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DAY 1 - LVIV

Arrival to the Lviv. Meet and greet at the airport.

Transfer to the city center.
An ancient picturesque city which Prince Danylo Halytsky built in the mid 13-th century on the site of an old settlement and named it in honour of his son Lev.

Lviv is a city where the architecture of different epochs, styles and traditions of the East and West has combined into a unique architectural ensemble.

This is why the central part of the city was announced to be a historical and architectural preserve and was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Check in and dinner at the hotel.


DAY 2 – LVIV – POCHAIV – LVIV

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer to Pochaiv Lavra Monastery.

According to tradition, the Pochayiv monastery was founded by several monks who came to Pochayiv from Kiev- Pechersk Lavra, Fleeing from the Mongol invasion that destroyed Kiev in 1240.

Among the relics of the Monastery are miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin and the relics of St. Iov, its founder; the foot imprint of the Mother of God, spring with healing water.

Lunch at the local restaurant.
Return to Lviv.


DAY 3 – LVIV - MUKACHEVO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer to Mukachevo.

Visit to Drogobych (on the way). Visit to the wooden St. George’s Church (15-18-th century).
Arrival to Mukachevo, check in at the hotel.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

Mukachevo is one of the largest towns in Transcarpathia, is also known for its medieval castle which rises as a mighty fortress on the hill above the town.
The castle is famous in old Transcarpathian history as the residence of Podolsk Prince Fedor Koryatovich, who lived there in 1393-1414. The Mukachevo Castle was also a stronghold of anti-Habsburg revolt.
The revolt of the 17th century, led by Hungarian count Ferenc Rakoci the 2nd, was the national liberation of Hungary.

Dinner at the hotel.


DAY 4 – MUKACHEVO – IVANO-FRANKIVSK

Breakfast at the hotel.

The journey continues to Ivano–Frankivsk through magnificent Carpathian landscapes: the green mountains, alpine valleys, popularly known as “poloninas”, gardens and vineyards.

On the way to Ivano- Frankivsk you will visit Khust, the city on the Rika and Tysa rivers. Khust was established in the 11th century. In 1329 Khust was designated a crown city. The city was destroyed many times by the Tatars and the Turks. Khust was proclaimed to be the Capital of Carpathian Ukraine in 1939.

The most famous is the Castle, 11th –12th and 14th – 16th century (ruins), Located on a hill. In 1769 during a storm lightning ignited the gunpowder and caused an explosion which demolished the majority of the buildings.

Carpathian Nature Reserve, 1968. Near the Dolyna Nartsysiv massif (Valley of Narcissus). Contains a unique collection of narrow-leafed narcissus.

Then proceed to Rakhiv, city on the Tysa River. It is located in the centre of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. First mentioned in documents dating to 1447. The original settlers were peasants from Transcarpathia. Today this is a popular tourist destination. Visit can be done to the Carpathian Nature Preserve, 1968. Composed of three complexes, two of which cover the Chomohora range (containing the highest peaks of the Carpathians reaching 2061 m.)

Check in and dinner at the hotel in Ivano-Frankivsk.


DAY 5 - IVANO-FRANKIVSK - MANYAVA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer to Manyava.

Ivano-Frankivsk is located in the estuary of the Bystrytsya – Nadvimyanska and Bystrytsya – Solotvynska Rivers.
First objects from the Neopolithic Age and stone axes from the Bronze Age have been uncovered in the city.

Panoramic city tour of Ivano-Frankivsk will be provided.

Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon will be the visit to the Manyavsky Skyt (1611) Monastery. The first wood church was built in 1612; in 1619 the Vozdvyzhenska Church was built. Stone and wood structures surrounded by a stone wall with towers, many frescoes have been preserved.

Overnight and dinner at Ivano-Frankivsk.


DAY 6 – YAREMCHE – KOLOMYYA - KOSMACH - CHERNIVTSI

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

Coach transfer to Kolomyya.

Yaremcha is one of the major tourist centers in the Hutsul region.

Kolomyya was first mentioned in the Halych- Volynian Chronicle for the year 1240. The city is famous for its master-ceramicists and woodcarvers, is a home of the two largest Hutsul Arts, Crafts and Pysanka Museums mentioned in the British Queen’s Encyclopaedia as world masterpiece museums.

Lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch excursion to the unique home-museum of Ukrainian embroidery in the village of Vashkivtsi, which was founded in the first half of the 15-th century. The H. Haras Museum-Estate (1901-72), self-taught master-craftsman, artist-ornamentalist. This museum represents rich collection of about 2000 patterns of ornamental work.

Check in and dinner at the hotel in Chernivtsy.


DAY 7 – CHERNIVTSI - LVIV

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

Sightseeing tour to Chernivtsi, the regional civic-political and cultural center of Bukovyna, situated on both shores of the Prut River. The complex history of the city is uniquely reflected in the city’s old quarter, with its buildins of various architectural styles: Bysantine, Gothic, Baroque and others. During the sightseeing tour you will visit Holy Spirit Cathedral; Kobylianska Regional Theater of Music and Drama (1904-05), Residence of the Bukovynian Metropolitans, 1864-82.

Lunch at the local restaurant in Ivano-Frankivsk.

In the afternoon journey back to Lviv.
Check in and dinner at the hotel.


DAY 8 – LVIV

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the French-chateau-style hilltop castle at Olesk.
The 17th to 18th century castle, built on the site of an earlier 13th century fortress which was repeatedly destroyed by Tatar attacks during the 15th century, was restored in 1960-75.

An 18th century former Capuchin church & monastery stands opposite the castle hill. The castle houses a museum of the 15th to 18th century Western Ukrainian & related art. Particularly interesting is the portrait gallery, which includes a huge 1692 canvas of the Battle of Vienna against the Turks in 1683.

Lunch at local restaurant.

A beautiful Neo-Renaissance Opera & Ballet Theater, numerous Catholic & Orthodox churches, the Pharmacy-museum that was set up in 1735 and has been working for more than 260 years on end.

But no visit to Lviv is complete without a hike up the Castle Hill where you can have a breathtaking view of the city. Visit to the Museum of Ethnography, Arts & Crafts where you can observe an excellent collection of farm culture & folk art from Western Ukraine, ethnic dress, woodcarvings, ceramics & pysanky (painted eggs), embroidery.

Overnight and dinner at hotel.


DAY 9 – LVIV

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time. Leisure and shopping.
Check out followed by departure transfer.