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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat on a full-day tour from Kiev by minivan
  • View the Chernobyl plant and devastated surrounds with a guide for insight
  • See reactor 4 and abandoned Pripyat, and learn about the terrible events of 1986
Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance with this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
What to Expect
Depart central Kiev by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi–enabled minivan and make the journey to Chernobyl. Bring your passport, and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, plus sturdy shoes.

En route, watch a documentary on the 1986 accident, learning how the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat—the latter home to plant workers—were evacuated afterward.

After crossing the Dytyatky checkpoint into the 18.6-mile (30-kilometer) exclusion zone, tour Chernobyl town before entering the 6.2-mile (10-kilometer) zone. Then, continue to Kopachi village—buried due to extreme contamination—to see its derelict kindergarten.

Next, view reactor 4, the accident site, from a distance, and take in the Red Forest and Pripyat, with its eerie streets, school, and amusement park.

After lunch at a Chernobyl canteen (made with outsourced ingredients), check out the mysterious Duga-3, a Soviet-era over-the-horizon radar system dubbed the “Russian Woodpecker.”

Your tour then ends in Kiev.
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Reviewed today
The only Chernobyl Tour accepting a person in wheelchair

Very nice staff from the booking to the tour itself, the guide Nazar was very professional, kind, attentive and helpful. A very interesting tour. The small size of the group is a great advantage

1  Thank Marie A
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing tour

Messy but organised chaos getting on the bus. Absolutely fascinating, that there has been so much damage done, not just by the reactor blowing, but how they tried to fix the problem. My heart breaks for the pilots that dumped the sand onto the reactor....More

Thank s4stacey
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very informative and interesting trip. Well worth a day for anyone spending time in Kiev.

The day is long, given the travel time between Kiev and Chernobyl but once you find yourself in the zone it's like stepping back in time. Once in Pripyat after visiting the reactor our group was given pretty much free-reign at certain points and we...More

Thank tomgrant94
Reviewed 5 days ago
Unforgettable experience in the Zone

Booking the tour was easy and SoloEast staff was always happy to provide answers on all additional questions we had before and during the trip. My group of 5 was picked up from the hotel and we drove to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti to meet the...More

1  Thank DorotaRaszka
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting tour

We went on the day tour which was 0800 to 1930, and well worth the time spent. It was very interesting to hear about Chernobyl and to explore the ghost town of Pripyat - it was particularly haunting to see how lively and colourful the...More

Thank GorillaChops
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27 August 2018|
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Response from vyliusm2017 | Reviewed this property |
I wanted to use drone too,but guides contacted tour guides and they said it's no fly zone ...
John R
27 June 2018|
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Response from Isurehopeso | Reviewed this property |
Soloeast website is all you need. Check w them on any specific questions you may have. My main suggestion is to bring lots of dog treats for the strays. You’ll feel like a super hero helping out these four legged friends... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from Shift_Abdul_Ghani | Reviewed this property |
No questions about getting lost here. Meeting point is super central right by McDonald’s at Maidan. There’ll be a representative from SoloEast and van waiting for you.