Kiev Metro Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kyiv

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Explore the most beautiful of Kiev’s Soviet-time metro stations on this 2-hours walking tour. With an expert guide, visit eight of the Ukrainian capital’s celebrated stations built during the Soviet period at 1960. As you lean how the lavish, subway Kiev architecture was designed to express a bright, bold new Soviet future. Admire the extravagant decor, chandeliers and sculptures at the stations, including Zoloti Vorota (Eng. Gilden Gate), with its iconic mosaics. 
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Argotour, KievMeet your guide at the Khreshchatyk station (entrance to Institutskaya str.) to begin your 2-hour tour of Kiev’s historical metro stations. Then, set off with your metro ticket to visit eight of the most interesting stations.  Head inside Khreshchatyk station is named for the Khreshchatyk street, the most central street in Kiev. The station is pylon trivault that features ceramic Ukrainian ornaments framed by metallic grills on the central hall sides of the pylons. White marble is used elsewhere, particularly for the walls and the main pylon frames. Go to, Dnipro station is named after the Dnieper River, the station consists of a semi-Estacada over the embankment highway, and then continues across the river as part of the Metro Bridge. Visit Arsenalna station was opened along with the first stage and is currently the deepest station in the world (105.5 meters  (346 ft). The escalator ride consists of two separate tunnels linked in between by a smaller hall. The ride on the escalators itself is one of the longest, up to five minutes.Next, take in the ostentatious design of Teatralna has a Rich red marble adorns thick pylons which separate the platforms from the central hall. The walls are riveted with white marble and the floor is laid with grey granite.
Learn more Universytet Station where the red marbled pylons are adorned with eight white marble busts of famous scientists and Ukrainian literature poets: T.Shevchenko, I. Franko, G.Skovoroda, N.Gogol and etc.Move on to Vokzalna Metro Station. Pylon trivault design with bright white marbled pylons and white ceramic tiles on the walls. The pylons are decorated with  bronze 8 medallions depicting the various episodes from Ukrainian and Soviet history.Shuliavska Metro Station with The mosaics of the central hall. Mosaics has a 8 meters in long and 4 meters in height and symbolised the Workers  and Plant and the Soviet Period.Lastly, visit  the Pearl of the Kiev’s Metro -  Zoloti Vorota Station what is located near the city's Golden Gate, from which the station takes its name. The Zoloti Vorota features 80 distinct mosaic pieces and images depicting the history of Kievan Rus'. In 2011, the station's mosaics were listed as "newly discovered objects of cultural heritage" by the city's Department of Cultural Heritage. The station is regarded as one of the most impressive metro stations in Europe, being placed on a list compiled by The Daily Telegraph in 2013.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Arsenalna Metro Station, KievArsenalna Metro Station Kiev Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Private walking tour by professional guide
  • Walking tour by Kiev's Metro
  • 2-hour Kiev metro station tour with an expert local guide
  • Visit eight of the most intriguing Kiev stations: Khreshchatyk, Dnipro, Arsenalna, Teatralna, Universitet, Vokzalna, Shuliavska, Zoloti Vorota
  • See iconic Soviet-era architecture alongside lavish mosaics, sculptures, marble and ceramic.

What’s not included

  • Metro ticket (about 0.20 cents)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Argotour
  • Entry/Admission - Arsenalna Metro Station

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Instant Confirmation
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