You will meet mystical Kyiv and also romantic part of it
- Distract from the bustle of everyday life with Podol. Discover the exciting places situated here.
- Note the prototype of today’s supermarkets – Gostiny Dvor. This shopping complex built in the distant 1809, numbers about 50 shops and workshops. Currently there is the State Architecture and Construction Science Library named after Zabolotnyi.
- Admire the statue – fountain of Samson – the first water pipe in Kiev, which appeared in 1749. This place is shrouded in different legends, which you will get from our tour guide. On the four columns a round rotunda soars in the sky. It is located above the fountain. You can find out what time it is via the sand clocks, placed on each of the four pillars.
- Pay attention to the building with yellow walls and white columns – this is one of the oldest high schools in Eastern Europe – National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In 1615 there was created the Kyiv Brotherhood School, the progenitor of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. From the alma mater’s walls graduated 14 Ukrainian Hetmans, metropolitans, thinkers, writers, and others. Get inspired by this beautiful place, which is harmoniously intertwined with history and modernity.
- The route of this driving private tour also includes a visit to the Church of Elijah the Prophet, the Church of Nicholas waterfront, the Church of the Nativity and the Church of the Virgin Pirogoshcha. These holy shrines will make a wonderful impression on you, and the tour guide will provide the tour with many interesting stories.
Information about your guide
Ordering this tour, you will be guided by a welcome, professional and dynamic person, who presents information in the most comprehensible way. This is a person who loves and knows the city of Kyiv inside out. He or she will recommend you the sightseeing attractions to visit in future, suggest the location of museums, theatres, entertainment centers, shops etc. Also don’t worry about all technical issues that may appear during the excursion, those are bathrooms, restaurants etc.
“Vozdvizhenka” apartment homes
Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Michael the Archangel’s Church
St. Nicolas Pritisk Church
The house of Petr I
Podol fire-observation tower
St Andrew’s Church
Church of St. Dmitrij
Church of St. Nicolas Naberezhnyi
Church of Elijah the Prophet
Orthodox Old-Rite Church
“The box house” styled after classicalism
Bell-tower of Nicolas Dobryi Church
Christ Nativity Church
Monument to the first street railway of Russian Empire
* Additional places of interest can be also included in this route. It may be discussed with your quide during excursion or with our manager by phone.
Feel comfortable with us
Guide’s tips as for the markets or shops.
Guide’s tips as for the restaurants.
50 UAH discount for a disabled person.
Guide’s tips as for museums.
Special thing about this private tour
- The quide will conduct excursion individually for you or for your company.
- You have an opportunity to make changes to your route.
- You set the convenient time and place of starting and ending of the excursion.
- You set the duration of the tour.
- You can include into the excursion program visiting museums, restaurants or othe interesting places.
|Price for the driving tour (3-hours)||Ukr/Rus||Eng||Ger, Fr and other.|
|car (1-3 ps)||2100 / 2750* grn||2350 / 2800* grn||2550 / 3200* grn|
|minibus (4-6 ps)||2550 / 3050* grn||2850 / 3300* grn||3000 / 3500* grn|
|minibus (7-15 ps)||2650 / 3600* grn||3000 / 3850* grn||3300 / 4050* grn|
|bus (16-25 ps)||3350 grn||3550 grn||3700 grn|
|bus (28-44 ps)||4200 grn||4400 grn||4600 grn|
* - price for business class auto
|Price for the walking tour (3-hours)||Ukr/Rus||Eng||Ger, Fr and others.|
|1-15 ps||1100 grn||1400 grn||1500 grn|
|16-30 ps||1350 grn||1550 grn||1750 grn|
A Bit of History
Turn your attention to a driving tour to Andrew’s descent, which is considered to be one of the oldest streets in Kyiv. It is infinitely attractive for its history, architecture, fortunes of the people who lived here. Andrew’s descent is considered to be a symbol of the city of Kiev. On the Kyiv Day in May 1991, One Street Museum opened its doors for the first time. Anywhere in the world, except in Kiev, there are no museums dedicated to the history of only one street. If you order the driving tour to Andrew’s descent you will get an unforgettable experience.
This driving tour also includes a visit to famous sights of Podol. Podol was one of the biggest areas of townspeople of XI-XIII centuries. A characteristic feature of the religious house building at Podol was that its clients were not princes and monasteries, as in other areas of the city, but trade and handicraft corporations. In this regard the style of architecture has changed.
During the driving tour, pay attention that the ancient architects paid their main attention to exterior of the temples. Light, soaring structures have organically entered the wooden buildings of Podol and decorated its central square. In the heart of Podol around the trading area in the first half of the XII century there have been built Christian stone temples of Virgin Pirogoshcha, Boris and Gleb, and Michael. About all this you can find out on a driving tour to Andrew’s descent and Podol.