Kiev City Tour with visit to St. Sophia Cathedral
8,Saperno-Slobodskaya str., Kiev
During panoramic city tour we will show you Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. It is a beautiful city with its centuries-old history and rich culture. The tour includes visit to Vladimir’s Cathedral the most prominent sacral painting complex of the late XIX c. decorated by world well-known artists. You will examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral the oldest temple in the Eastern Slavonic states built in the beginning of XI c. to glorify the victory of Prince Yaroslav the Wise over Pechenegs’ tribes. You will enjoy amazing view of two golden-domed monastery complexes while walking along Sophiiska and Mykhailivska Squares.
St. Sophia Cathedral (1037) is the most vivid example of the Old Rus architecture and monumental art for this place, was built and decorated when the state of Kyiv Rus was living through the peak of its prosperity. Here grand princes were coronated and buried, formal ceremonies and receptions of envoys were held, the first known library in ancient Rus and the first school for boys and girls were founded by Grand Prince of Kyiv Yaroslav the Wise. The Cathedral was known as a seat of Kyiv Metropolitan. The interior has survived from the 11th century and there have been practically no alterations. Mosaics and frescos of the 11th century, executed with the unique technology, which depict Scriptural scenes, individual figures of Church Fathers, Apostles, warriors and maidens, are of a great value.
Price depends on the quantity of pax in the group and the language of excursion.
Russian, Ukrainian, English:
1-2 pax - 1100 UAH.
3-5 pax - 1440 UAH.
6-15 pax -1580 UAH.
German, French, Spanish, Polish:
1-2 pax - 1260 UAH.
3-5 pax - 1600 UAH.
6-15 pax -1740 UAH.
Excursion in Japanese, Chinese, Italian and other languages are upon request.
Price is indicated for the excursion.
Price includes: transport and guide services on the route.
Entrance tickets are additionally charged.
Entrance fee to the museum – 53 UAH per pax.
*Excursion is possible every day, except Tuesday and religious fests.