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Kiev: Nuclear Missile Base Tour

Product ID: 219861
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The chance to tour a once top-secret location that not so long ago was the nightmare of the US and the whole world. Here, at the base of a twelve-story underground shaft, you will even see a depiction of the infamous “Red Button”!
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Duration: 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Our driver shall pick you up directly from the lobby of your hotel, so please make sure to be ready by that time and don`t be late. The driver shall give you a phone call 15 minutes before arrivat to clarify all the details.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go 45 meters underground to press the "Red Button"
  • Explore an authentic Soviet Nuclear Missile base
  • Feel the history of the Cold War between the USA and USSR
Full description
Your tour to the Museum of Missile Forces will last approximately three hours. During this time, you will learn how the base was founded, as well as hear many interesting facts. You will view the principal sights of the Museum, and have time to walk around, pose for photos and chat with former service personnel. If needed, your tour company can also provide you with a local English-speaking guide.

The Nuclear War was an ever-present threat only a few decades ago. When you visit the Museum of Missile Forces, you will access the very Sanctuary of Soviet military might, the most classified location in the former USSR from which nuclear war could have started.

Throughout your tour you will encounter the museum’s exhibit halls (which house displays devoted to World War II and the Cold War), the RS-20 “Voivod” Rocket, (also known as the SS-18 “Satan”), the Underground Command Center, and the “Red Button” (a figurative name for the command system that launched nuclear missiles and is now open to visitors.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Private and comfortable transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • All entrance fees in the museum
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The Museum is situated over 300 kilometers away from Kiev, so be prepared for a lengthy drive (the duration of the tour may vary somewhat due to road and weather conditions, but generally doesn't exceed the mentioned timeframe)
• When you venture 30 meters below it will get chilly, so bring something warm (even in summer)
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Product ID: 219861