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More than 40 million people from across the world have visited Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, a UNESCO-listed golden-domed Orthodox Christian monastery that is the holiest place of pilgrimage in Ukraine. Translating into English as the ‘Monastery of the Caves’, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra has its origins back in 1051, when an Orthodox monk founded an underground sanctuary in a cave; many monks gravitated to this subterranean hermitage and eventually began to construct an over-ground church. The caves where the hermits lived were subsequently used for burials and many mummified remains can be seen today by guided tour.

From the 11th century onwards the monastery played a central role in Ukrainian life; it was here that the first national printing presses was used and many famous scholars passed through its doors. A fire destroyed the original complex in 1718 and the monastery, its cathedral, church and refectory were all rebuilt in Baroque style with gilded domes and portraits of the saints adorning the exterior; a 30-hectare estate surrounding the complex overlooks the River Dnieper. The fortunes of Pechersk Lavra waxed and waned with the political upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries, but in 1988 the monastery and caves were returned from state control to a newly thriving community of monks.

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daily summer 8am–7pm; winter 9am–6pm
Lavrska Street, 9, Kiev, Kiev Oblast, 01015

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essential for any visit to Kiev and with a private guide, you’ll be privy to in-depth knowledge not found in the free brochure. Explore the Baroque style churches, including the gilded Assumption Cathedral.  You have the option to take your time in the Kiev Pechersk Preserve and enigmatic Lavra Caves or expand your tour to the monastery to include the Museum of Treasures, Bell Tower, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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US$51.47
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Private Guided Tour of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Private Guided Tour of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

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Explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures in Kiev on this private guided tour of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Enter the iconic Kiev Pechersk Lavra complex—widely considered among the most sacred places in Ukraine—with a private guide and marvel at its breathtaking beauty. Follow paved paths to the restored Dormition Cathedral, see the Great Lavra Bell Tower and perhaps climb it for panoramic Kiev views. Then, visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra caverns—a system of underground caves once home to hermit monks—and gain insight into the site’s 11th-century history.
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  • 3 hours
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US$62.43
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Kyiv Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Visit of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Kyiv Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Visit of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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If you want to see everything that Kiev has to offer but are limited on time, a 5-hour private tour is the way to go.  Round trip private transportation takes you and your guide to all of the Ukrainian capital’s major attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiev Pechersk Lavra.  While the tour is comprehensive, you set the pace and can customize the itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 5 hours
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US$106.11
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Private Tour: Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine

Private Tour: Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine

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Join a private guide for a personalized, half-day tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra and the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine. With the option to choose a walking tour, opt for an excursion by private car or book a minibus for your group. The day can be tailored to your interests and schedule so you won’t be limited by a fixed tour itinerary.
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  • 3 hours
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US$87.18
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Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour

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See all of Kiev's highlights in a single private sightseeing tour. This excursion is a great option for first-time visitors or those travelers with a tight schedule, enabling you to see the landmarks and attractions on three different routes: the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, St. Andrew's Decent, and a comprehensive city tour of Kiev. Along the way, listen to commentary from a guide, letting you in on hidden facts and less-known stories about the Ukrainian capital.
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  • 6 hours
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US$108.49
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3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Kiev

3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Kiev

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Experience Kiev in all its splendor from the comfort of a private car.  In just a few hours, you’ll get to appreciate all of the city’s most important landmarks spanning 1,500 years of history. Step inside the cathedrals of St. Sophia and St. Vladimir and explore the charming historical center. You’ll take in Old Kiev Hill, the imposing Golden Gate, and more and still have time to visit the famous Monastery of Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
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  • 3 hours
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US$170.00
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US$170.00
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Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

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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 and The Caves.
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  • 2 hours
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US$66.32
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra and WWW2 museum

Kiev Pechersk Lavra and WWW2 museum

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It's a unique old part of Kiev and plus sociable and funny tour guides will make it unforgettable! :) The tour is flexible and you can always add hours or change sightseeing route. We require a prepayment of 20 USD.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

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This tour will take you to the oldest and the biggest cathedral in Ukraine, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves. It is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts in Kiev. You will see the most beautiful churches and explore the caves with mummified remains of the Saints from 11th century. Ukrainian people are very religious and you will have a chance to learn more about Orthodox.
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  • 2 hours
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US$45.03
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Half-Day Kiev Pechersk Lavra Exploration

