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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Chernobyl from Kiev
  • Travel by classic Soviet-era car into the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide
  • Explore abandoned city of Pripyat
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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
US$138.54
Overview
Take a step back in time and visit one of the world’s most infamous exclusion zones on this full-day retro Chernobyl tour from Kiev. Hop into your classic Soviet-era car and head into the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide. Explore the derelict city of Pripyat, and discover abandoned buildings including the hospital, swimming pool and schools. Along the way, gain insight into city life under Communist rule. Visit the secret Duga military radar station, and see photos of Pripyat and Chernobyl before the blast of 1986.
What to Expect
This 12-hour day trip is packed with the best of what Chernobyl and Pripyat can offer. The unique communist atmosphere, the chance to drive an UAZ or Lada, and pictures in communist uniforms will give you a unique perspective of the Chernobyl area and the country before and after the Chernobyl accident. You will visit abandoned buildings, including a swimming pool, a hospital, a school, a kindergarten, a police station, and an amusement park, which will be followed by a visit to the secret military radar station, Duga. The guide is equipped with photos of Pripyat and Chernobyl, giving you the chance to go back in time to 1986. You will experience the communist propaganda and its artifacts—buildings, signs, slogans, and military technique.

Itinerary:
8AM Pick up at Kiev Central Railway Station - KFC restaurant
10.00 Dytyatky checkpoint - entering Chernobyl exclusion zone
10:15-11:15 City of Chernobyl sightseeing: City sign, Memorial park, Church, Docks
11:45-15:30 Pripyat sightseeing: City sign, Red Forest, Bridge of death, Tree of friendship, Hospital, River port, Landing stage (Houseboat), Collapsed elementary school, Cinema Prometheus, Music school, Town Hall, Hotel, Palace of culture, Grocery store, Sports center, Amusement park (with ferris wheel), Football stadium, Department store, Elementary school, Swimming pool, Kindergarten
15:45 Chernobyl power plant - safe distance photo shooting of old sarcophagus and New safe confinement. Extra large catfish feeding.
16:30-17:00 Lunch
17:30-18:45 Duga radar, Chernoby-2 town
19:15 Shopping at local store in Chernobyl: souvenirs, drinks, snacks
19:45 leaving Chernobyl exclusion zone
Around 21:00 Coming back to Kiev

• Designed to be maximally safe - avoiding contaminated areas.
• Every visitor can borrow a Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter) free of charge.
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1 - 5 of 26 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic site, led down by inexperienced guide

We took this tour on Wed 15th August. We were met at KFC to start the tour by a lovely lady who was very welcoming, giving us our packs of information in the style of an old newspaper and our Tshirts which she made an...More

Thank hawkins33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing tour, loads packed into the day, good value

I can highly recommend this tour, and also our guide Olga who put up with us, and our English humour for the entire day! For the money we thought the tour was really good value. We got picked up at 8 from the Central Ukraine...More

1  Thank Gavin22y
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello , Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience online and for giving us a perfect raking. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour out 100% with our guide, because we work really hard to provide a unique...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well organized, educational and a lot of fun.

These guys know what they are doing and they make visiting a nuclear disaster site so much fun! Lisa is a great guide. She knows her stuff but is laid back and easy going (as long as you follow the rules). Anyone visiting Kiev would...More

Thank DavidDiGregorio
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you so much for your feedback and for giving us 5 stars. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, … Yurij

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An extraordinary experience!!

Nikolai took us on an amazing tour which for me as a photographer was a truly extraordinary experience! Everything is handled very professional and safety is a top priority. So anyone who might have second thoughts about safety or dangerous levels of radiation: don't you...More

Thank Philipp L
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you so much for your feedback and for giving us 5 stars. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, … Yurij

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Very well organised, amazing tour

This company was very well organised and I had an amazing experience with them. The meeting point is very easy to find, the guide that I had was very friendly and gave us a perfect amount of information throughout the tour. The tour included extras...More

1  Thank Olivia C
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience online and for giving us a perfect raking. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour out 100% with our guide, because we work really hard to provide a unique experience...More

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