Golden Horseshoe or Castles of Lviv region is one of the most popular excursion routes in Galicia and this has its own valid reason. Where else will you see the three complete medieval castles with their unique history, architecture and energy?More Information about the Excursion
Bus excursion in Lviv region for 1 day.
Duration – 8 hours
Downtown gathering at 8:40. Departure at 9:00. Return at 17:30.
Moving from east to west, the tour begins with a magnificent castle in Olesko.
The mention of the castle dates back to 1327. Just imagine how many things the castle walls have seen, how many secrets they hide… Over the course of history, the appearance of the ancient walls has been changing due to the numerous destructions made by enemies and reformations made by the owners of the castle. According to legend, the owner of the castle found a treasure in one of the rooms walled-in within the walls and was so glad that in the heat of passion he almost destroyed the castle, breaking the walls in the search of new treasures.
By the way, Polish kings were born in Olesko Castle… but our guides will tell you about it in great depth…
The present appearance of the castle was acquired in the seventeenth century. It has been renovated and today hospitably opens its doors for tourists. A branch of the Lviv Art Gallery is also available to attend here .
Moving across the short crossing we enter the territory of the so-called Polish Versailles. This castle was chosen as the Louvre for the shooting of the well-known movie D’artagnan and the Three Musketeers.
At one time, the castle was called one of the best palace and castle complexes in Europe. It still impresses with its grandeur: incredible panorama from the terrace, majestic chapel and inimitable garden.
We end our trip to the medieval castle in Zolochiv. The castle with its unique Chinese Palace, numbering only three in Europe, is strikingly beautiful. Beauty and nothing else…
Zolochiv Castle was built in 1634-1636. How many functions this castle fulfilled in its long history: the royal residence, the lord’s mansion, the educational institution, and even the prison. The permanent exhibition of the museum is no less original, in particular the Oriental Collection of the Lviv National Gallery – objects of culture and art of India, China, and Japan.
The centre-piece of this complex is unique for the Central and East Europe the Chinese Palace. there is a beautiful garden with extraordinarily decorated arbors.
Lunch time at the restaurant on the castle territory.
Important!!! Admission tickets to the museums and tourist spots are to be paid for separately!
Admission tickets prices:
- Olesko Castle – full UAH 60, students UAH 45, elderly and children UAH 15;
- Pidhirtsi Castle – full UAH 50, students UAH 45, elderly and children UAH 15;
- Zolochiv Castle – full UAH 90, students UAH 45, elderly and children UAH 15.
The price includes:
- meeting with a representative of the agency;
- travel by Euro class bus or minibus;
- observation excursions according to the program;
- guided excursion from the beginning till the end.
The price does not include:
- recommended programs;
- health insurance policy;
- lunches (from UAH 85);
- souvenirs, personal wishes.
WE WISH A GOOD TRAVEL AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!
The travel agency is not responsible for the operation of public road services, jam of traffic, weather conditions and related delays in the tour and possible inconveniences.