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“Fun ride”
Review of Kiev Funicular

Kiev Funicular
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$45.00*
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Private City Tour of Kiev
Ranked #1 of 13 Transportation in Kiev
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fun ride”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

A unique way to go up and down in downtown Kyiv from one the waterfront to the top. Cheap price and quick way to go!

Visited July 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Love this piece of history in Kiev”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is so nice to descend the hill from St. Sophia to Podil. For a mere pennies you can be transported back in time!

Visited July 2014
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chur
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“closed in July and August”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was disappointed to find the funicular closed in July. It seems a strange time to do renovation work. But then again, there were very few tourists in Kiev due to the ongoing troubles in the country.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Being renovated July and August 2014”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to try it out and it is closed for renovations over July and August (possibly September) 2014

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Short but sweet”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Yes, this is a short but very inexpensive ride about 15 UAH , less than 15 cents USF or Canadian.
It may not be worthwhile as making this your sole destination in the area but cobble it in with strolls on the lower part and higher part of town and it makes for a very nice afternoon.
This is not a wow factor ride, it is an simple old historical funicular, housed in a unique architectural area. It sets the tone for one of the many flavours of old Kyiv.
I have sampled funiculars in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Wellington NZ and more. This is by far the shortest and the cheapest and in the end I am happy I went on it.
As for the drivers of these two funiculars that pass each other midway... I think I would go a bit loopy if I had to do that job every day. The only way to survive that job is to zone out a bit. I think these ladies have done just that.
Enjoy,

Visited June 2014
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