Private tour

Kyiv: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Kyiv: Private Old Town Sightseeing Walking Tour

From £29.78 per person

Discover the most interesting Kyiv attractions on this 3-hour private walking tour with an expert local guide. Admire the ancient St.Sophia Cathedral and Golden Gates, and explore the modern Landscape Alley and vibrant Andreevsky Descent.

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Duration 3 hours
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Ukrainian, English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the most important facts from the centuries-old history of Kyiv
  • Spot the iconic Kyiv sights, including St. Sophia Cathedral and St. Michael’s Monastery
  • Feel an amazing atmosphere of the Andreevsky Descent and its neighborhoods
  • Buy exclusive hand-made souvenirs for your friends and family
  • Enjoy a private tour, customized according to your interests and wishes
Full description

You will start your walking tour from the famous historical monument – the Golden Gates, which were the main entrance to the town of Kyiv during the ruling of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Situated in a cozy park, it's one of the favorite places of Kyiv citizens and tourists. Then you will head towards St. Sophia Square and admire the amazing National Reserve, Sophia Kievskaya. Founded in the XI century, it's one of the most iconic constructions of ancient Kyiv, 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 site 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 near the Starokievska Mountain, which is the cradle of Kyiv. It was built in the Baroque style 300 years ago is now one of the must-see sights of Kyiv. Then, traveling through antiquity to the present day, you will enjoy a pleasant walk through the Landscape Alley. This is a picturesque modern park, often compared with Park Guell in Barcelona, where you will see intriguing statues, a beautiful playground and admire the panoramic view of Kyiv. This tour ends in the city center and your guide will advise you on the best cafés and restaurants for lunch after the tour.

Includes
  • Private walking tour
  • Professional guide service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission tickets to St. Sofia Cathedral (€3.5/adult, €1.5/child)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet near the statue of Prince Yaroslav the Wise.

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Know before you go

  • St. Sofia Cathedral is closed on Thursdays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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1 January 2020

Good trip, but we got not all what was in description.

23 August 2019

Max time used, I recommend to everyone

19 August 2019

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