The Old New Year in the Carpathians
About this tour
We invite you to the Magical Carpathians. We will walk along the paths of the legendary Oleksa Dovbush, visit the Probiy waterfall, ride jeeps and visit the most expensive ski resort in our country. All this and even more - in a three-day tour of Prykarpattia.
Tour date: January 13, 2023.
Departure from RIVNO, LUTSK, LVIV
(IN ADDITION, we provide a free transfer to board the tour from the cities:
ZDOLBUNIV, DUBNO, OSTROG).
Paid additionally entrance tickets to sightseeing facilities:
Museum named after Roman Kumlyk - 50 UAH, children under 16 - 40UAH.
Corkscrew museum (tasting + tour) - 70 UAH, children under 15 - free
Museum of Hutsul Magic - 40 UAH, children under 6 years old - free.
A ticket for the chairlift in Bukovel - 190 UAH, children under 12 years - 150 UAH;
Polonyna "Peppers" - adults and children from 6 years old - 200 UAH (excursion + musical master class + tasting of cheeses and liqueurs)
Driving on jeeps (2100 UAH/car; max. 6 people)
Bathing in tanks (depending on the number of people who wish, approx. 200-350 UAH per person).
The services of a professional tour guide are divided into groups.
Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.).
Entrance tickets for various activities in Bukovel (e.g. swimming at VodaClub) - the location and other details of these activities will always be with the group leader.
FREE for children up to 6 years of age (passage on parents' hands)
*The tour is conducted in Ukrainian
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05.30 - Departure from Rivne (Pokrovsky shopping center, Kvity store stop). Departure from Lutsk (from the hotel "Ukraine", 2 Slovackoho str.). The time and place of departure from other cities will be specified individually. 09.00 – stop for breakfast, toilet. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - We're visiting for "Pepper" polony!) You will be greeted by nice hosts, an old Hutsul hut with a unique flavor, and folk music. Unusual polonya with neat alleys, beautiful paths and ethnic sculptures will impress everyone. Incredible landscapes and delicious ecological food, ancient customs and live music will not let you get bored). A trip to Polonyna, getting to know the Hutsul culture, life and skills of the highlanders gives every tourist the opportunity to feel a little Hutsul even for a moment. Also, you can ride snow tubes, taste cheeses, liqueurs on poloniny. The Residence of St. Nicholas will be open for children!) 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — let's enjoy a rest for the soul at the Bukovel Complex! In addition to skiing, tourists are offered a mega-spectrum of additional entertainment on the vast territory of the Bukovel tourist complex: SPA HOLIDAY: VODA day&nightclub, located on the shore of the largest artificial lake in Europe. In winter, "VODA" club works in the SPA format. The atmosphere of relaxation reigns here, so it's a great place to relax your muscles. Warm up in the pools and saunas: all-season warm pool: depth 1.5 m, temperature 32-34 ºC; 4 outdoor jacuzzis, temperature 32-36 ºC; Mediterranean sauna, 55-60 ºC, humidity - 55%; Finnish sauna, 80-110 °C, 10-15% humidity, made of Canadian cedar; Roman steam room, 35-40 °С, humidity 98-100%; salt cave, 22-24 ºC, humidity 50-60%. "VODA club" professionals will help you get rid of accumulated toxins and salts. Masseurs have prepared for you 10 types of massage, including classic and stone massage, as well as peeling. You will be pleasantly surprised! BIKE ZIP: this is an opportunity to ride a bike on the cable car stretched across the lake of Molodosti and enjoy the panoramic view of the Carpathians! The total length of one ride is 560 m. Feel the taste of adventure and crazy drive with BIKE ZIP. QUAD CYCLES AND SNOWMOBILE. You can spend a unique winter vacation in "Bukovel" driving a snowmobile or quad bike on tracks on the mountain peaks of the Carpathians. Specially designed routes and prepared tracks are laid out in such a way to see the picturesque scenery of the mountains and get bright, unforgettable emotions. The routes start on Mount Dovga (the top of lift No. 12) and stretch across snow-covered peaks with access to forest roads and mountain meadows. You can drive the snowmobile yourself and take a passenger with you. An experienced instructor will accompany you throughout the trip. THE LONGEST TROLLEY IN UKRAINE: The trolley is a high-speed descent on a roller along a steeply inclined cable. A flight on the "Bukovel" trolley is a real aerial adventure! In 100 seconds, you will be able to fly from the top of Bukovel Mountain to the very center of the resort - on the roof of parking lot #2. The length of the "Bukovel" trolley is 1130 meters with a height difference of more than 190 m! The attraction has 3 lines, is among the 10 longest in Europe and is the longest in Ukraine! "BUKOVELSKY SLIDES" is a completely new extreme entertainment for all lovers of vivid experiences. It is a zipline suspended on ropes between trees, with