Viche Maidan. Here, it is called “Sotka” (or "stometrivka”) by the locals and is a favorite alley of people. Let us take a stroll around the city center. The Shevchenka Street is one of the oldest in the city, as it has been there since the city was founded in the 17th century. A traveller, Ulrich von Werdum mentions that it leads to the Zvirynetska Dibrova (dibrova, if literally, means oak wood), where the Pototskys (family of the city founders) invited guests over and also that was where they went hunting. There were plenty of changes since then: Dibrova has become a field, then – a park, then it changed its name several times (like, Lypova and Shevchenko). There are 44 monuments on the street. It may actually take you 3 hours to complete the entire walking tour around the street. That is a terrific romantic route to the sound of the old trees! The Sichovykh Striltsiv Street is parallel to the “Sotka”. It sort of has a connective function, as this is where the other streets that lead to the small boroughs split.
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9 days/8 nights Verkhovyna is considered to be the center of Hutsulian culture. It is the land rich in different legends, natural and architectural monuments. Verkhovyna is a city of picturesque mountain landscapes, blooming valleys, endless mountain valleys and forests. It is located at the altitude of 620 meters above sea level on the banks of the River Chornyi Cheremosh. Kosiv has been considered to be the heart of Hutsuliya for ages. This city and its suburbs are famous for unique nature, incredible traditions and customs of local people. There is a unique in Europe State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts with over a hundred-year history. Famous Kosiv craftsmen, descents of the world-known families of Korpaniuk, Shkribliak and Druchkov are instructors in this Institute. Yaremche is the most famous climatic resort in the Precarpathian region, the travel centre of Ivano-Franlivsk area and Hutsulshchyna. It is situated among the picturesque mountains at the altitude of 550-585 meters above sea level on the banks of the River Prut. Dil Mountain Valley.  For ages forests and mountain valleys have been giving main work for local people in the Carpathians.  Dil Mountain Valley is also called “landlord’s valley”. Climbing it would not take too much time and effort. You will see the breathtaking landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, take part in a master class of making the Hutsulian foods, like cheese, budz (smoked Hutsul cheese), vurda (combined cow’s and sheep’s milk cheese), brynza (sheep’s milk cheese), butter. Seasonal prevalence on the valleys is from May to October.  Optional Trip: Horse-riding trip. The Hutsulian horse is a breed of domestic horses living only in the Carpathian mountain area on the territory of Ukraine. Riding the Hutsulian horse to not only see the incredible landscapes of Carpathians, but also to visit fascinating places and pick the Carpathian herbs and berries.
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Vorokhta is fairly the most popular mountain resort in the Carpathian Mountains and it is included in the Carpathian National Natural Park. Vorokhta is located both in the lowland and on the mountain slopes. The line Rebrovach, which is covered with the spruce wood, separates the area on the east side from Tatariv (village). You will have: Meeting of tourists with a representative of the company «Aven - Tour» Comfortable transporation Visiting 100-year-old viaduct Trip to the Nesamovyte Lake Zip – line in Vorothta Climbing the Kukul Mountain The price includes: Pick-up from Ivano-Frankivsk Escort of company̕s representative Transfer in either direction Lunch The trip lasts 8-9 hours
