Discover your shtetl (near Lviv)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids welcomed

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



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

1-day heritage tour

Small galician town somewhere near Lviv, it might be Drohobych, Brody or Berezhany. . . a place where your ancestors came from. Long ago, far away.

Don't worry. With me it's easier than you think. I'll help you to discover the place where your ancestors lived once. I'll arrange for you the convenient transportation, tell a story of your shtetl, lead you right to the places you need: your ancestors' house, school where they learnt. And always help you to communicate with local people. Older people—especially in smallest towns and villages—can still remember your family members!

We can go together to any town/village placed up to 4 hours from Lviv. If you are not sure where to go exactly I can do for you the professional archival research (see my other tours).

Please, consult with me your tour before booking.


1. Lviv (city centre)
2. Your town (your ancestors' home, synagogue, cemetery, other interesting places)
3. Lviv (city centre)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: City centre (your hotel or train station)

End location: City centre (your hotel or train station)

Duration: 8 hours

The tour can take up to 8 hours. It's better to start it the morning, and leave Lviv about 8:00 AM


We need to rent a car or to take public bus. It depends on our destination and your preferences.

What’s Included

Car transportation up to 260 km both ways (please contact me, if your town is placed more than that from Lviv).
Pre-research (localisation of the places of interest, historical sources), interpretation, personal assistance, integration with local people.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 UAH - 30 USD is recommended for meals during the day, museum admissions, souvenirs, etc.

What’s Extra

Meals during the day.
Museum admissions.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was a pleasant experience to be with you on our trip in Galicia, the home land of our family. We, all the four cousins, have been impressed very much by your kind and nice personality, as well as from your knowledge on the subject of the Jews in the area. We appreciate very much the effort to find citizens from the community, for helping to locate the house and the farm that belonged to our Grandfather. We were very lucky to have you as our guide, and intend to recommend you to friends and family.
Amir Fundaminsky

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