Lviv Free Walking Tour – Hidden Secrets

An exploration of the non-touristy parts of Lviv with a real local
Duration
3 hours
Group size
1-30 people
Season
all year
Starts at
3pm
Weekdays
Thu, Sat

+++ Please note that from November until March our tour schedule will change. The Lviv Free Walking Tour – Hidden Secrets will then be available on THURSDAY and SATURDAY AT 3PM. +++

Most tourists come to Lviv, only to see those places that they have been reading about or seen before. But Lviv offers so much more. Countless palaces, churches, houses, square, monuments and restaurants, that would make up major tourist attractions in other cities but in Lviv they are hardly noticed, because there are so many other places that are more obvious. That is exactly why we have created our new free tour “Hidden Secrets of Lviv”. Here we want to show you those places that give you great stories, remarkable photos and a deep insight into our beautiful city.

Highlights

The five best things about this tour

  • Climb the Austrian citadel with for an amazing view over the city
  • Touch the only monument to a backpack in the world for all those who love travelling
  • See the former Scottish Cafe which was an important hangout for intellectuals
  • Explore the villa Dunikowski, one of the most beautiful buildings of Lviv
  • Hear about the Potocki Palace and its amazing history

Detailed description

More about your experience with us

Finding out more about the history of Lviv in places that you would usually not get to see is the main focus of our Lviv Free Walking Tour – Hidden Secrets. There are beautiful buildings to be discovered, like the Villa Dunikovskoho with its rich decorations and sculptures. You can also take a picture next to quirky sights of Lviv like the Street of the many names or the Monument to a backpack which especially our world travelling guests always see as a highlight.
But we also don’t spare out the horrific details of Lviv history when we show you how some of the World’s most famous scientists survived World War II and how meanwhile tens of thousands of people suffered and dies in Stalag 328 in a place that now houses a 5 star hotel. And we will also show you the only prison museum in Ukraine where people from different backgrounds suffered from oppression.

Why our tours are the best

More about your experience with us

Coffee Break included

One of our favourite tour features is our coffee break. Here you have the chance to ask our guides all kinds of questions and get to know the other participants.

Weatherproof

Because we want our guests to be fine, we will make sure that our tours can happen in almost any weather. If it's raining, we will bring you an umbrella.

Best rated

We have served thousands of visitors and take pride in our service that focuses on doing the best for every guests. That's why 97% of our clients rate us with 5 stars.

In Love

We really love Lviv and we want you to feel the same. That's why we give you all kinds of tips to make the best of your visit and enjoy all the aspects of this beautiful gem.

Free Tour Hidden Secrets

An exploration of the non-touristy parts of Lviv with a real local
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Reviews

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

We took the Hidden Secrets and had a blast! Our guide was extremely sweet, funny and did a great job of giving us local insight. We had already been in Lviv for 3 days and had seen the main attractions. This tour was perfect, because it took us to places we never could have found on our own. Our guide managed the pace of the tour in such a professional manner and was able to answer all our questions. This tour in particular took us up some hills so do beware of this as the city had seemed mainly flat until then.

Via Tripadvisor

5/5

The Hidden Secrets tour was fun and also met some of the most amazing people on this tour and hopefully we will remain friends. Our guide liked to talk, which is amazing the knowledge this young lady has about her portion of the tour. The citadel being one of my favorite stops of the trip but not saying everything else wasn't good because it was all amazing. Great tour and guide. These tours made me have a deep appreciation for Eastern Europe and it's rough past but also its resilience.

via Tripadvisor

5/5

Spending a few days in Lviv and I wanted something a little different than the normal free tour as you can tell there's a lot more to this city. I decided to give it a shot and it was awesome! We got to see different corners of the city that one wouldn't see otherwise. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. I've taken tours all around Europe but she was one of the best guides I've ever had. Thanks for helping us discover the amazing parts of this city!

Via Tripadvisor

5/5

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FAQs

For all our free tours, we meet at the Amphitrite fountain on Rynok Square. Watch out for a white umbrella with a Lviv Buddy logo on it! Also note that there are other tour companies that conduct tours and also use umbrellas for recognition. Please make sure to end up with the white umbrella!

You don’t need to book your spot as our guides will always be on the meeting point at the given times. But we recommend reserving a spot, because if the groups are too big, we can send people with no reservation away.

Yes, anytime. You can let us know if you can’t come or just not show up to the tour. 

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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.

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.