Kiev Private Tours
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If you looking for an engaging private tour guide in Kiev, then you are on the right resource! I guarantee you a reasonably priced, personal, high-quality service. In my work, I place great value on honesty, openness, and mutual respect. Individual approach to every customer helps me to build long-term friendly relationships.
The whole point of a private tour is that you choose what you want to see, when you want to go and the pace at which the tour is performed. My pleasure is to create a Kiev private tour based on your preferences and wishes. The tours on this website are to give you some ideas, especially if you visit it for the first time.
I would be glad to hear your touristic preferences and wishes and tailor a Kiev private tour that completely meets your expectations.
Spend a day with me, and I’ll give you Kiev!
All the big sites and a many of the ‘secret’ ones, will give you a real chance to get under the skin of this amazing city. Discover the roots of Kiev’s past. Experience Kiev, like Kievan. On foot, by subway, this tour will give you an overview of one of the most exciting cities in the world.
During the One Day Kiev Tour you will definitely see the major sights : Golden Gates, St. Sophia’s Cathedral, St.Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Saint Andrew’s Church, Andrew’s Descent, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Caves.
We will walk along the main Kiev Street – Kreschatik and Independence Square (Maidan). At the Alley of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, I will tell you all about the bloody events – mass shootings of members of Euromaidan revolution (December 2013-February 2014).
One Day Kiev Tour is the best option for the tourists who are limited in time and visit Kiev on a short 1-2 days period of time.
“Where the Russian Lands come from”
Old Town Tour covers the sites of the ancient Kiev from 10th till 19th centuries. Though on the way of the route we will see interesting places of the modern city. My pleasure will be to tell you the history of Kiev, its foundation and further development of the ancient feudal state – Kievan Rus – major political and cultural center of the Eastern Slavs.
History of Kiev as the main settlement of the Eastern Slavic tribes begins with the 5th century. From the 9th century until the middle of the 12th century Kievan Rus was a large medieval European state that played a great role both in the history of Slavic people and the world’s history.
“I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.” Cicero
The Great Patriotic War, a tragedy that entered almost every Soviet family, from the very beginning touched the territory of Ukraine, and until the last day Ukrainian soldiers and officers participated in this war. Great Patriotic War – this is how post-Soviet people call the war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and its allies during the period from 22 June 1941 till 9 May 1945.
National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War counts 400 thousand exhibit items. The main exhibition is located in the 16 halls of the museum and consists of 15 thousand exhibits. All rooms are located in chronological order, which shows the “Route of War.” The museum also has an exposition, located in the open area. It presents to visitors samples of military vehicles of World War II, military equipment of the postwar period.
We will walk the halls of the unique memorial complex, which embodied in itself our memory of those who gave their lives for us in the bloodiest war on the Earth.
“Most of all I loved the Mariinsky park in Lipki. It hung over the Dnieper. The walls of the purple and white lilac with a height of three human growth rattled and swayed from a variety of bees.” Konstantin Paustovsky
Aristocratic mansions keep many secrets of their former inhabitants. Let’s have a walk along the streets of Lipki – the historic district of Kiev, which has long gained the glory of the “nest” of the Kiev elite and the residence of the highest local administration.
Pechersk district got its name from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In the days of the Russian Empire the area was changed into a fortress. Emperor Peter I surrounded Lavra with ramparts, and later, Emperor Nikolai finished the building of the fortress and extended it to all the modern area – Pechersk. Two royal palaces – Mariinsky and Klovsky – were built in this area. And “the upper crust” began to settle here to be closer to the royal palaces.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra – National Historic-Cultural Monastery is the main place of religious worship for Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox, a unique architectural ensemble since the 11th century. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra caves are the system of underground tunnels — Far and Near Caves. There are buried relics of the Lavra monks-ascetics who lived in the period from the 11th till 15th centuries. Those hermits and monks devoted their whole lives to prayers. They deliberately enclosed themselves in the damp walls of cave passages in the complete darkness. Through the small holes that had remained in the walls they got water and some simple food.
The monastery complex is considered a separate national historic-cultural preserve. Amongst the structures of the monastery complex of great importance is the Gate Church of the Trinity. It was constructed during the years 1106 to 1108 and has never been ruined.
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” Marv Levy
Sports history in not less interesting than cultural and political history. Do you agree with me? Ukraine has a lot of famous sports champions. Thanks to them, Americans, Frenchmen, Germans, Japanese, Australians and other millions and billions of the world’s inhabitants have learned to identify the blue-yellow flag, to find Ukraine on the map and correctly pronounce its name.
During the 22 years of independence, Ukrainian sportsmen did, perhaps, more than politicians, analysts, diplomats, public figures and others for the approval of Ukraine in geopolitical space.
Let’s find out about our heroes!
Why hire a private tour guide for a Kiev city tour? This is a question which a traveler may ask himself having seen on the internet ads of Kiev personal guides providing Kiev private tours.
So why hiring a local guide with a private Kiev tour is an extremely smart and convenient way of spending time in Kiev? A big pro is that a traveler is definitely to learn more in the company of a Kiev private guide than alone.
The tourist gets a lot of insider information from a guide during the private Kiev city tour that he would never get had he toured the site himself. He will save a huge amount of time because a local personal tour guide obviously knows the quickest way to get to any place, the cheapest but tasty place to eat, the most beautiful but hidden spot in the city.
Private tour guides in Kiev can easily adapt to the needs of their customers, that would not be possible on a packaged group tour. As it is known, mostly all street signs in Kiev are in Cyrillic, and Ukrainians do not speak English that often and good as in European countries, thus, a tourist in Kiev would definitely feel more comfortable in the company of private female guide in Kiev.
And one more good news is that prices for Kiev private tours are very cheap comparing with the rates in other countries. Moreover, Kievans are friendly people! You will certainly acquire a new friend in the person of your private guide after the Kiev guided tour!