The numerous parks of Kiev have always been a source of inspiration for Ukrainians. Whether blanketed with snow or blooming flowers, dull and rainy or green and sunny, these destinations are crowded with people nearly all the time. The capital is called “a green city” for good reason!
Being situated in front of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, this park is always crowded with students. The park is popular in part because of the street food cafes, where you can get a cheap coffee and burger or have a quick snack during a break from classes. Moreover, most of the locals are delighted with its beautiful scenery.
Kiev Polytechnic Institute Park is a part of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, which was created in 1903. There is a lot of greenery and benches, it always has a quiet and calm atmosphere. Therefore, the park is a favourite place for parents and small children, as well as students aiming to get some rest. One can marvel at the old buildings of the institute, which are often called the Ukrainian Hogwarts.
The number of interesting places in Pecherskyi Landscape Park is just off the scale: The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, Spivoche Pole open-air exhibition centre, the cascade of steps to the Dnipro River embankment and much more. During any season, it is a venue for art lovers with regular flower festivals, music concerts and cinema screenings. When in Kiev, don’t miss a chance to spend a whole day in the Pecherskyi Landscape Park.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.