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TOP 5 museums on the open air in Kyiv

TOP 5 museums on the open air in Kyiv

One of the most popular questions is “what museums to see in Kyiv”? Among others, the most popular are the museums on the open air. You can visit them all year round but the best time is from April to October. The most beautiful pictures are taken in spring with blooming flowers and in autumn with multicolored leaves. In the winter these museums have a special charm when it is snow and frost. How much does it cost? The price…

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5 Best Cathedrals You Should Visit in Kyiv

5 Best Cathedrals You Should Visit in Kyiv

Kyiv is the one the most important centers of Christianity. You can visit many churches and monasteries in the city center. Here is the list of unique cathedrals to visit. 1. St. Michael Orthodox Cathedral The cathedral is located on the territory of St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery. Archangel Michael is a heavenly patron of Kyiv. The cathedral and monastery have a long glorious and tragic history. Originally founded in the 12th century, it kept unique mosaics and frescoes. The Soviet…

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Top 11 Amazing One-day Tours from Kyiv

Top 11 Amazing One-day Tours from Kyiv

Kyiv is a good start point for traveling around Ukraine. Here you can find a list of the best one-day tours which are very popular among locals. You’ll visit interesting and unique places, find out about traditions, history, culture, and art, taste traditional Ukrainian food, enjoy beautiful panoramic views. All tours are tailor-made and can be changed according to your interests and wishes. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are offered. The price depends on the number of tourists. Let’s discover Ukraine!…

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How to get from airport Boryspil to Kyiv?

How to get from airport Boryspil to Kyiv?

There are two airports near Kyiv – Boryspil and Zhulyany. Boryspil (Borispol) is the biggest International airport located 16 km from Kyiv. Most of the flights arrive at terminal D. It takes 40-45 minutes to get to the city center by car. Pay attention, the city is very big and busy with traffic. Sometimes it can take up to two hours to get to the city center from Boryspil aiport especially in rush hours (8.00-10.00 am and 5.00-7.00 pm). If…

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10 things to do for culture lovers in Kyiv

10 things to do for culture lovers in Kyiv

Kyiv is a lively city with an active day and nightlife. Things to do in Kyiv include concerts, theater performances, modern art galleries, historical exhibitions, cinema festivals, museums, live music, restaurants, night clubs. Cultural and modern life activity is a reason to spend some more days in Kyiv. Prices for cultural events depend on the place and performance. But I can assure you that you’ll not find such reasonable prices for high quality theater performance and classical concert anywhere than…

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Top 10 stunning places must see in Kyiv

Top 10 stunning places must see in Kyiv

Kyiv is a big megalopolis, a destination for tourists who like to research old history and explore modern life. As some tourists said: “I love your city, it’s very lively”. “It’s unique and not similar to other cities”. “There are so many great panoramic views”. We’ve chosen top places must see in Kyiv and feel the spirit of our city. All recommendations are based on the experience of many travelers. 1. Maidan and Khreshcatyk Street This is downtown that keeps…

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How to plan a trip to Ukraine?

How to plan a trip to Ukraine?

Ukraine. Where is it? It takes several hours by airplane from any European cities. Some visitors said: “I saw a completely different world”. “I‘m impressed by your country, so many fascinating places”. “I’ve never thought that your history and culture are so interesting”. “I like healthy, cheap, and delicious food”. “Your country is amazing”. “No over-tourism”. “A great deal of activities”. Ukraine has a very ancient history, rich culture, modern art, special lifestyle. We propose numerous cultural, ethnographic, historical heritage,…

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About me

About me

My name is Olena Goncharuk. I am a qualified English-speaking tourist guide and a tour leader, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. I’ve been working in the tourism industry for 20 years. My job is to tell stories about history, culture, art, architecture, food, modern life. A tourist guide is a cultural ambassabor of the country. Guiding is my passion. I would like to share my knowledge and travel experience and appreciate feedback. Tourists provide different points of view, and mutual communication…

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Why do people travel?

Why do people travel?

According to UNWTO, over 1,3 billion people travel every year and the number is growing. COVID-19 lockdown has changed travel plans. Many people are waiting for opening the borders because they cannot live without travel. It’s a kind of energy which keeps life. I asked myself many times why do I love tourism and travel? Why did I choose a profession in the tourism industry? A lot of things start in our childhood and teens. I was born in 1978,…

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