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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 for this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Aroma Kava
    Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    We depart from Kozatskiy hotel, which is on the main square - Independence (Maidan) - the hotel is the second building on the right from McDonalds. We meet outside, in front of the hotel. There is another “Kozatskiy” hotel on Antonova St. Don’t go there!
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  • 1
    Maidan Nezalezhnosti
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Reactor No 4
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Aroma Kava
    Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    We depart from Kozatskiy hotel, which is on the main square - Independence (Maidan) - the hotel is the second building on the right from McDonalds. We meet outside, in front of the hotel. There is another “Kozatskiy” hotel on Antonova St. Don’t go there!
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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 learn about the terrible events of 1986
  • All-inclusive: lunch, transport, and full safety checks provided
What to Expect
Depart central Kiev by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi–enabled minivan and make the journey to Chernobyl. Bring your passport, and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, plus sturdy shoes. En 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Aroma Kava, Mykhailivs'ka St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance
  • Permits for Chernobyl Zone
  • Entry/Admission - Reactor No 4
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years (the age limit can be discussed in each case)
  • Any booking made within 1 day prior to departure is unlikely to be confirmed.
  • Dress code is important - no sandals, no shorts, no sleeveless T-Shirts.
  • Bring your passport - visitors without a passport won't be allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You require to download audio guide app for other than English language.
  • We recommend wearing sturdy boots or footwear with tough soles. Please make sure to have socks on so no body flesh is exposed.
  • Please bring repellent if you visit in spring summer and early fall.
  • There are quite a few homeless dogs in the zone. If you like dogs you can bring some dog food with you and feed them.
  • Wheelchair ramp equipped minibus is available upon request
  • If you prefer an audio guide you have to download a free app (OIS or Android) - please ask our guide for a pair of earphones if you need ones.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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r09traveler wrote a review Nov 14
Woodbridge, Virginia8 contributions4 helpful votes
Igor was a great guide. He showed us useful videos on the drive up and back. He showed us many interesting places in the Exclusion Zone towns on the way in. He took us to see the immense Duga over-the-horizon radar array. Of course, he took us to reactor number 4, now entombed
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from SoloEast G, Your tour guide Igor. at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the excellent review and I would add that first was a great job by SoloEast office:)
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Juwe wrote a review Nov 2
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What an amazing day trip to Chernobyl with Igor. He is a great tour guide. I highly recommend to do it.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from SoloEast G, Igor, your tour guide at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Thank you so much. I hope you will be using SoloEast again:)
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Parvez A wrote a review Oct 2020
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I recently went on a day tour to Chernobyl, with SoloEast Travel. What should have been a group tour, felt more like a private tour with our wonderful and experienced guide Diana. No stone was left unturned by our tour guide, it was a really eye opening experience, and a little
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from diana_kushnir, Tour guide at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Parvez! Thank you so much for your review! I see how much the tour impressed you, and we are happy that you went there with us. Thank you for such amazing day, I was happy to be your guide, hope to see you again)
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Georg wrote a review Oct 2020
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This tour left no wish unfulfilled. We visited not only the main spots but also additional places that we were interested in. Diana is an awesome tour guide who knows everything about the place itself and the rules you have to follow. I appreciate that Diana actually asked what
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from diana_kushnir, Tour guide at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Georg! Thank you so much that you found time to leave us your review) We were very lucky with the conditions and with the weather, and for sure with the rules that we followed a lot during the day))) usually that’s much better to ask people about the places they want to visit) fortunately for our group we saw everything we wanted, but believe me there are lots of places to visit around! We will be happy to see you again on our tour!
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Luke E wrote a review Oct 2020
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Well worth the money as the tour guide named Alex made it such an excitable experience. One of my biggest highlights during my travels.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Liudvikovskyi, tour guide Alex at Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded Oct 17, 2020
Hello dear friends Luke and Scott !!:)) Thank you for your five star review! It means a world for me:)) It was so easy to work with you! That’s a pleasure for me and SoloEast when our tourists are so happy and satisfied after the tour !!! Thank you so much! Take care! Sincerely yours, Alex ☢☢☢
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robponmir
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Where do I even begin!
Where do I even begin! Igor, our guide, absolutely blew our minds. Not only was he probably the best tour guide I'v
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corinna_n95
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Incredible 2-day private tour
We booked a 2-day private tour for two with SoloEast before Corona. Since we would have flown during the quarantine
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Chanoncal19
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Amazing
This was a unbelievable experience and I definitely recommend the tour! The guide Pasha was extremely nice and made
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dusty5586
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Amazing tour!
I done a private tour which I would highly recommend. My driver/guide Pasha was easy to talk to, very knowledgeable
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Terenceabela
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Great experience
I was with diana the guide, she was very helpful and understanding with me, you can't have time to be ennuying with
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Daydream68411856920
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Great Chernobyl tour!
We had an amazing experience using SoloEast for our tour of Chernobyl. They were super helpful in figuring out a t
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ivansister
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Dark Tourism to Chernobyl
I loved, loved, loved the tour so much. This place is unbelievable and terrifying. Something you would never ever f
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leonhardg726
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Unique private tour with Alex
We booked the tour three days in advance and i have to say that everything perfect. Even better than expected. We p
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Guide98549
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Awesome trip - can highly recommend
Booked the Chernobyl Day Trip and everything was perfectly well organised by SoloEast. After meeting at 8am we drov
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st_nb2020
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Absolute blast of a tour with SoloEast's Diana!
We (2 people coming from Germany) took a two-day tour to Pripyat and Chernobyl with SoloEast in July. We had booked
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BsoloB
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Private solo last minute tour of Chernobyl
The private tour attention and just walking around exploring the areas with my guide Victoria who is also an excell
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Rutgerkenonz
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Amazing guide Igor and company
With Igor we had the most amazing tour today and I would wish anyone a Day with him in Chernobyl. He took his time
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bazzstantonuk
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Amazing Tour
If you want to see Chernobyl I would highly recommend going with SoloEast. It was very easy to organise via email a
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ahmethakan61
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Perfect
if u are looking for a tour, you just book soloEast. guide was supercool, they show you everywhere on route with a
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Q3812QCdanield
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Amazing time
We did a cherynobly tour had a great time surreal experience well worth going ..our tour guide igor was great as he
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