Behind the Scenes and Experiences

Book Market at Petrivka

Where: prospekt Stepana Banderi 10 (past the car park opposite the yellow buses)

When: 10am-6pm

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Awful Kyiv Walking Tour

Email Alina at awesomekyiv@gmail.com

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Boat Trip on the Dniepro

Check the website for timetables.

Where: Kyiv River Port, pl Poshtova 3
When: Daily 10am-10pm

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Funicular

Where: Poshtova pl - Mikhailovska pl

When: daily

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3 After Midnight

Invisible exhibition where you are led by the blind in the world of the blind - all you can do is smell, touch and ask as many questions as you want. Recommended for 8+ as it can be a claustrophobic and frightening experience for younger children.

Where: vul Honchara 45V

When: by booking only

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Saturday Night Fever

Kyiv pensioners meet at Teatralna metro station every Saturday night to dance -  a real unique Kyiv experience.

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Behind the Scene - Film.UA Studio Tour

Where: vul Zakrevskoho 22

When: guided tours by booking only

Kyiv's biggest film studio - behind the scenes from sets to dressing rooms.

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Kyiv Street Art Tour

Where: info@kievfriendly.com

When: guided tours by booking only

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7 Day Ceramics Pottery Workshops and Classes

Regular weekend classes for children are offered by long term expat artist Sebnem Kantoglu in English.

Where: sebnem@synchron.com.ua

When: by appointment only

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Behind the Scene - Healthy Tradition

Kyiv's healthiest sugar-free, gluten=free, all natural snack food companies. You can book a hands-on workshop and a behind the scenes tour of the company directly with the owners.

Where: prov Bondarskiy 3A

When: guided tours by booking only

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Behind the Scene - Roshen Chocolate Factory

Where: vul Eletrykiv 26/9

When: guided tours by booking only, email info@kievfriendly.com

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Behind the Scenes - The Christmas Ornaments Factories

There are in fact two Christmas ornaments factories near Kyiv, one in Lubyanka and the older one in Klavdievo.  If you can only visit one, I recommend Lubynka but both are great fun. 

When: guided tours by booking only

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Lviv Handmade Chocolate Workshop

You can arrange a workshop to make your own delicious Lviv chocolate - whole basketful - in English. Great idea for a birthday party or any other occasion. They have two locations in Kyiv, the one on Andriivsky is the first and bigger one. 

Where: Andriivsky uzviz 1B

When: workshops by booking only

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Pysanki Workshop

Just like making a traditional Ukrainian doll, Motanka, learning to make your own Ukrainian Easter egg is fun for all ages. A class with Zoya Stashuk, a famous Pysanka artist is a great experience.

Where: vul Reitarska 27A

When: workshops by booking only

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Behind the Scene - Olympic Stadium

Where: vul Velika Vasylkovska 55

When: guided tours by booking only, email info@kievfriendly.com

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Behind the Scenes - The Opera

From the stage to the prop rooms to costumes, you'll get to see everything. You'll get to talk to the props master and if you're lucky you'll even see rehearsals.

Where: vul Volodymyrska 50

When: guided tours by booking only, email info@kievfriendly.com

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Behind the Scenes - The Hangar

A fantastic tour of the Hangar at the National Aviation University where you'll get to climb in and up some aircrafts and even sit in the pilot's chair. We did the tour with Kyiv Friendly.

Where: vul Kosmonavta Komarova 1

When: by appointment only, email info@kievfriendly.com

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Motanka Workshop

No one should leave Kyiv without ever having made their own traditional Ukrainian doll, the Motanka.

 

Check out the artists on the Rukotvory website and choose anyone. You can ask for an English speaker is available or bring along a local friend.

Where: vul Reitarska 27A

When: workshops by booking only

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Kyiv Metro Tour

Where and When: by appointment only, email info@kievfriendly.com

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Ukraine WOW

An interactive exhibition/trip around Ukraine, at the moment available only virtually - more info on the website.

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Father Christmas Residence

When: December-January (seasonal)

Where: VDNKh, pr Akademika Hlushkova 1, pavillion #9

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