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WESTERN UKRAINE ROUND TRIP. ADDITIONAL TRAVEL

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Location: Lviv

Period of time:more than 24h

Price: 780€ per adult  

Category: Rundfahrten

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Organisational Details

Participants: 16-30 person (Open tour)

Languages:German

Booking option:Booking on fixed rate

Description of Tour

p>Day 1. (SA) Lviv.

  • Arrival on your own
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

Day 2. (SO) Lviv - Mukachevo - Uzhhorod

  • Breakfast at hotel. Departure.
  • At noon we reach our first sightseeing point - Mukachevo, the second largest town in Transcarpathia, which protected this part of the Pannonian Plain against enemy raids via its hilltop castle. This most significant landmark is located about three kilometres west of the centre on a volcanic cone. The castle was built in the 14th century as the residence of the Hungarian prince Korjatovyč, but it had to undergo several reconstructions. The walls of the castle withstood many enemy attacks. In the previous century it served mainly as a prison, today it houses the Museum of History. Extensive restoration work has been carried out in recent years. From the top you have a very nice view over the flat surroundings, and on a clear day you can see far into the country over the city. Interior tour of Palanok Castle.
  • Continue to Uzhgorod - the smallest provincial capital of Ukraine, which destotrotz in the smallest space has much multicultural to offer. Short city tour.
  • Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight

Day 3. (MO) Uzhgorod - Rakhiv - Vorochta - Yaremche

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure
  • Today offers a scenic route through the Ukrainian forest Carpathians. On the way, we still visit the Geographical Center of Europe at Rakhiv, right on the Ukrainian-Romanian border. Here we take a short break to take photos and visit souvenir market. ME in a Kolyba with regional specialties.
  • Continue to Vorochta. There we will visit the Church of the Birth of Mary (1615), one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine, as well as railway viaduct (built by Austria-Hungary), which even today with the length of 130 m is one of the largest bridges built of stone in Europe.
  • Today evening there is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the everyday life of Hutsuls. A spectacle of the Hutsul wedding is best suited for this! But you will not only watch the whole program as guests, but also actively participate: sing, dance, play... and of course enjoy the delicious Hutsul specialties.
  • Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.


Day 4. (DI) Yaremche - Kolomyya - Chernivtsi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure
  • First we will visit Yaremche - a climatic health resort, which in the 19th century was a popular resort for wealthy people from Poland and Austria-Hungary. Many gentlemen from Vienna, Warsaw, Krakow and Lviv spent their holidays here. During the Soviet period there were many sanatoriums here, which took in both adults and children. The place is situated in a picturesque environment on the bank of the river Prut, surrounded by mountains and forests. Fresh mountain air, beautiful nature, strongly developed tourism infrastructure and, of course, the immediate vicinity of the ski resort Bukovel make Yaremche very attractive for tourists both in summer and winter.
  • Continue to Kolomyja - which is considered the secret capital of Hutsul land. There you will visit a most interesting Easter museum.
  • Our final destination for today is one of the most beautiful West Ukrainian cities, which presents v.a. very rich k. u. k.. Past presents. After the lunch break, the city tour will start right away. The city of Chernivtsi (German - Czernowitz) was an important trading post on the river Pruth for the Kyiv Empire and the Principality of Moldavia, developed in the Austrian era (1775-1918) as a booming provincial capital of the old Austrian Duchy of Bukovina to a place where "people and books lived". A great many literary figures -among them Paul Celan, Rosa Ausländer or Gregor von Rezzori- have set a monument to this multicultural oasis in the German-speaking world. You will see a wonderfully preserved inner city Viennese character, where on the example of the Herrengasse, the former Orthodox Metropolitan Residence (now a university and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Jewish Temple and the respective Volkshaus for Germans, Poles, Romanians, etc. very many similarities and differences to Western Europe are comprehensible.
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 5. (MI)Chernivtsi - Khotyn - Kamyanets Podilskyj - Vrublivtsi

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure
  • Today will offer you quite a few fresh impressions, which always arise due to the rich historical-cultural heritage of the region. You will see vast expanses of the Podolian Plateau. Our route will take you to the second largest river in Ukraine - Dniester. The first sightseeing is planned in Khotyn. It is a magnificent castle complex on the bank of the Dniester, which originally guarded the Ottoman-Polish border, before the I. Before World War I it was located in the former Russian governorate of Bessarabia and in the interwar period it belonged to the border triangle of Romania, Poland and the Soviet Union. After that you will visit a breathtaking castle town Kamyanets Podilskyj. This city was repeatedly confronted with Tatar and Turkish raids and therefore has peculiar fortification planning.
  • As a highlight of our today's program offers a 2-hour boat trip along a picturesque area in the river valley on the second largest river in Ukraine - Dnister (picnic on the boat). Be enchanted by pure nature and special atmosphere!
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 6. (DO) Kamyanetz Podilskyj - Olesko - Lviv

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure
  • On the way we will visit a castle in Olesko - birthplace of John III Sobieski, who ended the last Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. Right after the sightseeing lunch will be offered.
  • Our final destination for today is the former capital of the old Austrian crown land Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria - Lviv / Lemberg.
  • Dinner and overnight


Day 7. (FR) Lviv

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Right after breakfast starts city tour. Lviv (German - Lemberg) is a cultural metropolis shaped by different eras and rulers and the largest city in the west of today's Ukraine. During a detailed city tour you will see its historical city centre with many UNESCO protected monuments such as City Hall, Jewish Quarter, Arsenal, Church of Mary the Dormition, Boim Chapel, House of Seasons, Armenian Church etc. Lviv has long been considered the secret capital of Ukraine, which has made a significant contribution to the Ukrainian national rebirth. Its role as the cultural capital of Ukraine is beyond doubt, there is also its undisputed reputation as the capital of Ukrainian beer and coffee culture.
  • The afternoon is at your leisure.
  • Dinner and overnight.

Day 8th (SA) Lviv.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure on your own

Services

Inclusive

Date:
09.08 - 16.08. 2014
Services:

  • Top route choice with the most beautiful and important places of Western Ukraine
  • Stay overnight in the following hotels with breakfast buffet:

3 x in an upper middle class hotel in Lviv: Atlas Deluxe Hotel 4*

1 x in a good mid-range hotel in Uzhgorod: Hotel Uzhhorod 3*

1 x in a good mid-range hotel in Yaremche: Hotel Rubel 3*

1 x in a good mid-range hotel in Chernivtsi: Hotel Bukovyna 4 *

1 x in a good middle class hotel in Vrublivtsi: Hotel Ksenia 3*

  • German speaking tour guide during your entire stay in Ukraine
  • Expert German speaking guides according to the program:
  • Ushhorod (city tour), Mukachevo (small city tour, exterior tour of Palanok Castle), guided tour in Vorochta, Eastern Museum in Kolomyja, play Hutsul Wedding, city tour in Chernivtsi (incl. Metropolitan Residence), guided tours in Khotyn and Kamyanets Podilskyj, tour of castle in Olesko, (Lviv (city center) - UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 2-hour boat trip on the Dniester
  • Meals: 7 x buffet breakfast, 5 x lunch, 7 x dinner
  • Varied dining in selected restaurants with familiarization with local dishes
  • All admissions as per program
  • Logy and board for coach driver and guide

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