Kiev Adventure Info Guide for Tourists to Ukraine
The capital city of Ukraine, Kiev (also known as Kyiv), offers plenty of opportunities for adventures for every traveler. It is a beautiful historical city with UNESCO-listed churches and amazing architecture telling stories of Kievan Rus.
On the other hand, Kiev has young neighbourhoods showing its future direction. Our Kiev tours will show you places away from the tourist crowds and thus let you see Kyiv in a different light – why not on bike, on foot, or even on kayak?
Trukhaniv Island is a little piece of party heaven, situated on the Dnieper River, opposite from the Podil neighbourhood. It is a place where you can find the best beach party in the summer in the entire city.
It is usually crowded with hot Ukrainian girls in their bikini, sipping their drink in one of the many beach clubs.
Swimming pools, beach, cocktails, sun, and all kind of sport facilities are what makes this place the top spot for beach party in a hot summer day.
Various events and organised parties almost every day may serve as an invitation to this unique place.
See Kiev City Landmarks Adventure
With our tour guide, all important landmarks and interesting travel attractions in this beauty on the Dnieper River. Kiev is full of exquisite architecture and impressive monuments. During your guided tour, you will be shown all of them according to your your choices.
Some of those are Saint Sophia Cathedral, Saint Andrew’s Church, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, The Church of the Savior at Berestovo, the Motherland Monument in Kiev, National Art Museum, The Church of the Tithes, Pyrohiv, the Golden Gates of Kiev, Ukraine National Chernobyl Museum, the A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden and many, many more.
Chernobyl is a unique and once in a lifetime experience only a short drive from the capital. It is located around 130 kilometers north of Kiev. Its name will surely remind you of the worst disasters in the history of mankind.
April 26, 1986, was the day when an explosion at the nuclear plant in Pripyat, village nearby, destroyed the fourth reactor of the nuclear complex.
This incident represents the largest nuclear disaster in history. Huge quantities of radioactive materials were released into the air and spreaded around not only the area and Ukraine, but also neighbouring countries and the continent.
The environment was damaged. People who lived in the area were forced to leave their home, plenty of them ended up harmed by the radioactivity.
More than 100 thousand people in total were forced to relocate. Nowadays, the 30-kilometer radius of the explosion remains guarded as the exclusion zone with limited access for the public.
The abandoned area today looks nothing like a liveable neighbourhood in once used to be. Decaying buildings and ruins taken by nature is all what is left.
Adventure tours with aspects of extreme and adrenaline are fast growing tourist attractions among both Ukrainians and foreign travellers.
Our shooting tours are a perfect and original experience for you to get some special memories of the place in a different way.
Our clients are escorted to a shooting range in the outskirts of Kiev, where they learn about the use of firearms, safely and professionally. The supervision of qualified instructors and professionals will turn their practise shooting into a lifetime fun experience.
Try shooting with the legendary Soviet weapons such as the AK-47, AKM, Kalashnikov LMG. You will love the world-famous American weapons such as the M16 rifle, M-4 carbine, and Dragunov sniper rifle, as well as the amazing Ukrainian semi-automatic Z-10 rifle.
On the top, our clients can try the F-500 pump-action shotguns, Makarov pistols, CZ-75 Fort Revolvers, Fort-21, Glock-17, and small-caliber Margolin and Taurus pistols if they wish to.
Army Tank Driving Adventure
Another brilliant and unique experience, almost one of its kind in Ukraine, is our Army Tank Driving tour! Come back to the childhood dreams and turn yourself into a tank driver.
Like almost every child, you will spend hours behind the “wheel” and be the one who leads the way. With our adventure tours, you will be introduced to the real thing. Let your childhood games come to life!
We will accompany you accompany through the whole process, from learning how to drive to driving a real T-62 Soviet tank.
Embrace the jaw-dropping sensation while driving this 40 ton beast with its 39-litre and 580 horsepower engine. Prepare for the wave of adrenaline as you master the wheel. Run over couple of junk cars prepared for the occasion and feel the power!
