Kiev: St. Sophia Cathedral and St. Michael’s Monastery
- Step back in time and learn the most interesting facts about St. Sofia Cathedral, built in the 11th century
- Admire centuries-old frescoes and mosaics
- Marvel at the beauty of the restored St. Michael’s Monastery
- Enjoy a comprehensive tour with a private local guide
See authentic frescoes and mosaics from the 11th century and a 6-meter Virgin Orans in the main altar of the cathedral. Learn about the Kievan Rus and east Slavic culture before heading to the top of the Bell tower to admire the view of the Sofiivska square and its Monument to B. Khmelnitsky. You may also visit the House of Metropolitan, where temporary exhibitions are held.
During the second part of the tour, you guide will show you the splendid St. Michael’s Monastery. Discover the Princess Olga Monument, with statues of Andrew the Apostle on one hand and Cyril and Methodius on the other. The monastery was destroyed in the 1930s by the Soviet regime, but it was completely restored in the late 1990s. Nowadays, it is an active orthodox male monastery.
- Private walking tour
- Professional guide
- Entrance tickets to Sophia Cathedral, including Bell tower and the House of Metropolitan
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Wheelchair users