Zhovkva Tour from Lviv – Short Day Trip

Discover a small city with an amazing history in a 6 hour trip from Lviv

Zhovkva is only a stone throw from Lviv and makes a fine tour. This small town that was largely built by Polish noblemen was once a bustling commercial center. It’s castle and the beautiful Rynok (market square) account of those busy Renaissance times. It also used to be the center of a fairly large Jewish community, whose main synagogue you can still discover.

Highlights of Zhovkva Tour from Lviv – Short Day Trip


6 hours


1-15 people


all year



Wander through the amazing Zhovkva Castle
Explore the remains of Zhovkva's Synagogue
See the famous East-West-Street from the book
Visit the Unesco World Heritage Holy Trinity Wooden Church
Walk through the beautifully preserved trade galleries around Rynok Square

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: 10 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: 20 Euro

All of the Basic Tour
Cancellation Insurance
Traditional Lunch

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.
Zhovkva Holy Trinity Church
Wander through the medieval remnants of Zhovkva

In its heydays, Zhovkva was a bustling commercial town. A place where pottery artisans, glass blowers, goldsmiths and weavers were producing some of the finest crafts of the region. The richly decorated and well-preserved houses, especially around the Rynok are witnesses of those times. The castle now houses the museum of the city history and from here you can enjoy a wonderful view over the whole town. But most astonishing for internationals standards might be the Holy Trinity Wooden Church Zhovkva, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage of Western Ukraine.

Enjoy a local lunch

Eating some Ukrainian food in Zhovkva just is a must. Join us for some tasty borsch and vareniki at a local restaurant and get to know the treats of Ukrainian cuisine.

zhovkva synagogue half day trip from Lviv
Explore the Jewish history of Zhovkva

Until the destruction of the Jewish community and the extermination of the Jewish people of Zhovkva by German soldiers and their local helpers, Zhovkva had more than 6000 Jewish inhabitants, roughly half the population of the city. They met in many synagogues, which now for the most part are only represented by the once majestic Zhovkva Main Synagogue that was built in the typical style for the region. The interior is completely lost but the walls and the hall are preserved. We will take you to explore this treasure and wander through the streets of the former Jewish quarter, with many houses still being preserved. The Shoah is also visible in Zhovkva, when visiting the mass grave that the Nazis created for the town's Jewish population. It is in Zhovkva that you can find the East West Street, the road on which many of Phillippe Sands' relatives lived that he accounts for in the book with the same name.

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

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