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Kyiv: Soviet History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

Kyiv: Soviet History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

From US$ 58 per person

Step back in time and discover the most remarkable buildings and landmarks of the Soviet era in this 3-hour tour. Visit famous symbols of Soviet Kyiv and hear their stories come to life with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Pickup included
Please confirm your hotel name and address upon booking. A guide will meet you at your hotel at the start of the activity.
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  • See Kyiv's Soviet past through the eyes of a local guide
  • Explore Khreschatyk Street and admire its elements of Ukrainian Baroque and post-war Stalinist architecture
  • Visit highlights such as City Hall, Kyiv Passage, the Ukrainian House, and the building of the Cabinet of Ministers
  • Admire the Motherland Monument – one of the tallest statues in the world
Full description
See Kyiv's history through the eyes of a local guide and immerse yourself in the history of the Ukranian capital. Visit relics of the country's Soviet past not often seen by tourists and learn how the city has been transformed since World War II.  Your expert guide will pick you up at your accommodation and lead you to Khreshchatyk Street, a perfect introduction to the Soviet legacy in Kyiv's architecture. Almost completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the early 1950s, this street follows the Stalin Empire style with some elements of Ukrainian Baroque. Stroll past highlights such as City Hall, Kyiv Passage, the Ukrainian House (former Lenin Museum), Hotel Ukraine, and more, and learn their historical significance to the city.  Enter the government district and see the imposing building of the Cabinet of Ministers. Decorated with stucco work, columns, and pilasters, it is considered to be the true masterpiece of Soviet architecture. Not far is the Parliament of Ukraine, with its marble columns and glass-dome roof.   Visit the WWII Museum and see the Motherland Monument – one of the most recognizable symbols of Soviet Kyiv. This impressive 102-meter monument was opened in 1981 and remains one of the tallest statues in the world. Finally, explore the Soviet residential quarters of Kyiv, a sight often missed by tourists in the city.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Entrance to WWII Museum
  • Visit to Mother Motherland Statue Observation deck
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Admission to the observation deck of the Mother Motherland Statue is available for an extra fee of 100 UAH/person (36-meter point) and 300 UAH/person (91-meter point).
  • Guests must be 18 or older to visit the observation deck.
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Product ID: 361505