Free Full Walking Tour Around Podil and St. Andrew's Descent

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian
Guru: Mariam
Registered on January 17, 2020

Greetings to all my dearest guests! I am professional certified guide, also translator and teacher with a degree in Spanish and English philology. I have much experience, doing different tours of Kiev for years, individual and group, on foot and by car/minibus/bus. I was born in this city and I know it very well. I will be happy to share my love and passion for Kiev with you!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

I will take you to the special area of Kiev, to the ancient and charming, to the colorful and unique Podil!
Podil or Lower Town is famous for its extraordinary sightseeing points, proximity to the beautiful river of Dnieper and general exceptional atmosphere. This is the district with many lives - it was destroyed by floods, fires, enemies and planned to be demolished but it never disappeared. Also, there is Andriivs'kyi Descent (or Uzviz) nearby, so called the Montmartre of Kiev, just an amazing open-air market of arts and crafts, the place of authentic culture and history!

Starting from the European Square, we will go further to see such interesting spots as:

  • The Friendship of Nations Arch and the National Philharmonic of Ukraine;
  • The Nativity of Christ Church and Kiev Funicular;
  • Poshtova Square and the area of Kiev River Port;
  • Kontraktova Square and Contract Guest House building;
  • The Kyiv Mohyla Academy and the Monument to the Ukrainian philosopher G. Skovoroda;
  • The former Greek Monastery of Kiev and the Monument to the great cossack leader P. Sagaidachnyi;
  • The National Chernobyl Museum and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Pyrogoshcha;
  • The St. Andrew's Descent with all its remarkable attractions, the stunning St. Andrew's Church of the XVIII century, as well as...
  • a lot of other hidden gems!

After this tour (if you wish) you'll have the opportunity to relax in some original bars, cozy cafes and nice restaurants located around. DON'T MISS A CHANCE TO KNOW THIS FASCINATING PLACE OF KIEV WITH A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IT! COME SOON!!!

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  • Meeting point:
    Khreschatyk St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    Khreschatyk St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
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    I will have a sign with the name of GuruWalk. Waiting for you at the entrance to the hotel "Dnipro".

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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rossella 13 Dec 2021

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
innanzitutto la sera prima ha spostato il tour dalla mattina al pomeriggio. all'incontro lei stava esercitando un altro lavoro per cui si vedeva subito in partenza la non volonta di fare questo tour. infatti con la scusa della pioggia, che ovviamente è spesso presente in kiev, ha mandato via un gruppo di 6 persone spagnole, rimandando anche a loro il tour al giorno dopo. Rimanendo solo noi due ci ha chiesto un pagamento minimo per il tour che alla fine non abbiamo fatto dato che non è proprio nello spirito dei free walking tour. First of all the night before he moved the tour from morning to afternoon. at the meeting she was exercising another job so you could immediately see at the start the unwillingness to do this tour. in fact with the excuse of the rain, which obviously is often present in kiev, he sent away a group of 6 Spanish people, postponing the tour to them too the next day. Being just the two of us he asked us for a minimum payment for the tour which in the end we didn't do as it is not quite in the spirit of free walking tours.
Tomasz Andreasik 13 Nov 2021

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Travelled in group - Nov 2021
Fajny długi spacer. Warto.
Bram 02 Nov 2021

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
Very impressive eye-witness account of the events of 2014.
Sebastian 27 Oct 2021

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
Mariam was informative and passionate about her tour. Her level of Spanish was also excellent. I would definitely recommend her for anybody looking for a tour guide in Kyiv.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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