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2-Day Extended Tour to the Chernobyl Zone and Prypiat Town from Kyiv

  • 2-day tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat from Kiev
  • Head into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with a guide
  • Visit abandoned villages such as Kopachi and Zalissya
2-Day Extended Tour to the Chernobyl Zone and Prypiat Town from Kyiv
From US$339.00
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2-Day Extended Tour to the Chernobyl Zone and Prypiat Town from Kyiv
From US$339.00
Explore Ukraine’s nuclear history and discover the richness of the Chernobyl zone today on this 2-day Chernobyl and Pripyat tour from Kiev. Pass the Dytyatky Checkpoint with a guide and delve into the infamous Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. During your tour, discover derelict hospitals, houses, kindergartens and schools in the villages of Kopachi and Zalissya. See abandoned vehicles used in the clean-up following the 1986 nuclear explosion and gain insight into decontamination efforts. See defunct cooling towers and disused radar, and meet the bold settlers who call Chernobyl and Pripyat home.
What to Expect
Day 1:
● Meeting your guide in Kyiv at 7.30 and driving to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, watching topical documentaries
● Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the Zone;
● Zalissya village with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna;
● An almost fully buried village of Kopachi;
● A decontaminated Red Forest at place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out;
● Pripyat town populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation:
● The hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident;
● A river port and Pripyat café at the embankment;
● A town hall;
● Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters;
● Energetic Palace of culture, the main recreational site;
● Ferris wheel in the amusement park;
● A fire station;
● Chernobyl NPP:
● The Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement ("Arch") – an observation point at a 300 m distance;
● Memorial "Life for Life”;
● A NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish);
● Chernobyl town.
● An open-air exhibition of transport vehicles and robots used in 1986-clean up activities;
● A river port with abandoned radioactive ships and steamers at Pripyat riverbank;
● Memorial "Wormwood Star”;
● Check-in the state hotel;
● Ecologically-clean dinner in a Chernobyl state canteens.

Day 2:
● Breakfast;
● The world’s best memorial "To Those who Saved the World’;
● An amateur zoo at Chernobyl fire station backyard: wild and domestic animals;
● A motor-tractor station in 10-km Zone with radioactive vehicles;
● The secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1").
● Fish and rodent scientific experimental base;
● Cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd stage;
● Yaniv railway station;
● Pripyat-town: in-depth program;
● Paryshiv village, meeting with selfsettlers-samosely;
● Dinner
Reviews (57)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing eerie trip

We undertook this trip on 04.03.19, Igor was out guide. Knew it was going to be an amazingly weird place to visit and it certainly did not disappoint. Chernobyl itself is a calm and quiet place, Pripyat is surreal in how nature is reclaiming it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed 2 February 2019
Captivating Tour

This tour was really fascinating and educational. The tour really well organized, but still flexible based on the interests of the group. It consisted of visiting locations within the exclusion zone and learning about the history of the area, surrounded by incredible nature and haunting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank iisfee
Reviewed 13 December 2018
Yes, it really was a 5 Star experience

It was not 100% perfect as there were problems finding the transportation and their instructions could be improved, but in all... a great day. This is something that most people will never experience, will not consider and WE did have a good day with a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GlennLittle
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

I have not stopped raving about how amazing this whole tour was since I got back home to the UK. First off, a massive shout out to our tour guide Yaroslav, his knowledge was fascinating! There were 7 of us on the tour and it...More

3  Thank 88PeteF
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile
Fascinating and well managed tour!

My wife and I had a 2 day tour with over night stop in Chernobyl town. Our guide (Kate) kept the energy and interest levels up in a mixed group of 8 for the full 2 days and gave us fascinating insights into both the...More

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Peter A
4 February 2019|
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Response from fu211 | Reviewed this property |
It's difficult to have enough time to take great shots with a group of people on tour. Lighting for good photography is an issue in many buildings particularly as you are not supposed to be in them. More importantly though... More
Matt S
4 February 2019|
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Response from GlennLittle | Reviewed this property |
The pricing was trip only and a lunch at the site. I met them in the back of the train station.
Sebastian C
18 December 2018|
Response from Clone-Radio | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your guide. Some guides from other tours were allowing people to go into a lot of the buildings. On my tour we were going inside but we had limited amounts of time to do so. I suspect most guide will allow it... More