Full-Day Tour Of Chernobyl And Prypiat From Kiev

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Overview

You are welcome to join one-full-day Chernobyl  and Pripyat tour, during which you will spend maximum time inside of the Zone and see all of the possible locations. Professional and friendly guides. Exclusive routes. An open-eye experience.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Dinner included
  • All-inclusive tour

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You are welcome to join our scheduled 1-day trip, during which you will see:
(There can be some changes due to weather conditions!)
- Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the Exclusion zone;
- The village of Zalissya with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna;
- A bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles;
- An almost fully buried village of Kopachi with a remaining kindergarten;
- A decontaminated Red Forest at place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out;
- The town of Pripyat populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation;- The hospital receiving the fire fighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident; - A river port and the most prestigious Pripyat café at the embankment;
- A town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences;
- Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the 4th reactor ruins;
- Energetic Palace of culture, the main recreational site for the Prypyat youth;
- Ferris wheel in the amusement park which was never open;
- A fire station, the crew were the second to extinguish fire at the NPP at night of the disaster on April 26, 1986;
- Chernobyl NPP:
- The Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement ("Arch") – an observation point at a 300 m distance;
- A fire station at the NPP, the crew arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion,
- A NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season);
- Cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd generation;
- The secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1"). Giant radar antenna "DUGA-1", secret town of Chernobyl-2 which provided the efficiency of antennas and horizon tracking of the launching of ballistic missiles.
- The town of Chernobyl.
- Ecologically-clean dinner in a Chernobyl state canteen for the Exclusion zone workers (vegetarian meal available upon request).

Tour includes: all formal permissions, comfortable auto transportation Kiev-Zone-Kiev (air conditioning, viewing a selection of documentary films on the route), professional English-speaking guide (or guide plus interpreter), maximally permitted time of stay in the Zone (leaving Kiev at 8.00 a.m., arriving back at 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.), extended program of the visit, teaching skills of radiation survival, compulsory insurance, route map and personal certificate about visit to the Chernobyl zone.

Inclusions for Full-Day Tour Of Chernobyl And Prypiat From Kiev

  • Dosimeter
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Bus transportation
  • Local taxes
  • Compulsory insurance

Exclusions for Full-Day Tour Of Chernobyl And Prypiat From Kiev

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

ATTENTION! To make your trip successful, please,while filling booking application, kindly write your email address and phone number into field "Special requirements", so our managers will be able to provide you with all necessary information and tour-details about the trip and to stay in touch on a day-trip in the case of any emergency.

PLEASE NOTE: Tours booked within 5 days of departure are unlikely to be confirmed

In case of no-show, the trip payment is not refunded

Minimum age is 18 years

It is obligatory to have your passport with you for each participant (and it should be the one that you specified in the application for the trip!)

Dress code is long sleeves (jacket, shirt), pants, closed comfortable shoes

The Rules of stay in the Zone prohibit:
- eating, drinking and smoking in open air;
- touching buildings, trees, plants;
- gathering and eating mushrooms, berries, fruit and nuts in forests and gardens of the abandoned settlements
- sitting on the ground
- putting photo and video cameras, bags, backpacks and other personal belongings on the ground.

Persons under alcoholic/drug intoxication are not allowed to take a trip to the Zone

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Very, very long day. Most of it was spent in Prypiat with just a brief glimpse of the containment arch at power plant. Lunch was huge cafeteria style. Because of season, the last two stops were in the dark. Wish they shortened Prypiat so we could see the drone and monument with daylight for pictures.

    Overall fun, with good guides and driver.

  • Great tour. Great guide. Highly recommended. Just try to book in warmer, drier seasons, because you will be outdoors all the time.

  • Best daily tour I ever did. Just amazing! You see abandoned villages, a huge radar system, the town Chernobyl with memorials of the liquidators which were called bio-robots what an expression, the Red Forest, the NPP, and the abandoned town of Prypiat. The guide tells everything you want to know. We were in a small group of about ten members in a minibus. On that day 300 tourists visited the exclusion zone, many of them with coaches, but in the zone itself you do not see many tourist groups. Our lunch in Chernobyl hotel-restaurant yes, there is a hotel was in the late afternoon with Ukrainian dishes. I enjoyed that day very much.
    You have to take your passport with you, which will be controlled at the zone entrance and also in the zone. Do not wear short-sleeved clothes, only eat and drink in the car, and do not put your belongings or even sit on the ground. Wear good and comfortable shoes, no sandals. You walk through nature, sometimes there is no path. In Prypiat there are many broken glasses on the way.

  • Viator needs to find another tour operator for this tour. Here's what happened on my tour. The tour was conducted on an in air conditioned and unventilated bus that reached temperatures of over 33 degrees C. Then, the tour operator tells the group as we are leaving the convenience store that 'lunch' will be at 530pm it was 9pm. The lunch wasn't actually served until 615pm. The tour also wasted time at minor sites, when it could have simply spent extra time in Chernobyl and Pripyat or shortened the trip to less than 14 hours. I think what happened on our tour is that the operator didn't make reservations at the canteen in Chernobyl as they were trying to fill last minute seats.

  • very rude guide. kate. quite possibly very dangerous to go there not enough time to gather the information needed to meet trip guidelines, if you don't have a smart phone. so extra costs buying the equipment needed which should be supplied anyway, bus driver distracted by his own phone not hands free while driving. have experience with the uk government in the nuclear industry and a trip like this would not run in the west. health issues could result.,

  • The trip was great, we had a lot of fun.
    Our Guide Elena was very helpful, friendly and informative.
    We did the 1 day tour and were not disappointed.
    The food from the cantine was good and we even had a vegetarian option as requested and there were ample stops for the toilet and on the way we could stop at a petrol station to buy some food/drinks.
    Thanks to Elena and our driver for the nice experience, we would definitely recommend this trip.

  • Fascinating tour. Say many interesting sites. Starts out with small abandoned village. Then moves on to a monument to first responders near the fire station. Then a drive-by of the power plant on the way to lunch at the Chernobyl canteen. Then going very close to the plant for up-close pictures. Then on to the abandoned city of Prypiat for more interesting sites. The tour guide Elana was very knowledgeable about the sites. Also did a great job at getting me back on time for my train in the evening.

  • An excellent experience, by far one of the best highlights of my Eastern European trip! Our guide Andreyi was very informative and took us to loads of fascinating places throughout the exclusion zone, and all the places left a significant impression on me. I will say that it was a very tiring trip, and there was a lot to take in, so I fell asleep very quickly on the coach back, so I recommend resting well beforehand.
    Whenever I show people photos of my trip through Europe, this is the place that impresses everyone the most.

  • Very Interesting tour! The guide is very knowledgeable of the area and gives good descriptions. Very good value for money.

  • I cannot recommend this tour enough!! We spent the entire day at Chernobyl and I wanted to stay there longer!! Pick-up was easy and on time. Guide was GREAT, lunch was very good too. Chernobyl is not to be missed!! Book early - all of the tours sell out!

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