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Ten trips around Lviv in one tour and 2 trips outside the city - for those who would like to learn almost everything about Lviv, go to the Carpathians and visit the castles of Lviv region.

 
 

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A week in Lviv – is a special kind of rest. For this short period of time you will be able to feel yourself a real Lviv dweller. You will find out everything about Lviv, because you will go on 10 theme excursions around town and only one of them will be by bus. And also during this week we will leave Lviv twice for trips around Lviv region. We will visit mysterious corners of the Carpathians, have a ride on historical mountain transport and also we will travel to great castles of Western Ukraine. Coffee and chocolate, mysterious underground ways and luxurious villas, narrow streets and romantic knaipas, with us you will breathe Lviv to the maximum.

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Tour to Lviv for a week.  Lviv, Castles of Lviv region, Carpathian mountains

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The indicated price is actual for group no more tnan 7 people.

For group with more than 7 people price is calculated individually.

 

    Day 1

  • 9:00-12:00 Excursions "Around the streets of ancient city”.
  • 12:00-14:00 Excursion "7 Wonders of Lviv".

    Day 2

  • 10:00-11:30 Bus Excursion around Lviv (big route)
  • 12:00-13:00 Bus Excursion around Lviv (little route)

    Day 3

  • 10:00-13:00 Excursion " Lviv, the city of coffee and chocolate".
  • 13:00-15:00 Excursion "Tipsy Lviv"

    Day 4

  • 9:00-19:00 Excursion "Tustan and Kamianka waterfall".

    Day 5

  • 9:00-18:00 Excursion "3 castles of Lviv region".

    Day 6

  • 10:00-13:00 Excursions Excursion "Romantic Lviv"”.
  • 14:00-16:00 Excursion "Museums of Lviv".

    Day 7

  • 10:00-13:00 Excursions "Lviv Villas".
  • 13:00-16:00 Excursion "Jewish Lviv".

"Walking the Ancient Streets of Lviv" Tour

You will see around 50 sights and attractions of Lviv including monuments, memorials and churches such as the Taras Shevchenko Monument, the Adam Mitskevich Monument, the Latin Cathedral, the Armenian Cathedral, the Dominican Cathedral, the Royal Arsenal and the City Arsenal. You will visit themed cafes and restaurants (Kryivka, House of Legends, At the Golden Rose, Pravda Beer Theatre, etc.)

 

Lviv Town Hall (Ratusha)

Throughout the course of its history, Lviv Town Hall was a place of meeting of local deputies. It’s a place where the city's fate is decided; however, tourists are more attracted by the roof of the Town Hall’s tower. From up here you can admire the panoramic view of the historic city. You will get a better view of roofs, compare the streets and assess architectural elements. Besides that, there is an old clock with a unique mechanism on the Ratusha’s tower. Perhaps, you will ask: What's so special about it? Let’s keep the intrigue until the tour.

Fountains

In 1793, four fountains were constructed at Rynok Square — one on every corner of the square. Each fountain has an octagonal bowl; in the center of the bowl, there is an ancient mythology statue such as the God of the sea Neptune and his wife Amphitrita, the Goddess of the hunt Diana and the hero Adonis.

Black Stone House

A historic black building with a lot of architectural elements. Why the building became black? Maybe you have your own idea? Scientists shared so many versions that they cannot choose one single common version. The house was built in 1577. Its architecture is referred to as ‘Renaissance’ architecture. The building was attributed to Petro Krasovsky. Today, there is the Lviv Historical Museum inside the mysterious Black Stone House.

Latin Cathedral

The Latin Cathedral is another mystery. It is a shrine whose architecture could be used as a study guide for both students and scientists. It was built in the Gothic style. For several years, the building had been reconstructed, restored and decorated with new stylistic elements. It combines the features of the Baroque, the Renaissance, and the Secession style. And what about you? What can you see here?

Armenian Cathedral

Look at the ground. These slabs are Armenians’ burial places. People say that the human soul leaves the earth only after its name disappears from a headstone. Anyone who walks over these gravestones at the entrance to the Armenian Cathedral brings dozens of Armenians closer to heaven. It is a unique piece of architectural of the XIV-XV centuries. It's a small piece of the East in the middle of Europe. One of the most exciting peculiarities of the Cathedral is the wooden chapel referred to as Golgotha (don’t worry, our guide will tell you about it).

