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Vidviday is a local travel agency based in Lviv, Ukraine

During 12 years of experience, we have arranged 5,700 tours for 201,000 tourists

Christmas in the Carpathian Mountains

Get to know Ukrainian traditions and celebrate Christmas with locals in the Carpathian mountains. You will meet Hutsuls – and ethnic group of Ukrainians who still preserve their ancient traditions, visit Bukovel and see unique museums.

Contacts: vidviday.com.ua@gmail.com+38-(063)-670-55-87 (WhatsApp / Viber)

Duration:
3 d / 2 n
Price - 2,940 uah

Tour plan
Day 1: departure from Lviv (09:00) - Kolomyia (excursion to the Hutsul Museum, Pysanka (Easter egg) Museum and lunch) - Yavoriv (traditional blanket lizhnyk workshop) - Verkhovyna (check-in, dinner).

Day 2: breakfast and departure (08:00) - Verkhovyna (excursion and concert in Musical Instruments Museum, museum Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and taking photos in traditional clothes, visiting cheesemaking museum Khata-Staya) - Bukovel (chairlift ride to the top of Bukovel mountain, overview of the Carpathian panorama and free time) - Verkhovyna (return to the estates, Holy Supper).

Day 3: late breakfast and departure (12:00) - Verkhovyna (Holy Liturgy and the rite of the beginning of the carol near the Church of the Assumption) - Yaremche (visiting the waterfall, Hutsulshchyna restaurant, souvenir shopping and lunch) - Lviv (return at 22:30).

HOLY SUPPER
Travellers will celebrate Christmas Eve in Gogodzy complex in the village of Berezhnytsia (near the town of Verkhovyna). Approximate start of the program is 21:00.

You will experience:
- celebrating the birth of Jesus in the best place for this, in the capital of the Hutsul region - Verkhovyna, because it is one of the best places in Ukraine, where ancient traditions have been preserved;
- acquaintance with the history, customs, culture of some of the most interesting people in the world - Hutsuls;
- The best dishes of Hutsul cuisine;
- The most outstanding historical and natural monuments of the region: Hutsul temples, waterfalls, rivers, picturesque Carpathian landscapes, Hutsul museums;
- souvenirs made by folk masters of Hutsul region;
- and of course snowballs, sleds, skis and other types of winter activities.

Holy Supper menu with lean authentic Hutsul cuisine:
- kutia, herring, mushrooms, fried fish, pickled mushrooms;
- mushroom soup, Hutsul stuffed cabbage, cabbage pies;
- varenyky with poppy seeds;
- fruits, donuts, tea from fragrant healing Carpathian herbs.
- compote, mineral water, wine.

Accommodation: in the cozy Hutsul estates of green tourism in Verkhovyna, rooms: 2- and 3-bed with amenities in the corridor ( one bathroom for 2-3 rooms). Photos of typical estates can be seen here: https://vidviday.ua/photo_album.php/photo_album_id/9/lang/en

Tour language: Ukrainian. Contact us if you would like to hire a guide who speaks English or another foreign language.