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Guides -- Is there a certification

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Guides -- Is there a certification

I will be using a guide during my upcoming visit. Is there a certification from the tourism department or Ukrainian government?

If so, where are they published...website? Thank you.

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1. Re: Guides -- Is there a certification

Hi Smith,

There is no mandatory certification of guides in Ukraine. Try finding agencies that provide this kind of service, but they usually charge you dear for a personal guide.

Cities such as Lviv and Kiev have a well-developed tourist system: tourist buses around the town, place names indicated in English, tourist stands and maps. Also note that you have to choose from several top tourist cities: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Yalta (though Yalta may not be very welcoming in winter), perhaps Uzhgorod. In every city it is better to hire a different guide.

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Ukraine is a verry byrocratic country, so all things, what ofissialy certificated cost a lot of money :))) You can used halp of travel company (if you will have standart tour, or personal guide - if you will have free tour)

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3. Re: Guides -- Is there a certification

Hi Smith,

In Lviv guides do have to undergo an obligatory certification, as far as I know.

Last time I was there a friend of mine who is a guide showed the special ID and said she wore it every time she had tourists because otherwise she might have problems with the local government.

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Hi Smith.

For example, I'm certificated guide.

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5. Re: Guides -- Is there a certification

no mandatory certification; prior research does wonders: read wikipedia on the attraction/route first, talk to your guide next to see where his/her knowledge comes from :)

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