Private Lviv Jewish History and Heritage Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lviv

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If you want to travel back in time and dive into a medieval Jewish town with its legends and jokes, tricks and dramatic stories, then the 2-hour private walking tour of the Jewish heritage is a right choice for you. This tour will show you how strongly Jewish culture, its signs and symbols have influenced the architecture and culture of Lviv. You will trace the important facts of the Jewish community from the XIV century until our days.
Meet your guide at the reception of your centrally located Lviv hotel or in front of the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater and start a comprehensive walking tour of the places related to the Jewish heritage in Lviv.During the tour, an expert guide will introduce you to the rich history of the Jewish community in Lviv. You will find out, when Jews first appeared in this region and how Lviv became the new hospitable house for the European Jews of the 14th century. You will discover that since the end of the XVIII century and until 1939 the Jews were the third part of Lviv population.Then, you will stroll through atmospheric streets and yards of old Jewish Quarter, will learn its order, customs, misfortunes and achievements. Moreover, you will learn about its famous inhabitants of different times, including Sholem Aleichem, who have made great contribution to the cultural development of Lviv. You will walk through the Staroevreiskaya Street and see the ruins of the Golden Roza Synagogue. One of the most beautiful and dramatic city legends is related to this place. Your guide will explain you why there were two different Jewish communities in Lviv and how they were officially united in the XVIII century.You will learn how many synagogues were built in Lviv and how many of the have survived until our times. You will see compactly located significant buildings, places, monuments, modern objects connected to the Lviv Jewish heritage, will feel the Jewish flavor of the city and fall in love with this side of Lviv soul.You may also visit the museum-room “Tracing Galician Jews” (optional). The tour ends in the center of the city.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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  • Step back in time on a history tour
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