Lviv tours with local private guide

List of Lviv tours

We offer our guests to plan their time in Lviv and choose the excursions they like. A list of our tours will let to enjoy everyone the city of Lion.

Coffee in Lviv tour

Lviv coffee tour

Lviv has always been famous for its coffee. In 1683 Yuriy Kulchytskyi, Cossack from Lviv Region, founded the first coffee-house in Vienna “Hof zur Blauen Flasche“, which was one of the few at that time in Europe.

The city of Lviv is impossible without coffee. Coffee here is not just a drink – it is a kind of ritual. To relax with a cup of coffee in Lviv is a tribute to local tradition and a piece of local, purely Lviv, spirit. Coffee Tour includes visiting of several local coffee houses (called kavyarnia) with tasting coffee and listening to the stories about the history of Lviv coffee, the coffee traditions and legendary Lviv coffee houses. (The tour price does not include the cost of drinks).

In addition to traditional recipes you can taste some unique coffee cocktails with different sweets!

Enjoy coffee in Lviv!

Duration: 3 hours;
Price: 45 Euro

Romantic Lviv tour

Lviv romantic 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 is 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 these places are known for their romance, first rendezvous, royal love stories, etc. Also you will see romantic Armenian block, slender tower of ensemble of the Assumption church. We will walk through the special romantic places where you can make a wish.

Duration: 3 hours;
Price: 45 Euro

Lviv by Night Sightseeing Tour

Lviv night sightseeing tour

Overcrowded with urban bustle, covered with dust on the roads and noise of cars, old city of Lion 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, our journey will begin from one of the hills which are in Lviv. 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 oldest ukrainian univercity, former Noble casino, 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, Boims Chapel.

Afterwards we invite you to one of the thematic restaurants on Lviv.

Duration: 3 hours;
Price: 45 Euro

Austrian Lviv excursion

Lviv night sightseeing tour

An emperor changed appearance of the city, seeking to make Lviv look like Paris and Vienna.

Municipal fortifications were destroyed; monasteries and churches no longer executed their direct functions and were given under government and municipal institutions.

During the bus tour you will see some territories of the city which were built in the days of Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will see two main Lviv Univercities, walk along Shewchenko Ave., see the Opera House and Freedom Ave. (Svobody Ave.) being the unique architectural decision of fenland problem and the gates of Lychakiv semetry, the oldest one in Lviv .

The tour attempts to restore the spirit of the “Old Austria” concealed in the beautiful buildings of the theatres, museums, banks, casino, restaurants and hotels presenting the inimitable concord of the Western Art (the Secession style) and Local Traditions.

Duration: 3 hours;
Price: 45 Euro

Lviv Opera House tour

Lviv opera house tour

Along with Odessa and Vienna State Opera is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe. The building’s facade is decorated with sculpted figures of “Life” and “Art”, a statue of “Glory,” “Victory”, “Love”. The theater was designed so that the lobby, corridors and stairways were covered maximum natural light. One of the most beautiful interiors – the mirrored hall, decorated with paintings depicting the symbolic change of seasons.

A tour of outside and inside Lviv Opera House.

Sculptures, paintings, decorations, covered with gold leaf – all that is a very beautiful overture to the performance!

Duration: 1 hour;
Price: 20 Euro

Lychakiv cemetery walking tour

Lychakiv cemetery walking tour

A trip to Lviv somehow wouldn’t be complete without a wander around the Lychakiv graveyard. Initially opened in 1787 in compliance with an Austrian law to move burials from the centre of town, the cemetery soon became one of Europe’s finest.

Generations of Lvivits were laid to rest here: intelligentsia, bourgeoisie and nobility especially. Originally the majority of plots were taken up by Poles, and there are many grand names, including poet Maria Konopnicka and world famous mathematician Stefan Banach. However, Ukrainians outstanding author Ivan Franko and one of the most prominent opera singers of the first half of the 20th century Solomiya Krushelnytska were also entombed here. After the Second World War, an increasing number of Soviet tombs were squeezed in to the already packed necropolis.