Dominican Cathedral

This Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because it’s a unique piece of architecture in the very heart of Lviv’s historic ensemble. The Dominican Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Eucharist, the Church of the Body of Christ, and the Dominican Monastery are included in one glorious building. Moreover, the Dominican Cathedral is a piece of architecture of national importance.

Royal Arsenal

This fortification was built at the expense of King Wladyslaw IV Vasa. Long ago, there was a weapons storehouse there. The Royal Arsenal was a place of casting bells and weapons. Today, the State Archive is located here. It really looks like a royal palace from the outside. At first glance, you would never guess that it’s a part of the fortification wall of ancient Lviv. However, it is not the only mystery of Lviv that will be discovered to you as part of our tour.

City arsenal

A long time ago, these walls protected Lviv against invaders and enemies. Today, they attract tourists and curious visitors. The City Arsenal is a fortification landmark. Besides, there is one of Lviv’s most incredible museums inside of it - the Museum of World Weapons of different historical eras. Come and touch these glorious walls, and you will feel the real power and might of Lviv.

Restaurants of Lokal network

We can hardly speak about Lviv without mentioning a creative team of Lokal restaurant network. Every place where legends are told and amazing unusual foods are prepared is created by Lokal restaurant network. Kryivka pub known all over Ukraine, Masons, Ukraine’s most expensive restaurant, breathtaking Handmade Chocolate Works, shocking Masoch Cafe, unusual Hasova Lyampa Restaurant, atmospheric House of Legends Restaurant, and extraordinary At the Golden Rose Restaurant are worth hearing and seeing.

Vernissage Souvenir Market

You can see the whole creative capacity of Lviv’s craftsmen and craftswomen at this market. It is quite likely that here you will find craft techniques and handmade pieces you may have never heard of. Unusual souvenirs, memorable items, and high-quality ‘vyshyvankas’ (traditional shirts) – you can buy all this at Lviv’s Vernissage.

"7 Wonders of Lviv" Tour

Opera House (Theatre of Opera and Ballet)

 

The luxurious building of one of the most beautiful opera houses is the ‘pearl’ of the city center. The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet is impressive from the outside and luxurious inside. It was compared to the Paris Opera and the Vienna Opera House. You would like to remember it. Columns, sculptures, balustrades, statues of muses, and high reliefs – this is the way the Lviv Opera looks from the outside. The interior of the Lviv Opera will astonish you - gilding, colored marble, and decorative paintings. You will see that we are not exaggerating.

House of Scientists

 

The luxurious building of one of the most beautiful opera houses is the ‘pearl’ of the city center. The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet is impressive from the outside and luxurious inside. It was compared to the Paris Opera and the Vienna Opera House. You would like to remember it. Columns, sculptures, balustrades, statues of muses, and high reliefs – this is the way the Lviv Opera looks from the outside. The interior of the Lviv Opera will astonish you - gilding, colored marble, and decorative paintings. You will see that we are not exaggerating. The first thing that catches your attention is the unique design of the lobby’s staircase. It makes the interior look more elegant and even the aristocratic. Every single interior element is worth your attention. You will feel like a noble lady or gentleman here, because these walls are indicative of nobles, earls, and aristocrats. Currently, the House of Scientists is a place where movies are filmed, wedding photography sessions are held and real magnificent balls are organized.

Potocki Palace

This majestic building was attributed to French architect Louis d'Overnu. The palace was designed to order of Count Alfred Józef Potocki, the Viceroy of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, and the job was done perfectly. It is one of the largest palaces in Lviv. Due to location in Lviv’s historic center, it seems even more authentic. Th glory among the narrow streets full of various pieces of architecture.

Bus Excursion around Lviv (big route)

The unusual sightseeing tour around Lviv begins at Svobody Avenue, one of city’s most beautiful streets. This is the place where visitors can see glorious pieces of architecture that make the avenue unique and alluring.

From the very first minute of the tour by Wonder Bus through the streets of Lviv, travelers will enjoy amazing views of the city. Traveling through both the modern city center and the historic one, visitors will be able to see the main historic and cultural landmarks remained intact until the present day.

