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Ukraine tours 2017-2018

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JC Travel Ukraine is your local Ukrainian travel expert who o ers unforgettable handcrafted itineraries with American-style client service. The owners take a personal interest with every visitor they host and spend time getting to know their guests and treating them like family.

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UKRAINE... IS A HIDDEN TREASURE.

Enjoy Ukraine with us! Meet our leaders, travel experts, friendly and hospitable locals who are passionate about own country and know it back to front, from every famous sight to every hidden path.

Julia Kulyk Co-Owner

Oleksandr Skrypka Co-Owner

Our Mission: JC Travel’s mission is to give you the opportunity to experience a new culture, new customs and other people's way of life. We want you to feel like a local among Ukrainians!

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WE CARE: No stress, no rush. Forget language barrier, logistic details and schedules! Our tours are designed for you, your convenience and pleasure. We eliminate all worries.

With you all the way. We are fully responsible for each aspect of your trip. Our job is to make your trip as comfortable and memorable as possible. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking tour manager who will be your interpreter, assistant and helper.

Travel in comfort. Forget about midnight trains, charter buses, map-reading, tolls and navigation! Our comfortable coaches and minivans with top notch professional drivers will take a good care of you driving around Ukraine.

Value for Money and Time. We maximize what you can see and do, because we understand that you have a limited amount of time in Ukraine. It’s priceless knowledge and insight into the destination you can’t get if you travel alone.


MOMENTS AND MEMORIES:

Local knowledge. We show the country from a local perspective. From the days of ancient Kyivan Rus to recent days and events. We make sure that you gain a full immersion in the present and independent life of freedom-loving Ukrainians.

Taste local. Taste delicious Ukrainian dishes that played an important role in Ukrainian folklore and traditions. Eat, drink and be merry, and we can make sure you do it all.

Our secret recipe. Culinary master-classes, unique tastings, folklore evenings and participation in mystery ceremonies – these are the moments that make your trip unforgettable!

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The best handcrafted tours by minivans around Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus

We show Ukraine from a local perspective

Our concern is your good emotions and memories that last a lifetime

Enjoy Ukraine As Locals Do!

FACTS Genuine warm and friendly service!

Hand-picked 3-4* centrally located hotels

Real time answers in English to your questions and concerns

Focus on your comfort and safety

Knowledgeable English-speaking sta

Focus on small groups, from 2 – 6 people, all with guaranteed departures

Flexibility, before arrival, during your trip and at all times


Our country’s name Is “Ukraine” and not “The Ukraine“

The deepest metro station in the world is the Arsenalna station in Kyiv, which goes down over 300 feet!

Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe with a total area over 233,000 square miles

XI century Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv is the oldest Christian church in the lands of the East Slavs surviving to the present days

The fourth longest river in Europe is the Dnipro River. This is the main river of Ukraine In Ukraine we have around 5000 ancient fortresses, castles and palaces. Some of them are included in the 7 Wonders of Ukraine

The first kerosene lamp was invented in Lviv by a local pharmacist in 1853 The Ukrainian national costume is called “Vyshyvanka“

Trembita is the longest musical instrument in the world. Its length is up to 80 meters!

7 UNESCO Heritage sites are in Ukraine Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kyiv, and is often referred to as the shortest yet widest main street in the world www.enjoy-ukraine.com


10 days/ 9 nights – 1 country Single supplement $320

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Fantastic Western Ukraine

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$2195

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Itinerary: Kyiv – Carpathians – Lviv& many more 9 nights accommodation

Driving through the country and sightseeing on the way is the best way to see more sides of Ukraine from a local perspective – not only the most important sights, but also hidden, “undiscovered” breathtaking spots such as Verhovyna in Carpathians, cozy and real European city of Chernivtsi which has deep Romanian influence.

Air-conditioned minivan Entrance tickets

You will find out what it’s like to be as a part of Ancient Kyiv - the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine. You’ll have pleasant activities in Carpathians and will be involved in learning about life and traditions of Hutsuls. Delicious Ukrainian cuisine with a master class and tastings are waiting for you.

