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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery Tours and Activities

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery was commissioned by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108 to house the relics of St Barbara; it was Byzantine in style and survived centuries of political turmoil in Ukraine, expanding and acquiring a lovely Baroque façade before being razed by the USSR under Stalin in 1936. In 2000, almost a decade after independence from Russia, it was spectacularly brought back to life with a painstaking reconstruction of its intricate sky-blue and white plasterwork façade topped with seven glittering gold domes, along with the refectory and bell tower. Named after the patron saint of Kiev, St Michael’s lost many of its treasured mosaics and frescoes to Moscow but most of these were returned after fraught political wrangling in 2004. A community of monks returned to the monastery and today it is thriving once more.

Entrance to the monastery is through the exotic 18th-century bell tower, which houses a small museum relating the demise and reincarnation of the building; views from the top of the tower take in the River Dnieper and the rooftops of Kiev’s old heart. The church interior gleams with Baroque icons, its wall again smothered with original frescoes and mosaics. A monument to the ten million Ukrainians who starved to death in the Soviet-induced famine of 1932–33 stands by the exit to the grounds.

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daily 8am–7pm
Triokhsviatytelska Street, 8, Kiev, Kiev Oblast, 01601
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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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Street Art and Murals - Kiev Off the Beaten Track!

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From towering murals to alleyways, art is everywhere in Kiev, and exploring the street art scene is a unique window into local culture. Join a personal guide for a tour of Kiev art, and discover a mix of landmark pieces and unknown works hidden in the heart of the city. It’s a private tour, which ensures you have plenty of time to experience the things that interest you most.
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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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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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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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Know Kyiv from Ancient times till nowadays

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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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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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The Instagrammable Places of Kiev with a Local

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This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Kiev and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like St. Andrew's Church and the Park Landscape Alley) you will also get to know more about Kiev and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade. Make sure you don’t book this experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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3-Hour Kiev Street Art Private Tour

3-Hour Kiev Street Art Private Tour

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Immerse yourself in Kiev’s open-air gallery on a private 3-hour street art tour. The colorful excursion is perfect for art connoisseurs and offbeat travelers alike. In addition to well-known murals, the tour also takes you off the beaten path to hidden corners of the city. See more than 20 works of art, including the largest underground mural. Along the way, learn about the local and international artists who flock to the streets of the Ukrainian capital.
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  • 3 hours
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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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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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3-Day Small-Group Highlights Tour of Kyiv

3-Day Small-Group Highlights Tour of Kyiv

Plan a stress-free escape to Kiev with a 2-night tour that coordinates ground transport, pre-booked hotels, and a half-day tour of Kiev highlights. It's an itinerary that takes care of logistics while still leaving you the flexibility to discover the city on your own terms: you’ll be free to explore the city on your own, whether you’re sampling Ukrainian cuisine, strolling by the Dnieper River, or checking out Kiev museums.
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  • 3 days
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$316.15
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$316.15

Private Kiev City Tour

Private Kiev City Tour

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Discover the top sights and monuments of Kiev on a private 3-hour tour. The flexible tour is offered on foot, by private car, or via minibus. You're also free to choose a start time that works for you. However and whenever you decide to see the city, your private guide is with you every step of the way.  The comprehensive tour takes you to St. Andrew’s Church, Hrushevskyi Street, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
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$79.62
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Customized Full-Day Tour of Kiev by Luxury Vehicle

Customized Full-Day Tour of Kiev by Luxury Vehicle

See all of Kiev on a private, chauffeured tour; make sure you get to all the sights if you have a limited time in the city. On this full day excursion, you visit the city’s main attractions, and enjoy Ukraine’s national cuisine at one of Kiev’s finest restaurants. Customize the tour to your must-see locations and enjoy personalized service. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.07
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Kiev Private Guided City Tour by Car - Main Sights, Standard

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Kiev Private Guided City Tour by Car - Main Sights, Standard

Fully customizable guided city tour of must-see places with a licensed tour guide from the company that redefined the industry in Ukraine. Are you ready to discover Kyiv? All you need to do is select a language and relax, we will deal with the rest. Our guides speak English, Hebrew, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian and will customize this tour according to your preferences. It seems like magic due to years of expertise, no matter if you want to learn history, reach the best scenic viewpoints, discuss modern-day lifestyles, talk about art and architecture, or combine the car tour with a dive into the Kyiv metro to see the deepest station in the world. There are no limits to your imagination! Our priority is to make you fall in love with the city, stir emotions and ensure warm memories. See you on our tour! Note: English, Russian and Ukrainian included in the quote. Other languages need to be negotiated separately.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.95
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$134.39
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$120.95
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"Ancient Kiev" - walking tour

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I believe that almost every nation in different period of history were in the bloom. Just remember Maya, Roman, Portuguies, Osman Imperia’s..etc.etc… The same happened here – in Kiev! From 10 till 13 century there were a huge state bigger than nowadays Ukraine - called Kievan Rus. With strong and powerful leaders, who’s name’s somehow remember even teenagers (and we all know that young people are not big fans of history only when its Game of Thrones or Tanks) After this tour you will defiantly be shocked about Kiev age and beauty (usually it is not so easy to stay in a good shape after so many years). You will know a little bit of our history, see top 5 places in Old town and have some fun in a good company. What we will see:  Golden Gate  St.Sophia Cathedral  Bogdan Khmelnitsky monument  Old Kiev hill  Andriivska church  St. Michael Cathedral  St.Olga&St.Andrew  Vladimirsky hill  European Square
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 57 St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery costs USD 18.49. Guided St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery tours start around USD 18.49 per person. See all 57 St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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