Flying an Aircraft Adventure
Like many of us, you are probably used to flying on a large passenger aircraft. But a small place, that is something different!
Embrace the feeling of unity with the sky and the ability to take the whole thing in your hands. Enjoy the visibility from both sides as you will be flying with an open aircraft, just like trike, paratrike or a balloon.
It’s almost like you are touching the clouds. Fly over the horizon and to the infinity of the sky. Take your friends or family and enjoy this while where the time will feel like it stopped for a moment. Let all the problems and worries behind you and let yourself loose.
We can easily customise your needs and arrange the best experience for everyone. Choose from a balloon, trikes, airplane or even a helicopter and you will never forget your time up in the air.
Kyiv Helicopter Tour Adventure
All travellers to Kiev are welcome to our special experience. Ever wondered how this beautiful metropolis looks like from the air?
Let’s find out! We will give you the opportunity to see Kiev from the bird’s eye perspective, which will give you the unique possibility of exploring this city on a completely different level.
Admire Kiev’s most beautiful landmarks from a special angle and enjoy the freedom and speed you will simply love! Find the famous Dnipro River running through the city, explore the vastness of local lush parks and bask in the panorama view over the city.
The helicopter flight will let you explore both the northern and southern suburbs of the city, gorgeous view of the Kiev Sea as well as the city centre and its sights.
The speed and convenience of the flight will allow you to see everything you probably wouldn’t be able to see during the walking tour.
Hot Balloon Tour Adventure
Apart from the helicopter, we also offer you the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience and fly over the Ukrainian capital in a hot air balloon.
Kiev will open up in front of you and, again, you will be able to touch the sky like a bird and see everything from a bird’s perspective.
The basket of a balloon is a perfect and comfortable place for those, who do not prefer the speed. During the excursion, the basket will land on water in the middle of Dnipro River.
The professional staff will make sure that you are safe and sound. Hot air balloon is an original and unique way you will instantly fall in love with.
MUSEUM OF STRATEGIC MISSILE FORCES
The Museum of Strategic Missile Forces is situated on the border of Kirovohradska and Mykolayivska districts. For a long time, the Soviet period, this missile base was close to the public. It used to be managed by the 46th Red Flag Division of the Nijniodniprovska Missile Order.
Visitors will have the chance to see the facility will have the chance to see the most powerful missile of USSR, the R-36M2 “Governor”.
It was nicknamed “Satan” and represented terror for the USA and the entire world! In the past, the SS-24 “Scalpel” silo-based missile was also based here.
Nowadays, displays of rocket engines, mock nuclear warheads and auxiliary vehicles are available on site for visitors to see.
Pyrohiv, also known as Pirogov, is an open-air museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine. It originally used to be a village south of Kiev.
Nowadays it is a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital. The word pyrohiv is actually a word for a “pie”, although the meaning has probably little to nothing to do with the place.
The museum was founded in 1969 and showcases more than 300 examples of folk architecture, carefully resembling the Ukrainian heritage.
You can explore more than 40 thousand items of traditional culture there, including household items, costumes, ceramics, handicrafts, woodwork, glassware, old textiles, instruments and paintings.
National Opera of Ukraine
First established in 1867, the National Opera House of Ukraine represents the third oldest Opera houses in the country (after Odessa and Lviv).
The Opera House is named after Taras Schevchenko. It is a beautiful architectural masterpiece made by an architect Victor Schröter.
Its first performance took place on November 8th 1867 and this day remains a city holiday. Every traveller visiting Kiev should go to see a performance in the National Opera of Ukraine at least once.
Places Further From Kiev Adventure
Carpathian Mountains are a very popular place for all nature lovers. They are considered to be the Green Pearl of the country.
It is one of the most famous nature attractions with resorts and tourist centers in Ukraine. Carpathian Mountains offer beautiful blend of natural areas, forests, shepherds, meadows, and traditional houses, all in harmony with nature. Ant the harmony is what makes this place so wonderful and appealing to all tourists!