9 breakfasts, 2 dinners ● Local guides ● Tour manager ● Culinary masterclasses and tastings

Book for two and save up to 7%

3 Lviv

Yaremche Bukovel 2

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Kyiv 3

Kamianets-Podilskyi Khotin Chernivtsi

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“What an amazing experience! From Kiev to Lviv, passing through the Carpathians, we were blown away!” Irene Luty, Canada, 2016

DAY 1 Kyiv arrival Arrival,meeting and transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other! Now you are a part of JCTravel team (D) DAY 2 Kyiv sightseeing We start exploring Kyiv. You will feel what it’s like to be as a part of Ancient Kyiv - the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine, the cradle of one of ancient world civilizations! You will need to challenge yourself in making own lunch, and then with the updated energy continue discovering old part of the Ukrainian capital. (B) DAY 3 Kyiv sightseeing Today you will learn about Kyiv and Ukraine through centuries to prosperous future! We will learn about the main place to start revolutions, united spirit of Ukrainians who did not quit to suppress Soviet Regime and managed to survive as a nation with beautiful traditions and customs. Time for lunch is set during the tour, and there a surprise will be waiting for you tasting of something that is "made in Ukraine» (B) DAY 4 Kyiv – Kamianets-Podilskyi Drive by comfortable van to KamianetsPodilskyi.Lunch. Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? The tour will be full of mystery. From the moment of town foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress! (B) DAY 5 Kamianets-Podilskyi – Chernivtsi – Carpathians We drive to Carpathians with sightseeing on the way! First stop - Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence. Second stop - Chernivtsi - the real cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. The highlight – a visit to the National University! Lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where borscht is made inside bread! (B) DAY 6 Carpathians sightseeing This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – hutsuls. You will find out about the Hutsul

Everyday Life and musical instruments, will listen about Ukrainian embroidery and its di erent meanings in the unique museum of Vyshyvanka. (B) DAY 7 Carpathians – Lviv In the morning: Jeep tour to the top of the mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of breathtaking view from the top. (Optional) Then visiting Yaremche, where you can shop in one of the biggest souvenir markets. Continue to Lviv. (B) DAY 8 Lviv sightseeing We will start exploring old city center by learning its history and legends from the medieval times and the moment of foundation. Highlight of this tour include a visit to the Opera House, built in the classical tradition with Neo-Renaissance details. Lviv has an amazing history, architecture, sights. All the best and important is on

this tour. You will have lunch in the unique place... the Museum of Ideas – a place where Lviv bohemia meets up on a daily basis. Perhaps to get inspired for new ideas? Let's see! (B) DAY 9 Lviv sightseeing Lviv from Soviet Times till nowadays. During the second day in the city you’ll get to know Lviv from a di erent perspective. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the years of WWII and its life afterwards. As part of Soviet Union the city has acquired a totally di erent look in terms of architecture and lifestyle. (B,D) DAY 10 Lviv departure Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again! End of services. (B)

Trip Planner: 2017 Dates

Start Kyiv

End Lviv

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FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR

SU 23 APR SU 28 MAY SU 18 JUN SU 16 JUL SU 13 AUG SU 27 AUG SU 10 SEP SU 01 OCT SU 22 OCT

$2195 $2285 $2235 $2235 $2285 $2285 $2235 $2195 $2195

14 APR 19 MAY 09 JUN 07 JUL 04 AUG 18 AUG 01 SEP 22 SEP 13 OCT

Trip Planner: 2018 Dates Start Kyiv FR FR FR FR FR FR

11 MAY 15 JUN 06 JUL 17 AUG 14 SEP 12 OCT

Single supplement $320

End Lviv

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SU 20 MAY SU 24 JUN SU 15 JUL SU 26 AUG SU 23 SEP SU 21 OCT

$2295 $2275 $2275 $2295 $2275 $2255

Group size: 3-6 people

See the last page bottom corner for your personal promo code Visit www.enjoy-ukraine.com for all definite departures, up-to-date information on itinerary and discounts; and other details.

* We reserve all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen di erent reasons or for making the itinerary run smoothly. ** Prices for tours 2018 are subject to change and will be confirmed in Autumn 2017 ** Either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour will be applicable if a group doesn't meet minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.


10 days/ 9 nights – 1 country Single supplement $345

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The Taste of Ukrainian Carpathians

$2155

per person twin share

Itinerary: Lviv – Carpathians – Lviv & many more 9 nights accommodation

Feel the real Taste of Ukrainian Carpathians... Ukraine's Carpathian region is home to friendly people with di ering arts, crafts, musical and culinary traditions influenced by mountain culture. The mountains are full of national parks, lakes, reserves and options for skiing in winter, mountain climbing, biking, hiking, fishing. We invite you to join this wonderful tour to get rich culinary and cultural experiences, unforgettable memories and moments. Feeling curious to find out more about hutsuls and their ancient and current life? Feeling desirous to taste Carpathian cheese, beer and special local dishes? Oh! And what about Carpathian healing mineral spas? Such pleasant procedures which you will definitely try during your Ukrainian adventure! Meet locals, experience the culture, taste... Taste the Ukrainian Carpathians!

