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Bridges Tour in Kiev

Product ID: 77914
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Explore Kiev’s bridges across the river Dnieper on a tour that will bring you to all 8 of them and give you a chance to visit old part of Kiev Podil and new residential areas of Kiev.
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Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev. Private Guide and transport will meet at this address what you inform in booking.

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  • Enjoy a private guide for a more personalized experience and fully narrated tour
  • Get free hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Experience excellent value for money
Full description
Before the mid 19th century Kiev had ferries competing for passengers. The first permanent bridge over the Dnieper was built thanks to England. It was designed and constructed by English engineers and its metal elements were manufactured in England. The granite for the bridge was local and some of it was used for the base of the statue of Bogdan Khmelnitskiy in front of St. Sophias Cathedral. The 19th centuries chain bridge was destroyed twice in 1920 and 1941 and is no more existing. Numerous photos and paintings show its lovely look.

Two railway bridges over the Dnieper were very much damaged in 1941. They are rebuilt in their original look. The railway bridge built in 1870 used to the second bridge over the Dnieper in Ukraine at that time. The Podil railway bridge was started personally by the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna. Her Majesty preferred to live in Kiev in 1915-17 not in St. Petersburg mostly due to Rasputin. In 1915 she attended the ceremony in the middle of the river and dropped the first stone to the water to start the construction of the bridge. Although the Podil railway bridge was put into operation in 1929. This tour of Kiev bridge will bring you to Moscow automobile bridge in the North of Kiev. The bridge was opened on December 3, 1976 designed by Dorovolsky and Furs. It connects the right bank of the city with Troeshchina district, Radujnuy district and Voskresenka district. It is 816 meters long and 31 meters wide over the Dnieper and 732 meters long over the Desenka river. The Moscow bridge is suspended from some 500 steel ropes. It’s pylon is 115 meters tall and its decoration is the Soviet-time emblem of Kiev-chestnut’s blower.

See the pedestrian bridge built in 1963. It is 480 meters longs. There are no pedestrian bridges over the Dnieper south of Kiev. The pedestrian bridge connects Trukhanov island with its beaches and Central park. Paton bridge, the longest in Kiev. It was built in 1953 and is 1543 meters long. It was designed by Engineer Evgene Paton as the first wholly welted bridge in the USSR and the World. All welds of the bridge make over 10000 meters in length. The metro bridge was built in 1965. It is 700 meters long. It brings you to Hydropark island in middle of Dnipro river. It is continued by Rusanovsky bridge 350 meters long to get to the left bank of the Dnieper. the New Darnytskyi Bridge Automobile bridge named after Minister of Transportation George Kirpa was built very close to railway bridge from 1870. It offers a nice view at Botanical Gardens and the churches on its grounds. This bridge was built in 2011 and has a 1100 meters long. Southern subway and automobile bridge is another suspension bridge in Kiev. It was built in 1992 and has a 1256 meters long. On the way to Moscow bridge you will see the construction site of the #9 bridge of Kiev.
Includes
  • Private guided tour
  • Private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Pick-up from the hotel by guide
  • Transport by private vehicle or by minivan or by minibus
  • Learn about the Kiev's Bridges from professional guide
  • Learn about the constrictions and architecture of the bridges
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra service
  • Transportation in case of walking tour

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Important information
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• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel
• In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
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From US$ 107.67 US$ 96.91 Per group up to 3

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ARGOTOUR Kiev

Product ID: 77914