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From Kyiv: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

1. From Kyiv: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

A private tour is the best way to experience the atmosphere of abandoned area, hear the silence, and plunge into the post apocalypse world. Visit the maximum number of locations at your own pace, based on your own preferences, and on a date that is good for you… just you, your friends/colleagues, and your guide. This tour will cover all your needs (urbex , photography, media, research etc.) and grants you a unique opportunity to explore Prypiat in depth. With experienced guides that know the area perfectly, tour through the exclusion zone and see breathtaking places that are not possible to see on a group tour. You are guaranteed a real adventure, true emotion, and an experience you will never forget.

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Kyiv: Private Guided Helicopter Tour

2. Kyiv: Private Guided Helicopter Tour

Your tour starts with private pickup from your hotel or apartment in the city center. From there your driver will take you to the helicopter pad located in the park zone of Hydropark Island. Following some short safety guidance, you’ll board your helicopter together with your guide to begin your breathtaking experience. There are three options for this tour, which consist of a standard 12-minute flight, or extended 24 or 42-minute flights. During the standard flight over the Dnipro River, you’ll enjoy aerial views of the city's main attractions. These include Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the Mother Motherland Statue, the Arch of Friendship, and the Pedestrian Bridge. The extended 25 and 42-minute flights include all of the sights mentioned above, as well as a bird’s-eye-view of the Mezhyhirya Residence. At the conclusion of your scenic flight, you'll return back to the ground before being taken back to your accommodation by your guide.

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From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Pripyat Private Helicopter Tour

3. From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Pripyat Private Helicopter Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the helicopter pad where your thrilling adventure begins. Get onboard a private helicopter and take off to one of the most mysterious places in the world — the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.  From the comfort of a private helicopter flight, listen to the comprehensive commentary of your expert guide. On the way to Chernobyl, fly over Kyiv and take in the scenic views of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the Motherland Monument, Dynamo Stadium, and the Dnieper River. Moreover, fly above the Mezhyhirya Residence and learn interesting facts about the so-called “Museum of Corruption.” The highlight of the tour is a breathtaking flight over the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Take a look at the astonishing Duga radar, discover the famous abandoned amusement park of Pripyat with its Ferris wheel still standing, and see from a distance a new safety confinement over the notorious Reactor No. 4. of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. One of the main advantages of the tour is that you’ll be accompanied by an expert private guide who will enlighten you of the tragic events of the Chernobyl catastrophe that happened in 1986. At the end of a breathtaking experience, return to Kyiv where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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Kyiv: Murals Private Walking Tour

4. Kyiv: Murals Private Walking Tour

Fans of street art are invited to explore must-see Kyiv murals with a friendly local guide. Kyiv has recently become a leading center of street art culture. Many Ukrainian and world-famous artists turn the walls of the ordinary-buildings into spectacular artworks, making the city look brighter. Your local guide will meet you near the Golden Gates and will show you the most popular murals of the city center. You will discover over 15 murals and learn interesting facts about their meaning and creation. Here is a shortlist of them: - “The Cyclist” by Emmanuel Jarus, located next to the Kyiv cycle track - “Bereguinya” by MataRuda from Costa Rica – one of the latest murals in Kyiv central part           - A portrait of Ukrainian poetess Lesya Ukrainka by Guido Van Helten, inspired by her poem “Lilies of the valley” - Mural “Freedom” by a 3D street painting artist Alex Maksiov                                           - "Ukrainian St. George” mural at the Landscape alley, created by “Inretesni Kazki”    - One of the first murals in Kyiv “Revival”, created during the “French Spring Festival”                                                                                      - Mural of Ukrainian athlete Anna Rizatdinova by Australian artist Fintan Magee You will have a wonderful, inciteful time on the tour and learn many interesting cultural facts from your guide. 

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Kyiv: Illuminated by Night Tour with Private Guide

5. Kyiv: Illuminated by Night Tour with Private Guide

Once you have met your local guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel, your wonderful 2-hour evening tour of Kyiv will begin. As you drive across the city, you will discover Kyiv's main attractions illuminated by their evening lights. Admire the most spectacular night views of Kyiv, including panoramas over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the Mother Motherland Statue. You will also take in the breathtaking sight of the left bank of the Dnipro River from the Leonid Bykov monument. Another scenic attraction in Kyiv at nighttime is the Pedestrian Bridge, which shimmers with all the colors of the rainbow. Stroll around the city center and discover the magnificent St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, St. Sofia’s Cathedral, and St. Michal’s Monastery. Pass by the architectural masterpiece that is St. Andrew’s Church and explore the center of the city, including Khreschatyk Street with its many shops and restaurants.

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Kyiv: Sunrise Private Tour

6. Kyiv: Sunrise Private Tour

Celebrate the beginning of a new day in Kyiv, enjoy a wonderful sunrise and get breath-taking views from a scenic observation deck in the city center. Be picked up from your hotel early in the morning, approx. 30 minutes before sunrise. Drive to one of the most picturesque Kyiv observation decks and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the left bank of the Dnipro River. View several beautiful spots in Kyiv and contemplate the first rays of light as they appear on the horizon. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the city before dawn. Take plenty of beautiful photos of the aurora that will remind you of this wonderful experience. When the tour is over, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kyiv

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 142 reviews

An unforgettable experience - breathtaking!

We were in the zone for 2 days and it was more than worth it. A day is probably just too short if you want to see everything. Our guide was awesome! We couldn't have been more lucky. He was nice, very competent and had answers to everything. We can count ourselves lucky! He also organized a meeting with a babushka for us. Incredible that we were allowed to experience this. The opportunity to get to know someone who has witnessed the catastrophe and has returned is simply indescribable. The organization went really well. We were picked up on time, had a great trip to the zone in a comfortable minibus. The hotel we stayed in and where we got breakfast and dinner was nice too. The food in the hotel and in the canteen in Chernobyl was very good. Typical Ukrainian cuisine that you have to try. Thanks a lot! It was wonderful! We will never forget it ☺️

We had a great time with Max - he was both easy going and informative, we felt comfortable and relaxed and he engaged well with us. Visiting the monument I wanted to visit, was the highlight of my holiday - and getting around such a huge city in a private car was fantastic. Would highly recommended this trip

Excellent tour well recommended

My guide spoke very good English and showed me all around the City of Kiev. She told me lots of history and made my tour so good. I really had a great time. Wear appropriate shoes as you cover lots of streets. The mururals are hidden in only places your guide will know. I’d recommend.

The tour was excellent. The guide was friendly and spoke exceptional English, and his knowledge of Kyiv's history and architecture was very informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting.

The tour gave us a very good overview of the most important sights. Spectacularly lit monuments. Very competent and friendly guide.