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Kyiv: Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Museum of WWII Tour

4.8 / 5

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Kyiv: Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Museum of WWII Tour

From US$ 87.33 per person

Discover two of Kyiv's most famous landmarks in one with this unique combined guided tour. Explore the stunning monastery of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and learn more about the history of Ukraine during WWII at the Museum of World War II.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pick-up from your hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine
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  • Discover the spectacular monastery of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • Experience an unforgettable visit to the Caves Monastery
  • Learn more about WWII on the territory of Ukraine
  • Climb the famous Lavra Bell Tower for a bird's eye views of Kyiv
  • Benefit from complimentary hotel pick-up and drop off
Full description

Located in the heart of the city, on the picturesque Pechersk hills, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the Museum of World War II are two of the most recognizable symbols of Kyiv. After being picked up from your hotel, visit one of Kyiv's most popular tourist attractions, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, which is now included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Discover the secrets of the monastery which for centuries played an important role in the historical and cultural life of the country. Learn more about the history of this fascinating monastery through exhibitions, or climb the bell tower for an additional fee. Following your visit to the monastery, your tour will continue in the Museum of World War II, which consists of an open-air exhibition of military vehicles and an indoor museum within the Statue of Mother Motherland. Hear more about World War II and the struggle against Nazism on the territory of Ukraine from your knowledgeable guide. If you're feeling brave, finish your tour on one of the two observations decks located in the Statue of Mother Motherland for an additional fee. The choice is yours as to whether you venture up to 36 meters, or to a staggering 91 meters! After an exhilarating day, your driver will return you to your hotel in Kyiv. 

  • Private walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Entrance fees to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the Museum of World War
  • Entrance fee to Lavra Bell Tower
  • Entrance fees to optional sights (the Museum of Microminiatures and the observation deck of the Mother Motherland Statue)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that a dress code is required to visit the Lavra Caves Monastery. Shorts, short skirts and sleeveless clothes are not permitted. In addition, women have to cover their heads and knees should be covered for both men and women
  • Please note that the minimum age for the 91 meter observation deck of the Mother Motherland Statue is 18 years
  • An optional visit to the observation deck of the Mother Motherland Statue is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Interesting and informative

Our guide, Constantin, picked us up from the hotel as arranged and we were driven to the Museum of the Patriotic War. His knowledge of the subject was excellent and he was able to put it across in an interesting way. We then walked to the monastery where again Constantin was able to give us great background information on the site and its history. Finally we finished with a visit to the Museum of Miniatures which was an enjoyable addition to the day.

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February 21, 2019

Our tour guide, Mykola, was very knowledgeable and engaging. His descriptions of history and the places that we visited took us back in history and helped us to better understand how and why events took place and who the most important people in hisoty were at that time.

September 20, 2019

Sehr freundlich und kompetent.

May 13, 2019

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