Poltava snacks. Wide Shrovetide in Poltava

The traditions and customs of Ukraine on Shrovetide have come to us from the depths of centuries. Our ancestors celebrated this holiday in the springtime, when nature woke up from a winter dream. The meeting of spring was accompanied by fun festivities, baking of golden pancakes. 

Many traditions and customs of Ukraine on Maslenitsa combine farewell rituals with winter, the expectation of spring warmth. Such rites, for example, include the burning of a scarecrow of Winter at the stake. For the Slavs, this ritual symbolized farewell to the cold and the meeting of warm spring.

We decided that the traditional program can be diversified a bit, therefore we also offer acquaintance with the unique, unique in Ukraine, museum of moonshine and beer, because Maslenitsa is a joyful and cheerful holiday, satisfying and tasty!

5 reasons to choose this particular tour:

- the generous and hospitable Poltava region will appear before us as many-sided and multifaceted, the keeper of national rites, traditions, crafts: it will reveal the continuous connection of generations;

- we will get acquainted with a unique museum in Abazovka, created by a man who volunteered to revive the landowner Mikhail Abaza’s business, who managed an old distillery;

-we will visit the homeland of the great Gogol and the wonderful artist Maria Bashkirtseva;

- festivities in Dykanka will be accompanied by songs, dances, folk games from one of the best folk groups of the Poltava region;

-You can make sure that there is nothing tastier in the world than Poltava dumplings, dumplings and pancakes.

And remember that previously it was not recommended to spend the holiday week at home, ignoring the general festivities !!!

In the program of the tour:  departure by bus from Kharkov, transport and excursion service according to the program, a guided tour, excursions to Dykanka, Poltava, theatrical performance "Shrovetide", a concert and entertainment program, Pancake week treats.


Poltava - Abazovka - Dikanka - Maslenitsa holiday

Duration of the tour

13 hours



Type of tour


Excursion program

Departure from Kharkov

Poltava. Sightseeing tour of Poltava: Round square with buildings of public places,  the ancient city center - Cathedral Square on Ivanova Mountain, Spasskaya Church, Assumption Cathedral, White Altanka - a symbol of the city, a monument to the Ukrainian dummy.

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Abazovka. Visit to the museum of beer and moonshine.
Mikhail Vasilyevich Abaza, a very wealthy man who had a distillery and a brewery, lived on the territory of Abazovka, says Vasily Kozhan, a brewer, founder of a museum and a brewery. - He did a lot for the Abazovka village. Taras Grigorievich Shevchenko came there, they sat there, that's where there is a church in the village - there was a distillery. And so I wanted to revive it all. When I started collecting exhibits for the brewery, I saw that a large collection had gathered, which was already being dragged into the museum. So I thought, why not make a thematic museum? But the museum is not only beer, but also moonshine (previously moonshine was called guralniztvom). There is a beer museum in Lviv, but beer and moonshine is the only one in Ukraine. 

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For seven years Vasily Kozhan has collected six hundred different exhibits: they all once belonged to people. When the rarities no longer fit into the garage, he opened a museum. Among the beer exhibits there are several hundred mugs, dozens of barrels, bottles, as well as a rare mini-laboratory. Visitors are offered to guess the application of one of the devices. There are three dozen different moonshine stills in the museum: both ordinary rural ones and those used in places of imprisonment or hostilities.

There is an opportunity to diversify this excursion by visiting the brewery "BEER HOUSE" with tasting of 5 sorts of beer and a master class on making Poltava dumplings. It is difficult to imagine the festive table of any local hostess without this traditional dish, and outstanding artists and writers from Poltava region have repeatedly sang dumplings in their works.

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The design of the Poltava restaurant-pizzeria-brewery clearly shows the Bavarian style: natural materials, dark wood. The highlight of the interior is the arches near the tables of visitors, where you can see open brick walls, where there are hallmarks on the bricks indicating the place and time of their production. Also in the halls there are small elements of the collection that didn’t make it to the main museum - taps for barrels, bottles , glasses. The bar counter is decorated with an old box office with huge brass levers and a set of numbers. 

Dikanka. A visit to the Museum of Local Lore, the Bashkirtseva Gallery, the Trinity Church, the Nikolaev Church, the tomb of Kochubeyev in Dikanka. Family history V.L. Kochubey - the general judge of Ukraine, excursion to Kochubeevskoe oak.

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Theatrical entertainment program, Pancake week treats. Lunch at the cafe (optional).

Important! The route is agreed in advance with the managers of the company, route adjustments are allowed at the request of the customer.

Return to Kharkov.

for organized groups there is the possibility of departure from 08.03/14.03 to XNUMX/XNUMX 

link to group tour program see here.


Theatrical performance "Maslenitsa", concert and entertainment program, seeing off Winter, the ritual burning of stuffed animals, the meeting of Spring and, of course, the hot buttered pancakes и vareniki! 

The cost per person in UAH.

 Number of paid places + free of charge 50 + 4 44 + 4
44 + 10
40 + 8
40 + 14
36 + 12
36 + 18
30 + 4,
30 + 8

25 + 4,
25 + 10
15 + 2, 16 + 2,
17 + 3, 20 + 4
13 hours 280 318 350 388 450 540 650


transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, master classes, theatrical performances, food, arbor rentals, etc. extra charge.
  • Entrance ticket to the local history museum in Dikanka - 10/15 UAH / person., Bashkirtseva gallery - 10/15 UAH / person., Maslenitsa festival in Dikanka - 50 UAH / person., Museum of beer and moonshine - 75 UAH / person., Private brewery - 100 UAH / person., a master class on the manufacture of Poltava dumplings - 75 UAH., lunch from 60 UAH / person.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.


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