From Kiev: All Inclusive 2-Day Group Tour to Chernobyl
- 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
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.
- Full visit to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
- Transport support
- Meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
- Hotel accommodation
- 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
- Short skirts
- Sleeveless shirts
• 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