Kiev Gorgeous Mansions - Private 2-Hour Tour

Explore unique architectural masterpieces during our 2-hour walking tour of the center of Kiev with a private guide. During the tour you will learn about the richest people of the 19th century and see their houses, which were preserved during the 1917 revolution and during the Second World War. If you like architecture, you will be surprised by the buildings in the styles: neo-Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Eclecticism. We will show you the palace of Empress Elizabeth, a house with frogs on the roof and find out how much Kiev real estate costs.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - The Chocolate House
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mariyinski Palace, Ullika Mikhaila Grushevskogo 5A, Kyiv (Kiev) 01008 Ukraine

    Mariyinsky Palace is the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine in Kyiv and adjoins the neo-classical building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. It is a Baroque palace on the hilly bank of the Dnipro River.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yakov Polyakov Mansion, Hrushevskoho Mykhajla vul. 22, Kyiv (Kiev) 01021 Ukraine

    The mansion of Yakov Polyakov, or the house on 22, Grushevskogo Street, in Kiev is, without a doubt, a real decoration of the street and the whole center of Kiev. It was built in 1910 by Yakov Polyakov, the son-in-law of the sugar king Lev Brodsky, and the manager of the mill on Podil.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mansion Kowalewski, 15/1 Shovkovychna Street, Kyiv (Kiev) 02000 Ukraine

    This is a large, gray building number 15. It is similar to the medieval castle, but also resembles palaces from the eastern countries, where the locals are called Arabs, so the kyivites also call it "Arabian house". It was built more than hundred years ago by architect Alyoshin, for the family of Mr. Kovalevsky.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Chocolate House, Shovkovychna vul. 17/2, Kyiv (Kiev) 01024 Ukraine

    This distinctive neo-Renaissance mansion in Kyiv's wealthy Lypky district, built in 1901, is notable for its lavish interiors. There's a small sculpture display inside, but mostly it's about viewing the palatial rooms with their meticulously carved Moorish ceilings and chandeliers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Weeping Widow Mansion, Lyuteranska vul. 23, Kyiv (Kiev) 01024 Ukraine

    Constructed in 1907 in the early Art Nouveau style by architect E. Bradtman, it was commissioned by Serhiy Arshavsky, a wealthy merchant from Poltava, who occupied it before the Bolshevik Revolution. The building earned its nickname because when it rains water pours over the woman's face on the facade, running down her cheeks like tears.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The House with Chimeras, 10 Bankova Street, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    The house is decorated with sculptures of mythical creatures and animals. In 1903, the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky builds a mansion in the Art Nouveau style from cement, which in those years was not yet used in construction. He and his family lived in this house and rented out apartments. The total area of ​​the mansion is 3300 m2. The rooms are fan-shaped, in the direction of the sun. On the ground floor, there were stables, laundries, and rooms for servants.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The National Bank of Ukraine, Instytutska vul. 9, Kyiv (Kiev) 01601 Ukraine

    The modern building of National Bank of Ukraine was built on the place of the former Office of State Commercial Bank in Kiev which was founded in 1839. For it was bought a large two-storey house belonging to Kiev nobility.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sirotkin House, Volodymyrska vul. 39/24, Kyiv (Kiev) 01001 Ukraine

    Sirotkin’s House is an architectural monument, one of the most beautiful buildings in the center of Kiev. The mansion was built in 1902 according to the project of the architect Karl Schimann in the Neo-Renaissance style. At that time, it was the tallest house in Kiev. Its height is 42.5 meters. There was electricity and elevator in the building. The mansion was built as a commercial apartment building. It housed shops, apartments, and a pharmacy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Baron Shteingel's Castle, Yaroslavov Val St., 1, Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine

    Baron Castle or the Podgorsky House was built in 1898 in the Neo-Gothic style, and was designed by N. N. Dobachevsky. It is considered a monument of architecture. The landowner Mikhail Podgorsky lived in the mansion. There are 10-room apartments on the second and third floors.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    vulytsya Mykhaila Нrushevs'kogo, 5А, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up guests from centrally located accommodations.If you are not in the center of Kyiv, we suggest a meeting at the address: 5A, Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St. - Mariyinsky Palace.We do not pick up guests from the airport. For this you need to order a separate service.
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Guide me UA - Kiev & Lviv Private Tours

Activity ID: V-102297P13

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