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Ukraine Through Wine & Food

Kiev, Ukraine

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Experience hosted by Olena

3 hours
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Russian, Ukrainian

What you'll do

See the best & feel the real taste of Kyiv!

We will start from Mikhailovskaya Square and proceed to some of the most picturesque and interesting objects around, such as Glass Bridge, St.Volodymyr hill, Landscape Alley, Andriyivsky Uzviz (or Vozdvyzhenka), and then to historical district full of modern vibes called Podil. Our final destination will be a cool wine bar where only local wines and snacks are served.

On the way you'll find out a lot of new things about Ukrainian past and present, and especially about Ukrainian food & drink scene. No, it's not about borsh and vareniki, but more about what Ukrainians eat and drink today. All the venues we will visit will be the 'hidden gems' - where locals go.

Also along the route I will tell you about other tasty and affordable places worth of your visiting, and in the end I'll send you a file with all the recommendations. Of course, the list won't be full 'cause there are so many great bars and restaurants to try in Kyiv today. But at least you'll know where to go for a lunch or dinner during your stay. I can guarantee that all the places will be cool and affordable.

Be aware that the excursion includes a lot of walking! But we can make it shorter or longer, depending on your wishes. It will be full of impressions an
Other things to note
Drinks and food are not included in the price. It's up to you to decide what you want to choose and pay for. But since all the places we'll visit are those for locals, you can be sure they won't be expensive. Normally the route includes 2-3 places to visit where you'll spend around 100-300 UAH each.
See the best & feel the real taste of Kyiv!

We will start from Mikhailovskaya Square and proceed to some of the most picturesque and interesting objects around, such as Glass Bridge, St.Volodymyr hill, Landscape Alley, Andriyivsky Uzviz (or Vozdvyzhenka), and then to historical district full of modern vibes called Podil. Our final destination will be a cool wine bar where only local wines and snacks are served.

On the way y…

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Meet your host, Olena

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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My name is Lena & I’m a versatile person: ex-journalist, avid traveler (and AirBnB fan), SMM guru, runner, licensed skydiver and wine enthusiast. One day I want to become a pilot and get my own winery. Meanwhile I’ve been exploring winemaking, and Ukraine now is one of the best places to do this. You haven’t ever heard about Ukrainian wines? I’m not surprised: the story is just beginning right now. And it’s exciting! I’m sure that in a few years – or decades – wines from Ukraine will be known in all Europe or probably the whole world. So be among the firsts to try them. And accompany your tasting with Ukrainian oysters (!), snails (!!) or other modern foods that are popular here now. I bet: you’re going to love the Experience!
My name is Lena & I’m a versatile person: ex-journalist, avid traveler (and AirBnB fan), SMM guru, runner, licensed skydiver and wine enthusiast. One day I want to become a pilot and get my own winery. Meanwhile I’ve been exploring winemaking, and Ukraine now is one of the best places to do this. You haven’t ever heard about Ukrainian wines? I’m not surprised: the story is just beginning right now. And it’s exciting! I’m sure that in a few years – or decades – wines from Ukraine will be known in…
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Where you'll be

ATTN! All the places are very picturesque, get your camera ready!
- Mikhailovskaya Square;
- Glass Bridge;
- St.Volodymyr Hill;
- Landscape Sculpture Alley;
- Andriyivsky Uzviz;
- One or another (or a few) bar, cafe or restaurant 'only for locals';
- Vozdvyzhenka;
- Podil from Kontraktova to Poshtova square;
- Dnypro river embankment;
- Very special bar with only Ukrainian wines and snacks.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Michael
October 2020
Lena provided a great experience. Very knowledgeable and personable in presenting facts of wines, foods and several historical features of the area. I really appreciated Lena going above and beyond and providing me with other information and guidance of areas of interest around Kiev. I recommend this experience for anyone visiting Kiev.
Lena provided a great experience. Very knowledgeable and personable in presenting facts of wines, foods and several historical features of the area. I really appreciated Lena go…
Marissa
March 2020
Amazing experience. Lena was so wonderful. I did this on my first day in Kyiv, so she explained different parts of the city and it’s history which helped me get around in the remainder of my trip. She has a real passion for the city and wine. There was the super natural wine festival the night we did my tour and she was sweet enough to invite me to tag along with her and her friends. It was a really special experience! Thank you! Would recommend to anyone who likes wine and Kyiv.
Amazing experience. Lena was so wonderful. I did this on my first day in Kyiv, so she explained different parts of the city and it’s history which helped me get around in the remai…
Eirik
February 2020
Lena was very friendly and easy going. We had a great time. First we went walking through some of the most historic areas of the city. She has great historical knowledge and many interesting stories about the different places. Would recommend to anyone in Kiev!
Lena was very friendly and easy going. We had a great time. First we went walking through some of the most historic areas of the city. She has great historical knowledge and many i…
Konrad
February 2020
Excellent tour! Lena has shown us a lot of local spots, not only for wine lovers. I definitely recommend her as a guide!
Simone
February 2020
Our experience with Lena was the best thing is Kyiv! We went to a few local restaurants and tried local wine, cheese and even some oysters! I absolutely recommend Lena! It's a must do while in Kyiv.
Adam
December 2019
If you're confused about where to start touring in Kyiv, this is a great choice. Lena not only takes you past some of the big landmarks in the city, but also a little off the beaten path to see things you might miss on your own. I did this tour on my second day in the city and had already seen a thing or two on the tour, so Lena tailored our itinerary so that I could see something new. I especially liked our visit to a Ukrainian wine bar - you definitely need to hear her talk about the emerging Ukrainian wine industry!
If you're confused about where to start touring in Kyiv, this is a great choice. Lena not only takes you past some of the big landmarks in the city, but also a little off the beate…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.