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Kyiv: Private Segway Sightseeing Tour

1. Kyiv: Private Segway Sightseeing Tour

Meet your friendly local guide in the city center and set off on a compact Segway tour of Kyiv. Have a short safety briefing and quickly gain your balance on the Segway. Start the first part of your tour in the scenic Mariinsky Park. Discover the elegant Mariinsky Palace, observe a breathtaking panorama of the Dnipro River and spot hidden gems such as the Monument to True Love. Continue the tour as you pass the famous Love Bridge. Arrive at Khreschaty Park, where the Arch of Friendship is located. Move onto a new tourist attraction, the Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge, famous for the glass sections on its floor and stunning views of Kyiv. During the second part of the tour, you will discover the most popular travel attraction of Kyiv, including St. Michael's Monastery, St. Sophia's Cathedral, and the Golden Gates. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about all the sights you pass by. At the end of the tour, enjoy a ride through the very center of Kyiv, Khreschatyk Street and Maidan. Whether traveling with your family, friends or as a solo traveler, allow yourself to be swept up by the positive personality of your guide.

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Kyiv: Soviet History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

2. Kyiv: Soviet History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

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.

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