That's why I started a career as a tour guide in Kyiv.
My Mom, my Grandma, my grandparents were born in Kyiv, so I have a lot of family stories to make the city more emotional and close for you. You will feel how the life was and is going on in Kyiv. It happened so that Kyiv history was my hobby since middle school, so I am the happiest person in the world as my hobby became my profession.
If you want to have something unique in the tour, just let me know what to tell.
If you are a doctor, I will tell you some medical stories (have you known that one of the legendary cardiac surgeons Amosov was working in my city?)
If you are a pilot I have interesting stuff for you too (have you known that the first loop was made in Kyiv more than a century ago? That Igor Sikorsky was born here and made his first helicopter in Kyiv?)
If you are an engineer, have you known that the first electricity tram in Russian Empire (the second in Europe) was opened in here in XIX century. That Evgeny Paton (a legend in electric welding) was working a lot here.
Just try me - I promise I will find some information that will impress exectly you! :)
I have been working as a tour guide since 2007 and I still enjoy my job very much, and I am trying to find more and more interesting facts about my unique Kyiv. I hope you will believe me that Kyiv is one of the best cities in the world, and you will love it as I do :)
My love to Kyiv is so big that I was doing the tours up till the last weeks of my pregnancy, and I returned back when my child was only two months :) When I travel I am trying to find pieces of Kyiv and Ukraine in other countries. Probably I can tell you something about your country and your city from Kyiv side :)
Come and we will have fantastic walk, I promise!
So I will be glad to meet you in Kyiv with all your needs and all your looking fors. I will do my best.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had booked 2 tours with Hanna i.e. the Maidan and Kiev full city. They both kind of blended into 2 days of bliss. Hanna is a joy to be with.. passionate, friendly, accommodating and immensely knowledgeable. Whether it's history or architecture, food or culture she delivers it all in a manner that never felt forced. She loves her city and we went by bus and underground to intensely interesting places. We even got out to Babi Yar. As she walked away you felt a sense of loss...someone else's lucky turn!!!
Profecional tour guide since 2007.
I work with tourists, christian piligrim groups, jewish community
I am not a driver. But I can arrange for a separate car and driver