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Underground of Lviv Private Walking Tour

1. Underground of Lviv Private Walking Tour

Meet your local guide in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater and start discovering mysterious underground world of Lviv. The winding labyrinths beneath the Lviv Old Town hide plenty of intriguing secrets and mysteries, the most striking of which will be revealed to you by your expert guide. If you are brave, and ghosts don’t frighten you, you will enjoy this exciting journey! First, you will descend to the mysterious undergrounds of the Church of Jesuits. Your guide will show you precious frescoes of the 17th century and remains of the defense walls. You will see an engraved sarcophagus of the 18th century that has some strange marks on its cover, as if someone was trying to open it from inside. Also, you will hear a horrifying legend about the ghost of the Black Monk, who wanders in the Church looking for his soul. Then, you will discover another mysterious and chilling attraction – the dungeons of the Dominican Cathedral and the remains of the Prince Lev Castle. Walk through the winding wooden galleries and enter a dim hall with a gibbet in the middle. An expert guide will tell you about different types of executions and torments that were used in the Middle Ages. Finally, you will explore the undergrounds of the Pharmacy Museum and the crypt of the Transfiguration Church. At the end of the trip, you will visit an exciting coffee mine of the Lviv coffee house “Kopalnya Kavy”. This place is extremely popular among tourists because, according to a funny legend, cacao beans for delicious coffee are extracted right under the café.

Lviv: 3-Hour Between the Sky and Earth Private Walking Tour

2. Lviv: 3-Hour Between the Sky and Earth Private Walking Tour

Head out on a private walking tour, but not on the streets of the city. With a guide, travel on an unusual route between heaven and earth, between roofs and catacombs and see a familiar and yet unknown Lviv. Hear about what is hidden behind the lion masks and about the cases of cannibalism in Lviv. Find out about the contract with the devil and Dracula's letter. Learn more about a cunning Jew and a Lviv lion. Spend 3 hours with a knowledgeable guide, and walk along the terraces and rooftops and down into the underground as you uncover the city’s mysteries.

Lviv: The Underground Mysteries of Lviv

3. Lviv: The Underground Mysteries of Lviv

Discover the tunnels and passages under Lviv that are more than 700 years old and over 100 kilometers long. Over the centuries, the walls of the underground labyrinths have seen kings, monks, lovers, knights, ordinary citizens, those hiding from war, and more. Tombs, gold coins, antique furniture, and weapons can still be found beneath the surface. They also say that ghosts haunt the dark crypts. DUNGEONS OF THE DOMINICAN MONASTERY It is believed that in the dungeons of the Dominican Monastery are the remains of a 13th-century prince. Discover the monk's cells and the torture hall as you find out what torture methods people used in the Middle Ages and how they sought out witches. DUNGEONS OF THE JESUIT MONKS The longest and most intricate Lviv dungeons are located under the St Peter and Paul Churches of the Jesuit Order. Some of them were once used as crypts as well. In the dungeons, you will see the archbishop’s sarcophagus. According to legend, the lid of the sarcophagus was once moved from the inside. DUNGEONS OF THE TRINITARIAN ORDER The dungeons fo the Trinitarian Order are located under the Transfiguration Church, which was built on the site of the 18th century Trinitarian church. Nowadays, they are the largest known underground area in Lviv. DUNGEONS OF THE OPERA HOUSE There are not only dungeons, but also an underground river under the famous Lviv Opera House. Since the late 19th century, the building has stood on the former riverbed of the Poltva River. Learn about the construction of the Opera House and see the river that still flows under the city. At the end of our tour, you are invited to have a cup of coffee at the Kopalnia Kavy (Coffee Mine) café. In Lviv, coffee beans are mined underground. How can this be? Find out on this tour.

Lviv Old Town: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

4. Lviv Old Town: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Meet your friendly local guide in front of the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, and set off on a small group walking tour of the Old Town. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 in recognition of its virtually intact medieval urban topography, the city is full of cozy narrow streets with fantastic architecture. Learn about the famous artists who have performed on stage at the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Then, walk through the central avenue of Prospect Svobody and see the Blessed Virgin Fountain and the monument to the Polish poet, Adam Mickiewicz on Mickiewicz Square. Next, go to the Church of the Jesuits and the impressive Dominican Cathedral. Take a look at the enigmatic Chapel of the Boim Family and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A highlight of your tour will be a visit to vibrant Market Square, the heart of political, cultural and commercial life in Lviv for more than 500 years. See Lviv City Hall and the 4 beautiful fountains, decorated with mythological characters.  Purchase some souvenirs at the gift shops, or enjoy a drink at one of the iconic cafés. By the end of this lovely walking tour, you will remember Lviv as one of the most beautiful cities you’ve ever seen.  