The initial sightseeing Wonder Bus route around Lviv passes through Torhova St., Pidvalna St., Vynnychenka St., Kryvonosa St., Lysenka St., and M. Zankovetskoyi St. Every building located here is worth special attention of those who are curious to learn how the unique and harmonious atmosphere of Lviv is created.

Lychakivskyi cemetery

 

Walking tour around Lviv incudes several stops at the most exciting sights such as Lychakiv Cemetery. This necropolis is the burial place of Lviv’s most outstanding people, public and cultural figures. This is why the cemetery has unusual sculptures, creatively decorated vaults, and millions of cut flowers.

This is an elite necropolis, which protects the coziness of hundreds of burials of famous people. The historians, city officials and heroes - here are the graves of famous and not very famous men and women who made their invaluable contribution to the development of Ukraine and Lviv. The first burial in the Lychakivskyi cemetery dates back to 1786. Among the last graves there are the graves of fighters for Ukraine in the ATO zone.

High Castle

 

It is very nice and always calm here. It is so because of the fact that when you stand very high and look at the historic city - Lviv from above, nothing can spoil the impressions of what you see. They say that once there was a splendid castle of the princes Lev and Danylo. And nowadays only a mound-ruin has been left from it. However, this ruin remains the favorite place for tourists, Lviv dwellers and visitors of the city.

 

Moving further from Lychakivska Street to Heroiv Maidanu Street, the sightseeing Wonder Bus will take you past the magnificent ancient temples such as St. George's Cathedral, St. Elizabeth Church, the Latin Cathedral, and the Jesuit Church (the Church of the Society of Jesus). The guide who is very knowledgeable about the history of Lviv will tell you about notable events that happened around these glorious places of worship.

The Church of Saints Olga and Elizabeth

 

This is the biggest sanctuary in Lviv. And it is also one of the greatest. Being built in Neo-Gothic style, this Roman Catholic Church can be noticed from many parts of the city. People call this church the Church of the Saints Olga and Elizabeth "Elzhbeta". It is because of the fact that it was named in honour because she is named in honor of Elizabeth of Bavaria - the wife of the Austrian-Hungarian emperor Frants Joseph I. The great architecture and mysterious stained-glass windows in the interior, they are worth seeing.

The Monument to Stepan Bandera

 

National hero Stepan Bandera occupies a large square in Lviv with a 30-meter triumphal arch. The monument to the hero protects all the milestones of the Ukrainian statehood, they are princely times, the Cossacks, the years of the Ukrainian People's Republic and the Western Ukrainian People's Republic, as well as modern times. No one endangers Ukrainian unity. No one will interfere with Lviv because it is guarded by the seven-meter monument to Stepan Bandera.

St. George's Archdiocese

 

It stands high on St. George's Hill attracting by its golden domes and incredible beauty of its architecture. The St. George's Archcathedral is one of the city’s most beautiful architectural complexes. Nowadays, it still remains the main facility of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Lviv and is an outstanding piece of architecture that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can enjoy the hidden beauty of Lviv streets that cannot be found in any travel itinerary. Bus tour around Lviv by a convenient and comfortable Wonder Bus is a fascinating journey around the city where our guide will tell you interesting stories.

Bus Excursion around Lviv (little route)

Lviv Town Hall (Ratusha)

Throughout the course of its history, Lviv Town Hall was a place of meeting of local deputies. It’s a place where the city's fate is decided; however, tourists are more attracted by the roof of the Town Hall’s tower. From up here you can admire the panoramic view of the historic city. You will get a better view of roofs, compare the streets and assess architectural elements. Besides that, there is an old clock with a unique mechanism on the Ratusha’s tower. Perhaps, you will ask: What's so special about it? Let’s keep the intrigue until the tour.

Powder Tower

This majestic fortification was erected in the 16th century and is one of few towers that have remained intact since then. It is located on the ancient protective embankments raised in the times of Kievan Rus. Tourists taking the tour around Lviv by Wonder Train will be able to see unusual architecture of this building and hear exciting stories told by the guide. These are stories about the defense of the Powder Tower and a mystical legend about a commandant who decided to protect it from enemies at all times.

