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  • Walking Tour of Austrian Architecture in Lviv

    1. Walking Tour of Austrian Architecture in Lviv

    Meet your local guide in front of the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre and start a fascinating walking tour. Strolling around the beautiful streets of Lviv, you will discover amazing architectural masterpieces, created when the city was a part of Austrian Empire. If you’ve already discovered the Lviv Old Town, you have an excellent chance to discover the other side of this magnificent city. The first architectural masterpiece for you to discover is Opera and Ballet Theater that is one of the symbols of the city. Built in the beginning of 20th century, this theater will impress you with elaborated exterior and your guide will tell you curious facts and legends about this building. Then, you will see an outstanding House of Scientists, a former noble casino and one of the great examples of the neo-baroque palatial architecture. You can visit this building (optional, for additional fee) and a...

  • Kamianets-Podilskyi: Private Walking Tour

    2. Kamianets-Podilskyi: Private Walking Tour

    Kamianets-Podilskyi is a real hidden gem in Western Ukraine that counts with a great number of important historical and architectural monuments. It has a special charm of a small city with a peaceful ambiance and quiet rhythm of life.  The outstanding architectural features of the city are characterized by a combination of different epochs and styles that harmoniously reflected on the city's appearance. You will discover all the must-visit landmarks of Kamianets-Podilskyi during this 3-hour walking tour. Your friendly guide will introduce you to the rich centuries-old history of the city and show you beautiful places like the City Hall building, Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul, the Turkish Minaret, Novoplanivskiy Bridge, St. Nikolas Dominican Cathedral and St. Nicolas Armenian Church. This tour will provide you with plenty of fascinating information about the city and leave you lots o...

  • Lutsk and the Tunnel of Love Day Trip from Lviv

    3. 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.

  • Lychakiv Cemetery Tour

    4. 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.

    Alexander was extremely knowledgeable about the site. He provided very in-depth information about a number of different people and graves in the cemetery. He also personalized the tour a bit to show specific areas based off of our questions.

  • From Lviv: Private Olesko, Pidhirtsi & Zolochiv Castles Tour

    5. From Lviv: Private Olesko, Pidhirtsi & Zolochiv Castles Tour

    Head out on one of the most popular Galician tourist routes: a tour around the Golden Horseshoe of Lviv Region castles. Spend a day visiting 3 medieval castles, each of which features a unique architecture and an interesting history. Olesko, Pidhirtsi, and Zolochiv Castles have witnessed many important historical events. Thousands of tourists flock to these magical places to plunge into the history of Ukraine and take a quick trip to the Middle Ages. • Olesko Castle On a tour of the oldest Ukrainian castle, first mentioned in 1327, learn the amazing and mystical birth story of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski. Listen to a romantic legend about the ghosts of 2 lovers, who are still looking for each other, wandering along the dark corridors. Another story about the unlucky owner of the castle, who almost destroyed it while searching the tres aasure, promises to amuse. The galleries of th...

  • Lviv: 5-hour Driving and Walking Highlights Tour

    6. Lviv: 5-hour Driving and Walking Highlights Tour

    Your comprehensive Lviv city tour begins with a private pick-up from your accommodation. You will begin at the top of Lviv, where you will have a panoramic view over the beautiful city from the observation deck of High Castle Hill. Afterwards your guide will show you the town hall that rises above the rooftops of the old town. In the same area lays the architectural pearl of Lviv, St. Yura Cathedral, complete with ancient bells in the bell tower. Continueing with your guide, you will explore the impressive Dominican Cathedral and see the Chapel of the Boim Family. As you pass through the narrow and charming streets of Lviv, your guide will familiarize you with significant historical periods that the city has gone through and explain how they are reflected in the nuanced architectural ensemble of the city. Continuing further, you will pass the areas influenced by the Austro-Hungarian per...

  • Lviv Old Town Private Walking Tour

    7. 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 residen...

    Enjoyed the tour and discovered places that we probably would not have found ourselves

  • Lviv: The Underground Mysteries of Lviv

    8. 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,...

    Our guide, Igor was great. Hugh knowledge and great way of delivering it. Thank you Igor

  • Lviv: 2.5-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

    9. Lviv: 2.5-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

    Meet your guide by City Hall on Market Square and enter the heart of the medieval city. Embark on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the city center, where every house has a fascinating story. Take a look at the unique Black House, built for the Italian tax collector, Tomaso Alberti in 1577. Admire the historic façade of the late Renaissance townhouse of Bandinelli Palace, and discover the former residence of the wealthiest citizen in the whole history of Lviv at Kornyakt Palace, built for a Greek merchant in the late 16th century. Stroll down the narrow streets to explore the Armenian Quarter, with a unique Armenian church famous for its silent and mystical atmosphere. Continue to the Ruthenian Quarter, where the main Orthodox church can be found. Journey past the remains of the defensive walls to the Jewish Quarter. End at the remarkable Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet on Liberty Avenue (P...

    Great knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Very interesting tour of a fascinating historical city. Excellent experience!

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

    10. 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.

    Mary is very educated tour guide who knew the sites and shared good information going to the sites.

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What people are saying about Lviv

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The tour guide was very professional with very good knowledge of German, but unfortunately with such heat there was no air conditioning in the car. The tour description said that we should be brought back to the hotel but we drove to the hotel ourselves.

Alexander was extremely knowledgeable about the site. He provided very in-depth information about a number of different people and graves in the cemetery. He also personalized the tour a bit to show specific areas based off of our questions.

What a wonderful tour! Great restaurants, very tasty food and a lovely guide called Inna! Very recommendable!

We got a wonderful informing tour by Inna. She was very friendly and kind. Very much recommended!

Our guide, Igor was great. Hugh knowledge and great way of delivering it. Thank you Igor