Spend your week to find out about Ukraine’s rich culture and traditions. Learn what every region is famous for and explore our diverse cultural heritage.
Explore the mother of Ukrainian city’s Kyiv and check out its upcoming street art scene. Enjoy world-class performance at Odessa Opera Theater. Learn about traditions and local crafts of Hutsuls, Ukrainian Carpathian highlanders. Immerse yourself in the medieval history in Lviv, country’s most charming city. And finally, discover the impressive ceramics art of Crimean Tatars in Kyiv.
How you will make a difference
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You contribute to the economic well-being of local communities by eating your meals at homes or locally owned restaurants
You stay at small guest-houses that bring direct economic benefit to the local people
Your guides are local and give you in-depth knowledge about Ukraine
You eat meals with local families and understand the real lives of Ukrainian people
You visit museums and see how rich and ancient our culture is
Pick-up and Welcome. Meeting with your Active Ukraine guide. Hotel check-in.
Enjoy our guided Kiev city tour along city’s major landmarks and attractions. Visit the UNESCO-listed St. Sophia Cathedral with its beautiful frescoes; take a walk at St. Andrew’s Descent – street of writers and artists; stroll along the main street Khreshchatyk, and sip delicious tea at the Independence Square.
Since recently Kiev has become known for its street art objects, created by Ukrainian and foreign street artists, use that chance and have a look at some of them.
Overnight in a 3* hotel.
Learn more about culture life of our capital. Visit Ivan Gonchar Museum which is referred to as the National Centre of Folk Culture. The museum was established on the basis of Gonchar’s private collection of various artifacts. It includes an impressive collection of over 2,500 items of textiles from the 18th and 19th centuries, pottery, toys, Easter eggs, wood carvings and Ukrainian folk music instruments
Afterwards visit El Cheber ceramic art studio run by Rustem Skibin, famous Crimean Tatar artist. Find out about the unique way of decorating ceramics and upon your wish, participate in the work shop and learn to create pottery with your own hands. Uncover ancient mysteries and learn the language of symbols in the Crimean Tatar ornaments.
Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk by night train.
Overnight in a sleeper train ( 2nd class compartment)
Arrive to Ivano-Frankivsk and transfer to Kolomyia. Town of Kolomyia is the cultural center of Hutsuls. Hutsuls are an ethno-cultural group of highlanders in Ukrainian Carpathian mountains, and has retained its distinctive culture and traditions.
Explore town’s famous Easter Egg Museum, with over 6,000 beautifully decorated Easter eggs from all over the world! Get introduced to the lifestyle of Hutsuls and unique Hutsul cultural heritage at the Hutsul Museum.
Transfer to the village of Kosiv in Carpathian Mountains. Spend your afternoon visiting famous Hutsul artisans, skilled in traditional crafts such as egg-painting, embroidery, wood carving and weaving, observe their work and enjoy their beautiful creations. Sit down for a master class in your craft of choice and make your own handmade souvenir!
Overnight in the family-owned guesthouse.
Hike in hills near Kosiv, enjoy spectacular Kosiv nature with small waterfalls. Transfer to Yavoriv and visit artisan who makes woolen weaven blankets.
Have free time wandering around town and maybe choosing little cute souvenirs.
Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk and then take a bus to Lviv.
Overnight in a 3* hotel.
Enjoy our Lviv city tour – in Ukraine’s most charming and romantic city. Walk along the hidden valleys of its cobbled streets: full of coffee shops, street musicians, and art galleries. Wander around Rynok Square – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Pinsel museum – museum of sacral baroque sculpture. It keeps the unique heritage of Johann Georg Pinsel – one of the most talented and mysterious sculptors of the 18th century.
Relax during your free time in Lviv.
Take night train to Odesa.
Overnight in a sleeper train ( 2nd class compartment).
Arrive to Odesa and check into your hotel.
The city of Odesa is called the Pearl of the Black Sea. The city is Ukraine’s fourth largest and a major sea port. Founded in 18th century, it has an enchanting mix of Italian, French and Russian architecture. Odesa is a vibrant city, energetic and fun, with plenty of activities for all.
Enjoy our guided-tour around the main sightseeing landmarks of Odesa. Visit Odesa Opera House which is the oldest Opera Theatre in Ukraine and watch one of its brilliant performances.
Ovenight in a 3* hotel.
Enjoy your free time in Odesa. Relax at one of the beaches or have a walk around city parks.
Visit Pryvoz, one of the oldest produce markets in Europe and get the feel of local Odesa life.
Take overnight train to Kiev.
Overnight in a sleeper train (2nd class compartment).
Arrive to Kyiv. Free time. Transfer to Boryspil International Airport. Farewell and departure.
Where you will stay
Private room in your host family’s guesthouse, with shared bathroom. The guesthouse is a simple typical village accommodation.