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Kyiv: Hidden Gems 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Kyiv: Hidden Gems 3-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 120 per group up to 10

Discover the hidden streets and secret courtyards of Kyiv on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Explore the more alternative sites of the city with an experienced guide who has all the insider tips.

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Duration 3 hours
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Ukrainian, English, Russian, French
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  • Explore a side of Kyiv usually not seen by tourists
  • Visit concept stores, third-wave coffee places, Berlin-type and speakeasy bars, galleries, cultural places, book stores, and antique stores
  • See thousand year-old ruins of ancient Kyiv
  • Discover unexpected murals, hidden sights and many other secret places
Full description

It is said that in the summer, you can walk all the way across Kyiv without leaving the shade of its leafy horse chestnut trees. In this 3-hour walking tour, explore the hidden streets and local sights of Kyiv and venture off the usual tourist track. On this tour, you will not visit the cathedrals, churches, or big central squares frequented by the 3.9 million people who travel to Kyiv annually. Instead, see the alternative sights of Kyiv rarely appreciated by tourists. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Alla Tarasova Street, named for the beautiful actress of the communist period. Then visit Old City Hall, the Gates of Zaborovsky, and many more of the city's lesser-known sites.

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In the city center on the right side of Golden Gate, near the monument to Yaros­lav the Wise. Address: вулиця Володимирська, 40А, Київ, Украина, 02000.

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4.4 /5

based on 9 reviews

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An absolute must!

I did the Hidden Gems Walking Tour in Kiev on Monday and it was excellent. A real must do. Olena was my guide who is incredibly knowledgeable and she showed me a fascinating side of Kiev which you would never normally see. If you are interested in old buildings, quirky little shops, architecture, small courtyards, murals and just exploring a few hidden treasures, I totally recommend this walk. Excellent value for money. Thank you.

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September 25, 2019

Unique and idiosyncratic secret Kiev!

The secret Kiev tour is quite different from the other generic city and scenic tours you will find. It is distinctive for its focus upon the less well known historical, architectural and cultural aspects of Kiev, it's citizens, invaders, heroes and villains. This excellent, whirlwind walk along leafy avenues and elegant thoroughfares encompassed little known ( but relevant ) facts about the city that would not normally be readily accessible to most visitors, with a strong emphasis on the literary and pioneering figures of Kiev and Ukraine. Under the auspices of a masterful and enchanting guide, who is at once, highly educated, exuberant and informative, both educational and scenic attractions are revealed, most with wonderment. The subject matter is clearly much more of a passion than a mere work task!..Only problem for me: the three hours went past in the mere blink of an eye, as is always the case when one is having a great time. No matter:.Secret Kiev?..a total delight!!

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September 7, 2016

Interesting and informative

Maria was very knowledgeable, interesting and helpful.

September 17, 2016

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