If you are in Kyiv on a short visit, then exploring Kiev with our company is the best way to use your time.
If you plan to stay in Kiev for several days, then in three hours we will show you the must see places, in the most liked of which you can return and explore them on your own.
1. Push the button “Book now”.
2. Fill in the form and send it.
3. Wait for acknowledgement by your E-mail and/or WhatsApp/Viber withing 0,5 hour.
4. After final coordination of the time and place of the start of the city tour, wait for the guide by car in the appointed (convenient spot for you) in Kyiv. Cash payment at the beginning of the tour.
5. Enjoy Informative and fascinating 3-hour Kyiv city tour with Serhii and friends!
We are the small family travel company.
Excellent knowledge of the history and geography of Kyiv and Ukraine, the accuracy and carefulness of guides/ drivers are our hallmarks.
Our main task is to make sure that our tour is enjoyed not only by you, but also will be recommended to your friends who will be visiting Kiev.
One of the most famous Kyiv sights is the central square of Maidan Nezalezhnisti or simply "Maidan" (translated from Ukrainian - "square"). The first mention of this place in historical chronicles dates back to the 9th century AD. Until the tenth century there was a swamp, until the Kiev prince Yaroslav the Wise built fortifications there, guarding the Upper City. Through the Lyadsky Gate, located on the site of the modern Maidan, the Tatar-Mongol troops invaded Kiev in 1240. For a long time, until the end of the eighteenth century, there was a wasteland with several small farmsteads, through which a stream flowed. This area at that time was called "Goat bog", "Hreshata valley". The first stone two-storey house on the central street of Kyiv, named Khreshchatyk, which crosses the Maidan, was built in 1797 by the landowner Onufriy Golovin.
Massive development of the territory of the Maidan and around it began in the nineteenth century. In 1876, the building of the City Duma (City Council) was built there. The Duma building and almost all other buildings on the square were destroyed during the German occupation of 1941-1943 (Second World War).
During its history, the central square of Kiev has had many names: Khreschatytska, Dumska, Radianska, Kalinin, Zhovtnevoi revolution and now it is called Independence Square.
The last large-scale reconstruction of the square was carried out in 2001.
Many well-known events took place on the Maidan, and one of the most recent was the confrontation between citizens and government services in 2013-14.
On a tour of Kyiv (Kiev) a stop is planned, during which the guide will tell you much more about the history of the Maidan.