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Lavra Tour

Lavra Tour

from €20

per person

A historic Orthodox Christian monastery Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

Almost a thousand years ago, the Dnieper Jerusalem was destined to become the spirit that gave birth to the Pechersk Lavra. This is where the powerful monasticism of the Kievan Rus rose and where the incorruptible relics of more than a hundred saints rest starting from the first centuries after the Christianization of the country.

There is no other such place on the planet with so many relics as Lavra

And it all began in 1051, when the monk Anthony settled here in the old cave, which he and other monks later expanded. Today this underground space is a part of the Far Caves.

The territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is about 30 hectares and it is surrounded by secrets and legends. More than 50 million people from all over the world have visited Kiev Pechersk Lavra. It’s a powerful spiritual landmark, the most honored Orthodox church in Eastern Europe and it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, according to this, Lavra Monastery is №1 in our must-see list.

The complex includes 16 churches, two underground cave systems are divided into two parts — The Far and The Near Caves where there are relics of about 120 saints,  a central cathedral, seminary, and a tall bell tower.

2-hour private walking tour with a local guide will give you a deep cultural experience and will consist of Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, The Great Lavra Bell Tower, The Caves and The Museum of Micro Miniatures.

Information on prices:

Lavra tour duration is 2 hours. To learn more about the tour, click on the Tour Plan tab.

The cost of the tour:

  • 1 person – € 60 per person
  • 2 persons – € 30 per person
  • 3 persons – € 20 per person
  • 4 persons – € 20 per person
  • 5 persons – € 20 per person
  • 6 persons – € 20 per person
  • 7 persons – € 15 per person
  • 8 persons – € 15 per person
  • To calculate the price for bigger group, please contact us.

We accept payment in EUR, as well as in USD and UAH at the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Please note that the price includes:

  • – pick up from your accommodation,
  • – drop off
  • – tickets to the territory of Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • – services of private English-speaking guide.

Exclusions:

  • – Lavra Bell Tower  –  50 UAH (2 Euro) per person
  • – Museum of miniatures – 50 UAH (2 Euro) per person (closed on Tuesdays)

Local guides enter many attractions free of charge, but where you require your guide to accompany you into any attractions, you may be asked to cover the guide’s costs as well as your own.

Good to know:

  • – no shorts or short skirts are allowed
  • – women should have a kerchief or a scarf to cover the head

After 2 hours, each additional hour of the private guide services is €17.

2 hours
€60
€30
€20
  • Departure Time
    On request
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Include
    Drop off
    Pick up from the hotel
    English-speaking Guide
  • Not Included
    Entry Fees
    Meals
1

The Church of Trinity

The tour starts with the oldest church of Kiev Pechersk Lavra which was built by the prince who renounced his princely status. Now church is decorated in the Ukrainian Baroque style.
2

The Dormition Cathedral

The Dormition Cathedral is absolutely magnificent. It was destroyed in World War II and fully reconstructed in recent years. After that you will visit the Refectory Church. In the refectory, the Lavra monks had their meals.
3

The Great Bell Tower

Then you will be able to climb the steps of the Great Bell Tower and enjoy a bird's eye magnificent panorama of Kiev. Lavra Bell Tower ticket –  50 UAH (2 Euro) per person.
4

The Lavra Caves

The most desirable experience, which every tourist wants to get during this tour, is visiting the caves. First annalistic mentions of the Lavra Caves are related to 1051. At first caves were occupied by the monks who lived there, later they started to bury dead settlers of the monastery in the caves.
5

The Museum of Micro Miniatures

In The Museum of Micro Miniatures you will be amazed with a caravan of golden camels which is set in the eye of the needle, the world's tiniest book which size is 0,6 mm, etc. Museum of miniatures ticket – 50 UAH (2 Euro) per person (closed on Tuesdays).

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  • Fatih Ali
    20.03.2017 at 22:23

    We found our tour great. It was led by Kate. Despite the gloomy weather she kept everyone in high spirits. Learnt so much about the city. A lot more than you would find in a guide book. Was great to get a local view. Would highly recommend to anybody of any age or interest. Thanks again

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