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Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Tour from Kyiv

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130 EUR

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is an absolute must-visit for anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in Ukraine. Join our informative day tour to explore the abandoned city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant with an expert.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
We spent the day with Konstantinis. He was so informative and helpful, answering any questions we had throughout the day. His English was excellent. He really made the day a memorable one. He went out his way for every request we had.

The tour itself isn't cheap but it's good value as it lasted the whole day. It's a very eerie and incredible experience from start to finish and there was a lot more to it than I expected.
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Highlights

  • Learn about the tragic event of April 26, 1986, and its consequences
  • See the sarcophagus that protects the destroyed reactor
  • Examine the secret Duga-3 radar, known as the Russian Woodpecker
  • Discover the abandoned villages of Zalissja and Kopachi
  • Wander through the deserted streets of Pripyat and explore its ruined buildings

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Description

More than 30 years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster. Nowadays thousands of visitors from all around the world come to see the abandoned Soviet city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

On this tour you’ll discover a post-apocalyptic world featuring abandoned settlements, secret military objects, ghost towns and a robot cemetery. You’ll also see a Ferris wheel standing in a desolate amusement park, and Pripyat’s former Palace of Culture.

Our guide will care for your safety while showing you everything that must be seen. He’ll also inform you about the dramatic statistics connected with the Chernobyl disaster.

Important information:
This tour must be booked at least 10 days in advance. This time is needed to obtain all of the necessary Chernobyl Exclusion Zone permits. Bookings made less than 10 days in advance are unlikely to be confirmed.

You’ll need to provide your passport details, date of birth and nationality to complete the booking.

This tour is only available for ages 18 and up.

You must bring a valid passport on the day of the tour to pass security control and enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transport
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Expert guide in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Formal permits
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Centrally located Kyiv hotel or apartment

Reviews from travellers (6)

5.0/5

S
Fascinating tour with an excellent guide, focus strongly on safety as well as sharing insights
This was a long day's tour, but a video on the way across to the site gave a good introduction and then our guide was very thorough in explaining what would happen and the important elements for keeping safe (which really are important - as radioactivity in allowed areas are very low, but the guide showed us areas off the beaten track where the geiger counter showed this was much higher).

From the gigantic hidden soviet transmitter in the forest to the deserted stadium and fairground in Pripyat, to the enormous cover for the still highly radioactive power station, it was all really fascinating.

We spent a lot of time researching the safety of the visit, and we personally felt sufficiently reassured about it, and the guide was extremely professional and gave highest priority to safety, which gave us great reassurance throughout the day.
H
An excellent experience
We headed to Chernobyl for a 1 day tour with Green tour, which was fantastic. Chernobyl as you can imagine was an amazing experience and I highly recommend using Green tour to do so. We was picked up promptly outside of our hotel in Kiev city centre. We were greeted by Konstantin and Jane, both of which were very knowledge and both are a credit to your service. They went above and beyond what was expected of them and gave us information of other things to do around Kiev. Both of them made the trip that little bit extra special.
M
We booked Green Tours for a half day city tour, a full day to Chernobyl and airport transfers. The guides they provided were excellent, knowledgeable and spoke English fluently. The vehicle was modern and clean. The prices were very reasonable for the high quality of service provided. We will use them again if we return to Kiev.

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5.0/5

Incredible experience
Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. He was super informative and nice and social.

Amazing experience :)
K
DO this!
So awesome! They were so nice and welcoming, showing their kitchen and how to make the food. I totally recommend this experience!
Fantastic local experience
We absolutely loved the authentic Ukrainian experience with Snezhana and her mum, Irena. We made local Authentic Borscht & Varenyky. We were picked up and dropped back to our accomodation by Snezhana. They were the most friendly and hospitable people and made us feel very welcome in their home. Irena made making Varenyky look very easy, however my husband and I were exceedingly mediorce, but we didn't mind, it was a fantastic learning experience. We made 3 different types of Varenyky- potato, sweetened cottage cheese and cherry. After we made our lunch time offering, the 4 of us sat & ate and chatted about the similarities and differences of our homelands. If you are looking for an activity that is a little different to the norm, this activity is well worth the time and money. It was my husband's bday on the day we did this activity and I had mentioned this in an email once, they remembered and had a little birthday cake- this was over and above anything I expected and was a very thoughtful touch. Snezhana even sent us recipe for what we made! This was probably the highlight of my Ukrainian visit- meeting locals who welcomed you into their home and sharing a meal together.
M
My first Ukraine visit
This was a great experience for me. The guide Katerina was great, very knowledgeable about the history, very friendly, and very professional. I would highly recommend it.
R
City tour for a small group
Today I went on a Kiev City tour organized by Green Tours and my brilliant guide was Katerina. What a fabulous very informative tour, I learnt and saw so much and I was able to ask any questions I wanted. If you are looking for a fun, informative, easy going tour you could not do better than Green Tours Kiev. Thank you Ms Katerina.
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Tour operated by: Green Tour Ukraine