The Carpathian Mountains towering up in the western corner of the country are not only perfect for hiking, but also ideal for all winter sports, skiing included. Although you might think that Ukraine is not much of a winter destination, it is quite the opposite.
All ski lovers will fall in love with Carpathian ski slopes. Getting popular not only among locals, but gaining more popularity even among foreign tourists, Carpathian are a worth the trip.
Skiing, ski jumping and all other fun activities on snow are backed up with cozy traditional village accommodation creating the charming atmosphere of Ukrainian winter.
Synevyr is a National Park and and also the largest lake in Carpathian Mountains, located in Zakarpattia region. The Synevyr Lake is situated at an elevation of incredible 989 metres above sea level.
The lake dates back to the post-ice age. The water level of the lake fluctuates by several meters and its maximum depth is around 20 metres.
The lake is also surrounded by a lush forest, which is more than 150 years old. The Synevyr National Park was established in 1974 and cover a total area of around 40 thousands square meters.
Synevyr National Park offers various fauna and flora, but one of the main attractions are brown bears living there.
Pochayiv Lavra is a gorgeous monastery situated in Ternopil Oblast (region). It used to serve as the spiritual centre for the Orthodox flow in Western Ukraine.
The monastery is located on the top of the hill in Pochayiv town and it is dating back to 1527.
The Pochayiv Lavra is appealing thanks to its architecture, especially the lofty towers and exterior signalising the transition from baroque to neoclassicism.
Another great attraction for all adventure seekers are the Catacombs in Odessa. The secret network of tunnels under the city of Odessa in Ukraine used to serve for various purposes.
This mysterious place were constructed as a result of severe stone mining in the beginning. Late on, there were cases of smuggling as well.
The Catacombs have three levels with the maximum depth of 60 metres below the sea level. There are several stories and legends being told about the place, as well as rumours about secret parties happening underground.
The Potemkin Stair is a giant staircase in Odessa, Ukraine. Apart from being the entrance to the city from the ocean side, it is also one of the official symbols of Odessa.
The Stairs reaching 142 metres used to have various names, but were finally named after the Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin in 1955.
The Steps gained its popularity mainly thanks to a silent film called The Battleship Potemkin from 1925. Today, the first step is 21.7 metres wide, while the last step is only 12,5 metres wide – showing how narrod the staircase gets while climbing up.
Castle de la Fartin Polish is a vast castle complex situated in the village called Pidhirtsi nearby the city of Lviv, Ukraine. Pidhirtsi Castle is luxurious, fortified palace in Renaissance style.
Thanks to its perfect preservation, it belongs to one of the most popular castles in Ukraine. History of this elegant place dates back to the 17th century.
The luxurious palace was heavily fortified by strong walls and deep moat to protect the place from enemies.
By the end of the 19th century, the situation looked back. Its owners neglected the castle badly and it had to go through a reconstruction. Nowaday, both the interior and the exterior look wonderful and attract tourists from all over the world.
The fortification complex of The Khotyn Fortress is situated on the right bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn – Chernivtsi Oblast in the western part Ukraine. It is a large tourist attraction as it also belongs among the biggest wonders of Ukraine.
The Fortress looks magnificent, its towers are over 40 metres high.
The beginning of the construction dates back to the 10th century when it used to serve for Kievan Rus and its Prince Volodymyr as his border construction.
Nowaday, it is an important cultural centre of the country, representing both French and English styles of castles.
Arboretum Sofiyivka is a botanical garden and a scientific-researching institute belonging to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The garden is located in the north of the Uman city in central part of Ukraine. The park is very popular, each year there is about half a million tourists visiting.
The part covering around one square mile reminiscence a style of an English garden. The arboretum as such dates back to 1991, although the landmark itself gathered people fond of gardening since the beginning of the 19th century.
There is more than two thousand local and exotic trees, including gingko, tulip tree and Weymouth Pine.
There is several sights, including for instance the House of Science Art, the smaller Geneva lake with a fountain in its centre called “Snake” or a Flora Pavilion.