Experience Malanka traditions in Krasnoilsk, Sukhoverkhiv, Mamaivtsi, Chahor, and admire the sights of Budenets on this two-day bus trip.

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

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Day 1: Departure from Lviv (08:00) / Ivano-Frankivsk (10:30) – Beleluia (Malanka, lunch) – Sukhoverkhiv (Malanka) – Mamaivtsi (Malanka) – Boiany (check-in at the hotel at 23:50).

Day 2: Boiany (breakfast and departure at 10:00) – Chahor (Malanka) – Budenets (visiting the palace and the church) – Krasnoilsk (the carnival “pereberia”, lunch) – Ivano-Frankivsk (22:00) / Lviv (return at 00:30).

Місця посадки
Lviv, Hotel 'Lviv'

Hotel "Lviv", 7 V. Chornovola Ave

Ivano-Frankivsk

Bus station "Radiorynik", Halytska, 203, street; Ivano-Frankivsk

placesExcursion objects
Beleluia
One of the famous villages of the Frankivsk region, Beleluia has preserved the traditions of Malanka. The carolers of the three parts of the “corners” of the village, dressed in the authentic costumes of the goat, death, devil, Vasyl, Malanka and bears, go from house to house singing the old carols....

One of the famous villages of the Frankivsk region, Beleluia has preserved the traditions of Malanka. The carolers of the three parts of the “corners” of the village, dressed in the authentic costumes of the goat, death, devil, Vasyl, Malanka and bears, go from house to house singing the old carols. At lunch, the Malanka participants gather in the center of the village or city, to show their strength; especially spectacular are the fights of bears who fight in suits made of a grasslike plant called sedge, that weigh up to 50 kilograms.

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Sukhoverkhiv
Repeated winners of local Malanka competitions, young participants gather every year to celebrate Malanka in Sukhoverkhiv. The traditional roles are Kalfa, Malanka, Grandpa, Grandma, Hutsul, Jew, Goat, and the Cossacks are special. For the locals, Malanka is a real talisman, a union of all generatio...

Repeated winners of local Malanka competitions, young participants gather every year to celebrate Malanka in Sukhoverkhiv. The traditional roles are Kalfa, Malanka, Grandpa, Grandma, Hutsul, Jew, Goat, and the Cossacks are special. For the locals, Malanka is a real talisman, a union of all generations of the people of Sukhoverkiv. A documentary was made about the glorious Sukhoverkhiv Malanka.

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Mamaivtsi
In Mamayivtsi, Malanka celebration starts on the night of January 13-14. Participants go from house to house, paying special attention to houses with unmarried girls. There are usually several groups of participants, all of them dressed in traditional costumes of "grandfather", "bear", "devil", "gyp...

In Mamayivtsi, Malanka celebration starts on the night of January 13-14. Participants go from house to house, paying special attention to houses with unmarried girls. There are usually several groups of participants, all of them dressed in traditional costumes of "grandfather", "bear", "devil", "gypsy", "king and queen", also adding characters. Unforgettable action!

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Chahor
The residents of this village have something to offer to the pickiest connoisseurs of Malanka. On the streets of this wealthy village, rides a large chariot of the gods of Olympus, with winged Pegasus. You are also invited to the “Wigwam” by hospitable Indians, and Cossacks blinking at you, offering...

The residents of this village have something to offer to the pickiest connoisseurs of Malanka. On the streets of this wealthy village, rides a large chariot of the gods of Olympus, with winged Pegasus. You are also invited to the “Wigwam” by hospitable Indians, and Cossacks blinking at you, offering you to drink horilka (vodka).

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Budenets
In this picturesque village of Bukovyna region, admirers of antiquity can see the beautiful Palace of Mikuli-Volinskij (19th century), with a 300-year-old oak tree and a local-style temple, the Church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel (1799). 

In this picturesque village of Bukovyna region, admirers of antiquity can see the beautiful Palace of Mikuli-Volinskij (19th century), with a 300-year-old oak tree and a local-style temple, the Church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel (1799). 

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Krasnoilsk
In this village near the Romanian border, there is one of the most interesting and colorful festivals of Malanka in Ukraine. The festival of Malanka attracts the attention of many people of Ukraine and the world. Five large groups of young guys dress up in bright clothes and go from house to house w...

In this village near the Romanian border, there is one of the most interesting and colorful festivals of Malanka in Ukraine. The festival of Malanka attracts the attention of many people of Ukraine and the world. Five large groups of young guys dress up in bright clothes and go from house to house wishing the residents of the village a happy Old New Year. Traditional costumes include: grandfather and grandmother, gypsies with straw bears on chains, kings and queens, riders and horses, and doctors. Some suits weigh more than 100 kg. Come and parade along the central street, where Malanka participants demonstrate their unique art to residents and guests of the village.

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walletFinances
The tour price includes
  • travel by comfortable bus;
  • travel guide;
  • excursions at travel attractions;
  • travel insurance;
  • accommodation.
The price does not include and is paid additionally
  • entrance tickets to tourist sites;
  • meals.
Discounts
  • 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
ticketsEntrance tickets

Voluntary donation: in all tourist facilities

axe What is Malanka?

Malanka is a folk celebration on the eve of the Old New Year, during which people as animals and folk characters. Pagan and Christian rites are intertwined in this celebration. In Ukraine, the best, most vivid Malanka happens in Bukovyna, Ternopil and Frankivsk regions. We give you the chance to experience the most colorful and interesting Malanka of Ukraine. The event takes place in the form of a parade in the central part of the cities and villages and everyone can join them. In one trip, you will compare the most interesting Malankas of Ukraine.

keysAccommodation
Hotel near Chernivtsi

Comfortable hotel near Chernivtsi, double and triple rooms with in-room amenities.

mealFood
1day
Breakfast

You can have breakfast at home, bring snacks or have breakfast during bus stops at catering establishments to your taste and choice.

Lunch

In the village of Beleluia during Malanka. Travelers can choose any restaurant or cafe they like.

Dinner

Takes place in the hotel`s restaurant. Menu: vermicelli with turkey in sour cream sauce, sliced ​​vegetables, bread, pancakes with jam, tea. The cost is 150 UAH/person.

2day
Breakfast

Takes place in the hotel`s restaurant. Menu: scrambled eggs, vegetables, sliced ​​meat, bread, tea. The cost is UAH 100/person.

Lunch

In the town of Krasnoilsk during Malanka. Travelers choose cafes or restaurants they want to eat at by themselves.

Dinner

You can diner in the catering establishments during the bus stop.

faqQuestions and answers
General questions
Що входить у вартість туру?

У вартість зазвичай ВХОДИТЬ (якщо інше не передбачено описом туру): проїзд комфортабельним автобусом, проживання, супровід гіда-екскурсовода, екскурсійне обслуговування в туристичних об’єктах, страхування на час подорожі.

За що потрібно оплачувати окремо?

Окремо Ви зазвичай оплачуєте вартість вхідних квитків і харчування (якщо інше не передбачено описом туру).

Чи можна оплатити в автобусі?

Ні, на жаль, не можна. Ми працюємо за 100% передоплатою.

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