We know Ukraine. We love Ukraine.
And we want You to know and love it, too
Region: Kyiv City
Number of days: 1
Cost: 200 UAH
Kyiv is known for its churches: Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia Cathedral, and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. However, there are many more beautiful buildings that are located in Pechersk district. Pechersk was always aristocratic, “golden” district of Kyiv. On the way you will see 2 beautiful panoramic views and famous stadium FC “Dynamo”.
Our journey will start on the main street – Khreshchatyk. We will pass through Passage – a street of various luxury boutiques, and then we will walk up to the most unusual building in Kyiv – the House with Chimaeras (Gorodetsky House). On this unique house you can see fantastic creatures and wild animals that appear in unexpected places that sometimes they look like alive. This house can be easily attributed to be a masterpiece.
See the photos of interiors in House with Chimaeras.
On the way you will have a look at Chocolate house, which truly looks like real chocolate bar (its owners were sugar barons). Further, you will see other mansions of Kyiv celebrities – one of them was built in Italian Middle Ages style, another one under the guise of unusual architecture kept secrets of KGB. Every single house of Pechersk has its own history and highlight: the House of Wipping Widow and Klovsky Palace, House of National Bank of Ukraine and House of Writers.
We will make a short stop next to Mariynsliy Palace in order to enjoy the view of Kyiv.
Further we will pass through Mariynsky park and the Bridge of Love to huge “rainbow” – People’s Friendship Arch. On the way we will have a look at couple of buildings that remind castles – it will be interesting for you to get to know what is inside now. Surely we will see FC “Dynamo” stadium which is now named after Dynamo’s trainer Valeriy Lobanovsky.
Being back to Khreshchatyk, we get to the city center; young people enjoy spending their time there and time passes really fast. Khreshchatyk has also lots of legends and stories: walking from European square to the main square Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), we will get to know the most interesting of them.
Start: metro Khreshchatyk
Finish: Maydan Nezalezhnosti
Duration: 2-3 hours
In English, German and other languages:
Price for individual groups 1-3 persons - 60 EUR
Price for 1 person in group 4-6 pax - 20 EUR
Ukrainian/Russian language excursion -20% from prices
The tour is available in Russian, English, German and other languages.