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Kyiv: Customized Private Tour

1. Kyiv: Customized Private Tour

If you want to get the maximum out of your visit to Kyiv in one day, this customized private tour is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and visit the most significant tourist attractions. This tailor-made tour has a lot of advantages as the program and the duration of the tour are flexible. You may choose any attractions you’d like to visit and modify the duration according to your schedule. It is possible to start the tour either from the airport or from your hotel. An experienced guide and a comfortable vehicle will make your tour enjoyable and relaxing. Kyiv has boundless possibilities for delightful pastimes. You might want to visit the most famous and stunning tourist spots. Your knowledgeable guide will show you St. Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gates, and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit an ancient Cave Monastery and learn its rich history. Moreover, you will discover such attractions in Kyiv as a cobblestone Andreevsky Descent, where you can buy memorable souvenirs; Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square and Khreschatyk Street; Kyiv Opera and Ballet Theater; St. Michael’s Monastery; and St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral. If you want to try delicious Ukrainian cuisine, your guide will advise you on the best Kyiv restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy local food and beverages in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Kyiv: City Exploration and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Tour

2. Kyiv: City Exploration and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing trip around the city and a visit to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. Visit a beautiful park, named after Taras Shevchenko, and the main building of Kyiv University. One of the greatest architectural monuments, Saint Volodymyr’s Cathedral, is located nearby. Enjoy the beauty of the National Opera and Ballet Theater and discover interesting facts about one of the most recognizable symbols of Kyiv – the Golden Gates. Take a short walk to the heart of the city, Saint Sophia Square, where the UNESCO-listed Saint Sophia Cathedral faces the incredible Saint Michael’s Monastery. Wander around the most charming street, Andreevsky Descent. Admire the stunning architecture, including the famous Saint Andrew’s Church and an open-air souvenir market. Check out the central Khreschatyk Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, favorite places among tourists and locals. During the second part of the tour, visit Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. The unique monastery complex and the historical-cultural sanctuary are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a comprehensive tour of the lavra and visit the most significant places, including an ancient cave monastery founded in the 11th century. Enjoy picturesque views from the observation deck.

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Kyiv: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Transport

3. Kyiv: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Transport

This 3-hour private tour of Kyiv provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of Kyiv with a private guide in a comfortable car. Cover all the city sights in a time frame that would be impossible by walking. Whether it is your first time in the city, or you are simply short of time, you will get a comprehensive overview of the city with a professional guide who knows and loves Kyiv. Travel back more than 1,500 years to the city’s birth and discover landmarks that represent Kyiv through the ages. Go to Old Kyiv Hill, where the city originated. Visit the famous Golden Gate, the former gateway to the fortress city. Peek inside St. Sophia Cathedral with its onion-dome roof, and St. Vladimir Cathedral (St. Volodymyr's Cathedral), the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. See the churches of St. Andrew and St. Michael, the monastery of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves. Admire the temples of Podil and the aristocratic mansions of the Pechersk district. Walk through the historic city center and learn about its humble origins dating back to the 9th century, making it one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe.

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Kyiv: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Car

4. Kyiv: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Car

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then see the main attractions of Kyiv in comfort on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by private car.  Get a perfect introduction and complete overview of the most popular attractions to discover how the city combines antique landmarks with modern buildings and picturesque parks with harmony. Learn more about the historical Golden Gate, originally built in the 11th century and rebuilt by the Soviet regime in 1982. See the golden domes of St. Sofia's Cathedral, the elegant National Opera House and the impressive University of T. Shevchenko. Get a stunning view of the Dnieper River from the observation deck in Kreschatyi Park. Then, experience the bohemian vibe of the open-air market on Andriyivskyy Descent and marvel at the beauty of St. Andrew’s Church. Discover the curious sculptures of Landscape Alley off the crowded streets, and walk down Khreshchatyk Street, rebuilt after World War II in the neo-classical style of post-war Stalinist architecture.

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Kyiv: Walking City Tour

5. Kyiv: Walking City Tour

The 3-hour walking tour starts from the National Opera House. The building itself is very impressive and the performances are quality ones, you may as well check "what is on the list" and visit the ballet or opera during your stay. You will then see the Golden Gates – the ancient and first entry to the city of Kyiv during the Kyivan Rus Epoque. Next is the must-see location of the magnificent Saint Sophia Cathedral that belongs to the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is an iconic site and a place of rich cultural heritage. You will then visit the Saint Michel Cathedral that plays an important part in the life of Kyiv citizens. The tour continues on the main square of Independence also know as Maidan and continues at Khreschatyk street – the shortest street among European capital cities with its Soviet architecture and history.

