To fully appreciate Lviv you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your local gay friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Vlad has his own studio rental services in Lviv. An American ex cop he now organises trips for tourists. He has an SUV, so his guests get the star treatment. He enjoys sport, car tuning, website design, construction and psychology. Quite a mix. A good talker, he loves making new friends and having a good conversation. Due to other commitments Vlad is only currently able to offer his services either on Weekends or during the week after 5pm.
Vlad is 39 years old, covid vaccinated, a non smoker and speaks Ukranian, Russian, Polish and English.
Total cost for the guide services of Vlad for one day (8 hours) is 95 US dollars. First pay a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Then pay USD 50 in cash to Vlad after his services. If using his SUV within the city, please pay Vlad an additional USD 10 for the 8 hours.
Finally this does not include transport (unless you accept the extra USD 10 for his SUV option), entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
“Vlad was great. Met us on time. Put an itinerary together for us. He was very informative. Shares his love for his city and country. What we like most in a guide is the value they provide about every day life, politics of their country, education system, healthcare, etc. Getting to know the country through a locals eye. Vlad accomplished all of that. Shared a lot of Ukraine’s history as well. I would highly recommend Vlad“. Jed
“Vlad is so smart. He knows a lot about his country, its history. Vlad is the type of guide with which you will enjoy visiting an historical city such as Lviv. He will make you discover unusual places. I really recommend him.” – Lionel, France
Highlights of Lviv
Lviv is located in western Ukraine. Hence Poland and Slovakia are close by. It is a beautiful city that has been influenced by the Austro-Hungarian and Polish empires. Hence architecture is big here with buildings produced by famous architects who built castles for past European kings.
The city attracts many tourists with its entertainment venues such as pubs, clubs and coffee houses. Indeed some places even have shark tanks, knight themes and a free mason club.
In addition there are some 5 clubs, an opera house, 4 theatres and just as many movie theatres. Nevertheless there are special events which also draws in the crowds. These include a vintage car show, a Jewish culture week and a coffee festival . In addition the ski resort of Bukovel is not far away.
Moreover there are plenty of open spaces too. High Castle Park hosts the ruins of a 14th century castle which overlooks the town below. But if its spookiness that you seek, then try Insomnia The Haunted House. Other specialty museums include the Beer Cultural Experience Center, the Secret Pharmacy Interactive Museum and sacral art at the Lviv Sheptytsky National Museum.
Albeit UNESCO lists the historic city centre with its market square on its World heritage list.
To fully appreciate this amazing city, contact a Holiday Houseboy who will be able to give you a unique insight into this city.