Rynok (Market) Square

One of the most charming and atmospheric spots. It’s the best place where you can really breathe in and hear the city. Rynok Square is notable for its very special architecture. It has so many unique monuments that it’s hard to count. It seems that every stone of the block paving preserves its own unique story. You can smell the scent of coffee everywhere. You can hear music playing. It’s the sound of violin, guitar, and tambourine. Listen carefully to Lviv and you will fall in love with it that will last forever.

St. Nicholas Church

This landmark of national importance is one of the oldest city temples founded in the times of Prince (Kniaz) Daniel of Galicia (Halych). Sightseeing tour around Lviv by Wonder Train offers you an opportunity to see the ancient walls of the church bell tower and hear ancient legends about the history of this landmark. Thus, you will find that long ago, it was the King’s tomb and the heart of Lviv’s social life.

Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko

One of the oldest European universities founded by order of King John II Casimir in 1661. Currently, it is the most prestigious university in Ukraine that is a dream place for many young people from all over the country. Looking through the window of the sightseeing Wonder Train, you can see unusual architectural beauty of the main building and hear a wonderful story about the University’s hard luck erection and evolution.

Main Post Office

Travelling around Lviv by the comfortable sightseeing Wonder Train is a great opportunity to see the magnificent building of the Main Post Office. The architectural style of the faсade combines two most popular styles of that time – classicism and Art Nouveau. The magnificent stained glass windows and sculptures make you feel excited and want to touch the walls where the history of the city and whole Ukraine was made.

Mikoliash Pharmacy

This building is not only an architectural and cultural landmark, but also a place where the most famous gas lamp of that time was invented. Currently, there is an interactive museum and a popular confectionery store in this building. Its stunning ancient interior remained perfectly intact, as well as the facade that anyone can enjoy when traveling down the streets of Lviv by the sightseeing Wonder Train.

Mickiewicz Monument

This sculptural composition is considered to be one of the most beautiful monuments to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. However, Lvivians who have a peculiar sense of humor found an interesting angle at which this sculpture looks less severe and stately. During the exciting trip by the sightseeing Wonder Train, you will be able to see the bare feet of the ‘winged genius’.

George Hotel

This Art Deco building is a famous architectural landmark. It attracts with its unusual design, in particular, mansard roof, balcony balustrade, arched windows, sculptures, and bas-reliefs. You will be able to see all this beauty during the eventful trip by the sightseeing Wonder Train.

Monument to King Danylo

King Danylo (Daniel) of Galicia is believed to be the founder of Lviv. That is why the sculpture looks classical and stately, which was inherent in all monuments dedicated to monarchs and outstanding figures. The statue of the King riding a horse is positioned on a stone base decorated with a trident and a crown on the frieze.

Rynok Square

It is one of the most charming and most atmospheric places in Lviv. Only here you can breathe in and hear Lviv the way it has to be. Rynok Square is special because of its architecture. There are so many unique monuments that it is difficult to count all of them. It seems every pile of cobbles knows its special history. It smells of coffee and chocolate here from all corners. And music is playing. Violin, guitar, tambourine. Sit up and take notice of Lviv and you will love it forever.

 

The tour around Lviv by Wonder Train is a great opportunity to admire the city views, majestic palaces, and the most famous historic and cultural landmarks. You will see whole Lviv sitting comfortably by the window listening to exciting stories told by our experienced guide who has perfect knowledge of the history of each landmark as well as local.

Excursion “Lviv, the city of coffee and chocolate”

Yurii Kulchytskyi monument

He is called to be a coffee king. Some people say that it was Lviv dweller Kulchytskyi who opened the first coffee shop in Vienna. However, this information is rather a legend than truth. And the truth is different - in the tricks of Yurii Kulchytskyi, who for exchanged coffee grains for little money and taught Austria-Hungary to love this energy drink. Nowadays, Lviv smells of coffee. A monument to the coffee king attracts curious tourists.

Lviv Handmade Chocolate Works

 

You have never seen so much chocolate. Chocolate flows like a river here and takes on incredible shapes as follows: animals, memorable souvenirs and amazing candies with a hundred of delicious extras. You will be impressed with a range of products offered by the Chocolate Works - you can even try chocolates with succades or marzipan candies. It will drive you crazy. Try Lviv chocolate and you will never forget the taste.

