5 Reasons to hire a Local Kiev Guide
Well, our dear traveler, finally it is happening: Kiev is the next in the list of countries you want to visit. You start looking for plane tickets to Kiev, Kiev hotels with most suitable location and price, but what keeps you from booking Kiev city tour with a local Kiev guide?
Let’s immediately agree that price shall not be the reason to deny yourself entertainment, especially when you are heading to one of the cheapest cities in Europe. But we should also stress that it is one of the most beautiful and ancient, so it is totally unforgivable to try saving money refusing to get to know its attractions. Here you will find both low-cost options for sightseeing tours, as well as expensive ones, such as a trip to a posh mansion of the former president of Ukraine in Mezhyhirya or a Tour to Chernobyl.
So why should you hire a local Kiev guide?
1. Hiring a local guide is understanding the city from the inside
Perhaps booking a 3-hour Sightseeing Tour, you will not remember the whole history of Ukraine, you will not fully understand the mentality of Ukrainians, but you will have a general picture and the atmosphere of this city.
When Kiev was created, by whom, which epochs followed this, how our relationship with Russia originated and how Kyiv lives today.
The local Kiev guide will also tell you about the peculiarities that you as a tourist should beware of: for example, you should never take a taxi on the road – you will be charged 10x; if you need a car, always ordered in advance. Use Uber. Do not make photos with pigeons and teddy bears on Independence Square and Sophia Square; if you did, be ready to pay much for it. However, you should not be afraid – these people work without legal permits, so if they ask you for money, you can simply threaten them with police.
Guide will also advise places you can visit on your own and Ukrainian restaurant you will like most of all. Local guide is best to understand the city and get pleasure from the walk.
2. Hiring a private local guide is convenient
First, you can always make your own schedule and book a tour at the time convenient for you, rather than adjust to the schedule of group tours. Second, you are always in the center of attention, and you can ask as many questions as you like, unlike members of the group. Third, it is comfortable: enjoy a tour without groups, stuffy or on the contrary cold buses, rushing, impossibility to go to the toilet or drink coffee.
And the most important advantage of a private guide is that you can always make an exception and adjust the route according to your interests. As you know, Kiev is rich in churches; it can take months to go to every. Want to understand the features of the Orthodox Church – a guide will show outstanding architectural church ensembles. Do you want to plunge into the Soviet past, and you do not care about religion and the ancient history of Kiev – we will tell you about the II World War, Stalinist policies and repressions, show you Soviet monuments.
3. The Kiev guide of Guide me UA is a young enthusiast
The Kiev guide of Guide me UA is not a librarian tired of work and life,
but a young person full of energy and enthusiasm, who has not yet become bored with a new ways of discovering the city and its secret corners. We have people who really love Kiev, age 25-35.
4. The local guide of our company is not a boring guide
We will certainly say when the Golden Gate was built in Kiev – the main entrance to the old city; however, most of our tourists like the story that during the research and excavations in 1981 the first graffiti in Kievan Rus history was found on one of the Golden Gate walls; our ancestors portrayed sexual act. If you want, we can show you this masterpiece. That is much more memorable and fun fact about the city, isn’t it?
Or how about this fact: near the Golden Gate there is a monument to a cat that burned during a fire in a nearby Italian restaurant.
5. Local Kiev guide is a friend
A friend you can ask to book you a Kiev gym membership, if you stay in Kiev for a long time and want to keep yourself fit. With a friend you can go to the bar, Kiev has a lot of them today; however, keep in mind that even being a detective you will need some time to find secret places, because all the best bars in Kiev are underground and without signage. Finally, with a friend you can talk about absolutely everything and not necessarily about Kiev.
And this is only a small part of the advantages of discovering the city as a local, not to mention getting around, language barrier you will face and other difficulties.
Therefore, make it easier for yourself to travel to Kiev to enjoy what truly deserves your attention, and trust all the organization issues to Kiev guides of Guide me UA.
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