Kyiv - Highlights of Ancient Kyiv. 1000 Years of History Are Hidden here. Golden Gates and St Sophia Cathedral.

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Highlights of Ancient Kyiv. 1000 Years of History Are Hidden here. Golden Gates and St Sophia Cathedral.

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Downtown of Kyiv. Area of Golden Gates and St Sophia Cathedral., Kyiv, Ukraine
50 mins

About the tour

On this fascinating walking tour, you will discover the unique landmarks of one of the oldest cities on the planet. Together we’ll travel through history and learn about: Golden Gates Ancient city fortifications of the 11th century You will learn why they are called Golden and if they have ever been conquered. Monument to Prince Yaroslav the Wise The era of the reign of Yaroslav the Wise was the era of the blossom of Kievan Rus. St. Sophia Cathedral A magnificent Kievan Rus temple was built in the 11th century. If walls could talk, they might tell us about plunders and the everyday lives of the first rulers of this world. The cathedral has stunning mosaics and frescos that were created back in the 11th century by Byzantine masters. You will find out answers to the questions: What is the “Indestructible Wall” in St Sophia Cathedral? What surprised historians when they opened the sarcophagus of Yaroslavl the Wise? What are they still looking for in the dungeons of St Sophia cathedral? Monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky You will learn about Ukrainian Cossacks and the symbol of hetman’s authority.

Meet Olga Marvelous Kyiv

Olga Marvelous Kyiv

Olga is an enthusiastic and energetic guide. Being an avid traveler herself, Olga knows the best ways to show Kyiv as a hidden gem of Europe in a fun and engaging way. Her passion for culture, history, languages led the way to this amazing tour guiding calling. She is a professional tour guide in Kyiv, licensed by the Ukrainian Tourist Guide Association, speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian. She provides a bespoke, immersive experience that makes your tour in Kyiv truly memorable. Olga likes to enter the ancient churches or climb to the secret places for great views of Kyiv. Her unique collection of old traditional Ukrainian recipes makes her an expert in cooking Borsch, Varenyky (filled dumplings), and Chicken Kyiv.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kyiv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kyiv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Cheryl B.

24 July 2021

Excellent tour, so much history. Thanks for sharing it with us.

martha a.

24 July 2021

I loved seeing the Cathedral excellent tour and knowledgeable tour guide Olga

Kathy L.

23 July 2021


Kate Y.

23 July 2021

Interesting tour review. She has prepared for this tour, even with music, with picture presentation.

Lyn P.

04 July 2021

Olga is such an amazing tour guide so knowledgable and such fun with her mimi quizes in such a lovely city really enjoyed the tour

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