Kyiv street from above

We’d love to meet you in person! See Kyiv is not simply a source for events, articles, reports, and reviews. Having resided within the city for most of our lives, we are intimately familiar with Kyiv’s historic and contemporary cultural and artistic scenes. We’d love to share our insights and passion of the city through walking tours and location scouting services. Here’s what we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us at: seekyiv@gmail.com

 

Walking Tours

Whether it’s Kyiv’s industrial wastelands, rapturous Soviet-era architecture, modern art galleries, or the key locations of Euromaidan we offer a series of guided walks across the city. See Kyiv can devise a tour based on a specific theme that you choose, please, contact us at seekyiv@gmail.com. Alternatively you may choose from one of the pre-configured routes below:

Historical Kyiv

The eclectic architecture of Kyiv reflects Ukraine’s turbulent history. Our historical tour will expose you to the city’s magnificent swirl of baroque churches, late modernist buildings, and cutting-edge examples of contemporary architecture. Along the way, we will take you through the sonorous parks of Kyiv, where you can enjoy the wide majesty of the Dnipro River from a comfortable vantage point.

Wild Kyiv

Kyiv’s wild side extends well beyond the city’s heady music and art. Tucked away in the heart of the city are vestiges of greenery – forests, hills, and beaches – which are rarely trodden by travellers and locals alike. We offer you the possibility to plunge into the untamed spaces of Kyiv. Be sure to wear comfy shoes!

Soviet Kyiv

If your interest lies in Soviet architecture, with its untempered optimism and sleek contours, then Kyiv will not disappoint. We can take you to the great Stalinist exhibition complex of VDNKh, where you will see fountains bedecked with frenzies of sunflowers and corn; or to the city’s glittering, futuristic hotels and universities in the style of late modernism. Kyiv’s outstanding legacy of twentieth century architecture is sure to delight all those who are connoisseurs of utopian urban design and monumentality.


Location scouting

See Kyiv can help you find a suitable location for your film, music video, TV show, or photo shoot. Our team members’ legal training means we can negotiate access to your desired location and manage the site once you have arrived. Since 2015, we have gone out of our way to assist foreign directors, photographers, and journalists produce footage of the highest quality.


Fixer in Kyiv

Through our in-depth knowledge of Kyiv and extensive local networks which reach into the worlds of art, film, and politics, we are well-placed to conduct research on your behalf. See Kyiv is also on hand to provide interpreting and translation services whatever the nature of your project. 

Olena Lysenko

Olena Lysenko

founder and Producer

I have expertise in cinema production (see I Never Had Dreams of My Son and Video section), art management and event organization (art and film festivals).  Download CV

Anastasiia Perun

ANASTASIIA PERUN

ART MANAGER AND TRANSLATOR

I’ve worked at cultural institutions (French institute of Ukraine), cultural advisory service (CUMEDIAE in Brussels) and major film festivals in Ukraine (Molodist, DocuDays, KISFF, OIFF). Download CV