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Kiev Full Tour - History and Architecture in 5 hours

Gain a deeper understanding of Kiev's history with a guided walking tour. You’ll hear about the significance of the noteworthy sights and learn local legends!

There are so many things to see in Kiev, but only so much time to see them. Go on a comprehensive walking tour and you’ll discover all of the city’s major attractions in just five hours.

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  • What's included :
    • Licensed tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Kyiv hotels)
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, Volodymyrska St., 50, Kyiv (Kiev) 01030 Ukraine

    The National Opera of Ukraine was first established in 1867, it is the third oldest opera house in the country. They perform at the National Opera House in Kiev which was named after Taras Schevchenko, the famous poet and artist and was constructed in 1901. An excellent programme of Opera and Ballet still takes place there with affordable tickets available.

    Pass By: Golden Gate, Vladimirskaya st., 40a, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    The Golden Gate is one of the most well-known sights of Kiev. It used to be the main gate of the ancient Kiev for centuries. Now it turned into one of the main attractions of the Ukrainian capital. Don't forget to find the most popular Cat in town, get to know the legend and make a wish :)

    Pass By: National Reserve Sophia Kievskaya, Vladimirskaya st., 24, Kyiv (Kiev) 01001 Ukraine

    Saint-Sophia Cathedral, located in the historic centre of Kiev, is one of the major monuments representing the architectural and the monumental art of the early 11th century!

    Stop At: St Michael's Golden Domed Monastery, Triokhsviatytelska St, 8, Kyiv (Kiev) 01601 Ukraine

    St. Michael’s Cathedral is located opposite St. Sophia’s Cathedral. The original, built by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108, was destroyed by the Soviet regime in the 1930s for having “no historical value.” The reconstructed cathedral was completed in May 2000. This is one of the main temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate. Simply cannot be missed during city tour!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Museum of the History of Ukraine, Volodymyrska vul. 2, Kyiv (Kiev) 01001 Ukraine

    Let's get to the Old Kiev hill, the beginning of ancient Kiev. We will make a wish next to the Oldest Linden tree in town, pass by the National History Museum and enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Podil riverside area!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Andriyivski Uzviz, 23 Andriivski Descent, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Andriyivsky Descent, popularly known as the Montmartre of Kyiv, is one of the most ancient streets in the Ukrainian capital. It charms with its legendary history, inimitable colors, and unique architectural ensemble. We are going to see the most stunning temple in the city - St Andrew's Church and learn the mystical stories behind it! By the way you can look for souvenirs here as well :)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Lysa Hora, Lysogorskiy Descent, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    We will pass by the Lysa Hora (Bald hill) and see a bit of trendy area of Vozdvizhenka. Every house, every facade is a work of art, which in details reproduces the architectural style of the end of the century before last: mostly Baroque and "Kiev" Art Nuevo with Gothic variations. Even the fashionable shops, cafes, galleries, which are located at the first floors of the houses, are designed to transmit the spirit of the old Podol

    Stop At: Kontraktova Square, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine

    Kontraktova Square, the compositional center of Podil, is a wondrous sight in itself. Dubbed the oldest square in Kiev, the area dates back to 1798, and got its name from the function it played: that of a place that hosted Russian fairs and served merchants and customers. Vast and beautiful, Kontraktova Square is surrounded by wonderful buildings, each telling a different story.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: People’s Friendship Arch, Khreshchatyj Park near European Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    The Friendship of Nations Monument is a giant metal parabola celebrating the 1654 'unification' of Russia and Ukraine. It's on an elevated plaza with great views of the Dnipro and Kyiv's left (east) bank. Under the arch is a social-realist statue of a Ukrainian (on the left) and a burlier Russian, arms raised in solidarity.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kiev River Boat Station, Metro Pochtovaya Square, Pier № 10, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine

    Let's enjoy the riverside area at the Post square!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Khreshchatyk St., Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Leisurely strolling through the surrounding area, you can see the historical monuments, magnificent views of luxury homes with stately columns and moldings, as well as unparalleled architecture, created mainly in the 50s of the 20th century.

    Khreshchatyk has always been and is today the most important artery of the capital. On the street more than a kilometer in length there are many interesting and famous attractions.

    In addition to the immortal monuments of architecture, modern Khreshchatyk is rich in beautiful restaurants, cozy cafes and lots of souvenir shops.

    Stop At: Besarabsky Market, Besarabska Square, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Food market, famous and full of interesting small shops!

    Taste Ukrainain black caviar here!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine

    The main square of the Ukrainian capital, Alley of heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Story.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    National Opera of Ukraine, Volodymyrska St, 50, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01030
    Traveler pickup is offered
    It's a private tour, so we are flexible and happy to meet you at the lobby of your hotel if you stay central, or next to the National Opera House.
    Return Detail :
    National Opera of Ukraine, Volodymyrska St, 50, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01030
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-87157P5

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