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Private Guided Tour of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

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    Stop At: Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, vul. Lavrska 21, Kiev 01015 Ukraine

    Meet your local expert guide and discover the world famous attraction – Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on a comprehensive walking tour.
    Once you enter Lavra, you’ll be amazed at the beauty and splendor of this monastery. The date of the foundation of Lavra is 1051, and it is one of the most sacred places in Ukraine. Wandering through the Lavra paved paths, you will see restored Dormition Cathedral and admire their architectural style.
    Next, your guide will show you a marvelous bell tower that dominates the whole territory of the monastery.You may have a chance to climb it's stairs and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city. (optional, for additional fee)
    The highlight of this tour is a visit of the famous Lavra Caves - a place where hermit monks ones lived. It is now open to visitors and many people from all over the world come here to worship the holly relics of Saints.
    You will hear a lot of interesting information about the life and traditions of monks and about the role Lavra plays in the capital’s life.
    There are also various museums on the territoty of Lavra, such as the Museum of book printing and the Museum of Micro miniatures. You can visit them in your free time after the tour.
    A visit of UNESCO-listed Kiev Pechersk Lavra is an amaizing experience that you will always remember.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Green Tour Ukraine, Chernogorskaya st. 17/14, Kiev 01103 Ukraine

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    Stop At: Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, Lavrskaya St., 9, Kiev 02000 Ukraine

    Unique collection of museum displays tiny pieces of art that can be seen under the magnifying glass. It’s is a work of a prominent artisan Mykola Syadristy.
    *Optional, museum is closed on Tuesdays.


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Lavra Bell Tower, Lavrska St, 13/81, Kiev 02000 Ukraine

    One of the highlights of the Upper Lavra is a 96-meter Bell Tower, which dominates over the territory of the monastery.
    *Optional visit.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Saviour at Berestove, Lavrska vul. 21K4, Kiev 01015 Ukraine

    An ancient church, located in the northern part of Lavra, is an important monument of architecture.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I wanted to do know more than if I went around by myself and my guide Svetlana was exceptional. I learned about the present day activities, different styles of monks and their according burial styles and plenty more about the interesting history of the monastery....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank H6753XRjamesp
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I had one of the best tour guides I've had, who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly, highly recommend!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank S_Valmont7
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Very knowledgeable and beautiful guide Katya was awesome. My 6 year old son fell in love with her. She was very professional, patient and sweet. Lavra is something to see on anyone's bucket list. If you are in Kyiv for a whole day, this is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Pathfinder50120
    Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

    What can I say? Thousands of years of history in one location! Or guide, Nikolay, has exceptional knowledge of the Monastery and history of it. My memory bank was full halfway through it all! Thank you for such an exceptional experience and a definite must...More

    Thank Neil B
    SnezhanaA1, Manager at Green Tour Ukraine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Neil, thank you for such a positive review of the visit of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery with our guide. We are glad that information provided by Nikolay was interesting and you had a great experience. Best greeting from Ukraine!

    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    Excellent tour by very knowledgeable guide who after the tour gave us good advice on restaurants and on moving on to the WWII Museum which was a short walk away

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    SnezhanaA1, Manager at Green Tour Ukraine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Thank you for your kind feedback! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed a Lavra tour with our guide and that her recommendations were helpful. We’ll be happy seeing you on our tours in future.

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    Response from Sonia M | Reviewed this property |
    Preethi-Rodrigues, I'm sorry to say that I don't know if there are English speaking guides at the monastery as the individuals or groups we saw had tour guides. I must say that we had a great experience with a private guide... More
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