Popular Urban Exploration in Lviv
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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 –...
2. From Lviv: 1-Day Tour of Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislaviv)
Get off the beaten track and explore one of the most charming towns in Western Ukraine - Ivano-Frankivsk. Founded in 1662 as Stanislawiw it was renamed during the Soviet times into Ivano-Frankivsk in honor of Ivan Franko – a prominent Ukrainian poet and writer. The city lies halfway between Lviv and the Carpathian mountains. It still retains its charm and quietness. The town is waiting for you with a handfull of unique shops, splendid architecture and restaurants with mouthwatering local food. You'll drive 120km southeast from Lviv in a comfortable mini-van or car with your English-speaking guide. Discover this secret gem!
3. Lviv: Sykhiv-District Soviet Legacy and Modern Living
Discover Lviv beyond the touristic city center, traveling to one of its most story-rich neighborhoods. Whilst there, explore its Soviet past, as well as its modern-day life. Sykhiv was built in a Soviet Modernist style in the 1970s and 1980s to house industrial workers and their families. It was designed and presented as an ideal residential neighborhood for the Soviet citizen, including all of life's necessities. These encompassed schools, daycare centers, cafeterias, shops, and other services, all within a short walking distance from your apartment. Explore the biggest and fastest-developing residential district of Lviv, with massive cement blocks standing beside modern, post-Soviet apartment buildings, and up-and-coming hipster establishments.
4. Lviv: Guided Sightseeing Bus Tour
You’ll start your tour at the main Greek Catholic church in Lviv, which was built in the 18th century by Bernard Meretin on the highest hill in the city. The facade of the church is one of the most striking national Baroque monuments, and is decorated with a sculpture of St. Yurii (St. George the Victorious). The interior of the cathedral is no less interesting due to its wonderful iconostasis and the pompous ambon, which is a place for sermons. The most mysterious place of the cathedral is the crypt under the altar, where a small dungeon serves as the tomb for bishops, priests, and monks. Your next destination will be Mount Vysokyi Zamok. Climbing up the mountain you will see the remains of an ancient royal castle, which long ago rose above the city and whose ruins will remind you of its former greatness. Traveling further up you will reach the lookout where you will...
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What people are saying about Lviv
Second tour with Paul in Lviv. Paul was fantastic. This guy loves his town. A tour with passion and enthusiasm. This tour into the underground of Lviv. Half of the town seems undercellared. Lots to laugh, lots to be amazed. Just the right amount of historic facts and interesting insights to the daily life in Lviv. This was really superb. Enjoyed every minute. Wear conformable shoes. Thanks Paul.
Alexander made all the difference.
Very good to have another view of western Ukraine apart from the lovely city of Lviv. Ivano-F is full of wonderful architecture and has a laid-back attitude. Alexander did a great job of keeping us amused and was full of information. Thanks for a great day.
Informative and nice trip
Very professional and friendly guide, interesting walking tour.