Kiev is the first capital of Russia and one of the greenest cities in the world. Someone comes here on business issues, someone - to watch a football match or an exhibition of famous creators. Whatever the purpose of your visit, rent a car and spend a few days exploring the city. You should definitely take a walk along Khreshchatyk - the city center, Andreevsky Descent and walk to Krasnozvezdniy Prospekt, where one of the most popular viewing platforms is located. If you are a true admirer of beautiful architecture, you should visit the Golden Gate, the House with cats, the House on Vladimirskaya street 39/24 and the Mariinsky Palace. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Bessarabka (the shortest street in Europe) and Enthusiasts Street, where houses with exclusively odd numbers are located.
IATA code: IEV
Location: 7 km from the center of Kiev
Official website: http://www.iev.aero/
Information: +380 44 585 7254
The car rental service at Zhuliany Airport is provided by Budget and Sixt. Car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall. Parking is available near the airport for up to 500 cars.
Boryspil International Airport - download scheme
IATA code: KBP
Location: 19 km from Kiev
Official website: https://kbp.kiev.ua/en/
Information: +380 44 363 7777
The following companies provide car rental services at Boryspil Airport: Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis and Sixt. Car rental desks are located in Terminal D. Several parking areas are available near the airport.
St. Lavra, 15 https://lavra.ua/
Having rented a car, go on an excursion to the most visited shrine of the city - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The unique monastery complex is of particular value for the city and country. It was here that Catherine the Second, Peter the Great, Nikolai the Second came for blessing. Within the walls of the church, the “Tale of Bygone Years” was created - the main annals of Kievan Rus. It is interesting that the most valuable treasures lie not in the walls of the laurel, but at a depth of 5-15 meters. In the underground caves are cells in which the monks spent their whole lives praying for people. Now the caves are open for excursions, the relics of saints are stored here. On the territory of the town is also the tomb of many noble families and the grave of Stolypin Pyotr Arkadevich.
Andreevsky descent, 13A http://bulgakov.org.ua/museum_news.php?lang=ua
Walking along St. Andrew's Descent, be sure to look into the Bulgakov Museum. Restorers managed to recreate that extraordinary atmosphere that reigned during the period when the Bulgakov family occupied 7 rooms in the house. It was also possible to restore some elements of the interior: part of the main staircase, door handles, parquet, printed tiles. The collection contains personal belongings of the writer, books, photographs, autographs.
On the banks of the Dnieper in the very center of the city is a picturesque place - Vladimirskaya Gorka. In the middle of the 19th century, a park was arranged on the hill, which immediately fell in love with tourists and townspeople. Here are located not only numerous sculptures of outstanding creators, but also the International Congress Center “Ukrainian House”, the former Lenin Museum. You can climb the hill on the funicular, which, by the way, is actively used by skiers in the season.
St. Temiryazevskaya, 1 http://www.nbg.kiev.ua/
If you came to Kiev in the warm season and want to stroll through a beautiful place, go to the botanical garden. The territory is divided into thematic zones: “Altai”, “Nature of Crimea”, “Central Asia”, magnolia garden and lianas garden. The pearl of the garden is considered to be the “Orchidarium", which is certainly worth getting in the first place. At a time when lilac blooms and magnolia becomes especially beautiful: the air is filled with a bewitching smell, and the brightness of the colors makes an indelible impression. The most convenient way to get to the garden is by rental car.
St. Banking, 10
The house with chimeras attracts attention with its original exterior and interior. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century exclusively from concrete, which at that time was considered the most expensive material. Swampy soil was the main obstacle, while the architect Gorodetsky, arguing with colleagues, was able to create a real masterpiece in the modern style. The house is decorated with numerous original details: mermaids, antelopes, rhinos, water lilies. After construction, wealthy families rented rooms in the building, and now there are receptions of foreign delegations.
A 1.5 hour drive from Kiev is a small village where you can go on a day trip. In the middle of the 18th century, leader Tomas was killed on this land during the battle with the gentry. His followers built several huts here, and subsequently a whole village appeared. Some of the main attractions worth exploring include the Choetsky Palace. Once these were the possessions of the gentry Khoecki, but today the complex is a monastery. Throughout the territory there are various sculptures and a beautiful park. Walking in the surroundings, you can endlessly admire cupids, unusual colors and the complexity of the landscape. It is interesting that the monastery also has a zoo equipped with ostriches, llamas, white peacocks.
Rent a car to visit the Alexandria Dendrological Park, located in the small town of Bila Tserkva near Kiev. The attraction belongs to the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, fundamental and applied research is conducted here to obtain new knowledge. The territory is open for guests. Residents of Kiev and nearby settlements like to be here in the warm season, when nature beats with bright colors. Lovers come here to capture the most important event of their life, and photographers prefer to walk in distant places and catch unique shots. Among the main park structures that are worth seeing, the following are distinguished: the “Lion” spring, the Arched and Chinese bridges, the Great Waterfall, the Rotunda, the Echo Colonnade.
One of the most memorable trips will be an excursion to the village of Tripoli. It was here that numerous excavations were carried out and ancient artifacts were found. Of particular interest is the archaeological museum, whose collection contains more than 34,000 exhibits. The area of the museum is divided into halls, in which unique objects are presented, starting from the time of the Stone Age to the 18th century. Models of Tripoli dwellings, jewelry, ceramics - all this and much more can be seen during the tour. As a souvenir in the shop it will be possible to purchase household items made of material imitating Trypillian ceramics.
Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky is one of the oldest cities in Russia, which during the existence of the Ukrainian SSR was the district center of the Kiev region. Every square meter of land is imbued with the spirit of antiquity. The list of main attractions that are worth visiting includes: Cossack church, Museum of Kobzar art, Museum of folk culture. It will be interesting to walk along the Khmelnitsky Square and, of course, look into the Collegium. To consolidate your impressions, be sure to go to the cafe with national cuisine and try local dishes.
