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  • Kiev: 3-Hour Podil District Private Walking Tour

    1. Kiev: 3-Hour Podil District Private Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at the foot of St. Andrew's Church at the top of Andriivs'kyi descent and start a joyful 3-hour walking tour of Podil – both ancient and modern at the same time. Podil is one of the oldest areas in Kiev that will impress you with magnificent churches, fascinating monuments, and inner patios. Moreover, Podil is well-known as the center of trade and commerce. Discover many interesting facts about the history and present day of these place from your private local guide.   On Kontraktova Square, you will find such worthwhile attractions as the Monument to Hetman P. Sahaidachniy and the monument of the Ukrainian philosopher G. Skovoroda. Moreover, one of the most prestigious Ukrainian universities – the Kiev Mohyla Academy, founded in 1659, is located here. You will also visit one of the most significant Orthodox churches of Kiev, Florovsky Convent, founded in 16th century. T...

    Very open minded guide Anna. Got an interesting tour of the old city, an a crash course of Ukrain history :)

  • Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

    2. Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery Private Tour

    Explore one of the most famous attractions in Kiev at a time to suit you on a private guided tour of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery complex, founded in the 10th century by monks to help spread Christianity. Learn more about the main monuments of the complex, now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear about the underground living quarters of the Near Caves and Far Caves. See the Classical style Church of the Saviour at Berestove and the Gate Church of the Trinity atop the Holy Gates. Marvel at the highest bell tower in Ukraine at the Great Lavra Belfry and admire the golden domes of the restored Dormition Cathedral. Get stunning views of the city on the banks of the Dnipro River and upgrade your experience with a visit to the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine and the Mykola Siadrystyi Micro Miniatures Museum.

    Amazing cultural and historical experience. I’ve been to the site before but never to the lower grounds. The bell tower with breathtaking views-is a must, so as the caves. Taya was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. She was able to fetch the tour to our preferences and the start time was also flexible. She was so nice to bring me clean head cover from home. Thank you. Highly recommend!

  • Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    3. Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    Enjoy a Kiev 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 Kiev 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 Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Kiev Metro and visit the deepest metro station in the world, at 346 feet.

    We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

  • Kiev Walking City Tour

    4. Kiev 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 Kiev during the Kievan 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 Kiev 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.

  • Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    5. Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing trip around the city and a visit of Kiev 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 Kiev – 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 ...

    Serghei was the best guide, very helpful and expert on Kiev history and facts. Very recommended.

  • Kiev by Night

    6. Kiev by Night

    This tour will bring You across the river Dnieper and along it for you to enjoy the panoramic view of the Lavra Monastery with its multitude of demes plated with 20 kilograms of gold and 102-meters tall Iron Lady Memorial – Museum of WWII faced with its stainless steel and titanium shell (over 100t of metal used). You will see Paton bridge (1.5 km along), subway and pedestrian bridges connecting central Park to Hydropark and Trukhanov islands. You will drive along old colorful streets of Podol and visit Independent Square  - Maydan Nezalezhnosti with its monuments and concert halls (former school of the daughters of nobility and Peter Chaikovsky’s Centre) – all these structures and buildings are nicely lit up in the evening. Same it true about Khreschatyk – the main street of Kiev with its City Hall and old Bessarabian farmer’s market.

    Extremely knowledgeable guide. Very well planned route. I would definitely do this tour again.

  • Private Tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

    7. Private Tour of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

    Enjoy a tour of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra with a knowledgeable guide. Founded in the 11th century, Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one of the most sacred places in the Orthodox world. This UNESCO-listed  Historical and Cultural Reserve is one of the symbols of the city and a must-see for all travelers. Your tour starts from its oldest part – the Caves. Walk through the cryptic underground labyrinths and see the holy relics of Lavra Saints, explore the man-made cells and discover the underground churches. Not far from the Caves, you will find Wells of Saint Anthony and Feodosy, famous for its healing properties. Later, proceed to the upper part of the complex and explore its highlights, including the restored Dormition Cathedral and Refectory Church. You will see the main building of the Lavra Bell Tower that rises 96.5-meters above the monastery. If you wish, you may climb to the top and admire a ...

  • Temples, Churches and Monasteries of Kiev

    8. Temples, Churches and Monasteries of Kiev

    The development of Kiev as a financial and trade center resulted in a multinational city with diverse religious convictions. Under Soviet rule, many of Kiev’s numerous churches were destroyed. The few that survived were turned into museums or were used as warehouses. Today, there are a number of Christian Orthodox and some Catholic churches, five Synagogues, Mosque, and a variety of other denominations and religions. Christian Orthodox churches include: St. Sofia Cathedral /1037/, St. Volodymir Cathedral /1882/, Ilininska Church /1692/, Ascension Church or Svyato - Ascension Church/1883/, St. Andrew’s Church /1754/, St. Cyril’s Church /1146/, Pokrova or Protection of the Virgin Mary /1766/, Cathedrals; St Nicholas Cathedral /1899-1909/, Aleksander Cathedral /1817-1842/, Synagogues; Podil Synagogue, The Central Synagogue of Kiev /1897/, Monasteries; Kiev Pecherska Lavra Monastery /1051/,...

  • Kiev: Ancient Kiev Private Walking Tour

    9. Kiev: Ancient Kiev Private Walking Tour

    Discover Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and one of the world's most beautiful cities, scenically spread along the banks of the river Dnipro. Kiev traces its roots back to ancient time 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 Kiev 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 Kiev, and the medieval empire of the Kievan Rus ...

  • Kiev: Private Mystical Podil Walking Tour

    10. Kiev: Private Mystical Podil Walking Tour

    Enjoy a guided walking tour geared toward those interested in the stories and legends of Kiev. Gain a better understanding of how Kiev beautifully combines a dark side, consisting of mysterious legends, and a lighter side, such as that found in the cities of the early Russ Christianity. In an effort to abandon the classic excursion format, this tour is conducted in an enjoyable pub-crawl format across Podil.  See the St. Andrew’s Church and the inconspicuous house next to it, which is home to many legends. Look into one of the institutions located next to the place where the Holy Doctor once took his patients. Next, marvel at Richard’s Castle and the house of the greatest Kiev mystic, Mikhail Bulgakov. You will then climb Bald Mountain, taking a walk along Vozdvizhenka and then up the beautiful stairs to the greatest place of power at the foundation of the Church of the Tithes. During ...

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What people are saying about Kiev

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 81 reviews

Amazing cultural and historical experience. I’ve been to the site before but never to the lower grounds. The bell tower with breathtaking views-is a must, so as the caves. Taya was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. She was able to fetch the tour to our preferences and the start time was also flexible. She was so nice to bring me clean head cover from home. Thank you. Highly recommend!

We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

Our Guide ( Slava) made the whole experience one we won’t forget. Her knowledge of everything to do with Kiev and it’s long history was amazing and bright it all to life. The guide books for Kiev are all pretty much out of date so it was great to have someone who could bring every detail up to date.

Extremely knowledgeable guide. Very well planned route. I would definitely do this tour again.

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