Kievan Rus Park Private Tour from Kiev

Day Trips & Excursions in Kyiv

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from$37.68
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Travel back in time to ancient Kiev on a day trip to the Kievan Rus Park. The architecture of the park reflects the history and culture of Kiev in the 10th - 13th centuries. Imagine what life was like thousands of years ago, experience traditions, sport, music, dance, food, and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the park.
Your private driver will meet you at reception of your hotel at either 10:00 am or 12:00 pm depending on what time you decide to start the tour. After a one hour drive, arrive at The Kievan Rus Park, located in the Kopachiv village, which is about  30 miles (52 km) from Kiev. Once through the park's massive entrance gates, complete with watch towers, immerse yourself in the genuine medieval atmosphere, and explore what life was like here in the 10th - 13th centuries.During a 45-minute tour of the park’s grounds, learn about the culture, history, and traditions of ancient Kiev. Inside the park, you will see a large stadium, which holds sporting tournaments and musical performances. Explore exhibitions of ancient weapons, armour, and medieval shipbuilding, and on weekends, watch ancient traditions come alive with equestrian performances, medieval sport, folk dances and national ceremonies.During your 3-hours of free time, explore the park on your own. Enjoy traditional cuisine in one of the open-air cafes, participate in the various workshops or activities like: horseback riding, archery, or crossbow, or take a seat in the main stadium to watch one of the cultural performances (food, drinks and other activities are not included in the cost of the tour). Don't forget your camera and some spending money to take photos in traditional costumes, and purchase handmade souvenirs and gifts.At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the hotel at around 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm depending on your start time.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Panoramic tour of the park's territory
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minibus

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities in the park:
  • Horse riding – 1-3 Euro/one round (depending on the horse breed)
  • Archery – 3 Euro/15 shots
  • Throwing knives – 1 Euro/ 5 shots
  • Coinage – 1 Euro/1 coin
  • Photo session in medieval costumes – 3 Euro/person
  • Slavic calligraphy – 2-5 Euro/1 diploma (depending on the size)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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