You can have breakfast at home, bring snacks or have breakfast during bus stops at catering establishments to your taste and choice.
10 highlights of Transcarpathia
The Carpathian Mountains, castles, palaces, wine, the best that can offer a hospitable Transcarpathia is waiting for you!
Tour language: Ukrainian. Contact us if you would like to hire a guide who speaks English or another foreign language.
ATTENTION! From the end of November to the end of March, under adverse weather conditions (ice, heavy snowfall, poor visibility, etc.), an excursion to Lake Synevyr can be changed to a visit of a reindeer farm and a ride on a chairlift in Mezhhorye.
Day 1: departure from Lviv (at 09:00 a.m.)/Stryi (at 10:00 a.m.) – Health resort ”Karpaty”, Schonborn Palace (excursion) – Mukachevo (excursion around the castle and lunch) – Berehove (swimming in thermal pools or walking around the city) – Beregovo district (dinner and overnight stay at the Hungarian green tourism guesthouses, check-in at 9 p.m.).
Day 2: breakfast and departure ( at 08:00 a.m.) – Lumshory (bathing in vats) – Uzhgorod (tour around the city, visiting the castle and lunch) - Berehove volcanic lowlands (wine tasting) - return to guesthouses at 09:30 p.m.
Day 3: Breakfast and departure (at 08:00 a.m.) – Vynohradiv (cheese tasting) – Synevyr Pass (photographing and viewing of Carpathian panoramas) – Synevyr lake (tour and lunch, brown bear rehabilitation center) – Stryi (20;00)/Lviv (returning at 22:00 p.m.).
Among the picturesque Carpathian mountains, there is one of the most beautiful and romantic palaces of the country. The hunting palace of the Schonborn Counts (1890) invites you into its fairy tale. It looks at you with its 365 windows and welcomes through its 12 entrances into 52 rooms. A beautiful park with many exotic plants surrounds the palace.
Here on a single volcanic mountain, there is the most powerful fortress in Ukraine – the castle Palanok (XIV century), which was erected by Prince Fedir Koriatovych and covered with heroic glory by Princess Ilona Zrini. If you have free time in Mukachevo, you can see many other attractions: the chapel of St. Martyn (XIV century), the Palace of Rakotsi (1663) and a beautiful green Town Hall (1903).
The capital of Hungarian Ukraine — 'Beregsas' is famous for its pools with unique thermal water that rises from a depth of 1,600 m and treats from 86 diseases; its analogues are found only in New Zealand. The town has also got several architectural highlights: the Gothic Church of All Saints (1370), the Church of Reformers (XV century), the Count's court — the estate of Prince Betleni (1629), the majestic building of the Imperial court (1908) and the casino “Zolota Pava”.
The first mention of this eternal border town on the river Uzh dates back to 872; it will fascinate even the most demanding tourist with its charm and flavour. Walk along the historic street of the city — Korzo, see the most famous temple of the city — the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (1841), the Roman Catholic Church of St. George (1775), one of the oldest castles in Ukraine (XIV century) and the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life (Skansen). And be sure to visit the cult tavern “Detsa U Notaria”.
At the foot of the largest valley of the Ukrainian Carpathians Runa, there is a balneotherapy resort of Lumshory, known since the XVII century. Here Paradise-like beauty of nature and elements of hell closely intertwine. You will be "boiled" in huge metal vats over low heat in mineral hydrogen sulphide water. For greater enjoyment, you can alternate "boiling" in it with bathing in cold water. Such relaxation except for unforgettable impressions leads to improvement of the musculoskeletal system and rejuvenates the body for ten years.
Technical information about visiting the tanks in the village. Lumshors:
- tanks are in the open air;
- you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to change clothes for swimming in the tanks;
- one vat can accommodate from 6 to 12 people (depending on the size of the vat);
- the descent after visiting the vats can be slippery, so we recommend taking shoes with stable soles;
- we recommend taking a bathrobe, slippers, towels with you, which you can use when going to the restroom and from the changing room to the vat;
- it is forbidden to visit the vats while intoxicated;
- after ordering and paying for the tanks — funds are not returned.
