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Kiev: Jewish History Private Tour with Babi Yar

4.9 / 5

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Kiev: Jewish History Private Tour with Babi Yar

From US$ 58 per person

Discover the most interesting and significant facts about history of the Jewish community in Kiev on a 3-hour guided tour by a private vehicle. Visit all the main sites and landmarks, related to the Jewish heritage in Kiev and learn about the prominent

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Kiev
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the birthplace of Golda Meir and see the house with memorial plaque
  • Visit the most tragic place for the Jewish community in Kiev – Babi Yar
  • Learn about the contribution of the famous Jews to the economic, political and cultural life of Kiev
  • Find out interesting facts about the building of Brodsky Choral Synagogue
  • See the monument to a prominent Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem
Full description
A comprehensive 3-hour tour of the Jewish heritage of Kiev will start, once you meet you guide at your hotel. It’s hard to overestimate the role of the Jewish community in the different spheres of the capital’s life throughout the centuries. The periods of restrictions and persecutions of Jews were replaced by the loyalty periods, and by the end of the 19th century, Jewish bankers and entrepreneurs, artists and engineers have made a great contribution into the development of the city. This tour gives you a possibility to look behind the curtain of the Jewish history, full of secrets and riddles. In the downtown, you will discover beautiful samples of fine mansions of 19-20 centuries, built for Jewish merchants and businessmen. In the Jewish quarter, you will visit the central Brodsky Choral Synagogue and learn its secrets. Then you will glance at the Bessarabsky indoor market, presented to the city by Lazar Brodsky more than 100 years ago. After that, your guide will show you the house, where the prime minister of Israel Golda Meir was born. Moreover, you will discover Sholem Aleichem Monument and find out interesting facts from his biography. This tour won’t be complete without uncovering the tragic pages of the history of Babi Yar, where over 150 000 Jews were killed during World War II. You will discover Memorials dedicated to the victims of that terrible massacre and your guide will tell you striking facts about it. You will get a complete picture of the history of the Jewish community in Kiev after this tour. In the end, your private driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
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

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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Constantine was a wonderful guide. Very well informed and his English was absolutely perfect. A lively person who gladly engaged in discussion and answerEd any questions we may have had. We were extremely happy with the tour and can highly recommend it. Yuri was a great driver picking us up and returning us to our hotel. We had a really good time.

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March 4, 2020

very complete and very well organized

Excellent

August 13, 2018

Excellent, articulate, well educated guide.

July 13, 2018

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