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Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev

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
  • Tour the exclusion zone to see the secret military radar station
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Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev
From US$ 111.00
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Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev
From US$ 111.00
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.
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 via the Dytyatky gate, and pass the abandoned villages of Zalissya and Kopachi, and the decontaminated Red Forest, the first victim of the radioactive fallout.

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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Reviews (248)

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Reviewed 4 days ago
An interesting and informative tour.

This is the tour to take and these are the guys to take it with. From our first greeting, 'Hello...?' to our final handshake, this tour oozed professionalism. These guys have been doing this for a while now and know their business. Everything was on...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 5 days ago
A very memorable day thank you

A quite long but extremely interesting day the air-conditioned coach and driver all good I would look to thank Helen and Angelina whom could not have been more knowledgeable and entertaining, everything went like clockwork an excellent day out, well worth the money.

Thank bobbyb82
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very worthwhile and highly recommended

The tour started from an easy to get to location in Kiev, all the vans were lined up so it was clear we were in the right spot. The guides were stationed near their van to check passports and get ou to the correct van....More

1  Thank Tomas W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating tour of the history of Chernobyl and Pripiat

Travelled here with two friends on a visit from Kiev at the end of June 2018. We had booked the tour about six days in advance with an accredited company found through a google search, though several companies appear to be offering the same thing...More

1  Thank fiesta10uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent visit to Chernobyl

We enjoyed the tour led by Igor and Elena. Both were friendly and informative. It’s clear they enjoy sharing their knowledge of this important site with others. We came away wanting to study up on the history of the accident and it’s aftermath. The day...More

Thank james w
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Shaun E
14 July 2018|
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
No, the closest you get is 300m from the reactor, outside.
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Kim S
13 July 2018|
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Response from Benamard | Reviewed this property |
It’s a risk. We endured some heavy traffic and arrived back at 20:50.
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loonyluna9299
21 June 2018|
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Response from AA285 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you must be 18+ to visit the exclusion zone.
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