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Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) Tours and Activities

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As the cultural and political focus of life in Ukraine, Independence Square stands on the northern flank of Khreschatyk, Kiev’s major thoroughfare, and its appearance has changed with the fortunes of the country. Today it is lined with an impressive array of grandiose villas dating mostly from the 19th century, which were built when the city was one of the most important in Russia and now house – among others – the Central Post Office and the Trade Union Association. It is the venue for all the city’s major parades and public celebrations but was scene of civil unrest in 2004 as the focus of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, and again in 2014.

Among the fountains, the 61-m (200-ft) white-marble Independence Monument looms over the middle of the square and celebrates Ukraine’s breaking away from the Soviet Union in 1991; it was designed by Ukrainian architect Anatoliy Kushch and placed in the piazza on the 10th anniversary of independence. The slender column is topped with a bronze sculpture of Archangel Michael, who is the patron of the city; it looks spectacular when floodlit at night. Below ground is the subterranean Globus Shopping Mall – lit by the glass domes that dot the square – and a metro station; the area is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, pavement cafés and late-night bars, making it one of the most popular meeting places in the city.

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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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Explore the abandoned city of Pripyat on this 1-day Chernobyl tour from Kiev. Pass Dytyatky Checkpoint and head into Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone with a guide. Following an introductory briefing, head past Leliv Checkpoint and into Chernobyl town. Take in landmarks including the power plant, Kopachi Village and its abandoned kindergarten and Reactor #4. Head down Lenin Street to Pripyat’s now silent square and see collapsed schools, run-down hospitals, and derelict cinemas. After lunch, visit the secret Duga military radar station. Then, pass through compulsory radiation control before returning to Kiev.
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  • 11 hours
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$111.54
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Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours

Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours

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Get a quick and thorough overview of Kiev’s main attractions on a private 3-hour tour. The comprehensive itinerary is perfect for visitors who want to get the lay of the land or travelers short on time. See the National Opera House, Golden Gate, Andriyivskyy Descent, and much more. You can also try traditional black caviar at Besarabsky Market. Along the way, learn about contemporary culture in Ukraine from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.26
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Segway Kyiv City Tour

Segway Kyiv City Tour

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Segway tour its a great mix of activity, fun, beautiful sightseeing and history! Absolutely unique experience with customized itinerary and list of sights which your will like and must to see in Kyiv! Dear guests, please pay attention that tour depends from weather forecast. Unfortunately during winter snowing weather we dont give this tour.
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  • 1 hour
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$77.67
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Essential Kyiv E-Scooter Tour

Essential Kyiv E-Scooter Tour

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A 10 km Scoot around key Kyiv landmarks. ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided tours and rentals around Kyiv. Our friendly guides have been chosen for their passion for Kyiv and their ability to tell you the stories you won’t find in the guidebooks. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and a great way to maximise your city sightseeing. We make as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle network, quiet roads and fantastic city parks to get close to all of the key sites around the city. You will cover far more ground than on a traditional walking tour without the risk of getting caught in the traffic jams on a car based tour. This 10km tour will take you to the key city sites of Maidan, St Michael’s and St Sofia’s churches, St Andrew’s descent, Klitschko glass bridge, Friendship Arch, Mariyinski Palace and Khreschatyk Street. We look forward to having you come scoot with us :)
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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Sunset E-Scooter Tour

Sunset E-Scooter Tour

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A 10 km Scoot around Kyiv's key landmarks in the beautiful sunset light. ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided tours and rentals around Kyiv. Our friendly guides have been chosen for their passion for Kyiv and their ability to tell you the stories you won’t find in the guidebooks. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and a great way to maximise your city sightseeing. We make as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle network, quiet roads and fantastic city parks to get close to all of the key sites around the city. You will cover far more ground than on a traditional walking tour without the risk of getting caught in the traffic jams on a car based tour. This tour follows the main route of our Essential Kyiv tour with a few extra stops to take advantage of the evening light and views. We look forward to having you come scoot with us :)
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  • 2 hours
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Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights of Kiev Private Sightseeing Tour

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See all of Kiev's highlights in a single private sightseeing tour. This excursion is a great option for first-time visitors or those travelers with a tight schedule, enabling you to see the landmarks and attractions on three different routes: the Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, St. Andrew's Decent, and a comprehensive city tour of Kiev. Along the way, listen to commentary from a guide, letting you in on hidden facts and less-known stories about the Ukrainian capital.
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  • 6 hours
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$97.64
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$108.49
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Know Kyiv from Ancient times till nowadays

