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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat on a full-day tour from Kiev by minivan
  • View the Chernobyl plant and devastated surrounds with a guide for insight
  • See reactor 4 and abandoned Pripyat, and uncover the terrible events of 1986
Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance with this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included so you can focus on the sights. View the reactor 4, tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl, and more; and enjoy lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures included.
What to Expect
Depart central Kiev by air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled minivan and make the roughly 2-hour journey to Chernobyl. Bring your passport, and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, plus sturdy shoes.

On route, watch a documentary on the 1986 accident, learning how the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat—the latter home to plant workers—were evacuated afterward.

After crossing the Dytyatky checkpoint into the 18.6-mile (30-kilometer) exclusion zone, tour Chernobyl town before entering the 6.2-mile (10-kilometer) zone. Then, continue to Kopachi village—buried due to extreme contamination—to see its derelict kindergarten.

Next, view reactor 4, the accident site, from a distance, and take in the Red Forest and Pripyat, with its eerie streets, school, and amusement park.

After lunch at a Chernobyl canteen (made with outsourced ingredients), check out the mysterious Duga-3, a Soviet-era over-the-horizon radar system dubbed the ‘Russian Woodpecker.’

Your tour then ends in Kiev.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
What an amazing trip

Our guide, Tania, was impressive. She was a wealth of knowledge and could easily discuss about pretty much everyhting. When she started discussing about history, physics, radio waves, frequency, amplitude and so forth and could answer all my technical questions I decided I wanted to...More

4  Thank Dario C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Memorable experience. Highly recommended!

This was perhaps the best tour I have ever taken. SoloEast communicated clearly from the time of booking, and on the day of the tour it was not difficult to find the buses. Our guide, Tania, did a great job of sharing fascinating information about...More

2  Thank Max S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great flexibility and guiding

Our flight was delayed so they arranged for a colleague to meet us at the airport and race to the buss so we wouldn't miss the tour, which indicates great flexibility and a high level of service. The guide was very nice and had a...More

Thank roynor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was organized very well. Guide was nice and she gave us a lot useful information. very interesting day we spent there. I regret not taking 2 day tour as there is so much to explore. definitely good value of money. I strongly recommend booking...More

2  Thank Mariam K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic experience!

We booked the Day Trip to Chernobyl, and we had the most exciting experience! The tour was organised well and we were able to see all of the important spots in Pripyat. Our guide Nazar was excellent and was able to give us a lot...More

2  Thank AstridB21
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John R
27 June 2018|
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Response from Isurehopeso | Reviewed this property |
Soloeast website is all you need. Check w them on any specific questions you may have. My main suggestion is to bring lots of dog treats for the strays. You’ll feel like a super hero helping out these four legged friends... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from Shift_Abdul_Ghani | Reviewed this property |
No questions about getting lost here. Meeting point is super central right by McDonald’s at Maidan. There’ll be a representative from SoloEast and van waiting for you.
17 April 2018|
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Response from JetlagJerry_Dot_Com | Reviewed this property |
I mean you can go with this company as a solo participant in a group.