Everything is Illuminated - Lviv style


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Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Ukrainian (fluent), Russian (fluent), Polish (advanced), English (fluent)

A combined tour of Jewish heritage and the most famous places of interest in Lviv. We will visit High Castle Hill, drive to the Holocaust Monument on the territory of the former Jewish ghetto, see Kleparow train station, we will drive along the former Janovski concentration camp, will drive by National University. We will see the house, where Shalom Aleichem used to live in Lviv, the former Jewish Hospital and the dwellings of the Jews before the WW2. We will walk along our narrow and crooked streets, as well as the main avenue - Svoboda, crowned with the Opera House. We will see the ruins of the Golden Rose synagogue, I'll tell you about the religions, which have met in our city, we will visit different churches - St. George, Dominican, Assumption, Armenian. We will also talk about life of Jews in Lviv today. We will enjoy the walk around the Rynok Square and will visit the Pharmacy museum. You can have your lunch in one of our local restaurants in the city centre.


Visiting places related to history of Jews in Lviv: Krakow suburb, site of the Temple, Holocaust monument, Jewish Ghetto site, Kleparow station, former Yanovska camp site, Monument to the Yanovska camp victims, Synagogues (outside) in Vugilna and Mihnovskyh, Old Jewish quarter, former Jewish hospital, site of the former Jewish cemetery, modern memorial Space of Two Synagogues.
As well as the places of interest of Lviv today - the Rynok Square - heart of medieval Lviv, St. George Cathedral (also related to Jewish history!), Pharmacy Museum, Opera House (outside), walking in the modern city centre Avenue.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Train Station
Address or intersection upon your request
Monument/Building upon your request

End location: Your hotel lobby (or any other place on your request).

Duration: 6 hours



By a mini-van and walking.

What’s Included

My services as a professional licenced guide, trasportation by a mini-van with a professional driver.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

250 hryvnia - per person - Lunch and admission fees to the museums and churches (about 10 US dollars per person).

What’s Extra

Food, entrance fees, ticket to take photos (if you wish to).

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour was specially prepared for us by Irene so we can trace footsteps of our parents. Irene's preparation for the tour and her knowledge of the city and it's history made this tour a very special event for us. She was a gem.
Renata Greenspan

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