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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 for 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Aroma Kava
    Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    We depart from Kozatskiy hotel, which is on the main square - Independence (Maidan) - the hotel is the second building on the right from McDonalds. We meet outside, in front of the hotel. There is another “Kozatskiy” hotel on Antonova St. Don’t go there!
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  • 1
    Maidan Nezalezhnosti
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Reactor No 4
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Aroma Kava
    Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    We depart from Kozatskiy hotel, which is on the main square - Independence (Maidan) - the hotel is the second building on the right from McDonalds. We meet outside, in front of the hotel. There is another “Kozatskiy” hotel on Antonova St. Don’t go there!
    See address & details
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aroma Kava, Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years (the age limit can be discussed in each case)
  • Any booking made within 1 day 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
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 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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Michael M wrote a review 11 Jan.
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic Tour! The transport was comfortable and was shown educational videos on the journey. Igor our guide was very informative and proactive. A once in a lifetime expirence 👍. Thankyou
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Anthony Hanel wrote a review 3 Jan.
Denton, Texas2 contributions
The tour lead by Igor was one of my favorite tours yet! The group was small, about 5, so we were able to see a lot more than what was on the given itinerary. The tour was a good pace for seeing so much, nothing felt rushed and if we needed to we could have stayed at locations
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Response from SoloEast G, Igor, your tour guide at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for such great, detailed and very first review in this year. It is very important for me to know that you liked the tour and SoloEast fully satisfied your expectation:)
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Arseniy Danylenko wrote a review Dec. 2020
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine1 contribution
Had an ncredible tour with Aleksey on Dec 1. I didn't expect it would be that ineteresting! Aleksey managed to create a complete picture of the disaster and exclusion zone in our minds! Thank you!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Liudvikovskyi, tour guide Alex at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 12 Dec. 2020
Thank you, dear Arsen for your five star review! It means a world to me:)) It was so easy to work with your group! That’s a pleasure for me when our visitors are so happy and satisfied after the tour !!! Thank you so much! Take care! Best wishes, Alex ☢☢☢
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Jannah D wrote a review Dec. 2020
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My husband and I went on this tour last week, and it far exceeded our expectations. our guide, Igor (don't know how to spell his name) was immensely helpful and was a fount of information and knowledge. He was accommodating, patient and highly skilled in explaining everything to
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from SoloEast G, Your tour guide Igor. at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the excellent review:)
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David Klukas wrote a review Dec. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had an amazing day in Pripyat, Chernobyl, and Duga with our guide Diana. The experience was surreal and definitely worth every penny. Diana was knowledgeable and also very friendly. Thanks to the current pandemic we had the site pretty much to ourselves at times which was
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from diana_kushnir, Tour guide at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 6 Dec. 2020
Hello David and Lisako! Thank you so much for your review, I’m very happy that I had the chance to be your guide and show you the Chernobyl exclusion zone, I’m very happy that you gave me all your trust to show the most attractive places! You are very nice and kind, and the way you treated animals of the zone made me smile all the time ))) We are going to be happy to see you again on our tours, maybe for two days tour )))
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ARPIT J
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Best time spent in Ukraine- Amazing tour by Diana!
We made the right choice by booking our Chernobyl tour with Solo East as they made all necessary arrangements to ma
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Gheety
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Excellent tour by Igor!
We had the please of a Chernobyl tour by Igor. We arrived at Chernobyl in a very safe manner in difficult weather c
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Journey55637848528
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Had A Wonderful Time!
Great tour:) Everything went smooth from the pick up in the morning until the end of the day. Also luxurious bus w
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911gn
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Best Guided Tour of Chernobyl Ever!! A***
We visited Chernobyl with Pasha as our tour guide. It was the most amazing trip I’ve ever been on, and pasha (son o
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robponmir
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Where do I even begin!
Where do I even begin! Igor, our guide, absolutely blew our minds. Not only was he probably the best tour guide I'v
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corinna_n95
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Incredible 2-day private tour
We booked a 2-day private tour for two with SoloEast before Corona. Since we would have flown during the quarantine
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Chanoncal19
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Amazing
This was a unbelievable experience and I definitely recommend the tour! The guide Pasha was extremely nice and made
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dusty5586
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Amazing tour!
I done a private tour which I would highly recommend. My driver/guide Pasha was easy to talk to, very knowledgeable
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Terenceabela
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Great experience
I was with diana the guide, she was very helpful and understanding with me, you can't have time to be ennuying with
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Daydream68411856920
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Great Chernobyl tour!
We had an amazing experience using SoloEast for our tour of Chernobyl. They were super helpful in figuring out a t
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ivansister
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Dark Tourism to Chernobyl
I loved, loved, loved the tour so much. This place is unbelievable and terrifying. Something you would never ever f
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leonhardg726
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Unique private tour with Alex
We booked the tour three days in advance and i have to say that everything perfect. Even better than expected. We p
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Guide98549
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Awesome trip - can highly recommend
Booked the Chernobyl Day Trip and everything was perfectly well organised by SoloEast. After meeting at 8am we drov
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st_nb2020
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Absolute blast of a tour with SoloEast's Diana!
We (2 people coming from Germany) took a two-day tour to Pripyat and Chernobyl with SoloEast in July. We had booked
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Private solo last minute tour of Chernobyl
The private tour attention and just walking around exploring the areas with my guide Victoria who is also an excell
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