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

    1. 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: One-Day Group Trip To Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat

    2. 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 & Pripyat Private Day Trip with Lunch & Insurance

    3. 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...

  • Chernobyl and Pripyat: Full-Day All inclusive Private Tour

    4. Chernobyl and Pripyat: Full-Day All inclusive Private Tour

    Meet your guide and begin a private full-day tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat. Customize your tour to see the maximum amount of locations at your own pace on a date of your choice.  Whether you are visiting for photography, research, or personal interest, this private tour will allow you to explore sites of interest in depth. An experienced guide who knows the area intimately will show you around the abandoned towns and off-the-beaten-track locations that are impossible to forget. 

    Absolutely amazing tour, saw all the main sites as well as some added bonuses. The car was really clean and comfortable and the driver was great. Our tour guide Maria was fantastic, really friendly and super informative. It's 100% worth paying more for a private tour as you can customize your route. Book this tour!!

  • From Kiev: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

    5. From Kiev: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

    A private tour is the best way to experience the atmosphere of abandoned area, hear the silence, and plunge into the post apocalypse world. Visit the maximum number of locations at your own pace, based on your own preferences, and on a date that is good for you… just you, your friends/colleagues, and your guide. This tour will cover all your needs (urbex , photography, media, research etc.) and grants you a unique opportunity to explore Prypiat in depth. With experienced guides that know the area perfectly, tour through the exclusion zone and see breathtaking places that are not possible to see on a group tour. You are guaranteed a real adventure, true emotion, and an experience you will never forget.

    One of the greatest experiences of my life, helped a lot by a competent and skilled guide who really knew how to make the trip something special. Everything lived up to my expectations and more, can highly recommend gamma travel and spend two days in the private guide zone, you will never regret it!

  • Kiev: Indoor Shooting Range Experience

    6. Kiev: Indoor Shooting Range Experience

    Head out on a military tour for individual tourists and small groups (up to 20 people) at Kiev's indoor shooting range. Gear up for an exciting experience both for beginners, and those experienced in handling firearms. Experienced instructors will teach you marksmanship techniques, as well as the small-arms shooting basics and safety rules. An indoor shooting range tour is a good choice for a small company corporate holiday or team building. Participate in various types of firearm shooting, with Glock 17 and Beretta pistols, AK-47 assault rifle (Kalashnikov), Remington 7615, M4 rifle, Remington carbine, and a Sabatti gun. Train with professional instructors, going over safety rules, how to load the gun, how to properly hold firearms, and marksmanship techniques.

  • Kharkiv: Southern Railway History Museum Guided Tour

    7. Kharkiv: Southern Railway History Museum Guided Tour

    See a fantastic collection of passenger trains, freight wagons and railway equipment on a guided tour of the Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway in Kharkiv. Learn more about the development of the railway from the end of the 19th century up to the present day.  Benefit from the services of an expert guide who will bring the history of the railway back to life from the days of the Russian Empire. Get a closer look at different locomotives through the years and receive detailed information about the most interesting objects, including highlights such as the Felix Dzerzhinsky steam engine. Laugh at the amusing statues of a passenger and station duty officer, and see an interesting collection of a model railway complete with station, railway crossings and more. Hear about Alexander III's rescue from a train crash, and enjoy dinner at one of the city's most interesting ...

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What people are saying about Kyiv Oblast

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 289 reviews

A brilliant experience thanks to our informative and knowledgeable guide who took us around and explained all the history of Chernobyl and Pripyat throughout the 12-hour trip

Great trip with a very great guide. Very impressive to walk around ghost town Pripyat and the Tjsernobyl surroundings.

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.

Very good organized tour! Many thanks to our guide Nastya. Great job