"Zolotyi Ducat" (Golden Ducat)

A little bit mystic and a very romantic cafe where you can enjoy the most aromatic coffee in Lviv. There is a mirrored ceiling and soft lighting, which makes the scent of coffee even more intense. Zolotyi Ducat offers the best variety of coffee in Lviv. Various legends and mysterious stories that shroud in the cafe walls create a special unforgettable atmosphere here

Kopalnya Kavy (Coffee Mine)

 

From now on, coffee is extracted from the mine. Lvivians were those who invented this idea. Their coffee is special. It differs from coffee that people around the world got used to. Moreover, every visitor can go down to the mine and see the very process of digging and extracting coffee. Once coffee beans are extracted, they go through roasting and brewing processes. You can try authentic Lviv’s coffee in a cafe located right above Kopalnya Kavy.

"Tipsy Lviv" Tour

"Pravda" Beer Theatre

Beer is brewed in the every heart of Lviv. You should visit Pravda Beer Theatre consisting of three spacious halls on three floors and a large basement that is a place where you can watch the brewing process. This young brewery has already won medals at the European Championships.

"Drunk Cherry"

You can easily pop down to a cozy Drunk Cherry Bar located at Rynok Square and enjoy staring at hustle and bustle of the noisy square with a glass of delicious liqueur. Believe me, you will feel quite different after visiting the bar. Feeling good and relaxed will help you get deeper into the city spirit.

"Kumpel"

"Kumpel" is a modern restaurant and the first city brewery that started manufacturing fresh craft beer attracting passionate fans. Lychakiv District where the restaurant is situated is famous for batyars and lumpens-wandering students whose disorderly conduct put law-abiding city dwellers in fear; nevertheless, they became the the symbol of the renewed tradition embodied in Kumpel.

"Royal Brewery"

In the cozy courtyard located in the city center, five different types of beer are brewed for sophisticated visitors of Royal Brewery Restaurant. Customers can enjoy watching the brewing process.

"Stargorod" Brewery Restaurant

If you have always dreamed of going all out with no restrictions, then Stargorod is waiting for you. You can eat and drink well here and watch all the steps of ‘live’ beer brewing. Besides, you can get a free flyer and enjoy live music dancing on the table all night through. Delicious European kitchen, national songs and original Lviv liqueurs are a perfect combination, aren’t they?

"Tustan Fortress"

 

Tustan Nature Reserve is comprised of: Kamin Rocks complex (Hostryi Kamin, Mala Skelia, and Zholob) and rocks that are geographically adjacent to the Voronovyi Ridge; area that is adjacent to the aforesaid rocks with cultural layers from the ancient times to the Middle Ages; a defense system (multirow ditches and ramparts) of the Tustan Rocks complex; a hydraulic facility (dam) in the Stavy Natural Landmark; areas where natural landmarks are located. Tustan is a unique historic monument and a piece of architecture of the ІХ-ХІІІ centuries that unrivaled throughout Europe. It is a place where you can turn back history and become a part of Ukrainian Medieval culture.

"Skolivski Beskydy National Nature Park"

It’s another special nature reserve in Western Ukraine and a mountain range where the highest mountain peak called Magura (1,362.7 m) is located. Skolivski Beskydy Park is just a part of the magnificent nature reserve, although it has its own peculiarities which are worth seeing and feeling, for example, Hurkalo Waterfall and Kamianka Waterfall. Another popular tourist destination is Skhidnytsia mineral water spring. And finally, there is a priceless coniferous forest that will make you feel absolutely calm and relaxed.

"Kamianka Waterfall"

 

It is a natural waterfall located on the river Kamianka in Skolivskyi District, Lviv Oblast. There is something that gives a special flavor to this hydrological landmark - a huge boulder that divides water flows smashing them against the stony valley. There are two more unique natural landmarks: a medieval Naftusia-type mineral water spring and Mertve Lake.

"Zhuravlyne Lake"

It is more commonly known as Mertve (‘Dead’) Lake, because no living creatures live here. The hydrogen-sulphide lake located in the middle of the forest glade is a half kilometer long. There is incredible flora in the area around the lake where sometimes you can find unique species including swamp cranberry. An island formed by interweaving roots and located in the middle of the lake makes the whole appearance look mysterious and even mystical. That’s why you will never forget this place!

