Arrive Lviv, transfer to the 4-star Hotel Panorama and check-in for two nights. This is the largest city in Western Ukraine and has far less visible Soviet influence than many of Ukraine's large cities. In fact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts pretty Central European-style architecture with cobbled streets and tram lines.
Awake in Lviv, the largest city in Western Ukraine and embark on a sightseeing tour that takes you though the city's historical Rynok Square. The tour continues in the afternoon to reach Vysoky Zamok (High Castle) hill, which boasts breathtaking views of Lviv unfurling beneath. In the evening, relax at your hotel or perhaps opt to enjoy a ballet at the Opera House. Speak to a Regent Ukraine Specialist about booking tickets in advance. (B)
Today set off for Yaremche to enjoy a walking tour of one of the most popular resorts of Ukraine, visiting its traditional handicraft market. Continue to the village of Bukovel for the afternoon and take a lift to the top of a hill for the best view of the surrounding mountain ranges. In the evening, return to Yaremche. (B)
Morning drive to Chernivtsi via Kolomyia. In Kolomyia visit Pysanka Museum - a fanciful egg-shaped building, that includes the world’s largest collection of hand-painted Easter eggs In Chernivtsi and see its Byzantine-style red-bricked university and the twisted cupolas of St Nicholas. The city of Chernivtsi is located in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, on the banks of the Prut River. The town is an old outpost of the Habsburg Empire and once had a large Armenian, Jewish and German population. Check-in to the Bukovyna hotel in the city centre for one night. (B)
The impressive Pochaiv Monastery (Orthodox) tops todays itinerary. This gleaming white, gold dome-topped monastery has been the foremost spiritual centre for Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine for centuries. Continue to Olesko Castle, a monument from the 14th -17th century, and see its rich collection of paintings and sculpture. In the afternoon, return to Lviv and check-in to the Hotel Panorama for two nights. (B)
Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps take advantage of Lviv's European influences and wander the cobblestone streets in search of a coffee house, or set off to explore the pretty architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)