The Magic of Hutsul Christmas - ukraine-travel

The Magic of Hutsul Christmas

From EUR 300

5-Days Ukrainian Carpathians Adventure Christmas Tour

The Carpathians are special on New Year and Christmas. In this period everything is somehow different: the snow-capped peaks look even higher, and the wine savor in the holiday season. The winter trip to the Carpathians will give you the unforgettable impressions that will emerge in memory each time when you look at hundreds of photos in social networks or after having tasted with scented tea from mountain herbs.

Christmas treatments

Traditionally, on Christmas Eve, the entire family gathered at the festive table, but there was only one meal on that day - dinner, which was allowed to taste only after the first star appeared. The birth of Christ is preceded by a severe fasting, so the supper at Christmas Eve is a vegetarian, often called “hungry” dinner. On the table there are served varenyky, pyrohy, cakes, pancakes and casseroles with song fillings, as well as fish - only 12 different dishes - by the number of apostles (disciples of Christ). It is customary to go Christmas caroling. This is one of the old customs, according to which young people, singing carols, walk to houses of neighbors and relatives, praising Christ.

The main Christmas dishes of our great-grandfathers were:

Kutya - porridge based on boiled wheat, barley or rice flavored with poppy seeds, nuts and honey;

Uzvar -  dried fruit compote;

Baked apples with honey and nuts.

 

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transportation from the local airport, means door-to-door service
  • Fully escorted 5-days coach tour with English speaking guide
  • 4 nights budget accommodation, rooms with private showers/WC
  • Local taxes
  • 24-hours assistance available 
  • All activities and meals per itinerary
  • Fine Christmas dining at restaurant in Ukrainian style
  • Special concert program

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Ivano-Frankivsk - Delyatin - Yaremche - Bukovel - Vorokhta - Verkhovyna - Ivano-Frankivsk

 

Highlights

  • Christmas in the Carpathian Mountains, cracking firewood in the fireplace, mountains, sledges, snowballs and Christmas Eve in the Resort “Vorota Karpat”;
  • master class of making Christmas souvenirvisiting and decorations;
  • winter scenery of the Ukrainian Carpathians;
  • Sightseeing tour of Ivano-Frankivsk city;
  • visiting of Hutsul town Yaremche. It is the tourist epicenter of the Carpathians. Beautiful nature, clean air, picturesque valley of the Prut River and ethnic souvenir market are the main attraction of Yaremche.
  • visiting of ski resort Bukovel. The ski resort offers more than 50 km of excellent slopes for beginners and ski lovers;
  • visiting of Vorokhta. This small village is an amazing tourist center, which uniquely combines silence and tranquility with excellent conditions for sports and recreation;
  • Hutsul town Verkhovyna. Picturesque mountain landscapes of Verkhovyna created for you the atmosphere of a wonderful vacation;
  • visiting of the house-museum of the movie "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" in Verkhovyna;
  • visiting of the Museum of Hutsulshchyna;
  • visiting of the Private museum of Roman Kumlyk;
  • visitinf of The Cheese Factory Museum Khata-Staya.

Route

  1. Ivano-Frankivs’k
  2. Delyatyn
  3. Yaremche
  4. Bukovel
  5. Vorokhta
  6. Verkhovyna