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Saint Valentine, Svejk and the Musketeers. The suburbs of Lviv

When, after the decline of Kievan Rus and the Galicia-Volyn principality, Ukraine was divided between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Poland, architecture and fine art continued to preserve the traditions of the previous era. We leave Galicia by the roads of kings, musketeers and brave soldier Svejk.

What do you learn from this tour, if you stop on it your choice:

- that in one of the cathedrals of Sambor are stored the relics of St. Valentine - the patron saint of all lovers;

- where in Old Sambor is buried Prince Leo, in honor of which the city of Lviv is named;

- on which roads the brave soldier Svejk walked during the First World War;

- that a film about three musketeers was shot in Lviv and in Svirzhsky Castle;

- who is Pan Schlussel and what does he do at night in Lviv.

We shall plunge in an epoch when people were able to create not temporary fakes, but beauty for ages:

- look at Lviv from the height of the High Castle;

- We will pass along the roads, according to which the kings used to go;

- We will visit the Krekhovsky monastery, where once the hetmans Doroshenko and Khmelnitsky prayed;

- we learn that Zhovkva occupies the second place in the Lviv region after Lviv in terms of the number of architectural monuments;

- We will make an honorable circle in the castles of the Golden Horseshoe.

Put on stronger shoes, stock Sewer's humor and optimism. We set out on uncharted roads!

In the program of the tour: railway transportation from Kharkov, transport and excursion services, accommodation in Lviv in a comfortable hotel, meals, excursions around Lviv, Sambor, Lavrov, Dobromil, Krekhov, Zhovkve, Olesko, Zolochev, squares, churches, castles of Lviv region.          

Route

Lviv - Sambir - Old Sambor - Lavrov - Staraya Sol - Dobromil - Olesko - Podgoretsk - Zolochiv - Krekhov - Zhovkva

Duration of the tour

3 day

Transport

Train

Type of tour

Group

Excursion program

            Departure from Kharkov to Lviv by train № 46 in 12-37

1 day Arrival in Lviv at 8-09. Group meeting at the station. Check in at the hotel (according to the estimated time).

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Sightseeing bus tour of the city - an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with historical monuments, with a variety of architectural styles of Lviv: the Church of St. Elizabeth, Cathedral of St. Jura, Lviv Polytechnic University, Potocki Palace and much more.

At choice:

- Thematic tour "Shevchenkovsky gai"... Shevchenko Hai is a skansen, an open-air museum of folk architecture and everyday life, where authentic buildings from Ukrainian villages have been transported. Entering Gai, you first find yourself in a real Boykovo village: old huts are covered with straw and tiles, a school next to the Singing Field, a small zoo and stakes. Also, the museum presents the folk architecture of the Lemkiv region, Hutsul region, Volyn, Bukovina, Podillya and Polesie. On the territory of Shevchenko Hai you will find a variety of master classes, demonstration performances, and quests.

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- Thematic tour on Lychakiv memorial cemetery. Cemetery-memorial, cemetery-history - this is how you can describe the Lychakiv cemetery-museum, which is rightfully considered one of the oldest and most pompous burial places in all of Europe. On more than 40 hectares of land, there are more than 3 thousand multi-ethnic burials. Famous historians, cultural figures, architects, writers and poets, social activists, warriors, politicians, composers and singers found their refuge here: Ivan Franko, Solomiya Krushelnitskaya, Markiyan Shashkevich, Vladimir Ivasyuk, Ivan Trush, Irina Vilde and many others. Sacred sculptures, magnificent tombs, old family chapels, the place of the Polish burial places "Eagles", the UPA Warriors memorial, "Field of Mars".

- Thematic tour "High Castle"... We invite you to conquer the highest peak of Lviv - the Castle Hill - and reveal the secrets of the legendary fortress of the capital of Galicia, for which the Cossacks fought under the leadership of Maxim Krivonos and the troops of the Swedish king Charles XII. Stunning views of Lviv with several viewing platforms; a restaurant founded in honor of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I; stone lions, who guarded the Lviv City Hall in the Middle Ages; a grotto that was notoriously a place of suicide.

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Lunch.

Optional - tasting original Lviv infusions *. In the company of friends you will learn the secret recipes for the production of tinctures, and also you can taste exclusive types: calgary, cherry, horseradish, mead, citrus, pear, nut.

Optional evening thematic excursion "Night vart of Lviv". If suddenly you can not sleep at night, look out the window - and you will see people with flashlights. Do not be scared !! They are the helpers of the burgomaster - they just protect your sleep ... When evening comes in Lviv, twilight comes, and mysteries begin to be broken in the dark, the night burgomaster - pan of Shlussel goes out into the streets, surrounded by faithful assistants. He monitors the peace of the inhabitants of the city on the bright side and searches for violators on the dark side. Unexpected encounters, terrible legends, ghosts, mysterious rites - all this awaits you during a night voyage. If you are not afraid to become Assistants to Pan Schlussel, join us!

