• Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Explore the abandoned city of Pripyat on this 1-day Chernobyl tour from Kiev. Pass Dytyatky Checkpoint and head into Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone with a guide. Following an introductory briefing, head past Leliv Checkpoint and into Chernobyl town. Take in landmarks including the power plant, Kopachi Village and its abandoned kindergarten and Reactor #4. Head down Lenin Street to Pripyat’s now silent square and see collapsed schools, run-down hospitals and derelict cinemas. After lunch, visit the secret Duga military radar station. Then, pass through compulsory radiation control before returning to Kiev.

Highlights

  • 1-day tour of Chernobyl from Kiev
  • Pass Dytyatky Checkpoint and Leliv Checkpoint with a guide on route into Chernobyl
  • Discover sites including Kopachi Village and Reactor #4
  • Explore the derelict town of Pripyat
  • Visit the Duga military radar station
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from central Kiev

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Brian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A fascinating tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, animated, and courteous. He worked extra hard to make our visit enjoyable and worthwhile. I'd give this tour 5 stars.

Kim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledge and friendly. Walking around Chernobyl and Pripyat in the snow was a very special experience indeed. Highly recommended.

Luther L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A truly great tour that was well organized and very, very informative. Our driver/guide, Nadir, shared his extensive knowledge of the area in a way that was always interesting. He also shared some history about a few out of the way locations (from a distance of course). Highly recommend this tour.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

not an every day place, very interesting to hear the history.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My phone now charges when I hold it in my hand after this tour and I no longer need a flashlight for camping! :P Just Kidding

Nazar was perfect. Meeting up in the morning was very smooth. Bring 10 USD or 500 Hryvnia Ukraine currency for the insurance, they accept both. There is also a McDonalds at the meet up spot for bathroom and breakfast before you depart.
Lots of info as we went along but not an annoying amount. Nazar was very kind, helping older people and the ladies jump from ledges or get across floors that have broken down. The attention to your safety is very high. ANY concerns you have they will address. Lots of walking on this tour, so bring a comfortable pair of shoes. Broken glass and debris everywhere in the buildings, mostly from the vandalism unfortunately. Rain jacket as well, you are outside all day. Maybe a flashlight as well, some of the side rooms can get pitch black dark on a cloudy day.
The pit stops were sufficient. Get what you need from the gas station WAG that you stop at, for the day. The roads are bad, lots of pot holes or bumps, its just the nature of the trip.
All I can say is nature is an amazing thing. Life goes on.

Thanks again TripAdvisor and Nazar for the great tour.

Renwick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Ridiculously interesting tour!

Colin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Best trip ever. Guides were very knowledgeable with good English. Plenty of comfort breaks. 12hr day but worth the effort.

Ken C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was first class. The pick up in central Kiev went smoothly and the video shown during the drive out to Chernobyl was essential to understanding fully what we were about to see. The site itself was fascinating and the commentary provided by our very knowledgeable guide, Vika, was excellent.

sonofapreacherman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is the best tour I've ever been on. Fascinating, well-organised, packed with sights and experiences. Our guide Zadar was patient, informative and witty. I can't recommend it highly enough!

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide Nadia was very knowledgeable without overdoing it. Process was exactly what I'd hoped for minibus on time, registration all carried out in a professional and friendly way. Highly recommend this tour.

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