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.
IVANO-FRANKIVSK - CHERNIVTSI - KAMYANETS-PODILSKYI-LVIV-KHOTYN-IVANO-FRANKIVSK