3-Hour Private Old Kiev And City Center Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Please specify the desired departure time of your tour while booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Golden Gate, Kiev, Volodymyrska St, 40А, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
  • Return Details :
    Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the places where Kiev was founded more than 1500 years ago on a 3-hour private walking tour and see the most important historical sights. The oldest part of Kiev is known as a town of Prince Yaroslav the Wise and a town of his father - Prince Vladimir the Great. You will feel the spirit of ancient times, walking through the paved streets and listening to the stories about Kiev history. From the St. Sophia Cathedral to the Golden Gates, this tour is an excellent way to explore Kiev.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

You will start your walking tour from the famous Golden Gates, which were the main entrance to the town of Kiev during the ruling of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The name Golden Gates proceeds from the beauty of this building and not from the material it is made of. You guide will show you the Yaroslav the Wise Statue, situated nearby.

Then you will pass towards the St. Sophia Square and admire the amazing National Reserve Sophia Kievskaya. It was founded in XI century and is one of the most significant constructions of old Kiev, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. (The visit of the St. Sophia Cathedral is optional, for an additional fee). In front of the St. Sophia Cathedral there is an impressive Hetman Bohdan Khmelnitskiy Monument.

Our tour continues as we visit St. Michaels Golden Domed Cathedral. You will uncover the history of this sight and find out that the original old Cathedral was ruined during the Soviet period but it was rebuilt 15 years ago. Now it is a male Monastery and you can visit it and admire its splendid interior. The Princess Olha Monument, who was one of the first Christian rulers of Kiev, is standing in front of the Monastery.

Then you will come to the oldest part of Kiev the town of Prince Vladimir the Great. Not many sight are left from that period, however you can still see the place of the entrance to Vladimir town, marked with the red stones on the road. The pearl of this walking tour is St. Andrews Church, located right near the Starokievska Mountain, which is the cradle of Kiev. It was built in the Baroque style 300 years ago and now its one of the must-see sights of Kiev.

Then, travelling from the antiquity to the present days you will enjoy a pleasant walk through the central part pf the city - Kreschatik Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti. This tour ends in the city center.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Private tour

Exclusions

Entrance fees to St. Sophia Cathedral (optional visit, closed on Thursdays)

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Jun-2017

    Great tour saw everything I needed and wanted to. Fantastic service couldn't have been more helpful.
    Would highly recommend

  • 07-Jun-2016

    I booked two private walking tours in Kiev, one was the Ancient Kiev and City Center and the Other was the Architectural Masterpieces of Pechersk District. I had the same guide both days and she met me at my hotel both days. She introduced me to the metro system in Kiev as well as showed me all around this beautiful city. We also spent ample time at a street market for souvenir shopping. There was never a dull moment and both tours were very informative. Very cultural! I would highly recommend Green Tours for these walking tours.