Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Private Walking Tour

Discover one of the most ancient motasteries of Ukraine – Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. Enjoy a private guided tour and learn about the history of this holy place and the role that Lavra plays in people’s life. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is a must-visit attraction of Kyiv.

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   3 hours
Languages
Languages :   English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily
Tour type
Tour type :   Private walking tour
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up or near the main entrance to Lavra
Starting time
Starting time :   Flexible, from 10am till 3pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of UNESCO-listed Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
  • Explore an antient cave monastery, founded in 11th century, and see the relics of saints
  • Contemplate bird's-eye views of Kyiv from the top of Lavra Bell Tower
  • Learn the most interesting facts and legends abourt Lavra from your expert guide
  • Discover magnificent architectural ensemble of Lavra, including restored Dormition Cathedral

Description

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is without a doubt one of the most visited tourist attraction in Kyiv. Founded in 1051, this holy place has always played a key role in the development of the country. The architectural ensemble of Lavra is impressive and it’s history is rich. Your expert guide show you the stunning building of the Dormition Cathedral and tell you the story More >>>

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is without a doubt one of the most visited tourist attraction in Kyiv. Founded in 1051, this holy place has always played a key role in the development of the country. The architectural ensemble of Lavra is impressive and it’s history is rich.

Your expert guide show you the stunning building of the Dormition Cathedral and tell you the story about how it was destroyed during the World War II and then rebuilt. You will see a famous Lavra Bell tower that rises over the whole territory of the monastery. Nowadays it is opened for visitors, so if you want you can climb to the top and admire the bird’s eyes view of Kyiv.

The relief of the monastery is very uneven, so you will have to go up and down to explore all the hidden treasures of this place. You will meet the monks and hear about their way of life in the monastery.

Moreover, you will be able to explore famous Lavra Caves and wander through the underground labyrinths with a candle. There are relics of the saints in the Caves that have healing properties and many people come from all over the world to worship them and to ask for health and happiness.

If you are curious and want to see more, we highly recommend you to visit some interesting museums, situated on the Lavra territory. For example, in the Microminiatures Museum, you will examine the works of a famous artisan M. Syadrisky – a rose in a human hair, a flea with golden horseshoe, the smallest book etc (optional visit for additional fee, closed on Tuesdays).

After visiting Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, you will have great memories and unforgettable impressions.

Inclusions

  • Private walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if the option is selected)
  • Expert guide service
  • Entrance tickets to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and Bell Tower

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if the option is NOT selected)
  • Etrance tickets for optional visit of Museum of miniatures – 60 UAH (2,2 Euro) per person (closed on Tuesdays)

Get ready for the tour

Good to know

What to bring : women should have a kerchief or a scarf to cover the head
Not allowed : no shorts or short skirts are allowed
  • Due to uneven surfaces the tour is not wheelchair available
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Price for groups larger than 9 is available upon request

Price

Tour without hotel pick-up and drop off

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Private Walking Tour

  • 1 pax – 70 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 40 Euro per person
  • 3-6 pax – 30 Euro per person
  • 7-9 pax – 25 Euro per person

Tour with hotel pick-up and drop off

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Private Walking Tour

  • 1 pax – 90 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 50 Euro per person
  • 3-9 pax – 35 Euro per person

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