Trekking to the Carpathians + Kyiv and Lvov
(Accommodation in hotels)
Group: 10 persons
Route: Kyiv – Tunnel of Love – Lviv – Yaremche – Goverla – Petros - Yaremche - Bukovel – Vorokhta – Ivano – Frankivsk - Kyiv
Duration 8 days/7 nights
Arrival to Kiev. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the city.
Lunch at the Ukrainian folk style cafe.
Your Сity-tour around Kiev is beginning! YOUTUBE
Kiev is more than one and a half thousand years old. Antiquity and modernity miraculously coexist on its streets. You will be surprised by the most interesting sights of the city, which marked the main pages of its history: Old Kiev mountain, a stone with the inscription "where did the Russian Land come from", The famous Golden Gate, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Vladimir's Cathedral, St. Andrew's Church and St. Michael's Cathedral, The Pechersk Lavra. We will admire the temples of Podol and the aristocratic mansions of Pechersk, we will go through the centuries-old history of the city and will see modern face of Kiev as well.
Check-in to the hotel.
We continue our excursion program. We visit to the one of the most famous symbols of Kiev and Ukraine - the monument "Monument to the Motherland" - the Museum of Ukrainian History in World War II. A colossal 62-meter statue of Motherland (102 m with pedestal) is made of special stainless steel and assembled with a special crane. The memorial complex "Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II" occupies 10 hectares on the hill of the right bank of the Dnieper river. It contains a giant bowl of the Eternal Flame, an exhibition of military equipment from the time of World War II, as well as post-war years, the alley of the Heroic Cities. YOUTUBE
Delicious dinner in the city cafe.
To make your evening even more fun – we are going for the bar crawl afterwards (optional). We will visit 5 bars of the city, accompanied by a connoisseur of the most interesting cocktails of the Ukrainian capital. It will be an unforgettable experience. Such an emotional, bright, unusual evening for your team will be remembered for a long time!
Return to the hotel. Overnight
Breakfast in the hotel.
Since the morning we will go on an excursion to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.
Here everyone finds what they are looking for, what they are striving for: religious people find temples, holy relics in caves, communication with the monastery's inhabitants; lovers of antiquity - the oldest historical monuments; admirers of the beauty- an amazing architectural ensemble, in combination with the beauty of nature and unusual landscape
Then we will visit Andreevsky Descent. Andreevsky Descent is one of the oldest and the most favorite streets for Kiev’s inhabitants and visitors of the city. Novels can be written about it (which was done by one of its admirers). Such famous writers, as Mikhail Bulgakov and Viktor Nekrasov, Mikhail Vrubel, doctor Theofil Gavrilovich Yanovskiy were residents of Andreevsky descent. Walking along this street-museum , will let you hear their voices, telling you the extraordinary stories about the Andreevsky Descent.
After that – there will be more fun!. We will go to lunch – tasting of Ukrainian cuisine "Ukraine hospitable".
After the delicious lunch, we will go on an excursion to the former residence of the President of Ukraine - Mezhyhiriya, that is famous for it’s well-groomed park area, decorative lakes with fountains, fresh air, openwork bridges. You will be impressed by the ostentatious luxury of the former residence of Yanukovych. You will see the famous Honka, Spa center, golf course, the magnificent Galleon ship. We will walk 3 km along the shore of the Kiev Sea. You will hear fascinating stories about the expulsion of monks from Mezhihirsky Hills. Should you go to Mezhyhiriya today? Yes! Our tourists, who have already visited there, all say as one: "We want to return here again.
Mezhyhiria is seen as the National Park of Ukraine! "This area has a very deep historical past. Return to Kiev. Overnight stay.
Lunch – box will be provided at the hotel.
06:30 leaving the hotel. Our trip starts to Lviv. YOUTUBE
But there will be magnificent present on the route. We will see tunnel of LOVE!
The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train molded the trees’ lines. The train turned a luscious piece of woodland into a unique passageway as it traveled back and forth 3 times a day over several years. In addition to serving as a train route, the tunnel is used by lovers to make a wish – it is said that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true.
Lunch in Ukrainian restaurant.
Arrival to Lviv. Transfer to the hotel and check in. YOUTUBE
CITY-tour in Lviv. The route of the panoramic walking tour through the center of Lviv passes through the streets of the medieval town, the famous Market Square, avenues that are filled with history. You will see all the most popular and famous monuments of architecture.
Dinner at the grill restaurant "Meat and Justice".
