Zakhar Berkut lift and Tustan fortress (individual tour)
About this tour
Excursion from Lviv to the rock fortress of Tustan, Zakhar Berkut lift and Kamianetsky waterfall.
The lift is located near the village of Slavske, in the village of Volosyanka. In winter, the lift is frequented by skiers and other winter recreation enthusiasts, and in summer by ordinary tourists who want to climb to the clouds and admire the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.
A two-seat cable car will take us to the mountain Vysoky Verkh (1243 meters). The ascent in one direction will take approximately 45 minutes, because this lift is considered the longest chairlift in the Lviv region. During this time, you can enjoy the clean mountain air to your heart's content, observe hundred-year-old Christmas trees and pines, and take wonderful photos. And already from the observation terrace of the mountain there is an incredibly beautiful panorama of such mountain ranges as the Poloninsk Carpathians, Gorgany and Skolivsky Beskydy.
After the descent, we set off on the return journey towards Lviv. It takes a little less than 3 hours to drive (including time for dinner or a snack). A few kilometers from the highway, near the town of Skole, there are Kamianetski Waterfall and Zhuravlyne (Dead) Lake. These are natural sights that are interested in their own way. The height of the waterfall on the Kamyanka River is 7 meters, and the peculiarity of the Crane Lake lies in the chemical composition of its water. We allocate approximately 1 hour for the inspection of these objects.
This tour to the Carpathians does not require a lot of time or special physical training, but it gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian nature in just one day. Return to Lviv - approximately 21:00.
The length of the route of this excursion with the return to Lviv is approximately 334 km.
* Entrance tickets are paid additionally (per person):
– Tustan fortress: 85 UAH. (adult), 45 hryvnias. (student, apprentice, pensioner);
– lift Zakhar Berkut: 250 UAH. (adult), 150 UAH. (children 110-140 cm tall);
– Kamianetsky waterfall: 20 hryvnias. (adult, student), 10 hryvnias. (student up to 13 years old, inclusive).
** Cost of a complex lunch (optional): from 90 UAH from the person
This tour is individual (price for 1–2 people)
This tour is individual (price for 1–2 people)
***The tour is conducted in Ukrainian or English
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We leave Lviv early (8:00 or earlier) and head to the Carpathians to the ruins of the medieval rock fortress Tustan. The journey will take approximately 2 hours. On the way, passing the city of Stryi, you can take a break for coffee/tea or a small breakfast. We will spend about 2 hours on the excursion in Tustan. In the 9th-16th centuries, there was a powerful fortress here that protected our region from enemies and served as a customs office on the ancient salt route. The fortress was almost impregnable, because it was located on high natural rocks, which even the Mongols could not conquer during the famous military campaign in Europe. After climbing the rock and inspecting the ruins of the fortress itself, we will go to collect healing and medicinal water in the local spring. We will also visit the Tustani Museum, where we will see what the fortress looked like in its heyday, archaeological finds, and those who wish will take wonderful photos in the so-called voivode's room, sitting on his throne. The museum is located in a historical building, where the village priest once lived. On the nearby hill is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1911). Let's refresh ourselves with lunch at approximately 1:00 p.m. at the "Okey" fast-food restaurant (like Puzatoi Khata) in the village of Korostiv, or have a pre-ordered complex lunch at one of the cafés along the route between Tustanya and Zakhar Berkut. We need to drive a little more than 1 hour to the recreation complex "Zakhar Berkut". On the way, during the tour guide's stories, the characters of Ivan Franko's historical work of the same name will begin to come to life in the imagination of tourists.
5 reasons to choose tour
A two-seat cable car will take us to the mountain Vysoky Verkh (1243 meters).
During this time, you can enjoy the clean mountain air to your heart's content, observe hundred-year-old Christmas trees and pines, and take wonderful photos.
We head to the Carpathians to the ruins of the medieval rock fortress Tustan.
An incredibly beautiful panorama of such mountain ranges as the Poloninsk Carpathians, the Gorgans and the Skoliv Beskids.
A few kilometers from the highway, near the town of Skole, there are Kamianetski Waterfall and Zhuravlyne (Dead) Lake.
The rock fortress of Tustan
Zakhar Berkut lift
What is included?
Transfer along the route
*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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