Magic of the carpathian mountains
MAGIC OF THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS
7 days / 6 nights
Ivano-Frankovsk - Kolomyya - Yaremche - Vyshkovskiy pereval - Goshov Monastery -
Dovbush Rocks - Morshyn - Lviv
Arrival to Kiev. City tour. Evening train to Ivano-Frankovsk
Arrival to Ivano-Frankovsk. Breakfast at the restaurant. City tour of Ivano-Frankovsk. Departure for Kolomyya. Check-in at the hotel. City tour with visit to the museum "Pysanka" which is one of the most interesting museums in the whole Ukraine. And the aura of its building, unique 13,5 m high stone egg, fills everyone with joy and gladness. The Museum of Pysanka in Kolomyia was found in 1987 as a branch of local Rev. Yosafat Kobrynskyi Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttia Folk Art. Lubomyr Krechkovski, one of the employees of the museum, had a dream to create a special place for the greater glory of pysankas, Ukrainian Easter eggs, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. Visit also to the museum "Gutsulshina" (popular art and lifestyle of Gutsuls).
Overnight in Kolomyya.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Yaremche. Walk around Yaremche; visit picturesque waterfall, popular arts and souvenirs market. Lunch in "Gutsul" restaurant. Bus transit to Mukachevo. Taste wines and cheeses at Gutsul national winery plant.
Check-in at the hotel.
Evening - free time.
Overnight at the hotel in Mukachevo.
Breakfast at the hotel.
City tour; visit medieval castle Palanok, which is threateningly situating on the hill, which height is more than 70 metres, is beauty and pride of Carpathians city Mukachevo. It\'s not hard to realize, what kind of glory had this castle many years ago. It walls remember many battles, sieges and wars . It is not exactly known when castle was built, but most historians think, that already in IX-X there were some defensive installations. It defended west borders of Kiev Rus against many nomads.
Depart by bus for Vyshkovsky Crossing; visit natural sources of water and travel through picturesque valleys. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner in a national Ukrainian restaurant.
Departure for Goshov, and visit Goshov Monastery (15th Century). Transfer by bus to Bubnitse.
Excursion to Dovbush rocks. named after the "Ukrainian Robin Hood", Oleksa Dovbush, who used to have his shelter there.
Climbing up the peak of the rocks - 800-m above the sea level. These unique rocks are situated among 26 hectares of the picturesque park territory. The forest road is creeping between the rocks as a snake. There is nothing here, except for a wild nature. Mysterious stones of huge rocks are not dead, the legend tells us that every stone of these rocks is a part of the body of the legendary hero. Following this legend, a person who touches the stone heart of Dovbush can make a wish and it will come true. On the height of 900 m. there is a lake, which is called Dead Lake, because nobody knows where the water comes from. There is a legend that Dovbush\'s treasures are hidden somewhere in this lake. Attend theatre ethnographical show "Ukrainian Wedding" in Skelya Hut.
Return to the hotel in evening.
Depart from hotel and transfer to Lviv via Morshin. Visit the famous Morshin health resort.
Transfer to Lviv. Walking excursion around central Lviv. Dinner. Depart for Kiev by overnight train
Arrive in Kiev. Free time in the city centre. Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.
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