Tour Guides in Kiev – Kiev Tours in English
Going on a Trip to Ukraine, or to any other country, it is often difficult to evaluate the huge number of offers on the market.
- Which hotel to choose in Kiev?
- Which tour operator is the best?
- Are there any tours in English in Kiev?
- What sights to see in Kiev?
- At what time of year is it best to visit Ukraine?
- What are the best restaurants of the capital of Ukraine?
However, everything is very specific – what one thinks is top class, another finds cheap; one loves modern history, and someone wants to plunge into antiquity. Therefore, you still have to read some information on Internet. And keep reading our article about the best Tour Guides in Kiev.
If you wish your holiday in Kiev, Ukraine to be exactly the way you want it – hire a private guide who will advise both the hotel and restaurants and show you exactly what you want in the city: ancient churches, secret courtyards, Soviet architecture or Kiev nightlife. It is very convenient and affordable. For solo tourists, the offer is only 17 euros per hour.
You can get acquainted with the guides in advance:
Tour Guides in Kiev
It has already been 4 years as I work as a guide. I mainly conduct individual sightseeing tours in English and Italian and try to make it unique.
In fact, it became my profession by accident. Once my acquaintances asked me for a tour for friends; it was then that I realized that it was very interesting for me to acquaint people with the history and the city of Kiev itself. I was always interested in history.
And this led me to the path of a guide-interpreter. I mainly work with individual clients; as a rule, these are Italians, Americans, and British.
I always try to find out the professions, religion and interests of people, and add something interesting for them.
Any tour can become better if you know a bit more about your guests.
To improve my qualification, I attend various courses, and I also go on excursions of other guides, because there are many unique guides who help me to gain new knowledge.
Among the most frequent requests from foreign guests:
- Orthodox Churches Tour,
- Tours about the Soviet Past of Kiev,
- Tour to Mezhyhirya, where the former president of Ukraine lived.
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.
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.
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.
Kiev Tours in English
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