39 Best Kyiv Cultural & History Tours 2020 - Best Tours in Kyiv

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Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
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145 EUR

Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv

(5)
Get a memorable experience on a small-group Chernobyl Tour that reveals unknown information and mysterious facts about a huge nuclear catastrophe. You will stroll through the isolated and obscure streets of the town of Pripyat and sense the surrealistic ambiance of this place.
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145 EUR
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

(14)
Kyiv is a city of art and culture, city full of historical places and interesting stories. I am offering you to join me in this pleasant walk and discover the hidden gems of modern and ancient Kyiv, discover its meaning, its history of appearance and current usage. Happy to see you on my tour!
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30 EUR
The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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30 EUR

The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour

(9)
Most tours will take you to the shiny, pretty parts of a city - but not this one! See the awful side of Kyiv on this unique walking tour past derelict buildings, abandoned factories, semi-demolished homes and old artificial caves. By the end of the tour you will realise that awful can be awesome!
From
30 EUR
Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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47 EUR

Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide

(4)
Explore the residence of Victor Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya - one of the most striking and impressive places in Ukraine, also known as "Museum of Corruption". The previous president’s way of life explains how excessive richness and power affects a person.
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47 EUR
Full-Day Ukrainian Countryside Tour from Kiev
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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72 EUR

Full-Day Ukrainian Countryside Tour from Kiev

(3)
Kyiv Countryside Tour is a very interesting experience – we will visit the villages and small towns not too far from Kiev, we escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy amazing landscapes.
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72 EUR
Historical landmarks of Kyiv
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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15 EUR

Historical landmarks of Kyiv

(3)
The tour will give you an insight into the history of Kyiv and the most prominent historical places starting from Kyivan Rus times
From
15 EUR
Amaizing Street Art Murals of Kyiv Walking Tour with Local
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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10 EUR

Amaizing Street Art Murals of Kyiv Walking Tour with Local

(2)
Discover impressive artistic murals of Kyiv on a joyful walking tour with a friendly and enthusiastic local guide.
From
10 EUR
Forgotten Soviet Heritage
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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20 EUR

Forgotten Soviet Heritage

(2)
Soviet Kyiv is a city of red flags, spacious streets, gigantic fountains, lines to nearly every shop, tickets' system for household items and a total deficit. Soviet times is an integral part of our history - let's discover it with the honour and recognition together!
From
20 EUR
Best of Kyiv Private Walking Tour with Friendy Local
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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10 EUR

Best of Kyiv Private Walking Tour with Friendy Local

Discover Kyiv’s iconic sights and hidden gems on a fascinating 3-hour walking tour with a friendly local guide. Kyiv is a splendid city that will amaze you with its beauty and rich history. Unforgettable impressions are guaranteed!
From
10 EUR
Highlights of Kyiv Driving Tour with Local Guide
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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20 EUR

Highlights of Kyiv Driving Tour with Local Guide

Enjoy a joyful and informative 3-hour driving journey of Kyiv with an expert local guide. Discover the city’s most popular sights as well as its hidden gems, and get lots of interesting information from your friendly guide. A must-do during your stay in Kyiv!
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20 EUR
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Guided Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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25 EUR

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Guided Walking Tour

UNESCO-listed Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a must-visit Kyiv attraction. Explore mysterious cave monastery, admire its architectural ensemble and learn iLavra's history form your friendly expert guide.
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25 EUR
Museum of World War II Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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35 EUR

Museum of World War II Guided Tour

Visit one of the most remarkable museums in Kyiv – the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War – and learn striking facts about the fight against Nazism.
From
35 EUR
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum of Folk Architecture Private Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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23 EUR

Pirogovo Open-Air Museum of Folk Architecture Private Tour

Spend a day away from the hustle of the city and explore the narrow streets of the open-air Pirogovo Museum of Folk Architecture. Your local guide will share interesting facts about life in Ukraine from the 16th–20th century, and you’ll see houses from different periods in history.
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23 EUR
Best of Kyiv Sightseeing walking Tour
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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47 EUR

