1. Ukraine
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  3. Podil

Kiev: Private Mystical Podil Walking Tour

Product ID: 219210
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Learn Kiev legends, visit the most mystical city locations, and hear interesting stories while walking around ancient Podil District. Taste wine and liqueurs on the way on a relaxed, 3-hour pub-crawl-style tour.
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  • Hear Kiev's most fascinating legends
  • See the most mystical city sights
  • Participate in a mysterious ritual
  • Learn about Ukrainian amulets and wizards
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Enjoy a guided walking tour geared toward those interested in the stories and legends of Kiev. Gain a better understanding of how Kiev beautifully combines a dark side, consisting of mysterious legends, and a lighter side, such as that found in the cities of the early Russ Christianity. In an effort to abandon the classic excursion format, this tour is conducted in an enjoyable pub-crawl format across Podil. 

See the St. Andrew’s Church and the inconspicuous house next to it, which is home to many legends. Look into one of the institutions located next to the place where the Holy Doctor once took his patients. Next, marvel at Richard’s Castle and the house of the greatest Kiev mystic, Mikhail Bulgakov.

You will then climb Bald Mountain, taking a walk along Vozdvizhenka and then up the beautiful stairs to the greatest place of power at the foundation of the Church of the Tithes. During the walk, find out why Kiev witches could fly and how they banished Polish priests from Podil. Hear also stories about werewolves, vampires, chess games with death, and many other both well-known and unknown Kiev legends.

Finally, take the opportunity to go through a special ritual on Bald Mountain near the pagan temple, with protective amulets and a bottle of champagne provided — just as the Hussars used to do.
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Professional guide
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  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Meeting point

St. Andrew's Church, Andriivs'kyi descent, 23, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04070.

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• Children 0-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult
• This product operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events

From US$ 75.40 per person

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Product ID: 219210