Winter Charms of the Carpathians + Verkhovyna
About this tour
We invite you to the Magic Carpathians. Snow-capped mountains, fresh Carpathian air, colorful food and unforgettable excursions. All this and more - in a three-day tour of the Carpathian region;
Tour dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Departure from Rivne, Lutsk, Lviv (In addition, we provide a free transfer to board the tour from the cities: Zdolbuniv, Dubno, Ostroh).
05.30 - Departure from Rivne (Pokrovsky shopping center, stop at the Flowers store).
05.20 - Departure from Lutsk (from the Ukraina Hotel, 2 Slovatskoho St.).
We will specify the time and place of departure from other cities individually.
09.00 - stop for breakfast, toilet.
13.00 - 14.00 - Visit the Roman Kumlyk Museum, private museum is open
Roman Kumlyk on January 7, 2000, and is located in the family home. The owner
has been collecting materials for 30 years. These are household items, ancient Hutsul clothes,
tools, banknotes of different times, and many interesting facts about the life of the Hutsuls.
The museum is especially proud of its collection of musical instruments. During the tour we will
Let's plunge into the real holiday atmosphere!
14.00-15.00 - time for lunch.
15.00 - 16.00 - Visit the Museum of Hutsul Magic. It features exhibits telling the story of the Carpathian sorcerers and witch doctors - molfars. According to legend, they are the bearers of ancient magical knowledge and have witchcraft (psychic) abilities. You can learn about the customs and secrets of the Carpathian sorcerers in this unusual museum. In particular, the inventory used by healers to create potions or spells to help people is on display. In the museum, you can learn about the practice of two of the strongest molfars, Andrii Atamaniuk (Goi) and Mykhailo Nechai.
16.00 - 17.00 - Visit the Corkscrew Museum. The Corkscrew Museum - Tasting Room is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of wine, as the museum has about 600 corkscrews of various types. Home-made young wine will be offered for tasting, and a story about the history and types of corkscrews will be told. Corkscrews in the form of animals, birds, keys, weapons, glasses. Different sizes and colors.
17.10-17.30 - Buying beer in Verkhovyna. Hutsul beer is brewed according to the classic old German Osterbrau technology and on Hungarian equipment. The raw materials are Verkhovyna spring water, Slovak malt, German brewer's yeast and hops. If you try it at least once, you will immediately appreciate the special natural taste and persistent foam.
19.00 - Rest in a comfortable hotel, where in the evening we will be able to relax and recharge our batteries for the next day. Free time (grill, gazebo at your service). Dinner at the hotel.
08.00-09.00 - Wake up and have a good breakfast and go on excursions!
09.30 - 13.30 - enjoy a relaxing holiday for the soul at Bukovel! In addition to skiing, we offer a mega-range of additional entertainment on the vast territory of the tourist complex "Bukovel":
SPA RELAXATION: VODA day & nightclub, located on the shores of the largest artificial lake in Europe. In winter, VODA club operates in a SPA format. It has a relaxing atmosphere, so it's a great place to unload your muscles. Warm up in the swimming 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 °C, humidity 98-100%;
salt cave, 22-24 ºC, humidity 50-60%.
VODA club professionals will help you get rid of accumulated toxins and salts. The masseurs have prepared 10 types of massage for you, including classic and stone massage, as well as peeling. You will be pleasantly surprised!
BIKE ZIP: is an opportunity to ride a bicycle on a cable car stretched across the Lake of Youth and enjoy the panoramic view of the Carpathians! The total length of one ride is 560 meters. Feel the taste of adventure and crazy drive with BIKE ZIP.
ATVs and snowmobiles: You can spend a unique winter vacation in Bukovel driving a snowmobile or ATV on caterpillar tracks on the mountain peaks of the Carpathians. Specially designed routes and prepared tracks are designed to see the picturesque landscapes of the mountains and get bright unforgettable emotions. The routes start on Dovha mountain (top of the ski lift #12) and stretch along the snow-capped peaks with stops on the forest road and mountain meadow. You can drive the snowmobile on your own and take a passenger with you. An experienced instructor will accompany you throughout the trip.
THE LONGEST ZIP LINE IN UKRAINE: Zip line is a high-speed descent on a roller along a steeply inclined cable. Flight on the Zip line "Bukovel" is a real aerial adventure! In 100 seconds you can fly from the top of Bukovel Mountain to the very center of the resort - to the roof of parking lot #2. The length of the zip line "Bukovel" is 1130 meters with a height difference of more than 190 meters! The attraction has 3 lines, is among the 10 longest in Europe and is the longest in Ukraine!
"Bukovelian Hills" is a brand new extreme entertainment for all lovers of vivid impressions. This is a zipline suspended on ropes between the trees, with ascents, descents and steep turns. The total length of the "Roller Coaster zipline" is more than 500 meters at a height of up to 15 meters. Visiting the "Bukovelian Hills", you will get a lot of cool and unforgettable emotions.
