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From Lviv: Half-Day Trip to Zhovkva & Krekhiv Monastery

Product ID: 88964
Visit the cozy city of Zhovkva and the ancient Krekhiv Monastery on half-day private combo tour from Lviv. Enjoy this informative trip of Lviv region attractions and learn many interesting facts and legends from your expert guide.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, German, Polish, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from all Lviv hotels and apartments.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Zhovkva, located 25 kilometers north of Lviv, an architectural ensemble example of an 'ideal city”
  • Discover Zhovkva Castle, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the town hall and Vicheva Square
  • Explore Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicolas situated 13 kilometers from Zhovkva in secluded and magnificent forest
Full description
Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel in Lviv and start your journey to the city of Zhovkva. Located 25 kilometers north from Lviv, this cozy town of Zhovkva has a rich history and is famous for its outstanding architectural ensemble. In the 16th to 17th-centuries, this adorable city was home of the Polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski, who had decided to build an 'ideal city.' This Renaissance concept included an elaborated city layout. You will discover the most glorious monuments of that time such as the impressive Zhovkva Castle and the marvelous St. Lawrence Catholic Church, which is a real Renaissance masterpiece, a sophisticated house of the town hall and spacious Vicheva Square.

The history of the city is rich in historical events which has influenced not only Ukraine, but also all of Europe. At different times, illustrious figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte, B. Khmelnitsky and Peter I visited Zhovkva. Other noteworthy places of interest on the tour include the Defense Synagogue, St. Josaphat Church of Dominican Convent, Zvirynetska and the Glynska town gates.

During the second part of the tour, you will visit the Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicolas situated 13 kilometers from Zhovkva in a secluded forest. You will appreciate the peaceful and light atmosphere of this place. The old monastery was founded in the 16th-century and you will find a holy spring with healing water there. A half-day tour of the Lviv region will provide you with pleasant impressions and enlighten you about the most significant events in the history of the region. When you return to Lviv, your driver will drop you off at your hotel. 

  • Professional guide service
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Pick-up service from the hotel
  • Admission tickets to the castle
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
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• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Green Tour Ukraine

Product ID: 88964