Air-conditioned minivan Entrance tickets 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners ● Local guides ● Tour manager ● Culinary masterclasses and tastings

Book for two and save up to 5%

Ukraine

Kyiv

3 Lviv

1 Pylypets 3

Uzhhorod Mukacheve 2

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Verhovyna Bukovel


“The Carpathian Mountains. The Gorgeous Karpaty! Best experience of my entire life.” Natalie Tymochko, USA, 2016

DAY 1 Lviv arrival Arrival, meeting and transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other! Now you are a part of JCTravel team (D) DAY 2 Lviv sightseeing We will start exploring old city center by learning its history and legends from the medieval times and the moment of foundation. Highlight of this tour includes a visit to the Opera House. Lviv has an amazing history, architecture, sights. All the best and important is on this tour. After lunch you’ll get to know Lviv from a di erent perspective. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the years of WWII and its life afterwards. As part of Soviet Union the city has acquired a totally di erent look in terms of architecture and lifestyle. (B) DAY 3 Lviv - Pylypets We drive to Pylypets with sightseeing on the way. Do you like fishing? Let’s catch a fish for own lunch We stop in “Golden Trout”, Korostiv town for this matter. Then we continue to Pylypets. After check-in to a hotel we will have a walk to the Shypit waterfall, which is full of legends and mystery stories! (B) DAY 4 Pylypets – NyzhneSolotvyno We go to see the nature reserve and Synevyr lake, which is the biggest mountain lake of Ukrainian Carpathians. We’ll visit the bear rehabilitation center, which has a bright goal of helping these animals.Will go to Kolochava in order to explore two interesting museums: "Stare Selo" (The old village) which is the first village museum of architecture and rural life in Transcarpathia; and the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, where you will learn the history of Transcarpathian railway system. (B) DAY 5 Uzhhorod sightseeing VisitingUzhhorod to explore the old central part of the city and to visit the Uzhhorod castle. During your lunch you will have a tasting of more than 10 dishes of Transcarpathian cuisine. Then we go to Lumshory village for a unique SPA. You will be swimming in a vat of mineral water, under which a fire burns. (B) DAY 6 Mukacheve sightseeing We go to Mukacheve town to see the castle. We’ll have a tasting of homemade

tinctures and then go to Kosino town for bathing in thermal waters. Before getting back to your hotel we will visit The Honey House: the honey museum with interesting stories and tastings!(B) DAY 7 Nyzhne Solotvyno - Tatariv We drive to Tatariv village, Bukovel area with sightseeing on the way. The first stop is in Iza village - the "capital" of vine's wickerwork, where you can buy some unique souvenirs. Then -Nyzhnje Selyshche village to visit a private cheese dairy and eco farm. Then a stop in the richest village of Ukraine called NyzhnyaApsha and by the monument of Geographic Center of Europe. And will do a beer tasting in the end. (B) DAY 8 Verhovyna sightseeing This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – hutsuls. You will find out about the Hutsul Everyday Life and musical instruments, will listen about Ukrainian embroidery and its di erent meanings in the unique

museum of Vyshyvanka. Also you will seeBukovel - the famous and fancy resort of Ukrainian Carpathians. Leisure time and taking a cable way to the top of the mountain to enjoy a nice view of the whole resort. (B) DAY 9 Tatariv - Lviv In the morning: Jeep tour to the top of the mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of breathtaking view from the top. (Optional) Then visiting Yaremche, where you can shop in one of the biggest souvenir markets. Continue to Lviv. (B,D) DAY 10 Lviv departure Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again! End of services. (B)

Trip Planner: 2017 Dates

Start Lviv

End Lviv

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FR FR FR FR FR FR

SU 21 MAY SU 18 JUN SU 23 JUL SU 13 AUG SU 17 SEP SU 08 OCT

$2255 $2235 $2235 $2255 $2195 $2155

12 MAY 09 JUN 14 JUL 04 AUG 08 SEP 29 SEP

Trip Planner: 2018 Dates Start Lviv

End Lviv

Twin Share

FR FR FR FR FR FR

SU 27 MAY SU 17 JUN SU 22 JUL SU 12 AUG SU 16 SEP SU 08 OCT

$2295 $2265 $2265 $2295 $2225 $2195

18 MAY 08 JUN 13 JUL 03 AUG 07 SEP 28 SEP

Single supplement $345

Group size: 3-6 people

See the last page bottom corner for your personal promo code Visit www.enjoy-ukraine.com for all definite departures, up-to-date information on itinerary and discounts; and other details.

