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Due to the current political situation between Russia and Ukraine, it is not possible to travel in certain areas of Ukraine at the moment. Also, as flights are not operating between Russia and Ukraine at the moment, we are not currently able to combine these two countries in a trip.

Kiev, Ukraine

Grandmother of the Russian state, centre of Orthodoxy, home of the Orange Revolution, and centre of Ukranian life, Kiev is a city with many faces.

According to legend, the city was founded by three Slavic brothers and their sister, with the eldest, Ky, giving the city its name (Kiev is the Russian name; Kyiv is the Ukranian name). Since its foundation, the city's fortunes have waxed and waned - from a cultural and political centre to being sacked by Mongol raiders; from Tsarist boom town at the turn of the 20th century to 80% of the population being homeless after the devastation of World War Two.

Today, Kiev is indisputably the capital, with a palpable sense of energy and ambition. It is easy to spend three or four days here, taking in the sights and drinking in the buzzing atmosphere of a place that has a knowing sense of its own importance.

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Suggested Kiev itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kiev, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Kiev

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kiev. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Kiev

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kiev, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Kiev

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