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Kiev: 3-Hour Andrew Descent & Podil District Tour

Product ID: 75781
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Explore the mysteries of the old Kiev street Andrew’s Descent over the last 3 centuries and enjoy the atmosphere as if travelling by time machine. Now, Andrew’s Descent is one of the main tourist attractions in the capital.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, German, Russian, Spanish

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels and accommodations in Kiev.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the oldest and most panoramic street in the city, Andrew's Descent
  • Discover the narrow, quaint streets of the Podil district and get a sense of life in old Kiev
  • View astonishing landscapes and visit a lively market for art and souvenirs
Full description
One the oldest streets in the city, connecting Upper Town with Podil (Lower Town), Andrew's Descent was a settlement of merchants and craftsmen and a unique reflection of old Kiev's lifestyle. Andreyevsky Spusk (english: Andrew's Descent ) is also the city’s most panoramic street.

The first settlements were founded there more than 3000 years ago. This street is also known as St. Andrew’s Descent as it leads downhill from old Kiev Hill to the Lower Town area. The historical name of the descent was Borichev uzvoz. Uzvoz is Old Russian for descent. The modern name was provided at the end of 18th century as St. Andrew’s Church was built there on the order of the Russian Empress Elizabeth. 

During this sightseeing tour, you will see St. Andrew's Church, Tithe Church, the Historical Museum, Bulgakov’s relic, the original Richard the Lion Heart Castle, the Fountain of Samson, Kiev Academy, a lively market for art works and souvenirs, and many astonishing landscapes. The Podil district is different from the main street Khreschatik which is dominated by the monumental architecture of the Soviet period. A stroll through Podil's narrow, quaint streets will give you a sense of life in old Kiev. Route: Uptown - St. Andrew’s Church – Art Galleries and Gift Shops - M.Bulgakov Museum - Museum of One Street - Kontraktova Square – Podil.
Includes
  • Private guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Explore traditional Ukrainian handmade art on a historical street of Kiev
  • Andrew's Decent
  • Transportation by private vehicle, minivan or minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to museums: Museum of Mikhail Bulgakov, Museum of One Street (about $ 2 USD per person)
  • Please know that you need to pay entrance fees for your private guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra services
  • Transportation in case of walking tour

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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
• Dress code is formal
• Private guide for a more personalized experience
• Starting time is flexible. Please choose your preferred starting time when booking
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From US$ 71.36 US$ 64.22 Per group up to 3

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