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Full-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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    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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The tour was incredible. We opted for a private tour (3 of us) because we wanted to have more time with the tour guide and not have to deal with 30+ people on a bus. It was a great choice. We saw everything we wanted...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 646bryng
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    what an exciting and informative day this was, i was collected from central kiev next to the train station and we were then taken to pripyat firstly and i learnt so many interesting things about chernobyl that i had no idea about before my trip,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank oj2k19
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour was excellent! We had Maksim who was very knowledgeable and took care of us and our questions. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kristravelz
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We met on the morning at around 7am. Our guide was very cool, she did the tour amazingly explaining everything very well in a perfect english, we enjoyed it very much meanwhile the visit.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MGAVIDIAC
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The guide had a lot of knowledge, good English and took us to all the must see places in Pripyat and Chernobyl. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide. The lunch consisted of classic Soviet food which was not super tasteful but very interesting to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Pappsens
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