* We reserve all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen di erent reasons or for making the itinerary run smoothly. ** Prices for tours 2018 are subject to change and will be confirmed in Autumn 2017 ** Either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour will be applicable if a group doesn't meet minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.


10 days/ 9 nights – 2 countries Single supplement $360

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Ukraine & Moldova Hightlights

$2355 per person twin share

Itinerary: Kyiv – Chisinau – Odessa & many more 9 nights accommodation

What can be better than a combined travel exploring two countries, connected by history and similar culture? Two former soviet countries, now - independent, ambitious and freedom-loving states. We invite you to join this terrific tour by minivan through Ukraine, Moldova and Transnistria, where you will learn a lot of connected facts from the past, and about current lives of two Slavic nations. We will show you the two countries from a local perspective. Starting from Kyiv - Ukrainian's capital, through Chernivtsi city, which had deep Romanian influence; through Moldova's capital Chisinau and Transnistria state, which independence is not recognized by the world. Tour ends in Odessa, the city with own humor style, food and people. It will be a wonderful adventure! Along the way be surprised by delicious tastings, master classes, eat and drink like locals.

Air-conditioned minivan Entrance tickets 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners ● Local guides ● Tour manager ● Culinary masterclasses and tastings

Book for two and save up to 5% Kyiv 3

Ukraine Khotin Chernivtsi

Kamianets-Podilskyi 2

Chisinau 1

Tiraspol

Moldova

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Odesa 3


“The tour of Ukraine and Moldova with JC Travel was a wonderful experience! Very good value for the money!” Michael Rea, USA, 2016

DAY 1 Kyiv arrival Arrival, meeting and transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner in Ukrainian restaurant – it’s time for getting to know each other! Now you are a part of JCTravel team (D)

listen to the cultural, historical facts and legends, we will walk along the central part of the city. Well-known architects and poets such as Bernardazzi, Sciusev and Pushkin gave Chisinau a unique character. (B)

DAY 2 Kyiv sightseeing We start exploring Kyiv. You will feel what it’s like to be as a part of Ancient Kyiv - the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine, the cradle of one of ancient world civilizations! You will need to challenge yourself in making own lunch, and then with the updated energy continue discovering old part of the Ukrainian capital. (B)

DAY 7 Chisinau – Transnistria - Odessa We go to the Cricova Winery for the wine tasting of 4 types of wine. Then sightseeing in Tiraspol – and it will bring you back in USSR: Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region. This place is full of contrasts. (B)

DAY 3 Kyiv sightseeing Today you will learn about Kyiv and Ukraine through centuries to prosperous future! We will learn about the main place to start revolutions, united spirit of Ukrainians who did not quit to suppress Soviet Regime and managed to survive as a nation with beautiful traditions and customs. Time for lunch is set during the tour, and there a surprise will be waiting for you tasting of something that is "made in Ukraine» (B) DAY 4 Kyiv – Kamianets-Podilskyi Drive by comfortable van to KamianetsPodilskyi. Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? The tour will be full of mystery. From the moment of town foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress! (B) DAY 5 Chernivtsi sightseeing We drive to Chernivtsi and stop in Khotyn town to explore the Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence. Then we discover Chernivtsi - the real cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. The highlight – a visit to the National University! Lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant where borscht is made inside bread! (B) DAY 6 Kamianets-Podilskyi - Chisinau We drive to Chisinau, Moldova. Crossing the border. During the tour of Chisinau you will see both the historic and the modern faces of the city. Who Stephen the Great was and what he did for the city? You will

DAY 8 Odessa sightseeing This morning the tour of Odessa will take you to the ancient times when the city was founded. You will listen to the stories about important people and what they did for Odessa and its citizens. You will see all the main sights in the central part, and will learn a lot about the Southern pearl of Ukraine and its current