"Living Water Spring"

A phrase ‘living water’ brings us back to cartoons from our childhood. In these cartoons, goodies always managed to keep safe from misfortune using healing water from a special spring. As part of our tour, we will also try to improve our health at the medieval Naftusia-type mineral water spring. The healing effects of hydrogen sulfide will help you regain your health and fitness like in a fairy tale.

Tour "Castles of Lviv region"

Olesko Castle

The castle stands on a hill above the river Libertsiya. People say that the fortress was created by one of the sons of Yuriy Lvovych, the Galician-Volhynian Duke (Prince). The earliest references to the castle were found in historical sources of 1327. Over the years, the fortress has undergone reconstruction and changes. The King of Poland Jan III Sobieski was born here. In the late 1970s, a museum preserve (a unit of the Lviv Art Gallery) was established here in the castle. An incredible and picturesque park emphasizes the glory of the fortification walls.

Zolochiv Castle

One of the most harmonious castles of Ukraine. It combines a majestic entrance tower, a charming Chinese palace, a large residential palace and the fortress walls. It was a royal residence, so the interior was royal, too. However, over the years, it was used as a mansion, then it became a prison and even an educational institution. Today, Zolochiv Castle is an active branch of the Lviv Art Gallery and a museum preserve displaying a rich variety of art works.

Pidhirtsi Castle

The property was previously owned by the Zhevusky magnate family. Besides the luxurious palace with bastions, there is also a real ‘Italian park’ there. Pidhirtsi Castle is the best Renaissance Castle in Europe. Its park is the only real park of this type in Ukraine. Another interesting sight that is worth your attention is St. Michael’s Church, a wooden folk art piece. It dates back to 1720.

 

"Romantic Lviv" Tour

"Mazoh cafe"

It’s an extraordinary place offering a peculiar vision of feelings and passion. The cafe was named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, a famous writer who was originally from Lviv. You can not just eat well and try hot drinks here but also discover your wild side looking at your passion and feelings from a different angle. Are you intrigued? Lviv will reveal you all its secrets.

The Bernardine Catholic Church

The building architecture captivates you at first sight just like the legends that shroud in the Church walls. take a better look at the old clock on the building wall. Did you notice that it is 5 minutes ahead? If you didn’t, then you are a person in love who doesn’t pay attention to time passing by quickly. However, from the history, this fact is not associated with love. The clock is said to be set forward by a monk to protect the city against the invasion of the Turk.

Greek Gods

The fountains at Rynok Square are the favorite meeting place of both Lvivians who are in love and tourists. This is because the sculptures of Greek gods take care of these fountains. And you know, gods are all-powerful. They can even stir up your feelings, if you really want it. Take a look at the Greek fountains and don't forget to make a wish and be sure it will come true. At least, Lviv legends have it.

 

Italian Courtyard

Can you hear the sound of wind whispering? Actually, it’s the King of Poland Jan Sobieski confesses his feelings for a French beauty Maria Kazmira. Their feelings were hidden and yet very strong. You can ask the guide during the tour why is love of the Polish man and the French lady hiding in the 16th century Italian Courtyard. The answer will surprise you.

Lovers Bench

Ten gifted and hard working blacksmiths from the Iron Lion Society worked on this bench. It is special, because it was forged by the warmth of human hands and with thoughts about the closest people in the world. The craftsmen forged it for lovers who would be able to relax on the bench and whisper the best words to hear to each other right in the city center. Hold each other's hand when sitting down on the bench and the iron lions will protect your hearts for ever.

Lovers Balcony

People say that if you propose under this ancient Lviv balcony, be sure to hear ‘Yes’. This place is filled with love energy. Remember the address: Rynok Square, 31. Long ago, the King of Poland fell in love here. Now it’s your turn to warm someone's heart. Why don’t you do it in Lviv, one of the most romantic Ukrainian cities?

Lviv Historical Museum (Italian Courtyard)

You don't like museum exhibits? Then how about a magic ring that will help you communicate with spirits? Or luxurious clocks that sometimes surpass all expectations related to such mechanisms in the interior? The Lviv Historical Museum impresses everyone. Over three hundred exhibits have been stored here. Among them, you will find those that will captivate you and meet your interests.

