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  • From Kiev: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

    1. From Kiev: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

    Meet your guide in Kiev, then relax on the 2-hour drive to Dytyatki Checkpoint, the main entry point to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

    During the journey, see a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster. Make a short stop so that you can use the bathroom, and purchase coffee and snacks.

    Once you pass the police checkpoint and enter the exclusion zone, visit Chernobyl town to see the evacuation memorial, the Lenin monument, the museum of robots, and more. Continue to the Chernobyl Power Plant.

    Explore the reactor blocks, cooling towers, the new sarcophagus over Reactor 4, and the Prometheus monument. Head to the Red Forest viewpoint, then visit the ghost town of Prypiat. See the abandoned amusement park. Wander past the empty school, hospital, and river port.

    After lunch at t...

    The whole experiance is amazing. My second visit seeing many things not see last time. Difference between summer and autumn can be seen in many places

  • From Kiev: Group Tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat with Lunch

    2. From Kiev: Group Tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat with Lunch

    Take a small group tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat and witness the destruction of a nuclear accident. See interesting memorials and the deserted village of Kopachi.

    Meet your guide in Kiev and check your passport details before departing. It takes around 2 hours to get to the main entrance of the zone (checkpoint Dytiatky) where you will pass through passport control and begin the tour. Discover the town of Chernobyl, where almost 5000 people work and live. See the main square in the town of Chernobyl and the Wormwood Star memorial, with one of the few remaining statue of Lenin left in Ukraine.

    Move on to the Chernobyl river port with its sunken boats and ships. Make a quick stop at the local shop (if needed) before going to the Memorial to Those Who Saved the World. Then, head to the village of Kopachi where almost all the buildings were buried in the gro...

    We met in front of Dnipro hotel, the tour guide was really friendly and enthusiastic. She surprised us with very good english. She knew plenty of stories, had pictures of how it used to be. During the whole tour it was like walking with a friend. She showed us many different things, explained what buildings there used to be.

  • From Kiev: Chernobyl and Pripyat Full-Day Group Tour

    3. From Kiev: Chernobyl and Pripyat Full-Day Group Tour

    Depart Kiev in the morning and journey towards the Chernobyl exclusion zone to clear the passport control. Walk around the site of the devastating nuclear accident and see important monuments such as the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Reactor 4. Feed the giant catfish in the cooling water pond, and then enjoy a lunch of 100% clean produce in a genuine canteen from the Soviet era. Visit one of the secret stations in the ghost town of Pripyat, opened to tourism following the success of computer games such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Take photos of the abandoned buildings and post-apocalyptic landscapes and keep a look out for wild animals wandering the deserted streets. Separate the truth from the myths about the 1986 disaster and learn more about its devastating impact on world history.

    We choosed English group but we were with Russians or Ukrainians. Unfortunately all descriptions were a litle bit short because of multilanguages group. We expected that English discriptions would be more.

  • From Kiev: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    4. From Kiev: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    Depart Kiev and journey to Chernobyl, famous as the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Learn the rules of radiation safety and watch specially-prepared video material about the disaster en route to the exclusion zones. Learn how the city, while largely abandoned, is still populated with local workers and policemen along with shops, a post office and café. See sights such as the museum, St. Elijah Church, the Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. Visit reactor number 4, where complex engineering solutions are underway designed to transform it into an ecologically safe system. Discover the secret facility of Chernobyl 2 and go to the Soviet over-the-horizon radar station of Duga, where foreign radio stations were blocked and espionage took place. Next, ...

    Excellent guide and tour company. Our guide Elena had great English and interpersonal skills and was very knowledgeable about the subject. No problems overall. Thank you!

  • From Kiev: One-Day Group Trip To Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat

    5. From Kiev: One-Day Group Trip To Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat

    Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don't miss out on the most important and unique experience. A tour of Chernobyl is a unique possibility to see with your own eyes the place of one of the greatest ecological disasters in human history. The truly terrifying consequences for the local population, the model city of the Soviet Union - Pripyat, and the whole region of Ukrainian Polissya are explained. You are going to witness how irresistibly nature takes back everything humans once deprived. You observe the place without any human alteration, as everything returns to it’s pristine state. Despite learning what happened here and the scope of the tragedy, you are going to find it impossible to resist certain charms of the zone. Accompanied by professional English-speaking guide, you are going to hear the story preced...

    We booked this trip to get an impression of the disaster from 1986. The tour was very well organized, with many many information and two funny guides. We would recommend this tour to everybody who is around Kiev.

  • Chernobyl and Prypiat Private Day Tour from Kiev

    6. Chernobyl and Prypiat Private Day Tour from Kiev

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Kiev, and then journey to the site of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents to explore Chernobyl and the abandoned town of Pripyat in complete safety. Create your own itinerary of the poignant attraction and see only what you want on a fully personalized experience. Get access to the Exclusion Zone of the decommissioned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, built by the USSR military soon after the disaster in 1986. See the remains of the nuclear reactors and the abandoned buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat. Discover the site of the secret Duga radar system, and visit the New Safe Confinement structure, built to contain the remains of reactor No. 4. Talk to some of the people that now live in the exclusion zone and get more information than you could ever get on the internet!

    We had a private tour with Constantine, couldn’t have asked for a better more informative and friendly tour guide, life changing experience that Constantine was a major part of, got everything we came for and were greeted with water bottles and hand wipes just in case. 100% recommend once this whole corona-virus is over.

