I've always dreamed of going inside the Chernobyl Power Plant, and I was able to do just that on this tour. I've visited the exclusion zone twice now, and I don't think any other tour group offers an experience like this one.
CHERNOBYLwel.come offers many different tours --- This review is for the 2-day Power Plant and Pripyat tour
On this two-day tour, our guide Tanya was amazing, and she made sure to make our visit extra special. We visited during the busy season, but you wouldn't have known it because she guided our group away from all the others. So we definitely got the Pripyat ghost town feeling on this tour. She also carried a picture book with her, so we could see what the buildings looked like in their hayday.
Of course the main attraction of this particular tour is that you actually get to go INSIDE the plant. We suited up and walked down the famous golden corridor to the Reactor 2 control room, and got to go as far as halfway between Reactors 2 and 3.
One of the pleasant surprises was where we got to sleep that night. Commuting with the power plant workers by train was another special experience that I didn't realize I would enjoy so much. The hotel we slept in was very nice.
I want to point out again how great our guide Tanya was. She was always happy, high energy, flexible and full of information. She even arranged for something special for my brother's wife when we returned. She really made our tour special.