Two of us went on a day trip booked through tourkiev. I look at other agents, but as we were booking a trip from the UK for a day tour, we wanted to deal with a reliable company, and they were.
From the moment Natasha helped me in my booking, everything was simple. We gathered outside the hotel on Independence Sq at 8.45am (book kievinn apartments if you want close, modern, and exceptional value!). We presented our passports and we were on our way in a mini bus.
The bus showed a documentary en route. Please do not watch the long documentary on youtube like I did, as it is the same on lol, but nonetheless, it was fascinating.
I am not going to write up the whole tour, it is something I think you need to experience for yourself. The commentary, professionalism, tour quality and content was fantastic. You have an hour to walk around Pripyat as a group and you get up close to everything especially the 'funfair'.
The tour lasts 9am until 6pm, its a hike in the minibus, but given that the trip cost us around £500 each including hotels,food and tour, it was worth every singe penny.
I cant speak for other companies who I am sure do a great tour, but as we we were the only group on the chernobyl tour that day, being able to wander around in a small group was amazing.
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