15 Best Kyiv Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Tour ∙ 11 hrs
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89 EUR

Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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Visit the site of the world's worst nuclear accident in complete safety on a full-day guided tour of the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Enter the exclusion zone and see some of the abandoned villages and buildings.
From
89 EUR
Ukrainian Cuisine Tasting Tour in Kyiv
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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55 EUR

Ukrainian Cuisine Tasting Tour in Kyiv

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Treat your taste buds to delicious Ukrainian cuisine on a cheerful private gastro tour with a food expert guide. Sample the best borsch, vareniki and salo at the best traditional restaurants of Kyiv.
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55 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
Private Panoramic Bike Tour of Kyiv with Friendly Local
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Private Panoramic Bike Tour of Kyiv with Friendly Local

Enjoy a comfortable, safe and scenic program of a bike-tour of Kyiv with a friendly local guide. Combine your two passions – cycling and sightseeing and spend a wonderwul time in Kyiv!
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40 EUR
Tunnel of Love from Kyiv Private Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
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100 EUR

Tunnel of Love from Kyiv Private Guided Tour

The Tunnel of Love is one of the most fantastic and romantic attractions in Ukraine. It amazes travellers with its natural beauty and incredible atmosphere. Discover it for yourself and take plenty of dreamlike photos on a private day trip from Kyiv.
From
100 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
Private Golf Experience at Kyiv Golf Centre
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
40 EUR

Private Golf Experience at Kyiv Golf Centre

Kyiv Golf Centre invites you to practise your swing in the Ukrainian capital. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced golfer or a beginner, you’ll have a fabulous time playing here!
From
40 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
Walking Tour in Ancient Kyiv
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 USD

Walking Tour in Ancient Kyiv

This walking tour is dedicated to Kyiv’s most distinguished heritage assets and important events in the city’s history, from the Kievan Rus’ era to the present day.
From
30 USD
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Park of Glory & World War II Museum Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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30 EUR

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Park of Glory & World War II Museum Tour

This tour covers two very different aspects of our history. On the one hand you’ll visit a symbol of religious and cultural life in Ukraine – the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. On the other, places commemorating the saddest events of the 20th century: the Park of Glory and the World War II Museum.
From
30 EUR
Bike Tour Around the Mezhyhirya Estate from Kyiv
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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60 EUR

Bike Tour Around the Mezhyhirya Estate from Kyiv

Just a few years ago the Mezhyhirya Estate was the private residence of Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine. It’s a huge area that was previously shrouded in secrecy, but now it’s a public park where everyone is welcome.
From
60 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
Private Tour of Orthodox Kiev
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
40 EUR

Private Tour of Orthodox Kiev

Religion, ancient history and art are the essence of this tour. En route you will see the majestic cathedrals and monasteries of Kiev.
From
40 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Kyiv

Rating 5.0 based on 92 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!
Awful Kyiv Walking Tour
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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
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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
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Absolutely fantastic
We spent the day with Konstantinis. He was so informative and helpful, answering any questions we had throughout the day. His English was excellent. He really made the day a memorable one. He went out his way for every request we had.

The tour itself isn't cheap but it's good value as it lasted the whole day. It's a very eerie and incredible experience from start to finish and there was a lot more to it than I expected.
Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Tour 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!!
Awful Kyiv Walking Tour
Amazing local experience in Kiev
I decided to spend 4-5 days in Kiev from Sweden with my daughter and we did quite a few things including the usual sight-seeing and restaurants. Kiev is a nice city but what was very unexpected are how amazing the people are there. Snzezhana and her family were absolutely top notch in their hospitality and making us feel welcome for this quite unique experience which was a good takeaway. Simple home cooked Ukrainian food which my 9 year old daughter really enjoyed hopefully more than I did. ;-)

A great thing to do with kids or a couple or just alone ;-) Snzezhana speaks good English (and Ukrainian and Russian and some Spanish ;-) so never fear.

Her parents (her mum is the one teaching) are wonderful and looking forward to meeting them for egg painting class when I come back next!

Thank you very much!
Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class
My favourite part of Kiev!
By far my favourite thing I did in Kiev! Snzezhana and her mother were so incredibly kind and sweet...it felt like being at home while away and travelling. Snzezhana picked my friend and myself up from our hostel and brought us to their apartment where we were greeted by her lovely parents. Her mom had made delicious home-made juice, I believe called kompot, which we sipped throughout our cooking class. We chatted and heard about life in Ukraine while learning to make delicious borscht and three different kinds of varenyky. I can't wait to show off my new cooking skills for my family at home! The best part was eating our creations...SO good! I can't recommend this trip enough! I promise you won't be disappointed!
Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class
Fabulous personalised tour!
I got lucky and was the only person on this tour so I was able to personalise it a bit to what I was interested to know about. Katerina, the guide from Green Tours Ukraine, was wonderful - knowledgeable about Ukrainian history and a pleasure to spend hours wandering the city center with. She also provided me with a lot of advice for the rest of my time in Kiev, along with where to shop/buy gifts for people. Would highly recommend the company she works for to anyone looking for a good tour at a very reasonable price.
Kyiv City Centre Small-Group 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
A must do in Kyiv
By far one of the best decisions I made in Kyiv, was to have a tour with Alina. The unique knowledge that you will gain about the city of Kyiv and the hidden gems within it makes her tour absolutely worth every penny.

She is also a very pleasant, kind and intelligent girl, to the point that you forget that you are actually on a tour - she has that natural ability to make you feel welcome, and that you are in the company of a friend exploring the beautiful city of Kyiv.

Highly recommended to all!
Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour with a Local Blogger
Alina is awesome
It’s not like a tour, but like meeting a friend in Kyiv who knows every little story behind buildings, monuments and murals, and who doesn’t rush to follow a schedule. We saw interesting street art, heard lots of stories of corrupted politicians (surprise!) and were impressed with the density of backyard bars, cafes and other establishments. Alina is sweet, thoughtful and flexible in any situation – even if it involves a 8,5mo baby :) and great tips for other things to see and do, including bars.
Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour with a Local Blogger
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
Fantastic!
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class
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
The tour toook us theough the center of kiev. We did not know what to expect but we got very good information about the coty/its people and the history. She also tool us to see some shops and pointed us to restaurants/bars.
Kyiv City Centre Small-Group Walking Tour
Highly recommended
We had fun cooking borsch and varenyky in a typical Ukrainian apartment, guided by the Mom and the Daughter and supervised by Tobi.

Do not eat a couple of days before attending the class:-)
Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class
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
Super
It was super tour with Alina. She is professional guide.
Ms Asa from Iceland was enjoyed and like tour with local blogger Alina.
Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour with a Local Blogger
Great tour
We had a great trip! Guide was very knowledgeable.
Chernobyl & Pripyat Small-Group Day Trip from Kyiv

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