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2 day Breakfast. You can choose from one of the following excursions:

- Excursion "The roads of the brave soldier Švejk". Sambir: a tour of the historic center of the city, a visit to the church in which the the power of St. Valentine - the patron saint of all lovers, the ancient Town Hall, the Church of John the Baptist of the XVII century, the Rynok Square. Moving to Lavrov. On the way, stop near the old Jewish cemetery in Old Sambor. Defensive walls of the monastery in Lavrov, where Prince Leo is buried. Frescoes of the 15th century are preserved here in the monastery church. - The best in Western Ukraine. Moving in with. The Old Salt. The ruins of a 17th century church, fantastic in beauty, two wooden churches, one of which is the oldest in Ukraine. Dobromil: a survey of the ruins of the Dobromilsky Castle of the 16th century, a monastery, a commercial square, a town hall, a church. Return to Lviv. On the road, an examination of the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin with a defensive tower - the bell tower.

- Excursion "Lviv Renaissance. The royal cities of Krehov and Zhovkva". Krehov. Krekhovo operating monastery of St. Nicholas, founded by immigrants from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra as a defensive fortress. Belfry, defenses, Pobiin mountain and caves of monks, cave church of the 11th century, icon of St. Nicholas, miraculous image of the Mother of God. This monastery was visited by many famous people, among them the hetman of Ukraine Doroshenko, Khmelnitsky, Mazepa and the Russian Tsar Peter I.

Zhovkva - an ideal Renaissance city. This former royal town occupies the second place in the Lviv region after Lviv in terms of the number of architectural monuments. Historical and architectural reserve "Zhovkva": ensemble Vecheva Square, the Renaissance castle, the church of St. Lavrenty with the necropolis of Zholkiewski and Sobieski, Basilian and Dominican monasteries, a synagogue, wooden churches.

Return to Lviv. Dinner.

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3 day Breakfast. 

Excursion "Pearl of Lviv - Opera theatre». The Opera House is the pearl and decoration of the city, one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe. You will see the interiors of the Opera, you will see the auditorium in the shape of a lyre with balconies decorated with stucco and gold. An unusual impression is made by the ceiling with allegorical female images. But the most unusual atmosphere and luxury is created by Venetian mirrors, which decorated the so-called "mirror" foyer.

Optional:

- eThe Golden Horseshoe of Lviv. Zolochiv Castle, built on the model of the citadel, a palace in the Renaissance style, one of the three Chinese palaces in Europe. Olesky Castle - the fortress of the XIV century, in which the Polish King Jan Sobieski was born and spent his childhood Bogdan Khmelnytsky, a wonderful example of defensive architecture. Pidhirtsi castle - Palazzo of the XVI century, "Polish Versailles", the family castle of Zhevuski, one of the most famous in Ukraine.

- excursion "In the footsteps of the three musketeers" *: Svirzhsky Castle XV century. , in which the shooting of the movie "Musketeers" was conducted. Univskaya Lavra It is a wonder-working place with a holy spring and beautiful church architecture. Olesky Castle - the fortress of the XIV century, in which the Polish King Jan Sobieski was born. Return to Lviv. 

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- excursion "Batyarsky Lychakov" *. Lychakov is not only the old cemetery known throughout Europe, but also a long-time district of Lviv with a unique history, architecture and unique aura, where famous people and ordinary people lived with peculiar customs. During the excursion we will see the Powder Tower, the Church of St. Michael of the Order of the Carmelites, the Archbishops Palace, the Didushitsky Palace, the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and the Franciscan Monastery, the Kurkov Society House, the Ukrainian Bursa (library of written books), the Church of St. John Zlatoust and much more.

- excursion "Temptations of Bryukhovich" *. Tireless and very exciting excursion. Bryukhovichi settled on the hills of Raztoch'ya, there remained a fort built by Austria-Hungary to protect Lviv from Tsarist Russia, numerous churches that once belonged to different denominations, a unique museum of modern sculpture by Mikhail Dzindri, which contains more than 800 exhibits. It is a crime to visit Bryukhovichi and not to try local chebureks! Next you will have a tasting of 5 types of goat cheese on a goat farm and a tasting of smoked fish and flavored infusions in the fish industry.

- excursion "Brody - Galician Jerusalem" *. You are waiting for amazing places of Galicia. Giant stone-giant, 17 height mfrom which height it is visible for miles around, is business card card village Podkamen. В Brody, built as "perfect city-fortress, we will get acquainted with his architectural masterpieces: castle Konetspolskikh (1630.), цchurch The Most Holy Virgin (1600g.), оboron synagogue (1742g.), цchurch St. Trinity с bell tower (1726.) и церковь St. George (1625r.). Recommended to visit to brodah historicallocal history museum, one of the best in the Lviv region.

- excursion by the roads of Pinzel and Meretin "*. Brilliant sculptor Johann Pinsel together с no less ingenious an architect By bernard Meretin have created many masterpieces, among them baroque St. Valentine's Church in Navari, masterpieceny bosom All Saints (1758r.) in Hodovice, in which preserved also frescoes Rolinsky. Last is one of the best samples baroque в Galicia. Also during the tour, tourists will see the unique defensive temples of Shchyrac XIII - XVI centuries. and admire the rational planning of the German villages - colonies "Dornfeld" and "Reichenbach".

