Lviv in One Day

Lviv has numerous historic, cultural and entertainment sites worth visiting. A week is not enough time to see all that’s interesting. If you’re in a hurry, however, and have only one day for a tour, here are some tips on what to see first of all.

The most popular option is to combine a Walking Tour of Mediaeval Lviv with a Bus Tour, during which you will visit more distant parts of the city. In the old city centre, you definitely have to see Rynok Square and surrounding quarters, visit the ensemble of the Orthodox Church of Assumption, the Roman-Catholic and the Armenian Cathedrals. We also highly recommend you to visit the Italian Courtyard, the Boim Chapel, former churches of Dominicans and Jesuits, and the Pharmacy Museum, and to ascend the Rathaus tower. If you have time, go on a short Tour of the Opera House

During the bus tour, you will visit three more Lviv must-see sites: the panorama of the city from the High Castle Hill, the Lychakiv Cemetery and the St George’s Cathedral. You may add the ascent on the belfry of the Church of St Olga and Elizabeth to the program, if you like.

If you’re more of a walking person, we recommend you a Long Walking Tour of Lviv. Unlike during the bus tour, while walking, you may combine an ascent to the High Castle Hill with a visit to Stary (Old) Rynok Square and its surroundings – the oldest part of the city, complete with two 13th century churches. After a tour of the city centre, you may either walk or take a trolley to the Lychakiv Cemetery; you may also order a longer Tour of the Cemetery than one available during the bus tour. 

Both walking and bus tour options may be complemented with a Tour of the Shevchenkivsky Hai Skansen, the museum of traditional Ukrainian architecture and life. 

If you go on a tour with kids, we offer you a modified version of the Walking Tour for Pupils. Children usually are bored by visiting churches, so we advise you to take them to the “Arsenal” Museum of Armour and Natural History Museum instead. Children also tend to like a Tour of Lviv Undergrounds more than a bus tour. It’s nice to finish the tour with the ascent to the High Castle Hill or with a visit to the Shevchenkivsky Hai Skansen, if the children are not too tired.

Other objects worth visiting: the Potocky Palace, the House of Scientists, Stryisky Park, numerous museums and galleries, and, of course, coffeehouses – a necessary attribute of any trip to Lviv. A visit to one of the cafes and advice on the most interesting ones are included in our every tour, but we also have a special Coffee Tour for the aficionados. 
Whatever your chosen plan for a day, vivid impressions are guaranteed; and there will be so much interesting left unseen – a worthy reason to come to Lviv again!