Having rented a car, go to one of the most picturesque towns in Ukraine, which is also called Little Switzerland - Boguslav. Panoramas of the city will definitely not leave anyone indifferent: luxurious meadows, fragrant herbs, relief landscapes mesmerize. Despite the fact that the history of the city began more than a millennium ago, the oldest building dates from the beginning of the XVIII century. The symbol of Boguslav is Kamenitsa, where the Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts is now located. Walking along the main street you can see the city administration. The building looks very peculiar: behind a layer of peeling plaster and dense tall bushes, you can see the former grace of architecture. It will also be interesting to walk along the Bridge of Love, go to the Trinity Church and walk through an energetically strong place - along Mount Totohe.
St. Shota Rustaveli, 16 http://milkbar.com.ua/ru/
For breakfast in Kiev, Milk Bar is perfect. The menu of the institution allows you to choose not only sweet goodies, but also healthy dishes, which will be an excellent solution for breakfast. Cheesecakes with honey, pancake lasagna, muffins with homemade nutella - all this can be tasted in a place that Kiev has long loved. The cozy atmosphere provides a pleasant meal, and the staff of the institution does everything possible to ensure that each guest is satisfied.
St. Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya, 5 https://www.facebook.com/TheBurgerKiev
Tasty burgers can be enjoyed at The Burger Restaurant. The highlight of the institution is that it works around the clock. A huge assortment allows you to choose the degree of frying, bun, ingredients. In addition, you will be offered a glass of Pepsi, cabbage or pickles and french fries for free at the burger. No matter what a bold idea you come up with, be sure that it will be implemented here. The Burger is a great place for two or a company.
St. Velyka Vasylkivska, 21 http://underwonder.ua/
If you are traveling by rental car, do not miss the opportunity to check-in for lunch at Under Wonder. The atmosphere of romance impresses right away. Delicious cuisine with original dishes, a good selection of wines and quality service - that's why the restaurant will definitely become a favorite. It is worth trying pasta with seafood and truffle, signature salad, foie gras and tiramisu for dessert. The dishes presented in the menu are prepared according to original recipes, so everything you try will be unforgettable.
St. Malaya Zhitomir 3/4 http://oliva.com.ua/
A walk along the Maidan (the central square of the city) can be combined with a visit to the restaurant - Oliva on the Maidan. From 8 in the morning until late in the evening, the doors of the restaurant are open for guests, and the staff is ready to delight you with delicious dishes. The windows offer a beautiful view of the city center, and inside the establishment there is a cozy atmosphere. It is worth trying antipasti, a steak of three types of meat with gorgonzola cheese, risotto with mussels and shrimps. To have dinner at the Oliva, it is better to book a table in advance.
St. Kostelnaya, 3 http://tres-fr.com/en/
Do you want to plunge into the atmosphere of France, walking along the streets of Kiev? Head to the cozy Tres FRANCAIS. It is especially nice in the warm season to sit on the summer terrace surrounded by flowers and enjoy delicious food. It is worth trying seabass fillet breaded with almonds, cheese fondue, a gentle cheesecake, a cup of signature coffee. While waiting for the order, you can enjoy French music and consider every detail of the interior.
St. Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 56a
+380 44 393 5900 http://cityhotel.ua/en double room - from € 147
If you plan to rent a car and are looking for the best option for a reasonable price, choose CityHotel. The rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with everything you need. In the living room you can sit comfortably and solve work issues or relax after a busy day, and in the kitchenette you can prepare a small snack. For guests there is a fitness center and spa, a beauty parlor. Tourists can also use the free parking or order a transfer.
Per. Tarasa Shevchenko, 8B
+380 44 200 7788 http://www.senator-apartments.com/ double room - from € 136
For a convenient location in the center of Kiev, Senator Apartments Maidan is suitable. The rooms are spacious and offer beautiful views. The interior is made in the style of minimalism. The main square of the city is a minute's walk, and the main interesting places can be reached on foot if desired. Tourists are offered room-service, parking, dry cleaning. Couples can use the competent babysitting service.
Kharkivske sh., 177/1
+380 44 597 0102 https://raziotel.com/ua/ double room - from € 36
If you are looking for a budget option for a short stay in Kiev, opt for Ratsiotel. Guests can choose from spacious rooms with private facilities. For business meetings, a functional room and a banquet room are equipped where you can hold a corporate party or mark an important event. Attentive staff will ensure that each guest does not need anything and will provide the necessary assistance in solving non-standard issues.
Novoobukhovskoe sh., 2 | with. Khodoseyevka
+380 44 339 4224 http://manufactura-hotel.com/ua/ double room - from € 89
If you want to relax from the metropolis, it is worth staying for a couple of days at the Manufactura hotel. It is located in the first and only outlet city in Ukraine. Standard rooms, apartments, deluxe rooms are distinguished by a cozy interior and equipped with everything to make every guest feel comfortable. Using the special offers “Early Bird”, “Outlet Weekend”, “Regular Client” you can have a great time in a popular design hotel. For tourists, a rental car is equipped with parking.
St. Vadim Getman, 6
+380 44 205 3520 http://cosmopolite-kiev.com/ double room - from € 58
For a working trip, the Cosmopolitan Hotel is suitable. Nearby there is a shopping center where you can have a bite to eat at the restaurant or buy new clothes. Spacious rooms feature a cozy interior, complemented by reproductions of paintings. Walking along the corridors, one gets the impression that you are not in a hotel, but in an art gallery. The hotel offers conference rooms, parking, dry cleaning. To maintain muscle tone, a swimming pool and a fitness center are equipped.
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