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Celebrate the Hutsul Easter together! 4 days in Carpathians is the best vacation for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking traditional  atosphere of Hutsulshchyna. Feel the family comfort with a true traditional Easter dinner. The spring season is the best time to explore the nature of the Carpathians. Day 1 Meeting of tourists with a representative of the company «Aven - Tour» Check-in to the hotel in Yaremche A trip to the picturesque village of Kosmach Visiting the museum of Oleksy Dovbush, one of the most famous leaders of  Opryshky A trip to Kolomyia - is the artistic capital of the Carpathians. Visiting the Museum of Easter eggs «Pysanka» Dinner, overnight Day 2 The traditional Easter feast Tour  to Maniava - a small village in Bogorodchany district  Visiting Manyavsky waterfall (the height of the fall of the water is  16 meters, the highest waterfall Gorgan) Dinner, overnight Day 3 Breakfast Tour to Yaremche. This is a well-known tourist center Visiting the fabulous waterfall "Probiy" A trip to the ski resort Bukovel Dinner, overnight Day 4 Breakfast. Check out Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk city Optional sightseeing tour of the city You can enjoy the beauty of the arts and craftsmanship of famous craftsmasters, as well as visit the Museum of Easter eggs «Pysanka» and «Museum of Folk Art of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttya» of the oldest wooden church of Pokuttya. We offer you to have a festive Easter dinner in the best traditions of Hutsulshchyna. The main dishes of Easter dinner: Paskha is a cheesy pie with raisins Pysanka is a painted egg with traditional patterns Horseradish is a white root of the horseradish plant Sausage and cheese Tour lasts for 4 days and 3 nights. Duration from 27th  to 30th  April 2019 (Sunday - Tuesday) We invite you to visit the picturesque corner of Carpathians –  Kosmach village,  town of Easter eggs – Kolomyia, Delyatin - historic town, Ukrainian Athos - Manyava Skete, the heart of the Carpathians – Yaremche town, ski resort Bukovel, to have photo shot in colorful national costumes, master class in painting Easter egg,  to eat festive Easter dinner in the best traditions of Hutsulshchyna. Inclusions  Round-trip transportation from the railway station of Ivano-Frankivsk by comfortable bus  Escort of company̕s representative  Accommodation in the hotel for 3 nights  Meal: 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners  Festive Easter Lunch  Master Class in making Easter eggs Master Class in cooking Paskha    
Enjoy the picturesque panoramas of the Carpathians, mountain rivers and mysterious and mighty Dovbush Rocks! We will visit Bubnyshche and the Dovbush Rocks, Vyhoda, famous for its Carpathian Tram, and Hoshiv. You may find it interesting that Dovbush Rocks are connected with a historical character – Oleksa Dovbush, who was a leader of the Ukrainian rebellion movement "Opryshky" in the 18 th century. In fact, Oleksa was a Ukrainian Robin Hood, who, together with his gang, was doing the good by taking money and treasures from the rich and giving it to the poor. According to the legend, he was hiding around the rocks for some time and hid the treasure there. Let us try to find it, shall we? The scenic “Dovbush Rocks”, which rise in the middle of the beech forest in the Carpathians, will fascinate you with its grandeur and mysteriousness. All romantics and fans of the mountains are welcomed by the “Carpathian Tram” – a train on the narrow-gauge railway. The first narrow-gauge railways were constructed at the end of the 19 th century and got really popular. They were used for transporting wood; at first, freight trains were pulled by horses, and then – by locomotives. The width of the track is 770 mm, which is twice less than the usual railway track. The four-hour trip by “Carpathian Tram” is an extremely picturesque route in the most beautiful and most environmentally friendly places in the Carpathians. We will also visit the Basilian Monastery in Hoshiv, which has existed for over 500 years and preserves a miraculous icon of the Mother of God. The legend tells us that the icon of the Mother of God in Hoshiv has repeatedly healed people from severe illnesses, and the monastery gives peace and tranquility, therefore, it is necessary to visit it at least once. Do not miss the chance to receive plenty of positive emotions, because this is what the tour guarantees you! You will get to enjoy the beautiful nature during the trip.
