Hot air balloon rides in Lviv and Lviv Region

We invite you to have a fascinating hot air balloon ride and get the stunning views of picturesque Lviv and “Ukraine’s Golden Horseshoe” castles.

Upon landing, you will undergo a traditional ritual which is over 200 years old and will officially become a balloonist. With champagne celebration, of course!

  1. Olesko Castle
  2. Pidhirtsi Castle
  3. Zolochiv Castle
  4. Svirzh Castle
  5. Busk
  6. Zhovkva
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Hot air balloon ride locations
Olesko Castle ride


Olesko Castle is one of the oldest castles in Ukraine. This beautiful Italian Renaissance building is located 75 km from Lviv near the village of Olesko.

During a balloon ride, you will see a fabulous place where famous movies were filmed, as well as admire the picturesque valley where the castle towers.

Pidhirtsi Castle ride


Pidhirtsi Castle is the Late Renaissance architectural monument. It is located 90 km from Lviv in the village of Pidhirtsi.

During the hot air balloon ride above the Pidhirtsi Castle you will see this one of the oldest Ukrainian castles in all its glory.

From a bird’s-eye view, you will observe the majestic palace and an amazing Italian park, which is a monument of landscape art.

Zolochiv Castle ride


Zolochiv Castle is the pearl of the “Golden Horseshoe”. This former royal residence is located 70 km away from Lviv.

During an unhurried balloon ride, you can see the castle’s architectural ensemble, which includes the Grand Palace, the unique Chinese Palace which is one of the rare oriental architecture buildings in Ukraine, and a beautiful garden.

Svirzh Castle ride


Svirzh Castle rises on the bank of the river Svirzh 40 km from Lviv. The famous “Three Musketeers” movie was filmed here.

During the ride, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery and romantic atmosphere of these places.

Balloons fly up the sky from the territory of the castle park. If you are lucky enough, then the balloon basket may touch the water surface when flying over the river Svirzh.

Other Lviv Region locations

Lviv Region

During the hot air balloon ride in Lviv surroundings you can see the mysterious Count Badeni Palace in Busk, which is hidden from prying eyes and closed to the public. You will also admire the bird’s-eye view of the unique Zhovkva, which boasts the largest number of monuments and architectural sights in Lviv Region.

Additional information
What's included?
  • Active rest
  • Insurance

Nota bene: The program and the objects that you observe during the ride may vary depending on wind direction!

Ride duration: 40-80 minutes (depending on the wind).

Tour duration (including transfer to the start location, briefing and ride): from 3 to 6 hours.

How and when the balloons fly.

Ride time: Spring, summer and autumn balloon rides are carried out in the morning (from 5 to 8 AM) and in the evening (from 7 to 9 PM). In winter, the rides take place throughout the day.

Weather conditions: Balloon rides are completely weather dependent. The final confirmation of the ride takes place the day before the event (in rare cases, the ride may be canceled a few hours before the start). If the flight is impossible due to weather conditions, it is postponed to a later date.

Price: from $150 per person  

Price depends on starting point and number of passengers.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Professional pilot
  • Champaign


  • personal english speaking guide
  • photoshoot
  • basket decoration
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We had an amazing trip to Kyiv thanks to Wonders & Holidays team. This place is not to be missed- it’s magical we will be back! We had such a great driver Vladimir who knew exactly how best to navigate around Kiev with fantastic local knowledge. And Daria our guide was exceptional speaking multiple languages and making our trip interesting and fun. And big thanks to Nick who put this tailored made programme for us the way we wanted and accommodated us on every wish we made to be fit for a little child. We have amazing memories of our 3 days in Kiev! Thank you!

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