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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Overview

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.
  • 1-day tour of Chernobyl from Kiev
  • Pass Dytyatky Checkpoint and Leliv Checkpoint with a guide en 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
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Lunch
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Insurance
Permits for Chernobyl Zone
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Drinks
Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years (the age limit can be discussed in each case)
  • Any booking made within 1 day prior to departure is unlikely to be confirmed.
  • Dress code is important - no sandals, no shorts, no sleeveless T-Shirts.
  • Bring your passport - visitors without a passport won't be allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You require to download audio guide app for other than English language.
  • We recommend wearing sturdy boots or footwear with tough soles. Please make sure to have socks on so no body flesh is exposed.
  • Please bring repellent if you visit in spring summer and early fall.
  • There are quite a few homeless dogs in the zone. If you like dogs you can bring some dog food with you and feed them.
  • Wheelchair ramp equipped minibus is available upon request
  • If you prefer an audio guide you have to download a free app (OIS or Android) - please ask our guide for a pair of earphones if you need ones.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SoloEast Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chernobyl Tour from Kiev?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Chernobyl Tour from Kiev.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chernobyl Tour from Kiev?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Chernobyl Tour from Kiev.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chernobyl Tour from Kiev?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chernobyl Tour from Kiev.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure to bring water or to get water at the gas station stop." See review
  • "Full day, lunch, see reactor 4, Pripyat and a lot more." See review

Reviews

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Small group tour to Chernobyl
Anna
, Feb 2021
The whole trip was well organized and communication between the organizer worked well. Execution was great and the actual experience in Chernobyl was amazing. Igor, our guide, was nice and experienced. I can recommend SoloEast Travel to everyone!
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Professional and informative.
Brian_L
, Dec 2020
Our guide, Diana, was very knowledgeable and professional throughout our visit to Chernobyl. She ensured we experienced as much as we could while maintaining our itinerary and safety.
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Fantastic day with a fantastic guide.
Jannah_A
, Dec 2020
My husband and I went on the tour last week. The trip far exceeded our expectations, and our guide Igor (not sure how to spell his name) was fantastic. He showed us some of the most amazing places in Pripyat, and he was a fount of knowledge and information. He was extremely accommodating to all our needs, and was patient in explaining everything along the way, especially when I looked confused at some of the information we were being given. Our guide was also driving the minibus, and I must say, his driving was as safe as can be. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in period of the Cold War, and anyone who has seen the Chernobyl series.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for the great review and I hope to see again.
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Definitely worth a see
Amina_N
, Oct 2020
Loved the tour and definitely worth a visit. It is sad and fascinating. Especially our guide Igor was extremely engaging and was sharing information and showing places with passion
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your nice words:)
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Igor is the best
Andreas_K
, Sep 2020
Igor was a very experienced guide and we had a good time with him in Tschernobyl. Spasibo Bolschoi Igor
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Bud' Laska! SoloEast the best.
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Excellent
Myles_M
, Aug 2020
The tour was excellent which was led by Diana. She is very knowledgeable about the Exclusion Zone and made sure we visited the best sites on location. This was with an ample amount of time spent there too. Transportation to the site was smooth and had an enjoyable time on location. All of our questions about Chernobyl were thoroughly answered as the tour guide was also very energetic and enthusiastic about the activities. It was also a small group because of COVID 19 which gave more time to explore the site. I highly recommend this Pripyat tour. Thanks!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello Myles, Thank you so much that you found time to share your experience and gave us 5* review) As you said we were so lucky to be in a small group, also u were very fast with taking pictures that’s why we saw a lot of places) Thanks for such warm words, the biggest joy when people after our tour are happy with their experience. We would happy to meet you again on our tours)
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Great experience
i_o
, Aug 2020
Chernobyl is a unique experience. Our guide Pasha was a good guide and professional. He explained details and showed us interesting places in restricted zone.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you very much for spending some time to write this amazing review. The reviews like this one inspire me to keep up the good work. I appreciate it a lot. Best regards, Pasha.
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Amazing Tour!
Martin_L
, Mar 2020
Amazing Tour. Pasha was a great tour guide and really went above and beyond! Highly recommend. The documentary videos on the way there were very insightful. The Lunch was filling. The information was great and everything we saw was superb! Couldn’t fault it!!!
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If you’re thinking about it, do it
Leigh_B
, Mar 2020
Took the one day tour on 14 March with Anya. What can I say? From pick up to drop off she was amazing. Anya was so knowledgable about Chernobyl and encouraged us to question her on anything. The trip was a present for my husband who has longed to do this trip for years. And it exceeded all expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for Anya. She even asked if there was anything in particular wanted to see and she would take us there. Lunch was provided which was chicken or pork and although not a la carte, it was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who is thinking of doing it. The contact from Viator from the minute we booked until getting picked up was prompt. Unfortunately I think our tour was one of the last ones due to Coronavirus shutting down countries but if you ever get the chance to do, you should, before nature takes it all back and there is nothing left to see. It was a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget. Especially thanks to Anya!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
My dear friend, Thanks a lot for such kind words! I am sorry for late respond. We were the last group before closing the Zone. And i think we will not see the same picture again because of fire in Zone now. I will be glad to meet you one more time in future... Best regards... Thank you one more time :-))
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Great Overview Trip!
Katie_M
, Mar 2020
This was such a great experience for seeing the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The 2 hour ride from Kyiv was comfortable thanks to our driver, Sergiy, and informative thanks to videos and commentary from our guide, Yulia. We saw the Russian Woodpecker, Chernobyl, Chernobyl 2, and Pripyat, along with the power plant. The lunch that was included was very nice as well. If you want a more immersive experience I would suggest doing the 2 or 3 day trip with this same company, SoloEast Travel.
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