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Free Walking Tour of Podil

Discover a new side of the Ukrainian capital on this free walking tour of Podil, and explore one of Kiev's most historic neighbourhoods.

Free Walking Tour of Podil

After meeting up at the main entrance to the Kiev River Port, we'll set off on our free walking tour of Podil, the historic district of the Ukrainian capital whose name means "Lower city".

Next to the port on the Dnieper River, we'll find the picturesque Poshtova Ploshcha, one of the oldest historic squares in Kiev. The plaza is home to the Church of the Nativity of Christ as well as the city's 19th century Post Office, which gives it its name - Post Square.

From there, we'll pass by the Kiev Funicular railway, which connects Podil to the hilltop Old Kiev, or Upper City, and the Podolsky Church of the Intercession. We'll then arrive at the famous Andriyivskyy Descent, where we'll admire the historic houses that line this steep street leading up to the old town.

Afterwards, we'll continue exploring Podil, making our way to the Pyrohoshcha Church and the historic Zhytniy Market before stopping at the so-called House of Peter the Great. Strolling through the charming streets, we'll next reach the National Chernobyl Museum, where our guide will tell us all about the tragic disaster at the Ukrainian nuclear site.

Finally, we'll stop to admire the façade of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy before our tour comes to an end in Kontraktova Square, an important area of Podil home to numerous architectural and historical monuments.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


2 hours - 2 hours 15 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


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No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Kiev River Port.