WARNING! We do not recommend visiting the vats for people with the following contraindications:
- acute inflammatory skin diseases;
- high blood pressure;
- postoperative conditions;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- varicose veins.
The surroundings of Berehovo have long been known all over the world for their wines, which have a wonderful aroma and rich flavor. This is due to the volcanic rocks on which the grapes grow and the energy of the sun because this place has the largest number of sunny days in Transcarpathia.
At the "Carpathian Buffalo" Farm local enthusiasts are trying to save the world's northernmost buffalo population. Now the farm has more than 30 Carpathian buffaloes that you can watch, as well as taste and buy different varieties of buffalo and sheep cheese.
One of the most scenic passes of the Ukrainian Carpathians, its height reaches 793m and allows you to admire the stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Lake Synevyr, also called ‘The Sea Eye’, is a spectacular gem of the Ukrainian Carpathians. It attracts visitors with its picturesque mountain landscapes and crystal-clear water where noble trout has been living for a long time. The lake was formed about 10 000 years ago at a height of 989 m, and its maximum depth is 22 meters.
The Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear with an area of 12 hectares is located on the territory of the Synevyr National Nature Park. Due to human activities, this largest predator of Ukraine is on the verge of extinction and needs special treatment. The center was established to rehabilitate brown bear individuals who were abused or became victims of natural disasters and to restore their population in their natural habitat.
- travel by comfortable bus;
- travel guide;
- excursions at travel attractions;
- 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): 180 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
Schönborn Palace: adults, pensioners, students – 40 UAH, schoolchildren – 20UAH
Mukachevo Castle: adults – 100 UAH, students -70 UAH , pensioners – 75 UAH, children under 14 years old – 50 UAH
Thermal pool “Zhaivoronok” in Berehovo: general, pensioners, students – 250 UAH, children from 120 to 150 cm – 125 UAH, children under 120 cm – free of charge, locker rental – 30 UAH
A visit to the fun restaurant “Detsa U Notaria”: general – 5 UAH, children up to 120 cm – free of charge
Uzhhorod castle: general (adults, pensioners) – 100 UAH, students – 75 UAH, schoolchildren – 40 UAH
Bathing in a vat with mineral water in the village of Lumshory: 160 UAH/person, children under 12 years old – 100 UAH/person
Wine-tasting: 95 UAH, excursion without wine-tasting – 45 UAH
Cheese and dairy tasting: Price: 100 UAH
Synevyr lake: General – 30 UAH, students and schoolchildren – 15 UAH.
Brown Bear Rehabilitation Center: general – 30 UAH, students, schoolchildren – 15 UAH.
Трансфер до КПП "Синевир" (в обидві сторони): загальний, пенсійний, студентський, учнівський – 70 грн.;
At cosy farmsteads of rural tourism in Berehovo district with amenities, rooms: 2- and 3-bed bedrooms.
Меню: салат з капусти, на перше — боб-левеш, торгоня (домашні макарони особливого приготування) з шишками, компот, десерт, хліб. Вартість 150 грн./особа.
takes place in the estates. Menu: tashkotlevesh, torhonia with gravy, sweets, wine/palynka, compot. The cost is 140 UAN/person.
Takes place in green tourism estates and consists of: sausage, cheese, bundashkenye (similar to croutons), jam, butter, bread, coffee/tea.
Відбувається в Ужгороді в колибі “Смерекова хижа”. Меню: солянка карпатська, рис з свинним гуляшем, салат з буряка, хліб, карпатський чай. Вартість 150 грн/особа.
At guesthouses after the check-in, consists of dishes of Hungarian national cuisine: bohrach-huliash, Hungarian cabbage rolls, dessert, wine/palinka, and compote. The cost is 150 UAH/person.
At the guesthouses, traditional European breakfast. Price: 100 UAH.
Dinner near Synevyr Lake: consists of the best dishes of local cuisine: vegetable salad, mushroom soup, mashed potatoes with meat, bread, herbal tea. Price: 130 UAH.