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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$ 100.97 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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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 empty city of Prypiat
  • See the radar station at a secret military base
  • Explore the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Visit the grand memorials in Chernobyl
  • Choose between a shared or private tour
Full description

Explore the infamous Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and its surrounding abandoned towns and areas on a full-day bus trip from Kyiv. Safely walk through the disused reactor blocks, the empty Prypiat and Chernobyl towns, and see many abandoned sites along your guided tour.

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 your journey, watch a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster, and have a short stop to use toilet facilities, and purchase coffee and snacks.

Then, pass the police checkpoint and enter the infamous exclusion zone to visit Chernobyl. See the evacuation memorial, the Lenin monument, the museum of robots, and more, before continuing to the Chernobyl Power Plant.

Here, explore the reactor blocks, cooling towers, the new sarcophagus over Reactor 4, and the Prometheus monument. Then head to the Red Forest viewpoint, and visit the abandoned town of Prypiat. Walk through an abandoned amusement park, past an empty school, hospital, and river port.

Next, discover the abandoned military base where the Duga Radar Station lies, before passing through radiation control and returning to Kyiv.

Includes
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant day trip
  • Chernobyl entry ticket
  • Access to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach, van
    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
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
    • Cash
    • Long-sleeved shirt
    • Long pants

    Not allowed

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

    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
    • 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 655 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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