We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Special Offer
Book by September 30 and travel between September 25 and December 31 to save 5% off our previously offered price!
Select Date and Travellers
FromUSD 105.00
USD 99.75
Date
2 travellers
Overview
This tour is a result of our 19-year history of designing, negotiating with the government to bring it to the level where the comfort for the visitors and accessibility to the major sites don’t conflict with the safety. As the biggest tour provider to Chernobyl Zone we guarantee the quality of the tour. We have a team of well trained guides. We are the first to make GPS Chernobyl Tour audio Guide in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Czech and Japanese. We use our modern minibuses Mercedes and VV which have been a clear step ahead of its class, especially in terms of safety. The trip to Chernobyl is over 330 km. We pay lots of attention to our drivers training. All our minibuses meet European standards for the passenger transportation (e.g. dual wheel rear axle). All vehicles have air and seat belts, wifi routers and USB charges for the passengers. The speed and location is controlled via our GPS monitoring system to make sure our guests have a safe and pleasant ride along the route.
Highlights
  • 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
  • All-inclusive: lunch, transport, and full safety checks provided
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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Mykhailivs'ka St, 1/3, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
Show More
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.
  • Wheelchair ramp equipped minibus is available upon request
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you prefer an audio guide you have to download a free app (OIS or Android) - please ask our guide for a pair of earphones if you need ones.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (599)
Filter reviews
481 results
Traveller rating
460
15
4
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
460
15
4
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chernobyl tour day trip exclusion zone soloeast travel pork solo east travel great sense of humor soup incredible experience amazing tour swimming pool answered all of our questions chernobyl disaster guide alex abandoned city of pripyat first hand explained everything
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 481 reviews
Reviewed today

Our tour was excellent, Anya was a great tour guide she explained every detail! It was an extraordinarily experience, seeing in person the places that the accident happened and the surrounding areas. Many thanks to our tour guide Anya and our driver Sergey (if I’m...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ale3isC
Reviewed today via mobile

Very well organized tour. The visit in Prypiat really impressive. Our guide Aniya nice and knowledgeable. Recommended

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marco C
Reviewed today via mobile

My dad and I visited in September mini bus was comfortable and driver a great driver (I am not the best passenger so this is a big plus from me) Diana our tour guide was lovely very thoughtful and full of information. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank jacquelined360
Reviewed yesterday

Initially I had many doubts if I should take the tour to Chernobyl zone and Pripyat town. Finally I decided to do it when visiting Kiev and I am glad I did that. Everything was very well organized. The booking process was very smooth. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aaagnieszka
Liudvikovskyi, Alex tour guide at SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Agnieszka and Karolina !! :)) Thank you, for your kind words and thank for many details noticed in this review! Your words helps me to keep up the good work! I really appreciate you taking time to share your feedback and being so open...More

Reviewed yesterday

I booked the one day tour from Kiev to Chernobyl with Solo East tours. From the intial booking to the actual tour everything was brilliant. We visited all the main points of interest and had plenty of time to take photos. Our guide Alex was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve C
Liudvikovskyi, Alex tour guide at SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello my dear friend Steven! :)) For me there is nothing better than to see happy faces of my tourists at the end of the tour as well as positive review. Your kind words give me energy to work and motivate me to show my...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Daniela3162
18 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from brettn860 | Reviewed this property |
Travellers to exclusion zone must be 18 years or older
1
Vote
r3dcl0ud
6 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from crys94 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say spring or fall. Winter is too cold and a lot of things are covered in snow. Summer gets a little hot and you have to wear long sleeves and pants to cover your body entirely. Summer is also their busy season so there... More
0
Votes
799jannaa
12 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from brettn860 | Reviewed this property |
Perfectly safe for visit
0
Votes
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: