Chernobyl Tour From Kiev

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Mykhailivs'ka St, 1/3, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

What we offer is a result of our 18-year history of creating and developing the tour, negotiating and persuading the government institutions to bring them to the level where the comfort for the visitors and accessibility to the major sites dont conflict with the safety and security regulations. As the biggest tour provider to Chernobyl Zone we guarantee the quality of the tour. We have a team of well trained guides who strive for the customers satisfaction.
If you prefer a guide who speaks your language SoloEast Travel made first GPS Chernobyl Tour audio Guide in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Czech and Japanese at this moment.
For the 330 km ride during the tour we use our own fleet of modern air-conditioned minibuses Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter seating 17-18. Most of our drivers speak English and are very helpful. All vehicles have free Wi-Fi on board (where the coverage allows) and multiple USB ports that can be used to charge electronic devices if needed.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins by meeting your tour staff at the departure point where they will check your passports and dress code.
Drive to Chernobyl with passing Dytyatky checkpoint (on the border of the 30-km Exclusion Zone). You will see an informative and stunning documentary during the 2-hour ride.

Entry to the 30km Exclusion Zone. Meeting your guide (if a guide doesn't come with you from Kiev).

Arrival to Chernobyl. Introductory briefing on the Exclusion Zone administrative division and regulations, RAW disposal, etc.

Sightseeing Chernobyl town.

Entry to the 10 km Zone by passing Leliv checkpoint.

On the way to the Power Plant you stop at almost fully buried Kopachi village and check its kindergarten which we can enter.

Sightseeing Reactor #4 from a 270m distance and construction site of a new sarcophagus.

Stop near the Red Forest and Pripyat road sign.

Sightseeing Pripyat town: Lenin Street, the main square, the palace of culture, Polissya hotel, supermarket; Ferris wheel, the stadium, school, swimming pool, hospital, etc.

Drive through the tiny part of western radioactive trace.

Passage through Leliv checkpoint. Radiation control before the lunch.

Lunch at the Chernobyl canteen - all ingredients are brought from the outside and ecologically clean. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.

Important -Duga 3 (so called "Russian Woodpecker", military over the horizon radar and it?s base called "Chernobyl 2")

Final check out at Dytyatki checkpoint. Compulsory radiation control.

Return to Kiev around 7pm

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Insurance

Permits for Chernobyl Zone

Entry/Admission - Reactor No 4

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Minimum age is 18 years (the age limit can be discussed in each case)

Any booking made within 3 days prior to departure is unlikely to be confirmed.

Dress code is important - no sandals, no shorts, no sleeveless T-Shirts.

Bring your passport - visitors without a passport won't be allowed on the tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

You require to download audio guide app for other than English language.

We recommend wearing sturdy boots or footwear with tough soles. Please make sure to have socks on so no body flesh is exposed.

Please bring repellent if you visit in spring summer and early fall.

There are quite a few homeless dogs in the zone. If you like dogs you can bring some dog food with you and feed them.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Oct-2019

    I really enjoyed this tour. Chernobyl is becoming much more touristic, but our guide Pasha was great at trying to keep us away from the crowd while still showing us everything. He was very nice and a good guide. It's a long day but it's totally worth it!

  • 27-Aug-2019

    This tour was brilliant. We were in a small minibus rather than a huge 40 seater coach.

    The guide, Kate, was absolutely fantastic. Knowledgeable, smart, funny and incredibly organised- she made the whole tour.

    Our driver, Alex, was also brilliant. His coach was immaculate (he emptied the bin at every stop). His driving was good and he was friendly.

    I would not hesitate to recommend using this company.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was truly amazing. The group was great and the guides were great. I learned so much that I did not know and I'm an old dude. It is so hard to believe that something so drastic occurred because so much of it looks almost normal.
    Take the tour if you possibly can.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    An amazing day. Well organised tour. Full day, lunch, see reactor 4, Pripyat and a lot more. Highly recommended.

  • 12-Apr-2019

    We enjoyed our Chernobyl tour. We found the day to be very interesting. Make sure to bring water or to get water at the gas station stop. I would not recommend visiting in the summer as the requirement to wear cloths that cover your legs and arms would make it very uncomfortable

  • 29-Sep-2018

    Did this tour at a different date but it was amazing. The drive to Chernobyl was long but as soon as we got there we were hooked up with our guide. she was well knowledged, fun and out going. Good day.

  • 03-May-2018

    Very good tour, our guide Anastasia was very helpfull and knowledgeable.

    If i did it again i might look at the 2 day or 3 day tour as there is so much to see.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    Our tour with Vika was informative and educational. We visited all the main sites that we wanted to see and had a great day surrounded by a sad part of history. Vika was a bundle of energy and knowledge. There were 9 of us in total which made the tour intimate and friendly I would highly recommend!

  • 16-Jan-2018

    A fascinating tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, animated, and courteous. He worked extra hard to make our visit enjoyable and worthwhile. I'd give this tour 5 stars.

  • 17-Dec-2017

    Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledge and friendly. Walking around Chernobyl and Pripyat in the snow was a very special experience indeed. Highly recommended.