Lviv Museum of the History of Religion

Another unusual Museum. It’s unusual because it’s the only museum devoted to religion. In this museum, you can listen to stories about all world’s religions and about activity of various church organizations. There is one more exciting detail: the facility is located in the Dominican Monastery building (ХІV – XVIII centuries) where you can also listen to impressive organ pieces. Organ concerts are organized in a large exhibition hall that was formerly the main monastery refectory

Museum of Ancient Ukrainian Book Art

We will tell you what ‘inkunabula’ means. We will show you things. You will see the first printed books and Russian books of the XV-XVIII centuries. Currently, the Museum is a research center and an independent unit of the Lviv Art Gallery. Old manuscripts have been stored and analyzed and the history of Ukrainian printing houses and national book printing have been explored here. It’s interesting here.

 

Lviv City Arsenal

A very rich and diverse exhibition is waiting for you in Lviv City Arsenal, Lviv’s fortification and defence building. The Arsenal is a piece of Renaissance architecture. Its exhibition is not limited just to weapons of this era or those made only by Ukrainians. There are firearms and bladed weapons. There are also unusual weapons that you have never learnt about from books. Besides, there are plenty of ancient tableware items and medals in the museum.

Palacco Bandinelli Museum

This museum is also referred to as a ‘stone house’ whose exhibition is divided into interior and exterior ones. You can see embossed dolphins here which are classical decorative elements of the XVII-XVIII centuries. The interior exhibition displays the XVII century interior design items. There are carved beams on the doors and white stone interfenestral columns decorated with alabaster ornaments and many other exciting elements that you will learn about during the tour.

 

Tour "Lviv’s Villas"

Jozef Franz’ Villa

One of the most beautiful Neo-Baroque villas at Melnyka Street. It was designed and erected by an architect Jan Peros in 1893 for Franz Jozef’s widow (Jozefa Franz, the heiress of the plaster factory). A long time ago, this luxurious villa lost almost all its glory after nationalization. Now, the Regional Exercise Therapy Clinic is located there.

Bielskis’ Palace

An early 20th-century building was erected in the eclectic style having both Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism features. In 1921-1923, the palace was reconstructed by an architect Bahenskyi for the Bielski magnate family. Later in 1939-41, the magnates shared the house with the Union of Soviet Writers.

Sapiehas’ Palace

In 1867, when this Neo-Baroque palace was built at the expense of Leon (Adam) Ludwik Sapieha, a part of Kopernika Street was considered a suburban area of the city. People used to call it ‘magic box’; perhaps, it was due to the fact that the owner paid the same amount of money for the villa as he paid for the luxurious Potocki Palace. A large area was adjacent to the villa; however, a part of the area was lost. During the Ukrainian-Polish Confrontation, Ukrainians stationed there. Today, the Society for the Preservation of Historic and Cultural Monuments is located there.

 

Citadel

The Citadel was built as an echo of the Spring of Nations and served not only to protect against external enemy but also to intimidate rebellious city dwellers. The Citadel was erected during the ‘golden age’ of smooth-bore artillery, so when rifled guns appeared, the defence capability of buildings declined dramatically. During the Ukrainian-Polish Confrontation, it was the place where the most significant battles for the city occurred, which is confirmed by the shot through walls of one of the towers. During the reign of Poland, there was a skating rink there. The Nazis initially wanted to build a stadium there, but in the end, they established a jail and Tsutadell concentration camp or Stalag-328. Currently, there is a hotel, a bank and Stefanyk Library Storage Facility; one tower remained almost unrestored as a historic monument.

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Museum

A memorial estate of the outstanding person, the first President of Ukraine (UNR, The Ukrainian People’s Republic), the historian, the Professor at the University of Lviv, the author of the 10 volume landmark paper ‘The History of Ukraine-Rus’. The buileding was established as a Museum in 1989 and since 2000, it has fully functioned and represents the Lviv period of life of Mykhailo Hrushevsky.

Ivan Franko’s Villa

At the beginning of the century, the writer finally found a shelter in his own house mainly due to his wife. During the time when the writer lived in the house, the interior was not reach: simple furniture and finishes in all five rooms (without kitchen) and stove heating. Franco lived there until 1905, one year before his death.

