Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

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From £51.35 £46.22 per group up to 3

Discover the 11th-century bell towers, cathedrals and caves of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery complex and learn more about the religious life of ancient Russia with an expert guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery complex
  • See the bell towers, cathedrals and caves of Kiev's most important religious site
  • Marvel at the tallest bell tower in Ukraine
  • Visit the underground catacombs of the Near Caves and Far Caves
  • Learn more about religious life in ancient Russia
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Explore one of the most famous attractions in Kiev at a time to suit you on a private guided tour of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery complex, founded in the 10th century by monks to help spread Christianity. Learn more about the main monuments of the complex, now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear about the underground living quarters of the Near Caves and Far Caves. See the Classical style Church of the Saviour at Berestove and the Gate Church of the Trinity atop the Holy Gates. Marvel at the highest bell tower in Ukraine at the Great Lavra Belfry and admire the golden domes of the restored Dormition Cathedral. Get stunning views of the city on the banks of the Dnipro River and upgrade your experience with a visit to the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine and the Mykola Siadrystyi Micro Miniatures Museum.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (excluding walking tours)
  • Walking tour with a private guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle or by minivan or minibus (excluding walking tours)
  • Visit to the Near Caves and Far Caves (catacombs)
  • Entrance fee to the territory Lavra Monastery, from 2 Euro per person
  • Entrance fee to the territory Lavra Monastery with guide service, from 7 Euro per person
  • Food and drink
  • Transportation for the walking tour options
  • Extra services
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

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    •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
    • Entrance fees must be paid to your guide
    • The dress code is formal
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    4.9 / 5

    based on 17 reviews

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    Excellent private tour!

    This tour exceeded my expectations. We only had one full day in Kiev, and opted to book this tour as we had heard the Pechersk Monastery was a must see. We were picked up in a private vehicle at our hotel, and our very friendly guide (I believe her name was Slava) educated us on Ukranian history and culture during the drive to the Monastery. She had extensive knowledge of the Monastery's history, which made the experience so much richer than it would have been if we had gone by ourselves. When our guide heard that we only had one day to explore the city, she took the time to draw out a walking route for us on a map, and gave us suggestions on the most important things to see. She went above and beyond what we expected, and it made our short stay a memorable one. I highly recommend this tour!

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    24 October 2018

    Da in der Gruppe sich nur der Guide und ich befanden, waren wir in der Gestaltung des Tages sehr frei. Es wurde eine Menge an Informationen gegeben und ich habe mich gut aufgehoben und betreut gefühlt. Ein tolles Erlebnis, wenn man mal etwas privater eine Besichtigung machen will. Die Eintrittsgelder müssen sowohl für den Guide als auch man selber bezahlt werden, man kann hier aber mit unter 10 Euro für zwei Personen rechnen. Da wir sehr schnell durch das Kloster gekommen sind und noch etwas Zeit übrig war, hat mich der Guide auch noch durch die Stadt begleitet und quasi eine kleine Stadtrundführung hinten dran gehangen. Auf jeden Fall sehr zu empfehlen für kleine Gruppen oder Leute die einfach mal ganz in Ruhe Kultur genießen wollen

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    16 March 2020


    This experience was quite amazing! I went on my own, and it was just the guide and I. So we strolled through Lavra and she told a lot of amazing stories about its history. The guide was very pleasant and patient with me

    21 July 2020

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