Chernobyl: Private Tour with Control Room Visit

Chernobyl: Private Tour with Control Room Visit

From $699 per person

Venture to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and enter the control room of the 4th exploded reactor on a full-day, private tour. Explore the ghost town of Pripyat and learn the story behind the Russian Woodpecker.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup at your scheduled time. The local guide will be waiting for you 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Private group


  • Visit the famous Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • Enter the control room of the 4th exploded reactor
  • Explore Pripyat with a private guide
  • Admire the Duga Radio System
Full description
Explore the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station where engineers will show you around the plant, including the renowned control room of the 4th exploded reactor. Learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the Chernobyl disaster and even ask the engineers about the accuracy of the TV series and find out why the actual story is even more tragic than it was depicted.  Your safety is the number one priority on this tour and when exiting the Chernobyl reactor you will pass through a radiation control that scans your whole body. In addition, the local partner will equip you with a Geiger meter to check radiation levels at the end of the tour.  Following the visit to the reactor, and if you're lucky, enjoy lunch in the authentic Soviet-Style canteen. If the canteen is not operating the day of your visit, the guide will order restaurant delivery just for you. Enjoy lunch with complimentary water, coffee, and tea as well as beer, vodka, and whiskey.  Afterward, spend 1-2 hours exploring Pripyat with the private guide. Admire the Duga radar system and learn how it got its nickname, the "Russian Woodpecker." At the end of the day, return to the air-conditioned car for the 2-hour journey back to Kyiv.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Excursion inside control room with station guides
  • All taxes and fees in the exclusion zone
  • Lunch and snacks/sandwiches
  • Water, coffee/tea, beer/vodka/whiskey
  • Insurance
  • Geiger meter
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Radiation levels within the exclusion zone do not exceed safety standards set for humans
  • All guests will be provided with a Geiger meter to check their radiation level after the experience
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Product ID: 373655