ascents, descents and steep turns. The total length of the "Roller Coaster zipline" is more than 500 m at a height of up to 15 m. After visiting the "Bukovel Hills", you will get a sea of cool and unforgettable emotions. GUTSUL LAND Not so long ago, a new park opened in Bukovel. Ethno-park "Hutsul Land" is fascinating stories about the life and daily life of the highlanders of the Ukrainian Carpathians: Hutsuls, Boyks and Lemks. This is an area that combines various recreation and entertainment areas on the territory of "Bukovel", which is located behind the Lake of Youth. One of the main sites is an open-air museum. It differs from ordinary museums in that it is interactive with guests - you can go into the middle of the house, which is about 200 years old, sit on a bench and watch the fire burn in the furnace, try to grind wheat flour in millstones, weave a path on a real loom machines, watch how cheese is prepared in a cheese factory and even take part in a theatrical performance of a Hutsul wedding. There is also a territory where a contact zoo is located, where domestic, exotic, wild animals and birds live in natural conditions, which will delight not only children, but also adults. RODELBAN "Speed fun" This is a new all-weather toboggan run of the German company Wiegand, located for the first time on the territory of Ukraine. Bends, turns and jumps give a special sharpness of sensations. The attraction provides an opportunity to independently control the speed of the sled, which carries one or two passengers down the slope. The total length of the attraction track is 1500 meters. The length of the rapid descent is 1000 meters. The sleds have a braking system that guarantees compliance with the precisely set speed and distance, while ensuring the maximum possible safety. 19.00 — Arrival at the place of settlement. Free time. Dinner (when booking a tour with meals)
09.00 – 09.45 – We wake up and have a good breakfast (when ordering a tour with meals). Check-out from the hotel (with belongings) 10.00 - Departure for excursions. 11.00 - 12.00 - We will visit the "Roman Kumlyk" museum, a private museum opened by Roman Kumlyk on January 7, 2000 and located in the family house. The owner collected materials for 30 years. These are household items, ancient Hutsul clothing, work tools, coins of different times and many interesting things about Hutsul life. A special pride of the museum is the collection of musical instruments. During the excursion, we will immerse ourselves in the real atmosphere of the holiday! 12.00 – 13.00 - We will visit the Corkscrew museum. The Corkscrew Museum - Tasting Hall is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of wine, as the museum has collected about 600 corkscrews of various types. Homemade young wine will be offered for tasting, as well as a story about the history and types of corkscrews. Corkscrews in the form of animals, birds, keys, weapons, glasses. Different size and color 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – We attend a real Hutsul event (staging of a traditional wedding in the Hutsul region), with musical trios, a performance of traditional dances, delicious Hutsul dishes and drinks. And also, we will immerse ourselves in the New Year's atmosphere - singing carols and carols! During the fun, you will find: a master class on Hutsul dances: hutsulka, resheto, golubka; Hutsul songs, kolomiyki; dishes and drinks of Hutsul cuisine. You will like it! 15.30 - 16.30 - We visit the Hutsul Magic Museum. It presents exhibits that tell about the Carpathian sorcerers and healers - the Molfars. According to legends, they are carriers of ancient magical knowledge, have sorcerous (extrasensory) abilities. You can learn about the customs and secrets of Carpathian sorcerers within the walls of this unusual museum. In particular, the inventory used by healers to create potions or orders to help people is exhibited. In the museum, you can familiarize yourself with the practice of two of the strongest molfar artists — Andrii Atamanyuk (Goya) and Mykhailo Nechai. 16.30-17.00 - Buying beer in Verkhovyna. Hutsul beer is brewed according to the classic old German technology of "Osterbrau" and on Hungarian equipment. The raw materials are Verkhovyna spring water, Slovak malt, German brewer's yeast and hops. If you try it even once, you will immediately appreciate the special natural taste and persistent foam. 18.30 — Rest in a comfortable hotel, where in the evening we can rest and recharge our energy for the next day. Free time (barbecue, gazebo at your service). Dinner at the hotel (when booking a tour with meals). *For all those who wish, an additional attraction is cooking in vats over a slow fire — what tour participants like the most. To make the "tourist soup" richer, various dried herbs are added to the water. Boiling alternates with bathing in the cool mountain river that flows nearby. Such a contrast will help you maintain your tone throughout the week and will give you an unforgettable experience from the trip.
