We’re pleased to meet you in Ukraine in the Western capital and cultural heartland of Ukraine – Lviv!
Lviv is a timeless city which prides itself in its celebration of all things Ukrainian – culture, language, cuisine and history. A pinnacle of Ukrainian culture and patriotism, you will truly feel the Ukrainian spirit in this beautiful city.
Get a taste for this beautiful and historic city, known as the “Paris of Ukraine”, with its quaint charm, cobblestoned streets and classical architecture, you won’t fail to be charmed by this ‘city of love’…
Join us for a 4-day trip to this charming city, to walk its streets, step back in time at its open-air architecture museum, admire its castles, taste the famous Lviv coffee, beer and chocolate, and marvel at the famous Lviv Opera Theatre.
This trip is the perfect add-on to your tour of Ukraine, or a short journey of its own to this wonderful city! Join us, or have us customize a tour that perfectly suits your needs.
Enjoy the colorful culture of our country along with NextStopUkraine that will befriend and guide you during all the stay.
If you have any question or requests regarding your trip – big or small – please call or e-mail us. We are happy to help!
*You will be charged for additional services at the end of the trip
*Unforeseen events and new discoveries may result in changes to this itinerary, but only for the better! None of the activities listed are guaranteed at this point. You will receive a more detailed itinerary closer to departure dates.
Hotel “Astoria” – 3 NIGHTS
3x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner as part of your tour
Lviv is an ancient, historic city in Western Ukraine that is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine, and for a good reason! With its quaint charm, cobblestone streets and classical architecture, you won’t fail to be charmed by this city of love and UNESCO heritage site. Famous for its beer, coffee and chocolate, but also for being a place where time stands still, Lviv truly is a city of a laid-back, café culture where you can pick a spot, relax, and watch the world go by…
Upon arrival, you will be met by your Next Stop Ukraine guide at the airport and chauffeured to your centrally located hotel. Check-in.
After some time to rest and unpack your suitcases, your guide we’ll show you around and give you a bunch of local insider information on the best souvenir stores, local restaurants with the most delicious food, and show you places to exchange money as well as ATMs!
Free evening at leisure.
In the morning, enjoy a combined guided tour (bus + walking) to see the most important cathedrals in the old town. Besides the religious side of the city, we’ll also reveal its historical and romantic sides, showing you around the most interesting sights, making you completely fall in love with Lviv’s atmosphere!
During this tour, we will also stop to explore Shevchenkivskyi Hai, an ethnographic Open-Air Museum of folk architecture and rural life that recreates the traditional atmosphere and the household of villages from different regions around Western Ukraine. You will be able to stroll through the paths of this village museum, contemplating life in these old Ukrainian houses, cozy yards, and wooden churches.
Afterwards, we will head for lunch in one of the most famous and most visited restaurants in the city – Kryivka, buried in the subterranean vaults of Ploshcha Rynok and designed to look like an underground bunker.
Then you may take advantage of shopping in the city – there are numerous souvenir stores, and an open-air craft market Vernissage, which offers a variety of artwork, embroidered blouses, woodcarving and more! You are sure to bring back more than fond memories from Lviv! If necessary, your guide will gladly help you with optional suggestions according to your interests.
After breakfast, you’ll get to know why Lviv is called the ‘The City of Coffee’ by drinking fragrant coffee in one of the most unique coffee shops in the city. It’ll be quite a surprise! Learn about the history, listen to the legends, and enjoy the aromas of fresh ground coffee with a piece of traditional Lviv cheesecake.
Moving forward, we will pay a visit to the Lviv Opera House to see the stunning interiors. Located in the heart of the historical center, Lviv Opera is one of the most beautiful and magnificent opera houses in Europe. When you look at the stunning facade, exquisite stucco molding, gilded interior, you can only imagine, how long and complicated its history is.
PLEASE NOTE: If interested to see one of the performances there, please let your Tour Leader know about your desire and we will help you get the tickets for a performance).
It’s time to move further from the city center to another nor less interesting place – High Castle Hill (Vysokyi Zamok) – formerly the site of the Lviv Castle, and now – an observation deck, perfect for scenic panoramic photos. It’s a place with a special energy that allows you to look at the grandeur of the city from the bird’s-eye view.
We’ll then get back to the city center. Enjoy some free time at leisure. Your guide will recommend nice restaurants for lunch.
This evening, to wrap up your tour in Lviv, we will get together in Lviv Pravda Beer Theatre that produces its own craft beer, with unique style, properly recognized all over the world. There we won’t only taste the beer (2 glasses of beer per person), but also have a delicious dinner.
After a free morning to stock up on souvenirs we will transfer you to the airport where, sadly, we will have to say our goodbyes! Thank you for travelling with Next Stop Ukraine!