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Quick trip to Kyiv

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Quick trip to Kyiv

Hi guys. I'm visiting Kyiv for just two nights, staying at the Hotel Ukraine. I'm only there for just 48 hours so I'm wondering what I can do in that short time and where is good to eat. I enjoy learning about history, especially World War 2 and I'm quite interested in the current situation in the country. Also, how much Ukrainian currency should I bring?

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1. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

Michael,

The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is for you. Check the trip advisor list of things to do? You should be able to find many things. The restaurants are endless. You should bring US dollars and exchange at Boryspil. Good exchange rate. Depending on your lifestyle, $100-$150 would be more than enough.

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You can also pay with a credit card at a lot of places and of course, use ATMs for withdrawing cash as you go.

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Michael don't take Ukrainian currency.

Its hard to get hold of here in UK.

The exchange rate for £sterling is so high in exchanges we got around 20UAH ..

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4. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

Thanks for your replies. I'll take the dollars, seems like a good idea. I'll pay for my hotel on card so that's no problem.

Great patriotic war museum looks excellent, thanks.

What do you guys recommend about an airport transfer?

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5. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

Be careful of the taxis at the airport.

They will be charging very high fees.

We used to catch the bus outside the terminal to the train station and then a quick cheaper taxi to the hotel.

You say take dollars?? If you have them fine easy to change,but don't change £ into dollars as £s are easy to exchange.

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6. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

Michael I sent you an email via Virtual Tourist

Edited: 30 July 2014, 19:58
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Sorry via Trip Advisor........not my day today!!

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Use Shuttle taxi for saving (airport transfer) and Do NOT TAKE AIRPORT TAXI

http://shuttle-taxi.com.ua/

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9. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

Hi Michael M and welcome to Kyiv forum!

Not sure if you have already travelled or not, but I thought I should add that if you are into the WWII history, it might make sense for you to also visit Battle for Kyiv history museum http://tinyurl.com/k8z9h9p in Novy Petrivtsi village near Kyiv. Second best WWII-site in Kyiv area after the WWII museum recommended above www.warmuseum.kiev.ua/eng/history.shtml and is still sort of a hidden gem - a rare short-term tourist to Kyiv goes there:

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g4917417-d…

Edited: 12 August 2014, 23:27
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10. Re: Quick trip to Kyiv

I booked mine through my hotel - probably the easiest and reasonable given the fx rate.

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