Day trip Fort Tarakaniv, Dubno and Kremenets from Lviv
Explore an old Russian fort and some beautiful small towns in Western Ukraine
Just around 100 Kilometers to the east of Lviv one can find beautiful small towns with a lot of history and some fortresses that are simply stunning. Our day trip from Lviv to Tarakaniv Fort, Dubno and Kremenets will show you quite a few unique places in around 10 hours.
Highlights of Day trip Fort Tarakaniv, Dubno and Kremenets from Lviv
Our Basic Tour is the budget-friendly option for those who want a high-quality tour but no extra thrills
for 1 person, each additional person: 20 Euro
With our Premium Tour Package you get the best service all inclusive and you can just relax and enjoy the tour
for 1 person, each additional person: 30 Euro
One of the best preserved secrets of Galicia is buried under tons of soil and is hard to locate, if you don't know where it is. The former Russian military complex Fort Tarakaniv was originally built to protect the railroad Kyiv - Lviv. One artillery company and two infantry companies could be housed here. Featuring kilometers of tunnels and passageways, an underground chapel and the headquarters of the fort's commanders, it's easy to get lost here. We have resembled a lot of material to show you Tarakaniv Fort as accurately as possible. We will be walking through the tunnels with you, enjoy the headquarters of the commander and also discover the secrets of the underground passages. Each of the casemates had it's own function: From hospital to warehouses and medical stations as well as barracks for the soldiers.
Traditional Ukrainian Lunch in Dubno
In Dubno you will get to try a traditional Ukrainian lunch from Western Ukraine. Get to explore the secrets of the best foods of Ukaine like Borsch, Vareniki and Deruny and learn more about how they are made. With it you can drink some tasty traditional spirits.
Lunch price included in the Premium Tours only!
Discover the Dubno and it's famous castle
Dubno on first view seems like any other Ukrainian city. But there are quite a few things to discover. Apart from it's magnificent fortress that offers stunning views on the local river, the city became quite famous in Gogol's novel Taras Bulba, where he talks about the siege of the city by Kossacks. In World War II the city played (like many in the region) a sad role in the Holocaust and was site for several mass shootings. One of them was witnessed by the officer of the German Wehrmacht Axel von dem Bussche, who later conspired with others for an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler. Although most of the Jewish community of Dubno perished in the Shoah, it still features an impressive synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery.
View over the Baroque Jewel Kremenets
Kremenets is probably one of the prettiest cities between Lviv and Kyiv. Although small, it actually boasts a ton of historic buildings and fantastic views. To see the town one most go to the top of the former castle on the hill overlooking the city. Next to the historic walls with it's mystic feel, you can enjoy a great panorama of the city. Polish queen Bona Sforza made the city a rich cultural hotspots. Most impressive still nowadays is the Jesuit Seminary and Convent in the city center that one simply can not miss. It used to house a school of the Jesuit Order and is a unique example of Baroque architecture in the city.
What guests say about this tour
We took the full day trip with Lviv Buddy to Tarakaniv Fort, Dubno and Kremenets castles. From our initial enquiry to the day itself, Peter’s communication was excellent and he was able to tailor our experience to match our group’s interests. He had some great insights into the sights we visited along the way and was able to provide the historical contexts. He knew the places to take us; places that we would not have known about if we were travelling alone and as a result we enjoyed some great Ukrainian cuisine! By the end of the day we felt as through we’d made a friend.
My parents and I were in Lviv and we wanted to make a day trip to Tarkiv, Pochayiv monastery and Kremenets. I saw a couple of companies offer the tour, but because Peter offered a better price, we decided to visit these places with him. And we had lots of fun! The day after we joined a walking tour and because Peter had learned a day before that I was a mathematician, he made one extra stop so that I could see the famous Scottish cafe where mathematicians used to gather (before ww2). He is very attentive and eager to help. In this company the visitors are a priority, so I would recommend anyone visiting Lviv join one of his tours.