Lviv is the pearl of Ukraine
10.00 – Meeting with the guide next to the Opera House. You'll have 3-hours walking tour around the city. During the tour You will see:
- Lviv Opera House, which is considered to be one of the three most beautiful Operas in Europe
- The oldest Armenian Church in Europe with magnificent paintings and it's old cemetary
- The Baroque Dominican Cathedral, which impresses You with it's mightiness
- The Market Square - the historical center of the city where every building has it's own history and legend
- The Latin Cathedral with the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary
- The Chapel of Boim's Family with beautiful carved stone altar
- The oldest Ukrainian hotel, which was one of the places, where Gitler planned to give a ball after he wins in the Second World War.
And many other interesting places.
13.00 -14.00 – a lunch in the interesting and cosy restaurant.
14.00-18.00 – a bus/car tour around the city. You will visit the palace of Potocky Family, the Noble Casino, Lychakiv Cemetery, The High Castle Hill with beautiful panorama on Lviv. The price of tour is negotiated and it depends on the number of tourists in a group.
The Castles of Golden Horseshoe
10:00 - The departure from Lviv.
During this one-day tour we will visit the three best preserved castles - in Olesko, Pidhirci and Zolochiv. Our itinerary has the shape of horseshoe, that's why another name of the tour is "The Castles of Golden Horseshoe".
We will start the tour from the castle in Olesko. This castle was considered to be the first castle used for museum purposes on the territory of Ukraine. The well-known Ukrainian Cossaks leader Bohdan Hmelnytskiy spent the childhood there. The most prominent king of Poland Jan Sobieskiy was born there. This castle and the next two we are going to visit belonged to him. Підгорецький замок
Then we go to Pidhirci castle. In the XVII-XIXth cent. it was considered to be the most beautiful castle in all Europe. It played the role of Versailles in Soviet version of the film "The Three Musketeers". This castle is also famous for it's ghosts. May be we even will see one of them.
In the third place - Zolochiv - we will visit the castle and Chinese palace, see the copy of crown of Danylo Galytskiy - the king of Galych-Volyn Principality. Next to the castle you can see the strange stones with the gothic inscriptions. There are many theories about their origin. One of them says that these stones were made by the knights of Templar order. There was also their castle not far from this place. But people believe that everybody has to make a wish next to there stones. There is also a special instruction how to do it correct.
On the territory of the castle there is an interesting medieval restaurant where you can have a lunch.
18.00 - Arrival to Lviv.
You will be definitely impressed by the city and you will keep a lot of emotions and good feelings about it in your heart.
Tour to Zhovkva and Krehiv Monastery
10.00 –A departure from Lviv
During this tour you will visit the city of Zhovkva, which takes the second place after Lviv for the number of sights in Lviv region.
In the XVIIth cent. it served as a residence of Polish King Jan Sobieskiy and played a great trade, economical and political role. We will also visit the central square of Zhovkva and see the place, where people were executed in medieval time. We'll be able to see the castle and the parts of medieval defencive walls, visit St. Lavrentiy Cathedral with beautiful grave monuments to Zholkevskiy family, which is considered to be the founding family of the city. We will pay a visit to Greek-Catholic church of Jesuis Christ Birth, where the relics of St. Parteniy are preserved.
After that we will go to Krehiv Monastery. According to the legend, it was founded by two monks Silvester and Ioil at the end of XVth cent. We will visit the old stone St. Nicolaus church and a new wooden of Transformation of God, the cave monastery of the XVth cent. and the source with sacred water.
No wonder that Krehiv Monastery is considered to be the holy place, as being here, you can feel the presence of God.
The Colours of Carpathians
Departure from Lviv - 9:00.
During this tour you will visit the Carpathian Mountains of two regions of Ukraine: Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk. We will pass the ancient city Stilsko - the previous capital of White Croatia state. It existed on these lands in VI-IX cent. AD. We'll also pass the city of Zaklad, built by the richest person of Austrian Empire in the XIX cent. count Stanislav Skarbek, and medieval city Striy.
Our first stop is in the village of Rozgirche. There is a monastery of the XVth cent. inside the rock. This territory was inhabited from the ancient times and at first the rock was used for the pagan rites and later - for Christian.
The next stop is at the national park "The Rocks of Dovbush". These huge rocks with the hight of 20-30 meters (60-90 ft.) are situated at the middle of the forest and hiden by the trees. At first you can see only something grey between the trunks and it seems that this is illusion. But when you go out on the lawn, you die off the surprise. Waching these enormous marvellous rocks, you understand, that human is a little ant in comparison with this miracle of the nature.The legend says, that the national hero Oleksa Dovbush and his warriors called oprishky hid from the enemies there. Oleksa Dovbush was considered to be Ukrainian Robin Hood. He was also very strong.
In the Xth cent. there was a monastery on the rocks, in the XII-XIIIth cent. they were used as fortifications. There are entrances to the caves and gorges, made by people. If you want, you can visit one of the gorges called "The Purgetory".
Our third stop is in the village called Goshiv with the Greek-Catholic monastery among the Carpathian Mountains. There is a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary there. Many interesting stories about the recoveries of the people are connected with it. You can also drink the healing water there.
Arrival to Lviv -17:00.
We can organize this tour from Lviv to You every day from 8:00 till 20:00 by advance orders.