Fantastic Western Ukraine 2017
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This remarkable adventure “Fantastic Western Ukraine 2017″ tour by minivan combines history with natural beauty and memorable cultural experiences. Be among the first to peek into a new destination and discover its secrets!

Discover Ukraine by minivan in a small group!

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Driving through the country and sightseeing on the way is the best way to see more sides of Ukraine from a local perspective – not only the most important sights, but also hidden, “undiscovered” breathtaking spots such as Verhovyna in the Carpathians as well as the cozy city of Chernivtsi which has been deeply influenced by Romanian culture.
You will find out what it was like to be part of Ancient Kyiv, the early medieval city-state that did so much to shape what later became the nation of Ukraine.
You’ll have pleasant activities in the Carpathians and will be involved in learning about life and traditions of Hutsuls.
Delicious Ukrainian cuisine with a master class and tastings are waiting for you.
Western Ukraine will surprise you in so many ways: the people are incredibly friendly, the architecture is colorful and majestic, and the castles are spectacular. We will show you not only historic churches, amazing landscapes, and brilliant buildings… You will explore the country as a local. And that is what makes it so memorable.
 
Join us on this beautiful journey and connect with friendly people who will overwhelm you with their legendary hospitality. Let’s Enjoy Ukraine together as locals do!


Dates&Prices

Book for two and save up to 7%*

- *$307 saving per couple based on 7% discount from the standard cost for 1 person if you are traveling as a couple, or with your friend. Standard cost of the package is $2195 per person. But both of you can travel for $4083 instead of $4390. Use this opportunity and book your tour to Ukraine ASAP!

Important: Discount applies only for the tour package and does not apply for single supplement and any optional tours.

The discount is available only on applicable dates in 2017-2018:

New schedule 2017!
FR 14 APR – SU 23 APR – $2195
FR 19 MAY – SU 28 MAY – $2285
FR 09 JUN – SU 18 JUN – $2235
FR 07 JUL – SU 16 JUL – $2235
FR 04 AUG – SU 13 AUG – $2285
FR 18 AUG – SU 27 AUG – $2285
FR 01 SEP – SU 10 SEP – $2235
FR 22 SEP – SU 01 OCT – $2195
FR 13 OCT – SU 22 OCT – $2195
New schedule 2018!
FR 11 MAY – SU 20 MAY – $2295
FR 15 JUN – SU 24 JUN – $2275
FR 06 JUL – SU 15 JUL – $2275
FR 17 AUG – SU 26 AUG – $2295
FR 14 SEP – SU 23 SEP – $2275
FR 12 OCT – SU 21 OCT – $2255


Fantastic Western Ukraine Tour
March – November
Transport: Comfortable air-conditioned minivan during the tour;
Tour escort: Led by English-speaking tour manager and local guides during the entire trip;
Tour cost: Starts from $2195 per person sharing in double occupancy (Please, check out Dates&Prices page in order to choose your date and cost);
For the high season the price is: $2285 p/p;
Single supplement – $320;
Price is based on a group size of 3 – 6 participants.

Important: Discount applies only for the tour package and does not apply for single supplement and any optional tours.
1. We reserve the right to apply either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour if a group doesn’t meet a minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.
2. We have all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen weather conditions or other reasons in order to make the itinerary run smoothly.


Need help? Call us on
+380 68 920 53 97
 
 
Book online

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Tour includes:

  • - Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights twin room share with breakfasts;
  • - Bottle of water per person daily;
  • - Airport transfers;
  • - Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle;
  • - Local English-speaking guides during the sightseeing mentioned in the program;
  • - Tour escort by English-speaking guide/manager during the trip;
  • - All activities described in the tour program;
  • - Entrance fees to all sites mentioned;
  • - Meals according to the program;
  • - 1 master-class and 2 tastings according to the program;
  • - Visa support documents – FREE;
 
Tour does not include:

  • - International flights;
  • - Other meals​;
  • - Expenses of personal nature such as camera/video recorder fees;
  • - Meals not specified in the itinerary;
  • - Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants;
  • - Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellations;
  • - Gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant and hotel staff;
  • - Travel insurance.
  • - Optional tours;


 

Tour itinerary

Day1

Arrival at Kyiv Boryspil airport (KBP).
Meeting each traveler who arrives at this day.
Transfer to a hotel.
Check-in. Time for rest.
Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other!
Now you are a part of JC Travel Ukraine team :)
Stay in Kyiv. (D)

Opera Ballet Theater Kyiv

 

Day2

Breakfast.