Start Kyiv FR FR FR FR TU FR FR

14 APR 26 MAY 23 JUN 21 JUL 22 AUG 22 SEP 13 OCT

life. Then we continue to Odessa Catacombs which are one of the longest in the world and played an important role during the WWII as a shelter for the partisans. (B) DAY 9 Odessa sightseeing Let's discover the secret and hidden moments of Odessa’s criminal history. You will explore the places and yards where the famous bandits and robbers lived and escaped to from the police, will hear the stories about the chief of Odessa mafia and about well-known pick-a-pocket. Will see the Moldovanka district which was so famous and important in a criminal world. It will be a unique lifetime experience! (B, D) DAY 10 Odessa departure Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again! End of services. (B)

Trip Planner: 2017 Dates

End Odessa

Twin Share

SU 23 APR SU 04 JUN SU 02 JUL SU 30 JUL TH 31 AUG SU 01 OCT SU 22 OCT

$2395 $2475 $2455 $2455 $2495 $2395 $2355

Trip Planner: 2018 Dates Start Kyiv

End Odessa

Twin Share

FR 13 APR FR 25 MAY FR 22 JUN FR 20 JUL WE 22 AUG FR 21 SEP FR 12 OCT

SU 22 APR SU 03 JUN SU 01 JUL SU 29 JUL FR 31 AUG SU 30 SEP SU 21 OCT

$2415 $2495 $2475 $2475 $2495 $2415 $2375

Single supplement $360

Group size: 3-6 people

See the last page bottom corner for your personal promo code Visit www.enjoy-ukraine.com for all definite departures, up-to-date information on itinerary and discounts; and other details.

* We reserve all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen di erent reasons or for making the itinerary run smoothly. ** Prices for tours 2018 are subject to change and will be confirmed in Autumn 2017 ** Either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour will be applicable if a group doesn't meet minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.


16 days/ 15 nights – 3 countries Single supplement $615

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Best of Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova

$3585 per person twin share

Itinerary: Minsk – Brest – Lviv – Carpathians – Chisinau – Odessa - Kyiv & many more

15 nights accommodation

Slavic hospitality is very well known all over the world the people are incredibly friendly! And during this tour you will experience it for yourself. We invite you to discover three amazing countries: Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. Including a visit to the country that de jure doesn't exist. You will discover the ancient and current life of Republic of Belarus. Ukraine will surprise you in so many ways: the nature, the architecture are colorful and majestic, the castles are spectacular. Pleasant activities in Carpathians are waiting for you! You will visit Moldova and its premier winery which is one of Europe’s biggest. Tiraspol - the capital of unrecognized country - will take you back to the USSR! This tour is an unforgettable cultural experience. Driving through the countries and sightseeing on the way is the best way to see more sides of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova from a local perspective. And that is what makes it so memorable!

Air-conditioned minivan Entrance tickets 15 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 14 lunches ● Local guides ● Tour manager ● Culinary masterclasses and tastings

Minsk

2

Mir

Book for two and save up to 3%

Belarus 1 Brest

3

Lviv

3

Ukraine

Yaremche Khotin Bukovel 1

Kyiv

Kamianets-Podilskyi 2

Chernivtsi

Moldova

Chisinau 1

Odesa 2

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“I just returned from a trip to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova with JC Travel. The trip was absolutely fantastic! Save yourself the time, energy and money and go with them!” Ken Carrano, USA, 2016