Excursion "Night guard of Lviv" (The beginning of the tour is at 22:00): when the sun hides over the horizon, to protect our peace on the streets of Lviv goes Black Burgomaster. And we will have the opportunity to help him in this not an easy task and learn all the secrets of the night city. Who if not him, the one who lives more than one century, knows everything about the old city ... Unexpected encounters, scary legends, ghosts, secret rites, mysterious streets and dark alleys - all this awaits us during a night walk in Lviv! And for the good work, Pan Burgomaster will treat us with delicious tea, and devote the most active participants into the "Honorary Guards of the City".
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast (do not drink coffee).Excursion "Lvov with a taste of coffee" with coffee tasting. Coffee in Lviv is nothing but a mineral that is mined in the same way as coal or peat. We invite everyone to the amazing coffee dungeons, where you will hear everything about this aromatic drink, watch master classes on brewing the most amazing coffee, and of course, try a cup of magic drink, made in accordance to a unique recipe. The bitter-sweet taste of the underground world of coffee will captivate us, even those, who have not been a coffee-man before, after all, only in Lviv, you can get that title.
Excursion "Top places in Lviv, Undeground Lviv and Lviv Opera theater". The top 10 Lviv lions, the top 10 mythical over-the-facade images, the top-10 most popular themed cafes, the top-10 most extravagant monuments. Also, you, along with the guide, will examine the most mysterious Lviv dungeons. You will visit the cells of the Dominican Church - the oldest Lviv dungeons of the 13th century, the dungeons of the Pharmacy Museum, which have two levels and where the remains of the former wine cellars are kept.
Lunch in one of Lviv's local restaurants.
We take our route to Yaremche,to Carpathian mountains! YOUTUBE
Check-in at the hotel. Spa relax and shopping at the local Ukrainian market.
Overnight at the Romantic Spa Hotel.
Breakfast and the hotel. Transfer to tourist base Zaroslyak. We star our trekking! YOUTUBE
The distance of our trekking from the Zaroslyak basecamp to the top of Goverla is 4 km. one way. The route to the top can be approximately divided into three equal parts. Each one of them differs in its landscape and gradient.
The first part is the easiest. You will walk through the beautiful forest, cross the mountain streams and breathe fresh air. Later the scenery changes, the forest ends and small bushes grow instead. This a place where we make our first break.
The second part of the route is steeper. The path is winding and different kinds of berries grow here. The surrounding view becomes spectacular. It’s not so easy to look around on this narrow path but if you stop for a moment to drink some water you can see the distance you’ve handled and the route you are about to take.
The third part of the trekking is the steepest and the landscape becomes rigid with only grass growing there. You see the top of Goverla just in front of you; it seems that you need a hundred steps to reach it; however, it takes 30-40 minutes to climb there.
On the top of Goverla we make a long break for an hour or even more. You can take a lot of amazing pictures, have lunch and celebrate the conquest of Goverla.
The way down usually takes a little less time than the way up. You will admire the panorama of the Carpathians as you walk down. It’s a pleasure to cross the forest again, to drink fresh spring water and relax after such great trekking.
Return to the hotel. Spa treatments. Dinner in Ukraine style with folk music. It will be unforgettable!
Breakfast and the hotel. Transfer to tourist base Kvasy. We star our trekking! YOUTUBE
The distance of our trekking from the Kvasy basecamp to the top of Petros is 3,5 km. one way.
Petros is spectacular and suitable for climbing in all the seasons.
Lunch at the highest point of the mountain.
Return to the hotel. Spa treatments. Dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel. 09:00 - Departure for the excursion "Pearls of Prykarpattya": Yaremche - Bukovel - Vorokhta. YOUTUBE
Bukovel, a place, where everyone can sunbathe on the ski slopes, also, there will be a working ski lift, which will take you to the top of the mountain "Bukovel"( height 1127m above sea level). At the top of the mountain "Panorama-Bar" is situated, where everyone can try the Hutsul's mulled wine and take a picture against the backdrop of Goverla mountain.
Lunch in Bukovel.
In Vorokhta: going up the mountains in the ski lift to enjoy panoramic view, visitation of the springboards, photos in Hutsul traditional clothes on horses. Vorokhta is an enchanting beauty of wild mountains, rivers ,framed in steep cliffs, and villages, scattered in the mountains.
In Yaremche: one of the most famous climatic resorts of the Carpathians is situated, right in the center of picturesque valley of the river Prut.
Dinnner in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Transfer to railway station in Ivano- Frankivsk and night train to Kyiv or night bus trip to Kyiv.
Arrival in Kyiv. Transfer from railway station to airport.
Flight to China.
Price per 1 person in usd in group of 10 people net:
The price of program includes:
- 5 nights at the hotel of your choice
- 1 nig at train or in bus
- Breakfasts at the hotels
- Excursions by the route
- All entrance fees;
- 7 Lunches
- 7 dinners
- Guide services in Chinese language
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