Lviv - Yaremche - Kolomyya - Bukovel - Vorokhta - Kosiv -
Kryvorivnya - Verkhovyna - Lviv
Arrival to Lviv.
Transfer to Yaremche (approx.4-5 h).
Check-in at the hotel. Free time
The town of Yaremche is located in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, which is known for its rich culture and tradition. Yaremche was first founded in the 18th century and has proved to be one of Ukraine's prized possessions. Yaremche is a popular resort destination with just over 10 000 inhabitants, a number which doubles during the school breaks and the holiday seasons
The Ukrainian city of Yaremche is truly a sight to behold and is often called by the local inhabitants the "Pearl of the Carpathians". Yaremche's nickname is appropriate for a city with picturesque views from every direction and a backdrop of a wooded Ukrainian mountain range.
The main attraction of the town is the waterfall Guk & a 20-meters bridge above it. Close to the bridge there`s a famous souvenir market where you can buy different hand-made products of the local Craftsmen .
Would you like to taste the local inimitable Gutsul cuisine? For example, special light mushroom soup or a trout in sour cream or banush with mushrooms? Then you must certainly visit the local restaurants: "Gutsulshina", "Grazhda", Zelenyi Gai", "and "Kolyba".
Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Kolomyya.
Pretty as a picture, Kolomyya is one of the best introductions to the Carpathians for foreigners, despite being more than 50km east of the main part of the Chornohora range. Spruced up in 1999-2000 to host a Gutsul folk festival, it has the feel of an Austrian spa town, with a few good accommodation options and two interesting museums. In another country, Kolomyya might be too twee and touristy, but in Ukraine it's a breath of fresh air.
The most eye-catching attraction is the freshly repainted Pysanky Museum, which showcases the colourful, handpainted Easter eggs (pysanky) that are a Ukrainian tradition. Any visiting Australians will immediately rename this the ‘Big Egg' as the two-storey museum is itself that shape - reminding one of the many ‘big things' that infamously dot the landscape down under. Inside, there are hundreds of pysanky, decorated in various regional designs.
It is worth to visit the pearl of wooden architecture - the Church of Annunciation in Kolomyya, which is famous for its iconostasis & a bell-tower.
Visit also the folk art museum "Gutsulshina".
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion Bukovel - Vorokhta.
In the very center of the mountains, on the height of over 920 meters above the sea level is located tourist complex Bukovel.
Its name originates from the same name mountain with height of 1129 meters, which is situated near village of Polyanytsya. Active rest and mountain climate will positively influence on your health condition, will help to restore harmony, raise defensive forces of organism and intellectual activity.Rolling on a chair lift & survey of beautiful panorama of the Carpathian Mountain.
Transfer to Vorokhta, which is a recreation town and is a training centre of Ukrainian sportsmen on springboard dives, biathlon, ski races. Vorokhta is a popular tourist destination in Ukraine, and is located in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. It is a relatively small town and its permanent population is estimated at approximately 5000, although, due to its popularity, there are many more people here during the year.
It is situated on the banks of the Prut River and is surrounded by the most spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. Visitors should not forget to take note of the railroad bridge. This arched structure, made from stone, was built in 1894 and it just happens to be the biggest stone arched bridge in Europe.
Vorokhta is a town that is filled with adventure, fascination and beauty. Its river, mountains and many activities attract avid fishermen, hikers, skiers and nature lovers. It is a small piece of heaven surrounded by endless, breathtaking views.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion Kosiv - Kryvorivnya - Verkhovyna
Kosiv is a picturesque little town in Gutsulshina - the land of high Ukrainian Carpathians mountains, torrents and fresh air. The town is over 500 years old and is a district seat of Ivano-Frankivsk Region in Ukraine. Kosiv is famous for its outstanding artists who not only create beautiful things,but also keep national traditions in embroidery, ceramics, weaving, forging, making wooden, linen and woolen things, pysankas. Kosiv region is really rich in talents - there is an artist almost in every house. Kosiv was, is and will be a place to visit for everybody interested in ethnic roots of Gutsuls or just involved with folk applied art and unbelievably beautiful and clean nature Kryvorivnya is located in the valley the Chorny Cheremosh river, 7 7 km from district centre Verkhovyna village. It was first mentioned in 1719. The name comes from the shape of the plain where the village is located, which reminds an arc. The village is quite famous in Ukraine first of all due to the outstanding Ukrainian writer, politician and public figure Ivan Franko. Ivan Yakovych accepted an invitation to come here, that he received from Volodymyr Hnatyuk, the famous Hutsul folklorist. First he came to Kryvorivnya in the end of the 18th century. He adored the surroundings here so much, he came to Kryvorivnya almost every summer with his family during 12 years. Thus V. Hnatyuk managed to turn the unknown mountain village into a "summer capital" of Ukrainian culture.
Besides, Lesya Ukrayinka, Mykhaylo Kotsyubynskyy, Hnat Khotkevych, Vasyl Stefanyk, Marko Cheremshyna, Kostyantyn Stanislavsky and other famous people came here on holiday. This is where Kotsyubynskyy wrote his tale called "Forgotten forefathers' shadows", and then in half a century Serhiy Paradzhanov made his well-known film with the same name. Very few people know the fact that in Grushivka quarter Mykhaylo Hrushevsky had his villa, before World War I began. He then became the first President of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the villa has not been preserved (it burnt in 1914). Nowadays it has been rebuilt and a museum was founded. Verkhovyna. Till 1962 it's name was Zhabye. It is located on the Chorny Cheremosh river (Cheremosh's tributary), 31 km from Vorokhta railway station. Its population is 5,9 thousand. The first mention of Zhabye village dates back to 1424, when the village together with the monastery by the Rybnytsya river (now it is Kosiv town) was given by the Lithuanian prince Svydryhaylo as a gift to the local rich man Vlad Drahosymovych. here is a legend, that the first settler in the valley of the Chorny Cheremosh river was Zhabka. This is where the name Zhabye comes from. According to another version, in the marshland of the river there were lots of toads (Zhabye can be translated as Toads').
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Departure for Lviv (arrival approx. at 5 pm). Transfer to the airport. Flight back home (or overnight train to Kiev with following departure to the airport to catch a flight back home).
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