DAY 1 Minsk arrival Arrival, meeting and transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner, now you are a part of JCTravel team (D) DAY 2 Minsk sightseeing Discover Minsk: from the moment of foundation till nowadays. You will see the architectural monuments of the 17th - 20th, the temples and monasteries, and of course the main avenues of the city. We will visit the Victory Monument and the National Library which was included into the list of the most remarkable buildings in the world! After lunch we drive to the Dudutki museum - the open-air museum of folk architecture. (B,L) DAY 3 Minsk – Mir – Brest We drive to Mir Castle Complex (UNESCO site). Mir Castle was founded in the early 16th century. The castle was rebuilt into a magnate palace and became luxurious apartments of the noble family that were filled with works of art. It is included into UNESCO World Heritage List. (B,L) DAY 4 Brest – Lviv In the morning we explore Brest which is considered to be the "western gate" of the country. We will visit the Brest Fortress which became a shrine to all terrible and heroic events which happened there. You will find out how the history of this fortress started including the history of the city itself. (B,L) DAY 5 Lviv sightseeing Discover old city center by learning its history and legends from the medieval times and the moment of foundation. Highlight of this tour is a visit to the Opera House. Lviv has an amazing history, architecture, sights. All the best and important is on this tour. You will have lunch in the unique place... the Museum of Ideas – a place where Lviv bohemia meets up on a daily basis. Perhaps to get inspired for new ideas? Let's see! (B,L) DAY 6 Lviv sightseeing Lviv from Soviet Times till nowadays. You’ll get to know Lviv from a di erent perspective. Will learn about the history of the city during the years of WWII and its life afterwards. As part of Soviet Union the city has acquired a totally di erent look in terms of architecture and lifestyle. (B,L) DAY 7 Lviv – Carpathians. This day is dedicated to the mountains and its people – hutsuls. You will find out about the Hutsul Everyday Life and musical instruments, will listen about Ukrainian embroidery and its di erent meanings in the unique museum of Vyshyvanka. (B,L) DAY 8 Carpathians – Kamianets-Podilskyi In the morning: Jeep tour to the top of the mountains – for those who wish to discover more and enjoy traveling to the peaks, ridges, plains to see a panorama of breathtaking view from the top. (Optional) Then visiting Yaremche, where you can shop in one of the biggest souvenir markets. Second stop - Chernivtsi - the real cozy European city, situated on the spot where the roads from Europe and Asia cross each other. The highlight – a visit to the National University! (B,L) DAY 9 Kamianets-Podilskyi sightseeing Why does this city seem to be a phenomenon of the cultural and historical importance? The tour will be full of mystery. From the moment of town foundation till recent times. The highlight will for sure be a visit to the Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress. Also will see the Khotyn fortress, which was founded in 13th century and had Moldavian, Polish and Turkish influence. (B,L)

DAY 10 Kamianets-Podilskyi – Chisinau We drive to Chisinau, Moldova. Crossing the border. During the tour of Chisinau you will see both the historic and the modern faces of the city. Who Stephen the Great was and what he did for the city? You will listen to the cultural, historical facts and legends, we will walk along the central part of the city. Well-known architects and poets such as Bernardazzi, Sciusev and Pushkin gave Chisinau a unique character. (B,L) DAY 11 Chisinau – Transnistria – Odessa We go to the Cricova Winery for the wine tasting of 4 types of wine. Then - sightseeing in Tiraspol – and it will bring you back in USSR: Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region. This place is full of contrasts. (B,L) DAY 12 Odessa sightseeing This morning the tour of Odessa will take you to the ancient times when the city was founded. You will listen to the stories about important people and what they did for Odessa and its citizens. You will see all the main sights in the central part, and will learn a lot about the Southern pearl of Ukraine and its current life. Then we continue to Odessa Catacombs which are one of the longest in the world and played an important role during the WWII as a shelter for the partisans. (B,L)

DAY 14 Kyiv sightseeing We start exploring Kyiv. You will feel what it’s like to be as a part of Ancient Kyiv - the source of culture and nationhood of Ukraine, the cradle of one of ancient world civilizations! You will need to challenge yourself in making own lunch, and then with the updated energy continue discovering old part of the Ukrainian capital. (B,L) DAY 15 Kyiv sightseeing Today you will learn about Kyiv and Ukraine through centuries to prosperous future! We will learn about the main place to start revolutions, united spirit of Ukrainians who did not quit to suppress Soviet Regime and managed to survive as a nation with beautiful traditions and customs. Time for lunch is set during the tour, and there a surprise will be waiting for you - tasting of something that is "made in Ukraine» (B,L,D) DAY 16 Kyiv departure Saying goodbye to your new friends… We will be glad to see you again! End of services. (B)

DAY 13 Odessa – Kyiv We drive to Kyiv with a stop on the way: visiting a Cold War era nuclear missile base. The base is today a museum and you can experience a bit of what it was like to serve here. You’ll walk down a 150 meter long underground corridor and take a lift 12 floors down to the “Red” button of the Unified Launch Control Center… (B,L)

Trip Planner: 2017 Dates Start Minsk

End Kyiv

Twin Share

FR 16 JUN FR 21 JUL FR 08 SEP

SA 01 JUL SA 05 AU SA 23 SEP

$3685 $3685 $3585

Trip Planner: 2018 Dates Start Minsk FR FR FR FR

11 MAY 15 JUN 20 JUL 07 SEP

Single supplement $615

End Kyiv

Twin Share

SA 26 MAY SA 30 JUL SA 04 AUG SA 22 SEP

$3755 $3755 $3755 $3685

Group size: 3-6 people

See the last page bottom corner for your personal promo code Visit www.enjoy-ukraine.com for all definite departures, up-to-date information on itinerary and discounts; and other details.

