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Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat
Activities in Kiev

Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat

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Excellent day! The guide was passionate, attentive to the group and able to answer all of our questions. I recommend! Perfect day! The guide was passionate about Chernobyl, able to answer all our questions and taking care about the group. Don't hesitate to book your tour!
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US$ 105.30
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Chernobyl and Pripyat are sadly infamous due to the 1986 nuclear disaster. This excursion from Kiev will give you the opportunity to experience a ghost town and to see the destruction caused by a simple nuclear mistake.

Itinerary

Meet at the start time near Kiev Central Train Station, where you'll board a bus to Chernobyl. Arriving after a journey of around two hours, the sight of the catastrophe-struck site will cause your heart to sink, giving you a unique insight into the horrors inflicted by the nuclear accident.

You'll pause at the Dytiatky checkpoint, where you'll pass through a nuclear control point specifically for tourists. Here you'll have to present your passport to access the 30km Exclusion Zone.

After crossing the Uzh River and seeing the abandoned towns, you'll arrive in Chernobyl. Wandering through the streets of this notorious city, 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.

You'll then arrive at the second checkpoint, at the entrance to the 10km Exclusion Zone. At this point, you'll see the shelter built to confine reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

After a brief stop to get your energy back (food not included), you'll discover the Top Secret Military Bases that the USSR had in Chernobyl. You'll get to see Duga, an anti-ballistic missile radar system.

Walking through the Red Forest, one of the area's most contaminated sites, you'll see the trees that turned red after dying from radiation poisoning.

You'll arrive in Pripyat, a city that went from having almost 15,000 inhabitants between the Power Plant workers and their families, to being a ghost town. The tour will take you past an abandoned hotel, the central square, a primary school and the city's theme park, one of the most iconic sites of the tour and one which will quite literally make your hairs stand on end.

Around 5 pm, you'll make another stop at a radiation checkpoint before making your way back to Kiev, leaving behind a place whose memories will remain with you for a very long time...

The tour then arrives back in Kiev around 8 pm.

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.
  • We recommend that you wear long trousers, long sleeves, and shoes that cover the ankle. Clothes do not pick up radiation, but if you would prefer, you can purchase a jumpsuit at the start of the tour.
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Price

Per person
Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat
US$ 105.30

Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat

  • Per person

    US$ 105.30

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

11 - 12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English and Russian speaking guide.

Return transport to Chernobyl via bus.

Tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Insurance.

Permits to visit the sites on the tour.

Permits to take photos and videos.

Not included

Food and drink (220 UAH, $10 approx).

Radiation checker rental (200 UAH, $10 approx).

Jumpsuit (265 UAH, $11 approx).

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What clothes should I wear on this tour?

    A - We recommend closed toe shoes, and clothes that provide good coverage (long sleeves, trousers, jumpers, trainers etc).

  • 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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 105.30
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Simona Petlyury Street, near the Central Train Station.