Is it safe in Kiev? Is it worth going to Kiev? – Kiev Private Tours
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Kiev is safe and hospitable city for foreigners
12 Feb

Is it safe in Kiev? Is it worth going to Kiev?

Is it safe for foreigners in Kiev, Ukraine?

Many tourists are worried about whether they can safely travel to Ukraine, to Kiev, whether such a trip will be safe. Being born here and having experienced the Soviet past, the revolutions of independent Ukraine, and actively monitoring its social life today, we responsibly declare – trips to Ukraine and in particular to Kiev for foreign citizens are absolutely safe!

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Ukraine is multiethnic country where we treat other people’s opinions, faiths, skin color and other artificially created differences between people with respect and tolerance.

Ukrainians are very hospitable and extremely patient even in really provocative situations. If you do not artificially create tension in relations with the inhabitants of the country, provoke them to conflict, staying in Kiev and Ukraine as a whole will be absolutely safe. However, these rules of conduct are valid in any country of the world.

Rumors spread by propaganda assure tourists that a trip to Ukraine now can turn into a dangerous adventure. Masters of propaganda tell incredible stories about concentration camps, mafia, and secret prisons of special services.

It’s nothing more than a fantasy. In addition, many people in Kiev speak Russian, despite the conflict with Russia, which has now grown into a sluggish process; one can feel its consequences only in the east of the country, which is 700-800 km from Kiev.

Ukrainians are easy-going and friendly; the majority has a good sense of humor and optimistic outlook on life, regardless of the difficulties. Therefore, staying in Ukraine for foreigners is safe, moreover – it’s a great way to make new friends among locals, and even find friends or other halves. After all, Ukraine is famous for its beautiful people.

Kyiv, June 2017

Can I go to Kiev now? Is it worth going to Kiev?

Khreshchatyk is the heart of the capital. On the street there are cinemas, ancient buildings, fountains, historical monuments, many restaurants and cafes. In the very center of the street is the famous Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti), full of revolutionary spirit. Ukraine dreams of being free European country with developed economy and therefore the population is ready to protest and achieve its main goal.

Khreshchatyk originates on the European Square, adjacent to a large park area with several large parks cascading. It is good to walk along the well-groomed alleys in any season of the year – the area is beautiful both in summer and in winter.

Khreschatyk Street in Kyiv

Somewhere in Mariinsky Park one will find strict government buildings – ministries, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Verkhovna Rada. But there are other interesting and worthy of attention places in the parks.

Can you go to Kiev now? Of course you can! There are a lot of sights in Ukraine and its capital, the country has a centuries-old history and thousands of preserved monuments of antiquity.

Not far from Khreshchatyk on Bankova Street there is the building of the Administration of the President of Ukraine. Opposite the house you will find the House with chimeras – architectural miracle. The building is decorated with incredible stucco – fantastic creatures and animals. The house seems alive, full of mysticism and secrets.

Administration of the President of Ukraine and a house with chimeras

Having walked up from Maidan Nezalezhnosti along Sofiyivska Street, you will find yourself on the ancient Sophia Square. The monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky is located on the parade ground, and right near it you will see one of the oldest cathedrals of Kievan Rus – Sophia Cathedral. The cathedral was built in XI century. Now the cult building is a reserve, where you can also take an excursion.

St. Sophia of Kyiv

Next to Sophia Square there is Mikhailovska Square and the Golden-domed Cathedral. There is a functioning monastery, a seminary and the residence of the head of the UOC-KP on the territory of the cathedral. In the square there is a monument to Princess Olga.

Life in Kiev is sparkling! On weekends bars and nightclubs are overcrowded, and in the evening, regardless of the day of the week, all the restaurants are filled with guests; so without booking in advance, you will die of hunger.

Mur Mur restaurant in Kyiv

Come and see – Kiev is as safe as any civilized city of modern Europe. The streets of the city are patrolled by policemen, who follow the order. Look around – people are smiling and open to communication, and this is a sign of absolute security.

In May 2017, international Eurovision Song Contest was held in Kiev – and that is another confirmation of security in the city. 20 thousand foreign tourists visited the capital of Ukraine. And in May 2018 Champions League final will be held at the Olympic Stadium. In a year, about 5 million tourists from all over the world visit the capital.

Olympic stadium in Kiev

And to make sure you enjoy your stay in the capital of Ukraine, we offer excursions around the city, the link is HERE.

Sights of Kiev:

  • majestic cathedrals and monasteries with secret dungeons, storing priceless relics
  • ancient fortresses and defensive buildings, striking in size and inaccessibility
  • excavations of ancient settlements
  • beautiful natural and man-made reserves, unique park complexes
  • buildings with centuries-old history that retained their original appearance
  • monuments, sculptures, museums and much more.

Guide me UA will organize overview pedestrian or car excursion for you, allowing you to plunge into the atmosphere of ancient Kiev – beautiful and friendly. You will be amazed at how multifaceted our capital is, with all its ancient architecture and super-modern buildings of glass and concrete.

Our Kiev guides will take you to the most interesting places, show the wonders that the capital of Ukraine usually conceals. You will get a lot of unforgettable impressions, not only from the beauty of the city, but also from a benevolent atmosphere.

Kiev local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the pre-booked hotel room. You will be informed about where to have dinner, what theater you should visit, how to have fun in the evening, where to go with the child, where it is better to buy souvenirs, etc. Our staff will accompany you if necessary.

In Spring, Summer and Autumn we have a very busy schedule, so Call now and order tours around Kyiv in advance. Traveling in Ukraine together is safe and exciting.

Contact Guide me UA to book Individual Tours in Kiev:

  • +380 66 067 90 89 WhatsApp, Viber, SMS, Calls
  • Skype: Guide me UA

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Kate Dobromishev

Tour Guide in Guide me UA / English language / Private Tours in Kyiv

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