Kiev Gastro Tour - Ukrainian Cuisine Tasting

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Kiev Gastro Tour - Ukrainian Cuisine Tasting

From $118.63 per person

Start your acquaintance with Kiev on a private Gastro Tour that will introduce you to the culinary traditions of Ukraine. The food is so delicious, so you'll savor and enjoy every moment.

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Duration 3 hours
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Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian
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  • Try out Ukrainian food at 3 traditional restaurants
  • Find out about the most interesting Ukrainian gastronomic traditions
  • Pass by the famous Bessarabsky Market
  • Become the expert of borsch, varenyky, and salo
  • Taste homemade liqueurs
Full description
The main beauty of the Kiev Gastro Tour is the possibility to fall in love with Ukraine just by trying out its national dishes. The first dish you’re going to love is borsch. It’s a sour soup with meat, beetroot, cabbage, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes. Usually, it’s served with sour cream and garlic pampushky (tasty doughnuts). The ingredients of borsch may vary from one territory to another, but you're sure to fall in love with this dish from the first spoonful. The next dish you’ll try during your Gastro Tour is varenyky. You may have heard of these filled dumplings also known as pierogi. The most popular fillings are potato, sauerkraut, ground meat, cottage cheese, and fruit. Depending on the filling, varenyky are served with melted butter, fried onions, and sour cream. Besides appeasing your hunger, you’ll also try out some special treats. One of the most unusual things to try is salo, the traditional Slavic food that consists of cured slabs of fatback. This dish is served with onions, salt, garlic, and pickles. People often use it as a chaser when drinking homemade liqueurs. Finish this tour with a dessert at one of the best Kiev restaurants. This tour is a perfect choice for foodie travelers.
  • Professional guide service
  • 3-course dinner (starter, borsch and verenyky)
  • Complimentary homemade liquor
  • Private walking tour
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you near the monument to Yaroslav the Wise at the Golden Gates.

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  • Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years old
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4.7 / 5

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Nice short trip through the gastronomy in Kiev

This short trip to a wide variety of restaurants was worth it. We not only got to know culinary specialties, but Guide Dimitri had a lot to tell. Dimitri had told nice stories about Kiev's origins, country and people. All in all it was a nice afternoon, which we would do again in the form.

July 2, 2019

We were shocked and in a good way! What we thought was a group tour with other tourists was a personalized tour of the city and 3 local restaurants. Now, these restaurants aren’t just run-of-the-mill ... they were unique and full of Ukrainian culture. He food was fantastic and our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We shared many stories of both cultures throughout the night and it quickly became THE highlight of our time in Kyiv.

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August 27, 2018

April 25, 2019

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