* We reserve all rights to change the order of activities or visited places due to unforeseen di erent reasons or for making the itinerary run smoothly. ** Prices for tours 2018 are subject to change and will be confirmed in Autumn 2017 ** Either trip surcharge or service reduction during the tour will be applicable if a group doesn't meet minimum amount of participants in order to run the tour.


Kyiv tours Visiting Ukraine independently? You can book your individual guided tours at your choice.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 3-4 hours

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The museum of corruption: Mezhyhyria

$75 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle Must visit place for each person who comes to Kyiv. A piece of abandoned paradise or museum of corruption. It has lots of names but still makes a deep impact on each visitor. Around 200 ha of incredible nature, exotic animals, crystal lakes with golden fish and the biggest wooden house in the world. Prison of greediness and people’s despite on the contrast with stunning luxury. Within 3 hours we will visit the house of ex-president of Ukraine- Yanukovich, will take a ride by lector car around luxury territory with golf courses, museum of retro cars, Putin House and many other sights on the territory with lots of rumors about former president and attitude of Ukrainians to their history.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 5 hours

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Challenge yourself in making Ukrainian cuisine

$95 per person

Transportation by comfortable vehicle, master class in a restaurant

Englishspeaking guide

Market tour

Lunch

Together with a chef you will make best Ukrainian traditional meals. And of course will eat them after! Before the master class you will have a tour to a local market and a guide will tell you www.enjoy-ukraine.com about Ukrainian food, traditions and how Ukrainians choose what to buy. Prices are subject to confirmation.


“Most amazing tour of Kiev. Everything was thoughtfully planned and arranged!” Larry Swider, USA, 2016

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Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 3.5 hours

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Ukrainian Ethno Village

$70 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle The Complex “Ukrainian Village” was created to revive in the hearts of ordinary Ukrainians love to Ukrainian spiritual roots: faith, people, state, culture, and family life. While visiting the complex you will familiarize with Ukrainian traditional architecture, family life, and folk handicrafts, you might feel yourselves descendants and associates of the mighty Ukrainian people and its culture, and observe extremely beautiful nature – forest, flowers, neatness.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 4 hours

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Gastro tour

$95 per person

English-speaking guide

All meals and drinks for tastings

You will get acquainted with eating habits of Ukrainians and try the most delicious ad interesting meals from Ukrainian cuisine, which is one of the best in the world. We will visit Bessarabka market (the oldest market in the city), the most interesting Ukrainian restaurants, where you will try delicious homemade Ukrainian liqueurs, Ukrainian wine and cheese, magical co ee, dumplings colored like national flag of Ukraine and borsch in a special www.enjoy-ukraine.com way of serving with eatable candle. Yummy! Prices are subject to confirmation.


Lviv tours Visiting Ukraine independently? JC Travel's private tours give you an opportunity to enjoy the places, and to get your own cultural and historic experience.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 2.5-3 hours

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Delicious Co ee tasting

$70 per person

English-speaking guide

Co ee & Strudel tasting

If you like co ee, pastries and chocolate, this tour is for you. Co ee is a big thing in Lviv. Why not take on aboard this experience? During this tour you will walk through the narrow old streets of Lviv, feel the heartbeat of the Market Square, admire beautiful architecture, enjoy a cup of excellent co ee with a piece of apple strudel - local specialty. You will get to know how and when co ee first arrived in the city and why Lviv is now associated with it. You'll be introduced to unique places, such as where Lviv's literary and artistic Bohemia likes getting together. And what is more - you'll visit the famous "Co ee mine". No kidding, co ee in Lviv really is extracted from the ground :)

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 4 hours

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Bubbly beer tasting

$85 per person

English-speaking guide

3 beer tastings

Lviv is the birthplace of beer in Ukraine. "Lvivske" is one of the oldest and still most popular beer brands in Ukraine. It is now brewed and sold internationally. Lviv has many historic and legendary brewing roots.Take this tour and learn an exciting story of beer - how it all began thousands of years ago, how it is brewed today and how brewing art and advertising helped to shape local culture. You will learn lots of interesting facts and will try beer in 3 di erent places. Prices are subject to confirmation.


