Xmas in the Carpathians
6 - 9 January 2018
Christmas in the Carpathians - that's an event every Ukrainian wants to visit one day. Why? Because of a magic combination of traditional food, songs, costumes and dances, presented by people, who live in the mountains during many hundreds of years.

Winter Carpathians!
Christmas in Hutsulshchyna!
6 - 9 January.
Price: 95 Euro (accommodation, meals, transport and excursions. Details below)

Travel program

Saturday, January 06:
1. We will arrive to Verkhovyna, check-in and rest a little.
2. An excursion to beautiful and authentic local places: visiting a trembitar, we will have a tea ceremony with pampushki (Ukrainian donuts:), meet the locals and do some sightseeing.
3. Then a short trip to the Kryvorivnyanskaya church, where we will meet with Ivan Rybaruk.
4. In the evening we return "home", and begin the Holy Dinner and the magical evening of ceremonies and traditions!

Sunday January 07:
1. A visit to the church on Christmas Day! Traditional celebration.

Monday 08 January:
1. Moving through Bukovetsky Pass, we will go to the Valley of the Egrets, having an excursion and lunch in the mountain valley.
2. Afterwards to Vechornytsi (Vespers)!

Tuesday 09 January:
1. This day we can spend on our own! It can be skiing, sledding (if you don't have sleds - pocket sleds are a good idea:), on the ski slope of the village Iltsi, shopping at Christmas markets, or resting in your apartments.
2. Check-out and return home.

Price includes:
  • transfer in comfortable buses;
  • accommodation in wooden houses (rooms for 2-3 people) with a comfortable time for check-in and check-out;
  • tasty food served twice a day;
  • the Holy Dinner consisting of 12 dishes (on January 6), together with the evening of Hutsul traditions and ceremonies!;
  • unforgettable Hutsul evening parties;
  • tea with pampushkas in the trembitar's house
  • a guide during the whole trip (Ukrainian/Russian);
  • travel insurance policy;
  • organization fee
  • ATO assistance.
Additional costs:
(!) An English guide and coordinator if needed. Costs of his support will be divided between English speaking participants.

Price does not include:
  • tickets to Lviv (or Vinnytsia) and back;
  • rental of equipment for skiing;
  • personal expenses.
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