4 days tour. Carpathian Gold tour plus SKI
Transfer from airport to Yaremche.
Day 1. Bukovel – ski resort №1 in Ukraine. Snow – Skiing – Mountains.
Breakfast at hotel. Transport from the hotel to Bukovel. Bukovel is the most famous ski resort of Ukraine. A variety of the routes, as well as the infrastructure of this place is comparable to many European resorts. Skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snow tubing and snow biking. Even if you do not ski, you can buy a lift ticket. Panorama of the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains will open to impress you. Lunch at one of the restaurants in Bukovel.
For the beginners of skiing or snowboarding, there are excellent slopes where they’ll have a good opportunity to learn skiing aerobatics. It’s a great place to start. In addition to skiing Bukovel offers barbecues, hot wine and variety of restaurants, tasty cuisines and saunas. Return to hotel. Dinner at one of the restaurants in Yaremche.
Day 2. The Carpathian Ring: Kosiv – Kryvorivnya – Verkhovyna – Vorokhta – Yaremche.
Breakfast at hotel. Tour of the Carpathian ring – scenic route through the most popular tourist centers of the Carpathians. Departure to Kosiv region. This land is a heart of Hutsul crafts. In Pistyn village there’s a residence of St. Nicolas and the healing source of salt water. Excursion to Kosiv: the City Mountain and the famous souvenir market. Visiting the houses of the Hutsul folk art’s masters: embroidery, making the Easter eggs (pysanka), vests manufacturing, pottery, metal processing, hutsul head wears, yarns, wood carving etc.
Departure to Yavoriv which is the center of manufacturing the hutsul wool coverlet, the so – called “lizhnyk”. Departure to one of the oldest Hutsul villages – Kryvorivnya “the open-air museum”. A trip to the village over the Bukovetsky pass (835 m above the sea level). This village is primarily known as the residence of the Ukrainian culture. In Kryvorivnya lived, worked and looked for inspiration for the creative impulse many famous writers and literary figures. Even Mykhailo Hrushevskyi – the first president of Ukraine had a residence in this village. In these places was filmed many movies. Visit the house-museum of the Ukrainian poet Ivan Franko and the Museum of Architecture “the hutsul fortress”.
Trip to Verkhovyna (an old name Zhabie).The private museum of Roman Kumlik who has been collected works more than for 30 years. The collection includes exhibits of a hutsul life, old hutsul clothes, and banknotes of all times. But the main attraction and pride of the museum is a collection of musical instruments. Mr. Kumlik will kindly play, sing and give a chance to feel a sharp sense of a hutsul humor. Lunch in Verkhovyna.
Going to Vorokhta through the Vorokhta pass (1111 m above the sea level). This village is famous by its ski jumps, where in the 80th have passed international competitions in ski jumping. Ascent to the top point of ski jumps on the lift. From there opens a wonderful view of the highest peaks of the Carpathians.
Returning to Yaremche – the most popular tourist destination of the Carpathians. Walk on Yaremche, overview the Probiy waterfall, over which you will pass over the bridge of 20 meters high to the hutsul souvenir market. Free time to buy traditional souvenirs: vyshyvanka (the Ukrainian traditional clothing which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery), national hats, belts, unique wooden jewelry boxes. Hutsul wool coverlet (liznyk) made of natural wool or warm slippers from the same material would be a good present for your friends. Please note that all products are handmade by an old technology and from natural materials. Restaurant “Hutsulshchyna” – memorial of architecture of the early XX century. Dinner at one of the restaurants of Yaremche.
Day 3. Along the paths of the Carpathians. Maniava Cell. Goshiv’s monastery.
Breakfast at hotel. Transport from the hotel to Maniava village. Here on a cliff above the river in the wood is preserved an ancient monastery of the17th century. The Cell was founded in 1611 by Iov Knyagynytsky – a native of Mount Athos. The journey to one of the most beautiful and mysterious Carpathian waterfalls –the Maniava Fall. It’s an amazing, historical place, a deep gorge between precipitous cliffs, where the sun looks very rarely and not for long, in truth, a mystical place. Lunch in Maniava.
Transfer to Goshiv. Goshiv village is famous for its male monastery situated at the Light Mountain, and the miraculous icon of Our Lady. To the monastery leads the Cross Way where each year raises more than 100,000 pilgrims. Visit the monastery and the cells of monks. Return to the hotel. Dinner on the way to hotel or at one of the restaurants of Yaremche.
Day 4. Kolomyya and Ivano-Frankivsk
Breakfast at hotel. Transport from the hotel to Ivano-Frankisvk. Tour of Ivano-Frankivsk. Sheptytsky Square, the monument of Virgin Mary,the Pototski Palace, Market Square, Mickiewicz Square, Hetman Shafts,the monument of the 2000 anniversary of the birth of Christ. Visiting the Art museum, the Synagogue, the Cathedral, the City hall. Lunch at one of the restaurants in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Transfer to Kolomyya – a sparkling place of the Precarpathians, a symbol of a rebirth the forgotten places, the pearl of the soul of the Hutsul region. Lunch at the national restaurant. Tour to the historic part of Kolomyya. Visiting the Museum of Pysanka – the only museum of Easter egg in the world, the Museum of Hutsulshchyna (a collection of the Museum is more than 22 thousand works of wood, metal and leather, yarn, embroidery) and the Historical Museum of Kolomyya. Dinner at one of the restaurants in Yaremche.
Transfer to the airport.
The price includes:
– Health Insurance;
– transport services along the entire route;
– bed and breakfast at one of the hotels to your choice: the Carpathian Castle, the Bear Hill, the Fantasy or Chalet Mont Blanc;
– excursions to Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyya, Bukovel, Yaremche, Vorokhta, Kosiv, Kryvorivnya, Verkhovyna, Maniava, Goshiv;
– visiting the houses of masters of the Hutsul folk art;
– constant support of a group manager.
– transfer from the airport and to the airport;
– meals and drinks at the restaurants;
– ski rental.