Coffee mining manufacture-Lviv Theatre of opera and ballet- Mickiewicz monument-Latin Cathedral–Rynok square-Olesko–Zhovkva
1 day: Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in hotel 3*.
City tour “Polish Lviv” (4 hours): Coffee mining manufacture – Lviv Theatre of opera and ballet – Mickiewicz monument – Latin Cathedral – Rynok square
We will start traditionally with coffee, because everything starts in Lviv from Coffee mining manufacture. You will find out the origin of coffee, the legends, and history, coffee sorts and coffee processing, ways of preparation and coffee traditions! And of course Lviv breakfast will wait for you – coffee and traditional cheese cake. Than we’ll have a look on Latin Cathedral that presents a grand monument of the 14-18th centuries which harmoniously combines the architectural features of past epochs: Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. The Cathedral was the central building of the medieval city; neither money nor time was spared in its construction because the process of its building lasted much longer than the life of builders. Lviv Opera and Ballet House, Lviv’s population special pride, is one of famous and most beautiful places in Europe. The theatre was built by a famous Vienna architect Z. Gorgolevsky in the style of “Vienna pseudo Renaissance” which is a mixture of different architectural styles. The stage is decorated with an original theatrical curtain called the “Parnassus” that was designed by famous Polish Artist G. Semygradsky. “Parnassus” was painted in Rome at the end of the 19th century especially for the Lviv Opera House. The Adam Mickiewicz Monument or Column is situated in the center of Lviv in the Adam Mickiewicz Square. The work of sculptor A. Popiel, the monument was erected in 1904 on the centenary of the Polish poet’s birth.
Dinner in the restaurant “Trout, bread and wine”. The restaurant story began long time ago. The municipal workers did not earn a lot, that’s why they had to do what they did the best. The clockmaker was a wine expert and also baked the best bread in the city. And the trumpet player baked the most delicious Carpathian river trout (pstruh is the Ukrainian Hutsul name for river trout).
2 day: Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion “One day from King’s life” (5 hours): Olesko – Zhovkva
We will visit Olesko castle where Jan III Sobieski was born. Jan was a kind and prudent governor. He signed a peace treaty between Poland and Turkey, treaties with France and Sweden, and in 1684, remembering his Ukrainian origin, he legalised the existence of Cossacks on the Right-Bank Ukraine. The room, where Jan III was born, was completely renovated. In this cozy nest, the royal family liked to vacation at the end of summer.
Lunch in restaurant “Grydnytsya” – feel the magic of middle ages. You will so impressed with all that that you’d like to have not just a simple tourist sandwich but some high calorie king’s food, to drink something for “feeling braveness”.
If you would like to feel how King Jan III Sobieski lived than visit an incredible amount of historical and architectural monuments are situated on a small piece of territory Zhovkva. Royal Castle, which hides a lot of stories and puzzles; former greatness and splendor of the royal park where oranges, figs, and snails were specially grown for the royal meals; “Little Wawel” – St. Lawrence Church, a burial of Zholkevsky’s family and a defensive bell-tower; church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Dominican monastery, Renaissance synagogue – the sacred places of different religions and nations. Their construction and development involved on the Sobieski family.
– Apartments Just Lviv It https://apartments.justlviv.it/en/ 1 night
– Airport or railway station transfers
– Live guide
– Transport during excursion “One day from King’s life”
– Breakfast, 1 dinner,1 lunch, coffee with cake
– Entrance tickets