Best of Kyiv Sightseeing walking Tour

Welcome to Kyiv – it is a wonderful city with a rich history, which was founded in the 5th century, one of the greenest capitals in Europe with lots of interesting places for all tastes!
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47 EUR
Petrykivka Painting Private Workshop
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Petrykivka Painting Private Workshop

Learn the techniques of traditional Ukrainian petrykivka painting on a cheerful workshop with a friendly artist and create your own piece of art!
From
30 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Kyiv

Rating 4.9 based on 42 reviews

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Alinka’s “Awful Kyiv” tour was the quirkiest tour I’ve ever taken. The weather “helped” us with a rain, but I’m used to it, and it could not spoil this very unusual walk. I did not have any expectations before the tour, I just wanted to experience something more than the guidebooks are recommending. And I got it – a feeling of living one day as a local (since I’ve booked 2 tours with Alinka, we spent quite some time together). I’ve got a chance to see how many contrasts Kyiv has to offer: just imagine seeing almost ruined wooden buildings (inhabited ones!) and super fancy penthouse right next to it, and then – a garbage dump, surrounded by strange yet beautiful graffities and amazing views of the city from this same garbage dump. Church that looks as a factory in Chernobyl, the radiotower built on the cemetery and so much more! I especially loved taking that old red tram and walking among buildings that Alinka funny called “inhumane architecture”. We finished our tour in the district full of bars, where I spent my last hours in Kyiv. Alinka showed me her favorite bar, and we were sitting there for some time talking like good old friends! Alinka even helped me calling cheap local taxi to deliver me to the airport. Thank you for a perfect last day of my trip! I’ll be back for more!
The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour
B
Mezhyhirya Residence Tour
We toured the Viktor Yanukovych residence, also known as "the house of corruption" and had our collective minds blown. Our guide/driver arrived early, was intelligent, informative, and spoke perfect English. He was also well versed in US politics, which helped give context to our tour and made everything very present.

If you had seem the house on the news, be prepared that it's all so much worse in real life.

