About this tour

We invite you to see four picturesque castles: Svirzh, Zolochiv, Pidhirtsi and Olesko, which are included in the so-called Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine.


Tour dates: every Saturday from September to January


Departure from Lviv at 08:00.

We start our review with Svirzh Castle, one of the most picturesque and romantic castles in Ukraine. The castle is the subject of numerous filming, the most famous of which is the film "D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers".

Then we head to the Zolochiv castle, which is one of the most outstanding monuments of culture and defence architecture on the territory of Galicia. Now the Zolochiv Castle is a museum reserve, a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery. Lunch (extra charge)

Pidhirtsi Castle awaits you, it is one of the best examples in Europe of a combination of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications.

Pidhirtsi Park, at the level of the best samples of the so-called "Italian" parks, it is the most beautiful and almost the only park of this type in Ukraine.

And, finally, one more castle from the title of the Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine - Olesko. Every Ukrainian should visit the museum reserve of the XIV-XVIII centuries. Olesko Castle is the fortress on the hill is one of the oldest in Ukrainian lands (1390)

Return to Lviv at 19:30.


The price does not include:

entrance tickets to tourist sites:

- Zolochiv Castle 90 UAH*

- the territory of the Podgoretsky castle 90 UAH.*

- Olesko Castle UAH 90*

- Svirzh Castle 35 UAH*

meals:

- lunch from 130 UAH*


*Prices subject to change.


The tour is conducted in Ukrainian. Other languages ​​on request.


*The originality of the text is completely preserved by the author of the tour (tour operator)

 

We can also prepare a set of clothes for you with cool Visit Ukraine merch, so that you are as prepared as possible for the tour and enjoy the atmosphere

5 reasons to choose this tour

1

To visit 4 castles in 1 day

2

To visit the former filming location of D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers

3

To get acquainted with the exposition of works of oriental art in the Chinese Palace of the Zolochiv Castle

4

Visit the place where Honore de Balzac stayed

5

See the oldest museum-reserve in Ukraine

Key landmarks

1

Svirzh Castle

The Renaissance Svirzh Castle is on a hill near a reservoir in the village of Svirzh, Lviv region, which at one time served as a fortress, and later as the residence of noble gentry. The castle is the subject of numerous filming, the most famous of which is the film "D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers". A festival of rock music in ethnic style, called "Ukrainian Woodstock", was held on the territory of the castle.

2

Zolochiv castle

Zolochiv Castle at one time served as both defence and housing. In the years 1634-1636, it was built according to the design of an unknown architect by Jacob Sobieski, who is the father of Jan Sobieski, who was the king of Poland. For centuries, the castle has been a fortress, a royal residence, a manor, a prison, and an educational institution. Now the Zolochiv Castle is a museum reserve, a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery.

3

Pidhirtsi Castle

The castle is located on a high hill in the village of Pidhirtsi. The palace was built in 1630-1640 according to the project of the French military engineer Guillaume Levasseur de Beauplan. The castle in Pidhirtsi was Versailles in the film "The Three Musketeers". A lot of films were filmed here, such as: "Bogdan Khmelnitsky", "The Flood", "King Stakh's Wild Hunt", and "Honoré de Balzac's Mistake". Honoré de Balzac did visit the castle on his way to Vinnitsa

4

Olesko Castle

The fortress on the hill is one of the oldest in Ukrainian lands (1390), its exposition recreates the atmosphere of the cultural and artistic life of past centuries, the castle is famous for one of the largest collections of wooden sculptures in Europe, including John George Pinzel. The decoration of Olesko is also the Capuchin Monastery with the Church of St. Anthony (1739) and the Gothic Church of the Holy Trinity (1545).

What is included?

Transfer along the route

Transfer along the route

Professional guide

Professional guide

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!