Half-Day Kiev Pechersk Lavra Exploration

Explore Lavra from golden domes to the underground caves, there’s a lot to see in this important pilgrimage place. The private walking tour with a local guide will provide you a deep cultural experience and will consist of Lower Lavra Monastery (caves with shrines and saints) and The Upper Lavra (The Assumption Cathedral, Refectory church, The Great Bell Tower and so on). As one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, the Kyiv​ Pechersk Lavra is a significant sacred and historical site. It is a monastic complex famed for its buried monks and hermits, spiritual atmosphere and unique underground caves. In the 11th century, a monk Anthony founded the monastery upon a search for solitude in the wilderness. He excavated a cave within the hillside. One by one monks began to join him. The monastery grew as wealthy princes and donated land and money. Destructions, persecutions and fires were numerous in the history of Lavra but its role as the centre of Ukrainian orthodoxy has been kept for ages.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$89.00
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2 Hours Private Walking Tour to Kiev Pechersk Lavra

2 Hours Private Walking Tour to Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Dive into the history of the oldest and most important Orthodox monastery, the main place of religious worship for Orthodox pilgrims. Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is a unique architectural ensemble of monastic buildings included in the UNESCO world heritage list and is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. The caves of the monastery are unique underground man-made systems. The Near and the Far Caves of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve are underground monuments of architecture, archaeology, history, and culture. They were dug in the high Dnipro hills between 5 and 15 meters deep. In the caves are buried relics of the Lavra monks-ascetics who lived there in the period from the 11 till 15 century. It is in the Far Caves, where the relics of 49 saints are kept, began the history of the monastery...
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  • 2 hours
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US$46.37
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery. Private guided tour by foot

Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery. Private guided tour by foot

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The private walking tour with a local guide will provide you a deep cultural experience and will consist of Lower Lavra Monastery (caves with shrines and saints) and The Upper Lavra (The Assumption Cathedral, Refectory church, The Great Bell Tower with an amazing bird’s eye view on Kyiv and so on.) As one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, the Kyiv​ Pechersk Lavra is a significant sacred and historical site. Kyiv Pechersk Cave Lavra is the main holy shrine of Ukrainian orthodoxy. It is a monastic complex famed for its buried monks and hermits, spiritual atmosphere and unique underground caves. In the 11th century, a monk Anthony founded the monastery upon a search for solitude in the wilderness. He excavated a cave within the hillside. One by one monks began to join him. The monastery grew as wealthy princes and donated land and money. Destructions, persecutions and fires were numerous in the history of Lavra but its role as the centre of Ukrainian orthodoxy has been kept for ages.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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US$61.54
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Riddles and Mysteries of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Riddles and Mysteries of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

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We will try to solve the riddles of number one attraction of Ukraine - KYIV-PECHERSK LAVRA, the second oldest surviving Christian stronghold of Ukraine. We will try to penetrate the history of LAVRA CATACOMBS, which hold the imperishable relics of 122 monks. You will be introduced to the stunning results of medical experiments on these human remains. You will also learn what miraculous events happened here throughout centuries. In addition, we will visit 3 churches-the ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL, GATE CHURCH OF THE TRINITY & REFECTORY CHURCH and learn how to decipher the symbolism of their wall images.I will teach you how to read Ukrainian Orthodox architecture and to interpret it through the prism of color science. We will stand on LAVRA'S BEST OBSERVATION DECK, which offers a mind-boggling view of the monastery architectural ensemble. You will begin to understand that there is a reason for every detail you come across in the Monastery grounds and that these details often go unnoticed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$19.98
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Kiev Lavra Monastery - All Included Private Tour!

Kiev Lavra Monastery - All Included Private Tour!

