One of the fun things to do in Kiev is to ride a funicular that links district of Podil in the bottom to the Upper Part of the town. You can buy a one way ticket or a round trip. Regardless which way you go sit in the bottom part of the cable car and you will get to see magnificent views of the river Dnipro. The funicular was built in 1905 and had been operating since then. The fare is really cheap - under 1 dollar each way. From the top you can see the city and take a walk in the park.