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From Kiev: All Inclusive 2-Day Group Tour to Chernobyl

Product ID: 74885
Explore the abandoned city of Chernobyl on a 2-day group tour from Kiev and experience incredible emotions within the exclusion zone of a former disaster site. Benefit from travel arrangements, such as permits to enter the exclusion zones and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the haunting sites of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster
  • Spend a night in Chernobyl
  • Feed giant catfish and see abandoned monuments in former villages
Full description
Depart Kiev and travel to the city of Chernobyl, famous as the site of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986. Watch a film about the tragedy before arriving at the Dityatki checkpoint, where you will go through passport control and listen to important information from your local guide before you proceed.

Enter the "30-kilometer" exclusion zone and investigate how the city, while largely abandoned, is still populated with local workers and policemen along with shops, a post office and café. See sights such as the museum, St. Elias Church, Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. Look at the new confinement from the viewing platform of reactor number 4, and explore the complex engineering solutions designed to transform it into an ecologically safe system. You might even get the chance to communicate with the plant employees.

Travel to the abandoned village of Zalessie, where the population of 2,000 people before the accident has dwindled to the few dozen who chose to return. Look at the abandoned huts, schools and livestock complex, and see the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War.

Visit the village of Kopachi, just 4 kilometers from the site of the accident. A once thriving village, Kopachi suffered radiation damage during the disaster and a decision was taken to bury the entire village under layers of earth. Discover untouched monuments, such as the monument to soldiers, a kindergarten and a machine-tractor station, along with mounds marked with radiation warning signs.

Go to the “Black Pearl” of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and walk the abandoned streets of Pripyat. See the abandoned amusement park and the ghost-like Ferris wheel. Visit the pool of Lazurnyi, where the first victims were brought. Other highlights of this haunting location include the building of the executive committee, Hotel Polesie and a secondary school.

Journey to the site of the Red Forest, where the full extent of the radiation was felt. Authorities took the decision to cut the forest down and, while trees have started to grow again, you will look at it from a safe distance as the radiometer shows the impact of the damage. Return to Kiev, stopping at the Dityatki checkpoint to check the radiation levels on your clothes before you proceed.
Includes
  • Full visit to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • Transport support
  • Meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Organization of permits required to visit the exclusion zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the 30-kilometer zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the 10-kilometer zone
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the city of Pripyat
  • Documentation permitting you to visit the Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) Duga radar station
  • English and Russian-speaking guide
  • Permission to take photos and videos

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kiev Passenger Railway Station, Symona Petlyury Street 28 (Old Comintern). Meet in the parking lot near the ″Stolichniy″ service center.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• For registration you need to send passport data: full name (exactly as it is in the passport), Citizenship, Date of Birth and Passport ID
• Attention: It is important to indicate your passport data exactly as in the passport
• It depends on this whether you can pass passport control at the checkpoint Dityatki and visit the Chernobyl zone of compulsory alienation
• Please note that you must be over 18-years-old to join this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I'm very happy with my decision to do a 2-day tour. You have so much more time to experience the different places and can also let them take their time. Our tour guides Viktoria and Lisa were absolutely great. They knew a lot about the history, as well as the many different individual places. They have also made every effort to ensure that we have an unforgettable time. We were always able to explore the area for a short time on their own, because you could find with the two all sorts of interesting things and they often told you what it is all about. So if you want to know the history of the nuclear reactor of Chernobyl, I can only recommend this tour. The advantage of the 2-day tour is that you have more time to explore and experience places and you also see some places that are not in the program of the day trip. Highly Recommended.

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September 17, 2019

A very extensive adventure tour with a guide Alex who has shown us many objects in Chernoby and Pribjat. Really unforgettable impressions. On the second day we were even in a restricted area about 1 kilometer away from the Belorussian border. We visited a schoolhouse that was in excellent condition even after 33 years. The overnight stay in a hostel in Chernobyl was simple but authentic. I hereby expressly thank the organizer Go2chernobyl. com for these unforgettable days and the very good value for money!

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August 13, 2019

November 19, 2019

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Go2Chernobyl

Product ID: 74885