Tours To Ukraine 2018 Itinerary
Tour 1: May 6 – May 21 Tour 2: August 26 – September 10
Possible Third Tour in Summer to be added!
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 Toronto - to Warsaw - to Lviv in Ukraine.
Welcome supper in the hotel Dining Room
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.
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.
Board Bus for Opera House
Visit school in Village of Bakivtsi and talk with students learning the English language.
Travel to IVANO-FRANKIVSK.
Special Presentation: The Hutsul Dancers.
Travel to Kolomeyia.
Guided Tours of world-renowned Historical Hutsul and Pysanka Museums.
Walking tour of Ivano-Frankivsk’s City Centre
Travel to “Roman Fabryka’s Ukrainian Trades Museum”
Entertainment by Ivano-Frankivskʼs Heritage Assocation.
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
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!
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.
CHERNIVTSI in BUKOVYNA
City Excursion: Historical Sites and Architectural wonders of Old Chernivitsi
Chernivitsi University (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Bukovyna Diaspora Museum.
KHOTYN AND KAMIENETZ-PODILSKY
Travel to and explore Fort Khotyn.
Travel to Kamienetz-Podilsky.
Explore Fort Kamienetz-Podilsky (UNESCO Heritage Site).
Travel through “Old Town” (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
TRAVEL across PODILLIA and POLISSIA to KYIV
Enroute enjoy dinner in a roadside restaurant.
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
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.
After breakfast... check-out of hotel. Board bus for airport
Air travel: From Kyiv to Warsaw ....and to home airports.
Unforeseen events and new discoveries ...will result in changes to this Itinerary.