For the several centuries it is not just burial vault, but a luxurious park, museum under open-skies and architectural city reserve.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours;
Price: 40 Euro

Jewish Lviv excursion

Jewish Lviv tour

Lviv historically had a large and active Jewish community, as witnessed today by remnants of its synagogues. Until 1941 at least 45 synagogues and prayer houses existed.

There were more than 120 thousand Jews in Lviv until the Great World War.

This excursion tells about specialties of the Jews nation, what positions they held, describe the mode and features of their life. Being the isolated part of urban residents, Jews had their court, synagogue, house of wisdom “Bet-Gamidrash” and other attributes of independence. We start from the only preserved and functioning Jewish synagogue. This excursion will take you through the outer and inner Jewish blocks, ruins, house of Jonasz Sprecher, municipal Jewish hospital. You will see the ruins of renaissance Gold Rose Synagogue built in 1582. It was the main synagogue in the Jewish block. There are some buildings left which belonged to Jewish elders, which occupied a header and ritual bath-houses. There is a possibility to visit the museum “ Traces of Galician Jews”.

Duration: 3 hours;
Price: 45 Euro

Shevchenkivskyi Hai (Shevchenko’s groove)

Shevchenkivskyi Hai

It’s a rural architecture museum. This scansen represents an open-air museum of the Ukrainian wooden architecture and different utilities of the village life. It is situated in Shevchenkivskyi Hai (forest) – one of most picturesque sites of Lviv.

More than 10 thousand of craft-items from various ethnographical regions of the Western Ukraine can be found in this museum. The visitors can feel the unique atmosphere of picturesque Ukrainian villages. The gems of this museum are the wooden churches from the Carpathian region – the most exquisite examples of Ukrainian wooden architecture.

This tour gives you an opportunity to feel the real couleur and authenticity of the Ukrainian village.

Duration: 2 hours;
Price: 30 Euro

Lviv private guide

Lviv sightseeing tours with private guide

Experience Lviv through the eyes of a local private guide!

Today Lviv is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Since 1998 the Lviv’s historic centre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Make a walking tour on medieval streets of that nice city. You will see its beautiful houses, churches and museums, try tasty Lviv coffee, drink good Lviv beer, listen many interesting stories and legend.

Our guide will meet you in Lviv and organize wonderful sightseeing tours.

You will have a nice time in Lviv.

Our benefits:
– Our guide is local, living in the same area as the tour.
– All Tours are PRIVATE, only you and people you choose.
– Our services are priced PER TOUR, not PER PERSON. However, there may be a ‘per person’ price component if the tour involves external costs such as admission tickets, accommodation etc.
– You can both walk and have sightseeing tour by car/bus/van
– Our Lviv tours are totally flexible. You can choose what you like.

Important:
We can take care about you during all you staying in Lviv (Ukraine). In addition to tours, we offer full assistance in your journey:
– info
– tickets
– meeting
– hotel
– meals
– entertainment
– constant support of your private guide

A day tour in Lviv

Lviv day tour

– meeting in your hotel (place) around 9 in the morning.

– walking sightseeing tour in Lviv Old Town (3 hours) with visiting of Armenian Church (former Dominican monastery) and Assumption Church (leased to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church).
* alternative: Palace Kornyakt (1580). Built by architects P. Barbone and Peter the Roman commissioned by the Greek merchant Kornyakt. Inside – Italian courtyard with an exhibition of sculpture. Branch Historical Museum. Our objective will be the Italian courtyard and not the museum.
** alternative: to do the same route by car (if it’s cold or you don’t want to walk).

– have a break for lunch (not included in tour price) and rest (1-2 hours)

– after lunch excursion(s) to choose (2-3 hours):

– Folk Architecture and Life Style Museum “Shevchenko’s grove”
– Lychakiv cemetery (necropolis)
– subterranean Lviv (museum-pharmacy, cafe “Golden Ducat”, Kryivka restaurant plus legends, facts and stories about subterranean Lviv
– Opera theater
– “Coffee in Lviv”
– “Temples of Rus Lviv”
– “Lviv of bird flight”
– “Romantic Lviv”
– “Jewish Lviv”
– “Evening Lviv”
– “Towards places of mass tragedies in Lviv”

Two days tour in Lviv

Lviv two days tour

Day 1
– meeting in your hotel (place) around 9 in the morning.

