The pearls of old Lviv
Arrival to Lviv in the morning. Meeting at the train station. Getting on the bus. Initial acquaintance with Lviv: history and geography. Religious denominations in Lviv. Neo-gothic Church of St. Elizabeth and Olga. The pearl of Ukrainian baroque – St. Georges Cathedral. Lviv as an administrative and financial centre of the Habsburg monarchy. Princely Lviv – the capital of Rus” kingdom. Onuphriy Monastery – the entombment of the first Slavonic book printer Ivan Fedorov.Princely churches of St.Nicholas and John the Baptist. City panorama observation from the High Castle Hill ( the highest point of Lviv). Transfer via bus to the city centre.
Free time to buy souvenirs/Lunch
Walking tour. Lviv Opera Theatre, Svobody ( Liberty) Avenue, Monument to T.Shevchenko, Jesuit church of St. Peter and Paul, Latin Cathedral, the Boims Chapel, Rynok Square with its Renaissance houses-palaces, Armenian quarter, the pharmacy-museum, Dominican church, architectural ensemble of the Assumption church, defence fortifications of old Lviv, former Jewish quarter, St.Andrew church and the Bernardine monastery, monument online casinos to Danylo Galitskiy, St.Mary square and A.Mickewich square.
Check-in the hotel. Dinner
Morning programme. Tour around Lychakiv cemetery. Tombs of I.Franko, M.Shashkevych, S.Krushelnytska, S.Ludkevich and other prominent figures. Military memorials of the Ukrainian Galician Army, famous entombment of Polish soldiers ” The Orlyata cemetery” and of Soviet soldiers in the Mars field.
Visiting the museum of rural architecture and lifestyle in Shevchenkivskyi Gai , where on picturesque landscape the wooden architecture of Western regions of Ukraine is displayed.
Free time/ Lunch
Visit to one of the Lviv museums ( the museum of weapon and armoury ” Arsenal”, the museum of religion, the museum of ethnography, the Art Gallery, National Museum)
End of the programme. Departure from Lviv.