Corona virus in Lviv – Security precautions – Announcement for our tours

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Good news first – Lviv and Ukraine have both very few reported cases of the Corona virus. However, to prevent the spread of the disease, the Ukrainian government is taking measures. All public events are cancelled, restaurants and all shops that are not needed to provide people with basic things are closed. Also That means no concerts, no football games and no drinks in any bar for at least until April 3rd.

All Lviv attractions suspended work due to Corona prevention

In Lviv all touristic and cultural companies and institutions stopped their activities. That means you can’t go out to eat anymore. There are no malls or stores open. The only open shops are

  • supermarkets and food shops
  • pharmacies
  • gas stations

Hotels still work but are only accepting people in need. If you are still in Lviv, there actually really won’t be much to do for you.

Also all schools, kindergardens, universities and public educational institutions are closed until then.

No tours at Lviv Buddy during Corona virus quarantine

It wasn’t an easy decision and we sure weren’t happy to make it, but we decided to cancel our Free Walking Tours already before the official quarantine. But since March 17th all public gatherings, including walking tours are suspended. Yes, the groups are still relatively small but we have guests from many countries on it and we want our guests to be safe. Therefore we will take a halt to the tours for now until at least April 3rd and then see how the situation evolves. We hope you understand but we wanted to do our share to prevent a possible spread of the Corona virus in Lviv.
As soon as possible we will start offering our tours again, but our first and foremost concern is the safety, health and happiness of our guests.

Cancellation policy liberalised

We have received a number of bookings for tours and we are committed to do them, as soon as we can. However, some airlines cancel flights and also some of you guests might feel unsure whether to visit Lviv right now. Especially for those who want to travel to Lviv but might want to delay their trip, we liberalised our cancellation policy. If you cancel because of fears of corona and have or will deposit for your booking, we will offer gift certificates even for your booked Basic Tours. This excludes external cancellation costs (reservation fees from hotels that we made for you etc). If you have questions about this, you can contact us anytime!
You can also book a Premium Tour which requires a 10% deposit of the total amount, which even serves as a cancellation insurance.

See you soon in Lviv!

So to sum up: We hope you will be good, stay healthy and we will be happy to see you in Lviv in the next weeks or whenever this disease has been stopped! And no matter when you come, there is one thing you can rely on: You always get a great and friendly service from Lviv Buddy! After all we are your Best Friend in Lviv!

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No, it's not, but...

… our guides come to the meeting point anyways. But in case the group is larger than 25 people and we did not know about this before, we will have to prefer people that have a reservation. If you make a reservation we can always organise an extra guide a guarantee a great quality tour for everyone.

And if you are a group of more than 6 people...

… we are very sorry, but we usually won’t permit you to the free tour. But we are happy to offer you some great private tours that can be very inexpensive. Check for example our Private Must See Tour and others for a small fee.