Day trip

From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Pripyat Full-Day Group Tour

From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Pripyat Full-Day Group Tour

From £71.19 per person

Learn the story of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents on a day trip to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl from Kyiv. Take unique photos of the abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Pripyat and more.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Chernobyl exclusion zone in safety
  • Learn the story of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents
  • Take photos and videos of the post-apocalyptic landscape and abandoned buildings
Full description

Depart Kyiv 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 lookout 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.

Includes
  • Comfortable transfer from Kyiv to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and back to Kyiv
  • Insurance
  • Support of the local supplier's managers throughout the tour
  • All formal permissions to visit the Exclusion Zone
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Optional Lunch (vegetarian option is also available) ($10)
  • Optional Dosimeter (Geiger Counter) ($10)
  • Optional Chemical Protective Suit ($20)
  • Optional Protective Shoes ($10)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Shuliavska Street, 5, Kyiv.

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Lunch is not included
  • A dosimeter (Geiger counter) is not included
  • Optional chemical protective suit and protective shoes are available to rent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Greatly organised and efficient.

We had only 15 people in the group so made it much more personal and had time for extra things others big groups may not have seen. You do a lot of walking so comfortable shoes are key, it’s hard as you can’t eat or drink in the open air so on a hot day this made it hard. It’s a little scary if you are sceptical of radiation and Chernobyl itself I don’t recommend it. I didn’t exactly feel 100% safe come the end but was more then worth the money, a surreal place you’ll never experience anything like it again ( I hope) :/ it’s amazing what nature can accomplish in just 33 years, come another 33 years you won’t be able to see/go there I doubt.

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25 July 2019

Interesting but could be made way shorter

Interesting to visit this time capsule and witness the aftermath of the disaster. The tour could however be organised much better. Firstly meeting time was 7:45 in the morning and the first hour was spent waiting. Secondly a range of irrelevant “sights” were included in the trip including a USSR radar station with absolutely no relevance for a Chernobyl tour. Clearly the tour operators put in as many activities as possible in order to have a full day-programme so they can keep demanding the (outrageous) high price for the tour. The length of the programme could easily be reduced with 2-3 hours by better organisation and cutting out irrelevant visits. That being said a very interesting place that I will recommend visiting.

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15 July 2019

The most interesting place I've ever visited. Pray to all unsung heros

An amazing experience. Extremely informative, breaking some many taboos. Guide was local (from Chernobyl) and is exceptional. Cant' stop thinking about all the lives lost, but at the same time a humongous lesson for mankind. Will never, EVER, forget this experience, and doubt will ever see any other place on our beautiful Earth as interesting as Prypiat and Chernobyl. MOST DEFINITELY recommended. Organization of the tour company was not as good though. Driver and guide were amazing !

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9 July 2019

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