Start and finish: Lviv, Ukraine
Destinations: Lviv — Ivano-Frankivsk — Yaremche — Bukovel — Dragobrat — Lviv.
Ages: Min 18
Group size: Min 5
Accommodation: hotels 2*-3*
Date:10.02-16.02.20 (6 days)
Cosy evening Russian speaking club every evening!
DAY 1 — Lviv — Yaremche — Ivano-Frankivsk
For tourists who arrive at Lviv train station station — transfer to Terminal «A». Departure to the tour is carried out from the Terminal A Complex. Transfer to Yaremche. Check in at the hotel.
Excursion Fairy Yaremche (included in the tour price)
We will look at Yaremche and its suburbs — the village of Dora, which is called the door to the Carpathians, cut through by the fast Prut between two mountain peaks. The first to meet us is the pearl of wooden architecture — the church of St. Elijah. Further, the waters of the Prut will lead us to the picturesque waterfall Probi, near which the famous restaurant «Hutsulshchyna» is located. You can also visit the exhibition-market of ethnographic products.
Inspection of the largest ski resort in Ukraine — Bukovel (night slopes). Return to the hotel.
DAY 2-5 — Bukovel — Verkhovyna — Manyavsky waterfall — Vorokhta — tasting of Carpathian tinctures — Dragobrat — Manyava — Skit Manyavsky — Yaremche
Breakfast. Day for skiing !!! We present a list of well-known ski resorts in the Carpathians that we can visit * (The choice of ski resort is determined by the head of the group depending on weather conditions):
Bukovel ski resort (entry ticket)
Bukovel is the largest and most modern ski resort in Eastern Europe. We are waiting for — 16 new modern lifts, 50 km of the most diverse routes, 100% snowmaking on all slopes, a fully automated system for passing through turnstiles (“Free Hands”). And a large number of ski slopes, rental points, parking lots, cafes and restaurants. All ski slopes are equipped with snow cannons and protected from direct sunlight. And the lighting of the three slopes allows you to ride in the evening. Ten webcams installed in different parts of the resort give us the opportunity to see in real time the actual weather conditions, the level of snow cover and the number of people on the slopes.
Ski resort Dragobrat (entry ticket)
«Dragobrat» is the highest ski resort in Ukraine, located at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level, at the junction of coniferous forests and the alpine zone, at the foot of Mount Stog (1707 m above sea level) and the Gemini massif (1883 above sea level). The horseshoe-like arrangement of the mountains creates a unique natural phenomenon of the Dragobrat tract — the presence of stable snow cover from November to May. There is snow on Dragobrat even when it has long been forgotten at other ski resorts. All this together with more than ten kilometers of internationally recognized ski slopes and makes it a unique place for outdoor enthusiasts. On Dragobrat it will be interesting for a skier with any skill level, there are tracks of all difficulty levels — from training to extreme tracks for professionals. And of course, Dragobrat is a paradise for a snowboarder — virgin land and a lot of snow, and the number of tracks is limited only by your desires. (travel from S. Yasinya to the ski lifts is paid extra !!!)
In our free time we recommend visiting optional excursions (paid extra):
Tasting exclusive Carpathian tinctures (Adult: 150UAH / 6$)
Tasteful, create a mood, have healing properties, enhance the love of the Carpathians. We invite you to 5 types of tinctures, 4 of which are strong. Mead, Kalganovka, Carpathian whiskey and other delicious drinks with snacks in the company of real Hutsuls. And, of course, it’s all accompanied by production stories and real toasts.
