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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat on a full-day tour from Kiev by minivan
  • View the Chernobyl plant and devastated surrounds with a guide for insight
  • See reactor 4 and abandoned Pripyat, and learn about the terrible events of 1986
Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
From US$ 114.00
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
US$ 114.00
Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance with this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
What to Expect
Depart central Kiev by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi–enabled minivan and make the journey to Chernobyl. Bring your passport, and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, plus sturdy shoes.

En route, watch a documentary on the 1986 accident, learning how the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat—the latter home to plant workers—were evacuated afterward.

After crossing the Dytyatky checkpoint into the 18.6-mile (30-kilometer) exclusion zone, tour Chernobyl town before entering the 6.2-mile (10-kilometer) zone. Then, continue to Kopachi village—buried due to extreme contamination—to see its derelict kindergarten.

Next, view reactor 4, the accident site, from a distance, and take in the Red Forest and Pripyat, with its eerie streets, school, and amusement park.

After lunch at a Chernobyl canteen (made with outsourced ingredients), check out the mysterious Duga-3, a Soviet-era over-the-horizon radar system dubbed the “Russian Woodpecker.”

Your tour then ends in Kiev.
Reviews (175)
1 - 5 of 129 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic Experience

I am very happy that I selected SoloEast of all the tour operators that offer tours to Chernobyl. They are very easy to communicate with. Any questions I had via email were very quickly answered. The tour is reasonably priced, and cheaper than other companies...More

Thank Meowy
Reviewed 6 days ago
One of the most memorable experiences of my life.

I've always wanted to visit Chernoybl as there is nothing alse like it and I'm really glad I went with solo east. The tour was really interesting, varied, very sad and thought provoking. The whole thing took 13 hours but the way it was structured...More

1  Thank DMRobo
Reviewed 1 week ago
Remarkable tour

I was finishing a holiday around Ukraine and booked on the group tour on 7 October. I do not usually like group tours but this was a once in a life time experience. Our guide, Tanya, was extremely knowledgeable and answered a wide range of...More

Thank Greenie1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Exceeded my expextations in every way

We went to Kiev to see Chernobyl. We booked at Solo East because of the good reviews and are very very satisfied with everything. The booking process was smooth, almost impossibile to miss important information as adding your passport number to your reservation and they...More

Thank Merel v
Reviewed 1 week ago
100% Recommend Solo East!

I toured Chernobyl / Pripyat on 28 September 2018 with Solo East. Meeting Point was exactly where it was stated in the emails and took only a few minutes to get my bus / group assignment. Our guide lived on the outskirts of Kyiv so...More

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27 August 2018|
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Response from BrunoCoelhoPT | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I would say NO, and for many reasons. 1 - You're not supposed to physically touch anything (including the floor) with any body part, including objects that you'll take with you outside of the zone. This was the... More
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27 June 2018|
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Response from Isurehopeso | Reviewed this property |
Soloeast website is all you need. Check w them on any specific questions you may have. My main suggestion is to bring lots of dog treats for the strays. You’ll feel like a super hero helping out these four legged friends... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from Shift_Abdul_Ghani | Reviewed this property |
No questions about getting lost here. Meeting point is super central right by McDonald’s at Maidan. There’ll be a representative from SoloEast and van waiting for you.