LVIV 4 DAYS
Group size 10 Start Lviv
Countries 1 End Lviv
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
This trip is recommended primarily for those who are pressed for time. The following trip ideally suits for a long 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 a cquainted not only with the city itself, but also with the neighboring territory and enjoy the flavor of the beautiful nature of the mountainous region. True gourmets would love the regional specialties that please the most refined tastes! Throughout a short period of time you will learn about people, city and nature of the area with all its contrasts and contradictions.
- 4 nights: 3 x Reikartz Dworzec 3* (or similar) in Lviv.
- All-route English-speaking guide.
- Meals: HB.
- Transfer by modern coach throughout the whole trip.
- English-speaking city tour.
- Entrance + guided tour: sacred buildings according to program; Lviv Lychakiv cemetery; Olesko castle, Pidhirtsi castle.
- 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
Arrival to Lviv
Welcome in Lviv! The biggest city of Western Ukraine and the cultural capital of the country. You check in to the hotel in Lviv and go on a dinner with traditional meals and relax after the road. Time permitting, you could still have a walk around the city.
Bland of many cultures
Today we make first acquaintance with this unique city. A lot of nationalities contributed to the development of the city and today you have an opportunity to look back at its history. 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. Look around the city, feel its atmosphere with each single step; stones of old buildings, the picturesque alleys invite you to saunter around, the shabby time-struck romantic benches in the park, spontaneous chess sets on the alley in front of the Opera House, in the numerous coffee houses. Of course, Lviv has much more to offer. During a city tour, we visit among other things the main building of Lviv University, the oldest university on the territory of modern Ukraine. With nearly 120,000 students, Lviv is one of the most important educational centers in the country. We go up to Jura Mountain and visit St. George’s Cathedral – the center of the Greek Catholic Faith, there you learn about the role of the church in today ’s Ukrainian society. Someone has once told that each society is worth exactly as much as it commemorates its dead. In this regard we would like to offer you a visit Lychakiv cemetery. In an easy way you learn a lot about important personalities who had been writing the history of these lands for centuries.
Castles of Western Ukraine and Brody
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 Pidhirtsi Palace. Both are associated with the Sobieski family. Its story was closely linked to the political struggle between Poland, Lithuania and Hungary. While strolling through the castle’s halls you listen to a fabled story of the birth of a Polish king. Pidhirtsi would obviously be a splendid piece in the Galician crown, if it were not in a bit neglected condition. Back then, it did not trail behind other Western European castles. The castle was often the scene of amusing events, festivities and permanent receptions for the local nobility. Here you also hear a story of a Woman in White that haunts these lands during full moon. In the afternoon we come back to Lviv.
After a breakfast at the hotel you still have a couple of hours to visit the souvenir market or simply to wander along the ancient streets without haste. You leave Lviv with unforgettable impressions, memories and a feeling of having experienced something special, time in Lviv was intense and eventful. We hope that we have convinced you to plan your next trip with us.
Reikartz Dworzec 3* (or similar) in Lviv