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Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

Kyiv: Ancient Kyiv Private Walking Tour

From US$ 67.45 per group up to 2

Find out where the Kyivan Rus originates from, the beliefs held by many of the ancient Slavs before Christianization, how old the Saint Sophia Cathedral is, and where Saint Andrew installed his cross.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Ukrainian, Russian, German
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  • Visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyiv, the Volodymyr Cathedral and the Golden Gate
  • Learn where the Kyivan Rus originates from
  • Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a private tour
Full description

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.

  • Walking tour of Kyiv
  • German, Ukrainian, or Russian-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour inside the Sophia Cathedral
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

At the front of the St. Vololymyr's Cathedral

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • When visiting an Orthodox church it is necessary for men to remove their headgear and for women to cover their heads before entering
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Nataliya is a local guide for German who did a great custom tour for me and is a very pleasant person. She was very flexible and adapted everything to suit the weather.

December 4, 2019

October 24, 2021


Anastasia war eine sehr sympathische Führerin, danke

September 1, 2021

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