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Discover women's history of ancient Kyiv

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Experience hosted by Iryna

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Kyiv is an ancient city. Its history speaks mostly about powerful princes. Our tour breaks the silence of local female history and tells you the story of prominent women of Medieval Kyiv.

- What are the mentions of Princess Lybid in the Scandinavian Edda?
- Dobrogniva from Kyiv, the first “businesswoman” of Constantinople
- Byzantine politics of Ukrainian princesses: Iryna, Olga, and Anna
- Prince Vladimir's Harem and Rogneda Polotska's revenge
- Ingigerd of Sweden, a "maiden with a shield" on the throne of Rus
- What is in common between Agata of Kyiv, William Shakespeare and Charles Darwin?
- Edigna from Yaroslav's family, a princess, doctor, and saint

The guide is an expert on women's history of Kievan Rus.

We will change multiple locations and will dive into the history of Medieval Kyiv.
The whole tour will take place in the upper town and take around 2-2.5 hours.
Kyiv is an ancient city. Its history speaks mostly about powerful princes. Our tour breaks the silence of local female history and tells you the story of prominent women of Medieval Kyiv.

- What are the mentions of Princess Lybid in the Scandinavian Edda?
- Dobrogniva from Kyiv, the first “businesswoman” of Constantinople
- Byzantine politics of Ukrainian princesses: Iryna, Olga, and Anna
- Prince Vladimir's Harem and Ro…

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Meet your host, Iryna

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm a cofounder of a creative space and cafe in Kyiv and I've been a food-blogger since 2014. On a food tour, I'm inviting you to try and feel both traditional and brand new Kyiv eating places, visit the oldest bakery in the city, experience Ukrainian hospitality in a traditional restaurant and try some street food. I'll be your guide into Kyiv eating culture, so later you know all the secret and not obvious eating gems.

On a historical tour, you will embrace the history of Medieval Kyiv. The historical tour is provided either by me or by my colleague Svetlana.
I'm a cofounder of a creative space and cafe in Kyiv and I've been a food-blogger since 2014. On a food tour, I'm inviting you to try and feel both traditional and brand new Kyiv eating places, visit the oldest bakery in the city, experience Ukrainian hospitality in a traditional restaurant and try some street food. I'll be your guide into Kyiv eating culture, so later you know all the secret and not obvious eating gems.

On a historical tour, you will embrace the history of Medieval K…
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Where you'll be

We will change multiple locations and will dive into the history of Medieval Kyiv.
We will visit the rests of the ancient church, a place of a church which was ruined long ago, a place where ancient palaces used to be and many more amazing spots.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Take some water and comfortable shoes. Check the weather cast and take an umbrella or your panama depending on the weather.