Know Kyiv from Ancient times till nowadays

You will pass over the main historical areas of Kyiv city which are Upper Town and Podyl , will know how Kyiv developped , which disasters it survived and how it was revived. You will see not only top historical sights that are must visit for every tourist but also will know about hidden gems of modern city. During this 3-4 hours tour you will know all information about Kyiv city life from ancient times till nowadays
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$108.98
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Kiev Private 6-Hour Tour - Best Sights

Kiev Private 6-Hour Tour - Best Sights

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Discover the top attractions of Kiev at your own pace on a private 6-hour walking tour. The well-rounded itinerary takes you to the Golden Gate, St. Andrew's Church, Khreschatyk Street, and more. You also get time to explore the vibrant Podil neighborhood, which many other tours miss. Midway through your adventure, have a traditional Ukrainian lunch at a local eatery. All the while, enjoy the undivided attention of your personal guide.
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  • 6 hours
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$90.89
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Forest and River Scoot

Forest and River Scoot

A 25 km ride through city parks and the river embankment ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided tours and rentals around Kyiv. This 25km tour takes you to the north of the city far away from the usual tourist routes. This 25km tour takes you to the north of the city far away from the usual tourist routes. We ride 10km through Trukhaniv Island along a pedestrianised forest route before stopping for a 20 minute break to explore X Park - an adrenaline lover’s paradise. Here you can find all sorts of extreme activities such as wakeboarding, indoor skydiving and off road bikes and buggies. We leave X Park and cross the river Dnipro at Kyiv’s North bridge and into Natalka park in the fashionable Obolon district. It’s then a scenic 15km ride back to Kyiv along the river embankment to Podil and the ScootKyiv shop. We look forward to having you come scoot with us :)
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  • 3 hours
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$55.00
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Trip to the Motherland E-Scooter Tour

Trip to the Motherland E-Scooter Tour

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An 18km Scoot to the majestic Motherland Monument and back along the river Dnipro. ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided tours and rentals around Kyiv. Our friendly guides have been chosen for their passion for Kyiv and their ability to tell you the stories you won’t find in the guidebooks. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and a great way to maximise your city sightseeing. We make as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle network, quiet roads and fantastic city parks to get close to all of the key sites around the city. This 18km tour takes you out to the south of the city to visit Kyiv’s 102m high motherland statue. Enjoy a longer ride on our scooters with brief stops at Mariinsky Palace, Perchersk Lavra, and 30 minutes to explore the Motherland Monument. We return via Founders of Kyiv monument and a lovely ride along the river Dnipro embankment back to the ScootKyiv shop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Chernobyl: 1 day excursion from Kyiv

Chernobyl: 1 day excursion from Kyiv

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Welcome to Chernobyl. Tours from 18 yo. This full-day excursion is enough for you to have an introduction to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and will be enough to show you the main sights of Chernobyl and Pripyat, such as the famous ferris wheel and power plant. Your Kyiv is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone – we spend large parts of our life talking and teaching about the zone because it is so much more than “just a place” or “just a job” to us.We are a small team with many years of experience in Ukraine, Pripyat and Chernobyl. Together, we form a great team that is a pleasure to work with and Chernobyl is an amazing place to visit – an unforgettable experience. Let us make sure it is the best quality you could possibly book.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
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Kyiv by Night

Kyiv by Night

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Kiev under the moonlight. This nighttime tour leaves the day free for other activities and lets you see the city's top landmarks lit up for the night. Highlights include the Lavra Monastery, Paton Bridge, Maydan Nezalezhnosti, and Khreschatyk.
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  • 2 hours
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$53.85
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Small-Group Sightseeing Driving Tour of Kyiv - Best Introduction to the City

Small-Group Sightseeing Driving Tour of Kyiv - Best Introduction to the City

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Enjoy breathtaking views over Ukraine’s capital on this 3-hour small-group Kiev city tour. Hop into your vehicle at your Kiev hotel, then travel through the streets with a guide and gain insight into Kiev’s rich history. Along the way, take in top attractions including the Golden Gates, the National Opera of Ukraine, St Volodymyr’s Cathedral and UNESCO–listed St Sofia Cathedral. Explore winding cobbled streets through the Old Town — home to St Michael’s Cathedral and St Andrew’s Church. Explore Kreschatik Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and gaze over the Dnieper River.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.94
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Full Day Private City Tour of Kyiv

Full Day Private City Tour of Kyiv

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Get under the skin of Kiev on a comprehensive 6-hour private city tour. Traveling by foot, bus and metro, hear about Kiev’s history and years under Soviet rule. Witness must-sees such as the frescoes of St Sophia’s Cathedral, the Golden Gates, and Independence Square, the setting of recent, history-changing political events. Explore the underground Kiev Cave Monastery; visit Podil, the old merchants’ quarter; and stroll along Andrew Descent. Break for lunch at a local café, and finish at the World War II memorial complex, famous for its Motherland statue.
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  • 8 hours
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Kyiv in One Day: Private Tailor-Made Sightseeing Tour

