City tours of Kiev

City tour of Kiev, duration – 3 hours. This is an opportunity briefly explore the city especially when you come for a short time. It includes the main historical and cultural places: St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, built in 1896, famous by paintings of Viktor Vasnetsov and other artists, Taras Shevchenko University, who is considered one of the most prestigious in Ukraine, Opera and Ballet Theatre with impressive architecture and performances. Next is Golden Gate which was the entrance to the ancient city, the main decoration of which was St. Sophia Cathedral. Opposite is the St. Michael’s Monastery, which was founded in the XII century, then destroyed by the Soviets in 1935, and revived in 2000. St. Andrew’s Church in the Baroque style is floating against the sky, as it is situated on a hill where you can see the panoramic view of Podil and the Dnieper river. Further we go down to the center of the city on Independence Square (Maidan), European Square, turn on Pechersk past the stadium “Dinamo”, then pass the Cabinet of Ministers, Verkhovna Rada, the Mariinsky Park, the plant “Arsenal”. Further along the route we can see the Park of Eternal Glory, the monument to the city founders, Kontraktova square.
During the tour, we get out of the bus near St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, St. Michael’s Monastery and St. Andrew’s Church, near the Park of Eternal Glory and a monument to the city founders.
Kiev sightseeing tour duration of 4 hours includes a visit of all mentioned objects as well as the memorial to the heroes of Heaven Hundreds, House with chimeras (from the side of the Ivan Franko Park), Olympic Stadium, panoramic view near the Arch of Friendship of Peoples.
City tour of Kiev of 2 hours duration is short option for those who are very limited in time. The route depends on where the group will begin a tour and discussed individually.
Bus tour “Orthodox monasteries on the outskirts of Kiev”, duration – 5 hours. Visit Vydubychi monastery, Holy Trinity monastery in Kitaev, St. Panteleimon Monastery of Theophany, Holy Protection Monastery in Goloseevo. Since ages Kiev has been considered the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Pilgrims wanted to visit churches and monasteries at least once in life. In addition to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the city has many other monasteries. The monasteries on the outskirts of the city surrounded by nature far from the urban noise have special atmosphere. Here you will feel particularly inspired mood.