Jewish Heritage Tour – Kiev Private Tours
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Jewish Heritage Tour

Jewish Heritage Tour

from €44

per person

Driving tour with main Jewish sights in English

It is difficult to overestimate the contribution made by the representatives of the Jewish community to the development of the city of Kiev in the late XIX – early XX centuries. They loved this city very much, and wanted to make it modern and beautiful. Therefore, they spent a lot of money and energy for its improvement. In addition, all Kiev Jews were widely involved in charity: they built schools and hospitals for the poor, where poor people of any faith were helped free of charge. They set up canteens where they fed disadvantaged people at their own expense.

Driving Tour with all key Jewish sights of Kyiv

Majority of Kiev merchants of the first guild were Jews. These are well-known sugar producers – sugar kings Lazar Brodsky and his brother Lev Brodsky, Simha Lieberman, Marcus Sachs, Jonah Zaitsev and his son Markus Zaitsev, Moses Halperin, Yakov Polyakov. All these merchants contributed to creation and construction of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, because they needed highly qualified sugar industry engineers.

During the Jewish Heritage Tour, you will also find out where the famous politician Golda Meir was born. We will also visit Babyn Yar and learn about the tragedy that took the lives of thousands of Jews.

You will analyze the historical events of that time and understand the causes of the Jewish pogroms, as well as hear about the sensational case of Beilis.

You will visit Rosenberg Synagogue and Brodsky Synagogue, as well as the mansions of Lieberman and Gorodetsky.

Jewish Heritage Tour in Kiev

Information on prices:

Jewish Heritage Tour duration is 3 hours. You will see: Rosenberg Synagogue, Bessarabian Market, Golda Meir House in Kiev, Brodsky Synagogue, Lieberman House, Babyn Yar.

The cost of the tour:

  • 1 person – € 95 per person by car Toyota Corolla/€ 125 by Mercedes-Benz
  • 2 persons – € 50 per person by car Toyota Corolla/€ 65 by Mercedes-Benz
  • 3 persons – € 44 per person by van
  • 4 persons – € 34 per person by van
  • 5 persons – € 29 per person by van
  • 6 persons – € 26 per person by van
  • 7 persons – € 24 per person by van
  • 8 persons – € 22 per person by van
  • To calculate the price for bigger group, please contact us.

We accept payment in EUR, as well as in USD and UAH at the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Please note that the price includes:

  • – pick up from your accommodation,
  • – transportation,
  • – services of private English-speaking guide,
  • – drop off.

Local guides enter many attractions free of charge, but where you require your guide to accompany you into any attractions, you may be asked to cover the guide’s costs as well as your own.

After 3 hours, each additional hour by private Car with the driver and guide is €35.

▪  We charge 50% of your order online (refundable up to 48 hours notice) and 50% you pay in cash during a meeting with a guide.

▪  If you apply less than 24 hours before the tour, you can pay the entire amount in cash, but we can’t guarantee the availability of guides.

3 hours
  • Include
    Drop off
    Pick up from the hotel
    Entry Fees
    English-speaking Guide
  • Not Included

Bessarabian Market

This is a gastronomic center, which successfully combines cultural and architectural, historical and culinary significance. The market was built with the financial aid of Lazar Brodsky, philanthropist and the richest Kiev sugar factory owner. The Brodsky family built synagogue, Jewish hospital and bacteriological institute in Kiev.

Golda Meir House in Kiev

Golda Meirson, who life in Kiev became a famous political figure, one of the founders of the state of Israel, the first woman to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the first woman to be the Prime Minister. She persuaded the American Jewish community to give money necessary for the survival of the young state; being the first Israeli ambassador to the Soviet Union, she faced stunning reception at the Moscow Choral Synagogue. The scene of Golda Meir meeting with people in whom the memory of their origin, culture and religion has been destroyed for decades has become so important for Israel that it can be seen on the country's national currency.

Brodsky Synagogue

Kyiv synagogue on the corner of Shota Rustaveli and Rognedinska streets was built in 1898. It was Lazar Brodsky, famous Kiev millionaire and philanthropist, and sugar king who donated money for the construction. The building was built in a year; the works were carried out by the best construction company in the city the one owned by Leo Ginzburg. The grand opening and consecration of the synagogue took place on the day of the 50th anniversary of Lazar Brodsky – on August 24, 1898. For three decades, the building functioned as a Jewish religious center. In 2000, the grand opening of the renovated Kiev Central Synagogue took place.

Lieberman House

City estate in the center of Kiev, a monument of architecture and history of the city. Fedor Trepov, the former mayor of St. Petersburg commissioned the mansion to Vladimir Nikolaev, prominent Kiev architect. Construction was completed in 1879. Having bought the house with adjacent territory in 1896, Simha Lieberman, sugar factory owner asked Nikolaev to rebuild the building. Lieberman lived in this house up to his assassination in 1917.

Rosenberg Synagogue

The oldest of the currently open Kiev synagogues is located on Podil. This is the synagogue of the Kiev Jewish religious community - also known as the Rosenberg Synagogue or the main synagogue on Podil. The synagogue was built in 1894-1895 at the expense of the merchant Gabriel-Jacob Rosenberg, who owned the land and the building itself, as well as the efforts of Rabbi Eusebius Zuckerman.

Babyn Yar

This is where unforgettable in its scale, pre-planned to details killing of civilians took place – those were Jews, Ukrainians, Russians, Roma, mainly old people, women and children. We will tell you in detail about the murder of Jews by the German invaders.  

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