  • Kiev: Shooting Range Packages

    7. Kiev: Shooting Range Packages

    Spend time at a outdoor shooting range in Kiev with a variety of weapons. Receive instructions for safe operation from an expert instructor. Choose one of the five following shooting packages:  10 bullets Kalashnikov AK 47 (7,62*39 mm) 10 bullets Colt Competition PRO CRP-20, sniper rifle (223 Rem) With Safety Training, equipment and instruction, transportation, English speaking guide Package #2  10 bullets Kalashnikov AK 47 USSR (7,62*39 mm) 10 bullets Colt Competition PRO CRP-20 sniper rifle USA (223 Rem) 10 bullets M4, Carbine USA (223 Rem) 10 bullets Hatsan Escort AimGuard pump shotgun Turkey (12/76 mm) 10 bullets Glock-17 pistol shots Austria (9*19mm) With Safety Training, equipment and instruction, transportation, English speaking guide Package #3 10 bullets Kalashnikov AK 47 USSR (7,62 *39 mm) 10 bullets Colt Competition PRO CRP-20 sniper rifle USA (223 Rem) 10 bullets Steyr AUG...

    For absolute beginners to firearms like me, this was a great blessing. I was taken by car to the location and back in an orderly fashion and given the opportunity to fire a variety of weapons. When I expressed discomfort with the recoil, they helpfully provided the padding that saved me from further self-embarrassment. I would highly encourage anyone interested in using firearms for the first time to come here. The choice of guns (from WW2 Soviet Sniper rifles to the Kalashnikov) provides an array of power and choice that is actually a lot wider than most countries where private gun ownership is accepted.

  • Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Trip with Lunch & Insurance

    8. Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Trip with Lunch & Insurance

    Depart Kiev and journey to Chernobyl to explore the infamous site of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in April 1986. Benefit from a complimentary lunch, pre-arranged permits to enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zones and the services of an expert guide exclusive to you. See the impact of the disaster 30 years after the event. From the moment you enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone you will experience an almost post-apocaplyptic world. Explore the now almost-abandoned site, and learn how the residents were evacuated in the aftermath of the tragedy. Pass the deserted village of Zalecie and see half-destroyed buildings hidden behind trees. Go to the Cold War defense antenna of Duga 1, known as the "Russian Woodpecker" for the noise it used to make. Stroll the streets of the ghost town of Pripyat, built in 1979 for the people who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Pl...

  • From Kiev: Tunnel of Love & Tarakaniv Fort Private Day Trip

    9. From Kiev: Tunnel of Love & Tarakaniv Fort Private Day Trip

    This full-trip day to the Tunnel of Love begins with a drive from Kiev to the Klevan, Rivne region. The 350-kilometer drive takes around 4 hours. Admire scenic Ukrainian landscapes along the way and stop for breaks to buy coffee or snacks. Leafy trees growing along a narrow gauge railway, with their branches intertwining at the top, form the Tunnel of Love. A small train passes a few times each day, making this magical place even more special. Enjoy a walk through the leafy tunnel that’s 4 kilometers long. It’s beautiful throughout the year, but the best color displays are seen from late spring to autumn.

  • From Kiev: Private Tour of Chernobyl

    10. From Kiev: Private Tour of Chernobyl

    Depart Kiev and journey to Chernobyl, world-renowned as the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Benefit from flexible arrangements that allow you to stay in the exclusion zone from 1 to 5 days, either alone, with friends or with an organized guest. Save money on tours with more friends: the more you take the cheaper the cost per person. Take the worry out of your pre-trip arrangements, with transportation, guides and permits taken care of in advance. Plunge into the story of the tragedy and its aftermath, and get information about the past, present and future plans for the site. Enter the "30-kilometer" exclusion zone and investigate how Chernobyl is still populated by local workers and policemen. See shops, a post office and café, along with sights such as the museum, St. Elias Church, the Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who...

    Private tour of Chernobyl is so recommended! We had a group of 8 and it was perfect. The guide steered us around in a way that avoided the big tour busses as much as possible, so we mostly had the cool places to ourselves. The guide works at Chernobyl for another job so had great insights. Drawbacks: Driver: He was 10 minutes late to our pickup and managed to make two wrong turns coming back to Kiev after a really long day. Vehicle was older with a broken TV so no film; guide did a good job verbally educating but a film would have been much better. My only issue with our friendly and knowledgable guide was that he wasn't great on the pacing. Too much time with the monuments in the morning, then for the really good stuff in the afternoon we were racing around; he would give us literally 30 seconds to photograph a room and run to the next place. Hurry hurry hurry!!! Not fun, and I ended up taking lousy photos in one place because I was so rushed that I forgot to change my ISO settings.

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What people are saying about Kiev

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,251 reviews

It was very nice to visit Chernobyl with this company. Everything has been professionally prepared. The guide told us a lot about the place, showed several hot spots. The trip itself lasted from 8:00 to 20:00. The downside of the trip was the combination of two groups: ENG and RUS, so we lost our time listening to the same stories twice. Better to choose only the English version. Prepare that is not allowed to entry buildings, so urbex is off

Excellent guide and tour company. Our guide Elena had great English and interpersonal skills and was very knowledgeable about the subject. No problems overall. Thank you!

Super good experience, super sweet and friendly guide. She was really gos to English and was happy to answer questions.

The legendary Chernobyl Exclusion Zone seen with your own eyes. Definitely recommendable.

Hello, my dears. It was well organized. We would book here again and again.