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A safe and pleasant weekend getaway in Ukraine

Safely visiting Ukraine as a tourist in the summer of 2020 was possible thanks to Sviata and Olga... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2020
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Mezhyhirya Residence Tour - ‘The Palace of Corruption’

The delightful and hugely knowledgable Slava, the owner of Kyiv Friendly Tours and our guide to the... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

This is my second time visiting Kyiv and I can say this Touring Agency as well as our guides were awesome. Right from the get go, after arriving by train from Lviv to Kyiv our transfers were there on time to greet the six of us traveling together. This was a big concern for us as we are seniors. The drivers they use are also very cautious and courteous and we were lucky enough to have them there at our very early departure a few days later. And I mean early!!! We booked our first tour which was a walking tour where we visited many many highlights of this beautiful city. Olga was prompt, very knowledgeable and also concerned about our needs as seniors and because we were a large group would stop and answer questions as they came up. I won't go into all the sites that we saw, but please do take her recommendations on places to eat. Amazing!!! Next day we visited the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and Olga encouraged us to see the catacombs. Don't be intimidated as this was a wonderful experience and not anything like Rome's catacombs. Third day was booked with Slava and off we went to Mezhyhirya. O.K. - another amazing – don't miss seeing how “The Rich & Famous” live. Thank you all at the Kiev Friendly Tours – AMAZING!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Svyatoslava1, Owner at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your warm review! We are really happy you’ve enjoyed our service and guide’s work! We are looking forward to seeing you back again in Kyiv some day :)

Best regards, Slava and Olga

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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

I give Olga 5 stars, she was an excellent,knowledge guide in my visits to Kyiv. I will definitely recommend her for your discovery tours around the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Svyatoslava1, Owner at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your comment!
Olga sends you hugs!
From the owner of Kyiv friendly tours I want to thank you for choosing us!

We are always glad to see you back in Kyiv!

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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited the ex-president estate in early January. Our guide Olga was fantastic in providing a thorough review of the estate, plus we had round trip transportation to/from downtown Kiev. Olga was friendly, informative, and is a great guide in English. We highly recommend Kiev Friendly and Olga for anyone who wants to see not just this particular site outside Kiev, but any place in Ukraine to gain historical knowledge of a city with lots of culture and friendly people!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Svyatoslava1, Владелец at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you very much for your comment!
Olga and I are sending you hugs! We are looking forward to seeing you again in Ukraine


Best wishes,

Kiev friendly tours

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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

I’m a passionate traveler with keen interest in people, culture, lifestyle aside the natural
Beauty a place has to offer. And it’s become a practice to get a local tour guide wherever I go. Hence ‘Kiev friendly tours’ whilst in Kiev! The owner Ms. Slava is very professional, prompt and delivers what she says. My confidence in them leaped when we met Olga Karpenko our companion for three days. Lovely, lively, knowledgeable, patient are just a few words to describe Olga. Seeing and understanding Kiev through her was memorable. Anyone could show you places and sights but when you put your heart out ....that’s an experience! With her, through her..I could feel the pulse of Kiev and it still throbs in me...thank you Slava & Olga!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Svyatoslava1, Владелец at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Dear Sanju,

Thank you much for your comment! We were happy to have you on our tours! Always glad to meet you again in Ukraine ;)

Olga and Slava

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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Great tour in the very center of kiev.
Very limited in the area but still gives a good impression in history as in culture.
Get a glips of recent and long-term history.
Recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ReneM2181
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Svyatoslava1, Owner at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Dear Rene,

Thank you for your comment!
Al our tours are private and program suggested are written in a website with tour description. 3 hours Old town tour include all sights in yhe old part of the city + all sights our guest want to add or change.
We would be glad to see you back in our other tours. Thank you!

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