Private tour

Kyiv: Guided Jewish Heritage Tour

Kyiv: Guided Jewish Heritage Tour

From US$ 114.40 per person

The most complete Kyiv tour to the places of Jewish heritage. Learn about the Kyiv Jewish community life from ancient times till now, and look at the city sights, the construction of which was sponsored by the Jewish patrons of the 19th century.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will find your guide near the meeting point with nameplate Wonders & Holidays. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your activity. Don't forget to present your confirmation/voucher and photo ID in exchange for your product.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Jewish Kyiv community life
  • Visit the main Kyiv synagogues
  • Experience the Jewish heritage of Kyiv
  • Honor Babi Yar, the place of the Holocaust tragedy
Full description

Jews have been living in Kyiv from almost the moment of its foundation. The first document mentioning Kyiv was the 10th-century letter written in Hebrew, and in the 15th century, so many Jewish sages lived there that it spawned the saying “Teaching comes from Kyiv”. Those times left no traces, but many architectural sights of modern Kyiv appeared thanks to Jewish patrons and architects in the 19th century. Many famous Jewish industrialists, scientists, writers, and artists worked in Kyiv, and both the Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir and the pianist Vladimir Horowitz were born here. Babi Yar is one of the most famous places in the world associated with the Holocaust tragedy. Nowadays, a memorial sign is set up, and by 2021, the first post-Soviet memorial center of the Holocaust will have been built there. Nearby are the remains of the 19th-century Jewish cemetery. At the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, you can see a collection of 19th-century Jewish ceremonial silver, which was considered lost for a long time. One of the collection’s main elements is the unique Torah Crown made in 1875. Its size, excellence, and rich décor make it completely unrivaled.

Includes
  • Transport by air-conditioned car (or mini-bus)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of Historical Treasures
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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  • This product operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events
  • Food and drinks will not be provided
  • Gratuities/tips are not included
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of Historical Treasures are included
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Excellent!!!

It was excellent, better than expected, the guide Igor very good, mastered everything, was very friendly, and spoke very good English. I recommend it.

September 11, 2019

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