Kiev Pechersk Lavra

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  • Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

    1. Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

    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.

    Amazing cultural and historical experience. I’ve been to the site before but never to the lower grounds. The bell tower with breathtaking views-is a must, so as the caves. Taya was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. She was able to fetch the tour to our preferences and the start time was also flexible. She was so nice to bring me clean head cover from home. Thank you. Highly recommend!

  • Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    2. Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    Enjoy a Kiev city tour as the first part of your 6-hour tour. See the most interesting sights of the city, including the Golden Gate, Vladimirskiy Cathedral, St. Michael’s Square, St. Michael’s Domed Monastery, Bessarabskiy Market, the Kiev Funicular, Post Office Square, St. Alexander’s Catholic Church and Mariinskiy Park and Palace. Stop to enjoy lunch at a Ukrainian restaurant (cost not included). After lunch head to the hill where St. Andrew’s Church is situated and begin the second part of the tour. Travel by metro to the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Kiev Metro and visit the deepest metro station in the world, at 346 feet.

    We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

  • Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    3. Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing trip around the city and a visit of Kiev Pechersk Lavra. Visit a beautiful park, named after Taras Shevchenko, and the main building of Kyiv University. One of the greatest architectural monuments, Saint Volodymyr’s Cathedral, is located nearby. Enjoy the beauty of the National Opera and Ballet Theater and discover interesting facts about one of the most recognizable symbols of Kiev – the Golden Gates. Take a short walk to the heart of the city, Saint Sophia Square, where the UNESCO-listed Saint Sophia Cathedral faces the incredible Saint Michael’s Monastery. Wander around the most charming street, Andreevsky Descent. Admire the stunning architecture, including the famous Saint Andrew’s Church and an open-air souvenir market. Check out the central Khreschatyk Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, favorite places among tourists and locals. During the ...

    Serghei was the best guide, very helpful and expert on Kiev history and facts. Very recommended.

  • Private Tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

    4. Private Tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

    Enjoy a tour of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra with a knowledgeable guide. Founded in the 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 a ...

  • Temples, Churches and Monasteries of Kiev

    5. Temples, Churches and Monasteries of Kiev

    The development of Kiev as a financial and trade center resulted in a multinational city with diverse religious convictions. Under Soviet rule, many of Kiev’s numerous churches were destroyed. The few that survived were turned into museums or were used as warehouses. Today, there are a number of Christian Orthodox and some Catholic churches, five Synagogues, Mosque, and a variety of other denominations and religions. Christian Orthodox churches include: St. Sofia Cathedral /1037/, St. Volodymir Cathedral /1882/, Ilininska Church /1692/, Ascension Church or Svyato - Ascension Church/1883/, St. Andrew’s Church /1754/, St. Cyril’s Church /1146/, Pokrova or Protection of the Virgin Mary /1766/, Cathedrals; St Nicholas Cathedral /1899-1909/, Aleksander Cathedral /1817-1842/, Synagogues; Podil Synagogue, The Central Synagogue of Kiev /1897/, Monasteries; Kiev Pecherska Lavra Monastery /1051/,...

  • Private Kiev City Bike Tour

    6. Private Kiev City Bike Tour

    Once your driver picks you up at your hotel and takes you to the starting point of the tour, your fascinating private bike trip will start. The bike route goes along the separate cycling path in the park zone, allowing you to avoid the traffic. The first attraction you are going to see is an elegant Mariinsky Palace, situated in the cozy Mariinsky Park. The tour continues to the observation deck in Khreschatyi Park. You will pass Love Bridge, where couples in love put locks as a manifest of their feelings. Moreover, you will see a fairytale-like building of the Puppet Theater that is reminiscent of Disney's Castle. Continue your adventure by crossing the Dnieper River through the picturesque Pedestrian Bridge and enter a spacious recreation zone of the Trukhaniv Island. A stunning view of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra opens from that point. Enjoy cycling the winding paths of the island with ...

