Private Guided Tour Of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10am - 3pm, Please specify the desired departure time, at booking time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or apartment in Kyiv.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover one of the main Kiev attractions on a fascinating, private, guided-tour. Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and is a must-visit place for all who travel to Kiev. You will enjoy the atmosphere of this holy place and learn many interesting facts from an expert guide.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Multiple times offered throughout the day

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Meet your local expert guide and discover the world famous attraction Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on a comprehensive walking tour.

Once you enter Lavra, youll 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 birds 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 capitals 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.


Professional guide

Private walking tour

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra

Entry/Admission - The Great Lavra Bell Tower



Entry/Admission - Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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  • 08-Feb-2020

    Sehr schöne und weitläufige Anlage. Hier muss man etwas Zeit einplanen, ist aber absolut sehenswert. Auf alle Fälle muss man besuchen!

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Lots of pretty art to see on the interior and exterior of buildings,and interesting history. Guide made it a lot easier to understand what we were seeing.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Thank you so very much, we had a great trip, our personal guide Serge was amazing, his knowledge of history and the Ukraine was off the scale, we were collected on time from our hotel which is where our tour started, and spent three hours learning lots and having a private tour. This would have been very difficult doing this alone as things were not clear and there were no evidence of English guides etc. Would recommend 100% and enjoyed our visit very much, made a great day. Worth every penny ! Thanks again..

  • 19-Sep-2019

    This was a wonderful tour. Very beautiful country side and panoramic views. Our guide made it even more special with his insight and desire to please his clients. Nickolai spoke excellent English and was very enthusiastic about the different aspects of the Lavra. Would highly recommend the tour.

  • 13-Aug-2019

    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. Would highly recommend if you're interested in more than just photos.

  • 02-Aug-2019

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

  • 30-Jul-2019

    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 the place to visit. Its huge, so make sure you have enough time.

  • 13-Jul-2019

    Maandag 8 juli 2019 maakte ik met een groepje van 4 de excursie naar het LAVRA-klooster met privé-gids Nicolaj. Deze erudiete man zorgde voor een onvergetelijke trip. Hij haalde ons zeer stipt op aan het hotel, en wees ons onderweg reeds op talrijke zienswaardige plekjes in Kiev. Op de locatie voorzag hij ons van een zeer gedetailleerde historische kadering van het hoe en het waarom van dit klooster. In de grotten zelf forceerde hij de doorgang naar vleugels die normaal niet eens voro het grote publiek opengesteld waren. Ook maakte hij het mogelijk om stiekem foto's te nemen waar het door allerhande betuttelende reglementjes niet mocht. Dit alles uit oprechte fierheid voor de culturele rijkdom van zijn land, en de wil dat het grote publiek die eveneens zou leren waarderen. Kortom: deze tour is een dikke aanrader, en vraag speciaal naar de gids Nicolaj als je wat meer wil dan een saaie suffe rondleiding.

  • 19-Jun-2019

    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 for a visit to Kiev!

  • 05-Jun-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

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