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2 Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat
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2 Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat

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  • 2 days

Experience this unique two-day tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat. You'll explore the places destroyed by the most important environmental disaster of the 20th Century.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kiev - Chernobyl - Pripyat

On the first day, the tour leaves Kiev at 8am and heads to Chernobyl. After a two-hour bus journey, you'll arrive in the city that has been burnt in everyone's memories since the 1986 nuclear disaster which ruined the lives of so many families.

On arrival, you'll stop for a light breakfast to build up energy for the visit. You'll arrive at the first checkpoint, where you'll pass into the 30km Exclusion Zone.

Wandering through the city streets of Chernobyl, you'll see the museum, Saint Elijah Church, the Monument to the Chernobyl Liquidators and the park dedicated to the settlements that disappeared after the nuclear disaster.

On the first day, you'll cross into the 10km Exclusion Zone, entering the town of Kopachi just 4km from the Chernobyl Power Plant. The town was completely contaminated and had to be evacuated. Since then, there have been no signs of life...

You'll visit the Nuclear Power Plant zone, where you'll see the shelter constructed to confine both the exterior and interior of reactor 4, the reactor which produced the nuclear explosion. The sight will chill you to your bones.

Before the end of the day, you'll visit Pripyat, a town left completely empty after the accident. Here is where you truly see the destruction caused. Houses, hotels, schools and even a theme park - all abandoned.

After visiting the ghost town, you'll return to Chernobyl where you'll spend the night, gathering energy for a new day of exploring.

Day 2: Chernobyl - Pripyat - Kiev

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you'll head back to Pripyat. Here you'll see a different part of the Nuclear Power Plant: reactors 5 and 6. You'll also be able to get close to the plant's cooling towers, which remain unfinished, and you'll visit an abandoned Experimental Radiological Laboratory.

Today you'll have the opportunity to talk with people who stayed living in the area, as well as with members of the Institute of Nuclear Safety of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Chernobyl. You'll learn about the current state of the reactors, as well as the answers to all the questions you may have surrounding the 1986 disaster and its consequences.

You'll visit the Duga radar, the last anti-ballistic missile radar system the Soviets installed on Ukrainian territory.

Passing back through the radiation checkpoint will finish off the tour, and you'll head back on your way to Kiev.

Important Information

  • Under 18s are not permitted on this tour.
  • This tour is designed in accordance with the necessary radiation safety regulations, to keep the effects of radiation on the human body to the minimum. The radiation exposure received during this 2 day tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zones is the approximate equivalent of that received during a 3-3.5 hour aeroplane flight.
  • We recommend wearing long trousers, long-sleeved shirts and shoes that cover your ankle. Clothes do not accumulate radiation. If you prefer, you can buy a jumpsuit at the beginning of the tour. 

Price

Per person
2 Day Tour
US$ 245.80

2 Day Tour

  • Per person

    US$ 245.8

More Information

Duration

2 days.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Return journey to Chernobyl.

English and Russian speaking guide.

Visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One night hotel stay in Chernobyl.

Insurance.

Permits to visit the sites on the tour.

Permits to take photos and videos.

Not included

Rental of a ratiation counter (€7, $8 approximately).

Jumpsuit (€10, approximately).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 4 days before (Kiev local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 245.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Meeting point

Simona Petlyury Street, near the Central Train Station.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time, you will be refunded 75%. If you do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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