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Kyiv: Customized Private Tour

1. Kyiv: Customized Private Tour

If you want to get the maximum out of your visit to Kyiv in one day, this customized private tour is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and visit the most significant tourist attractions. This tailor-made tour has a lot of advantages as the program and the duration of the tour are flexible. You may choose any attractions you’d like to visit and modify the duration according to your schedule. It is possible to start the tour either from the airport or from your hotel. An experienced guide and a comfortable vehicle will make your tour enjoyable and relaxing. Kyiv has boundless possibilities for delightful pastimes. You might want to visit the most famous and stunning tourist spots. Your knowledgeable guide will show you St. Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gates, and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit an ancient Cave Monastery and learn its rich history. Moreover, you will discover such attractions in Kyiv as a cobblestone Andreevsky Descent, where you can buy memorable souvenirs; Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square and Khreschatyk Street; Kyiv Opera and Ballet Theater; St. Michael’s Monastery; and St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral. If you want to try delicious Ukrainian cuisine, your guide will advise you on the best Kyiv restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy local food and beverages in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Kyiv: City Exploration and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Tour

2. Kyiv: City Exploration and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing trip around the city and a visit to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. Visit a beautiful park, named after Taras Shevchenko, and the main building of Kyiv University. One of the greatest architectural monuments, Saint Volodymyr’s Cathedral, is located nearby. Enjoy the beauty of the National Opera and Ballet Theater and discover interesting facts about one of the most recognizable symbols of Kyiv – the Golden Gates. Take a short walk to the heart of the city, Saint Sophia Square, where the UNESCO-listed Saint Sophia Cathedral faces the incredible Saint Michael’s Monastery. Wander around the most charming street, Andreevsky Descent. Admire the stunning architecture, including the famous Saint Andrew’s Church and an open-air souvenir market. Check out the central Khreschatyk Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, favorite places among tourists and locals. During the second part of the tour, visit Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. The unique monastery complex and the historical-cultural sanctuary are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a comprehensive tour of the lavra and visit the most significant places, including an ancient cave monastery founded in the 11th century. Enjoy picturesque views from the observation deck.

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Kyiv: Private City Sightseeing Tour by Car

3. Kyiv: Private City Sightseeing Tour by Car

If you have only one day to visit Kyiv, or even if you have only a couple of hours, this tour is ideal for you. Your guide will meet you at the airport or your accommodation and drive you to the city center in a comfortable car or minivan. The detailed program and schedule of the tour may be agreed upon with the guide before the journey so that you can be sure that you'll see everything that you are most interested in. Hear the fascinating stories about the Ukrainian capital and see the magnificent Dnieper river and golden domes of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. Visit St. Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have a thousand-year view of the ancient city and its symbols: Golden Gates, St Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Besarabsky Market, European Square, old Podil. See the aristocratic mansions and memorable historical places. 

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Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

4. Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

Discover Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and one of the world's most beautiful cities, scenically spread along the banks of the river Dnipro. Kyiv traces its roots back to ancient times with a history spanning 1,500 years.   On this tour, visit the Volodymyr Cathedral, the red building of the University of Saint Volodymyr, the Golden Gate, the former KGB building, Sofia's Square and Saint Sophia Cathedral, the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Michael Square and Michael Monastery with the renewed Michael's Cathedral. See the Princess Olga Monument, Old Kyiv Mountain, the first palaces and the first stone church.   You will also see Andrew's Church, the old lime tree, the pagan idol temple, and the landscape alley, as well as the monument to Gogol's nose and the monument of the most famous Ukrainian literary characters. Learn about the history of Kyiv, and the medieval empire of the Kyivan Rus with its center in Kyiv. Even after being devastated by the Tatars in the 1240s, Kyiv remained the center of the Kyivan principality. Learn where the Kyivan Rus originates from and more.

