From Kiev: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

From Kiev: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

From $101.45 per person

Explore the abandoned city of Chernobyl on a 1-day group tour from Kiev and experience incredible emotions within the exclusion zone of a former disaster site. Benefit from travel arrangements, such as permits to enter the exclusion zones and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 11 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Polish

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Experience

Itinerary
6.5 - 7.5 hours
  • Kiev

  • 2 hours
  • Kopachiv (walk)

  • Chernobyl

  • St. Elijah

  • Park of Eternal Glory

  • Monument to Those Who Saved the World

  • Prypiat (photo stop)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Kiev

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the haunting sites of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster
  • Visit the fourth reactor of Chernobyl
  • Experience intense emotions at a legendary disaster site
Full description
Depart Kiev and journey to Chernobyl, famous as the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Learn the rules of radiation safety and watch specially-prepared video material about the disaster en route to the exclusion zones. Learn how the city, while largely abandoned, is still populated with local workers and policemen along with shops, a post office and café. See sights such as the museum, St. Elias Church, the Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. Visit reactor number 4, where complex engineering solutions are underway designed to transform it into an ecologically safe system. Discover the secret facility of Chernobyl 2 and go to the Soviet over-the-horizon radar station of Duga, where foreign radio stations were blocked and espionage took place. Next, go to the ghost town of Pripyat and see the abandoned amusement park and the Ferris wheel that no child ever got the chance to ride. See abandoned boats and ships in the port, and feed the giant catfish in Pripyat River.
Includes
  • Full trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • Insurance
  • Transport support
  • Organization of permits required to visit the exclusion zone
  • Documentation required to visit the 30-kilometer exclusion zone
  • Documentation required to visit the 10-kilometer exclusion zone
  • Documentation required to visit the city of Pripyat
  • Documentation required to visit the Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) Duga radar station
  • English and Russian-speaking guide
  • Permission to take photos and shoot video footage
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions

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

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Short skirts
    • Drones
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Sportswear

    Know before you go

    • Full name, passport number, birth date, and citizenship are required at time of booking for all participants
    • Arrive at the meeting point with the exact passport that you provided details from when booking
    • Meeting time is 7:20 AM, departure time is 7:50 AM
    • Regulations require all visitors to wear a jacket or shirt with long sleeves, long jeans or trousers, and completely closed shoes when inside the Zone
    • Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and bring bottled water
    • Optional lunch may be regular (chicken or pork with beef), vegetarian or special, please indicate selection when ordering
    •  Please note, persons under 18-years-old are not permitted on this tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 898 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    Amazing experience! We were very fortunate to visit Pripyat as the Ukrainian Army had been conducting drills there in the early part of the day, but thankfully our tour guide managed to get us in after 3pm. If you are interested in Soviet history then this is a must for you.

    February 20, 2020

    It was the best experience of my life. It is totally safe. The great guide. I will repeat assured. In the visit security prevails above all. You go through several radiation controls to see if you are clean, so it is not necessary to throw away the clothes, since it almost did not receive contamination

    February 10, 2020

    The reason this is not a 5 star review is because I was expecting a bit more of Pripyat itself. I was hoping to go into buildings and get a feel of the 1986 life, see abandoned livelihoods etc, but you are not allowed to go in anywhere and the houses have been cleared anyway.

    February 5, 2020

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