Weekend tour – Lviv + Golden Horseshoe castles
About this tour
Tours to Lviv are in great demand, because spending a weekend in Lviv - what could be more romantic and informative? We offer you an excursion tour to Lviv, where you will see the ancient city of Lion, Lviv castles - Olesko Castle, Pidhirtsi Castle and Zolochiv Castle, as well as get vivid emotions and pleasant impressions from the trip!
Tour dates - weekly on Fridays
Arrival in Lviv. Check in to the hotel. Walking tour of the streets of old Lviv. Ancient buildings, cathedrals, parks, fortifications. The unique medieval part of the city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Rynok Square, Latin Cathedral, Boim Church, Korniakt Bell Tower, Dominican Cathedral. Fascinating stories about famous people who shaped the history of Lviv, fables, legends, and historical curiosities. The unique corners of ancient Lviv are the Italian and Armenian courtyards. The Chocolate Workshop is a place that both adults and children dream of visiting... After all, Lviv coffee and chocolate are the most delicious in Ukraine! Free time for independent walks, visiting museums, buying gifts and gatherings in cozy Lviv cafes. Please note: For those who have already been to Lviv, we offer a tour of Lviv's suburbs instead of the Old Lviv tour. For coffee lovers, we offer coffee dungeons of Lviv.
Olesko Castle - Pidhirtsi Castle - Zolochiv Castle
8.00 - boarding a tourist bus. Departure along the route of the Golden Horseshoe. Museum-reserve of the XIV-XVIII centuries Olesko Castle. The castle on the hill is one of the oldest in the Ukrainian lands (1390). Its exposition recreates the atmosphere of the cultural life of the past centuries; the castle is famous for one of the largest collections of wooden sculptures in Europe, including those of John George Pinzel. At night, the souls of the lovers Adam Żółkiewski and the daughter of the castle owner Marciana walk through the castle. The Koniecpolski Castle in Pidhirtsi with a park (1635) was once considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and is now one of the best examples of a combination of a Renaissance palace and bastion fortifications. The complex, which includes the castle in Pidhirtsi with the Church of St. Joseph (1763), the monastery of the Order of St. Basil the Great (1706), an inn, a park, and an 18th-century brewery, is unique in Ukraine. Zolochiv Castle (1634) with a Chinese palace (one of the three in Europe). Of great interest are the mysterious Templar stones with two wreaths that grant mysterious wishes. Return to Lviv at approximately 18.00.
Free time for the last walk through the ancient streets of Lviv, buying souvenirs, visiting museums. The weekend tour to Lviv has come to an end. Check out of your rooms, transfer to the train station on your own.
*The originality of the text is fully preserved from the author of the tour (tour operator)
The price does not include entrance tickets to museums and reserves, meals.
Entrance fees: Olesko Castle - 90/20 UAH, Zolochiv Castle - 90/20 UAH, Pidhirtsi Castle - 60/20 UAH.
*The price is subject to change.
5 reasons to choose tour
You will see the ancient city of Lion
The castles of Lviv
Unique corners of ancient Lviv
Coffee dungeons of Lviv
Get vivid emotions and pleasant impressions
Walking tour "Streets of old Lviv". Ancient buildings, cathedrals, parks, fortifications. The unique medieval part of the city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Rynok Square, Latin Cathedral, Boim Church, Kornyakt Bell Tower, Dominican Cathedral.
Museum-Reserve of the XIV-XVIII centuries Olesky Castle
The castle on the hill is one of the oldest in Ukrainian lands (1390). Its exposition reproduces the atmosphere of the cultural life of past centuries. The castle is famous for one of the largest collections of wooden sculptures in Europe, incl. John George Pinzel. At night, the souls of lovers Adam Zolkiewski and the daughter of the owner of the castle, Marciana, walk around the castle.
The Podgoretsky castle of the Koniecpolskys with a park
Was once considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and is now one of the best examples of a combination of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications. The complex, which includes the castle in Podgortsy with the church of St. Joseph (1763), the monastery of the Order of Basil the Great (1706), a tavern-arrival, a park and a brewery of the 18th century have no analogues in Ukraine.
Zolochevsky castle (1634) with a Chinese palace (one of the three in Europe)
Of great interest are the mysterious stones of the Templars with two wreaths, fulfilling mysterious desires.
What is included?
Transfer along the route
The tour is conducted in the Ukrainian language. Other languages on request.
2-3 local rooms (for single occupancy, please specify the cost)
*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.