Taste of Ukraine hosted a very successful Trip to Ukraine last fall. Due to popular request, we are now taking a list of those who are interested in travelling to Ukraine in 2013. You are invited to join us for the experience of a lifetime!
The trip will be hosted by George and Orysia Wozniak, owners of Taste of Ukraine and frequent travelers to Ukraine. What we have in mind is a unique, first class tour that will take us not only to the regular ‘must see’ spots of Ukraine but will also explore some ‘off the beaten tourist path’ places that we have discovered over the years and would like to share with you. We would also like to make this into a true ‘Taste of Ukraine’ by visiting some fine restaurants that feature specialty regional cuisine. If this sounds like an experience you would like, please contact the restaurant to be placed on the trip contact list so that we can keep you updated as more details become available.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE TRIP OUTLINED BELOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT HAS BEEN CAUSED.
AN UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY JOURNEY
THROUGH 5 DISTINCT REGIONS OF UKRAINE
SPRING * 2013
** PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Day 1 Depart for Ukraine from Edmonton
Day 2 Arrive Lviv. Transfer to HOTEL LEOPOLIS and check in. Walking tour of 'Old Town' and orientation to Lviv's centre. Relax before the Welcome to Ukraine Dinner at 'U Pani Stefy' restaurant on Independence Avenue.
Day 3 Excursion to Lechakivskiy Cemetery ( burial place of Ivan Franko, famous poet of Western Ukraine), St. George's Church, Striyskiy Park, Vysokiy Zamok. Visit 'Shevchenkivskiy Hai' (outdoor museum of ethnograpgy). Dinner at Sim Porosyat Restaurant.
Day 4 Excursion to Oleskiy Caste with lunch. Afternoon tour of Lviv Brewery with tasting. Dinner at traditional Hutzul Restaurant, 'Hutzulskiy Dvir'.
Day 5 After breakfast begin motor coach tour to Uzhorod, a Transcarpathian jewel. Stop at 'Dovbush Skeli' for tour and lunch at a real 'Kolyba' along the way. Check in to HOTEL OLD CONTINENT. Dinner at 'Three Graces Restaurant'.
Day 6 Sightseeing tour of Uzhorod: Old City and the castle, St. Nicholas Church, Museums. Winery tour after lunch with tasting. 'Zakarpatskiy' evening at dinner tonight.
Day 7 Begin Motor Coach tour of the Golden Ring of the Carpathian Mountains. Stop in Mukachevo to tour the castle. Proceed to the geographical centre of Europe in Rakhiv for lunch. Arrive in Yaremche, the heart of the Carpathians for dinner. Check in to HOTEL YAREMCHE CLUB (OR VODOSPAD).
Day 8 After breakfast, drive through the picturesque Carpathians to Bukovel Ski Resort to ride the chair lift for a bird's eye view. Return to Yaremche to explore the River Prut and the arts and crafts and souvenir bazaar on its banks. Hutzul dinner with entertainment tonight.
Day 9 Depart Yaremche for a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains via Kosiv for a colorful lunch stop. Continue to Chernivtsi. Check in to HOTEL BUKOVYNA followed by a Bukovyna-style dinner.
Day 10 Tour of Chernivtsi city, including the University. Excursion to Kamyanetz-Podilskiy to view the castle after lunch. On the way back to Chernivtsi stop at Khotyn to glimpse another castle. Dinner at a traditional Bukovynnian Restaurant with entertainment.
Day 11 Check out after breakfast and continue Motor Coach tour to Kolomeya and the Pysanka Museum. Dinner in Ivano Frankivsk after city sightseeing. Continue back to Lviv to board overnight 1st class train to Kyiv.
Day 12 Arrive Kyiv. Transfer to KHRESHCHATYK HOTEL . Check in. Breakfast followed by orientation tour of city including Old Town 'Podil', St. Michael's Cathedral, ruins of Decimal Church, Khmelnitskiy Monument, St. Sophia Cathedral and Museum, Kyiv Opera House, Shevchenko University and Park, Golden Gates, Peace Rainbow, Mariyinskiy Palace and ending at St. Andrew's Church. Stay at the arts and crafts shopping area of 'Andriyivskiy Uzviz' or return to Kyiv centre for time at leisure. Dinner at Opanas Restaurant in Shevchenko Park tonight.
Day 13 Morning excursion to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, including catacombs. Followed by Dnipro River cruise. Dinner at Kozachok Restaurant.
Day 14 Morning excursion to Pirohovo Museum of Ukrainian Architecture (open air). Lunch at Yarivtsi Restaurant on Museum territory. Evening performance at Kyiv State Opera House followed by dinner at Tsarske Selo Restaurant.
Day 15 Excursion to Taras Shevchenko Museum and National Museum of History. 'Last Chance' shopping for souvenirs at 'Andriyivskiy Uzviz' or downtown Khreshchatik Street shops. After dinner at Shynok Restaurant catch 1 st class night train to Odessa.
Day 16 Arrive in Odessa. Check in to LONDONSKAYA HOTEL over-looking the Black Sea and after breakfast proceed with city sightseeing tour. Dinner at 'Kumanetz' Restaurant.
Day 17 Excursion to Odessa's Palaces: Gagarin, Tolstoy and Vorontsov's with Grotto and Museum of Ukrainian Art. Black Sea Harbour Cruise. Performance tonight at Odessa Opera House followed by farewell dinner at 'Ukrainska Lasunka' Restaurant.
Day 18 After breakfast prepare for departure to airport. Depart for Edmonton.
Airport, train station and hotel transfers
All transportation in Ukraine as outlined in itinerary schedule
Excellent Hotel accommodation throughout the trip
First Class sleeping compartment on trains to Odessa and Kyiv.
Breakfast and dinner daily plus selected lunches as indicated on itinerary. Exact restaurants may vary depending on availability or other unforeseen situations that may require substitution in similar facilities.
All excursions, tours and entrance fees as indicated on itinerary.
Services of experienced bilingual (Ukrainian-English) guides/tour escorts in Ukraine.
Tour does not include:
- passport applications and fees
- medical and cancellation insurance
- expenses of a personal nature
COST OF TOUR: $5,479 (Canadian $) $750 Single Supp.
*Cost of tours is accurate at time of printing but is subject to change depending on a number of factors beyond the control of Taste of Ukraine. All attempts will be made to adhere to this price. Itinerary is also approximate at this time and is subject to variation as the need arises.
If you had expressed interest in joining this tour, please be advised that it has been cancelled for Spring 2013 until further notice. We regret any inconvenience which may result. Thank you for your patience & understanding.