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Climb the highest peak of the Carpathian Mountains Hoverla to feel an incredible admiration and enjoy breathtaking beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and be a part of amazing mysterious nature! Nearly every Ukrainian has a dream of conquering this mountain. It is the highest mountain peak and entire Ukraine can be viewed from it. It is the most popular touristic place in the country for those who love climbing peaks. When the weather is shiny and nice, it is filled with tourists, though the mountain is climbed in any season and any weather. The height of Hoverla is 2061 meters. The mountain itself is located in among Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions and 17 km from the border of Romania. Regardless of the legend, the name Hoverla originates from the Romanian language meaning “stiff rising”, however, in Hungarian it means “a snow mountain”. In fact, there is snow all the year round, even during summer. It is mostly covered with Alpine tundra and shrubs. At the foot of the mountain, there is one of the Prut River sources. According to the legend, in ancient times, there were two people in love – Prut and Hoverla, and the father of the girl Hoverla, an old dreadful molfar (a person with purported magical abilities in Hutsul culture), found out about it. Since he was against it, he turned his daughter into a huge mountain. When Prut learned what happened to his lover, he cried. So since then, the Prut River starts flowing from the slopes of Hoverla. Climbing Hoverla is quite comfortable as there is mainly plain ground. The beauty from the peak that can be seen is indescribable. You can only see it and feel it on your own. It is no wonder that Hoverla is such a major attraction for tourists. Every year, thousands of people conquer the summit. The most appropriate time for climbing is the beginning of May and the end of September. Other times, there are can be higher risks, so only experienced alpinists are allowed to climb. Since Hoverla is located around the restricted area, you will need a specific pass card from the administration of the Reserve ahead of time. Tourists must follow the rules: no fire, no garbage, no camping, no picking berries, herbs or mushrooms. There are several routes for climbing Hoverla. It all depends on the level of your physical fitness. However, regardless of the type of route, you do need good physical conditioning as you will be walking up for many kilometers. At the 1 500 meters height, you may lack oxygen. Generally, in a good weather, it takes 3 hours to climb the peak. Hoverla keeps the love for Ukraine in your heart forever. The clearest air, spring water and wonderful nature are available in any season. You do not need any specific skills or equipment.
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  8 days/7 nights The Castles Tour specializes in all-inclusive small-group tours – featuring inside visits at the most impressive ancient architectural masterpieces like fairy castles, monasteries, grand palaces and stable fortresses of Ukraine. Chernivtsi is city with unique architecture, rich cultural heritage that is fairly called the pearl of architecture. The historical building system is complete, almost untouched ensemble of the XIX – XX centuries. It is famous for its Viennese architecture that originated during the prosperity of Austro-Hungarian Empire of Habsburgs, a part of which the city was for almost 150 years. The Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life is located in the outskirts of Chernivtsi city. The life and mode of the ancient village are recreated on the territory of the museum. It reflects Bukovynian settlements of the XIX- first half XX centuries and specific features of this area, such as wind mills, a tavern, a country farriery, a small house and a yard of a poor peasant, a yard of a rich peasant, a well sweep, a church with a bell tower. Kamianets-Podilskyi is called the city of seven cultures and nationalities because of its incredible architecture. The old city is truly a unique place situated on the high rocky banks canyon, formed of the Smotrych River. In the past, this canyon was a defensive shield of Kamianets because it surrounded the Old City and its height is about 40 meters, and its width is about 180 meters. Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle is a part of National Historical and Architectural Reserve “Kamianets” that is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. This complex consists of 12 towers, each of them has its name and story, and a castle bridge. In the vaults of the Castle complex there is a reconstructed panorama of the castle defense of 1672, during the Turkish invasions. Also, there is an exposition dedicated to the history of throwing weapons in Podillya Region. Khotyn is a city, situated on the right bank of the Dnister River. It is an ancient city of two worlds – Christian and Muslim; the place of many great historical battles.  Plenty of princes and empires fought for the fortress and plenty of warriors perished near it walls.  Nowadays, every year a great festival “Mediaeval Khotyn” is held in this fortress. Lviv is an old city, a place of history and museums. It is also considered to be the capital of Galicia and the centre of Western Ukraine. The historical part of Lviv is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here is the biggest amount of architectural monuments in Ukraine. The city of Lviv is named after Prince Leo I of Galicia, son of the Lviv founder King Daniel of Galicia. The city has never changed its name.
From EUR 680