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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

The most complete Kiev private tour to the places of Jewish heritage.

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• Learn about the Kiev Jewish community life from the ancient times till now.
• Have a look at the city sights, the construction of which was sponsored by the Jewish patrons of the 19th century.
• Visit the main Kiev synagogues and honor the place of the Holocaust tragedy - Babi Yar.

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Jews have been living in Kiev almost from the moment of its foundation. The first document mentioning Kiev was the 10th century letter written in Hebrew. And in the 15th century, so many Jewish sages lived there that the saying “Teaching comes from Kiev” appeared.

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Those times left no traces, but many architectural sights of modern Kiev appeared thanks to Jewish patrons and architects in the 19th century.

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Nowadays, Kiev houses three active synagogues, and the Jewish Community Center. Moreover, the first post-Soviet memorial center of the Holocaust will start its work at the place of the tragedy in Babi Yar ravine in 2021.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned car (or mini-bus)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of Historical Treasures
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
  • Entry/Admission - Besarabsky Market
  • Entry/Admission - Babi Yar Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Brodsky Synagogue
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Sholem Aleichem Museum
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Stop At: Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, 9 Lavrska Str aka 21 Ivan Mazepa Street, Kiev Ukraine

At the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine you can see a collection of the 19th century Jewish ceremonial silver, which was considered lost for a long time. One of the collection’s main elements is the unique Torah Crown made in 1875. Its size, excellence and rich décor make it world-unrivalled.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sholem Aleichem Museum, 5 Chervonoarmiyska Street, Kiev Ukraine

Many famous Jewish industrialists, scientists, writers, and artists worked in Kiev. The Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir and the pianist Vladimir Horowitz were born here, writers Sholem Aleichem and Isaak Babel as well as merchants Lazar Brodsky and Lev Ginzburg also lived in Kiev.

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YOU WILL VISIT:

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• Golda Meir's House

You will see the place where the famous politician, the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir spent her childhood. The woman who played a crucial role in the creation of the state of Israel had started her life journey here.

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• Sholem Aleichem Museum

You will visit Sholem Aleichem’s Kyiv apartment, where he had been living for 7 years. These walls witnessed the creation of “Menachem Mendel”, “In a small world of little people”, “New Kasrilovka", and some stories from “Tevye the Milkman.”

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The exhibition shows the writer’s life and works, as well as many wonderful exhibits of traditional Jewish life. You will plunge into the spiritual and material culture of the Jewish people in those times.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Besarabsky Market, Besarabska Square, Kiev Ukraine

Thanks to Jewish patrons and architects, the Bessarabian market, the Opera House, the Operetta Theater, the National Art Museum, the Teacher’s House and many other buildings appeared on the Kiev map.

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Bessarabian Market is a unique phenomenon! You will learn the stories of the Jews whose smart decisions helped to transform this place from a littered waste land into the most elite and expensive Ukrainian market.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Babi Yar Memorial, Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev Ukraine

Babi Yar is one of the most famous places in the world associated with the Holocaust tragedy. Nowadays, a memorial sign is set up, and by 2021, the first post-Soviet memorial center of the Holocaust will have been built there. Nearby are the remains of the 19th century Jewish cemetery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Brodsky Synagogue, Rustaveli Shota vul. 13, Kiev 01001 Ukraine

The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kiev (1897)

Duration: 30 minutes

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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