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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

    Local tour operator

    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Kiev hotels or apartments
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to the Lavra Bell Tower & Museum of Microminiatures (optional, Museum is closed on Tuesdays)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Lavra Bell Tower
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A dress code is required to enter the tarritory of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Women should have a kerchief or a scarf to cover the head. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • The Lavra Caves close at 4:30pm in summer time and at 3:30pm in winter.
    • Walking tour will have uneven surfaces, please wear comfortable shoes
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 February 2019

    We booked this tour (which included a tour of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War) before we left the UK. Pick up was from our hotel and we were driven to the museum in about 15 minutes. Our guide, Constantin, was both informative and...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank Steve C
    SnezhanaA1, Manager at Green Tour Ukraine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019

    Dear Steve, thank you for your detailed feedback of the visit of the tour with our guide. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is indeed one of the must-visit places in Kyiv, especially with Museum of Miniatures. We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour with our...More

    Reviewed 10 October 2018

    Wonderful experience, fascinating site, beautiful. I found it difficult to walk down to the caves and tour guide suggested we check out the Miniature Museum. This is a fascinating Museum and we got to meet the actual creator of the masterpieces.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank joankoff
    SnezhanaA1, Manager at Green Tour Ukraine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

    Dear Joan thank you oce again for the review. The caves can be quite difficult at times but we are happy that you like the alternative that our guide suggested. You are always welcome in Ukraine!

    Reviewed 22 May 2018

    My family and I had a private tour of Pechersk Lavra, which we booked online with Green Tours. The tour was excellent, as our guide Veronica is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of this very impressive monastery. She was very informative and spoke...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Sonia M
    Snezhana A, Manager at Green Tour Ukraine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

    Thank you for sharing your impressions of the tour to Kiev Pechersk Lavra on TripAdvisor! It’s nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed a visit Lavra with our guide. This place has a rich history and it’s true that it’s better to visit...More

    Reviewed 22 October 2017

    In August this year we decided to visit Kiev to show the city to our relatives from Canada and give them the taste of Ukrainian culture. We decided that for the most part we would explore the city by ourselves but the Cave monastery would...More

    Date of experience: August 2017
    Thank Philiph1178
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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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