Old city legends and fairy-tales (walking tour)
Lviv legends not just passing from one person to other, but also publishes in newspapers and magazines columns. As well as all similar fantasies, they contain part of true, and them, under certain circumstances, also possible to use for cognition of historical reality. However, You should do this very carefully and self-weighted. Minicipal legends of various subjects and ages exist in Lviv. It is also possible to call them retellings, fables and rumors. And it will be correct. More ancient legends can be attributed to the digit of fairy-tales or rehashing world views of people who lived in distant times. More modern municipal legends arose up just as misunderstanding and were based up on contradictory facts. However, even such variety of municipal history is interesting and instructive. Tour includes quite interesting walk through famous places of historical center " seasoned" by portion of exciting legends.
Duration: 3 hours.
Price – 50$ (400 uah)
Brewery Tour (walking tour)
We offer to cheer yourself up and join the Brewery Tour. Old Lviv Brewery is known since 18th century. The city basements were covered up with the barrels of wine, and even monks brewed beer. We will tell you a lot of interesting and funny stories related to the alcohol production in Lviv.Even thought you’ll see the most popular tourists sights – Market sq., The Opera House, Latin Cathedral, The Bernardine Cathedral and Monastery and Cathedral of brewers-jesuits mentioned above, but we promise that we will step back from the ordinary concept of excursion. Also we will see the Lviv Beer Tram, the Chemists monument that invented kerosene, trying to get an alcohol from oil and also Brewery Museum. You’ll visit the best city pubs and cafes. And what brewery tour can be without beer tasting? Without any words we invite you to spend nice time in Lviv.
Duration: 5 hours Price – 60$ (480 uah)
Romantic Lviv (Walking tour)
People say that Lviv looks just like Paris. Old buildings, streets covered in paving stones, loving couples all around…And it’s not only about architecture or people, it’s all about atmosphere. Lviv disposes to long romantic walks, dating in cosy coffee shops and other romantic things.Lviv – the city for lovers. You’ll see the most famous city sights but not in ordinary way. We introduce Lviv to you in a different way. All that is usually examined as just a building, like when it was built, or who built it, accepts new look nowadays. Majority of buildings remember another history, dramatic and romantic stories of ordinary and famous people. All are equal in face of love. Svobody Avenue (Freedom Avenue), Maria Zankovetska Drama Theatre, Rynok square (Market square), The Dominican Cathedral - all this places are known for their romance, first rendezvous, royal love stories, etc.Also you will see romantic Armenian block, where the soviet movie d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers have been shoot, slender tower of ensemble of the Assumption church. We will walk through the special romantic places where you can make a wish. After we suggest you feel the rhythm of the tango – free master class on Rynok sq. (Market sq.).
Duration: 3 hours
Price – 50$ (400 uah)
Lviv after sunset (walking tour)
Overcrowded with urban bustle, covered with dust on the roads and noise of cars, old city lives in anticipation of the evening. In the evening Lviv throws off the daily fatigue and characterizes unshakable calmness of stone sculptures.
We will give you an opportunity to see this charming city in a different way; to avoid tourist crowds and camera flashes, to see all this beauty in calm by breezing sweet air at night.
In order to give the whole impression about the city, the excursion will begin from the High Castle. In twilight Lviv stands out with the special charm. It will be difficult for you to descry the attributes of the modern world from the top, so you will feel yourself like being in the medieval city. After a few minutes of walking you will get to downtown Lviv. The Opera House crowned by the statue of Glory, artistically lighted up building of town Hall, the Dominican and Bernandine Cathedrals on a background of the night sky produce quite another impression. We will walk through different places hiding the great number of legends and stories. Among them houses on the Market sq., Latin Cathedral, Armenian Cathedral court with ancient graves inside. Afterwards we invite to one of the thematic restaurants on Lviv.
Duration: 2,5 hours
Price – 50$ (400 uah)
During the bus tour you’ll get to know closer with the basic fortification buildings of the Lviv region, and three majestic castles will tell you their unique stories.
More than six centuries passed since Olesko castle was build. The first mention about castle was dated in 1327. Castle represents classic baroque complex whith the ancient church in the center. The corps of monastery with the cells and courtyard joins castle from south. There are an ancient park and pond, and also a few tombstones and ancient sculptures in a monastery courtyard.
Pidhirtsi castle is the well saved palace of Renaissance period. From every quarter he is surrounded by defensive building. The interiors of Pidhirtsi palace with their beauty and luxury inspire contemporaries, its halls and cabinets carried the names that was fully corresponded to them (Chinese, Gold, Knight's, Green, Mirror, Tesselated, etc.).
A local park is the monument of park and garden art of the state value. It was built to the best standards of the Italian parks, and there is no similar park in Ukraine.
The first mention in documents about the castle was in 1532, because of changing the proprietors. Back than Stanislaw Seninski who owned the whole city, sold the palace to the count Hurkov. Two palaces are located on the castle territory, there are open for a visit and called Chinese palace and two-story palace built in Revival style.
The special pride of Zolochiv castle is its sewage system which was an innovation back then.
Not less interesting are the stones in the yard. Surface is covered by enigmatic inscriptions and pictures. In obedience to one of the hypotheses, stones are part of code, indicative the place of treasures storage of Templars.
Duration – 8 hours
Price – upon request