There is no way that we could have explored the expansive grounds, health club, house, etc. without a guide. And, hard to imagine a guide who was a better fit for our interests.
Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide
H
An excellent experience
We headed to Chernobyl for a 1 day tour with Green tour, which was fantastic. Chernobyl as you can imagine was an amazing experience and I highly recommend using Green tour to do so. We was picked up promptly outside of our hotel in Kiev city centre. We were greeted by Konstantin and Jane, both of which were very knowledge and both are a credit to your service. They went above and beyond what was expected of them and gave us information of other things to do around Kiev. Both of them made the trip that little bit extra special.
Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv
Simply Awesome-The guide and the tour
If you want to tour churches, this is not the tour for you. Want military history, nope not for you either.
Do you want to see the real Ukraine, the real Kviv, Han this is the tour for you. We spent the day walking though the real Kviv most tourist never see. We spent time where the real Ukrainians live not just where the tour buses go. We saw the underbelly, we saw the beautiful graffiti, we saw amazing city views from high above the city.
The best part wasn’t even the tour itself, it was the guide. We talked we conversed, I learned about many different topics from an expert. We discussed politics, history, economics, jails, guns, art, how the youth live, how other lives. We talked about everything under the sun.
She was magical, we saw the rich and we saw the poor. Great tour but the guide was even better than the tour itself.
I cannot rate this high enough, 10 stars would barely scratch the surface. The guide is lovely, knowledgeable, fun, laid back and beautiful.
Towards the end of the tour she will show you a bunch of bars, restaurants and cafes and many other things that will turn your good trip into a great trip. 15 stars!!
The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour
Yanna is so sweet!
It was my third time in Kyiv and this time I brought friends with me to Ukraine. We enjoyed the walk very much and even though I had done also another walking tour from Like A Local it was awesome that the two routes had very little in common. Yanna showed us some beautiful buildings, little statues of Kyiv symbols, took us to the cafe with best eclairs and shared her personal feelings and opinions about Ukraine and was flexible to finish a bit earlier when we got hungry. Thank you, Yanna, for a lovely day!
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
Hidden Gems, the title of this tour fits !
Yanna speaks English fluently. She isn't pushy, knows how to handle in a perfect way with visitors to her city (what is generally called 'tourists').
After her tour I performed the walk mentioned in the Lonely Planet. Besides the starting point + about 300 metres + the end of her walk, nothing was common !
So I recommend to everyone visiting Kiev to book her walking tour !
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
MUST SEE in Kyiv - so much fun
Yanna is friendly and very knowledgeable. We walked around the central area for a good 4 hours, but she told these stories that really brought the city to life. After the tour you'll probably know a lot of interesting places that even the locals haven't heard of. This was a great way to spend my first day in Kyiv. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
True hidden gems
I would like to thank Yanna for her fascinating stories on the old and modern history of Kiev. She is enthusiastic, mobile, intelligent person.
I am firmly suggest Yanna as a guide for her deep and factual knowledge and wish her all the best.
Oksana Soul
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
Great Tour
We did the Hidden Gems Tour with Yanna and it was great. She showed us around the city, pointing out the not so obvious and provided us with a lot of information.
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
Great tour
We had a great trip! Guide was very knowledgeable.
Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv
D
Awesome "Awful Kyiv Tour"
I always seek for the unique experiences, and Alina's " Awful Kyiv tour" really stands out of the crowd. Full of irony, her stories get a whole different view on Kyiv (the city I visited a couple of times). First of all, it was fun and entertaining, secondly, it felt like an adventure, we loved it. We are in awe of the sparkling ones, so it really provokes many thoughts: which of these are really ugly places, and which ones are beautiful ones. It was a gloomy weather, and I guess it was a very good time to stay in the city. I remember Alina laughing at me. , abandoned plants and factories, the strange sculptures and towers. Locals were sometimes so curious, that's how I understood that it's really a local place where they almost never see tourists.

We took a walk through the industrial part of the city, Alina showed me some cool cozy bars, where I loved it and met many friendly locals. That was a fantastic experience, considering the fact that I would love to relocate to Kyiv, and finally, I stopped feeling as a tourist here. Thanks Alina, keep in touch!
The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour
L
2 excellent half-day tours
We did 2 separate private tours with Katerina of Green Tours - to the Yanukovych estate and Pecherska Lavra. Both went very well, worth the premium paid. Quick & easy booking via email. Payment via Paypal. Punctual pick-up and flexible drop-off. We'd highly recommend Katerina as guide. She was very professional, open, knowledgeable, and her English was the best of the several guides we had in Ukraine. She also went above & beyond - showing us how to take the metro and buying the tokens for us, helping us get a picnic lunch before dropping us off at Babi Yar park on the way back from Mezhyhirya, taking us to a nice restaurant after Pecherska Lavra and helping us order lunch there. And she reminded me to bring a scarf to cover my head at the monastery. While you could tour the Lavra on your own, it's highly advisable to engage a guide for Mezhyhirya as the tours of the (utterly astounding) mansion & spa etc are only in Ukrainian and opening hours can be erratic.
Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide
H
Excellent day out
There were 11 people in our group in total with a driver and tour guide. Our guide spoke excellent English and was able to give us plenty of information about Chernobyl and Pripyat. The transport was very comfortable and the documentaries about the disaster before arrival was a great way if breaking the journey and learning more before arrival. The whole day felt well managed and at no point did we feel hurried along. Looking at some of the larger groups we were really pleased we booked with Green Ukraine. Whilst there are other companies with more Trip Advisor reviews our group really felt that this trip was value for money. Thank you again for the opportunity to visit a place which we need to learn from
Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv
K
The quirkiest tour in Kyiv
I live in Kyiv for a few years and know all the major sights. However, Alina's Awful Kyiv was delightful and exceptional. She showed me places that I never knew existed, even if some of them I pass by daily. She showed another lense to look at certain buildings or places. Alina has a deep knowledge of the history of the city, but she does not bore you with unremarkable names and dates. Her guiding style is very entertaining and flexible to your needs. She is a charming guide with constant curiosity and hunger for knowing more about her beloved city and passionately shared her knowledge with you. I would recommend to anyone who wants to explore the beautiful or the 'awful 'Kyiv.

