Mystical Podil – Kyiv show walk


Mystical Podil is an interactive show-walk around the most mystical locations of Podil District and probably of the entire Kyiv.

First of all, it’s a walk for those who’s interested in the stories and legends of Kyiv. For those who want to better understand how Kyiv beautifully combines its dark side featuring many legends with its light side such as the cities of the early Russ Christianity.

To make it less scientific and historical as well as to  abandon the classic excursion format, we combined the walk with the pub-crawl across Podil. So if you want to taste good spirits along the road, then you’re going our way!

Route
  1. Andreevsky Descent
  2. Bald Mountain
  3. Vozdvizhenka
  4. Church of the Tithes
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Highlights:
Mystical buildings and places of power

Andreevsky Descent-Bald Mountain


We will see St. Andrew’s Church and the inconspicuous house next to it which is hiding many legends. We’ll look into one of the institutions located next to the place where the Holy Doctor once took his patients. Of course, we will not pass by Richard’s Castle and the house of the greatest Kyiv mystic – Mikhail Bulgakov.

We’ll climb Bald Mountain, take a walk along Vozdvizhenka and climb up the beautiful stairs to the greatest place of power at the foundation of the Church of the Tithes.

Exciting legends and stories

Podil


During the walk, you will find out why Kyiv witches could fly and how they banished Polish priests from Podil. You’ll discover whether it is true that Margarita from the famous Bulgakov’s novel visited our Bald Mountain. You will hear strange legends and true stories about the nuns of Florivskyi Monastery.

And there are stories about werewolves, vampires, chess game with death and many other well- and unknown Kyiv legends.

Mysterious rituals

Bald Mountain


Moreover, you will have the opportunity to go through a special ritual on the very Bald Mountain near the pagan temple (we provide the protective amulets), and open a bottle of champagne, as the hussars used to do.

Besides, you will learn about Ukrainian amulets and molphar wizards, why the fern flower exists simultaneously in a dark and light worlds and even become part of an ancient mystical ritual.

Additional information
What's included?
  • Meals
  • Excursions

Duration: 3 hours

Price (per person):

  • 1 – $100
  • 2 – $50
  • 3-4 – $40
    Special offers for groups. Contact us to get your price.

Inclusions:

  • drinks and snacks
  • professional guide service,
  • excursion.
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Kristina, London

We had an amazing trip to Kyiv thanks to Wonders & Holidays team. This place is not to be missed- it’s magical we will be back! We had such a great driver Vladimir who knew exactly how best to navigate around Kiev with fantastic local knowledge. And Daria our guide was exceptional speaking multiple languages and making our trip interesting and fun. And big thanks to Nick who put this tailored made programme for us the way we wanted and accommodated us on every wish we made to be fit for a little child. We have amazing memories of our 3 days in Kiev! Thank you!

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Aiden, Chicago, USA

We did the beer tour in Kiev. Five beers in five different bars for two of us and our guide. That was a great chance to hang out with some locals, get to know the history and city a bit more, all while enjoying some of the unique local beers you can only find in Kiev. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great company and we had a fantastic evening! Highly recommended!

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Emma, Hamburg, Germany

Highly recommend taking a tour with Wonders & Holidays. I learned so much about Ukrainian history that I wouldn't have on my own and the tour guides feel like friends (rather than just guides). I went on the Kiev in 180 minutes sightseeing tour with Igor and it was such a great experience. He was an excellent guide not only did he explain the history so well, but also answered any related or unrelated questions about Kiev and Ukraine. Both Igor and our driver Gestutas were so personable, accommodating, kind and professional - I hope I get the chance to go back again to take another tour with them.

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