From Kiev: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

From Kiev: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

From £76.94 per person

Take a full-day tour from Kiev to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and discover the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Explore the old power plant, and walk down the empty streets of Prypiat.

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  • Wander through the ghost city Prypiat
  • See the radar station at a secret military base
  • Explore the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Visit the memorials in Chernobyl Town
Full description
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 a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster will be shown, and you’ll 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, and wander past the empty school, hospital, and river port. After lunch at the Chernobyl Power Plant workers’ canteen, discover the abandoned military base with Duga Radar Station, before passing through radiation control and returning to Kiev.
  • Full-day tour of Chernobyl, Pripyat, Power Plant, and Duga
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi and TV
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Permission for photo and video shooting
  • Insurance
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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

    Volodymyrska Street 60 (opposite the University of Shevchenko), Kiev. Please come 15 minutes before the tour. Transportation is a Mercedes Sprinter Van.

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    What to bring

    • Passport
    • Closed-toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • Long-sleeved shirt

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Shorts
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Short skirts
    • Drones
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Intoxication
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Open-toed shoes

    Know before you go

    • You must be at least 18 years old
    • You must bring your passport
    • You must provide your passport number, name, surname, nationality, and birthdate for all participants when booking
    • You must wear pants, a shirt or long-sleeved t-shirt, and closed-toe comfortable shoes
    • Please bring some cash in the local currency to buy water and snacks
    • There is a vegetarian option available for lunch
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 459 reviews

    Review summary

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    The tour was very good, driver was very good which is very important for this tour as you Chernobyl is quite far from Kiev and our guide Jenny was excellent. She new the place, she gave us plenty of information and was happy to fulfil our requests (when they were reasonable).

    20 July 2021

    Great tour, does exactly what it says on the box. Our very knowledgeable guide (I think her name was Karolina) was fluent in both English and Russian, and was able to answer any additional questions we might have. She steered us through the area in such a way that we did not encounter a single other tour group. The van had both single and double seaters, which was useful for a solo traveler like me, and USB ports for phone charging. Lunch was mediocre so I suggest you bring ample snacks to get you through the day however it's the only option if you want to have a hot meal.

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    8 June 2021

    Güzeldi konstantin hem çok güzel ağırladı hem de detaylı biçimde her yeri güzelce tanıttı eşimle geldim sabahtan akşam 6 civarına kadar sürdü kendi yemeğinizi yanınızda getirirseniz keyifli bir gün geçirebilirsiniz :) ayrıca bunu bana doğum günü hediyesi yapan sevgili eşim gözdişime de buradan kucak dolusu öpücükler beraber nice mutlu yıllara hayatım

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    22 April 2021

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