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Kyiv: Private Tour of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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Kyiv: Private Tour of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

From US$ 56.63 per person

Discover UNESCO-listed Kyiv Pechersk Lavra on a comprehensive walking tour. With your expert local guide, you will uncover the history of the monastery and visit mysterious Lavra caves.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from all Kyiv hotels or apartments
Private group


  • Learn important facts about the role of Kyiv 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
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Enjoy a tour of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra with a knowledgeable guide. Founded in the 11th century, Kyiv 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 a bird’s-eye view of Kyiv.  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 the incredible creations of N. Syardystyi.

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Admission tickets to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • Admission tickets to Lavra Bell Tower
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the Museum of Micro Miniatures (optional, Museum is closed on Tuesdays)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • 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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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

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  • Please note that there are no shorts or short skirts allowed. Women must also have a kerchief or a scarf to cover the heads
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Hello, We have made this tour on 8th May 2017, together with our private guide, Katerina, and I want to share some impressions. First of all, Katerina is really a wonderful person, very sociable, she provided us a lot of information, she is very helpful and kind and visiting Pecherk Lavra with her was really a delight. This site worths being accredited by Unesco , for its beauty, sumptuousness, cultural and religious heritage. I loved every minute of the tour, which was an important key of your staying in Kiev. On this opportunity, I want to thank to your company, thank to Katerina for being such a great person and thank to Kiev for its wonderfullness!!

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May 11, 2017

A great experience in a small group. Highly Recommended. Guide is optimal, informative, happy to answer questions. Return transport can also be arranged personally.

January 2, 2020

A very informative tour of the church and catacombs. Amazing history.

October 4, 2019

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