We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Unbelievably awesome.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip

SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip
#10, Proreznaya St. | Office #105, Kiev, Ukraine
+ 380 44 279-3505
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 195 Activities in Kiev
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Tours to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Missile Base, tank riding and shooting
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Unbelievably awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This tour has truly been a life highlight. My wife and I took a private tour, and if anything, I wish I would have spent more time there. Our guide, Igor, was fantastic. He knew we were on a private tour, and always managed to keep us away from other groups. I had wanted to go here for so long, it was a dream come true, and even then, the tour exceeded expectations. I cannot recommend this tour enough, especially if you can do it privately solo or with a small group of family or friends.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

332 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    285
    36
    5
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Everything happened as planned. Pickup in center of Kiev, bus ride to the site with documentary, tour and lunch. Plenty of opportunity for pictures. Guide very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Multiple security checkpoints, but they were quick and easy. Even lunch was nice.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Everything went as planned. The drivers and tour guides were all extremely friendly and cool. In fact, everything was so good that I will definitely come back there later. Although the tours by SoloEast are huge and you get to see a lot of stuff, one weekend isn't just enough to experience everything. Pros and Cons of private tour and group tour: In the group tour, you meet a lot of nice people from all over the world, but you are bound to the schedule and may not leave the group. In a private tour you have much more freedom on where you want to go with your guide and can choose how long you want to stay at a specific place - in my personal opinion this makes up for the more expensive price and is absolutely worth it.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tampere
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Totally worth it !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Best tour where I have been. If you like games like Fallout, you will love it. SoloEast Travel was good and everything worked perfectly (Our bus get broken, but it was not a problem, cause they get another bus fast). If you go to the Kiev or even somewhere in Ukraine, this is must to do thing.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“A memorable experience you shouldn't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It's by far a less spooky but extremely knowledgeable experience you should't miss staying in Ukraine. The Chernobyl museum in Kiev might give you a kind of first theoretical impression but you really have to feel the place on your own, it's awesome. Also thanks to the great guides of SoloEast Travel. The movie shown in the bus during our trip provided plenty of information about the whole accident (for sure it's somehow the few from former Soviet perspective) and gives you a good understanding about whole dimension. For me the 1 1/2 hrs we walked thru the abandonment town was the absolute highlight as you really can step into the events happened at that time. The money they charge you is absolutely worth considering the whole day trip including lunch and great guide service. Also many thanks to Natasha and Inna for your great support during all arrangements, especially your assistance during my booking.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip also viewed

 

Been to SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.