HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
- Vibrant city center of Lviv
- Lviv - never sleeps! Many nightlife highlights
- The Carpathian Basin with UNESCO protected beech forests and wooden churches
- Acquaintance with the customs and traditions of the Hutsuls
- Ascent of the highest mountain of Ukraine - Hoverla - 2061m
- Ride on a slow Carpathian train and rafting
- English-speaking escort throughout the journey
Day 1. Arrival to Lviv
Day 2. Lviv city highlights
Day 3. Lviv city highlights
Day 4. Lviv - Ivano Frankivsk and Ukrainian Carpathians
Day 5. Hiking the mountains Chomiak and Syniak
Day 6. Resting / Getting to know local sub-ethnicity of Huculs
Day 7. Hoverla - Hiking
Day 8. Rafting on Cheremosh (the river on the border between Ukraine and Romania)
Day 9. Carpathian train – Coming back to Lviv
Day 10. Departure
Day 1. Lviv
Arrival at the central station / bus station / airport in Lviv. You will be guided to the hotel, and then there is a first walking tour to orient throughout the city center. Of course, with the Castle Hill, an iconic meeting place for all young people and with great panoramic views. Afterwards there will be some food to recuperate in a typical Ukrainian restaurant, and the remaining time is for individual explorations.
Day 2. Lviv
After breakfast you will get an opportunity to experience the city closer. We will show you the main attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will immerse into the secrets of the old town and walk through the Ukrainian, Armenian and Jewish districts. Thereafter you will have a late lunch in a very popular among the youth brewery with its own restaurant.
In the evening we offer a Crazy Tram Party with light music, DJ and other surprises!
Day 3. Lviv
After really exciting and adventurous Lviv nightlife, we give you the chance to sleep off and to make the daily plan by yourself. For those who do not have enough inner strength, we offer the following variants:
- a real-time journey that will take you back to the Soviet past of our city
- Shooting tour - an absolute "must have". Feel the power of the real "Kalashnikov" - the world's favorite handgun
- Program "The Heart of Batiars": a fascinating tour through the exciting corners of the pre-war city
Day 4. Lviv - Ivano-Frankivsk and the Ukrainian Carpathians
Today you will continue your journey into the Ukrainian Carpathians. First of all, we will make a detour and visit a beautifully restored old town of Ivano-Frankivsk, the gateway to the Carpathians. Then the bus ride will lead to Tatariv, into the heart of Chornogora mountains, where you will be heartily greeted and get an accommodation. Anyone who wants to will be able to go for a two-hour quad ride or take a horse trek.
Day 5. Mountain hike - Khomyak and Syniak
Today we will go to the mountains! Our hiking trail will last about 6 hours (incl. break for lunch) and lead us to 2 mountains: Khomyak (1542 m) and Syniak (1666 m). The mountain Khomyak is the most popular peak for beginners. At the top there is a white statue of the Virgin Mary, and from there you can enjoy a beautiful panorama. After a short break you will go downhill again. From the nearest mountain Syniak you will be able to see the ski resort Bukovel. In between, you can surely have a break if you want. Then we set off on our way home. The last stop of our hiking tour is the village Shenci. The bus will pick us up there.
Day 6. Rest / Getting to know the Hutsuls
Today's morning is completely for your free time activities. Still, there are some optional variants prepared for individual use: 1. mountain biking; 2. high rope course 3. rafting 4. bathing in the river.
In the afternoon there is a trip to Verkhovyna, known as a capital of the Hutsul region. Here you will visit a very interesting museum where you can get to know about the everyday life of local population, the Hutsuls. Here are shown such things as the tediously collected parts of local musical instruments and household utensils.
Day 7. Hoverla - Mountain hiking
Today, the ascent of the Ukraine's highest peak is imminent. The tour to Mount Hoverla (2061m) is always a highlight. The stunning panoramic view of the Eastern Carpathians will reward you for the good deeds. The duration of this hike is approximately 6-7 hours. In the evening, simply unwind near the campfire and have a barbecue.
Day 8. Yaremche and the Carpathian narrow-gauge railway
Our general rule is to have one day filled with sports and the very next day - take a deserved rest. In the morning we will visit Yaremche, a sporting capital of the Carpathians together with the waterfall on the Prut river and many attractions. The highlight of today is the ride on a narrow gauge railway into the Eastern Beskids and the Ukrainian Carpathians.
The 4-hour trip will take you through wild corners of the Carpathian forests and along the mountain river Misunka with its beautiful waterfalls. Today you stay overnight near the Dniester River, where we will go canoeing tomorrow.
Day 9. Canoeing on the Dniester River - Return to Lviv
After the early bird breakfast we will go to the Dniester, the second longest river in Ukraine. In Dolyna it forms a canyon where we will experience an app. 20km beautiful canoe trip. Along the way you will be able to observe a picturesque shore, silent forests, unusual populations of wild birds, mysterious grottos and caves as well as waterfalls. After a refreshing snack, we will go back to Lviv, where you can enjoy the last evening and meet up with the new found friends.
Say Good-bye and See you soon Lviv!
Have a safe trip home. We will bring you back to the bus/train station or airport.
Price per person based on double occupancy: on request
Number of participants: at least 4 people
Trip code: V2-0580U-09AKT
- Professionally organized trip by REISETRAVEL UKRAINE with top German speaking tour guide accompaniment
- All transfers (to/from Lviv, Carpathian, starting points for hiking, rafting, etc.)
- 9 nights in a good hotel in Lviv and nice inn / guest house in the Carpathians
- Varied menu, including specialties of local cuisine (9x breakfasts; 9x dinners; 7x lunch and 2 x lunch packets)
- Mountain tours with experienced local guides
- Going by the Carpathians Narrow-gauge railway, including picnic
- Rafting with pros on the Cheremosh River
- All museum tickets according to the program
- Local Insurance
For your information:
For local shopping, nightlife, snacks you do not need to count more than 100 euros for the 10 days.
For traveling to Lviv by bus or train you expect to spend about max. 200 Euro (round-trip).
Of course, we also organize their trip to Lviv. There are international flights (arriving to Lviv International Airport) as well as train and bus connections to Lviv. The city of Lviv lies not far from Krakow or Budapest, therefore arrival with pick up in Krakow / Budapest is an optional opportunity.