Full-Day Private Zolochiv, Olesko, And Pidhirtsi Castles Tour From Lviv

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or apartment in Lviv
  • Return Details :
    Centrally-located Lviv hotels or apartments
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore 'The Golden Horseshoe' of the Lviv region, home to the Zolochiv, Olesko, and Pidhirtsi Castles.Walk through centuries of history, marvel at the magnificent Renaissance architecture,and learn about the facts and legends of the castles and people who lived in them. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included in the tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Begin your private tourof the Golden Horseshoe with a pick up from your hotel, where you will meet your guide before departing at 10:00 am.

First, visit Olesko Castle. A grand building dating back to the 14th century, The castle was made famous thanks to the king of Poland; John III Sobieski who amassed an impressive art collectionon the castle walls. It now serves as a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery, making the gorgeous collection open to the public. There is also a small parkand beautifullake near the castle.

The second stop of the dayis Zolochiv Castle. Constructed in the 17th century, this sprawling castle encompasses two palaces; the Great Palaceof the Renaissance period and the Chinese Palace. One remarkable feature of the Chinese Palace is a stone patio designedfor relaxation and meditation, and covered with delicate flowers. Explore the mysteriousstones built into the castle with encoded carvings, whichaccording to legend, bring well-being and luck.

The final stopis Pidhirtsi Castle, an exceptional creation of the Renaissance period. The barricades around the castle were constructed in the 17thcentury to fortify this palace against enemy armies.Visit the gorgeous gardens and toweringentry gates that surround the castle.

Lunch and entrance fees to the castles are not included in the tour, but you will have time to buy lunch at one of the castle restaurantsand purchase souvenirs if you want to.

After the final stop,you will return to Lviv where the driver will drop you off at your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Olesko Castle

Entry/Admission - Pidhirtsi Castle

Entry/Admission - Zolochiv Castle

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Jul-2021

    Excellent guide with Paul - full of detailed information, humour and energy. Highly recommended if you want a good in-depth understanding.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    The castle has very little left of its original artifacts, the view of surrounding villages and countryside is absolutely beautiful. You can walk along the wall surrounding the castle for a better view. Lots of history due your own research before visiting.

  • 21-Jul-2019

    We booked this tour for 2 people with private transport; We were picked up by a discrete and excellent driver with a large Mercedes car in good condition. Our tour took just under 7 hours and included the 3 different castles as advertised. We had such in the 3rd castle. The guide was very knowledgeable and seemed to have a university degree in arts or history, since he was able to answer all our questions about present or historical Ukraine. He did speak a very good English and German, and seemed to be fluent in Polish as well. We appreciated the possibility to discuss with him not just the historical sites visited, but also present day life and politics in Ukraine. The rate we paid for our tour was rather high, but taken into account the comfort of the transport and the very professional guide, we were very happy with our choice.

  • 02-Oct-2018

    After a day in L'viv, our group headed to the castles in the area. These castles show the wear of the centuries, but is a nice day out if you have the time in Ukraine. We spent between an hour or more at each location and enjoyed the historic significance of these attractions. Since I am familiar with Russian Orthodox Church, I was ore interested in the church adjacent to Pidhirtsi Castle.