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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ivana Ohiienka St, 6
    Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    The 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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  • 2
    Chernobyl
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Kopachi
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Pryp'yat'
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Ivana Ohiienka St, 6
    Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    The 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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Konstantin Pantazis wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Went today to Chernobyl from Kyiv. Everything was perfect ! For me was the best experience ever. Definitely will go again but for more than one day Would like also to thank our guide Ivan , kindest guy ever met , does his job very very well!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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carlouche wrote a review Nov. 2020
Bangkok, Thailand9 contributions38 helpful votes
Had an incredible day at Chernobyl. Our guide, Elena was so knowledgeable and passionate, and knew the answer to all our questions (and we had a lot!). The day tour was so informational - I don't think I've ever taken in that much new information in just one day, and I've been
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Димитрий wrote a review Oct. 2020
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A huge thanks to our guides Lena and Vika for the amazing day at exclusion zone. It’s very interesting to hear a lot of historical and technical details about catastrophe from the beautiful ladies. Our trip was well organized and absolutely safe. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Łukasz K wrote a review Oct. 2020
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I attended a tour in English and I am disappointed. The guide could speak English but the level was quite low. Because of that she spoke slowly and the tour was boring. I didn't learn too much. The bus was quite cold and good heating would be very nice since the day was very
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChornobylTOURmanager, Manager at Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kyiv
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lukasz, First of all, let us thank you for taking the time to write the feedback regarding your trip with CHORNOBYL TOUR. We feel saddened to read your comments and find out that you didn't enjoy your tour experience. Our tourists' comfort, safety, and satisfaction is our main priority. Following your comments about our guide's English level and boring tour. It is your personal opinion and we respectfully accept it. At the same time, we always give particular attention to our guides' professionalism. They all speak excellent English and have extensive knowledge in the field of the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Nevertheless, your comment has been taken into account for the necessary verification. Concerning your note about the cold bus, we are sorry to hear that you didn't inform your guide about that. The driver would turn on the heating immediately.  Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Each review of every tourist is important for us and it helps us to improve our services. We do hope to have a chance to see you on one of our future tours. Please contact us directly and we will do all possible to make the best tour for you. Best wishes, CHORNOBYL TOUR team
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sfguy24 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia55 contributions78 helpful votes
Great tour, really enjoyed it. Having seen the HBO miniseries about Chernobyl, we felt like this tour did a great job of bringing the incident to life. You see a lot of different aspects of the area and leave feeling like you didn't miss anything. Our guide spoke very good
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ganasdemundo
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Amazing tour with Helen, one of the best guides ever
I've just come back to Kyiv after a 2 day private tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat, and it's been an amazing experienc
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238manan
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Excellent tour and definitely recommend
It was a very well organised tour which maximised the available time (one full day) to visit all the sites and prov
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Dima K
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One of the most awesome tours in my life
The tour was just great despite the weather! I think I will come later for the 2 or 3 days tour. Thanks to Dima, t
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Дмитрий М
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Unforgettable journey! Thanks to guide Vika
It was really cool! The second time in Chernobyl and Pripyat, and this time it was great! Vika is a wonderful guide
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wileeee
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Great experience, guides and impressions
We made a 2-day tour about a year ago. This is great and different experience from a single day tour (which we did
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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