You can have breakfast at home, bring snacks or have breakfast during bus stops at catering establishments to your taste and choice.
Dniester Canyon and hidden gems of Pokuttya
The five best panoramas of the canyons of the Dniester and Prut rivers, three castles, Mariampol, Rusiv, Sniatyn, Rakovets, Chernelytsia and Gorodenka and cheese tasting on this two day tour!
Attention! On the second day of the trip, instead of following the excursion tour programme to Chernelytsya - Gorodenka, you can order rafting on the Dniester instead (The price is 380 UAH/per person).
1st day: Departure from Lviv (08:00) – Mariampol (overview of the panorama of the Dniester river, the castle ruins and temples) – Ivano-Frankivsk (lunch) – Rakovets (overview of the castle) – Rusiv (visit to the museum of V. Stefanyka) – Sniatyn (excursion by the city) – Zabolotiv (settle into the hotel at 20:50, dinner).
2nd day: Breakfast and departure (08:00) – Hvizdets (overview of the church) – Khmeleva (overview of the panorama of the Dniester) – Chernelytsia (overview of the ruins of the castle and church) – Gorodenka (excursion by the city, temples and lunch) – Ustechko (overview of the panorama of the Dniester) – Nezvys'ko (overview of the panorama of the Dniester and buying cheese) – Lviv (return at 23:30).
Once a glorious town of Opillia region, Mariampil is located on the picturesque banks of the river Dniester. The interesting sites here are the remains of Mariampil castle of XVII century, the monastery of the Capuchins and Sisters of Charity (XVIII cent.), Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1930), the oak of Symon Petliura, which is over 600 years old. Other places of interest also are the Bible garden and magnificent panoramas of Dniester river.
Rakovets is a picturesque village which lays down on the right bank of the river Dniester, where the photogenic tower rises over it. This is all that remains of the powerful Rakovec castle in the past (1660). The fortress is located within the Regional Landscape Park "Dniester", so the aroma of flowers and herbs in combination with picturesque landscapes is a wonderful relaxation and rest for body and soul.
Rusiv is a village of Pokuttia land, where a genius Ukrainian writer and novelist Vasyl Stefanyk was born and is buried. The Literary Memorial Museum of Vasyl Stefanyk is located here at the building of the local public school. The writer's house with a beautiful pond and picturesque Pokuttia's panoramas has been preserved nearby. This place inspires creativity and distracts from the hustle and bustle of life.
This town is one of the centers of Pokuttya land. It is easily recognized from afar by one of the highest town halls in Ukraine, which is 50 meters high. You can also visit the Armenian church (XVIII century), Church of the Ascension (1838), Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (1843) and enjoy a wonderful view of Prut river and Bukovina land behind it.
This village is a homeland to the outstanding painter Yaroslav Pstrak. It also attracts with a Bernardine monastery with the majestic baroque church of St. Anthony (1721-1735) and harmonious belfry above the gate.
Khmeleva is an extremely picturesque and beautiful village, which stretches on the gentle slopes of the Dniester canyon. This area is famous for its warm climate, once it was noted for the local vineyards. This area is comfortable to start or finish rafting tours on Dniester.
Once a glorious town of Pokuttia land where it is worth to visit the Armenian church (1686), Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1763), an unusual monument of Stepan Bandera and late baroque church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Theatine Monastery (1743-1769), which was designed by an architect Bernard Meretyn and the sculptor was the genius John Pinzel.
Here is located the remains of the magnificent Dominican Church (1661) and the Chernelytsia castle of the 17th century, which was the largest eastern fortress of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth on the right bank of the Dniester.
A village, located at the right bank of Dniester river, is comfortable to stay and live, which is why it is known for its numerous archeological finds and places of rafting. Nature lovers can admire the beautiful panoramas of the Dniester Canyon from the road bridge, and gourmets can taste and buy a delicious smoked pigtail cheese made by local cheesemakers.
- travel by comfortable bus;
- travel guide;
- excursions at travel attractions;
- travel insurance;
- entrance tickets to tourist sites;
- Children 6 years old and younger, accompanied by 2 adults, without a separate seat on the coach and accommodation – free of charge
- Children from 7 to 12 years old and people with disabilities (1st and 2nd groups with a certificate): 100 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
The Literary Memorial Museum of Vasyl Stefanyk in the village Rusiv: general, pensioners – 10 UAH, students, schoolchildren – 7 UAH;
It will take place in public catering establishments in Ivano-Frankivsk. The offered menu: salad of young cabbage, broth with noodles, chicken fillet stuffed with cheese, baked potatoes, bread, tea or. The cost is 120 UAH.
Dinner takes place at the hotel's restaurant at the village of Zabolotiv. The cost is 100 UAH.
Breakfast takes place at the hotel's restaurant at the village of Zabolotiv. The cost is 80 UAH.
Lunch takes place in restaurant in the town of Horodenka. Estimated cost is 110 UAH.