Kiev Jewish Heritage 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Kiev Jewish Heritage 3-Hour Walking Tour

From € 111.02 per person

Explore the Jewish heritage of Kiev on a tour of its Jewish neighborhoods. See synagogues and monuments to Jewish heroes, learn about Jewish history in the Ukrainian capital and discover the origin of the saying, “Teaching comes from Kyiv.”

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants
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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the history of the Jewish community in Kiev
  • Learn about the famous representatives of the Jewish community
  • Visit the sacred synagogues of Kiev
Full description
This 3-hour walking tour is a great option to explore the history of the Jewish community in Kiev, as well as to discover the names of the great Jewish people that have contributed to the history of the city. During the tour visit the Jewish quarter, enter the main synagogue and see some monuments dedicated to famous Jewish people. The history of Kiev dates back many centuries, and is inseparable from the history of the local Jewish community, whose origin dates to the time of the pre-Christian Rus. There is a dispute among scholars about the starting point of the Jews of Kiev. However, nobody would dispute the actual fact of the existence of a very old Jewish community in the city. The fact is supported by documents, such as a letter sent in the first half of the 10th-Century by Kiev Jews to their co-religionists, discovered in a synagogue in Cairo. There are also Kiev chronicles that provide recorded evidence that a Jewish quarter existed in ancient Kiev at Zhydove. During the Tartar invasion, Jews in Kiev and other city residents were severely tormented. Nevertheless, by the end of the 13th-Century, the Jewish community of the city had been revived. The city became a cultural and religious center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, a fact supported by the contemporaneous Jewish saying, “Teaching comes from Kyiv.” On this 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish areas of the Ukraine capital, discover much of this history and the origin of the saying. Explore significant sites, such as Shevchenko Boulevard and the Bessarabian Market. Visit the Brodskiy Synagogue and pass the house with a memorial plaque to Golda Meir. It is a fascinating journey in the company of an expert guide who will show you another side to Kiev to complete your vacation.
Includes
  • Shota Rustavelli Str.
  • Sholom-Aleykhem Monument
  • Brodskiy Synagogue
  • Iosif Trumpeldorf
  • Bessarabian Market
  • House with memorial board of Golda Meir
  • Shevchenko Boulevard
  • Yakov Bergner and Bagrov - corner Khreschatyk Str.
  • Shevchenko Boulevard
  • Podil Synagogue
  • Babiy Yar
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Brodsky Synagogue, Shota Rustaveli St, 13

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excellent, and adapted to personal needs

excellent, and adapted to personal needs

September 18, 2013

excellent

great tour-over 3 hours all over Kiev and did not waste any time in traffic by travelling by metro

June 17, 2013

Friendly and well-informed guide

Anna was an excellent and enthusiastic guide. She was friendly, very well-informed and spoke very good English.

June 26, 2012

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