The Awfully Awesome Kyiv Walking Tour
R
I couldn't more highly recommend Anna! She does a great job of making you feel at home in Kyiv and like you're a good friend of hers that she's showing around. Her recommendations are also stellar and she does a great job of tailoring them to your preferences -- I met Anna on my 6th day in Kyiv and she still found great places to take me to that I hadn't visited before. She also selected new locations to go as she learned more about me and my interests while we talked, which really showed how much she cares about providing a great experience. If you're in Kyiv, you should not hesitate to book a tour with Anna -- you will without a doubt be glad you did!
Historical landmarks of Kyiv
One of the best tours I have ever taken! Book it now!
Yanna was our guide on this tour and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it was one of the best tours that I have ever taken. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, interest, passion and friendly persona were fabulous.
This tour will suit anyone who wants to know some of the basic tourist information but who would also like to - as the title of the tour suggests - see a deeper side to Kiev that most tours do not cover.
Yanna gave us so much information and also suggested places to eat and shop.
Real value for money.
Thank you Yanna
(future Minister of Tourism?!)
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
Perfect!
I cannot say enough good things about Iryna and the Countryside tour. She asked a few questions about what I wanted to see and tailored a special itinerary - in one day we did everything I had hoped and more. I saw farm life, traditional villages, beautiful churches and parks, learned alot of history and had some terrific food. We laughed, danced in fields of yellow flowers, bought fresh milk from the farm and prayed in churches 1000 years old. If you want to 'get local' and see the real Ukraine, I would highly recommend Iryna as a guide.
Full-Day Ukrainian Countryside Tour from Kiev
What a nice experience!
A really good tour to start your visit in Kyiv. Yanna is very passionate about her heritage. She has a wide knowledge of Kyiv or Ukrainian history in general. During the tour you learn a lot about the little things you would probably overlook and get closer to the big context of the highly interesting backgrounds of this vibrant city! Yanna, due to her young age, has also showed us hip places and modern initiatives as street art! The tour is very fluent and yiu get a good overview of the city. Thank you again Yanna, we really enjoyed it!
Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local
J
Wonderful Solo Tours in Kiev
Recently did the Kiev City Tour, Food tour and Mezhyhirya tour with Konstantin. He was an excellent tour guide. Gave great insight into many different things of Kiev. Ate some wonderful food. I think I was the first person to do the food tour who doesn't drink alcohol, it puzzled Konstantin initially but everything was delicious. The Mezhyhirya tour was eye opening, some of the opulence was almost disgusting. Would definitely Konstantin and Green Tour Ukraine. wonderful customer service and great tours of a fascinating city.
Mezhyhirya Residence "Musem of Corruption" Private Tour with Local Guide
Away from the City
This tour was fabulous! Our guide was Iryna and her joie de vivre was so catching! We were able to experience sites outside of Kiev that we would never have known about. It was a delight being in the Ukrainian countryside, from a vast field of bright sunflowers, to an exquisite church, to a small village inn (with the best homemade lunch), and other cool things in between, we were transported to a simpler, peaceful lifestyle, and pace. Get away from the bustle of the city, and book this tour! It was charming!
Full-Day Ukrainian Countryside Tour from Kiev

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