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“Very knowledgable”
Review of Free Tours Kiev

Free Tours Kiev
Ranked #4 of 110 Tours in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Free Tours Kiev is the best option for discovering Kiev with a guide without reservation and for any budget. We offer daily free walking tours around Kiev at 12.00 and 16.00. Our English-speaking guides will help you to discover the beauty of the ancient and contemporary Kiev. We do tours daily in rain or shine. The tour lasts for 2.5 hours. Find your free tours guide with a white flag in front of the Post Office on the Independence Square (Maidan) by the Monument with the Globe. 12 pm Free Tour covers ancient city (St.Michaels Cathedral, St.Andrews Church, St Sophia Cathedral, Golden Gate and much more. 4 pm Free Tour covers Political Quarter (Mariinskiy Park, Parliament Building, Cabinet of Ministers, House of President, House with Chimeras, Arch of Friendship and more)
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very knowledgable”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Great tour with a really friendly guide.
Even though I was the only one on this tips based tour the guide was more then happy showing me around and still had full enthusiasm. He even asked if I would like to have him walk around and translate what some of the protestors were saying and ask them questions.
He knew what he was talking about and could answer any question I threw at him.
Recommend doing this tour for sure.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank David S
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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hutchinson, Kansas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent tour of Kiev!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Victoria did a tremendous job with the noon tour. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and interesting. We got to see some of the most gorgeous parts of the city. I had a blast taking photos and learning the history to go with them. You know how some tour guides give boring, dry facts? This wasn't that; this was interesting stories. I highly recommend this tour. The best part is, you can tip as much or little as you want: just give what you felt it was worth, so no risk. But if the other guides are like Victoria, I would highly recommend this tour.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank HansMast
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Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Its free, who could want more!!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We did both tours, both were interesting, the guides were full of facts and kept it entertaining during the 2 1/2 hours of the tours. Kiev is hilly in nature, so guess what, you will been walking up and down both hills and steps. There are plenty of stops where the guides explains the attraction/area and allows you to take pictures. At the end of the tour you can tip the guide if you wish, that is how they get paid. The guide will also answer any questions you have, give you suggestions on restaurants etc.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Goodandhard
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Unreliable.. better to browse on your own with a book or find another tour”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Noon tour: guide was not very enthusiastic, started the tour @least 40min late, ended an hr early. Totaled an 1.5hr MAX tour of the old town (despite the 3hr as advertised). The guide never even introduced himself. Positive side is the guide was informative, and we did visit the promised sites.

Afternoon tour @4pm: NO SHOW. Waited 45+min. Having been on the earlier tour, I double checked with the guide of the meeting location for the 4pm tour, hence I knew exactly where we were supposed to wait. No flag, no guide, no sign, just rain and others hoping to be on the tour waiting. Gave it another shot a few days later, same thing. Only difference is there was a guy (whether official or not) approaching randomly to the "looks-like-tourists", confirming with them the cancellation of the Free Tour due to a very sick guide that could not show.

One would think that such a highly ranked company on Tripadvisor would run systematically, and have more than one guide for each tour. But I now learned that it is not the case. If it wasn't for the guy/guide informing me of the cancellation, I would've wasted another 45min away.

Unreliable, and definitely not recommendable, I think @least until the company does something about the consistent no show game. Ones who have plenty of time to spare in Kiev, sure it would be your choice to try your luck.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank babaa
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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for a free tour!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had Ludmillia as our guide and she was very sweet and helpful, and happy to answer lots of questions. We were lucky it was a small group so got lots of attention. The walk is white long (2.5) hours in total but a good way to see the sights of the old city and main attractions. She told us that the afternoon tour guide would probably not go ahead. A couple of other people on the tour told us the guide didn't turn up the day before either so it sounds like this is a regular occurrence - but how can you complain when it's a free tour?

Visited September 2013
Thank AmandaI2913
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