Takes place in a cafe in Uzhok village, the price is 150 UAH/person.
Gastronomic Cheese Tour + SPA and Acquaintance with the Boyko Culture
Visit Recreation Complex Uzhanski Kupeli, taste cheeses and breads in Borynia, explore Boikivshchina - a unique region in the Carpathian mountains, and visit ancient temples.
Tour language: Ukrainian. Contact us if you would like to hire a guide who speaks English or another foreign language.
Departure from Lviv (at 08:00 a.m.) – Yasenytsia-Zamkova (bell tower) – Uzhok (Uzhanski Kupeli Spa complex, lunch and church visit) – Borynia (Carpathian panoramic views, cheese and bread tasting, Boyko folk entertainment) – Lviv (return at 09:30 p.m.).
A gem of wooden sacral architecture – St. Michael’s Church and bell tower (1703) also serves as a museum, exploring the lifestyle of the Boykos people that live in nearby mountain villages.
Once a popular resort for balneotherapy, Uzhok now attracts attention as home of a masterpiece of Boikivshchina sacral architecture. St. Michael’s Church (1745) is one of the greatest wooden churches in Ukraine and enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The village has also been known for generations for its medicinal waters. The health complex, “Uzhanski kupeli”, offers to improve health in its waters. Respected visitors can rest in three tubs with natural mineral water, Ruth bania (sauna) with hydromassage tub included, Turkish bath with jacuzzi included and a Finish spa or Japanese sauna.
The village in the very center of Boikivshchina Verkhovyna is known all over Europe for its cheese, once produced by German colonists and sold in Vienna, Prague and Paris. The Komarnytski family now make it. Taste Boykivskyi cheese and salty brynza. They also continue an old tradition of baking non-yeasted wholemeal flour bread. Here, you can taste rye and rye-holomshnyi bread “Tsisarskyi”.
To feel the magic of the Carpathians grasslands, experience Boikivshchina entertainment. Here you can listen to kolomyiky played by a Borynsky musysky band and taste authentic Boikivshchina dishes: wholemeal pyrohy, huslianka, yoghurts, oshchypky, Carpathian herbal tea and verkhovyna water.
- travel by comfortable bus;
- accompaniment by a guide;
- excursion service in tourist facilities;
- travel insurance.
- entrance tickets to tourist sites;
- Children 6 years old and younger: free (accompanied by 2 adults and without a separate seat on the bus)
- Children from 7 to 12 years old and people with disabilities (1st and 2nd groups with a certificate): 560 UAH / person (from the total cost of the tour)
- ATO participants (at the presence of a certificate): discount 30% from the cost of the tour
Music and entertainment program ‘Boykivska Zabava’: 70 UAN/person. During this entertainment, you will get to know the culture of Boykos - a local Ukrainian ethnographic group that differs from other groups in their customs, dialect, and clothes.
Cheese tasting with Boyko dishes in Boryn: 90 UAN/person.