LVIV MUSIC TOUR 4 DAYS
Group size 10 Start Lviv
Countries 1 End Lviv
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
This trip is recommended primarily for classical music lovers and to those who are pushed for time. The following short trip is well suited for the extended weekend.However short it might seem, the trip is very intensive. The program could be changed depending on the guest’s age and interests.What remains unchanged, though, is the diversity of the program on offer, in the course of which you will get acquainted not only with the city itself, but also with the neighboring territory and enjoy the flavor of the beautiful nature of the mountainous region and visit the wonderful concert by the world-famous Austrian conductor and composer Matthias Georg Kendlinger and his symphony orchestra K & K Philharmoniker in Lviv Philharmonic. True gourmets would love the regional specialties that please the most refined tastes! Throughout a short period of time you will learn about the people, the city and nature of the area with all its contrasts and contradictions.
- 3 x nights: 3 x Lviv.
- All-route local English-speaking guide or other languages on request.
- Meals: HB.
- English-speaking city tour in Lviv.
- Transfer by modern coach throughout the whole trip.
- Entrance + guided tour: all sacred buildings according to the itinerary; Lviv Lychakiver cemetery, Olesko castle, Pidhirci castle.
- K&K Philharmoniker Concer Ticket
- Visa Fee
- Travel Insurance
- Single Supplement
- Any meals not mentioned
- Any transfers not mentioned (e.g. first and last day)
- Any expenses of a personal nature
- Camera/video permits
- Tips to the guide and driver
Welcome to Lviv
Welcome in Lviv! The biggest city of Western Ukraine and the cultural capital of the country. After the usual formalities, our guide welcomes you at the airport and stays by your side during the whole tour. Our comfortable coach brings you to the hotel. After a short break, make your first acquaintance with this unique city. Lviv offers an opportunity to look back at its history with a lot of nationalities contributing to the development of the city. The whole city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discovering the city on walking guided tour, you get acquainted with the versatility of architectural styles implemented in historical churches and houses, we visit the Armenian and the Jewish quarters and the famous Opera House. Not only should you look around the city, but also feel its atmosphere with each single step, inhale it from the stones of old buildings, from the picturesque alleys inviting you to saunter around, from the shabby time-struck romantic benches in the park, spontaneous chess sets on the alley in front of the Opera House, in the atmosphere of the numerous coffee houses.
Bland of many cultures
Of course, Lviv has much more to offer. We drive to the High Castle, from the top of which you will enjoy a marvelous look over the city. We also visit the main building of Lviv University building and go up to Jura Mountain and visit St. George’s Cathedral. Someone has once told that each society is worth exactly as much as it commemorates its dead. To prove it we offer you to visit Lychakiv cemetery. In an easy way you learn a lot about important personalities who had been writing the history of Lviv for centuries. In the late afternoon we visit Lvivarnya – the museum of Lviver beer and beer traditions. We get acquainted with the history of brewing, watch the brewing process, and see under the microscope, what the beer is made of. And of course, we enjoy the beer tasting. In the evening we meet for dinner. In the afternoon we have a trip to Zhovkva. There we visit the amazing wooden church, which has been recently declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, visit the Synagogue, Zhovkva Castle, the Collegiate Church, the Basilian Monastery.
Castles of Western Ukraine and K & K Philharmonicer Concert
After the breakfast, we leave Lviv and visit the Olesko Castle, the oldest surviving castle in Galicia, as well as the magnificent but now dilapidated former Pidhirsti Palace. Both are associated with the Sobieski family. The Olesko Castle rises on a 50 m high hill. While strolling through the castle`s halls you listen to a fabled story of the birth of a Polish king. The castle in Pidhirtsi would obviously be a splendid piece in the Galician crown, if it were not in a bit neglected condition. In its times, the castle did not need to hide from his Western European brothers. The castle was often the scene for amusing events, celebrations and permanent entertainments for the local nobility.
In the afternoon we return to Lviv, where you have a few hours before the special concert. Today, the concert of K & K Philharmonic Orchestra takes place in Lviv Philharmonic. The symphony orchestra was founded in 2002 by the conductor and composer Matthias Georg Kendlinger. And today the symphony orchestra is well-known for its great music and unusual charisma in many European countries. Mr. Mathias Kendlinger has the honor and pleasure of working with his son. When Maximilian Kendlinger was 13 years old, his father gave him the baton for the first time at the Radetzky March. In 2016, Maximilian conducted his first symphony concert in the Lviv Philharmonic. And today, the two conductors stand together on the stage of the Lviv Philharmonic and Lviv Natonal Opera.
After having breakfast in the hotel you will still have a couple of hours to check the souvenirs market or simply to wander along the ancient streets without haste. You are sure to leave the place with unforgettable impressions, as well as the feeling of having experienced something special.