Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local - in Kyiv - LikeALocal Guide

Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local


35 EUR

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!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Yanna
Local Guru

Hello to everyone who’s reading my non-touristic tips for Kyiv! I’ve spent 17 out of my 29 years here, and I know plenty of interesting things to see and do. It’s full of attractions for adventurous souls.

I love being part of the Like A Local community, and I adore showing travellers around my beautiful Kyiv. I can take you on a tour of the city’s hidden gems, cultural hotspots, confectioneries and coffee shops, tech scene…the list goes on.

I hope to welcome you soon!

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  • Pass trough the centuries and see the basements of the ancient Kyiv buildings and gates
  • Take a walk from one famous ancient gate to another and get to know why Golden gates are called so
  • Discover how the oldest Kyiv fountain and the oldest Kyiv tree were making money from nothing
  • Get to know favourite Kyiv dish and see mini-monument to it
  • Dive into cultural and art life of Kyiv by making a pleasure of Kyiv murals sightseeing
  • See the Raven courtyard and feed the ravens
  • Taste Ukrainian wine at the local bar and listen to the story of the place from the owner

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Hello, dear guest! Welcome to Kyiv and let`s start discovering its hidden gems together!

I can definitely convince you that Kyiv prepared a lot of spots to for you and sometimes its enough just to look down in order to see them. Better to make it with a real local so I will gladly accompany you during this trip.

Let`s take a brief look on what you will see:
- Golden Gates - they are not hidden and very famous but what do you know about the metro station named the same?
- Stay directly on the most ancient Kyiv basements.
- Why it`s so many murals on the city walls, who painted them and why.
- How to make money by being an owner of the fountain.
- Laughing chimera and mini-sculpture to the most recognised Ukrainian dish.

NB! If you are interested to visit or get to know about some particular places just let me know and I will show you them during the Tour or after.

Also after the Tour I am open to all your questions and will answer for sure where to buy local food, to try local dishes, to buy national souvenirs and questions like 'Oh, I wanna go to the Theatre and need some make up and haircut' and so on:)

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What’s included & not included

  • guide service
  • private walking tour
  • welcome gift (postcard/chocolate/magnet)
  • fee for museums
  • visiting a cafe
  • paper map of Kyiv
  • tips are welcome (but optional)

Meeting point

Founders of Kyiv Fountain (Founders of Kyiv Fountain)

Reviews from travellers (14)


Yanna is so sweet!
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
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!
True hidden gems
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
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
Great Tour
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
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.

This operator has 3 reviews for other tours


Ukraine is amazing and more people should check it out
for Yanna
Yanna made an excellent guide for local bars. Which is what I was looking for when I’m in a country where I don’t speak a single bit of their language (I should try harder). She made a tour program that let me see how the locals like to party and it was awesome! Well worth the time and money to get a true local experience. I got to see some cool shit Ukraine
Nice, competent lady
for Yanna’s tour (Forgotten Soviet Heritage)
Interesting walk with Yanna, she knows a lot about this past ere
Great walking tour from knowledgable guide...
for Yanna’s tour (Forgotten Soviet Heritage)
If you revel in architecture and want to see the Soviet era brought to our urban environment in the present...this is a really good tour.

My guide offered insight and facts which were interesting and insightful.

A bonus is that one gets to see so much of Kiev en route...

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