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Private Tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Product ID: 72588
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Discover UNESCO-listed Kiev Pechersk Lavra on a comprehensive 2-hour walking tour. With your expert local guide, you will uncover the history of the monastery and visit mysterious Lavra caves.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from all Kiev hotels and apartments
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn important facts about the role of Kiev Pechersk Lavra in the Orthodox world
  • Explore enigmatic Lavra Caves and discover the relics of Lavra Saints
  • Admire the majestic Dormition Cathedral and Lavra Bell tower
  • Try some water from the holy springs
Full description
Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra with knowledgeable guide. Founded in 11th century, Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one of the most sacred places in the Orthodox world. This UNESCO-listed  Historical and Cultural Reserve is one of the symbols of the city and a must-see for all travelers.

Your tour starts from its oldest part – the Caves. Walk through the cryptic underground labyrinths and see the holy relics of Lavra Saints, explore the man-made cells and discover the underground churches. Not far from the Caves, you will find Wells of Saint Anthony and Feodosy, famous for its healing properties. Later, proceed to the upper part of the complex and explore its highlights, including the restored Dormition Cathedral and Refectory Church. You will see the main building of the Lavra Bell tower that rises 96.5-meters above the monastery. If you wish, you may climb to the top and admire the bird’s-eye view of Kiev for an additional fee.

Your guide will show you the splendid Gate Church of the Trinity, famous for its ancient paintings and beautiful iconostasis. Moreover, you may visit a unique exhibition of Micro Miniatures and discover incredible creations of N. Syardystyi.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Admission tickets to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the Lavra Bell Tower & Museum of Micro Miniatures (optional, Museum is closed on Tuesdays)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that there are no shorts or short skirts allowed. Women must also have a kerchief or a scarf to cover the heads
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 42 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Green Tour Ukraine

Product ID: 72588