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


10 hours


1-7 people


all year



See the most unique fort of Ukraine
Enjoy the views of Dubno Castle
Climb to the old castle and glaze at beautiful Kremenets
Eat some delicious local food
Experience the real Ukrainian countryside with villages full of beautiful gardens

Basic Tour

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

Professional Guiding
Free Map
All entrance fees
Free Pickup

Premium Tour

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

All of the Basic Tour
Cancellation Insurance
Traditional Lunch

Being one of our guests favorite tours, the Day Trip to Fort Tarakaniv, Dubno and Kremenets shows you a wide variety of the places around Lviv.

Secret Russian 19th century Fort Tarakaniv

With Fort Tarakaniv, 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. That’s why we guide you through this place, show you where everything was located and tell you the stories connected to it. And with a little bit of luck you will even get to meet the nowadays inhabitants.

Hidden Secrets of Dubno

Dubno on first view seems like any other Ukrainian city. But there are quite a few things to discover. The local castle has been a residence of famous Polish aristocratic families for centuries. But there is also an great but intimidating exhibition of old torture devices here. Apart from the magnificent fortress that offers stunning views on the local river, the city became quite famous in Nikolai 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 which we will pass by.

Kremenets – Microcosmos of Ukraine’s history

A little further down the road, Kremenets is probably one of the prettiest cities between Lviv and Kyiv, if not in all of Ukraine. 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 hotspot. Most impressive still nowadays is the building complex of the old Kremenets Lyceum. Once an important intellectual hotspot this unique example of Baroque architecture tells the troubling history of this city. So does the Jewish cemetery, which is probably the prettiest in the whole region. Rarely are that many gravestones as here and it’s unique position on a hill makes it a real mystic place.
In Kremenets one can feel the history of several centuries and there are not many places where it’s so compact in one place. Join us on this adventure and book your tour now.

Tour itinerary

Lviv train station transfer Lviv airport transfer
Pick up
We pick you up by car or minivan to take you on your day trip. We will meet you directly at your accommodation if your accommodation is not in an restricted area.
Tarakaniv Fort Dubno Russian fortress Ukraine
Tarakaniv Fort

We have resembled a lot of material to show you Fort Tarakaniv as accurately as possible. We will be walking through the tunnels of this old Russian military complex with you, see the headquarters of the commander and 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

On a short walk we will wander along the shore of the Ikwa river and look at the beautiful Dubno Castle. In the castle you can explore the rich history of the region and learn more about how people were punished in the Museum of Torture. Can you feel the shivers down your spine already? If you are not satisfied yet, our guide still has a couple extra surprises for you!

View over the Baroque Jewel Kremenets

Starting view the beautiful view over the whole city from the narrow ways around the castle ruin we are going to introduce you to the legends and stories of this amazing gem of a city. In the building complex of the old Kremenets Lyceum you will get to know more about the intellectual elite that once was assembled in this small town. Passing by the many churches of the city we will end the trip with a walk over the Jewish cemetery, one of the most magnificent you will ever see. 

Drop off
We will safely bring you back to your accommodation in Lviv. If you wish to get dropped off somewhere else, we will try to make that possible too.

Tour information

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.

Stuart McConville
Liverpool, UK

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.

Sara Kalisnik
Boston, USA


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