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Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Walking Tour

6. Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Walking Tour

Discover the history of Medieval Kyiv on a guided walking tour of Ukraine's capital city. Discover the city's role in global history, why it was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, the oldest surviving church in the city.  During your tour, admire the city's Byzantine and Baroque-style architecture. In the Podol neighborhood, discover the beauty and grace of this glorious city. In the company of your local guide, you will visit sights such as St. Vladimir's Cathedral, the Golden Gate, St. Michael's Cathedral, Ancient Kyiv Hill, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Andrew’s Descent.

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Kyiv: Private Segway Sightseeing Tour

7. Kyiv: Private Segway Sightseeing Tour

Meet your friendly local guide in the city center and set off on a compact Segway tour of Kyiv. Have a short safety briefing and quickly gain your balance on the Segway. Start the first part of your tour in the scenic Mariinsky Park. Discover the elegant Mariinsky Palace, observe a breathtaking panorama of the Dnipro River and spot hidden gems such as the Monument to True Love. Continue the tour as you pass the famous Love Bridge. Arrive at Khreschaty Park, where the Arch of Friendship is located. Move onto a new tourist attraction, the Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge, famous for the glass sections on its floor and stunning views of Kyiv. During the second part of the tour, you will discover the most popular travel attraction of Kyiv, including St. Michael's Monastery, St. Sophia's Cathedral, and the Golden Gates. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about all the sights you pass by. At the end of the tour, enjoy a ride through the very center of Kyiv, Khreschatyk Street and Maidan. Whether traveling with your family, friends or as a solo traveler, allow yourself to be swept up by the positive personality of your guide.

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Kyiv: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Kyiv: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

You will start your walking tour from the famous historical monument – the Golden Gates, which were the main entrance to the town of Kyiv during the ruling of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Situated in a cozy park, it's one of the favorite places of Kyiv citizens and tourists. Then you will head towards St. Sophia Square and admire the amazing National Reserve, Sophia Kievskaya. Founded in the XI century, it's one of the most iconic constructions of ancient Kyiv, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will see a famous Hetman Bohdan Khmelnitskiy monument in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The tour continues as you visit St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral. You will uncover the history of this site and find out the original cathedral was ruined during the Soviet period, but it was rebuilt over 15 years ago.  The pearl of this walking tour is St. Andrew’s Church, located right near the Starokievska Mountain, which is the cradle of Kyiv. It was built in the Baroque style 300 years ago is now one of the must-see sights of Kyiv. Then, traveling through antiquity to the present day, you will enjoy a pleasant walk through the Landscape Alley. This is a picturesque modern park, often compared with Park Guell in Barcelona, where you will see intriguing statues, a beautiful playground and admire the panoramic view of Kyiv. This tour ends in the city center and your guide will advise you on the best cafés and restaurants for lunch after the tour.

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Kyiv: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. Kyiv: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

This 3-hour tour of Kyiv provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of the city with a private guide. You’ll take in its main monuments and landmarks and learn about Kyiv’s history. Whether this is your first time visiting the city, or you’d like to see more and have a limited amount of time, this is the perfect opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview with a professional guide who knows and loves Kyiv. Travel back more than 1,500 years in time to the founding of the city. Visit landmarks that chronicle Kyiv through the ages. You’ll see Old Kyiv Hill, where the city originated and visit the famous Golden Gate, an entrance to the ancient fortified city. Note the onion-dome roof of St. Sophia Cathedral and take a peek inside. Stop at St. Vladimir Cathedral, which is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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What people are saying about Golden Gates of Kiev

Very experienced, personable guide. Great timing, interesting background information. Great for getting an overview and seeing some of the city's absolute highlights. Definitely try it out!

Interesting tour, the guide was very professional and informed and had an answer to every question. The cave monasteries are a must when visiting Kiev.

Took the tour today with Liudmyla, she was extremely knowledgable and very nice. The tour is a must do

Nice day and I see everything in Kiev and good guide with me thank you very much for everything

Guide was very knowledgable, had lots of stories to tell. English was smooth.