HUCUL LAND A new park has recently opened in Bukovel. The Hutsul Land ethnopark is a fascinating story about the life and way of life of the highlanders of the Ukrainian Carpathians: Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos. It is a territory that combines various recreation and entertainment areas on the territory of Bukovel, which is located behind the Lake of Youth. One of the main areas is the skansen. It differs from ordinary museums in that it has interactive activities with guests - you can go inside a hut that is about 200 years old, sit on a bench and watch the fire burn in the oven, try to grind wheat flour in millstones, weave a path on a real loom, watch cheese being made in a cheese factory, and even take part in a theatrical performance of a Hutsul wedding. There is also an area with a petting zoo, where domestic, exotic, wild animals and birds live in natural conditions, which will delight both children and adults.
RODELBAN "Speed fun"
This is a new all-weather toboggan run by the German company Wiegand, located for the first time in Ukraine. Twists, turns, and jumps give a special thrill. 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 ride is 1500 meters. The length of the high-speed descent is 1000 meters. The sled has a braking system that guarantees compliance with a precisely set speed and distance, while ensuring maximum safety.
13.30 - 14.00 - Lunch in a cafe (optional).
14:00 - 16:30 - Visit to the "Peppers" mountain meadow!) You will be greeted by wonderful hosts, an ancient
Hutsul house with a unique flavor, folk music. An unusual meadow with
with its neat alleys, beautiful paths and ethnic sculptures will impress everyone.
Incredible landscapes and delicious organic food, ancient customs and live music are not
will let you get bored);
Traveling to the meadow, getting acquainted with Hutsul culture, life and craftsmanship
Highlanders allows every tourist to feel a little bit like a Hutsul for a moment.
You will also be able to go snow tubing and taste cheeses in the meadow,
liqueurs. St. Nicholas' Residence will be open for children).
17.00 - 18.00 - An upside-down house where everything is upside down. An upside down house
is famous not only for its unusual shape but also for its content. So, inside
you can see the real life of local residents, get acquainted with the history of the region, and
also admire unusual and one-of-a-kind items.
18.30 - Arrival at the place of settlement. Free time at your leisure. Dinner.
09.00 - 09.30 - Again, we all wake up and have a good breakfast. (When ordering a tour with food).Check-out from the hotel (with things)
09.30 - 12.30 - Jeep Riding: Excursion jeep tours in the Carpathians will certainly add drive to your vacation. After riding 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. And while riding, we will have the opportunity to take pictures near a huge Carpathian swing, drink fragrant mulled wine in a kolyba and breathe in the crystal mountain air to the fullest!
13.30 - 14.30 - visit the Yaremche souvenir market, where you will have free time and lunch (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 wool socks, a handmade clay set, a traditional embroidered shirt, or even a warm blanket - everything that the Carpathians are rich in. The waters of the Prut fall down from a height of 8 meters. Most of the Carpathian waterfalls can be seen only from river valleys, but Probiy can be seen from all possible angles. For example, you can go down to the waterfall itself from the fairgrounds. If you're interested in the architecture of the Carpathian region, Hutsulshchyna is a great example: the restaurant was built without a single nail and is decorated with filigree carvings on the outside, reflecting the classic architectural forms of the area.
14.30 - 15.30 - lunch in the kolyba.
15.30 - departure home.
22.30 - return to Lutsk (approximately);
23.30 - return to Rivne (approximately). The time and place of return to other cities will be specified individually.
*The tour is conducted in Ukrainian
The price includes: transfer along the route, travel insurance, accommodation, guide support, breakfast (days 2, 3), dinner (days 1, 2)
Additional fees are paid (optional): - Entrance tickets to excursion sites, namely: - Roman Kumlyk Museum - 50 UAH, children under 16 - 40 UAH. - Corkscrew Museum (tasting + excursion) - 70 UAH, children under 15 - free - Hutsul performance on December 31 - 300 approximately (including lunch, depending on the number of people) - Museum of Hutsul Magic - 40 UAH, children under 6 years old - free. - Ticket for the chairlift in Bukovel - 200 UAH, children under 12 - 150 UAH; - Polonyna "Peppers" - adults and children from 6 years old - 200 UAH (excursion + music master class + tasting of cheeses and liqueurs) - Jeep riding (2100 UAH / car; max. 6 people) - Bathing in vats (depending on the number of participants, approx. 200-350 UAH per person). - Services of a professional guide - divided into groups. - Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.). - Entrance tickets to various entertainments in Bukovel (e.g. swimming in VodaClub) - the location and other details of these entertainments will always be with the group leader.
5 reasons to choose tour
We will visit the "Roman Kumlyk" museum
We visit the Hutsul Magic Museum
We enjoy rest for the soul at the Bukovel Complex!
We are visiting for Polonin "Peppers"!
We visit the Yaremchan souvenir market
Here we give you free time and time for lunch (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.
Bukovel tourist complex
What is included?
Transfer along the route
*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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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
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