This is THE tour, the flagship among all Chernobyl tours, the ultimate experience. Included is the ‘mandatory’ exploration of the secrets and history of the ghost city of Pripyat, the mysterious secret military radar Duga as well as a visit close to the ‘well-known’ Chernobyl nuclear power plant. On top of the ‘must-haves’ you will also meet some of the Chernobyl babushkas who returned to live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone after the evacuation. You will have a chance to peek into the hidden parts of the ghost town Pripyat, even into its still operational parts or departments.
Unfinished cooling towers, abandoned fish laboratory, farm, Jupiter factory, bus station, police and fire departments… there are unlimited places to discover and this tour adjusts to your preference.
Program of your adventure:
Day 1: Kyiv–Chernobyl
From Kyiv, a journey to Chernobyl by climate-controlled minivan. Receive handouts, maps, and a respirator, and watch a documentary on the 1986 accident and its aftermath.
Enter the Exclusion Zone via Dytyatky checkpoint and tour Chernobyl before check-in at your basic-but-clean 2-star hotel. After lunch, view Pripyat’s must-sees, such as the Red Forest, school, swimming pool, and amusement park.
Shop for souvenirs and refreshments (own expense) at a Chernobyl store, and finish with a hotel dinner and optional bar meetup.
Day 2: Chernobyl–Kiev
After breakfast and checkout on the second day, see the Soviet-era military Duga radar system, and explore more of Pripyat, including its derelict fire station.
View reactor 4 from a distance, feed giant catfish in the cooling pond and visit nearby Parishev. Meet some villagers who have returned to live in this haunted place. After lunch and viewing more Chernobyl relics, return to Kyiv.
Your tour ends at the original starting point.
Please note: Designed for maximum safety, your tour avoids contaminated areas throughout. During your trip, you’ll absorb around 0.40–0.60 rem (4–6 millisieverts) of gamma radiation (about the same as on a 5- to 8-hour flight). Use a Geiger–Muller counter to measure radiation levels, if you wish.
Departure Point: KFC Restaurant - Kyiv Central Railway station, 1 Polzunova str. Kyiv, Ukraine
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Duration: 2 days
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Coffee and/or Tea
Live commentary on board
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch - 2-course lunch
Entry/Admission - CHERNOBYLwel.come
Hotel pickup and drop-off