Event info:

The cost – from 45 UAH.
Duration – 2 - 3  hours.
Start – 11:00 AM or 03:00 PM

Upcoming dates:

Every day individually.

Information about the route:
1. Area market
2. Sichovyh Striltsiv Street
3. Bank Street
4. Shevchenko Avenue
Please note!

The tour has two variations. Short one encompasses only the central part around Rynok sq. and Svoboda av. and lasts 2 hours. The long oneincludes also Sichovyh Striltsiv st. and Sgevchenko av. and lasts 3 hours.

All of our tours may be organized individually, in English, German, Polish and other languages. We offer the service of guides-interpreters or interpreters with knowledge of the required language, who will interpret the information given by a Ukrainian guide. If you are willing to join a Ukrainian tourist group, but don’t understand Ukrainian, we may provide you with a personal interpreter or a written description of the tour, according to your wishes.

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Bohemian Lviv Tour

Bohemian Lviv is a tour of coffee-houses. Why, another one? – You will wonder. And yes, our company already has the Coffee Tour, as many other tourist companies. Why offer another one, but with a different name? Because coffee houses aren’t all about coffee.   

The widespread term “Bohemian” is closely associated with coffee-houses. In the second half of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century coffee-houses played a major role in artistic life all over the Europe. But not only artistic masterpieces were created in coffee-houses. Here people met each other and formed associations and unions, here important economic deals were sealed, here scientific discoveries were born, and some professors even took exams in coffee-houses. And it was here that coup d’états were planned and the world order redeemed. And even Lenin started on his way to being the “Father of Communistic Revolution” not from dirty proletarian suburbs of St.-Petersburg, but from comfortable “bourgeois” coffee-houses of Switzerland.

Lviv kept pace with the rest of Europe in this feature. Turn of the century saw Lviv’s coffee-houses teeming with life. During this tour we’ll have a chance to compare the tremendous role the coffee-houses played in city’s life one hundred years ago with one they play today, when the city has awakened from ruinous soviet times. You will witness the traditions preserved.

You will find out, how coffee arrived to Lviv, where was the favourite coffee-house of Ivan Franko and of Josef Rot, which coffee-house was so famous, it was included into city guides along with “Raclawice Panorama” and the High Castle Hill, where Polish and Ukrainian poets created their poems, and composer Stanislaw Ludkevich composed his melodies, where leaders of Polish and Ukrainian rebels planned their operations… You will see where was the confectionery, in which tragic love drama between artist ArturGrottger and young Wanda Monedeveloped, and where was a store of Lviv’s “Chocolate King”, and how tragically his fate ended. You will hear about a coffee-house where new mathematic theory was created, and a club gathered, among members of which was one of the creators of American hydrogen bomb… You’ll see the centre of Lviv underground in late soviet times and a place, where new artistic vanguard of Lviv is developed today…

And of course you will hear the rumours a century old, but not less interesting.

Price includes:

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