Pochayiv Lavra Day Trip from Lviv – Ukraine's Holy City

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

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Duration

10 hours

Group

1-15

Season

all year

Weekdays

Mon-Sun

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.

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Laying in the plains of Western Ukraine, on the trails between Lviv and Kyiv, Pochayiv Lavra is one of the most fascinating monasteries in Ukraine. Founded by monks from the Cave Monastery in Kyiv, you can see some of the most beautiful church cathedrals in the country and experience the devotion of its visitors.

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.

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9am
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 a restricted area.
9am
Pochayiv Lavra
11:30am
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!

11:30am
Ukrainian Borsch
2pm
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 Package!

2pm
Pidkamin Monastery
3pm
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.

3pm
Pidkamin Devil's Rock
4pm
Visit to Pidkamin with the monastery and Devil's Rock

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.

4pm
Lviv Transfer
7pm
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.​
7pm

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