Soviet Lviv – Tour of Communist Lvov

Explore the Communist past of this classical city
Duration
4 hours
Group size
1-15 people
Season
all year
Can start at
10am, 2pm
Weekdays
Mon-Sun
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Not a typical communist city, Soviet Lviv was formed by the will of the Communist government to transform an entire city and get a rid of it’s past. The USSR wanted to transform Lviv to a model town and make it’s citizens strict followers of the Communist ideology. But there was one major problem: The people did not want that. This tour gives you an insight into the communist society, it’s architecture and various other aspects of Soviet power in Lviv. We also want to show you what happened to those who did not go along with Soviet ideology.

Highlights

The five best things about this tour

  • Explore the architecture of Soviet Lviv throughout the reign of the USSR in Western Ukraine
  • Find out more about life in Soviet society
  • Taste some typical dishes from communist times in Lviv
  • Learn about the most important figures of Communism in Western Ukraine
  • Feel what happened to those that were in opposition against the Communist Party

Detailed description

More about your experience with us

When first occupied in 1939 as part of the secret protocol added to the Molotov-Ribbentrop-Pact, Lviv went through a time of intensive persecution. The elite of the city was interned or shot, national movements sent to prison or deported. The struggle against this occupation continued until the 1950s. After this the situation normalised. The Soviet government under Khrushchev started focusing on housing.

Soviet housing and monuments in Lviv

Soviet urban planning started to reshape Lviv as a city. Many microrayons were added and new representative buildings were added. On our tour we will show you the most impressive buildings, monuments and projects and explain you both the significance as well as the ideological background of any of the urban development in Lviv. We will give you a broad picture of Soviet society in Lviv and how people lived. And of course you will get to experience some of it with your own mouth, when we take you to a typical Soviet-style canteen to try some typical foods from these times.

Basic vs Premium

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Basic

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

Premium

  • All of the Basic Package
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Extra Foods

Tour price

The value of our service can't equal in numbers

Number of people
Basic Tour
Premium Tour
1 person
99 Euro
119 Euro
2 people
109 Euro
139 Euro
3 people
119 Euro
159 Euro
4 people
129 Euro
179 Euro
5 people
139 Euro
199 Euro
6 people
149 Euro
219 Euro
7 people
159 Euro
239 Euro
8 people
169 Euro
259 Euro
9 people
179 Euro
279 Euro
10 people
189 Euro
299 Euro
11 people
199 Euro
319 Euro
12 people
209 Euro
339 Euro
13 people
219 Euro
359 Euro
14 people
229 Euro
379 Euro
15 people
239 Euro
399 Euro

Soviet Lviv Tour

Explore the Communist past of this classical city
Want a great tour?
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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 did the "Soviet Lviv Tour" on Sunday and I'm still stunned. Peter is an amazing tour guide and profound expert on this dark chapter of Lviv's history who will give you as a benefit a revealing insight into the intricate mentality of Lviv's past and present. The tour takes you to fascinating places outside the cobblestoned Baroque beauty of the old town to the remnants of the totalitarian regime and further on to residential areas with their massive concrete blocks. But it also focusses on art works, memorials, and the leisure facilities of the Soviet occupation period.

Augsburg, Germany

5/5

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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.