Lviv Free Walking Tour – Hidden Secrets

An exploration of the non-touristy parts of Lviv

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.

Brief info about our Free Tour - Hidden Secrets

Duration

3 hours

Group size

1-30 people

Season

all year

Availability

Tue, Thu, Sat 3pm

Meeting point

We meet at the Amphitrite fountain on Rynok Square, right next to Pravda Beer Theatre. Watch for white umbrellas to spot us!

Highlights

  • 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

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.

Coffee break during the Lviv Free Walking Tour

We always stop on our free tours for a coffee or a drink. It’s one of our traditions, because we want to give you a chance to ask us any questions and to get to know each other and the other participants. We love being social and we want people to meet each other and make this world a friendlier place. At this occasion you can try some real Lviv cheesecake (Sirnik) and some famous Lviv coffee! 

Gifts and a great service to make you happy

Our idea of free tours is to make it as comfortable for our guests as possible. Not just with great guiding and an interesting route, but also with small extras. That’s why we created a Lviv Map that tells you all the important facts about Lviv and Ukraine and gives you tips from our guides on where to go in the city and what to do. And just like our tours they are free! Each participant will get one at the end of the free tour!
Also on rainy days our guides don’t just have an umbrella for themselves, but also for you! Yes, you read right, we will provide you with umbrellas during the duration of the tour! But we can only know how many umbrellas to take, if you reserve a spot for our tour before it starts.

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What guests 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.

RebeccaChanel
Via Tripadvisor

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.

Leo P
via Tripadvisor

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!

Hockeygal247
Via Tripadvisor

Tour FAQ

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Wed, Fri, Sat 7.30pm
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Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 2pm
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Services

Best-rated

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

Well-prepared

We want our guests to enjoy their tour. Therefore all our guides are prepared for small and big emergencies, be it a free wifi device, umbrellas or a first aid kit in case something serious happens.

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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.

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