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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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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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$61.76
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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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$102.35
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Private Tour: Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine

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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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$50.60
$55.00
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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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$71.04
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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
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$42.14
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Private Panoramic Helicopter Kyiv Guided Tour

Private Panoramic Helicopter Kyiv Guided Tour

Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Kyiv during a fascinating helicopter guided tour. Don’t miss you chance to spend your time in Kyiv in an unusual and pleasant way – private helicopter tour is a unique experience you will always remember!
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  • 12 to 42 minutes
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$203.79
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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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$58.36
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Dnipro River Private Panoramic Kyiv Boat Trip

Dnipro River Private Panoramic Kyiv Boat Trip

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Explore the best of Kyiv waterfront sights on a lovely private boat tour. Standing on Dnipro River, Kyiv offers you a delight of watching picturesque sceneries from the water while listening to a friendly local guide. No trip to Kyiv in summertime is complete without taking a private boat trip.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$148.20
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River Dnipro Sightseeing Cruise in Kyiv

River Dnipro Sightseeing Cruise in Kyiv

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Explore the mighty and historic River Dnipro on a sightseeing tour from Kiev. In the company of a private guide, start at the River Port, where you'll board the ship for a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour, during which you'll observe many of Kiev's landmarks from the water.
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  • 2 hours
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$16.35
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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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$82.06
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Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour

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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$108.49
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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
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$84.29
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Kyiv by Night

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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$53.85
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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery

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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$64.34
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Full Day Kiev Private Tour

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Full Day Kiev Private Tour

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All Kiev must-see sights on private full day city tour. This tour is created by guide-historian and blogger and provided by guides with historical background. Our guide pick you up from your hotel/apartment. During the first 3,5 hours you are going to see the main Kiev historical attractions such as Golden Gate, St. Sophia Cathedral, Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and explore Andriyivskyy Descent market. Ride by a car from the city to the Motherland statue. 102 meters figure of a woman with a shield and a sword is one of the visiting cards of Kyiv. Enjoy by fantastic panoramic overview besides the statue. Lunch break at one of the best Kyiv traditional Ukrainian restaurant with old countryside interior. You can treat you guide or enjoy your meal alone. Second part of the tour is dedicated to Lavra monastery. You will be lead through non touristic beautiful monastery yards and ancient labyrinths Back by taxi or public transport to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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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
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$72.25
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Customized Full-Day Tour of Kiev by Luxury Vehicle

Customized Full-Day Tour of Kiev by Luxury Vehicle

See all of Kiev on a private, chauffeured tour; make sure you get to all the sights if you have a limited time in the city. On this full day excursion, you visit the city’s main attractions, and enjoy Ukraine’s national cuisine at one of Kiev’s finest restaurants. Customize the tour to your must-see locations and enjoy personalized service. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
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$345.80
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Tour of Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery Lavra

Tour of Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery Lavra

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Come visit Lavra with Natalia, a professional tour guide! The oldest and the biggest standing monastery of Ukraine "KYIV-PERCHESK LAVRA", which is compared to the Roman Vatican, was founded almost 1000 years ago. Before long, it became the trend-setter for all other Rus' Orthodox monasteries. Today, it covers an area of about 28 hectares and is Ukraine's number one attraction! Lavra's biggest shrine is its Catacombs, which hold the imperishable relics of more than 122 saintly monks and persons. Of particular interest is that the monks’ bodies have been naturally preserved to this day! Furthermore, Lavra boasts one of Kyiv's best observation decks where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of Lavra's golden-domed churches, left-bank Kyiv and the Motherland Statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty in New-York! The Monastery's numerical strength is about 300 monks. The tour includes a visit to 3 churches with detailed explanations, the observation deck and a visit to the Catacombs.
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  • 2 hours
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Discover Kyiv: The Most Complete 6 Hours Private Sightseeing Tour by car

Discover Kyiv: The Most Complete 6 Hours Private Sightseeing Tour by car

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Experience all that the Ukrainian capital has to offer on a private 7-hour tour. Exclusive round-trip transportation allows you to skip the headache of public transit and complete the comprehensive itinerary with ease. Highlights include the Lavra Monastery, St. Sophia, and the world's deepest metro station. Along the way, your personal guide provides engaging and interactive commentary that you won’t find in a typical guidebook.
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  • 6 hours
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$177.66
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Private driving tour around the must-see places in Kyiv

Private driving tour around the must-see places in Kyiv

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Compact, lively, energetic, agile and essential tour to the city's main venues. With a local insider by your side you won't miss any of the must-see spots in Kyiv. This private driving and walking tour offers a quick yet thorough glimpse of the city. Get answers to all your questions—ideal for a solo traveler or individual group. Do not forget that from the beginning of our acquaintance to the end of your journey, everything is for you in the best and unique way!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$68.64
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Dnipro River Panoramic Boat Cruise and Podil Walking Tour

Dnipro River Panoramic Boat Cruise and Podil Walking Tour

Spend a wonderful time in Kyiv combining a joyful one hour Dnipro River boat ride with a comprehensive walking tour of Podil district. During the walking part of the tour, discover such popular travel attractions as Kyiv Funicular, Kontraktova Square with a Ferris Wheel, Andriivsky Descent and Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Podil neighborhood is a harmonious blend of rich history and modern vibe. It’s a favorite place of citizens of Kyiv and its guests. After a cheerful walking tour, return to Poshtova Square and board a panoramic cruise boat for a one-hour river ride. Sailing along the Dnipro River, discover iconic waterfront sights of the city, including the Arch of Friendship, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and Mother Motherland Statue. Your will pass by Trukhaniv Island and Hydropark and glide under Pedestrian and Metro Bridges. Moreover, your guide will tell you many interesting facts about the city. Finish the tour, once the boat returns to the River Station.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.76
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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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$170.00
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Private Tour: Temples Churches and Monasteries of Kyiv

Private Tour: Temples Churches and Monasteries of Kyiv

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After your guide picks you up from your hotel in private transportation, you’ll set off on a day-trip to explore Kiev’s monasteries, churches, and temples.  Visit the city’s major places of worship, including St. Sofia Cathedral and Podil Synagogue, at your own pace, stopping for photos whenever you like. Listen as your guide provides detailed narration at each location on an interactive tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.34
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2 Hours Private Walking Tour to Kiev Pechersk Lavra

2 Hours Private Walking Tour to Kiev Pechersk Lavra

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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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$42.75
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What are Kiev-Pechersk Lavra hours of operation?
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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.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kiev-Pechersk Lavra can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 44 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Kiev-Pechersk Lavra 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra costs USD 16.35. Guided Kiev-Pechersk Lavra tours start around USD 16.35 per person. See all 44 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra tickets and tours on Viator.
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