Secrets of Ukrainian Athos (Adult: 380UAH / 15$)
On the outskirts of the picturesque Carpathian village of Manyava, between the slopes of the mountains, there are towers and towers of the famous Orthodox male Holy Cross Monastery, known as Skity Manyavsky. No memo of past years is entwined with as many legends and retelling as Skeet. He now amazes with the mystery and mystery of everyone who stepped through his gate. And a few kilometers from Skit, in a fabulous and picturesque place, another miracle awaits us — Manyavsky waterfall, one of the most fabulous, beautiful and mysterious waterfalls of the Carpathians. It is located in an amazing place — in a mountain gorge between steep cliffs and is a cascade of three waterfalls that seethe under a tall rock. This pearl is located at an altitude of 713 m above sea level, and the height reaches 18 m! At its foot is a small lake. According to folk legends, if you swim in it, you will certainly become younger …
To crystal waterfalls … (Adult: 200UAH / 8$)
First we go to the Zhenetskiy waterfall at the foot of Mount Khomyak. According to legend, this place served as a refuge for local goryanka, who fled from the conquerors, hence its name. Having escaped from the stone fetters, Zhenetskiy Hook unleashes its powerful mountain waters from an eleven meter height that hid among the slopes of a dense forest. Stormy waters, as if in a mirror beat off the emeralds of mysterious pines and beckon into a mysterious unknown, and transparent splashes scatter in all directions, sparkling like thousands of small diamonds.
Treasures of the Carpathian forest (Adult: 200UAH / 8$)
We invite you to an eco-educational walk-excursion to the secret world of mountain forests. Walking along the Bagrovets mountain range, let us breathe in the fresh aroma of the forest and see an exclusive panorama of the town of Yaremche. And, of course, we will taste the Carpathians!
Visiting folk craftsmen (Adult: 360 UAH. / 13$)
In Vorokhta we will be able to see the Hutsul churches of the 18th-19th centuries, several dozen Austrian and Polish villas, unique Austrian railway viaduct bridges, built by the captive Italians more than a hundred years ago, and a masterpiece of sports architecture — a 24-hour ski jumping complex. Next we will visit Verkhovyna — the ethnic capital of the Hutsul region. It fully lives up to its name, since only its lower part is at an altitude of 620-640 m above sea level, and the rest is even higher in the mountains. We are waiting for an excursion to the private “Museum of the Hutsul way of life, ethnography and musical instruments”, where we will see a unique collection that contains traditional dresses and jewelry, bagpipes and trembits, banknotes from different times and even the old Hutsul “mobile phone” !!! Next, we will visit the house-museum of the film «Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.»
DAY 6 — Ivano-Frankivsk — Lviv
Breakfast. Eviction from the hotel. Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk.
The ideal city of the Renaissance (entry ticket)
A beautiful, unique, slightly mysterious, royally free city … It is one of the few where the past has been preserved unchanged, at the epicenter of which is a 49.5-meter-tall town hall with a gilded dome and the nearby Market Square. The center of Ivano-Frankivsk is decorated with a Jesuit baroque church, an Armenian church, a functioning synagogue and old houses, most of which look like toy castles.
15:00 estimated time of arrival in Lviv. Arrival in Lviv — Terminal A Complex. 16:00 approximate transfer time to railway railway station.
Gift tour of Lviv (entrance ticket)
A gift from the company — a city tour «Labyrinths of Lviv streets …» — everything breathes antiquity, it seems that we are transported several centuries ago. It is here that we can touch a fairy tale, discover the real beauty of ancient Lviv.
- Transfers between the cities by bus
- Accommodation in carefully chosen hotels (2-3*)
- Lessons with a professional teacher
- Good time and unforgettable experience
- International flights
- All meals and drinks
- Some tickets to local attractions
TRIP You will travel with a professional Russian teacher in a company of Ukrainians who want to see the beauty of Ukraine too (We cooperate with a large Ukrainian travel company to keep the price of the tour as low as possible)
PAYMENT A deposit of 50% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged when you arrive to Ukraine.
TRAVEL INSURANCE We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.
CANCELLATION Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 30 days of departure.
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First of all you will get unforgettable emotions, huge experience and new friends!
You will have opportunity to speak Russian a lot with your teacher and locals.
And of course see the beauty of Ukraine!
At the end of the trip you can pass the test and get a certificate! It’s great opportunity to show off to your friends and decorete your wall=)
The Speaking Russian Tour to Ukraine «The treasure of Ukraine» costs $ 445. It’s just $ 74 per day!
A deposit of 50% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged when you arrive to Ukraine.
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*The tour includes lessons, accommodation and transportation, but does not include flights to Ukraine and meal.
**The price is not constant, so book now to make sure you have the best price!
We can help you to organaze the transportation to Lviv and back if your international flights are to/from Kiev.
Also you can stay longer than 6 days if you want to travel more or visit your friends/ralatives, we can help you, too. Just contact us with any questions now.