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Kyiv: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

1. Kyiv: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

Enjoy a Kyiv city tour as the first part of your 6-hour tour. See the most interesting sights of the city, including the Golden Gate, Vladimirskiy Cathedral, St. Michael’s Square, St. Michael’s Domed Monastery, Bessarabskiy Market, the Kyiv Funicular, Post Office Square, St. Alexander’s Catholic Church and Mariinskiy Park and Palace. Stop to enjoy lunch at a Ukrainian restaurant (cost not included). After lunch head to the hill where St. Andrew’s Church is situated and begin the second part of the tour. Travel by metro to the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Kyiv Metro and visit the deepest metro station in the world, at 346 feet.

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Kyiv: Customized Private Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Private City Sightseeing Tour by Car

4. Kyiv: Private City Sightseeing Tour by Car

If you have only one day to visit Kyiv, or even if you have only a couple of hours, this tour is ideal for you. Your guide will meet you at the airport or your accommodation and drive you to the city center in a comfortable car or minivan. The detailed program and schedule of the tour may be agreed upon with the guide before the journey so that you can be sure that you'll see everything that you are most interested in. Hear the fascinating stories about the Ukrainian capital and see the magnificent Dnieper river and golden domes of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. Visit St. Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have a thousand-year view of the ancient city and its symbols: Golden Gates, St Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Besarabsky Market, European Square, old Podil. See the aristocratic mansions and memorable historical places. 

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Kyiv: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Transport

5. 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 Tour by Car

6. Kyiv: 3-Hour Private Tour by Car

This tour aims to show you the must-see sights of Kyiv within several hours at a comfortable driving pace. The driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the city exploration. You will see the main landmarks such as Independence Square, Khreschatyk Street, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Saint Michel's Cathedral, Golden Gates, National Opera, Taras Shevchenko Park, and other sites of rich history and culture. Despite the weather, enjoy Kyiv during this individual driving city tour. A dynamic and entertaining guide will explain the history of the ancient, but modern Kyiv and you will uncover the capital on your own.

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Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

7. Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

Discover Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and one of the world's most beautiful cities, scenically spread along the banks of the river Dnipro. Kyiv traces its roots back to ancient times with a history spanning 1,500 years.   On this tour, visit the Volodymyr Cathedral, the red building of the University of Saint Volodymyr, the Golden Gate, the former KGB building, Sofia's Square and Saint Sophia Cathedral, the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Michael Square and Michael Monastery with the renewed Michael's Cathedral. See the Princess Olga Monument, Old Kyiv Mountain, the first palaces and the first stone church.   You will also see Andrew's Church, the old lime tree, the pagan idol temple, and the landscape alley, as well as the monument to Gogol's nose and the monument of the most famous Ukrainian literary characters. Learn about the history of Kyiv, and the medieval empire of the Kyivan Rus with its center in Kyiv. Even after being devastated by the Tatars in the 1240s, Kyiv remained the center of the Kyivan principality. Learn where the Kyivan Rus originates from and more.

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Kyiv: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Car

8. 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

9. 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: Tour to the Golden Gate & St. Sophia's Cathedral

10. Kyiv: Tour to the Golden Gate & St. Sophia's Cathedral

Travel back in time to the original Kyiv. The old town, or the city of Volodymyr, Yaroslav, and Iziaslav-Sviatopolk, has seen some of the most important events in Ukrainian history and is home to some of Kyiv's oldest temples, foundations, and majestic views. Walk into a history that stretches back almost 1,500 years. You will see The Golden Gate, the Yard with the Ravens, St. Sophia's Cathedral, St. Michael's Golden Domed Monastery, the 400-year-old Linden, The Old Kyiv Hill, The Altar, the foundations of the Princes’ Palaces, and much more. Allow your guide to regale you with mysterious tales from Ukraine's history. The private tour is suitable for single travelers, groups, and families alike. 

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What people are saying about Golden Gates of Kiev

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 102 reviews

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!

Svana was an excellent guide! It was 6 hours jam-packed with information about the city of Kyiv. It was great as an introduction to Kyiv. Thanks very much!

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.

Very knowledgeable guide who could tell us so much about history and myths around the city. She also spoke excellent German.

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