10 Day All Inclusive Tour $1150 TW $400 SGL
Optional 2 day
April 15 – 16
April 12 – 21, 2020
Optional 2 day
April 15 – 16
Rate includes: private bus or van for two days, guide, Hotel Edelweiss*** in Yaremche,. Breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. All sightseeing and entrance fees.
Twin $240 sgl $275 Gratuities $30
(Rate based on minimum 6 persons and weather permitting)
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
April 12 Sunday
USA – Ukraine
Please be at your gateway AIRPORT at least 3 hrs prior to flight departure time. Your baggage must be checked to your final destination. One piece off checked baggage is permitted in economy class at 20kg/ 44lbs.
April 13 Monday
Upon arrival in Lviv, you will be met by your local tour director and transferred by bus or van to Astoria Hotel. Remainder of afternoon free. Welcome cocktail and dinner at hotel. A special
briefing will be held after dinner to advise you of all Easter services, festivities and concerts in Lviv during this final Lenten week and the post Easter celebrations.
Situated in the western part of Ukraine, Lviv, the “City of Lions”, is its heart and soul. Founded in
the 13th c. by King Danylo Halytckyj, it was named in honor of his son Lev (Leo). Through
centuries of Polish, Austrian and Soviet occupation, Lviv was the gateway to “the East”, but with
independence in 1991, Lviv is finally free to develop its own Ukrainian identity.
April 14 Tuesday
Today we proceed on a bus tour of Lviv and will visit Vysokyj Zamok, Lviv University, St. George’s Cathedral, the stronghold of Western Ukraine’s Catholic Church, and the new Sheptytskyj monument. We visit Lychakiv Cemetery to view graves of Ivan Franko, Solomija Krushelnytcka, Volodymyr Ivasiuk, Oleksander Tysovsky and many others.
Our final stop is the Ukrainian Catholic University campus (UKU), where we will see the newly constructed church and the most modern library in Ukraine – memorium to Andrij Sheptyckyj.
Remainder of the day under own arrangements.
April 15 Wednesday
Lviv Free Day
April 16 Thursday
Lviv Free Day
KARPATY OPTIONAL Excursion April 15 – 16 – travel through Rohatyn, Ivano Frankivsk, (lunch) Yaremche Bazaar, Bukovel Ski lift ride and dinner in Hutsulshchyna Restaurant.. Overnight in Yaremche Edeweiss Hotel ***. We return via Kosiv and Kolomyja, where you will visit the Pysanka and Woodcarving Fine Arts Museums. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Arrival in Lviv by 7-8PM.
April 17 Friday
Highlights of today’s morning city center walking tour are Rynok, the 15-16th c. city square, the Dominican Church, Armenian Church Complex, the Chapel of the Bojim Family, the Armenian Quarters and the Opera House. Remainder of the day under own arrangements.
Easter Week festivities details will be distributed to you upon arrival.
April 17 Fri
Lviv Good Friday
April 18 Sat
Lviv Blessing of Easter Baskets
April 19 Sun
Lviv Easter (Sviachene)
April 20 Mon
Lviv Обливаний Понеділок!
April 21 Tues
Easter is a family holiday in Ukraine,and Lviv is the best place to witness this atmosphere. It is here that the family spirit is present on every square and street where traditional Easter folklore celebrations, fairs, concerts and theater performances take place. Famous Ukrainian Easter eggs, embroidery, ceramics, decorations, woodcarvings attract guests to the Easter Markets.
Pysanka (Easter eggs) Festival in Lviv will fill the city with the spirit of Easter. This event will glorify the millennia-old tradition of observing the holiest holiday in the Christian world.
The main purpose of the festival is to promote Easter traditions and to decorate Lviv with the inherent symbol of Easter – eggs. During this period, Lviv will turn into an “Open Air Museum of Eggs,” where Easter eggs will be created and decorated with different materials.
“Easter in a Grove” Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life annually hosts the ethnographic festival “Easter in a Grove.” Lviv citizens and visitors can learn about the spring time traditions of this region and participate in the Easter celebrations.
Festival visitors will observe master classes in pysanka making. Both children and adults will engage in traditional Easter games. Among them – ‘Kryvyi Tanets’ (continuous dance), takes place on the central lawn of the museum. Throughout the day, on the main stage, you will hear spring songs and hayivky (special songs, which people sing only during Easter). Guests will enjoy performances of singers and folk and dance groups.
The ‘Easter Fair’ takes place on Svoboda Avenue (central avenue) and has become a tradition during the holidays in Lviv – over 80 kiosks! Residents and visitors to the city will be able to buy various items – handmade souvenirs, embroidered shirts, Easter gifts, honey and wax products, household decorative items. Organizers serve traditional Easter delicacies that will satisfy all!
April 20 Monday
Free Day Evening Gala Farewell Dinner at a specialty restaurant.
April 21 Tuesday
Morning transfer to airport for flights home.
- Rates are subject to minor changes, pending number of participants on tour and US $ fluctuation.