1. Ukraine
  2. Kiev
  3. Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Temples, Churches and Monasteries of Kiev

Product ID: 76066
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Take a tour of the temples, churches and monasteries of Kiev.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, German, Russian

Pickup included

Your centrally located hotel or apartment in Kiev.

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  • Tour with a private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy free hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Get a great overview and orientation of the city
Full description
The development of Kiev as a financial and trade center resulted in a multinational city with diverse religious convictions. Under Soviet rule, many of Kiev’s numerous churches were destroyed. The few that survived were turned into museums or were used as warehouses. Today, there are a number of Christian Orthodox and some Catholic churches, five Synagogues, Mosque, and a variety of other denominations and religions.

Christian Orthodox churches include: St. Sofia Cathedral /1037/, St. Volodymir Cathedral /1882/, Ilininska Church /1692/, Ascension Church or Svyato - Ascension Church/1883/, St. Andrew’s Church /1754/, St. Cyril’s Church /1146/, Pokrova or Protection of the Virgin Mary /1766/, Cathedrals; St Nicholas Cathedral /1899-1909/, Aleksander Cathedral /1817-1842/, Synagogues; Podil Synagogue, The Central Synagogue of Kiev /1897/, Monasteries; Kiev Pecherska Lavra Monastery /1051/, Vydunetsky Monastery /1070-1077/, Pokrova Convent /1889/, St. Flor’s Convent /15 century/
  • Private guided tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan or minibus
  • Private 3-hour tour of religious Kiev
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the St. Sophia's Cathedral (about $2 per person)
  • Entrance fees to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery (about $2 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and photos (available to purchase)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel – in this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
• Learn the history of the religious life of the Kiev
• Tour starts at 9:00 AM in the morning but this time is flexible. Please confirm the meeting time in your booking. Otherwise the tour starts at 9:00 AM at the local time from your centrally located hotel or apartment
• Another speaking guide is available upon request, subject to availability

From US$ 103.17 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 76066