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I did a 3-hour tour with Sviatoslava. She is the manager of this tour agency. She is wonderful... read more

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Falling in love with Kiev!

I asked a private guided tour last week. This was my first visit to Kiev, Ukraine. Before coming... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

I asked a private guided tour last week. This was my first visit to Kiev, Ukraine. Before coming the city, I had no knowledge about the capital and the country except for Chernobyl, Euromaidan, Holodomor and so on. Ms. Slava, a friendly tour guide, took me several places such as Maidan, St. Michael’s Cathedral, St. Sophia’s Cathedral and Golden Gate. She also took me to some murals, including famous one and unknown one. Additionally, although I don’t remember its name, an Ukrainian restaurant she took me and had a lunch together was so excellent!! Through the tour, three and a half hours, I learned not only the hidden stories on the landmarks, but also how Ukrainian people loved their own land and tried to make the society better. Now I want to learn about Ukraine more, thus her guide has developed my intellectual curiosity. I appreciate especially the point. Excellent tour to learn and explore the city!!

宿泊したホステルを通じて個人ガイドを依頼。やってきたスラバさんは非常に社交的で親しみやすい人柄。日本語は話さないものの日本びいきな方で、3時間半が足早に過ぎました。2014 年に起きた、大統領退陣を促したデモの舞台となった広場や大聖堂、壁画などを探索。街の概要を知るのにとても良い。料金は私の場合55ユーロでした。ウクライナの事をもっと学んだ上で、再訪した際はまたガイドをお願いしたいと思います。彼女のガイドを経験した人なら誰もが、ウクライナについてもっと知りたくなるでしょう。おすすめのレストランも教えてくれます。

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

Dear June, (I hope I spelled it right)
Thank you for being on my tour :)
And thank you for your warm words!
Looking forward for you to come back in Ukraine ;)

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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Olga for a great tour of Lavra! We had a great time exploring the area, seeing the miniature museum and a fantastic lunch with traditional Ukrainian food. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in Ukrainian history and seeing one of the main sites in the city!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Svyatoslava1, Owner at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Dear Tom,

Thank you much for your review!
We would be glad to see you back in Kyiv ;)

Olga and Slava

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Reviewed March 29, 2019

This tour company was selected for us by our company (we were on a business trip and wanted to see Kiev)
We had three tours - each lasting all day - with Kiev Friendly Tours. There were 3-5 people in our group each day. Had our own driver in a comfortable van, very comfortable company.
The owner of the company speaks perfect English AND is a native of Kiev - huge pluses.
And she obviously understands how to give an excellent tour - well picked sights, in depth knowledge of the history and context of each sit, able to adapt to any pace (we wanted more time at some locations than others and she didn't freak out or force us to stick to her schedule). The first day we went to Maidan square and she related the whole story - so timely! She was actually in Kiev at the time of events - so even more compelling to hear about it. Also excellent visit to Chernobyl museum - and she had a separate EXTREMELY knowledgable guide waiting for us there - SO GREAT! She picked really cool restaurants (Kanapa, Spotykach) and sites. HIGHEST RATING for tours - this company has it all worked out.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Svyatoslava1, Owner at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Dear Steve,


Thank you so much for your review!
We already miss you, Ruby and Valentine.
Thank you for being with us! You are great people ;)
Wish you all yhr best and hole youll remember time in Kyiv with warm heart.

Slava and Olga

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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Thanks to kyivfriendly.com for great tour through bars and clubs in Kyiv. It was amazing three hours with guide Olga who did great job guiding through Kyiv and giving useful information about this city. Thanks Olga

Date of experience: March 2019
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Svyatoslava1, Владелец at Kiev Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Dear Dainis,

Thank you for choosing us!
We hope to see you back in Kyiv ;)

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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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