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New Year in Verkhovyna

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Region:  Ivano-Frankivs'k Carpathians Chernivtsi

Dates:  30.12-03.01

Number of days: 5

Cost: 4450  UAH

Route:   - Ivano-Frankivsk - Colomyya - Verkhovyna - Kosiv - Krivorivnya - Verkhovyna - Bukovel - Chernivtsi
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Day 1 / 30.12

Coming to Ivano-Frankivsk or as it called earlier Stanislav and excursion on it.

Transfer to Kolomyya.

We will start with a walking excursion through the historical center of the town and will get acquainted with its old buildings of Austro-Hungarian times. We also visit Pysanka museum dedicated to art painting on eggs. Architectural structure in the form of the largest in the world painted egg, made of colored glass, became the visit card of the region and the town itself. In the Museum of Folk Art of Gutsulschiny and  Pokuttya we will see unique things - ceramics, wood carvings, decorated with folk patterns leather belts and axes, Hutsul traditional carpets, traditional icons. In addition there is also reconstituted Hutsuls interior of the end of XIX cent.

Transfer to Verkhovyna, check in to the private Carpathian house.

Dinner, and You can have rest before New Year celebration.

First of all, New Year on the Hutsul region - is a generous treat with many traditional dishes. According to tradition, local Santa Claus congratulates our guests and Carpathian musician will play merry tunes. And then - a sleigh ride to the main New Year tree and celebrations in the town center .There are few more surprises to come.

                                                               

Day  2 / 31.12

Breakfast.

 

Departure to the largest Ukrainian ski resort Bukovel.

Here we can ski and drink spicy hot mulled wine. But even if you do not participate in extreme sports you will have an amazing time in Bukovel – for example, to climb up the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-covered Carpathians; skate, enjoy some fresh air and forget about the city routine.

 

* Lunch in Bukovel is not included in the tour package. However, there is a huge variety of restaurants in Bukovel that you have a chance to experience! 

Return to Verkhovyna.

Dinner. 

 Day 3 / 01.01

Late breakfast-lunch.

On the first day of the new year we will have an unusual journey. We are living in the highlands of the Carpathian Mountains, in the place where almost unique in Europe oasis of untouched pristine mountain nature is survived. Thus, it is worth to get a little higher and see view of the surroundings.

Believe us, there will be really unforgettable scenery and it is worth of few hours of ascent and descent (do not forget to take warm and sturdy shoes)! For the courage ones we serve a glass of champagne and a traditional summit chocolate.

And for those who want to enjoy the ski slopes, will be able to do it in Verkhovyna itself or in the nearest village Iltsi. There is also a rent of equipment.

Dinner.

Day 4 / 02.01

Breakfast. Departure to Kosiv.

For centuries Kosiv has been known as a center of folk art, full of talented people and craftsmen - a real capital of Hutsul folk art.

We will walk through the small streets and visit the Museum of Folk Art, which assembled a remarkable collection of local ancient relics.

And after lunch we will get acquainted with the masters themselves. We will see how real Kosovska ceramics is born and how a piece of clay comes to life and takes the form under the hands of the master. The most brave can even sit at the potter's wheel! 

Visit to Krivorivnya village – it is sometimes called “Ukrainian Athens”. A lot of talented Ukrainian poets and writers were there.  We will visit Ivan Franko museum and the house where the film “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” was done.

Dinner. 

 

Day 5 / 03.01

Breakfast.

Visiting the unique museum of folk musical instruments. Here we will listen to funny stories and listen to a variety of playing musical instruments from Mr. Roman Kumlyk – the most cheerful man throughout Western Ukraine! The owner himself gathered a collection of over 30 years and except musical instruments there are a lot of other interesting things.

 

We are going to Bukovina - the land of beech forests and fast flowing mountain rivers, with its capital - Chernivtsi, which has retained a remarkable architectural composition of the Austrian times.

Sightseeing in Chernivtsi should start with the most precious gem in the Bukovinsky necklace - the former residence of the Metropolitan, now here Chernovtsy University The construction affects by the beautiful architectural shape and design of interiors, which are interwoven with national motives.

And then we walk with a guide by ancient cobbled streets of Chernivtsi to find out for what this city is called the most elegant city in Ukraine.

 

Price: 4450 UAH 

Included: 4 nights stay, transfer, excursions, entrance tickets, breakfasts, 4 dinners, New Year’s celebration, group guide.

 

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Type:  Across Ukraine   Ethnotours. Festivals   Nature and ecotourism   Winter season tours   New Year and Christmas  

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