Lviv the Ukrainian Baroque
To discover %Liv%, the splendid legendary and poetic city of western Ukraine, a true jewel of the Carpathians, both authentic and modern. The architecture of the old town, in Austro-Hungarian and Polish style with Baroque influences from the Italian Renaissance, is remarkable.
In the past, %Liv% was the capital of a powerful Ukrainian state, the principality of Galicia - Volhony. Being part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, then Poland, has contributed to giving the city an inimitable aspect. And despite all the whims of history, the city has not lost its Ukrainian spirit
You can stroll through its picturesque little streets, visit the very old pharmacy museum (1672), the palaces, the ancient churches and the 16th century Olesko Castle.
%Liv%, a magnificent city classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For all group trips in Ukraine, Vacanture offers:
- a choice of modern and designer hotels, located in the city centre, with a range from 3-star to 5-star hotels (in line with international standards of comfort, hospitality and aesthetics).
- a choice of modern restaurants, with a designer decoration, and a high quality service. They offer a revisited authentic Ukrainian cuisine, designed to satisfy a demanding international clientele.
- transfers in modern, air-conditioned buses that meet strict international standards for comfort and safety. Highly qualified personnel for bus driving.
- optional activities for evenings
The detailed program of the stay
5 days / 4 nights
Program (5 days / 4 nights)
Arrival to Lviv.
Transfer to the hotel.
Placing in your hotel.
The panoramic visit of the city. From the High Castle hill you'll admire the rich architecture of Lviv that reflects, like in a mirror, almostly all the stylistical tendancies of the European art of the 13 - 18th centuries, the university, the Polytechnical institute, the masterpiece of Ukrainian Baroque - St Georges cathedral, Opera, St Nicolas church constructed in 1264.
Supper in the Koupol restaurant.
Walking tour of the poetic and legendary city of %Liv%, with its narrow medieval streets and varied architectural styles.
Visit the splendid Latin and Armenian cathedrals, the Orthodox Church of the Assumption with its Renaissance bell tower and the Korniakta Tower.
Visit of the 14th century Market Square and the Pharmacy Museum.
Stroll in the small streets, and coffee tasting
Lunch at the restaurant
Visit of the history museum located in the former Royal Palace of Jan Sobieski, King of Poland. It is one of the oldest museums in Ukraine.
Visit a brewery, where you will taste beer and then dine with musical accompaniment at Robert Doms' restaurant.
Visit of the Pinzel Museum.
Visit of the National Museum, with its rich collections of icons (14th - 17th century), decorative and popular art objects.
Visit of the souvenir and painting market.
Lunch at the restaurant
Visit the opera and ballet theatre of Lviv, one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe, which is the pride of the city. Built by the Venetian architect Z. Gorgolevski in the neo-Renaissance style of the 19th century.
Optional: evening at the opera house (obligation to book in advance)
Dinner at the restaurant
Visit of the castle of Olesskiy, built in the 13th century, and refurbished in the 16th century in the Renaissance style. The King of Poland, Jan III Sobieski, was born there. Today, it houses a large collection of masterpieces and a photo gallery.
Back to %Liv%.
Departure to discover the village of Vinniki. With traditional welcome with bread and salt. Visits, cooking lessons, singing and dancing.
Tastings of specialities, desserts and drinks.
Traditional dinner with Ukrainian music at the "Hetman" restaurant.
Departure to see the Ethnographical Museum in the open space, the charming reconstruction of the natural decor of contry life of the period of XVth - the beginning of XXth.
Transfer to the airport and flight to your city.