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Kyiv Cave Monastery. The Vatican of Eastern Europe.

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(11 reviews)
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Kyiv, Ukraine
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a must-see for any Kyiv itinerary. Built in 1051, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important holy grounds in Ukraine. The baroque architecture and golden dome roofs are breath-taking, and the full 28-hectare complex is a marvel to explore. This is not just a nice old cathedral. This is a huge complex of 20 churches, chapels, dormitories for monks, and caves! It's actually called the Monastery above the caves. It's about 1,000 years old, started by a couple of monks who lived in the caves along the Dnipro river, and it grew into this big monastery complex. The Cathedrals are extremely ornate. The place is incredible and breathtaking. The underground cavern system is situated 5 meters below the ground and there is no internet connection. Even if it would be there the filming is strictly forbidden. I’ll do my best and show you the true eerie and fascinating pictures. During your in-person visit to Kyiv you’ll discover the naturally embalmed mummies of monks and saints kept in glass coffins and wrapped in tapestries. There is a lot of history and meaning in this beautiful place.


Meet Olga Marvelous Kyiv

Olga Marvelous Kyiv

Olga is an enthusiastic and energetic guide. Being an avid traveler herself, Olga knows the best ways to show Kyiv as a hidden gem of Europe in a fun and engaging way. Her passion for culture, history, languages led the way to this amazing tour guiding calling. She is a professional tour guide in Kyiv, licensed by the Ukrainian Tourist Guide Association, speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian. She provides a bespoke, immersive experience that makes your tour in Kyiv truly memorable. Olga likes to enter the ancient churches or climb to the secret places for great views of Kyiv. Her unique collection of old traditional Ukrainian recipes makes her an expert in cooking Borsch, Varenyky (filled dumplings), and Chicken Kyiv.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kyiv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kyiv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Mary M.

08 September 2021

Brilliant tour and great tour guide. Thank you very much.

Fraser L.

08 September 2021

Very fine! I appreciate the effort that Olga put into this tour, especially the little video inside the caves where the monks are buried. Above and beyond the call of duty! Many thanks and Cheers from Winnipeg, Canada!

Joy N.

08 September 2021

You're so knowledgeable Olga about the places you take us. Thank you for the added video into the caves.

🇬🇧Jenny🐼 ..

08 September 2021

Beautiful tour it's a must to see Olga has very good knowledge of the place

Cynthia🌳 B.

26 August 2021

Tour was indeed "marvelous" in every way. Amazing site, jaw-droppingly beautiful buildings shining in the late afternoon golden glow. Olga knew all the interesting history and showed us a remarkable amount in 45 minutes. She was well-prepared and charming and even had prepared a special treat for us (I won't spoil the surprise). Highly recommended tour.


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