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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

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Absolutely fantastic
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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Interesting day
I visited Chernobyl later July. I booked this tour based on the reviews. The guide was very professional, sharing all safety instructions at the beginning and remind them as needed. I was not informed that I need to wear clothe fully covering your legs / arms, so they provided me a solution at no cost. Believe the low point was the food; however, it is Chernobyl ... so you cannot expect a fancy restaurant. Overall, unique experience. I also used this company for transportation from / to the airport, no issues, they arrive on time.
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Wonderful and Comprehensive Tour
Chernobyl has fascinated me since the reactor exploded in 1986. One reason I came to Ukraine was to visit Chernobyl. The small group with whom I traveled entered the radiation exclusion zone and got our dosimeters and first visited the town of Chernobyl. Although some people live there, I didn't see a soul. The nuclear power plant is about 10 miles north near the town of Pripyat, where the workers lived. There were four operating reactors and two under construction that were abandoned after the explosion. Several of the reactors remained on line until the last one was decommissioned in 2000. Reactor 4 now has a huge sarcophagus covering the damaged reactor and the previous concrete dome placed to stop the radiation leak.

Pripyat is a spooky ghost town being reclaimed by the forest. It's hard to believe that it was a functioning city of 50,000. Residences, government buildings, a hotel, soccer stadium, amusement park, and a school are all deteriorating and being reclaimed by nature.

The tour itself was very well organized and allowed us to see a great many places in and around the plant and Pripyat. Lisa, our guide, expertly showed us all the fascinating things to see. Lunch was included in the tour at the power plant.

In summary, this was a great tour and provided everything I wanted to experience. I highly recommend it.

This operator has 41 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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A fab, tasty class
Brilliant introduction to Kiev
Our guide, Katerina, was very personable and well-informed. I was travelling with a friend and we went on this tour as soon as we arrived in order to get a general flavour of the city and to help us get our bearings. We were not disappointed.
The tour was based in the centre of Kiev and covered history and more recent political events but Katerina responded to our requests to know more about shopping and restaurants.
She presented the information in an interesting and informative way.
Excellent value for money and recommended 100%
Yummy!
Wonderful ! Olga and her mother made us feel very welcome in their home . Conversation was great, Olga answered lots of questions about Ukraine and enjoyed our attempts to say some phrases in the language. I would recommend this experience to other travellers . Eating the food we got to prepare was delicious as well!
A taste of Kiev!
A really lovely lunchtime - I would highly recommend. Lovely apartment and anecdotes told - we learnt a lot about the food, culture and politics of Ukraine. Felt like being at a friend's home!

Thanks!
Perfect Kyiv Intro
My Mom, daughters and I really enjoyed our insightful and delightful tour with Katarina, who took care not to walk too fast for my Mom. Katarina also provided thoughtful answers to our questions and recommendations for follow-on activities. She really brought Kyiv to life for us!
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