• Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Explore the Chernobyl exclusion zone and gain insight into Soviet-era history on this 1-day tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat from Kiev. Head past the Dytyatky Checkpoint and into the infamous Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide. During your tour, take in landmarks and key sites such as the abandoned hospital, river port and town hall. See defunct nuclear cooling towers and the secret Duga military radar station. Visit the abandoned villages of Kopachi and Zalissya, and gain insight into life before the nuclear catastrophe took place.

Highlights

  • 1-day Chernobyl and Pripyat tour from Kiev
  • Explore the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide
  • Visit Pripyat, Kopachi and Zalissya
  • See the secret Duga military radar station plus abandoned hospitals, kindergartens and schools
  • Learn of life in Chernobyl before the nuclear disaster
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Kiev

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev

Near ChNPP Sarcophagus

Customer Reviews

RENATO D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Overall was a great experience! A must to experience Chernobyl with knowledgeable tour guide!

Erich D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour guide Dennis was very knowledgable and friendly. We were able to see Prypiat after snowfall it was a haunting experience. For anyone visiting Ukraine, this is a must do.

Lloyd H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My friends and I had a truly excellent day. Denis was very helpful and informative. Would highly recommend to anybody interested in visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Drew F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Dennis was a great tour guide who knew a lot about Chernobyl. He definitely had a great passion and his English was excellent! We saw conflicting information about meals. We had lunch provided and we brought snacks which I highly recommend. It’s a long day and you will get hungry.

erik.huertas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour. Great guide. Highly recommended. Just try to book in warmer, drier seasons, because you will be outdoors all the time.

Markus E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Best daily tour I ever did. Just amazing! You see abandoned villages, a huge radar system, the town Chernobyl with memorials of the liquidators which were called bio-robots what an expression, the Red Forest, the NPP, and the abandoned town of Prypiat. The guide tells everything you want to know. We were in a small group of about ten members in a minibus. On that day 300 tourists visited the exclusion zone, many of them with coaches, but in the zone itself you do not see many tourist groups. Our lunch in Chernobyl hotel-restaurant yes, there is a hotel was in the late afternoon with Ukrainian dishes. I enjoyed that day very much.
You have to take your passport with you, which will be controlled at the zone entrance and also in the zone. Do not wear short-sleeved clothes, only eat and drink in the car, and do not put your belongings or even sit on the ground. Wear good and comfortable shoes, no sandals. You walk through nature, sometimes there is no path. In Prypiat there are many broken glasses on the way.

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The trip was great, we had a lot of fun.
Our Guide Elena was very helpful, friendly and informative.
We did the 1 day tour and were not disappointed.
The food from the cantine was good and we even had a vegetarian option as requested and there were ample stops for the toilet and on the way we could stop at a petrol station to buy some food/drinks.
Thanks to Elena and our driver for the nice experience, we would definitely recommend this trip.

Nicholas O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Fascinating tour. Say many interesting sites. Starts out with small abandoned village. Then moves on to a monument to first responders near the fire station. Then a drive-by of the power plant on the way to lunch at the Chernobyl canteen. Then going very close to the plant for up-close pictures. Then on to the abandoned city of Prypiat for more interesting sites. The tour guide Elana was very knowledgeable about the sites. Also did a great job at getting me back on time for my train in the evening.

Filip P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

An excellent experience, by far one of the best highlights of my Eastern European trip! Our guide Andreyi was very informative and took us to loads of fascinating places throughout the exclusion zone, and all the places left a significant impression on me. I will say that it was a very tiring trip, and there was a lot to take in, so I fell asleep very quickly on the coach back, so I recommend resting well beforehand.
Whenever I show people photos of my trip through Europe, this is the place that impresses everyone the most.

Benjamin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very Interesting tour! The guide is very knowledgeable of the area and gives good descriptions. Very good value for money.

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