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Kyiv: Small-Group Highlights of the City Tour

5. Kyiv: Small-Group Highlights of the City Tour

Starting with a hotel pick-up, start your fascinating 3-hour small-group tour of Kyiv. During this tour, you will discover the most popular travel attractions of the city and learn interesting facts from your local guide. Kyiv is a city that harmoniously combines centuries-old history with the modern way of life. You will see an elegant building of the National Opera and Ballet Theater and an impressive main building of the Shevchenko University. Then, you’ll visit the splendid St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, famous for its beautiful interior. Your guide will show you the relics of St. Barbara that are housed there. Then, explore the ancient Golden Gates, surrounded by a cozy park. Not far from it, there is a UNESCO-listed St. Sofia Cathedral and a monument to B. Khmelnitskiy.  You'll then see the Arc of Friendship situated in the Kreschatiy Park and admire a stunning view of the Dnieper River.  Finally, you’ll walk through the central part of Kyiv – Kreschatik Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti. This tour is perfect for the first-time visitors of Kyiv as it gives a complete overview of the most popular travel attractions. At the end of the tour, your guide will give you tips about some good places for shopping and places to eat where you can try the best of the national cuisine!

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Kyiv: Small-Group Waking Tour of Kyiv Center

6. Kyiv: Small-Group Waking Tour of Kyiv Center

You are invited to discover the best attractions of the central part of Kyiv in the friendly atmosphere of a small-group walking tour with a local guide. Departing from the meeting point at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, you will explore the most popular sights of the city and learn many interesting facts. If you’re visiting Kyiv for the first time, this tour is an excellent opportunity to feel the joyful and engaging ambiance of the Ukrainian capital. You will discover sights such as the Monument to the Streetlights in Love, the Memorial of Independence, the Globe Monument, with the distances to the world capitals, and the Kyiv Founders Monument.  If you’re visiting in the summertime, you will also see spectacular fountains. Your guide will show you a scenic panorama of the Dnipro River from the Kreschatik Park, where the Ark of Friendship is situated. Then, you will walk to the European Square and see the elegant building of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. Strolling through Khreschatyk Street, you’ll explore a cozy passage with various boutiques and cafés. You will see a monument of the prominent architect V. Horodetsky, the author of the famous House with Chimeras. At the end of the street, you will reach the Besarabsky Indoor Market built at the beginning of the 20th century, and see a popular entertainment complex, Arena City, with luxury restaurants and nightclubs. When the tour is over, your guide will advise you on the best places to have lunch or coffee. 

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Kyiv: Political Lypky Tour in German

7. Kyiv: Political Lypky Tour in German

Lypky is the de facto government quarter of Ukraine and hosts the buildings of Parliament, the Presidential Administration and Government. Lypky became known only recently in the 19th century, and during this time it became known as an elite district. Many houses here were built by German architects here in the Art Nouveau style. Throughout this tour, you will visit the Alley of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (dedicated to the Revolution of Dignity), Horodetskyi Street (with buildings in the Art Nouveau style), the Ivan Franko Theatre, the famous House with Chimeras, and Lyuteranska Street (where the German community lived and where the Lutheran church is located). You will also see the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, the Parliament of Ukraine (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine) and the the Government of Ukraine the (the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine). Also worthy of your attention are the Villas of Lypky, which include the Chocolate House, the House of Baron Iskul Hildenbrand, the House of Liebermann, and the House of the Weeping Widow.

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What people are saying about Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 71 reviews

A good tour for anyone who wants a quick overview of the city and wants to learn about the uprisings on Maidan Square. In the narrower sense, the tour leads up and down the main street at Maidanplatz. A lot of information and tips for the further vacation were given. A good introduction to the city for me

The service and execution were great. I was written to a week or two beforehand and asked what I was particularly interested in. The guide (Dmitry) was excellent, educated, very good knowledge of German, empathic.

Very experienced, personable guide. Great timing, interesting background information. Great for getting an overview and seeing some of the city's absolute highlights. Definitely try it out!

Interesting tour, the guide was very professional and informed and had an answer to every question. The cave monasteries are a must when visiting Kiev.

The tour was very well planned and the guide Dmitry was happy to respond to my wishes, but also had very interesting suggestions of his own.