Takes place in a restaurant in Drohobych, costs 80 UAH/person.
Drohobych Сity Sightseeing and the World's Oldest Salt Plant
Explore Drohobych, try the salt cake, visit a church in Medenychi and the hometown of Ukraine’s great poet Ivan Franko.
Tour language: Ukrainian. Contact us if you would like to hire a guide who speaks English or another foreign language.
Departure from Lviv (at 08:00 a.m.) - Medenychi (wooden church) - Nahuievychi (local lore and literary-memorial museum, 'Stezhka Ivana Franka' national park) - Drohobych (salt plant tour, temples, museums, lunch, city tour, evening theatrical tour "Secrets of Drohobych Town Hall", ascent to the town hall) - Lviv (return before 11:00 p.m.).
The Limpopo zoo is located in this village, which is said to be one of the best in Western Ukraine. More than 300 animals live here, representing hundreds of different kinds of the world’s fauna. Visitors may see tigers, lynx, puma, leopards, lions, camels, lamas, ostriches, porcupines, monkeys, etc.
It is the birthplace of the great genius of the Ukrainian people Ivan Franko (1856-1916). In the village, you will find the memorial estate and the literary-memorial museum of Ivan Franko. You can also walk along the beautiful “Ivan Franko's path” where you can see a number of the great poet’s characters wood-cut.
The town has its unique aura and charm and attracts tourists with a large number of architectural monuments.Drohobych is one of the most beautiful towns of Western Ukraine, the capital of salt production and the birthplace of 15th century philosopher Yurii Kotermak-Drohobych and Bruno Shults, one of the greatest Polish- language prose stylists of the 20th century.
The most prominent landmark in Drohobych is the wooden church of St. George (XV century, 1657), which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the ensemble of the Market square, with the Town Hall and the two oldest buildings in the town: the Gothic Church of St. Bartholomew (1392r.) and the Bell Tower (XIII century), which was rebuilt from the old Russian defensive tower.
The town also features one of the oldest factories in Europe, Drohobych salt plant which has continued to operate ever since it was opened in the 18th century. Here, you can see how they manufacture salt. You can also buy salt and souvenirs. The largest Choral-Synagogue in Galicia (1842.), the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (XVI century), the Gallery of Sacred Art and the Department of History of the Museum “Drohobychyna” are also worth visiting. In the Department of European Art Museum, you can also see wonderfully preserved frescoes of Bruno Shults, and many treasures, beautifully restored, from the collection of Count Karol Liantskoronskyi, one of the wealthiest magnates in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Drohobych is also famous for a unique dish, in which a salty cake and delicious bread is baked on brine with sausage.
This wonderful sightseeing tour around Drohobych is one of the best theatrical tours in Ukraine. During the walk, you will visit the Gallery of scales, go down to the dungeons of the Town Hall and the ancient prison, where you will meet the executioner and prisoners. Participants of the tour will also have the opportunity to climb up the tower of the Town Hall to see this beautiful town and the panorama of the Carpathians from a bird's eye view. This interactive theatrical performance is carried out by professional historians and theatregoers. They will show the balconies which are older than the houses and will present the Market square and the most beautiful buildings in the town in an unusual way.
Note. The tour “Secrets of Drohobych Town Hall” is for a group of more than 20 people. If the group is smaller, the tourists climb up the Tower of Drohobych Town Hall and visit the Gallery of scales, instead. (The price is 20 UAH/person).
- travel by comfortable bus;
- accompaniment by a guide;
- excursion service in tourist facilities;
- travel insurance.
- entrance tickets to tourist sites;
- Children 6 years old and younger: free (accompanied by 2 adults and without a separate seat on the bus)
- Children from 7 to 12 years old and people with disabilities (1st and 2nd groups with a certificate): 50 UAH / person (from the total cost of the tour)
- ATO participants (at the presence of a certificate): discount 30% from the cost of the tour
Ivan Franko's museum in Nahuievychi: general and pensioners – 50 UAH/person, school students – 30 UAH/person, students – 20 UAH/person.
Saint George's church in Drohobych (lower): general and pensioners – 30 UAH/person, school students and students – 10 UAH/person.
Saint George's church in Drohobych (upper): general, pensioners, school students and students – 10 UAN/person.
Drohobych salt plant: general, pensioners, school students and students – 30 UAH/person.
Palace of Arts in Drohobych (exhibition of Bruno Shults’ frescoes): general and pensioners – 30 UAH/person.
The Gallery of Sacred Art in Drohobych: general and pensioners – 20 UAH/person, school students and students – 10 UAH/person.
The lift to Drohobych Town Hall: 20 UAH/person.
Night theatrical tour “Secrets of Drohobych Town Hall”: 80 UAH/person.