Golden Gates of Kiev

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Golden Gates of Kiev: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    1. Kiev: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Highlights Tour

    Enjoy a Kiev city tour as the first part of your 6-hour tour. See the most interesting sights of the city, including the Golden Gate, Vladimirskiy Cathedral, St. Michael’s Square, St. Michael’s Domed Monastery, Bessarabskiy Market, the Kiev Funicular, Post Office Square, St. Alexander’s Catholic Church and Mariinskiy Park and Palace. Stop to enjoy lunch at a Ukrainian restaurant (cost not included). After lunch head to the hill where St. Andrew’s Church is situated and begin the second part of the tour. Travel by metro to the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Kiev Metro and visit the deepest metro station in the world, at 346 feet.

    We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

  • Kiev Walking City Tour

    2. Kiev Walking City Tour

    The 3-hour walking tour starts from the National Opera House. The building itself is very impressive and the performances are quality ones, you may as well check "what is on the list" and visit the ballet or opera during your stay. You will then see the Golden Gates – the ancient and first entry to the city of Kiev during the Kievan Rus epoque. Next is the must-see location of the magnificent Saint Sophia Cathedral that belongs to the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is an iconic site and a place of rich cultural heritage. You will then visit the Saint Michel Cathedral that plays an important part in the life of Kiev citizens. The tour continues on the main square of Independence also know as Maidan and continues at Khreschatyk street – the shortest street among European capital cities with its Soviet architecture and history.

  • Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    3. Kiev: City Exploration and Kiev Pechersk Lavra Tour

    Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing trip around the city and a visit of Kiev 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 Kiev – 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 ...

    Serghei was the best guide, very helpful and expert on Kiev history and facts. Very recommended.

  • Kiev: Ancient Kiev Private Walking Tour

    4. Kiev: Ancient Kiev Private Walking Tour

    Discover Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and one of the world's most beautiful cities, scenically spread along the banks of the river Dnipro. Kiev traces its roots back to ancient time 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 Kiev 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 Kiev, and the medieval empire of the Kievan Rus ...

  • Kiev in 180 Minutes City Sightseeing Private Tour by Auto

    5. Kiev in 180 Minutes City Sightseeing Private Tour by Auto

    If you have only one day to visit Kiev, or even if you have only 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 centre in a comfortable car or minivan. The detailed program and schedule of the tour may be agreed 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 Kiev-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. 

  • Kiev: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Car

    6. Kiev: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Car

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then see the main attractions of Kiev in comfort on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by private car.  Get a perfect introduction and complete overview of the most popular attractions to discover how the city combines antique landmarks with modern buildings and picturesque parks with harmony. Learn more about the historical Golden Gate, originally built in the 11th century and rebuilt by the Soviet regime in 1982. See the golden domes of St. Sofia's Cathedral, the elegant National Opera House and the impressive University of T. Shevchenko. Get a stunning view of the Dnieper River from the observation deck in Kreschatyi Park. Then, experience the bohemian vibe of the open-air market on Andriyivskyy Descent and marvel at the beauty of St. Andrew’s Church. Discover the curious sculptures of Landscape Alley off the crowded streets, and walk down Khreshchaty...

    I enjoyed this tour and found it a good way to see a little of Kiev in the limited time I had. The additional visit to the miniatures museum was fantastic, Im so glad he suggested this. And the other museum was closed being a Monday so instead we headed to the deepest metro in the world just to experience it and learn a little about that. I only wish I had more free time to see even more of this great city.

  • Kiev: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

    7. Kiev: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

    You will start your walking tour from the famous historical monument – the Golden Gates, which were the main entrance to the town of Kiev during the ruling of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Situated in a cozy park, it's one of the favorite places of Kiev citizens and tourists. Then you will head towards St. Sophia Square and admire the amazing National Reserve, Sophia Kievskaya. Founded in XI century, it's one of the most iconic constructions of the ancient Kiev, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will see a famous Hetman Bohdan Khmelnitskiy monument in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The tour continues as you visit St. Michael’s Golden Domed Cathedral. You will uncover the history of this sight and find out the original cathedral was ruined during the Soviet period, but it was rebuilt over 15 years ago.  The pearl of this walking tour is St. Andrew’s Church, located right ne...

  • Kiev: Customized Private Tour

    8. Kiev: Customized Private Tour

    If you want to get the maximum out pf your visit to Kiev 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. Kiev 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 Kiev Pechersk Lavra, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit an ancient Cave Monas...

    Excellent tour guide. Very knowlegable. Good insights also into recent Ukrainian history

  • Kiev: 3-Hour Private Tour by Car

    9. Kiev: 3-Hour Private Tour by Car

    This tour aims to show you the must-see sights of Kiev within several hours at a comfortable driving pace. The driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the city exploration. You will see the main landmarks such as Independence Square, Khreschatyk Street, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Saint Michel's Cathedral, Golden Gates, National Opera, Taras Shevchenko Park and onther sites of rich history and culture. Despite the weather, enjoy Kiev during this individual driving city tour. A dynamic and entertaining guide will explain the history of the ancient, but modern Kiev and you will uncover the capital on your own.

    Fantastic tour of Kiev - saw as much as you possibly could in 3 hours. The guide (Olga) was perhaps the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had. Extremely impressed!

  • Kiev: 3-Hour Private Transport Sightseeing Tour

    10. Kiev: 3-Hour Private Transport Sightseeing Tour

    This 3-hour private tour of Kiev provides a good opportunity to see all the most important sights of Kiev with a private guide in a comfortable car. Cover all the city sights in a time frame that would be impossible by walking. Whether it is your first time in the city, or you are simply short of time, you will get a comprehensive overview of the city with a professional guide who knows and loves Kiev. Travel back more than 1,500 years to the city’s birth and discover landmarks that represent Kiev through the ages. Go to Old Kiev Hill, where the city originated. Visit the famous Golden Gate, the former gateway to the fortress city. Peek inside St. Sophia Cathedral with its onion-dome roof, and St. Vladimir Cathedral (St. Volodymyr's Cathedral), mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. See the churches of St. Andrew and St. Michael, the monastery of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, also...

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What people are saying about Golden Gates of Kiev

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 150 reviews

I made my full day visit of Kiev yesterday with Taya. In addition to the history and the discovery of the different sites, she taught me a lot about the Ukrainian culture, the way of life, the languages...and all this in a passionate way. I highly recommend it! Thank you Taya! I also recommend to do it by walk, a few kilometers but much better considering the heavy trafic.

We got to see the most beautiful sights in Kiev. Due to traffic problems, we were late arriving from the airport but, still, the tour guide Elena and the driver were quite efficient and we managed to see almost everything in a very short time. Alex from Argotour was good at communicating and working with us to reorganize things at the last minute.

Our Guide ( Slava) made the whole experience one we won’t forget. Her knowledge of everything to do with Kiev and it’s long history was amazing and bright it all to life. The guide books for Kiev are all pretty much out of date so it was great to have someone who could bring every detail up to date.

Fantastic tour of Kiev - saw as much as you possibly could in 3 hours. The guide (Olga) was perhaps the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had. Extremely impressed!

Guide was very knowledgable, had lots of stories to tell. English was smooth.