min 2 days
High castle-Opera House-Lychakiv cemetery-Lviv national university-St. George cathedral-St. Elizabeth church-Rynok square-Casino of the Nobles-Galician parliament
Arrival to Lviv, meeting with national tastings, transfer to the hotel.
Bus tour “Wonder Bus” (1,5 h)
A big sightseeing tour around the city centre, the route of which you wouldn’t pass on foot. Unique and rare places, which can’t be seen during other excursion: High castle, Opera House, Lychakiv cemetery, Lviv national university, St. George cathedral, St. Elizabeth church.
Lunch in the restaurant “Trout, bread and wine”.
This story began long time ago. A sad event happened in 1826 when the old Lviv City Hall collapsed. The only permanent residents of the City Hall were the trumpet player and his family. The ruins buried two soldiers, five workers and the trumpet player. Since then the trumpet player’s family left the City Hall and moved next to the house of the Lviv clockmaker in the Jewish area. It was close to the City Hall and safer. The municipal workers did not earn a lot, that’s why they had to do what they did the best they could in their free time. 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).
“Lviv memory keepers” (2 h)
This is the first media excursion in the city. You’ll admire the filmed images from the city life and photos from the family albums of local people. You’ll be able to hear and see the city lifestyle of the past centuries, how residents fell in love, worked, relaxed, made friends and had fun! …There is the lost world in Lviv. The Second World War has totally changed everything. Most native Lviv residents have disappeared in the history. But there has been a legend as well as memories about particular Galician life up to now. Memory keepers were born in the streets of Lviv, having a peculiar hobby. For many years they have been looking for traces of memories, the lost things and the missing keys and have been keeping a secret about the real life of Lviv. Today they are going to tell you all the secrets. Lviv best liquor Drunk cherry will lead you to very secret place where dinner is waiting.
Dinner in the most expensive Galician restaurant.
The world of esoteric; sometimes called masons.
Evening city tour “Lviv night guard” (2 h).
If you cannot fall asleep in Lviv at night, look out of the window and you’ll see people with lanterns. Please don’t be afraid, they are the assistance of the City Mayor… They take care of your sleep…Unexpected meetings, scary legends, ghosts, secret rituals, mysterious and dark streets, fire show against the magnificent Lviv buildings — everything awaits you during the Lviv night tour! If you are not afraid of being an assistant to Mr. Schlussel and his wife Mrs. Zosia — please join us! If you do a good job, you will be included in the Lviv Night Guard Patrol.
Breakfast in the hotel.
City tour “Gorgeous Lviv of 20th century” (4 h)
Coffee and Lviv have already been inseparable for a couple of centuries since Yuriy Kulchytskyy brought a tradition of drinking coffee to Vienna when Lviv was under the Austro/Hungarian empire. Just try coffee with flame in Lviv Coffee Mining Manufactory and have a walk in modern and fabulous Lviv; it was the city that felt freedom. Lviv opened for itself taste coffee, evening walks, fashion hats, bank, and hotels. We will pass through passages and walk along the avenues during our excursion. We will see pompous Opera and Ballet Theatre, will open for ourselves incredible Casino of the Nobles and Galician parliament. Let’s feel the new city of Lion!
Lunch in the restaurant “Gas lamp”
Lviv brought to the world a gas lamp that later on became famous as “Viennese”. Jan Zech and Ignacy Lukasiewicz, the local pharmacists, invented it in 1853. The pub holds one of the biggest collections of gas lamps in Europe. This atmosphere of a real Lviv pub is added by explosions, flashes, smell of gas and rock music. A guide with a lit lantern will lead you up to the restaurant.
Free time to change your clothes. Dress code: black tie
Visit Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet with gala dinner in theater Mirror hall (4h)
Theatre is an architectural gem of Lviv, built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1901, and one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe. The façade forms are very complicated and diverse: columns, balustrades, and niches filled with allegorical sculptures. The interior of the Lviv Opera House is no less amazing than the exterior. The internal decoration is gilded (with a few kilograms of gold), adorned with different-coloured marble, decorative paintings, and sculptures.
So enjoy ballet or opera and than we invite you for the dinner in the luxury Mirror hall.
Accommodation in hotels 3-5*/BB
Audio guide on bus tour, live guide for other tours
2 lunches and 2 dinners
All tastings according to the program
Conference service in ”Fest republic” conference hall