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Kiev and the Cave Monastery Guided Tour
Activities in Kiev

Kiev and the Cave Monastery Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

On this guided tour you'll discover Kiev's main places of interest and explore one of its most emblematic monuments, the Cave Monastery.

Itinerary

After meeting in the centre of Kiev, you'll begin your tour of the Ukrainian capital's main attractions, admiring the city centre's most important religious buildings, including Saint Sophia's Cathedral and Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

The tour continues past the mansions and stately homes built in the 17th to 19th centuries, before arriving in modern Kiev. You'll walk through the Maidan (Independence Square) and down the busy Khreshchatyk Street, the hubs of daily life in the city. Heading down Saint Vladimir Hill, you'll then wander to Mariinsky Park and the ​Park of Eternal Glory, where you'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument honouring fallen World War II soldiers.

After admiring the views from the embankment of the Dnieper River, you'll make your way towards the Cave Monastery, or Kiev Pechersk Lavra. This majestic architectural complex, famous for its gilded domes, was constructed in the 11th century and is composed of a number of buildings of great importance to the Orthodox Church. You'll visit the Gate Church of the Trinity, the Dormition Cathedral (reconstructed in the 1990s after being destroyed in World War II), the Refectory Church and the different galleries displaying religious art.

You'll then enter the caves which gave their name to the monastery. This network of corridors and rooms excavated from the rock housed the first monks who lived in the area in the 11th century. In these cave chambers, you can observe resting places and relics of Saints.

Before leaving the Kiev Cave Monastery, you'll visit the Microminiatures Museum, where you can admire such miniscule marvels as the smallest book in the world, at only 0.6 mm big!

The tour finishes in the centre of Kiev.

Hotel pick up

This guided tour of Kiev includes pick up from most city centre hotels. Your guide will contact you to confirm start time.

Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
English language tour
US$ 25.10
US$ 12.90

English language tour

  • Adults

    US$ 25.1
  • Children under 12 years old

    US$ 12.9

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Pick up from hotel.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Entrance to monuments (approx. 100 UAH).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Kiev local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 25.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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