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Kiev in 3 Hours - Main Sights and Hidden Gems

Explore the highlights of the Kyiv Old Town area with a passionate private guide during this 3-hour walking tour. See top attractions and hidden spots!

By the end of the tour you will know:
- why Golden Gate is called so, although it had never been gilded; who was that famous Kyiv prince that historians call "father-in-law of Europe";
- why the iconic St. Michael’s Cathedral became a touching place for Kyivans in modern times;
- how many secrets St. Sophia’s Cathedral hides, standing in the heart of Kyiv for more than 1000 years;
- learn modern Ukrainian history from the murals on the walls of Kyiv buildings.

All that and more interesting things are waiting for you on our tour!

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up
    • English speaking guide services
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel drop off
    • Transportation (taxi or public transport tickets) if needed
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Sophia Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kyiv (Kiev) 01001 Ukraine

    How many secrets does St.Sophia's Cathedral hide, standing in the center of Kiev for more than 1000 years? The oldest standing orthodox church has survived Mongol invasion, Nazi occupation, and Bolshevic's communist regime. Don't deny yourself the pleasure to hear its incredible story and see this stunning Kiev shrine!

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the main temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate. The monastery is devoted to the heavenly patron of the city - Archangel Michael. Built in the 11th century, but raised from ruins in the 20 century, it is considered to be one of the most honored places among the pilgrims.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Gate, Vladimirskaya st., 40a, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    The Great Golden Gate of Kyiv, also known as The Golden Gate or «Zoloti Vorota» in Ukrainian, is one of the finest samples of fortification architecture in Eastern Europe. It is also one of very few historical monuments remaining from the Kyivan Rus period.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Andrew's Church, Andreyevskiy Spusk, 23, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Rare in its beauty and grace, the St. Andrew's Church, stands on a hill in the historic center of Kyiv. It is one of the most famous Orthodox temples in the Ukrainian capital. This amazing construction, rightfully considered to be a real work of art, is among the most remarkable of the city’s landmarks.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    The leading musical theater of Ukraine. Founded in Kyiv originally in 1856 as the Kyiv City Theater, which in 1867 acquired a resident company and became known as the Kyiv Russian Opera, it was nationalized in 1919 under the name of the Opera of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, and in 1926 was Ukrainized and renamed the Kyiv Ukrainian Opera. In 1934 it acquired the name Kyiv Theater of Opera and Ballet.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti, is the central square in Kyiv, the main and the most beautiful one. Parades, concerts, festivals, and other city arrangements and holidays take place in this square. It contains six fountains, Independence Column, and an artificial waterfall.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Klitschko Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge, between Vladimirskaya Gorka and Arka Druzhby Narodov, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    The new Klitschko Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge become one of the most interesting attractions of Kyiv from which open beautiful panoramic views of Podol, Dnipro river, Podilsko-Voskresenskyi Bridge and the left bank of Kyiv.
    In some parts of the bridge installed glass floor so those who do not scare could make stunning pictures hanging in the air.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Khreshchatyk St., Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kyiv, Ukraine. The street has a length of 1.2 km (0.81 mi). It stretches from the European Square through the Maidan and to Bessarabska Square. The entire street was completely destroyed during World War II by the retreating Red Army troops and rebuilt in the neo-classical style of post-war Stalinist architecture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Friendship of Nations Arch, Parkova Dorcha, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine

    Friendship of Nations Arch is a monument dedicated to the unification of Ukraine and Russia. The monument is a 6.2 meters tall rainbow-shaped arch, made of titanium and bronze alloy. The magnitude of the attractions are impressive: the height of the sculptures up to 6.2 meters, and the arch - about 30 meters. This ensemble has appeared in 1982.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Volodymyr Hill Park, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    History Vladimir Hill Park has its origins in 1853 with the opening on the site of the monument to Vladimir Svjatoslavovich - Baptist of Russia. Around the same time laid the foundation and the park. In 1900 there was established the first electric funicular.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Andriivs'kyi descent, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

    Andriyivsky Uzviz («uzviz» in Ukrainian means steep street or descent) is also known as the Montmartre of Kyiv; it is one of the most ancient streets in the Ukrainian capital. It charms with its legendary history, inimitable colors, and unique architectural ensemble.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    3/26/2019 - 11/1/2022
    Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Hotel pickup is available from centrally located places
    • You pick the start time of the tour
    • In case you want to prolong this tour we would be happy to show you more interesting places
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour. Not scheduled.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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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Organised by Best Kiev Guide

Activity ID: V-133451P1

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