Day trip Fort Tarakaniv, Dubno and Kremenets from Lviv

Explore an old Russian fort and some beautiful small towns in Western Ukraine

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10 hours


1-15 people


all year



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.


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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.

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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 a restricted area.
Tarakaniv Fort
Explore the labyrinth of 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.

Varenyky Ukrainian food
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!

Dubno Castle
Discover 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!

Kremenets view
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.

Lviv Transfer
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.​

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