- Excursion "Lviv with the aroma of coffee" *. Open your heart and all five senses for coffee! We go to meet emotions in the "Lviv Coffe Mine»! Legends and stories about the origin of this noble drink, coffee sorts, ways of brewing and coffee traditions. Immerse yourself in the world of sensuality and pleasure, each your feeling will be spurred on and involved! And of course, tasting fragrant coffee and guessing on the coffee grounds!

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Lunch.

Transfer to the station. Departure to Kharkov by train number 112 at 14-30 or train number 45 at 3-23

            Arrival in Kharkov, respectively, at 10-23 (train number 112) or at 22-07 (train number 45).

Entertainment

Optional to visit / order:

  • Museum of the history of weapons "Arsenal"
  • Historical Museum with royal and throne hall
  • Museum of Historical Treasures
  • Lychakiv Cemetery
  • Shevchenkovsky gai
  • Museum of Sacral Sculpture in Shevchenko Guy
  • Museum of the Post
  • New Museum of Nature
  • Museum "Pharmacy"
  • Museum "Secret Pharmacy"
  • National Museum. Sheptytsky
  • I.Pinzel Museum
  • House - Museum I.Franko
  • Museum S. Krushelnitskoy
  • Latin Cathedral
  • Armenian Church
  • Italian courtyard
  • Potocki Palace
  • museum-studio graphics Leopold Levitsky 
  • room - museum "In the footsteps of the Galician Jews"
  • Synagogue space
  • Museum-Memorial to the Victims of the Occupation Regimes "Prison in Lontsky"
  • USSR Museum Yard
  • lost toy museum
  • Museum of Ideas in the Bernardine Monastery
  • glass museum
  • furniture museum
  • climbing the highest architectural structure of Lviv - the Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth (88 m)

  • Eureka - an interactive museum of interesting science and technology
  • numerous master classes in Lviv (candles, motanka-dolls, angels, quilling, engraving, icon on glass, pysanka, embroidery, typography, pottery, magnets from Lviv, T-shirt from Lviv, etc.) 
  • culinary master classes (traditional Lviv gingerbread "Yurashka", chocolates, pizza, dumplings, bouquets of sweets, Easter cakes, kutia, donuts and much more)
  • knightly fight with a master class
  • various quests and master classes in the museum of folk architecture "Shevchenkovskiy gai": mandala, decoupage, playing musical instruments, embroidery, yavorivskaya painting, wool felting, beadwork, origami, etc.)
  • launching sky lanterns with your wishes from the High Castle or from another interesting place

  • visit to the water park "Beach"
  • year-round skating rink in the center King Cross Leopolis
  • organ concert in the Dominican cathedral
  • photo tours around Lviv
  • dramatized excursions, quests, ceremonies
  • excursion to the Lviv tram
  • tasting beer, Lviv tinctures, coffee, Lviv cuisine, etc.
  • acquaintance with Lviv coffee houses ("Zukernya", "Veronika", "Manufactory of Coffee", "Na Bambetle", gallery - coffee house "Stuck", etc.)
  • a visit to author's knipes (Kumpel, Kryivka, House of Legends, Meat and Justice, etc.).
  • Lviv Opera - performance
  • other Lviv theaters, entertainment centers, night clubs, discos

 

Attention! All museums, optional excursions, events, workshops, entertainment, etc. booked when booking a tour!

The cost per person in UAH.

group / hotel 5 + 1 10 + 1 15 + 2 15 + 1 20 + 2 24 + 2 30 + 3 40 + 4
economy option
dormitory
 (conveniences on the floor, 
3-6-local numbers), without power
3700 3200 2900 2800 2700 2600 2500 2350
hotel economy class / hostel
(conveniences on the block / floor, from 4 to 16 people in the room)
4200 3700 3400 3300 3200 3100 3000 2850
Hotel 3 * 
(4-5-local numbers with conveniences)
4400 3950 3650 3550 3450 3350 3250 3100
hotel 3 * tour class
(15-20 min from the center,
2-3-local numbers)
4750 4300 4000 3900 3800 3700 3600 3450
hotel 3 * business class
(15-20 min from the center,
2-3-local numbers, breakfast buffet)
5250 4800 4500 4400 4300 4200 4100 3950

Included

railway pass (reserved seat), ticket reservation, group supervision by the tour operator representative, excursion service, transport service according to the program, accommodation in the hotel of the chosen category, meals according to the program, insurance.

Notes

  • The price is valid for organized groups of 6 people.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, equipment rental, lifts, master classes, attractions, optional excursions and other additional services are paid additionally.
  • The program can be adjusted at the request of the customer. The tour can be miscalculated for any number of days.
  • The price of the tour can vary depending on the program, the length of the transport service, the level of the hotel, the schedule and cost of the railway passage, high or low season, etc.
  • The cost of the tour is not valid in the New Year and Christmas period.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.
  • For adult groups, it is possible to miscalculate a tour on a comfortable bus from Kharkov.

 

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