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Kiev, often also spelled Kyiv, is the capital city of Ukraine. Once under Soviet rule, the city has transformed immensely since it got freedom. Today, it is filled with many tourist hotspots for various travelers, including history enthusiasts. The city is filled with religious history, grand architecture and is a cultural capital for Ukraine. Many people visit Kiev for its beautiful churches, monasteries, and cathedrals. It has two UNESCO world heritage sites, the St. Sophia Cathedral and Kiev-Pechersk Lava. There are a few ways to enjoy Kiev’s architecture and religious heritage sights. While the beautiful Kiev can be enjoyed above ground, there is an underground world just as interesting to explore. There is a list of different underground tours available. From tours of monasteries to tours of missile bases. One thing is for sure, you’ll never run out of things to do in Kiev.
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The underground tours available are a good way to see Kiev from a unique perspective. All of the tours allow visitors to see what life was like a few decades ago under the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, none of the tours are wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with claustrophobia because of the tight spaces. These are interesting tours to take for people interested in the military and Soviet war history.
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- A chance to see Kiev from a different perspective
- Knowledgeable tour guides
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not suitable for people who are claustrophobic
The abandoned city of Chernobyl is a popular tourist hot spot for daring travelers. Nuclear power plant tours around this morbidly intriguing attraction have been growing in popularity recently. Following the release of the HBO Chernobyl series, tours around the infamous Chernobyl exclusion zone are now on everyone’s travel list. Touring the city of Chernobyl is an interesting dive into the past and a cautionary tale of the future. This eerie landscape, devoid of life, is a prominent part of Ukraine’s history. A level of respect should be kept for the past citizens of Chernobyl when paying a visit to the area. With that in mind, there are a number of different touring options to choose from when planning your exploration. Let’s take a look at the best of them.
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Visiting Chernobyl is as close as we can get to stepping into a time machine. However, while Chernobyl has stood frozen in time since 1986, the city will have crumbled completely by the next 100 years. The time to visit is now. Don’t miss the chance to tour this ghostly wasteland before it has disappeared entirely.
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- Short distance from Kias
- Meals included in many of the options
- Large variety of touring options
- Not safe for pregnant tourists or children
- Paperwork and ID necessary for access
- Food could be limited