Jewish Lviv Private Walking Tour

Getting to know the Jewish history of Lviv in a compelling 3 hour tour
Duration
3 hours
Group size
1-15 people
Can start at
10am, 2pm
Availability
Mon-Sun
Season
all year

Jewish Lviv was once a hotspot for Ashkenazi culture in Galicia. Once hosting Poland’s third-largest Jewish community, Lviv nowadays stands in the shadow of Krakow or Budapest when it comes to numbers. But when exploring the Jewish sights of Lviv with us, you can start to feel the 700 year old history of this city’s Jewish community. Working with local and international historians and researching some unique stories, Lviv Buddy put together a walking tour to give you an insight into what was once the vibrant center of Jewish Galicia and meet some of the people who still keep it alive.

Highlights

The five best things about this tour

  • See the remains of the Golden Rose Synagogue
  • Hear stories about the Jews that made Lviv so unique
  • Explore the sites of the two Jewish Quarters
  • Get to know what remains of the Jewish community in Lviv
  • Meet local Jewish activists at the Sholom-Alecheim-Cultural-Center

Detailed description

More about your experience with us

We will bring you from the places where the first Jews in Lviv settled under Polish king Kazimir the Great to the places where they still celebrate today. Our tour has the aim to raise your awareness to find the little details, like a mezuza or inscriptions on the wall. We will bring you to the places where Jews in Lviv prayed and disputed. Once home to 44 synagogues, now we have only 2 buildings left that still serve purposes of the Jewish community. We will make one of it part of the tour and explain you the problems that Jews in Lviv face nowadays.

Finding out about famous people from Jewish Lviv

Lviv has a rich Jewish cultural history. Did you know that the most famous Yiddish theater was established in Lviv and brought up some famous New York theater actors? Lviv was also home to famous singers, poets, writers and architects. Here are just a few to name:

  • famous Yiddish poet Sholem Alecheim, who wrote the story for Fiddler on the Roof
  • nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal who diccovered hundreds of war criminals
  • Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem – an inspiration to generations of sci-fi fans
  • Yiddish-speaking actrice Bertha Kalich who gained fame even in New York city
  • Ukrainian painter Erno Erb whose works can still be seen in the Lviv Art Gallery

There are so many people and places to discover, we could fill days with just this. That’s why we focus on narrowing it down to presenting the best of those things to you!

Basic vs Premium

If you don't want just a tour but the best you can get

Basic

  • Private Tour
  • Amazing local guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Free Map

Premium

  • All of the Basic Package
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Lviv style coffee

Tour price

The value of our service can't equal in numbers

Number of people
Basic Tour
Premium Tour
1 person
69 Euro
89 Euro
2 people
74 Euro
99 Euro
3 people
79 Euro
109 Euro
4 people
84 Euro
119 Euro
5 people
89 Euro
129 Euro
6 people
94 Euro
139 Euro
7 people
99 Euro
149 Euro
8 people
104 Euro
159 Euro
9 people
109 Euro
169 Euro
10 people
114 Euro
179 Euro
11 people
119 Euro
189 Euro
12 people
124 Euro
199 Euro
13 people
129 Euro
209 Euro
14 people
134 Euro
219 Euro
15 people
139 Euro
229 Euro

Jewish Lviv Tour

Getting to know the Jewish history of Lviv in a compelling 3 hour tour
Want a great tour?
Want even more?

Photos from the tour

Get an impression which wonderful things you will get to see

Reviews

Read from our guests what they have to say about this tour

I was fortunate enough to be able to schedule a last minute Jewish Tour of Lviv with Peter of Lviv Buddy. He definitely knows his history and gave me much more info than I will be able to remember. I can't say enough about the quality of this paid tour. If you are hesitant to fork out the price compared to some of the "free" tours, don't be. You get what you pay for!

New Orleans, USA

5/5

We did a private walking tour of Jewish Lviv and Peter made arrangements to drive us out to the village where my great grandfather came from. Peter is knowledgable, entertaining and informative. I would wholly recommend the company and our guides.

Manchester, Great Britain

5/5

The main reason we came to Lviv was to see its Jewish heritage, and Peter was our guide on the Lviv Buddy walking tour. The tour was excellent throughout with interesting sites and knowledgeable and enthusiastic guiding. We were able to discuss all sorts of related topics too as Peter’s expertise on Lviv covered all bases. He clearly loves his subject and his host city and we highly recommend this tour to all interested in history.

Newark-On-Trent, UK

5/5

You might also like

We have a lot of great tours to offer and we think you should check them as well

from 89€

Taste the best Ukrainian food that Lviv has to offer and learn about it’s importance for Ukrainian culture with a local.

from 69€

The best way to explore the best sights in the Old Town of Lviv in a short and compelling tour with an expert local guide.

from 99€

Taste the best locally brewed beers of Ukraine, meet the people who make them and explore the best pubs in Lviv on this tour.

Got questions left?

No problem! We can help you with that!

FAQs

It’s very easy. You just need to book it here, as all our tours are easily bookable online. We will then approve the tour and send you a payment link.

We offer cancellation for all clients. For our Basic Tours our Cancellation Policy applies. If you book a Premium Tour, we charge only 10% even you don’t show up.

If you book a Basic Tour, we will meet for most tours at the Amphitrite fountain or at the entrance. With our Premium Tours we offer a free Hotel pick up service.

No problem. We have a Tour FAQ page. Here we answer most questions. If you can’t find an answer there, please use the contact form on the right or contact us here!

Or leave us a message

Reserve your magic adventure now

Book your tour of Lviv right here with a couple clicks. It’s that simple. 

Reserve your premium adventure now

Book your premium tour of Lviv right here with a couple clicks. It’s that simple. 

Reserve your magic adventure now!

Book your tour of Lviv right here with a couple clicks. It’s that simple.

Reserve your premium adventure now

Book your premium tour of Lviv right here with a couple clicks. It’s that simple.