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From Kyiv: All Inclusive 2-Day Group Tour to Chernobyl

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From Kyiv: All Inclusive 2-Day Group Tour to Chernobyl

From £183.32 per person

Explore the abandoned city of Chernobyl on a 2-day group tour from Kyiv and experience incredible emotions within the exclusion zone of a former disaster site. Benefit from travel arrangements, such as permits to enter the exclusion zones and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the haunting sites of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster
  • Spend a night in Chernobyl
  • Feed giant catfish and see abandoned monuments in former villages
Full description

Depart Kyiv and travel to the city of Chernobyl, famous as the site of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986. Watch a film about the tragedy before arriving at the Dityatki checkpoint, where you will go through passport control and listen to important information from your local guide before you proceed. Enter the "30-kilometer" exclusion zone and investigate 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. Elias Church, Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. Look at the new confinement from the viewing platform of reactor number 4, and explore the complex engineering solutions designed to transform it into an ecologically safe system. You might even get the chance to communicate with the plant employees. Travel to the abandoned village of Zalessie, where the population of 2,000 people before the accident has dwindled to the few dozen who chose to return. Look at the abandoned huts, schools and livestock complex, and see the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Visit the village of Kopachi, just 4 kilometers from the site of the accident. A once thriving village, Kopachi suffered radiation damage during the disaster and a decision was taken to bury the entire village under layers of earth. Discover untouched monuments, such as the monument to soldiers, a kindergarten and a machine-tractor station, along with mounds marked with radiation warning signs. Go to the “Black Pearl” of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and walk the abandoned streets of Pripyat. See the abandoned amusement park and the ghost-like Ferris wheel. Visit the pool of Lazurnyi, where the first victims were brought. Other highlights of this haunting location include the building of the executive committee, Hotel Polesie and a secondary school. Journey to the site of the Red Forest, where the full extent of the radiation was felt. Authorities took the decision to cut the forest down and, while trees have started to grow again, you will look at it from a safe distance as the radiometer shows the impact of the damage. Return to Kyiv, stopping at the Dityatki checkpoint to check the radiation levels on your clothes before you proceed.

Includes
  • Full visit to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • Transport support
  • Meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Organization of permits required to visit the exclusion zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the 30-kilometer zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the 10-kilometer zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the city of Pripyat
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) Duga radar station
  • English and Russian-speaking guide
  • Permission to take photos and videos
    Covid-19 precautions

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

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Kyiv Passenger Railway Station, Symona Petlyury Street 28 (Old Comintern). Meet in the parking lot near the ″Stolichniy″ service center.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport

    Not allowed

    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • For registration you need to send passport data: full name (exactly as it is in the passport), Citizenship, Date of Birth and Passport ID
    • Attention: It is important to indicate your passport data exactly as in the passport
    • It depends on this whether you can pass passport control at the checkpoint Dityatki and visit the Chernobyl zone of compulsory alienation
    • Please note that you must be over 18-years-old to join this tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 38 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Highly recommended. The two day tour gives you the opportunity to see more and is less rushed than doing everything in one day. Our tour guide, Daniel, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and was flexible if there was anything that we specifically wanted to see. As mentioned in other reviews, the accommodation was rudimentary but still comfortable and better than I was expecting. Food also traditional Soviet era cuisine but I still enjoyed it!

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    23 November 2021

    The accommodation was rudimentary and the food was Soviet. But it was worth the trip :-) Capable guide with a lot of background knowledge. It was really fun and I can only recommend it. Paying attention to the season and being fit is important. You should also be able to speak English.

    20 September 2021

    The guide was excellent. I was lucky to have a great group of people. The only problem was the hotel in Chernobyl. It was quite terrible and wolves howling outside all night. Could not sleep all night. But the tour was so great that I can perfectly put up with a night of no sleeping. It was great

    29 June 2021

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