– walking sightseeing tour in Lviv Old Town (3 hours) with visiting of Armenian Church (former Dominican monastery) and Assumption Church (leased to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church).
* alternative: Italian courtyard of Kornyakt’s palace (1580). Built by architects P. Barbone and Peter the Roman commissioned by the Greek merchant Kornyakt. Inside – Italian courtyard with an exhibition of sculpture. Branch Historical Museum.
** alternative: to do the same route by car (if it’s cold or you don’t want to walk).

– have a break for lunch (not included in tour price) and rest (1-2 hours)

– after lunch excursion(s) to choose (2-3 hours):

– Folk Architecture and Life Style Museum “Shevchenko’s grove”
– Lychakiv cemetery (necropolis)
– subterranean Lviv (museum-pharmacy, cafe “Golden Ducat”, Kryivka restaurant plus legends, facts and stories about subterranean Lviv
– Opera theatre
– “Coffee in Lviv”
– “Temples of Rus Lviv”
– “Lviv of bird flight”
– “Romantic Lviv”
– “Jewish Lviv”
– “Evening Lviv”
– “Towards places of mass tragedies in Lviv”

Day 2
– meeting in your hotel (place) around 9 in the morning.

– thematic tour to your taste:

– Folk Architecture and Life Style Museum “Shevchenko’s grove”
– Lychakiv cemetery (necropolis)
– subterranean Lviv (museum-pharmacy, cafe “Golden Ducat”, Kryivka restaurant plus legends, facts and stories about subterranean Lviv)
– Opera theatre
– “Coffee in Lviv”
– “Temples of Rus Lviv”
– “Lviv of bird flight”
– “Romantic Lviv”
– “Jewish Lviv”
– “Towards places of mass tragedies in Lviv”

– have a break for lunch (not included in tour price) and rest (1-2 hours)

– after lunch tour “Golden Horseshoe of Lviv” (5 hours):
There are hardly any castles in the world that went through such roller coaster transformations – from royal residence to a hospital, vocational school for farming machinery mechanics, ghost-haunted ruins, museums, crumbling structures in perpetual state of restoration where cows and goats graze on once well-kept lawns. If you expect to see well maintained castles similar to those scattered around Western Europe, then this tour is not for you. Instead, these scarred castles reflect complex and tragic history of Western Ukraine and, in combination with other sites and villages along the way, make for a nice day trip outside of Lviv.

Castles (fortresses) around Lviv are sometimes called “Golden Horseshoe Castles” as they are located in a sort of an arc stretching east and southeast of Lviv. They include castles in Olesko, Pidhirtsi, Zolochiv, Pomoriany, Svyrzh and Stare Selo. The castles in Olesko, Svyrzh and Zolochiv are the best preserved ones, others lie in different stages of ruination. Olesko Castle dates back to the 13th century being the oldest. It is known as a birth place of the famous Polish king Jan III Sobieski. Now the castle is open as a museum featuring 16th and 17th century art. Some of these castles were built at the time when there was no longer any real need to defend the land from invasions of nomads from the East, so they were built as palaces for the Polish aristocracy who owned vast areas of land in Western Ukraine.

We recommend visiting Olesko, Pidhirtsi and Zolochiv castles offering day castle tours where transportation and the tour-guide/interpreter/driver will be provided and included in the price. Other castles can be visited at tourists’ request. The total distance to cover these three castles is about 200 km. Please note that Olesky castle is closed for visitors on Mon.

Lviv tours. Prices

TourPrice+ car+ van
A day tour6595115
Two days tour130200230
Coffee in Lviv45
Romantic Lviv457595
Lviv by Night457595
Austrian Lviv457590
Lviv Opera House20
Lychakiv cemetery40
Jewish Lviv457590
Shevchenkivskyi Hai306590
Castles around Lviv5090120