Jewish Heritage in Kyiv Private Tour

Learn the most interesting facts about the history of Jewish community in Kyiv on a 3-hour private Jewish heritage tour. With an expert local guide, visit the most significant places related to the history of Jews in Kyiv and discover what contribution they made to the city’s culture, economy and architecture.

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   3 hours
Languages
Languages :   English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily
Tour type
Tour type :   Private tour by car
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   Flexible, from 10am till 3pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Learn the facts about an ambiguous destiny of the Jewish community of Kyiv – sometimes prosperous, sometimes tragic
  • See Brodsky Choral Synagogue and learn some tricky facts about its construction
  • Visit Babiy Yar and discover the most sad and horrible pages of the Jewish history
  • Discover one of the biggest indoor market Besarabsky, built on the money of Jewish Maecenas
  • Spot the monument to a famous Jewish poet Sholem Aleichem and memorial plaque at the birth place of Golda Meir

Description

3-hour private Jewish Heritage Tour starts with the hotel pick up, once you meet your friendly expert guide, who will introduce you to the versatile history of the Jewish community of Kyiv. Is it believed, that Jews have been living in Kyiv almost from the foundation of the city. However, the Jewish community in Kyiv has gone through different times More >>>

3-hour private Jewish Heritage Tour starts with the hotel pick up, once you meet your friendly expert guide, who will introduce you to the versatile history of the Jewish community of Kyiv.

Is it believed, that Jews have been living in Kyiv almost from the foundation of the city. However, the Jewish community in Kyiv has gone through different times – from exile to prosperity. In the 15th-18th centuries, there were few Jews in Kyiv, who lived mainly in the Podil district, far from the city center, and were engaged in crafts.

Nevertheless, in the 19th century the population of the Jews in Kyiv increased significantly and made important contribution to the development of the city. Among the innovations, introduced by the wealthy Jewish merchants and patrons we should mention the first electric tram line, development of artesian water supply and Dnipro River shipping.

Many buildings in Kyiv were built on money of Jewish patrons, including Bessarabsky indoor marketBrodsky Choral Synagogue and the building of the Kyiv Polytechnic University.

With your expert guide, discover the monument to a famous Jewish poet Sholem Aleichem, who used to live and work in Kyiv, and a memorial plaque on the house, where prime minister of Israel Golda Meir was born.

Our tour won’t be complete without mentioning the most terrifying and tragic page in the history of the Jewish community – a tragedy of the Babiy Yar. During the Second World War, in September 1941, more than 33 thousands of Jews, including the children, were shot dead in the ravine. This is one of the most terrible and large-scale assassination in the history of a mankind. You will see monuments to the innocent victims of the Babiy Yar, which remind us that such tragedies must never take place again in the future.

After the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel or to the city center, where you will have a free time.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Price

Kyiv Jewish Heritage Private Tour

  • 1 pax – 90 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 50 Euro per person
  • 3 pax – 35 Euro per person
  • 4 pax – 35 Euro per person
  • 5 pax – 30 Euro per person
  • 6 pax – 25 Euro per person
  • 7 pax – 25 Euro per person
  • 8 pax – 22 Euro per person
  • 9 pax – 21 Euro per person
  • 10 pax – 20 Euro per person

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