Zhovkva and Krekhiv Monastery Private Half-Day Tour from Lviv

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Experience the captivating beauty and rich history of Zhovkva and Krekhiv Monastery on a private half-day tour from Lviv. Step back in time as you explore the picturesque town of Zhovkva, once home to the Polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski. Marvel at the magnificent Zhovkva Castle and visit the stunning St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Discover the fascinating history of the city, which has been influenced by famous figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Peter I. Then, journey to the secluded and enchanting Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicholas, founded in the 16th century. Explore the monastery's beautiful grounds and discover its holy springs with healing water. This tour will not only provide you with unforgettable memories, but also a deeper understanding of the region's history. Book now and embark on an extraordinary journey through time.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the magnificent city of Zhovkva
  • Explore the impressive Zhovkva Castle
  • Discover the historical events that shaped Zhovkva
  • Experience the beauty of St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • Visit the secluded and magnificent Krekhiv Monastery
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Venture out of Lviv and explore the enchanting city of Zhovkva and the serene Krekhiv Monastery on a private half-day tour. Your journey begins as you meet your local guide at the reception of your hotel. Zhovkva, nestled just 25 kilometers from Lviv, boasts a rich history that unfolds through its impressive landmarks. This picturesque town was once the residence of Polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski, who aimed to create a "perfect city" in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, Zhovkva stands as a testament to its noble past, featuring renowned attractions such as Zhovkva Castle, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the Town Hall, and Vicheva Square. Your adventure continues with a visit to the captivating Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicolas, located 13 kilometers from Zhovkva amidst a magnificent forest. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ancient monastery and discover its holy springs that are believed to possess healing properties. This captivating tour promises not only pleasant memories but also a deeper understanding of the region's significant historical events.

What to expect?

During this 5-hour private tour, you can expect to delve into the history and culture of Zhovkva and the neighboring Krekhiv Monastery with the guidance of a knowledgeable local expert. Begin your day by immersing yourself in the fascinating stories and events that shaped Zhovkva. Explore the iconic Zhovkva Castle, a magnificent structure that has stood the test of time. Visit the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, a marvel of architectural grandeur. The tour also highlights the Town Hall and Vicheva Square, where you can witness the vibrant heart of this remarkable city. Traveling through the picturesque region, you will then embark on a serene journey to the Krekhiv Monastery. Discover the secrets of this sacred place, including the healing springs that have attracted visitors for centuries. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, this private tour offers a captivating experience.

Who is this for?

This private tour is designed for travelers seeking an immersive and personalized experience of the Lviv region. It caters to history buffs who wish to uncover hidden stories and explore the architectural gems of Zhovkva. Art and culture enthusiasts will also find this tour enriching, as they can discover the region's artistic heritage and religious traditions. Nature lovers will appreciate the serene ambiance of the Krekhiv Monastery and its surrounding magnificent forest. This tour is suitable for a wide range of age groups and interests, as it offers a balanced combination of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you are traveling solo, with a partner, or as a small group, this private tour promises an unforgettable journey through time and tranquility.

Why book this?

Book this private half-day tour and unlock the secrets of Zhovkva and the Krekhiv Monastery with the expertise of a local guide. Experience the thrill of exploring historical sites that have witnessed significant events throughout the centuries. From the grandeur of Zhovkva Castle to the calming atmosphere of the Krekhiv Monastery, this tour invites you to take a step back in time and indulge in the rich heritage of the Lviv region. By choosing a private tour, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in meaningful conversations, and delve deeper into the stories that bring these destinations to life. Let the local guide's passion for history and culture ignite your own curiosity, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable journey through time.

Good to know

During this half-day private tour, make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as you will be exploring various historical sites on foot. It is also advisable to bring a bottle of water and a light snack for your convenience. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Lviv, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Zhovkva and the Krekhiv Monastery as your expert guide shares intriguing insights and captivating stories. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning architectural wonders and the tranquility of the surrounding nature. This tour is a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on a memorable journey through the captivating past and present of the Lviv region.