After a good breakfast, it’s time to find out about the history of Kyivan Rus.
Did you know that within 9th till 12th century Kyiv was the capital of a very prosperous state which was a motherland for Slavs? This state was named Kyivan Rus and we start the tour from Kyivan Rus the open air museum. You will be taken to the ancient times! It is a whole different world you can visit! Ancient Kyiv in “The Kyivan Rus Park” is a unique reconstruction of one of the most famous and at the same time the most mysterious medieval city of the Eastern Europe – Ancient Kyiv of the V-XIII centuries, the capital of the greatest country – Kyivan Rus. You will feel what it’s like to be in person as a part of Ancient Kyiv – the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine in particularly and countries of Easter Europe in general, the cradle of one of ancient world civilizations that played the key part in the development of humanity!

Then we continue: having lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where you will have an opportunity not only to taste Ukrainian dishes but also to make them! Challenge yourself in making Ukrainian best dishes!
After lunch, we continue exploring Kyiv!

During the tour, you will see the Golden Gates and a very special place named Kyiv Acropolis. This is a place where different epochs and religion meet. You will see ruins of the palace of princes Olga – holy person for Ukrainians together with totem and a temple. Paganism and orthodox, superstitions and believes all this will make a deep impact on you. We will find out the secret of St. Andrew church and you will discover magnificent style of Ukrainian Icons as a unique world phenomenon. You will enjoy holly spirit of the city by visit Saint Sophia Cathedral and you will be impressed by wisdom of Slavic princes and beautiful history of Slavs as a nation!

Back to the hotel.
And now you have some free time to have a rest.
Stay in Kyiv (B, L)

Ancient Kyiv, Kyivan Rus Park

 

Day3

Breakfast.
Today you will learn about Kyiv and Ukraine through centuries to prosperous future!

Ukraine has lots of interesting facts from the world history and lots of them start from Kyiv. During this tour, we will learn about the main place to start revolutions, the united spirit of Ukrainians who did not quit to suppress Soviet Regime and managed to survive as a nation with beautiful traditions and customs. We will see the administrative buildings which play the main role in the life of Ukrainians. We will learn about ambitions of politicians and its effect on the architecture of the city. Kyiv from Soviet times till nowadays. Maidan, Kherschatyk, Motherland Statue, Arch of Friendship.

Time for lunch is set during the tour, and there a surprise will be waiting for you: tasting of something that is “made in Ukraine»
Back to the hotel.
And now you have some free time to have a rest. :)
Stay in Kyiv. (B)

Mezhyhirya Kyiv Ukraine

 

Day4

Early breakfast.
Check-out and drive by comfortable van to Kamianets-Podilskyi. Good mood and smiles, nice music and emotions are promised.
Arrival, check-into the hotel.
Quickly we go for a lunch.
After the lunch, I bet you will feel relaxed… But we don’t have time for that!
It’s a great opportunity for a walking tour around the old historical part of the city.

Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? The tour will be full of mystery. From the moment of town foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress! It will open a unique beauty and will let you feel courage of the former fortification city and the deep history.

Tired but happy we are back to the hotel.
It’s time to say good night and be ready for the next interesting day!
Stay in Kamianets-Podilskyi. (B)

Kamianets-Podilskyi castle, Kamianets Podilskyi ballons

 

Day5

Breakfast.Check-out.
We drive to the Carpathians with sightseeing on the way!

