English Speaking Guide in Kiev
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Kiev as a pearl of the ancient culture
Kiev is a very old city with a centuries-old history. The majority of its attractions are churches, monasteries and religious Orthodox residences. What will be also obvious for newcomers is the quantity of parks and squares in Kiev. Kiev is one of the greenest cities in Europe. Therefore, especially in the summer, be sure to visit the Mariinsky Park or Shevchenko Park, which are central green zones. Moreover, if your impulse and love for nature have no boundaries, go to Feofaniya Park or visit Pirogovo open-air museum or Mezhyhirye Park with English-speaking tour guide (the locals call it the museum of corruption).
Most tourists who come to Ukraine and Eastern Europe are attracted by Soviet architecture. Despite the fact that in 2016 the government adopted the law to dismantle all Soviet monuments and signs, we cannot erase the Soviet past from our reality. High Stalin period buildings in the center, Museum of II War, the Arch of Friendship of peoples – all hints at 72 years of our country’s history as a part of the Soviet Union.
To understand the history of this beautiful city better and without extra efforts, hire a private English-speaking guide who will guide you through the iconic paths of Kiev.
The main and most popular destination among tourists visiting the capital of Ukraine for the first time is the Old Town. The territory of the Old City, which is also a modern city center, includes such iconic landmarks as the Golden Gate, the National Opera of Ukraine, St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Gold Dome Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Church, and of course the main square – Independence Square and Khreshchatyk, Kiev main street.
Walking in the old town with a private guide, you will learn about the history of our city from the day of its foundation that has happened in the 5th century! You will also get to know about the modern life of Ukrainians: what worries them, what goals Ukraine sets for itself in the coming years, about its culture and politics.
The advantages of booking a private tour is that you can ask the guide to adjust to your personal interests, not the interests of the group. You can always stop and have a cup of coffee or stay on one object for as long as you want, asking questions that interest you. Flexibility and the fact that the guide is tailored to your interests are the main advantages of this service.
Another undeniable advantage is that the guide and you will speak one language. Ukraine has only recently taken the path of promoting itself as a tourist destination in Europe, and has not yet fully adapted to foreign tourists. Thus, museums do not always have signatures in English, information bureaus do not speak English, and public transport can have difficulties.
Despite these small shortcomings, Kiev is currently dynamically developing and is full of interesting sights. In addition, it is one of the most low-cost travel destinations you can find.
Tour Guides in Kiev
The history of Kiev has always been my hobby, and I also love to travel. I think to understand what a tourist wants to see in my native Kiev, I have to think like he does. Cooperation with Guide me UA allows me to develop, because the geography of guests is very diverse. Today I conducted a tour to the Monastery of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra for a group from Indonesia, and tomorrow I have a Pub Crawl in Kiev for the guys from Britain.
I have been working as a guide for more than three years. The most popular excursion is a General Sightseeing Tour. But it can always be customized.
Military tourist? The Museum of the Great Patriotic War, our gallant governors and generals and Soviet military commanders will be a big part of the story.
Poles? Vladislav Gorodetsky, our churches, the Polish theater and so on.
When it comes to Jews, there is really a lot to be told – almost all the history of the city of Kyiv is connected with the Jews. Let’s just make it short: Brodsky Synagogue, Babi Yar, a monument to Sholom Aleichem, etc.
This profession allows me to find many new acquaintances. So, arriving as a tourist to any part of the world, I know I can drink a cup of coffee with old acquaintance who has been touring with me in Kiev.
Nastya lives in two countries – Ukraine and Indonesia. You have never met such an energetic and cheerful person. It takes her only 5 minutes to make you fall in love with Kiev and another 5 to fall in love with her charisma.
The profession of a guide is beautiful because it always keeps you up – intellectually, emotionally and physically. Every guide is at the same time a local historian and a psychologist, a little bit an actor, a little an athlete, because we have to bear the train. And besides, a huge plus of our work is live communication with people, the ability to directly transfer knowledge, to share our feeling of love for our native city. It also means not only unobtrusively educate, but also to train mentally a little bit. And this requires constant self-improvement. It means that you are not “getting rusty,” says Anastasia.
- Old Town Tour,
- Lavra Monastery Tour,
- Museum of Great Patriotic War.
However, her favorite tour is the Nightlife Tour. Kiev pubs, snack bars, restaurants, champagne rooftops, speak easy bars with chic cocktails and rave parties – she can show foreign guests all the best Kiev bars.
Daria is our most experienced guide and interpreter. She speaks not only English, but also French, writes poems and conducts original Kiev tours.
She is versed in topics such as Soviet Kiev, Chernobyl, and the famine; every day she is improving her knowledge. She conducted tours for Eurovision and WBC representatives, always happy to work with large groups of tourists – 20 or more people. Daria’s stories about the city attract the attention of all Kiev guests and even passers-by.
The usual tour covers three historical parts of Kiev – Podil, Pechersk, and Old Town. There are many options inside this triangle. It depends on the weather, the duration, and, above all, on the interest and awareness of tourists what the tour will be like. After all, excursion is a process of live communication, interchange of emotions, and here the contact between the guide and the audience is very important.
Anna has been a tour guide in Kiev for 4 years. Today Anna is 24, but she started conducting excursions around Kiev when she was a student. With the time, hobby turned into profession.
She has created around 10 author tours around the city and for her, the ideal tour should be adapted to the tourist’s preferences and schedule. She makes her tours comfortable and flexible as much as possible.
Anna is not just in love with this city; she studies the history of the creation and development of Kiev. She regularly attends various lectures and courses, and each time Anna discovers something new and interesting.
Travelling and showing people around are her biggest passion. She has tried different activities in life, but storytelling and communication are her true nature.
Anna’s favorite routes are:
- the Old Town,
- Podil Tour,
- the Museum of Pirogovo.
In her tours, in addition to historical facts, Anna shares personal stories connected with the city. This brings some home coziness and warmth to the tour.
Working as a guide turned out to be my vocation – as Kate claims. If you love your work, your country, the history and beauty does not leave anyone indifferent. During the tour with Kate, you will see places where you will never go on group excursions. You can leisurely enjoy the beauty of the river, see the cozy courtyards, hear their history and feel the warmth and hospitality of the country. One of Kate’s favorite routes is a Gastronomic Tour. But that is not because Kate likes to eat! Traditional cuisine tells a lot about the country and its culture. And guests like to ask questions and communicate in comfortable surroundings, regardless of the weather outside. This tour is best in the winter season, when the temperature in Kiev drops to -5.
For her guests, Kate develops individual programs, walking tours, car tours, or tours by minivan or bus for large groups.
Among her tours:
- the Old City of Kiev
- Kiev Bar/Pub Tour
- Tour to Mezhyhirya residence
We are available all the days of the week and are always happy to answer all your questions.
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