The route of a tour: Lviv – Bubnyshche – Rozhirche – Stilske – Lviv.
09.00 Departure from Lviv
11.00 Arrival in Trukhaniv. Getting to Dovbush rocks on foot (4 km). Exploring the rocks.
14:00 Lunch in the restaurant “Sonyashnyk”. Moving to Rozhirche.
15.30 Arrival in Rozhiche. Walking to the old monastery in the rock
17.30 Arrival in Stilske. Exploring the complex.
18.30 Departure to Lviv
19.00 Arrival in Lviv
We start our trip at 9 A.M departing to Bubnyshche and then get on foot to Dovbush rocks.The nature monument of national value is located at an altitude of 600 m above sea level on the area of 100 hectares. Dovbush rocks lie along 26 hectares of the picturesque park territory. There is nothing exept for the wild nature there. According to legend, every mysteriuos stone of a huge rock is a part of the legendary hero's body and a person who touches the stone that is a his heart can make a wish and it will come true. At a height of 900 m. there is a lake, which is called Dead lake, because nobody knows where the water comes from. As a legend has it, Dovbush’s treasures are hidden somewhere in this lake. There are also souvenir stands during the tourist season there. You could hold a picnic on a meadow, ride a horse or have a lunch in one of the wooden restaurants located nearby.
We will stop for a lunch in the local restaurant “Sonyashnyk” (“Sunflower”).
Our next stop is another picturesque place near Rozhirche village. The whole monastery complex is located in the caves that were slotted in the rocks during XIII-XVI centuries. This is a unique sight as such style of construction wasn't typical for Galicia at that times. These two-level rocky caves of the monastery include living rooms and church. The monastery is located on the hill so that you can watch a wide panorama of the surroundings and the valley of Opir river.
Returning to Lviv we drop into Stilske complex which is located near Mykolayiv. It is definitely a unique place, as its' origin comes back to VIII – middle XI centuries. Despite the magnificence and historical value, this place isn't so popular among tourists. The capital of the Great (White) Croatia was located right in this area. The city was really huge at that time: fortified square came up to 250 ha, length of the arbor and defense walls – about 10 km. To compare, Kyiv of that time was only 9,8 ha in square. The difference is gigantic.
We will come back to Lviv approximately at 7 P.M.
by car – 950 UAH per group
by minibus (up to 8 persons) – 1100 UAH per group
by minibus (up to 17 persons) – 1500 UAH per group
You can join the group every Wednesday and Sunday. The price is 200 UAH per person.
- transfer (a car/minibus with a driver)
- Lviv region map
- print-outs (short information about the sites)
- guide service
- lunch in the local restaurant “Sonyashnyk”
* The tour is non-guided. You will be provided with a map of Lviv region and the print-outs about the sights that you are going to visit.
Information about the sites in pdf (in English)