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Arrival to Lviv. Check-in the hotel. Bus tour around the city with the panorama view from the High Castle Hill. Overview of the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of St.Georges, houses of the former Parliament, the Palace of Scientists, the Bernardine Monastery, Lychakiv cemetery etc. A tour around Opera Theatre, seeing the performance if time permits.
Breakfast. Walking tour around the city. Overview of the most interesting sites of medieval Lviv. Rynok Square, the City Hall ( Ratusha), Latin and Armenian Cathedrals, the Assumption church, former Dominican and Bernardine monasteries , the Gunpowder tower, the pharmacy-museum etc.
Visiting the Shevchenkivskyi Gai – the museum of wooden architecture and rural lifestyle or National Museum with the biggest collection of Ukrainian icons in the world.
Visiting the Vernisage ( crafts and arts market) and buying the souvenirs from Lviv.
Dinner at one of the restaurants with national cuisine.
Breakfast. A trip outside Lviv. There are several optional tours:
– Brody – hometown of Joseph Rott, former centre of Jewish life in Galicia. You’ll visit J.Rott’s school, Jewish cemetery , big city synagogue and train station, which was built during Austrian times, on your way back its possible to visit Olesky castle and have lunch in restaurant ” Grydnytsya”.
– Drogobych – an interesting Galician town with rich history. You’ll visit the St.Trinity church, Catholic church of St. Bartholomew, one of the greatest wooden edifice of the region- St.Georges church, places connected with Yuri Drogobych, Ivan Franko, Bruno Shzults. After visiting this town – a tour around one of the most famous spa resorts of Ukraine – Truskavets.
– Zhovkva and Krekhiv. First visiting Zhovkva – the renaissance town of 17-18 centuries, which is connected with many renowned Polish families, the most prominent of which is the Sobieski family. Former castle residence with fortifications. St. Laurent monastery, the Church of the Basilians. Here one can have rest from noisy city life, take a walk in the wood up to the healing spring of St.Mary and to the rocks where first monastic cells were made.
– A trip to Pochaiv Monastery. It’s quite a long journey which is worth seeing the pearl of Baroque architecture. Orthodox monastery which hold an honorary title of Lavra is one of the most famous places of pilgrimage not only in Ukraine and abroad.
– The Golden Horseshoe – that’s the name of the trip around the castles of Lviv region. We suggest you visiting 3 the most famous ones: Olesky, Pidgoretsky and Zolochivsky, which differ greatly from one another and can offer lots of interesting, not only regarding structure of the buildings but also museum exposition which is located there.