Spend a wonderful time on an informative 5-hour tour that includes a visit of two popular travel attractions of Kiev, located close to each other Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Museum of World War II.
Learn all the most interesting facts from the centuries-old history of the Orthodox Monastery Kiev Pechersk Lavra, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Hermit monks Anthony and Theodosius founded Lavra in 11th century and nowadays it is one of the symbols of the city.
You will start exploring Lavra from its most ancient part the cave monastery. Your guide will show you an underground church and the relics of saints that are believed to have healing properties. Later, you will visit the Upper territory of Lavra, where the Great Bell tower is located. Moreover, you will see the Dormition Cathedral and Refectory Church.
After visiting Lavra the tour will continue and you will walk to the Museum of the World War II. A one-of-a-kind museum enlightens people of the tragic events of the World War II and helps to understand the importance of peace for the future generations. On the open-air grounds of the museum, you will find an exhibition of the military equipment and sculptures depicting the crucial events of the war.
Then, youll have a comprehensive tour of the museums main exhibition, located in the podium of the Mother Motherland Statue. Passing from one hall to another with an expert guide, you will uncover striking facts about the struggle against Nazism. If the weather is good, there is a possibility to get to one of the observation decks of the Mother Motherland statue, 36 m or 91 m high, and contemplate the panorama of the city (optional, for additional fee).
When the tour is over, your driver will drop you off at your hotel or apartment.