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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.64
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$108.49
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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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$16.35
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Trip to the Motherland E-Scooter Tour

Trip to the Motherland E-Scooter Tour

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An 18km Scoot to the majestic Motherland Monument and back along the river Dnipro. ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided tours and rentals around Kyiv. Our friendly guides have been chosen for their passion for Kyiv and their ability to tell you the stories you won’t find in the guidebooks. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and a great way to maximise your city sightseeing. We make as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle network, quiet roads and fantastic city parks to get close to all of the key sites around the city. This 18km tour takes you out to the south of the city to visit Kyiv’s 102m high motherland statue. Enjoy a longer ride on our scooters with brief stops at Mariinsky Palace, Perchersk Lavra, and 30 minutes to explore the Motherland Monument. We return via Founders of Kyiv monument and a lovely ride along the river Dnipro embankment back to the ScootKyiv shop.
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  • 3 hours
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$55.00
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$55.00
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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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$86.67
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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 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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$105.24
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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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$60.01
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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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$63.51
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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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$109.00
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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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$170.00
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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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$209.55
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$209.55
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5-Day Small-Group Tour of Kyiv Highlights

5-Day Small-Group Tour of Kyiv Highlights

Maximize your time in Kiev on a 5-day small group tour. The comprehensive adventure begins and ends with convenient private airport transportation.  In the middle, you’ll enjoy four nights of accommodation, plus breakfast, at the hotel class of your choosing. Follow your guide to Kiev’s best attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and St. Sofia Cathedral.
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  • 5 days
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$698.47
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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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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 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 - 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 see that there is a reason for every detail you come across in the Monastery grounds and that these details often go unnoticed. Entry ticket UAH120 or EUR3.6.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Kiev Private Tour

Full Day Kiev Private Tour

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All Kiev must-see sights on private 6-hours city tour that includes Old Kiev, the Motherland Monument, Lava monastery. You can choose walking tour with public transportation or car /walking tour. Our guide pick you up from your hotel/apartment. During the first 3,5 hours you are going to see the main Kiev attractions such as Golden Gate, St. Sophia Cathedral, Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and explore Andriyivskyy Descent market. Your guide explain you the Soviet life and introduce modern as well nearby President administration, mystical House with Chimeras and Parliament. Second part of the tour is dedicated to Lavra monastery. You will be lead through non touristic beautiful monastery yard. Some steps down the road and you find yourself inside ancient labyrinths. Together with monks and pilgrims go to beautiful churches on the hill where evening service just started. Finish the tour besides the statue of Motherland with panoramic overview. Back by taxi to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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$168.00
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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
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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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$43.34
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Weekend in Kiev (3 days private tour)

Weekend in Kiev (3 days private tour)

Get maximum impressions from your weekend in Kiev! . See the best sights of the Ukrainian capital, try its delicious cuisine and cheap drinks and experience exciting entertainments. And get the maximum attention and care from professional Wonders & Holidays guides. Welcome to Ukraine! . Choose Kiev as your next weekend tour destination. . Take a few hours flight from any European city to the capital of Ukraine and you’ll see the metropolis with a thousand-year history (Kiev was founded in 482) and hundreds of sights worthy of your attention. . Of course, it is not an easy task to visit them all in two days. Therefore, we in Wonders & Holidays have prepared a special program for you to see the most exciting ones and get the best experience during your weekend in Kiev. . If you want to continue your journey, see more Tours in Ukraine that we can offer you.
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  • 3 days
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$191.80
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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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$355.58
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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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$67.47
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4-Day Small-Group Tour of Kiev Highlights

4-Day Small-Group Tour of Kiev Highlights

Maximize your time in Kiev on a private 4-day tour that includes airport transfers and accommodation, therefore eliminating the stress of sifting through hotel reviews. Customize your itinerary to suit your interests and take things a pace that feels right for you. The takes you to all of the city's noteworthy attractions such as the National Opera Opera House of Ukraine and the UNESCO-listed Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
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  • 4 days
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$482.58
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The most comprehensive 3-4 days package tour around Kyiv

The most comprehensive 3-4 days package tour around Kyiv

Very rich, intense and all-encompassing tour program! Not a moment is wasted. Airport transfers are included. Experience the true atmosphere of the capital of Ukraine.This tour program can also be covered for 4 days. We make absolutely personalized tours. Please write us your wishes and preferences and we will make a customized and unique tour just for you and your group. The tours will include a break for a lunch in amazingly affordable Ukrainian cuisine restaurant. If you need to arrange accommodation, we will also be happy to help. The price is per day when booking a package tour.
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  • 3 days
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$92.71
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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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$182.68
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Kiev Military Private Tour

Kiev Military Private Tour

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• Discover Kiev military attractions and visit three major Kiev military museums on a day tour with a professional guide. • Enjoy spectacular view from Kiev fortress banks. • Try the best Ukrainian wine at the end of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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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 45 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 45 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra tickets and tours on Viator.
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