Kyiv Pechersk Lavra tour

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra tour

The Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the most ancient and precious monument of Kiev having a great religious, historical and cultural importance. It has been the place of pilgrimage and one of the major shrines for Orthodox Christians from all over the world for many centuries.

Kiev became a centre of Christianity since the Kievan prince Vladimir at the end of the tenth century had performed a christening in waters of the Dnieper River for all Kiev people. From that time, Christianity has started to make its way on lands of the Kievan Rus.

Nowadays, if you turn around, you will see the golden domes of churches almost in every corner of Kiev. Pilgrimage tour is the way to discover one more side of this mysterious city, to feel its spirit, to see its beauty, to understand its culture. Churches in Kiev have not only a religious significance but also a great cultural and historical value. Each one has its own story, full of pain, sufferings and at the same time faith, love and compassion.

Deep Сaves that were found underneath one of the biggest and well-known monasteries of Kiev Pechersk Lavra still keep their secrets. So, while archaeologists and scientists are looking for answers how saint people, monks, priests and even heroes from our legends became mummies in those caves, thousands of people come to this holy land, to the remains of these Saints with prayers in hope for a miracle.

The Price for the group of:
4 people – 70€, 5 people – 75€, 6 people – 80€, 7 people – 85€.

Duration 3 hours
Price 60 eur/person
For a group of 2-3 people: 65 eur per group Price for the groups of 9 and more people will be negotiated
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Transfer and tickets are included

Private guide picks you up in a taxi from the city centre. After the tour your private guide drops you off at the hotel or city centre. Tickets to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and Taxi are included in the price.

3-hour excursion

Your private guide will tell you a fascinating story about one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

Unique monastery complex

In the territory of the Kiev-Pecherska Lavra there are 14 orthodox temples, a men’s monastery, 7 museums, graves of many legendary personalities and one of the first printing houses of Rus.


Accompanied by your guide, you will walk down to the underground caves where the remains of Pechersk hermits lie. These caves had been arranged long ago, back in 1057!

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Reviews about tour

Nicole Holzvoigt


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Thank you for the educational and very heartful tour around the Kiev-Pecherska Lavra. I felt the powerful energy of this place and enjoyed its beauty. Many temples, the golden domes, the blue sky, the splendid view on Dnieper and greenery around! I have got an unforgettable impression of the caves. Polina has told many stories about Christianity, the culture and history of these places. It’s apparent that this is a special place for her, her telling was very hearfelt! I would like to thank her personally – she’s a true professional of her craft!

Kiev Pechersk Lavra tour with private guide Kristina



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Sono andata per la prima volta a Kiev e volevo vedere qualche chiesa interesante.
Kristina mi ha fatto vedere Lavra e dintorni.E stata una esperienza fantastica.La ragazza parla inglese eccelente e anche tedesco.Sa tutto della storia e anche molto carina e molto simpatica.Raccomando a tutti questo giro perche veramente vale la pena-da sola non avrei mai visto tutto questo.Kievve una citta stupenda ma meglio avere una guida con se.
5 stelle eccellente.

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