About this tour

Ternopil region is a region with many amazing sights, there are both ancient castles and amazing landscapes. We recommend you to look at the Ternopol region from the other side and explore it from under the ground. This is not a joke, because this region has the largest number of caves in Ukraine, so we recommend you to visit the caves "Khrustalna", "Verteba" and the cave temple "Monastyrok".



Not included in the price:

- entrance tickets,

- lunch.


The cost of entrance tickets:

- Cave "Crystal" - 50 UAH. (adult), 40 UAH (children);

- Cave "Verteba" - 30 UAH. (adult), 25 UAH (children).

Prices may change.


Note: there is constant temperature in the caves in every season + 11 C.


The tour is conducted in the Ukrainian language. 


*The originality of the text is completely preserved by the author of the tour (tour operator)

 

We can also prepare a set of clothes for you with cool Visit Ukraine merch, so that you are as prepared as possible for the tour and enjoy the atmosphere

 

Tour program

8:00 - Depart central square, 10. Trip to Kryvche village, Ternopil region.

10:00 - Tour to the "Crystal cave”. The length of the underground caverns are 2 km. Rise to the chapel. Review Podilsk panorama views. Lunch outdoors or in a café near the cave in the village Kryvche.

Bilche-Zolote village. There we’ll visit the unique underground museum-cave of Tripilian culture "Verteba". Speleologist-archaeologist will tell us very interesting facts and history.

Moving to the Monastyrok village. Review of cave church of pre-Christian times. Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Spectacular views of the valley of the Seret river.

More details

5 reasons to choose tour

1

Walk through the "Crystal" cave

2

Visit the unique museum-cave of Trypillia culture "Verteba"

3

Hear an interesting story from a speleologist-archaeologist

4

Explore the cave temple of pre-Christian times

5

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the plain of the Cheret River

Key landmarks

1

Crystal cave

It is one of the largest gypsum caves in Ukraine, known since 1721. It is almost dry and easy to pass. The peculiarity of the cave is that it has increased ionization of air and water, the absolute absence of pathogenic organisms, and recently discovered special mineral sludge in water. All this makes Crystal cave the most promising object not only for tourists-speleologists, but also can be used for medical and recreational purposes.The excursion route of the cave is electrified and it is quite convenient, it does not require special equipment and clothing. Cave offers you 2.5 kilometers of excursion route, one and a half hour journey in the world of fairy tales, where you will see: Entrance corridor with brilliant "stone-icicles"; Rock Pyramid Hall; Zoological Hall; The ballroom and many other interesting locations.

2

Gypsum Cave "Verteba"

It is a geological and archeological sight of national significance. It is the only underground museum of Trypillian culture in Ukraine, located in the natural cave. Museum was founded on October 5, 2004. The cave has wide galleries separated by narrow partitions. There are a lot of bats in the cave, especially in winter time. They are spreaded all around the cave, but especially large group is near the entrance. Threre are 4 rare species of bats here, which are included into the Red Book of Ukraine. Verteba Cave is special among other gypsum caves of Podillya region. It differs from the other caves with its geological structure, as well as that in this cave the real treasure of archeological artifacts of the Eneolithic period (IV-III millennium BC) was found. Find out more by yourself visiting this unique underground museum!

3

Cave temple in the village Monastyrok

The security sign mentioned the cave temple in Monastyrok as an ancient Rus'kyy one, founded in the IX century. In 1600, the land-lord of Bilche-Zolote village Stefan Potocki created a Basilian Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. An old wooden Assumtion church has existed already on the place, where the new one was built. It burned down in 1530. The new Monastery of the Holy Cross, which we can see today, was built by Jan Potocki in 1772. Together with it, they built monastery cells for monks and outbuildings. Calvary leading to the temple from the monastery church is a baptismal road, marked by 12 crosses. The temple itself is located high above Seret river (80 m above its level) in the "Pagan Cave", which has natural origin and was formed by the weathering of limestone. The monastery attracts not only with cave temple but also with the incredibly beautiful views of the valley of Seret.

What is included?

Bus transfer

Bus transfer

Tour guide

Tour guide

From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!