On this guided tour you'll discover Kiev's main places of interest and explore one of its most emblematic monuments, the Cave Monastery.
Kiev and the Cave Monastery Guided Tour
After meeting in the centre of Kiev at 10 am, 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 Park of Eternal Glory, where you'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument honouring fallen World War II soldiers. You'll also see the Memorial to Holodomor Victims in commemoration of vistims of the famines in the Ukraine, getting a sense for Kiev's recent history.
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 around 2 pm.
We recommend bringing cash on the day of the tour to purchase tickets for public transport for you and your guide.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 11 years old||Children under 6 years old|
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English language tour
Children between 6 and 11 years oldUS$ 12.8
Children under 6 years oldFree
3.5 - 4 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to monuments (between 50 and 200 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.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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