08.00 - 09.00 – We wake up and have a good breakfast (when ordering a tour with meals) and go on excursions! 10.00 — Check-out from the hotel (with belongings). 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Walking tour to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Carpathians, the Huk waterfall. A single-cascade 15-meter-tall handsome man feels comfortable surrounded by dense forest and rocky Gorgan mountains. It is located in the Zhenets protected tract on the river of the same name. It is easy to get to Huk and easy to reach: it is one of the few Carpathian waterfalls to which a good asphalt road leads. However, it is only 3 km long, and another 3 km will have to be covered by dirt, somewhat washed out by rain. Huk is tall and graceful, does not dry out in summer, and is covered with massive icicles in winter, so visit it in any weather or season! Or JEEP RIDE: Excursion jeep tours in the Carpathians will certainly add drive to your vacation. After riding jeeps in the mountains for several hours, you will have a lot of impressions and emotions, as well as a lot of cool photos and videos. 12.30 – 13.00 - Buying beer in the village of Mykulychyn. Opened in 2002, the brewery brews beer in a natural way, releasing it under the "Hutsulske" trademark. "Hutsulske" ferments for 7 days and matures for another 14 days. Honey and Dark, Light "Yuvileyne" and White "Hutsulske" are brewed here. By the way, honey for honey beer is taken from our own apiary. 13.00 - 14.00 - we visit the Yaremchan souvenir market, here we give you free time (you can buy interesting souvenirs, admire the beauty of the "Probiy" waterfall, visit the famous "Hutsulshchyna" restaurant). At the market, you can buy a carved mug, warm knitted woolen socks, a handmade clay service, a traditional embroidered shirt or even a warm bed — everything that the Carpathians are rich in. The waters of the Prut flow down from a height of 8 meters. Most of the Carpathian waterfalls can be seen only from the river valleys, and Probiy - from all possible angles. For example, you can go down to the waterfall from the side of the fair. If you are interested in the architecture of the Carpathian region, "Hutsulshchyna" is a great example: the restaurant, built without a single nail, decorated with filigree carvings on the outside, reflects the classic architectural forms for local places. 14.00 – 15.00 – lunch in a café (at the request of tourists) 15.00 - departure home. 22.30 - return to Lutsk (approximately). 23.30 - return to Rivne (approximately). We will specify the time and place of return to other cities individually.
5 reasons to choose tour
We will walk along the paths of the legendary Oleksa Dovbush
Visit the Probiy waterfall
Visit the most expensive ski resort in our country
All this and even more - in a three-day tour of Prykarpattia
In addition to skiing, we offer a mega-spectrum of additional entertainment to the attention of tourists on the vast territory of the tourist complex "Bukovel"
You will be greeted by nice landlords, an old Hutsul house with a unique flavor, and folk music. Unusual polonya with neat alleys, beautiful paths and ethnic sculptures will impress everyone. Incredible landscapes and delicious ecological food, ancient customs and live music will not let you get bored.
The tasting room is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of wine, because the museum has collected about 600 corkscrews of various types. Homemade young wine will be offered for tasting, as well as a story about the history and types of corkscrews. Corkscrews in the form of animals, birds, keys, weapons, glasses. Different size and color.
A single-cascade 15-meter-tall handsome man feels comfortable surrounded by dense forest and rocky Gorgan mountains. It is located in the Zhenets protected tract on the river of the same name. It is easy to get to Huk and easy to reach: it is one of the few Carpathian waterfalls to which a good asphalt road leads. However, it is only 3 km long, and another 3 km will have to be covered by dirt, somewhat washed out by rain. Huk is tall and graceful, does not dry out in summer, and is covered with massive icicles in winter, so visit it in any weather or season!
What is included?
Transfer along the route
Accommodation in the hotel 2-, 3-, 4-bed rooms
*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.
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