Soviet Heritage of Kyiv Private Tour

Travel back in time and learn insightful facts about the soviet history in Ukraine. Discover interesting architectural monuments of the 20th century, including the Mother Motherland statue and impressive administrative buildings. Get off the beaten track and explore residential blocks with typical USSR buildings.

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 interesting facts about soviet past and see its influence of the architectural ensemble of Kyiv
  • Walk thought the governmental district, where a monumental building of the Cabinet of Ministers is located
  • Admire an impressive Mother Motherland Monument and learn the facts about WWII
  • Explore Khreschatyk Street, including the City Hall, Central Post Office, Hotel Ukraine
  • Get acquainted with the soviet residential quarters that are rarely visited by tourists

Description

Meet your expert local guide at the lobby of your hotel and set off on a comprehensive 3-hour tour of the soviet Kyiv. 70 years of soviet regime bears a very significant mark on city’s face. The beginning of Bolshevik era in Kyiv is the year of 1921 and it ended in 1991, leaving many ugly buildings, as well as More >>>

Meet your expert local guide at the lobby of your hotel and set off on a comprehensive 3-hour tour of the soviet Kyiv. 70 years of soviet regime bears a very significant mark on city’s face. The beginning of Bolshevik era in Kyiv is the year of 1921 and it ended in 1991, leaving many ugly buildings, as well as notable constructions, worth seeing and visiting.

The main street Khreschatyk was unfortunately almost completely destroyed in 1941 by KGB, and in the early 1950’s rebuilt in so called Stalin baroque style with the participation of captive German soldiers and officers. Here you will see monumental City Hall and an arch, leading to the rebuilt Passage with today`s luxurious shops. The highlight of the Khreschatyk is the Independence square with the replica of the ancient Latsky gates and a fountain. Behind the column of the Independence is 1960 hotel Ukraine – another interesting example of soviet architecture.

At the end of Khreschatyk one can visit former Lenin museum, built in the beginning of 1980’s, which now is a Ukrainian House – home of cultural events; a few hundred meters from it – there is a huge Arch of Friendship between Ukrainian and Russian nations (early 1980’s) still standing despite the current crisis with Russia.

Moving upwards Hrushevskoho street you will pass a very solid building of today’s Cabinet of Ministers, built in the first half of 1930’s for the dignitaries of communist party. A few hundred meters from it there is a white marble Parliament of Ukraine of the same period.

The biggest awe among the visitors evokes the gigantic statue of Mother Motherland, which was triumphantly opened in May 1981 by Brezhnev in the last days of his life. There are multiple soviet war machines around this statue, some of which you may have seen in the movies about Afghan war.

As a dessert we will take you on a ride to the soviet residential blocks on the left bank with a spectacular view on historical part of Kyiv.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of World War II

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Price

SovietHeritage of Kyiv 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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