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Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kyiv provided by CHERNOBYL TOUR

Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kyiv

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visiting Chernobyl, the nuclear power plant whose 1986 explosion was one of the world’s worst radio-ecological disasters, isn’t permitted unless by guided tour. This full-day trip from Kiev offers a hassle-free excursion and the essential commentary needed to understand the site and its catastrophic event. Explore the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and visit abandoned nearby towns, including Pripyat. Dinner at an eco-clean canteen is also included for your convenience.
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You'll start at
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000The meeting point address: Ivana Ohiienka str, build. 6 (old names of the street are Lukashevicha, Petrozavodskaya, Kirpy), 300 meters right from the exit of the Yuzhniy (Pivdenniy, South) terminal of the Central Railway station. GPS coordinates: 50.4410852,30.4831796 (50.4410852°N 30.4831796°)
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    Dytyatky
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Chernobyl
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Kopachi
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pryp'yat'
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000The meeting point address: Ivana Ohiienka str, build. 6 (old names of the street are Lukashevicha, Petrozavodskaya, Kirpy), 300 meters right from the exit of the Yuzhniy (Pivdenniy, South) terminal of the Central Railway station. GPS coordinates: 50.4410852,30.4831796 (50.4410852°N 30.4831796°)
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Highlights
  • Full-day trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site from Kiev
  • A guided tour of the abandoned site is the only permissible way to see it
  • Learn about the impacts of the explosion from your guide
  • Includes use of a personal dosimeter (radiation meter)
What to Expect
Board an air-conditioned bus in central Kiev with a guide and travel to Chernobyl while watching documentaries about the 1986 disaster. Compulsory insurance and a radiation meter to use on your visit are included. On arrival, enter the Exclusion Zone and visit the derelict town of Pripyat, seeing the hospital that received the firefighters and workers affected by the explosion, and the town hall, fire station, Polissya hotel, and the never-opened amusement park. Take a guided tour of the plant, seeing the Sarcophagus and New Safe Confinement arch from observation points, plus the fire station, cooling towers, and Soviet radar station. Finally, visit Chernobyl town and have an eco-clean dinner at a canteen for exclusion zone workers before your tour ends in central Kiev.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dosimeter
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Bus transportation
  • Local taxes
  • Compulsory insurance
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • 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! Please check information you have sent to us thoroughly - it is required to send the full name, passport number, date of birth (dd\mm\yyyy) and citizenship per EACH PARTICIPANT. Any mistake in passport data may be a reason not to let you pass passport control at checkpoint successfully)
  • Dress code is long sleeves (jacket, shirt), pants(no skirts!), 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thomas H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Excellent tour. Funny and very interesting. For me it was the perfect pace to see everything. I would fully recommend this tour
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alicia wrote a review Aug 2020
Lancashire, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was an experience of a lifetime. The tour was well organised and professional. Our guide was friendly and informative. Do it now, while you can!
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Nadezhda Valchanova wrote a review Aug 2020
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I wanted to visit this place for so many years and finally I had the chance to do so despise the whole COVID-19 situation. I had an amazing experience and so many unforgettable memories to look back to. Many thanks to Dima for showing us so many mind-blowing locations and
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Dmitry M wrote a review Aug 2020
Geneva, Switzerland15 contributions
Excellent experience! Knowledgeable and professional tour guide! Real empty and weird exclusion zone.
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valeriverano wrote a review Aug 2020
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine678 contributions133 helpful votes
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We took 1-day trip, WOW! Everything was great! Comfortable bus, careful driver Edward, professional guides Dmytro and Darya, tasty food, amazing route, mind-blowing locations, tones of useful information, unforgettable emotions!
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tommhans
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Wow, a great and very memorable trip
Wow, what a great trip this was. An experience that i will remember for a long time. The tour was in english and th
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Kasmir88
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Must see
Essential on any trip to Ukraine, great guide was able to entertain and inform during the entire trip.
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lbdontour
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Thank you
I like the fact that these tours are still relatively small and personal and have not yet become the ‘get as many i
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526jasonf
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Unbelievably good service
We attempted to go to Chernobyl twice with this tour company, but both times COVID-19 stopped us. The tour company
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gooooer
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Knowledgeable and careful guides
After watching dozens of documentaries and sci-pop films about the Chernobyl disasterI didn’t have much expectation
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771petrj
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Amazing experience with great guide
Amazing experience. Our guide Helen was amazing with perfect English. If you into post-poviet ages, you should defi
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kostenkook
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Highly recommended
It was very interesting tour, we visited a lot of locations. Nature in this area is extremely incredible. Many than
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59artemd
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Best tours to Chernobyl
You need to visit this location and guys from Chernobyltour is the best choose! Personal thanks to our guide Ilya!
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Peggy05
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Amazing
This was a great tour. We had a private tour for 12. We were picked up and dropped off from our hotel. It was so in
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Freedom741852
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I went with solo east travel to chenobyl last oct 10, brilliant , great gulde, all of it Was well planed,
Book with soloeast travel, a great company which you can really trust, ive booked and payed for a 2 day trip in oct
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Justin Z
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Stand up company during this time
I had booked two tickets for a full day tour and paid a deposit through PayPal. Due to the pandemic and cancelled
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Octiron
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Unlucky Situation
Unfortunately my trip to Ukraine was cancelled last minute due to the Covid-19 Situation in Europe. My flights will
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kerstinsD3373DO
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Private Tour to the exclusion zone by Chornobyl Tour
WE were a group of four. We booked a private day tour. Booking was really easy. Inna from Chornobyl Tour was very f
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883JamesM883
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One of the best things I have ever done!
This tour was my 50th birthday present from my lovely 'other half', she knew that I had always been fascinated with
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DuncanH304
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Great Experience
My wife and my 23 year old son booked a private tour based upon the reviews we read and we weren’t disappointed. Ou
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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