Pochayiv Lavra Day Trip from Lviv – Monastery City

Explore some of the most important religious sites in Ukraine in a day trip from Lviv
Duration
10 hours
Group size
1-15 people
Starts at
09:00
Availability
Mon-Sun
Season
all year

It is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ukraine and a must see if you are in or near Lviv: Pochayiv Lavra. The monastery that was once founded by monks on a run from invaders has become a place of pilgrimage for many people. The various churches feature rich details, beautiful mosaics and spread the feeling to be visiting a holy place. Currently you can not only visit the cave that is the holiest of the places in the monastery, you may also watch local craftsmen at the decoration of the walls and interior of the newest and largest cathedral.

Highlights

The five best things about this tour

  • See the most beautiful monastery of Western Ukraine
  • Visit the original cave for prayer (only for flexible people)
  • Attend a holy mass at the monastery
  • See how the new massive cathedral is being built
  • Discover the beautiful Greek-Catholic Monastery of Pidkamin

Detailed description

More about your experience with us

It is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ukraine and a must see if you are in or near Lviv: Pochayiv Lavra. The monastery that was once founded by local monks has become a place of pilgrimage for many people. The various churches feature reach details, beautiful mosaics and spread the feeling to be visiting a holy place. Currently you can not only visit the cave that is the holiest of the places in the monastery, you may also watch local craftsmen at the decoration of the walls and interior of the newest and largest cathedral.

Experience the religious traditions of Pochayiv Lavra


Our guides will be happy to show you this beautiful place and explain you it’s history. For those not from Ukraine, we are happy to share an insight into the religious history of this region and explain you the differences and customs of between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, of Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Come and dive with us into a day of spiritual experience!

Pidkamin Monastery and Devil’s Rock included

Less well known but still a nice side trip on the road trip to Pochayiv and back is Pidkamin. This small town features a bizarre rock formation that gave the town it’s name (Kamin means rock and pid means under). The inselberg sticks out of the landscape and is sure worth a visit. The Greek-Catholic monastery of Pidkamin is currently being renovated but is impressive to visit anyways. Most days you will be alone in this area. It is a great way to see some of Ukraines beautiful countryside.

Basic vs Premium

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Basic

  • Private Tour
  • All transfers
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • All entrance fees

Premium

  • All of the Basic Package
  • Lunch for each guest
  • Cancellation Insurance

Tour price

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Number of people
Basic Tour
Premium Tour
1 person
219 Euro
269 Euro
2 people
234 Euro
299 Euro
3 people
249 Euro
329 Euro
4 people
264 Euro
359 Euro
5 people
279 Euro
389 Euro
6 people
294 Euro
419 Euro
7 people
309 Euro
449 Euro
8 people
324 Euro
479 Euro
9 people
339 Euro
509 Euro
10 people
354 Euro
539 Euro
11 people
369 Euro
569 Euro
12 people
384 Euro
599 Euro
13 people
399 Euro
629 Euro
14 people
414 Euro
659 Euro
15 people
429 Euro
689 Euro

Tour to Pochaiv Lavra

Explore some of the most important religious sites in Ukraine in a day trip from Lviv
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Detailed Itinerary

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Lviv train station transfer Lviv airport transfer
09:00
Pick up
We pick you up by car or minivan to take you on your day trip. We will meet you directly at your accommodation if your accommodation is not in an restricted area.
09:00
Inside of Pochayiv Lavra day trip from Lviv to monastery Pochaiv
11:30
Experience the religious traditions of Pochayiv Lavra

Our guides will be happy to show you this beautiful place and explain you it's history. For those not from Ukraine, we are happy to share an insight into the religious history of this region and explain you the differences and customs of between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, of Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Come and dive with us into a day of spiritual experience!

11:30
Lviv Ukrainian Food Tour Lviv Borsch
14:00
Have a typical Ukrainian lunch

We will take you to a local restaurant in Pochayiv to let you try some of the best local specialities. Taste some Borsch and Vareniki and enjoy other local treats.

Price of the lunch is only included in the Premium Tour!

14:00
15:00
Transfer to Pidkamin Monastery

We will drive you further to the village of Pidkamin. On they way we will enjoy the local countryside and give you a chance to take pictures of the picturesque villages.

15:00
Pidkamin Monastery
16:00
Visit to Pidkamin with the monastery and Devil's Rock included

Less famous than Pochaiv but still a nice stop on the road trip to Pochayiv and back is Pidkamin. This small town features a bizarre rock formation that gave the town it's name (kamin means rock and pid means under). The inselberg sticks out of the landscape and is sure worth a visit. The Greek-Catholic monastery of Pidkamin is currently being renovated and is slowly getting back to it's old glory. Most days you will be alone in this area. It is a great way to see some of Ukraine's beautiful countryside.

16:00
19:00
Drop off
We will safely bring you back to your accommodation in Lviv. If you wish to get dropped off somewhere else, we will try to make that possible too.
19:00

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Reviews

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The customer support at Lviv Buddy was extremely promptly responsive on Whatsapp and made this outing happen for me at quite short notice. They were very helpful and agreed to add another stop for me too in addition to the advertised itinerary. My guide on the day and my driver were both excellent and knowledgeable and very friendly. I had a great time and learnt a lot about Lviv and Ukraine from them as we talked all the way to Pochayiv and back! Thank you Lviv Buddy for all the help and great arrangements! Highly recommended!
5/5

My parents and I were in Lviv and we wanted to make a day trip to Tarakaniv, Pochayiv monastery and Kremenets. I saw a couple of companies offer the tour, but because Peter offered a better price, we decided to visit these places with him. And we had lots of fun! The day after we joined a walking tour and because Peter had learned a day before that I was a mathematician, he made one extra stop so that I could see the famous Scottish cafe where mathematicians used to gather (before WW2). He is very attentive and eager to help. In this company the visitors are a priority, so I would recommend anyone visiting Lviv join one of his tours.

Boston, USA
5/5

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… our guides come to the meeting point anyways. But in case the group is larger than 25 people and we did not know about this before, we will have to prefer people that have a reservation. If you make a reservation we can always organise an extra guide a guarantee a great quality tour for everyone.

And if you are a group of more than 6 people...

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