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From Kyiv: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

From Kyiv: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

From US$ 100.45 per person

Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster. See the old power plant and walk down the empty streets of Prypiat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the ghost city Prypiat
  • See the radar station at a secret military base
  • Explore the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Visit the memorials in Chernobyl Town
  • Choose between a shared or private tour
Full description

Meet your guide in Kyiv, then relax on the 2-hour drive to Dytyatki Checkpoint, the main entry point to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

During the journey, see a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster. Make a short stop so that you can use the toilet, and purchase coffee and snacks.

Once you pass the police checkpoint and enter the exclusion zone, visit Chernobyl town to see the evacuation memorial, the Lenin monument, the museum of robots, and more. Continue to the Chernobyl Power Plant.

Explore the reactor blocks, cooling towers, the new sarcophagus over Reactor 4, and the Prometheus monument. Head to the Red Forest viewpoint, then visit the ghost town of Prypiat. See the abandoned amusement park. Wander past the empty school, hospital, and river port.

After you discover the abandoned military base with Duga Radar Station, before passing through radiation control and returning to Kyiv.

Includes
  • Full-day tour of Chernobyl, Pripyat, Power Plant, and Duga
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi and TV
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Permission for photo and video shooting
  • Insurance
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Participants

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    Meeting point

    Meet opposite the University of Shevchenko. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Transportation is a Mercedes Sprinter Van.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport
    • Closed-toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • Long-sleeved shirt

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Shorts
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Short skirts
    • Drones
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Intoxication
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Open-toed shoes

    Know before you go

    • You must be at least 18 years old
    • You must provide your passport number, name, surname, nationality, and birthdate for all participants when booking
    • You must wear pants, a shirt or long-sleeved t-shirt, and closed-toe comfortable shoes
    • Please bring some cash in the local currency to buy water and snacks
    • There is a vegetarian option available for lunch (not included)
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages and taking narcotic drugs is strictly prohibited
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 625 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Once in a life time experience! Can’t fault this tour at all - it was everything we wanted plus more. The guide and driver were extremely professional and helpful. We met them at the pick-up destination and spent the whole day exploring the sites. The guide was extremely accomodating and looked out for everyone’s safety. It’s something you truly need to experience for yourself and you won’t be disappointed.

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    October 23, 2021

    Can only recommend the tour! Our guide Constantin explained everything in very understandable English, answered all questions in detail & gave us enough time for photos and our own impressions at the individual stops. We were back a little earlier than expected (around 6:30 p.m.), but that didn't bother us, on the contrary. The tour was well organized, there were no problems. For anyone who is in Kiev, the tour is almost a must! We will definitely not forget these impressions and would like to take this opportunity to thank our tour guide Constantin again for the great day! :-)

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    September 27, 2021

    The guide was informative it she spoke too fast and kept repeating words mid sentence making it hard to follow. She also kept repeating the information over and over. The information was interesting but not very engaging. Other guides we overheard were more engaging and entertaining. I would recommend advising that long sleeves, long socks, and toilet paper are necessary not just suggested. Also Did not appreciate that we had to sign agreement to “rules” Before being told them. Then no rules were enforced at all. Also website discussed Covid protocols and none were followed.

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    September 12, 2021

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