An eco-tour of Transcarpathia from Uzhgorod will be a unique opportunity for every traveler to return to the era of the Knights Templar and listen to the legends of the ruins of the ancient castle. Tourists will visit almost 500 years of storage of the best wines, and will be able to taste their amazing taste. Everyone will be able to join the monastic life and try natural Thai cheese in the church monastery. No less interesting will be a tour of the gypsy camp located in the mountains.
The bus tour of Transcarpathia lasts about 7 hours. Each leg of the journey takes about 20 minutes. Destinations are 4 points:
Wine cellars, as they celebrated the 460th day of its existence – Templar Castle – Cheese factory at the monastery – Gypsy camp. Some locations are located in the foothills, others – in the Middle Danube Lowlands.
– Uzhhorod: departure.
– Excursion to the castle of the Templars with a tour of its ruins 11-14 centuries. Mysteries of the most mysterious place in Ukraine, the legends of the citadel and its inhabitants.
– The most interesting part of the tour will lead to the famous ancient Serednyansky wine cellars. They are one of the oldest in Europe, and their total length reaches more than 4.5 km. – They were mined in 1557 in tuff, a monolithic rock, which was captured in Transcarpathia by the Turks. Nowadays, the warehouses have moved to the local winery, which has repeatedly won the most prestigious award at international fairs. Here everyone can enjoy a tasting of rare and valuable brands of the noble drink. Its most famous varieties are “Pearl of the Carpathians”, “Radiant”, “Middle”, “Rose of Transcarpathia” and other, no less famous names. Now the cellars themselves are available for inspection, and their products are offered to try with pleasure and not in a hurry.
– Excursion to the Holy Intercession Monastery, acquaintance with its farm and cheeses made according to Italian recipes, tour of the monastery, worship of Christian shrines.
– Lunch Break.
– Visiting a gypsy camp. Familiarity with the organization and way of life, study of customs, habits, traditions and philosophy of the inhabitants.
– Departure to Uzhgorod.
Uzhhorod is an exceptionally attractive intertwining and center of various European cultures. Here coexist the brightest aromas and tastes, national traditions and religious denominations. Here you can discover the unique charm of ancient architecture and touching mini-monuments. Then, thanks to the diversity of culture and the proximity of other countries, before going on a trip you can visit the cozy cafes and restaurants, where it is recommended to enjoy delicious food and delicious coffee.
Serednyansky wine cellars are one of the oldest in Europe, their total length is more than 4.5 km. They were cut down in 1557 by captured Turks in a solid rock - tuff. Although the cellars were originally for military-strategic purposes, they soon became the ideal housing for wine - cellars or cellars. In these cellars in barrels were stored and royal wine, and wines of magnates, and wines of ordinary peasants. Today, the cellars belong entirely to the Serednyansky winery, at one time, repeatedly won prizes in international competitions. The most famous vintage wines of the plant are "Rose of Transcarpathia", "Pearl of the Carpathians", "Serednyanske", "Promeniste" and others.
Today you can see the historic cellars, and taste some of the products in them.
On the territory of Transcarpathia there are the remains of the only Templar Castle in Ukraine - the ruins of a medieval fortress in the Middle, built on the principle of Roman fortifications on the Danube. The ruins retain a number of architectural features used by the Templars in buildings, as well as a number of legends associated with this extinct Christian order (for example, the Holy Grail). Today it is quite difficult to consider its former greatness, and yet it attracts historians, researchers, treasure hunters and just travelers.
Monastery with. Rakoshino is one of the centers of Orthodox pilgrimage in Transcarpathia. The date of its foundation can be considered 2001, although the monastery was opened on the basis of a church built in the early 20th century by the Czech priest-martyr Vsevolod (in monasticism Andrew) Kolomatsky in the Old Russian style and in the form of a cross. During the Soviet era, the temple was turned into a museum of atheism, and later completely abandoned. And so, in a dilapidated condition in 2001 by the decree of Bishop Agapit (Bevtsyk) of Mukachevo and Uzhhorod, the Holy Intercession Monastery was founded on the basis of the church.
After the trip it is best to inhale the aroma of linden and sakura, relax on the embankment of Uzhgorod, walk towards the forest of UzhNU. Ungvar, who celebrated his millennium, gives everyone a sense of uniqueness. Therefore, after visiting the city, the traveler gives him his whole soul forever. And the memories of a unique tour will remain in your memory for a lifetime.