Travel to Ukraine

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Ukrainian souvenirs

Souvenirs made from Juniper tree

Souvenirs made from Juniper tree

A lot of souvenirs are made of Juniper wood that grows in Crimea. Continue reading

Kiev metro (subway) map

Subway plan in Kiev

Subway plan in Kiev

Three cities in Ukraine boast an underground subway system — Kiev, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk — usually referred to as the “metro”. Kiev metro is most extensive, with three lines and over 40 stops. Continue reading

Kyiv – Victory Square at night

Victory Square in Kiev

Victory Square in Kiev

The Victory Square (Peremogy Square in Ukrainian or Pobedy Square in Russian) is dedicated to the victory in the World War II. The Square is situated in the Peremogy Avenue (or Street), which is the longest and broadest Street in Kiev (Kyiv). Continue reading

Panoramas of the Dnipro River in Kiev

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

The Dnipro River is Europe’s second longest river that flows through the heartland of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Continue reading

Landscape Park “Sofiyivka”

Sofiyivka

Sofiyivka

“Sofiyivka” is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. It was originally built by the leading architects and park engineers of Western Europe for one of the richest man of Poland Count Pototsky or, rather, for his Greek wife Sophia. Count decided to recreate a corner of Hellas and to present it to his beloved wife, so that it would remind her of the mountains and woods, clear brooks and transparent lakes of her native land. Continue reading

Water Museum in Kiev

Water Museum in Kiev

Water Museum in Kiev

Water Museum or Water Information Centre is located in the Kreschatiy park in Kiev Center not far from the European Square. Water museum was opened in 2003 in the reconstructed building of old water-tower which is more than 130 years. The mission of the Museum is informing people about Earth hydrosphere and water resources of Ukraine, its vulnerability and necessity for life, technologies of making safe for health drinking water in the systems of central water-supply, sewage treatment, and rational water consumption. Continue reading

Why hire a private tour guide in Kiev

The main street in Kiev

The main street in Kiev

8 reasons:

1. You get the information you need and experience your destination like an insider.

2. You always choose the time and place and exactly what you’ll see (or you can let a private tour guide in Kiev show you the best of Kiev). Stop to rest, shop, eat or explore in further detail at your own pace. Continue reading

Tips about Kiev Tour Guides

Kiev

Kiev

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1. To pick a Kiev tour guide – if you have more than one Kiev guide listed, pick your favorite and send a request. By Sending the same request to all guides, you will low the validity of your request.
2. To send a Request – click the Kiev tour guide’s email address to open an email. Do not alter the email address or subject line or your email may not reach the guide. Make your request as specific as possible.
3. To get Driving Tours – if you are considering a driving tour, please note the difference between a “driver” and a “driver guide” in Kiev. Drivers are professional chauffeurs, while driver guides are trained about historical sights and provide commentery.
4. To get information about Transport, Entrances and Taxes – transportation and entrance fees are not usually included in private tours in Kiev. In some cities or countries, you may also need to pay a tax. Always confirm these details with your private Kiev guide, while making your arrangements.
5. To give Tipping – usually tour guides in Kiev are self employed and tips are greatly appreciated. A customary tip is 10-15% of the total. You will likely embarrass your guide in Kiev, if you ask how much to tip.
1. To pick a Kiev tour guide – if you have more than one Kiev guide listed, pick your favorite and send a request. By Sending the same request to all guides, you will low the validity of your request. Continue reading

Preparation for Kiev Sightseeing tours

Kiev sightseeing tour

Kiev sightseeing tour

Kiev sightseeing tours are different from Carpathians travel or Crimea mountain trips. They have less physical requirements on travellers, but on the other, they demand a Kiev tour guide of a deeper knowledge level about Kiev and its sights. Continue reading

Kiev tour guide

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Have you ever seen the break of the day over the River Dnipro? A trully unforgettable sight. In its pearly radiance, you can see the grandiose monument symbolizing Motherland and the domes of the ancient Lavra.

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