What to do in Kyiv?

City Tours

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5 hour tour of Kyiv

Highlighting HBO filming locations, buildings identical to Pripyat and Soviet architecture

MOST POPULAR CHOICE!

This tour starts in the heart of Kyiv, and will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete, traffic dependant.

We start at the National Museum of Chernobyl, a place we highly recommend you visit either before or after the tour.

After meeting we have a short trip to a swimming pool that is the exact same design as the famous pool in Pripyat.

We then make our way around different districts of Kyiv, seeing many buildings and locations used in the HBO Chernobyl series (including Hospital 126, Communist Party HQ and more), along with Soviet buildings, mosaics, and buildings of the same design as you see in Pripyat.

We will finish the tour back at the Chernobyl Museum in Podil.


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Private E-Scooter Tour

Maximise your city sightseeing

Our guided e-scooter tours are the perfect way to explore Kyiv. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and definitely the coolest way to travel around the city. Our guides are friendly and will make you feel welcome as you scoot with us.

The routes we take have been carefully chosen to show you the key sites of the city whilst making as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle and pedestrian network.

You’ll see Kyiv’s superb architecture and take in stunning scenery from carefully chosen viewpoints. We will not overload you with historical facts and figures but instead our guides will entertain you with tales of modern day Kyiv and Ukraine. Find out how the city has changed in recent years and what makes it so unique today!


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Kyiv Old Town 3 hour private walking tour

Is it your first time in Kyiv and are you limited in time?

Kyiv is over 1500 years old, and it is one of the largest and greenest cities in Europe!

In just 3 hours you will visit must-see sites, some of which are on the UNESCO list.


ScootKyiv Group Tours

ScootKyiv is brand new for 2020. Our mission is to provide fun, safe and high quality e-scooter guided sightseeing tours and scooter rentals around Kyiv. Our friendly guides have been chosen for their passion for Kyiv and their ability to tell you the stories you won’t find in the guidebooks. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and a great way to maximise your city sightseeing. We make as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle network, quiet roads and fantastic city parks to get close to all of the key sites around the city. You will cover far more ground than on a traditional walking tour without the risk of getting caught in the traffic jams on a car based tour. We look forward to having you come scoot with us 🙂

Mention Contamination Zone to receive a discount 🙂


Drinking

Queens Pub

Queens Pub is a great little pub, in a good location. The staff tend to speak English, and even if the first person doesn’t – their colleague almost certainly will. They have English menus available. This place with its attentive table service is a favourite with the Contamination Zone team and we can be found here quite often 🙂

Mention “Charlie Tango-Chernobyl” for 15% discount if you have 10 or more people !


Barduck

Thought Coyote Ugly was crazy? Wait until you visit Barduck!

Barduckis a place where everyone can relax to the fullest.

Barduck will provide you with everything you need for this: show your strength in arm wrestling competitions at our professional table, play with friends in Mortal Kombat on Sega Mega Drive and PS3, play board games, try the most extreme cocktails from menu, SHOT SETS, cider and punch. There’s even more crazy things that happen here, you will have to visit to find out 🙂


Drunk Cherry

A small bar with so many great drinks – flavours you will never have tried before. Another must-visit bar, to enter you go up the steps to the back yard and then turn left where you will see it.


Pink Freud

Pink Freud is a cocktail bar in the cozy courtyard of Podil. In our list you will find exclusive signature cocktails from the masters of mixology – the science of combining tastes.
We create cocktails that surprise and make you happier. Quality ingredients and the art of creating flavor are our strong points. Your good mood is our vocation.
Drop into Grandpa Freud’s therapeutic space for cocktail therapy!


Urban Grill Meat & Cider

This place is awesome.

24-hour grill bar in the heart of Podil.

Meat & home-made cider for you and your friends.


Bilyi Nalyv

Hot dogs, pies and oysters – with cider and tinctures.

Bilyi Nalyv is a place devoted to our little sins, temptation and bon appetite.

Just let yourself feel the desire that occurs when you think about a glass of cold apple cider.

We pour the cider out of the barrels located under the ceiling. The show-pouring looks like this: a powerful meter flow of cider is broken down, the drink is filled with oxygen and you sea seductive foam, and the taste becomes really rich.

We appreciate your time and your choice, so we have only two rules:

  • any product or drink costs 1 euro.
  • you will get your order in 3 minutes.

Eating

Mitla

If you are tired of city bustle and everyday worries – come to our place. At the door you will be greeted by the hostess, Solokha, who will offer you a place for comforting stay with pleasure, where you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of modern Ukrainian past and you will feel the true racy of Ukrainian comfort.

Here you will try delicious home-style Ukrainian cooking, which is various salads, homemade pickles, varenyky, deruny, homemade sausages, pancakes, tasty carps in sour cream, juicy veal and this is just a small list of our delicious menu. The taste and size of dishes will satisfy the requirements of a real gourmet, and the quality of service and prices will pleasantly surprise you.


Gorchitsa Café

This place is a personal favourite and is a superb small location to come and eat. The prices are very good but the establishment looks like a very high end place to eat. You must try the duck!


Last Barricade

Ostannya Barykada – is an art and gastronomic space, a meeting place of free people – new generation, born with three modern Ukrainian revolutions: Student Revolution 1990, Orange Revolution 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan) 2014.

Ostannya Barykada is a place for people who are ready to defend their values, take responsibility and change the country.

Ostannya Barykada  is 100% Ukrainian gastronomy and the first 100% Ukrainian bar.

Boritesya – poborete! Fight and win! 

How to Find: Enter the Globus shopping centre and locate the lift at the circular atrium end. In the lift press the button marked ‘OB’. Enter the shop and give the password ‘Boritesya-poborete!’


Dogs and Tails

Apparently, the name means hotDOGS and cockTAILS – a great place with both the right spirits and proper food: appetizers, main dishes and – surprise – ONLY two desserts. 

The place is housed in a former cinema hall from 1922. The conserved ancient turquoise ceiling is part of the lofty design here – pure harmony!

The place works from noon till the last visitor. No breakfasts, but traditional recipe hot dogs from all over the world and new ones, invented here in Kyiv.