They say the higher you get up the mountain, the closer you get to God. So where else can you better feel the spirit of Christmas than in the mountains?
Christmas in the Carpathians is like a journey into a fairy tale, to a world in which you forget about everyday worries, and immerse yourself in quiet reflection on kindness and human values.
New Year and Christmas tours to the Carpathians and Transcarpathia give you a fantastic opportunity to spend a few days gaining new experiences, enjoying the picturesque scenery, visiting castles and fortresses, as well as trying local cuisine.
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You will find amusing stories, loud carols, bright excursions and photoshoots, unique museums during the winter trip to Transcarpathia. And you will have a unique opportunity to try the dishes that they cook in Transcarpathia at Christmas, or rather on Christmas Eve: shukhy with mushrooms, knyshi with cabbage, holubtsi with corn grits, varenyky with poppy seeds and others.
In winter, the Carpathians are special. At this time, everything is somehow different: the snow-capped peaks look even higher, and the wine tastes festive. A winter trip to the Carpathian mountains will give you an unforgettable experience, and hundreds of photos in social networks or drinking fragrant teas from mountain herbs will bring back good memories of the time spent there.
To make your winter trip to the Carpathians the best, we recommend you to visit:
Transcarpathia is a region famous for its unique thermal waters, which lie at a depth of more than 1,500 m and have medicinal properties.
Just imagine: it’s cold outside, and you relax in the outdoor pool and catch snowflakes. Isn’t it original and exotic? Try to experience this in the thermal pools in Berehovo or Kosyno. We are sure you will like it.
This No. 1 ski resort in Ukraine is a paradise for the conquerors of mountain slopes .
Even if you cannot ski, there is something to do. Be sure to go up to the top of mount Bukovel (1,115 m) in a cable car. It offers magnificent scenery of the Gorgany and Chornohora mountain ranges.
In winter, they are very different than in any other season, and at low temperatures, they can even freeze. Massive blocks of ice hanging from the sandstone rocks are impressive.
When you visit the Hutsul region, do not miss the picturesque valley of the Prut River and the cascade waterfall Probii (Yaremchanskyi Huk).
If you travel to nearby Borzhava valley, in Pylypets, you will find the 15m Shypit waterfall.
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You will not feel the region completely without tasting it. You can try out natural cheese, made using Swiss technology, at the cheese factory in the village of Nyzhnie Selyshche, in Khust district.
You can appreciate the taste of Hutsul cheese in the Museum of the valley lifestyle, Khata-Staia, in the ethnographic centre of Hutsul-Verkhovyna. Beer lovers will enjoy the fresh beer, Verhovyna, brewed from quality Bavarian malt and hops on crystal Carpathian water. And, of course, the wine in the private cellars of local winemakers is worth trying.
In addition to scenic views, the Carpathian mountains offer a lot of other attractions to discerning travellers. In Verkhovyna, travellers are welcomed to attend the concert-tour of the private Museum of Hutsul life and Musical Instruments, named after Roman Kumlyk.
In the House-Museum of the film, Shadows of forgotten ancestors, you can learn about the great love of Ivan and Marichka, as well as immerse yourself in the life of a Hutsul. You can even take a picture of yourself in ancient Hutsul clothes.
Travel and explore Western Ukraine, a region that can impress even the most experienced tourists. You can choose your tour here: Christmas and New Year Tours to the Carpathians and Transcarpathia.