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Top-10 most amazing buildings of Western Ukraine

Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.

White Elephant: observatory on the top of the mountain

The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.

One-day Tour to Mlynky Cave

Mlynky is one of many other caves in Western Ukraine. Mainly, it is interesting because of possibility to participate in a sport cave tour, which can be as effective as training in a fitness centre.

3-hour tour makes all groups of your muscles work: moving on your knees, hustling through narrow passages, chinning up, descending with your head down, and passing stone blocks. The strongest could try themselves in a thrust, a vertical crack without a bottom, to pass which one should use his/her back, feet and hands as support areas. You are going to discover lots of new about your body.

And do not forget that you’re in a beautiful place. You’re surrounded by sparkling gypsum walls which sometimes remind waves or a layer cake. Actually, every corner hides various crystals: yellow and tiny, white and large, orange and red-brown. Sometimes you can face “plafonds”, huge one-piece crystal as if they were built-in in the middle of a wall; in the light of head flashlights they are like an enormous candy glass. Underground everything seems weird and your imagination will have a lot of food for creating fantastic and almost real visions (crocodile, star, devil’s throat, giant snail).  Such kind of tours is considered as an effective therapy which helps to get rid of stress and tension. Bright impressions for your soul as well as for your body (several bruises as souvenirs from a cave you will surely get).


duration  start 
    8.00 meeting in Lviv
4.00 8.00 12.00 transporting to cave (Zalissya village, Chortkiv Rayon, Ternopil Oblast), 230 km
0.30 12.00 12.30 preparation to the underground tour, safety briefing, changing dress. Snack is available (tea and cookie) +30min
3.00 12.30 15.30 Mlynky cave tour. Route “To the north”: you’ll learn the grammar of technique of moving in cave and how to make difference between galleries and halls, see crystals and laminate gypsum, overcome one of the narrowest places of the cave “Chortove horlo” (Devil’s throat)
0.30 15.30 16.00 clothes changing,  shower
1.00 16.00 17.00 dinner in the gazebo
4.00 17.00 21.00 transfer to Lviv

Price (should be specified before the tour):

Means of transportation  Number of participants 
 Price, hrn/person
Mercedes Sprinter – 18 seats 12 persons 650
Mercedes Sprinter – 18 seats 15 persons 600
Mercedes Sprinter – 18 seats 25-30 persons 560
Mercedes Sprinter – 18 seats 40-45 persons 530

The price includes:

  • transporting Lviv – cave – Lviv
  • English-speaking guide (1 person)
  • cave admission fee
  • guide service
  • equipment rentals (helmet, overall, flashlight, bandana, gloves, watertights)
  • insurance (insurance cover: accidents – 2000 UAH, medical expenses – 2000 UAH; take into account specifics of outdoor activities)

Additional payment:

  • shower  – 15 UAH/person
  • dinner – 60 UAH/person


  • red borsch /green borsch + bread
  • varenyky filled with potatoes/ pancakes with meat/potato pancakes
  • fresh vegetables salad
  • cookie
  • tea

Tourist group arrives to Speleohouse, change dresses, head for the cave tour.
After the tour the group returns to Speleohouse, again change dresses, take a shower (15 UAH/person).
The dinner will take place in the gazebo near the Speleohouse. 5-metre length table, benches, porcelain ware.