Kyiv in One Day: Private Tailor-Made Sightseeing Tour

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Experience Kiev your way on a 100% customizable private day tour. Beginning with pickup at your desired time and place, where you go depends on your interests. Choose from a long list of attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, and your private guide will create a custom itinerary. The duration of the tour can range from four to 10 hours, depending on your time restrictions.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.30
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Kiev Best Sights Private Half-Day Tour

Kiev Best Sights Private Half-Day Tour

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Make the most of your limited vacation time and discover the top sights of Kiev in just three hours on a private sightseeing tour. Pick a start time that works for you then follow your dynamic guide to the Ukrainian capital’s highlights. Visit the National Opera House, Independence Square, and more. The tour also takes you to the UNESCO listed St. Sophia’s Cathedral.
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  • 3 hours
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$51.38
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Private Kyiv City Tour by Car with Local Guide

Private Kyiv City Tour by Car with Local Guide

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Discover top city attractions in the Ukraine capital with ease on this private 3-hour Kiev city tour. Hop into your private vehicle at your Kiev hotel and travel through the city streets with a guide. Admire famous statues including the Founders of Kyiv Monument and the monument to St Andrew the Apostle. Take in popular landmarks such as Askold’s Grave, the Golden Gates, the National Opera of Ukraine and UNESCO–listed St Sofia Cathedral. Explore bustling Kreschatik Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and admire fine views over the surging Dnieper River.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.65
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Kyiv Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Visit of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Kyiv Combo: Private Sightseeing Tour and Visit of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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If you want to see everything that Kiev has to offer but are limited on time, a 5-hour private tour is the way to go.  Round trip private transportation takes you and your guide to all of the Ukrainian capital’s major attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiev Pechersk Lavra.  While the tour is comprehensive, you set the pace and can customize the itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.80
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$104.80
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Kiev Bar Crawl - Private Nightlife Tour

Kiev Bar Crawl - Private Nightlife Tour

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Discover Kiev’s hottest bars and clubs with a personal party guide who will introduce you to the city’s exciting nightlife. Whether you’re looking for techno-fueled dance floors or laid-back jazz clubs and cocktail bars, you’ll have an insider to help you grab a table, meet the locals, and kick off a fun night on the town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.36
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5-Day Small-Group Tour of Kyiv Highlights

5-Day Small-Group Tour of Kyiv Highlights

Maximize your time in Kiev on a 5-day small group tour. The comprehensive adventure begins and ends with convenient private airport transportation.  In the middle, you’ll enjoy four nights of accommodation, plus breakfast, at the hotel class of your choosing. Follow your guide to Kiev’s best attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and St. Sofia Cathedral.
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  • 5 days
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$695.50
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$695.50

Small-Group Waking Tour of Kyiv Center

Small-Group Waking Tour of Kyiv Center

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Get to know the highlights of downtown Kiev on this walking tour with a small group. Follow a guide and listen to insightful narration on the city's history and culture while visiting landmarks such as the Arena Entertainment Center, Besarabsky Market, Maidan, and Kreschatik Park. A great introduction for first-time visitors, this tour is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.97
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Kyiv Old Town Private Walking Tour

Kyiv Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Take in the historic highlights of the Ukrainian capital on this private 3-hour walking tour of Kiev. See landmarks including the Golden Gates, St. Michael’s Golden Domed Cathedral, and the Princess Olha Monument; explore the atmospheric Old Town and learn how it was built by Prince Vladimir the Great; and marvel the UNESCO-listed St. Sophia Cathedral.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.15
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$43.15
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3-Hour Kiev Private Gastro Tour

3-Hour Kiev Private Gastro Tour

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Discover and devour the flavors of Ukraine on a private 3-hour food tour in Kiev. The culinary excursion takes you to three different restaurants offering traditional and modern takes on local favorites. Whet your appetite with borsch (beet soup), salo (cured pork fat), vareniki (dumplings), and more. After the tour, be sure to ask your guide for food and restaurant recommendations in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.93
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All Kyiv in 3 hours tour

All Kyiv in 3 hours tour

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Discover Kiev nightlife with a personal party guide who knows the city’s best bars and clubs. Door-to-door car service means you don’t have to worry about getting around; just climb in for a fun night that’s tailored to your preferences. Since drinks are not included in the price, you’ll have the discretion to order what you like.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) costs USD 11.00. Guided Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) tours start around USD 11.00 per person. See all 67 Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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