“Lviv is very di erent city from Kiev... lots of cafes and restaurants and old churches. It was a great, fantastic vacation!!!!!” Gavino Cantu, USA, 2016

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Group size: 2-6 people Duration: 6 hours

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Lviv from Soviet Times

$110 per person

Transportation by comfortable vehicle

English- Entrance Tasting of local fees speaking infusions guide

You’ll get to know Lviv from a di erent perspective. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the years of WWII and its life afterwards. As part of Soviet Union the city has acquired a totally di erent look in terms of architecture and lifestyle. During the tour you’ll visit a former Soviet prison, see the giant Monument of Glory, visit an exhibition of Soviet military rockets, tour a museum dedicated to the Soviet Army, and visit the Hill of Glory – the burial place of Soviet soldiers and many more. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a chance to taste local infusions with some traditional Ukrainian snacks.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 7-8 hours

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Lviv castles

$125 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle During this tour you will visit 3 famous castles in Lviv region. Olesko Castle was revived from complete ruins. The first mention about it was in 1327. Pidhirtsi Castle is an architectural monument of the Renaissance. The castle was constructed within 1635-1640 under an order of the hetman Stanislaw Konetzpolski. The castle is full of mystery and history legends! Zolochiv Castle has served as a fortress, and a residence, a jail and even as an educational institution. It was constructed in 1634 as a defensive fortress designed by an unknown Italian architect.

Prices are subject to confirmation.


Odessa tours Visiting Ukraine independently? Private tours need no introduction, it is your comfort and pleasure.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 3 hours

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Life of greatest poet Pushkin in Odessa

$80 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle On this tour you will have an opportunity to learn a lot about life of Alexander Pushkin in Odessa. Where he used to spend time, where he lived, what he liked to do and many more. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the Pushkin Museum. This museum gives you the opportunity to see the unique drawings of Pushkin's time Odessa with Pushkin's signatures on it. You will also have a pleasant walk along Primorsky Boulevard. Its beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade, the park tumbling towards the sea & the sweep of the Potemkin Steps. And will see Odessa Opera House. Will observe the Palace of Count Mikhail Vorontsov, where the greatest poet spent 13 months of his exile in Odessa.

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 4 hours

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Jewish heritage

$75 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Jewish Odessa attracts many historians and researchers, as well as ordinary travelers. Despite decades of anti-Semitism during Soviet regime, the city preserved so much of its Jewish heritage. Right now the city is experiencing rebirth of the Jewish culture and religion. During this Jewish tour you will get acquainted with all details of Jewish history. You will visit the places of famous and important Odessa Jews, will find out how they lived and what did www.enjoy-ukraine.com for the city. You will learn about Odessa Jews nowadays. Prices are subject to confirmation.


“JC Travel showed us what the locals do in Odessa, so we felt very at home in this grand city� Julie Okane, USA, 2016

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Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 2-2.5 hours

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Odessa Catacombs

$85 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle Catacombs are underground labyrinths created during the period of the city construction over 200 years ago. They are situated mainly in Nerubaiskoe village (15 km from Odessa), originally created during mining of hardware materials as shell rock that were used to build the city. Currently it is the labyrinth with hundreds of entrances, exits, caves, and tunnels. Before the WWII labyrinths were the place for smugglers. During the WWII this place was used as a shelter for the partisans. Check for yourself how the catacombs look like!

Group size: 3-6 people Duration: 5-6 hours

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Belgorod-Dnestrovsky and its fortress

$125 per person

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Transportation by comfortable vehicle Greek pilgrims from Miletus founded the ancient city of Tira, now known as Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, in the 4th century B. C. You will explore the town's medieval-style fortress. Moldavian and Ukrainian engineers built the walls in the first part of the 15th century. The ramparts, with a circumference of about a mile and a half, are remarkably well preserved. Leaving the fort, continue to the ancient site of Tira. Kimmeranian, Scythian, Sarmat and Cossack burial mounds have been found here along with ancient temples.

Prices are subject to confirmation.


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Notes


Enjoy Ukraine As Locals Do! JC Travel Ukraine Ukrainian Incoming Tour Operator Leaders in small groups by minivans Address: Rybalska vulytsia 22 01011 Kyiv, Ukraine

Contact us: Phone: +380 68 920 53 97 Email: enjoy.ukraine@gmail.com Skype: j.c.semper-trevel www.enjoy-ukraine.com

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