Tour "Jewish Lviv"

Royal Arsenal

It was attached to the solid defensive wall along with the City Arsenal. It was used to store weapons. There was a functioning foundry. The Arsenal was built mainly at the expense of King Wladyslaw IV Vasa.

Jewish Neighborhood

There were two Jewish neighborhoods in Lviv that can be conventionally called wealthy and poor neighborhoods whose dwellers didn’t like each other (although it was strange for a Jewish community). Currently, there are excavations in progress in the area of Golden Rose, the main city synagogue. A lot of interesting stories are associated with it. There were Mikvahs (ritual baths), cheders (heders), houses of elders, etc. in the neighborhood.

The Golden Rose Synagogue

The synagogue was built in 1582-1595. However, some exciting stories associated with it happened even before it was built. Catholics struggled for implementing a regulation that would prohibit erecting synagogues that are higher than any city building; thus, the Jewish community had to take a trick. The synagogue was built sunk in the earth. However, once it was built, Jesuit priests couldn’t calm down because of Lviv’s expensive land - they either took it away, or lost it again. In 1943, the Nazis blew up the synagogue.

The Square (Space) of Synagogues

Long ago, there were three synagogues behind the City Arsenal. The first one is the oldest synagogue built in the 14th century that was replaced by the second one known as Beit Midrash (‘The House of Study’), a large city synagogue; and the third one is Tur Zahav (‘The Golden Rose’). In total, there were over a hundred synagogues in Lviv.

Tsori Gilead Synagogue

It is located in the railway station area of Lviv between Mikhnovski Brothers Street and Hotynska Street (back entrance). It is one of the few synagogues where Maximilian Kugelia’s wall painting survived to the present day. It was built in 1923 in a place where a Jewish house of prayer was located. In 1944, there was a warehouse. Today, it belongs to the Beis Aharon V'Israel Community.

 

Tour Prices (accommodation not included):

12 tours: 2 tours outside the city + 1 bus tour + 9 walking tours - UAH 2,250.

 

    The tour price includes:

  • - 2 tours outside the city;
  • - 10 tours around Lviv;
  • - Hotel accommodation (double and triple room accommodation);
  • - Hotel breakfast;
  • - Accompanying by the tour guide.

    A gift from the tour operator:

  • A colorful tourist city map showing the most popular cafes, restaurants and other places to go that you can visit in your spare time.
 

    The tour price doesn’t include:

  • - Lunch, dinner;
  • - Personal expenses and public transport fares;
  • - Insurance (optional);
  • - Admission tickets:
  • Synagogue on Beit Aaron vEisrael - 20 UAH.
  • Museum of Galician Jewry - 20 UAH.
  • Lviv Historical Museum (Italian courtyard) - adults 10 UAH, children 5 UAH.
  • Lviv Museum of the History of Religion - 20 UAH, children 10 UAH.
  • Museum of ancient Ukrainian art - 5 UAH.
  • Lviv City Arsenal - adults 30 UAH, children 10 UAH.
  • Museum of Palazzo Bandinelli - adults 30 UAH, children 10 UAH.
  • Oleskyi castle (adults 60 UAH, students 30 UAH, children 15 UAH);
  • Pidhirtsi castle (adults 60 UAH, students 30 UAH, children 15 UAH);
  • Zolochiv castle (adults 90 UAH, students 60 UAH, children 15 UAH).
  • A narrow-gauge carriage by the Carpathian tram - adults 150 UAH, children UAH 100;
  • "Dovbush Cliffs" Reserve - 10 UAH.
  • House of scientists - 30 UAH, children 7-14 years - 20 UAH.
  • Pototskyi Palace - 30 UAH.
  • Lychakivske cemetery - adults 40 UAH, students 30 UAH, children 30 UAH, photo and video shooting - 10 UAH.
  • Museum-pharmacy - adults 30 UAH, students 20 UAH, children 10 UAH.
  • Underground of the Dominican Monastery - adults 20 UAH, students 15 UAH, children 10 UAH
  • Underground of the Church of the Jesuits' Fathers - adults 15 UAH, children 5 UAH.

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