Lutsk and the Tunnel of Love Day Trip from Lviv

5. Lutsk and the Tunnel of Love Day Trip from Lviv

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Lviv, and then journey to the historic city of Lutsk to visit the 14th-century Lubart’s Castle. Learn the legends and historical facts about the fortress and soak up the romantic atmosphere of the grounds. Continue to the famous Tunnel of Love, popular with couples who go there to walk with their beloved through the green arches on a section of an old industrial railway line. Take souvenir photos of the beautiful location, before making your way to the ruins of Tarakaniv Fort Learn the history of the monument and hear some of the incredible legends that still surround the site. Enter a 100-meter long tunnel and experience the special atmosphere of the landmark. Return to Lviv and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Lviv: Half-Day Tour to Zolochiv, Olesko and Pidhirtsi

6. From Lviv: Half-Day Tour to Zolochiv, Olesko and Pidhirtsi

Explore the "Golden Horseshoe" of Ukraine on a half-day tour of the 3 castles of Pidhirtsi, Olesko and Zolochiv. Hear legends about ghosts and the love stories that took place in the medieval homes. Visit the former residence of King John III Sobieski at Olesko Castle and admire the beautiful grounds. Continue to the 17th-century Zolochiv Castle set in an enchanting park. Discover the stones with encoded inscriptions, said to bring good luck.  Gaze at the Renaissance façade of Pidhirtsi Castle, surrounded with a moat and ramparts. Learn the history of its former residents, including the noble Sobieski family.

From Kyiv: Lviv Small Group Tour by Intercity Train

7. From Kyiv: Lviv Small Group Tour by Intercity Train

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Lviv on a 2-day tour from Kyiv Day 1: Kyiv – Lviv Get picked up from your hotel in Kyiv early in the morning and transfer to the station to board a high-speed Intercity train to Lviv. Relax on the 5-hour journey and get a meet and greet on arrival. Check into your hotel and get some time to rest before taking a 2.5-hour panoramic tour of the highlights. Admire the views from High Castle Hill and visit the Baroque cathedral of St. George. Discover Lviv Polytechnic National University and see the monument to Adam Mickiewicz on Prospect Svobody. Find a nice restaurant for dinner and relax in a friendly atmosphere. Day 2: Lviv – Kyiv Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and then take a 2.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town. Admire the outstanding architecture, such as the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre. Discover the mysterious Chapel of the Boim family and see the fountains and statues of Greek gods on Market Square. Enjoy some free time to buy souvenirs and have lunch before taking the overnight Intercity train back to Kyiv, where you will be dropped off at your hotel on arrival.  

Lychakiv Cemetery Tour

8. Lychakiv Cemetery Tour

Lychakiv Cemetery – one of the oldest necropoleis in Europe, that covers the area of 40 hectares. There are more than 300,000 graves, and 500 sculptures at the cemetery. Many famous Ukrainian, Polish, German and Austrian people are buried in the center of it. Among the most famous: Solomiya Krushelnytska, Volodymyr Ivasjuk, Ivan Trush, Artur Grotger, Stephan Banakh, Ivan Franko. On this tour, you will see “the alley of fame” where popular writers, politicians, musicians are buried. Discover the most interesting and beautiful sculptures and chapels and hear the stories that are behind the monuments.

Private Departure Transfer from Lviv Hotel to Lviv Airport

9. Private Departure Transfer from Lviv Hotel to Lviv Airport

Book your departure transfer in advance and avoid arranging a taxi at the last minute. Your private driver will meet you at an appointed time at the lobby of your Lviv Hotel, ready to show you to your car. Your driver will also be happy to assist you with your luggage, and drive you straight to Lviv Airport. You can count on safety, comfort, and a timely service that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Experience the comfort of a private transfer by a professional driver, who knows the city. The distance from the city center and main Lviv hotels to the airport is about 10 kilometers. By booking a departure transfer,  you'll have a high-class service with notable advantages for a reasonable price. There are comfortable sedans for groups of up to 3 persons, and minivans or minibuses for groups of 4-15 persons.

Lviv Old Town Private Walking Tour

10. Lviv Old Town Private Walking Tour

Meet your private guide in front of the historical Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet for the start of your fabulous walking tour of the Old Town. Stroll down the narrow streets with an expert guide and see the UNESCO World Heritage monuments, such as the 19th-century Town Hall on Market Square. Experience the lively atmosphere of the commercial center, where some of the city's best restaurants and cafés are located. Admire the beautiful fountains featuring figures from Greek mythology, including Neptune, Amphitrite, Diana and Adonis. See the mysterious Boim Chapel, built as a burial site for the family of a famous merchant. Admire the Baroque exterior of Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church, known to the locals as the "Jesuit Church." Look at the Gothic features of the magnificent Latin Cathedral, learn how the city has grown over the centuries, and hear about its famous former residents.  


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based on 183 reviews

Excellent tour, fabulous food and in locations we may not otherwise get in to. Our guide gave us interesting information about the history and culture relating to both the food and to Lviv. highly recommend!

Our tour guide Paul was exceptional! He went above and beyond to show us the history of lviv and tailored the tour to our interests. Thank you for the tour!!

Fizemos este tour com a guia Nina que estudou história e nos deu um enquadramento rigoroso da cidade e da sua história. Muito simpática e prestável.

I recommend it with a clear conscience, a lot of information and a little cardio;)

Our guide Diana was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great experience !