First stop – Khotyn fortress, which was founded in the 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence.
Then we drive to Chernivtsi in order to explore this real European city!
You will discover the history of Chernivtsi which is situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. It’s a tiny capital of Europe, where Sunday began with Shubert to end with a duel, where the pavement was swept with bouquets of roses and one could find more bookstalls than taverns. And of course, we will visit the heart of the city – National University!

Lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where borscht is made inside bread!
Continue driving to Carpathians, Tatariv. Arrival, check-in to the hotel. Free time.
Stay in Tatariv. (B)

Chernivtsi National University

 

Day6

Breakfast.

Today is the day when you will be involved in learning about life and traditions of Hutsuls.
We are visiting Vorokhta village, where you will see arch bridges (viaducts), which played an important transport role many centuries ago.
We continue to Verhovyna village, which is considered to be the capital of Hutsuls! We are visiting the unique museum – Museum of Hutsul Everyday Life and musical instruments, where you will find out about traditions, culture, songs, and regular life of the people.
Also visiting the museum of Galinky Verhovynky called “Vyshyvanka”. This is the right place to listen about Ukrainian embroidery and its different meanings which will be told by a hospitable owner of this private museum. You will see exquisite, original, old clothing which is sharing the warmth and the mystery of human life in this mountainous region.

Lunch in a traditional Carpathian house-restaurant.

Then we continue to Bukovel – the famous and fancy resort of Ukrainian Carpathians. Leisure time and taking a cableway to the top of the mountain to enjoy a nice view of the whole resort.

Back to the hotel.
Stay in Tatariv.(B)

Karpaty Hutsul

 

Day7

Check-out after breakfast. We drive to Lviv, but first….
Optional – Jeep tour to the top of the mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of the breathtaking view from the top. Jeep tour is combined with walking and climbing. Powerful cars will let you feel a bit of extreme!

Yaremche Jeep Tour

Continue to Yaremche.

Yaremche is a pearl of Carpathians! The town is located on the rocky river bank. Yaremche will allow plunging into the world of natural beauty and Hutsul “flavor” which can be found only in the Carpathians! You will see the famous Probiy waterfall (the “voice” of which is compared to “voice” of Niagara waterfall!!) and will visit one of the biggest souvenir markets. That will be the right spot to buy lots of souvenirs since they are one of the cheapest in Ukraine!

Lunch in a traditional Carpathian restaurant.
After lunch, we drive to Lviv.
Check-in to the hotel. Free time.
Stay in Lviv. (B)

Carpathian mountains Travel Ukraine

 

Day8

Breakfast.

Lviv… Lviv is indeed the Western Pearl of Ukraine. So ancient, so unbelievably charming!
We will start exploring this city by learning its history and legends from medieval times and the moment of the foundation. Will see the architecture of Rynok Square, typical Austrian streets as well as faceless Soviet-era buildings and modern dwellings. Together they narrate Lviv’s glorious history.
Highlights of this tour include visits to the Opera House, built in the classical tradition with Neo-Renaissance details; the High Castle Hill, where a castle once stood during the 1300s to the 1600s to protect the residents of Lviv during attacks, the hill now offers the best views of the city; the former Austrian casino, presently called “The House of Scientists”. The casino was a meeting place for the aristocratic elite; St. George’s Cathedral is a great example of rococo architecture and was built between 1744-1760. Today St. George’s Cathedral is the main Greek-Catholic church. Also, you will walk around the Medieval part of Lviv – the Market Square and old quarters around it.
We’ll visit the Shevchenkivsky Gay – the Museum of folk architecture and rural life. You will see the wooden folk architecture, everyday life artifacts, art artifacts from all ethnographic zones. Every zone consists of different objects – buildings, practical and manufactory buildings from last three centuries. The museum is one of the biggest open-air museums in Europe nowadays!

You will have lunch in the unique place… the Museum of Ideas – a place where Lviv bohemia meets up on a daily basis. Perhaps to get inspired for new ideas?
Let’s see!
Tired but happy you are back to the hotel.
Have a nice free time! Enjoy the evening city!
Stay in Lviv.(B)

 Lviv Theater of Opera

 

Day9

Breakfast.
Continue touring Lviv.
Lviv from Soviet Times till nowadays.

