Tours To Ukraine     2020 Itinerary

                   

Smorgasbord breakfasts are served in hotel restaurants after 7:00 AM.  Noon meals (dinners) are scheduled for 1:00 pm. Evening meals (suppers) are scheduled for 7:00 pm.

    

Air Travel: 

From home airports to Lviv in Ukraine.

 

Day 1 

UKRAINE!

Welcome supper in the hotel Dining Room in Lviv

 

Day 2 

LVIV

City excursion by bus........ High Castle Park Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site). 

Excursion by foot Prospect Svobody (Freedom Boulevard).  

Shopping:  Vernisage ... Market and Artisan Bazaar.

 

Day 3

LVIV  

Bus ride to St. George's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral (Sobor) and to Shevchenkivsky Park:

original & restored heritage buildings from 9 ethnographic areas of Ukraine, including original and

active Lemko church.

 

Day 4 

HALYCHYNA

Visit school in Village of Bakivtsi and talk with students learning the English language.

Travel to IVANO-FRANKIVSK.

Special Presentation: The Hutsul Dancers.

 

Day 5 

IVANO-FRANKIVSK

Walking tour of Ivano-Frankivsk’s City Centre

 

Day 6 

YARMECHE and the CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

On to Yaremche and check-in to RESORT-HOTEL. Resort-hotel has swimming pool, sauna, massage,

billiards or Walk to the River-Prut tourist-friendly kiosks

 

Day 7

KOLOMEYIA

Guided Tours of world-renowned Historical Hutsul and Pysanka Museums.

 

 

Day 8 

HUTSULSCHYNA and THE HUTSULS

Explore Bukovel. Ride the ski chair lift for breathtaking views (weather permitting)

Dinner Kolya with the Hutsul Ensemble

Time for Shopping and Relaxing!

 

Day 9          

BAZAARS, KIOSKS AND FARM VISIT

Visit Yaremcheʼs 1-11 school in Carpathian mountains: meet and talk with the students.

On to Chernivitsi...stop at “Stork Alley” and visit “Life in a Village”.

Excursion of a free-enterprise and privately owned and operated farm.

 

Day 10          

CHERNIVTSI in BUKOVYNA

City Excursion: Historical Sites and Architectural wonders of Old Chernivitsi

Chernivitsi University (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bukovyna Diaspora Museum.

 

Day 11

KHOTYN AND KAMIENETZ-PODILSKY

Travel to and explore Fort Khotyn.

Travel to Kamienetz-Podilsky.

Explore Fort Kamienetz-Podilsky (UNESCO Heritage Site) and “Old Town” (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

 

Day 12 

TRAVEL across PODILLIA and POLISSIA to KYIV

Enroute enjoy dinner in a roadside restaurant.

 

Day 13 

KYIV

City Excursion: Taras Shevchenko Park; St. Volodomyrʼs Cathedral; University of Kyiv; Golden Gates; St. Sofia Cathedral and Square; St. Michaelʼs of the Golden Domes; Holodomyr Memorial; Peace Rainbow; Parliament Building.

MONUMENTS:  Founders; St. Volodomyr; Khmelnitsky; Shevchenko

Guided Tour Chernobyl Museum

Independence Square and Khreshchatyk Vulytsia

 

Day 14 

KYIV

Pecharska Lavra: Largest monastery in Ukraine (UNESCO Heritage Site).

Pecharskaʼs Burial Caves OR Museum of Historical Gold Treasures.

Shop for souvenirs at the outdoor kiosks at St. Andrewʼs Descent.

 

Day 15

HOMEWARD BOUND

After breakfast... check-out of hotel.  Board bus for airport

Air travel: From Kyiv to home airports.

 

Unforeseen events and new discoveries  ...will result in changes to this Itinerary.