Free Walking Tour – Alternative Lviv

The other side outside of touristy Lviv


2.5 hours


1-25 people


All year



Starts at



+++ Due to the current situation concerning Russian troops at the Ukrainian border and the ongoing pandemic, we have decided to suspend our Lviv Free Walking Tours until the beginning of April. We are very sorry and hope to see you either on one of our Lviv private tours or some other time in Lviv. Thanks for understanding and your support for Ukraine’s independence! +++ Lviv consists of airport, train station and Old Town for most visitors. But what if you want to discover other sides of the city that you usually would never find? Alternative Lviv is the perfect tour for everyone that wishes to explore more places and other things in the city than the crowded hotspots and tourist traps. Get to know the real Lviv, learn more about its history and see what amazing locals create.


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Most tourists never leave Lviv’s old town. They wander down the cobblestone roads of the medieval part, eat, sleep and drink there. But those who really are interested in Lviv will start to wonder – what else is there to be discovered in Lviv? Alternative Lviv Free Walking Tour is the perfect tour for all those who wish to see the different faces of the city, discover street art, see hidden backyards, meet locals and enjoy things that the average tourist would never see. Join us on this trip to get to know alternative side of Lviv and see what people do that live a bit different here.

See Lviv’s oldest churches as well as some of the oldest factories from 19th century are as much part of the Alternative Lviv Free Walking Tour as the best examples of Lviv street art. Highlight of the tour is definitely an old factory which is now developing into a hub for creative businesses, shops, cool bars and night clubs.

But we will also touch a lot of other topics that will make your visit to Lviv more interesting. Or did you know that a Galician man was the one who brought coffee culture to the Austrian Empire? And of course we will tell you more stories about the Lviv coffee culture in the past and now.

And although the Euromaidan happened mainly in Kyiv, Lviv was a center of revolutionary activity and now honours the memory of those who have sacrificed their life for a free and independent Ukraine. Enjoy a spectacular viewpoint and learn the recent history about Euromaidan and the current political situation.

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For all our free tours, we meet at the Amphitrite fountain on Rynok Square. Watch out for a white umbrella with a Lviv Buddy logo on it! Also note that there are other tour companies that conduct tours and also use umbrellas for recognition. Please make sure to end up with the white umbrella!

You don’t need to book your spot as our guides will always be on the meeting point at the given times. But we recommend reserving a spot, because if the groups are too big, we can send people with no reservation away.

Yes, anytime. You can let us know if you can’t come or just not show up to the tour. 

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