Travelers who have embarked on this private half-day tour rave about the immersive experience and the wealth of knowledge provided by their local guide. They appreciate the personalized attention and the opportunity to delve into the fascinating history of Zhovkva and the Krekhiv Monastery. Many highlight the enchanting beauty of Zhovkva Castle and the peaceful ambiance of the Krekhiv Monastery. Guests describe their tour guide as passionate, engaging, and well-versed in the history and culture of the region. Overall, reviews reflect high satisfaction and praise for this captivating tour, which truly brings the past to life and provides a deeper understanding of the Lviv region's heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Zhovkva Town Hall

After meeting your guide at the reception of your hotel, an intriguing journey to the city of Zhovkva will start. Located in 25 km from beautiful and world-popular city of Lviv, a cosy town of Zhovkva is one of the places in Ukraine, where important historical events took place. In far XVI-XVII centuries, this adorable city was a home of the Polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski, who had decided to build a “perfect city”.

Zhovkva Castle

Located in 25 km from beautiful and world-popular city of Lviv, a cosy town of Zhovkva is one of the places in Ukraine, where important historical events took place. In far XVI-XVII centuries, this adorable city was a home of the Polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski, who had decided to build a “perfect city”. From those times, the city kept the most glorious and impressive Zhovkva Castle.

Admission Included

Zhovkva Defence Synagogue

The history of the city keeps memory of the numerous historical events that influenced the development of not only Ukraine, but also the entire Europe. In different periods, such famous people as Napoleon Bonaparte, B. Khmelnitsky and Peter I visited Zhovkva. Such eye-catching places of interest as Defense Synagogue will be on the map of the tour as well.

Vicheva Square

One of the most beautiful square in Lviv region

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

marvelous St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Wooden Church of St. Trinity

A real pearl of Zhovkva Town

Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers

During the second part of the tour, you will visit the Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicolas situated in 13 km from Zhovkva, in secluded and magnificent forest. The old monastery was founded in XVI century and you will find holy springs with healing water on its territory. This journey to such beautiful places of the Lviv region will not only provide you with pleasant impressions, but also will enlighten you about the most significant events in the history of the region and the entire country. After we drop you at your hotel, the tour will end.



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Ich kann diesen Ausflug nur wärmstens empfehlen. Hier hat einfach alles geklappt von der Buchung der Tour bis zur Rückkehr ins Hotel. Gebucht haben wir vor Abflug aus Österreich heraus übers Internet. Wir sind pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt worden und sowohl unser Guide als auch unser Fahrer waren sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und kompetent. Unser Guide hat geduldig unsere vielfältigen Fragen beantwortet und hat uns sehr viel Wissenswertes über unsere Ausflugsziele und die Ukraine erzählt. Wir haben uns für diese Tour entschlossen, da wir neben Lemberg noch eine zweite ukrainische Stadt besuchen wollten und das Kloster klang ebenfalls sehr interessant. Von beidem wurden wir nicht enttäuscht. Zhovkva ist nett. Im Schloss ist noch etliches an Restaurierungsarbeit zu leisten, aber genau dieser Kontrast zwischen dem kleinen, bereits restaurierten Teil und der großen restlichen Anlage hat seinen ganz eigenen Reiz. Der Aufstieg auf den Rathausturm war ebenfalls nichts alltägliches, denn er führt durch ein kleines, aber liebevoll eingerichtetes Museum direkt den Stiegenaufgang entlang! Das Basilius Kloster ist einfach prachtvoll. Ebenso prachtvoll und wunderschön gelegen ist das Kloster Krechiv. So wunderbar der Ausflug bis dorthin war, das für uns absolute Highlight war die kurze Wanderung durch den Wald zum Höhlenkloster. Dieser Weg ist schon alleine für sich einfach beeindruckend, führt an einem wunderbaren Brunnen vorbei und und lohnt jede Mühe. Man kann hier wenig weit von Lemberg entfernt Natur genießen. Gutes, stabiles Schuhwerk ist hier erforderlich! Der krönende Abschluss war die St. Trinity Holzkirche. Wir haben die Tour übrigens auf Deutsch gebucht und unser Guide hat super Deutsch gesprochen! Die Tour ist in einer Minigruppe (2 Personen) nicht ganz günstig, vermutlich auch mitbedingt durch die Buchung in deutscher Sprache, aber ihren Preis unserer Meinung nach auf jeden Fall wert.
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