    Serg was a great guide he provided lots of interesting information about Kiev’s history and took us on a wonderful 3 hour bike trip so we got to see first hand some of the best parts of Kiev - highly recommend

  • Kiev: Private Guided Helicopter Tour

    7. Kiev: Private Guided Helicopter Tour

    Your tour starts with private pickup from your hotel or apartment in the city center. From there your driver will take you to the helicopter pad located in the park zone of Hydropark Island. Following some short safety guidance, you’ll board your helicopter together with your guide to begin your breathtaking experience. There are three options of this tour, which consist of a standard 12-minute flight, or extended 24 or 42-minute flights. During the standard flight over the Dnipro River you’ll enjoy aerial views of the city's main attractions. These include Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the Mother Motherland Statue, the Arch of Friendship, and Pedestrian Bridge. The extended 25 and 42-minute flights include all of the sights mentioned above, as well as a bird’s-eye-view of the Mezhyhirya Residence. At the conclusion of your scenic flight, you'll return back to ground before being taken back to ...

  • Kiev in 180 Minutes City Sightseeing Private Tour by Auto

    8. Kiev in 180 Minutes City Sightseeing Private Tour by Auto

    If you have only one day to visit Kiev, or even if you have only couple of hours, this tour is ideal for you. Your guide will meet you at the airport or your accommodation and drive you to the city centre in a comfortable car or minivan. The detailed program and schedule of the tour may be agreed with the guide before the journey, so that you can be sure that you'll see everything that you are most interested in. Hear the fascinating stories about the Ukrainian capital and see the magnificent Dnieper river and golden domes of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra monastery. Visit St. Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have a thousand-year view of the ancient city and its symbols: Golden Gates, St Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Besarabsky Market, European Square, old Podil. See the aristocratic mansions and memorable historical places. 

  • Kiev: Customized Private Tour

    9. Kiev: Customized Private Tour

    If you want to get the maximum out pf your visit to Kiev in one day, this customized private tour is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and visit the most significant tourist attractions. This tailor-made tour has a lot of advantages as the program and the duration of the tour are flexible. You may choose any attractions you’d like to visit and modify the duration according to your schedule. It is possible to start the tour either from the airport or from your hotel. An experienced guide and a comfortable vehicle will make your tour enjoyable and relaxing. Kiev has boundless possibilities for delightful pastimes. You might want to visit the most famous and stunning tourist spots. Your knowledgeable guide will show you St. Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gates and Kiev Pechersk Lavra, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit an ancient Cave Monas...

    Excellent tour guide. Very knowlegable. Good insights also into recent Ukrainian history

  • Kiev: 3-Hour Private Transport Sightseeing Tour

    10. Kiev: 3-Hour Private Transport Sightseeing Tour

    This 3-hour private tour of Kiev provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of Kiev with a private guide in a comfortable car. Cover all the city sights in a time frame that would be impossible by walking. Whether it is your first time in the city, or you are simply short of time, you will get a comprehensive overview of the city with a professional guide who knows and loves Kiev. Travel back more than 1,500 years to the city’s birth and discover landmarks that represent Kiev through the ages. Go to Old Kiev Hill, where the city originated. Visit the famous Golden Gate, the former gateway to the fortress city. Peek inside St. Sophia Cathedral with its onion-dome roof, and St. Vladimir Cathedral (St. Volodymyr's Cathedral), mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. See the churches of St. Andrew and St. Michael, the monastery of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, also...

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What people are saying about Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Amazing cultural and historical experience. I’ve been to the site before but never to the lower grounds. The bell tower with breathtaking views-is a must, so as the caves. Taya was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. She was able to fetch the tour to our preferences and the start time was also flexible. She was so nice to bring me clean head cover from home. Thank you. Highly recommend!

I made my full day visit of Kiev yesterday with Taya. In addition to the history and the discovery of the different sites, she taught me a lot about the Ukrainian culture, the way of life, the languages...and all this in a passionate way. I highly recommend it! Thank you Taya! I also recommend to do it by walk, a few kilometers but much better considering the heavy trafic.

We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

Our Guide ( Slava) made the whole experience one we won’t forget. Her knowledge of everything to do with Kiev and it’s long history was amazing and bright it all to life. The guide books for Kiev are all pretty much out of date so it was great to have someone who could bring every detail up to date.

A lovely sightseeing tour to get a good impression of Kiev & its major sights! I strongly recommend this tour!