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  4. St. Andrew's Church, Kiev

Kiev: St Andrew's Church & Museum of the History of Ukraine

Product ID: 84642
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Explore the history of Ukraine by visiting the National Museum of the History of Ukraine and the famous Saint Andrew's Church.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, German, Russian

Pick-up included

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Kiev.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the company of a private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Get a great overview and history of the city
  • Experience the beautiful architecture of St. Andrew's Church
Full description
Saint Andrew’s Church was built by architect Rastrelli in 1767. It’s original icon-stasis has survived. It has crimson color (art historians define it an “wild strawberry red”) as the Empress Elizabeth wished it. 

The interior as well as exterior of St. Andrew’s was designed by Italian architect Rastrelli. He also built the famous Winter Palace (or Hermitage) in St. Petersburg. Originally, St. Andrew’s was built with tiles in its roof. Both tiles and bricks of St. Andrew’s were made in Kiev by Italian workers. St. Andrew’s is supported by a two-level building below. It was used to accommodate three more churches, St. Zachariah, St. Elizabeth and St. Sergus of Radonezh.           

The tour of the National Museum of History of Ukraine will cover all highlights starting with its mammoth and Greek heritage  Further exhibits are on the lifestyle of nomadic tribes in the steppes of Ukraine, illustrating how true was the description of their customs by Herodotes. Most interesting is the history of Scythians and Sarmatians and their contacts with ancient Greeks. Next, exhibits will illustrated the history of Kievan Rus, introduction of Christianity “by sword and fire” in 988 and Mongol-Tatar invasion 1240. Next door in the scale model of the oldest school of higher learning in Ukraine known as Peter Mohila academy and numerous exhibits showing cultural development of Ukrainians in 17th-18th centuries including a Baroque style coach presented as a gift to Kiev archbishop by Empress Elizabeth. Other exhibits include the Poltava Battle and embellishment of Cossack dome by Catherine II. Next are exhibits on 19th century history of Ukraine. You will have the option of visiting the collections of magnificent crystal objects produced by Kiev factory and Ukrainian coins and banknotes. 
Includes
  • Private guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by private car or by minivan or minibus (except for walking tour)
  • Please note the operating hours of Sunday - Monday from 10am till 5pm for your visit to the Museum of the History of Ukraine
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees for you and your guid to the museum (about $2 USD per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation in case of walking tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel
• In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, and is subject to availability
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

From £55.28 Per group up to 3

Organized by

ARGOTOUR Kiev

Product ID: 84642