During the second day of your visit, you’ll get to know Lviv from a different perspective. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the years of WWII and its life afterward. As part of Soviet Union the city has acquired a totally different look in terms of architecture and lifestyle. During the tour you’ll visit a former Soviet prison, see the giant Monument of Glory, visit an exhibition of Soviet military rockets, tour a museum dedicated to the Soviet Army, and visit the Hill of Glory – the burial place of Soviet soldiers.
You’ll have an opportunity to visit Pidzamche region – the city’s oldest industrial district as well as take a look at Lviv’s biggest residential area, which serves as an example of Soviet-era architecture. Also, you’ll visit Lviv’s biggest flea market for a chance to purchase old books, medals, and coins.

At the end of the tour, you’ll have a chance to taste local infusions with some traditional Ukrainian snacks.
Farewell dinner in a unique Lviv restaurant!
Stay in Lviv. (B, D)

Lviv Shevchenko Gay

 

Day10

Breakfast.
Check-out.
Transfer to Lviv airport. (Transfer for each traveler who departures at this day)
Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again!
End of services. (B)


Relax

List of the hotels:

- Kyiv (3 night) – Ukraine hotel 4 stars;
- Kamianets-Podilskyi (1 night) – Reikartz hotel 4 stars;
- Tatariv (2 night) – Koruna hotel 3 stars;
- Lviv (3 night) – Reikartz Medievale hotel 3 stars;

Optional Experiences

Carpathian
Jeep Tour
Price: $ 39.00
Jeep tour to the top of mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of breathtaking view from the top. Jeep tour is combined with walking and climbing. Powerful cars will let you feel a bit of extreme!


Info

Trip Details:

Group: Normally 3-6 pax;
Accommodation: 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels, Standard twin rooms;
Included Meals: 9 breakfasts and 2 dinners;
Transport: Air-Conditioned Minibus;
Start point: Kyiv;
End point: Lviv;


Need help? Call us on

UA +380 68 920 53 97

 

Make an enquiry online

Included:
- Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights twin room share with breakfasts;

- Bottle of water per person daily;

- Airport transfers;

- Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle;

- Local English-speaking guides during the sightseeing mentioned in the program;

- Tour escort by English-speaking tour manager during the trip;

- All activities described in the tour program;

- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned;

- Meals according to the program;

- 1 master-class and 2 tastings according to the program;

- Visa support documents, if needed – FREE;
Not included:
- International flights;

- Other meals;

- Expenses of personal nature such as camera/video recorder fees;

- Meals not specified in the itinerary;

- Trip surcharge to operate below required minimum participants;

- Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellations;

- Gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant and hotel staff;

- Travel insurance.

- Optional tours;
Free:
- Transfers from/to airports;

- 1 bottle of water per person per day;

- All activities described in the tour program;
Optional tours:
- Jeep Tour $ 39.00;

Jeep tour to the top of mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of the breathtaking view from the top. Jeep tour is combined with walking and climbing. Powerful cars will let you feel a bit of extreme!
2017 Dates

FR 14 APR - SU 23 APR - $2195

FR 19 MAY - SU 28 MAY - $2285

FR 09 JUN - SU 18 JUN - $2235

FR 07 JUL - SU 16 JUL - $2235

FR 04 AUG - SU 13 AUG - $2285

FR 18 AUG - SU 27 AUG - $2285

FR 01 SEP - SU 10 SEP - $2235

FR 22 SEP - SU 01 OCT - $2195

FR 13 OCT - SU 22 OCT - $2195



2018 Dates

FR 11 MAY - SU 20 MAY - $2295

FR 15 JUN - SU 24 JUN - $2275

FR 06 JUL - SU 15 JUL - $2275

FR 17 AUG - SU 26 AUG - $2295

FR 14 SEP - SU 23 SEP - $2275

FR 12 OCT - SU 21 OCT - $2255



Single supplement $320

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