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Visit Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery with a private guide on a tour that’s tailored to you, and experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. From golden domes to the underground caves, there’s a lot to see in this important pilgrimage place. A personal guide will help you decode the memorials, museum, architecture, artwork, and history of the centuries-old monastery.
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  • 3 hours
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US$58.99
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Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Cave Monastery

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Cave Monastery

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Amazing ancient cave monastery complex in heart of Kyiv listed into World UNESCO heritage list. Center of spiritual, cultural and political life. Join us on this tour and be surprised of unusual fact and history of this sacral place!
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  • 2 hours
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US$42.45
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US$42.45
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Kyiv by Night

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Kyiv by Night

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Kiev under the moonlight. This nighttime tour leaves the day free for other activities and lets you see the city's top landmarks lit up for the night. Highlights include the Lavra Monastery, Paton Bridge, Maydan Nezalezhnosti, and Khreschatyk.
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  • 2 hours
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US$43.08
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US$53.85
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City Sightseeing Kiev Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Kiev Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience Kiev your way on a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Enjoy the sights of the city on the 90-minute loop or spread your adventure out over 24 hours with unlimited access to the bus.  You decide what to see and when. Along the way, listen to audio commentary in a variety of languages. As a bonus, you’ll receive a complimentary city map with discounts to a variety of businesses.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.91
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US$21.91
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Tasty Ukraine - Happy Tours-Your Kyiv in 3 hours

Tasty Ukraine - Happy Tours-Your Kyiv in 3 hours

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This tour will help to develop an intimate relationship with Kyiv. You'll experience: - The famous corners of Kyiv - Backstreets with history going back to hundreds of years - Baroque architecture and stories how these buildings where born - Surprises and prizes for smart travellers and much more..! If you want to feel like a friend is showing you a city, then this tour is just for you.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Lavra and Caves tour

Lavra and Caves tour

Every year, millions of people come to Kyiv to discover the heart of Christianity in whole ancient Rus with a thousand-year-history - the Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra. On the territory of the Upper Lavra you will admire the largest temples: the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the refectory church of Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves, as well as the large Lavra bell tower; You will go up to the bell tower, admire the picturesque view of the Dnipro, learn the history of this grandiose structure and the price of bell ringing; In the Lower Territory of the Lavra you will visit the labyrinths of the Near or Far Caves, where the relics of 120 saints are located, listen to the stories about the life of the ancient Pechersk monks. And you will learn the secrets of Ilya Muromets and Nestor the Chronicler.
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  • 2 hours
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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Kiev One Day 6-Hour Tour

Kiev One Day 6-Hour Tour

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This tour will give you an overview of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Visit all the big sites and many of the secret ones on this 6-hour tour. Discover the roots of Kiev's past. Experience modern Kiev like a local. Kiev One Day 6-Hour Tour is the best option for the tourists who visit Ukrainian capital in a short period of time and want to see all the essential sights of the city. Your program of this Kiev One Day tour may be all tailored to your requests. You pick the start time of the tour. I design the tour from any central venue.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.08
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US$78.08
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Kiev City Private Tour for the First View Visitors

Kiev City Private Tour for the First View Visitors

This tour with us will bring you the quint-essence of the history and modern life of Kyiv. You will have the best general view of Ukrainian capital, which connects the gray past with dynamic now-days.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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US$128.21
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Kyiv in One Day: Private Tailor-Made Sightseeing Tour

Kyiv in One Day: Private Tailor-Made Sightseeing Tour

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Experience Kiev your way on a 100% customizable private day tour. Beginning with pickup at your desired time and place, where you go depends on your interests. Choose from a long list of attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, and your private guide will create a custom itinerary. The duration of the tour can range from four to 10 hours, depending on your time restrictions.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.20
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US$85.20
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Panoramic Kyiv by Night Driving Tour with Private Guide

Panoramic Kyiv by Night Driving Tour with Private Guide

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Experience Kiev in the moonlight on a two-hour private sightseeing tour.  Beginning with hotel pickup, your private guide will take you to see the city’s major attractions illuminated in all their splendor.  Drive past the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiev Pechersk Lavra and more. Then, enjoy a nighttime stroll around the city center while your guide narrates.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42.60
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US$42.60
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Kyiv Combo: Private Tour of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and WWII Museum

Kyiv Combo: Private Tour of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and WWII Museum

Enjoy an immersive experience at Kiev Pechersk Lavra and the Museum of World War II on a five-hour private tour. Skip the headache of public transit and relax in private round trip transportation.   With prearranged admission, you can breeze past the ticket lines to maximize your time at each attraction. You set the pace, while your private guide gives you insider stories at both places.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.03
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US$73.03
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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra hours of operation: daily summer 8am–7pm; winter 9am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.