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  1. Ukraine
  2. Lviv Oblast
  3. Lviv
  4. Olesko Castle

From Lviv: Private Olesko, Pidhirtsi & Zolochiv Castles Tour

Product ID: 219240
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Visit the Olesko, Pidhirtsi, and Zolochiv Castles, the most majestic and ancient castles of Ukraine. Learn their fascinating stories and legends on a full-day private tour from Lviv.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Lviv
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most majestic and ancient castles of Ukraine
  • Hear interesting stories and legends of the castles
  • Admire wonderful views of the surrounding meadows
  • Meet the ghost of the White Lady
  • Stroll through the beautiful late-Renaissance-style garden
Full description
Head out on one of the most popular Galician tourist routes: a tour around the Golden Horseshoe of Lviv Region castles. Spend a day visiting 3 medieval castles, each of which features a unique architecture and an interesting history. Olesko, Pidhirtsi, and Zolochiv Castles have witnessed many important historical events. Thousands of tourists flock to these magical places to plunge into the history of Ukraine and take a quick trip to the Middle Ages.

• Olesko Castle

On a tour of the oldest Ukrainian castle, first mentioned in 1327, learn the amazing and mystical birth story of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski. Listen to a romantic legend about the ghosts of 2 lovers, who are still looking for each other, wandering along the dark corridors. Another story about the unlucky owner of the castle, who almost destroyed it while searching the tres aasure, promises to amuse. The galleries of the castle offer a wonderful view of the surrounding meadows, which have not changed for the past century.

• Pidhirsti Castle 

Pidhirtsi Castle is often called the "Polish Versailles". No wonder that it played the role of the Louvre in the film adaptation of the The Three Musketeers novel by A. Dumas. The castle has its own mystical history. It houses the ghost of the White Lady, who was the wife of one of its owners. Your guide will tell you her sad story, and, perhaps, the Lady herself will appear for a few moments. There was time when the castle was considered one of the best palace and castle complexes in Europe, and even now it remains striking in its grandeur.

• Zolochic Castle 

A royal palace, a school, a court, and a prison – it’s all the Zolochiv Castle, which has served many different purposes during its long and difficult history. 2 wonderful renaissance palaces housed Polish kings for a few centuries. And the Chinese Palace, the castle’s pearl, was built on January 3 for the king's beloved wife. After visiting these stunning locations, take the chance to stroll through the beautiful late-renaissance garden.
Includes
  • Transport service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide service
  • Entry tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Organized by

Wonders & Holidays

Product ID: 219240