Private Chernobyl Guide
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We provide private/photography multiday tours to Chernobyl exclusion zone/nuclear power station/Pripyat ghost town/Duga radar
Chernobyl, Ukraine
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Gavin H
London, UK16 contributions
Absolutely fantastic experience! Avoid the crowds and large tour providers and take a unique and bespoke private tour with Misha and his small team.

Our guide was Lisa, she was phenomenal. Her English was perfect and her sense of humour really hit the spot, she made our experience so much more memorable. On the journey from Kyiv city centre she was really getting to know us to find out what and where we wanted to visit as a part of our 2 day tour, this allowed us to make the most of our time within the exclusion zone and Pripyat. We saw all the top sites and some hidden gems, this was only possible because of her intimate knowledge of the area that she has built up over years of private guiding!
Written July 21, 2021
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Steve A
Detroit, MI3 contributions
May 2019
I've been using Misha as my Chornobyl guide since August 2015. I've returned there at least once every year since then. There is no other way to properly see the zone. He is extremely knowledgeable on the area. From the history prior to the accident, what transpired during the accident, and everything since then. He is well connected there and can make almost anything happen. The sky is the limit with him!
Written November 27, 2019
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MirnyAtom
4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
My second trip to the zone was in October 2019 for 3 days and I chose Misha mainly because of his relation to the place and the information to be specialized on private tours, focusing on the customer‘s interests. It worked very well with Misha from the organisation to the trip itself. His responses were very fast and helpful in terms of some questions I had beforehand.

I‘d say that if you have an advanced interest in what happened at the site and it‘s history and want to see it as it is today, then Misha will be a perfect guide for you. It will not be a usual tour, you will be on a unique trip beside the most common way to do a visit inside the zone (group tour). That, by the way, is the only opportunity to get the emotions for the disaster, because there will be now rush, no stress and no pre-selected route. You decide what you want to see - Even the interior of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.

If you are a photographer or not, grab a professional camera for the trip if you have such an opportunity. Before the trip I had no experience and knowledge about the use of a professional camera, but Misha helped me to take a lot of good pictures, because he knows all the perfect locations for a good shot.

And beside all that, Misha has fair prices for his services with many accomplishments already included (hotel, gas, ...) and a sense of humour.

I am happy to have chosen Misha‘s services for this trip and will surely come back to the zone for a third time with Misha as my guide.
Written November 19, 2019
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Kjetil
Stavanger, Norway6 contributions
Oct 2021
We wanted to visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for a long time, and finally got the opportunity in October 2021. Our guide on the 2-day private tour was Max, who was very friendly and helpful. We got to see everything we wanted and then some. It seemed very well planned, and we did not have any issues.

I highly recommend spending 2 days there, and making the tour private. We saw several buses with loads of people rushing along, and it did not look tempting. By using a company like this we could customize our tour, spend time where we wanted and set the pace ourselves.

In conclusion: Go for it - you will not regret
Written October 28, 2021
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Dominic T
United States2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This is a professional tour of unsurpassed quality: deep historical knowledge and meticulous attention to detail (reservation, logistics, payment, meals, transport), excellent relationship with entire security apparatus (paperwork, entry control, radiation exposure monitoring), respect for local population, sensitive environment, active scientific research operations), and ability to provide detailed and informative responses to journalistic, research, and touristic questions.
Written September 29, 2021
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Steve A
Detroit, MI3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Very knowledgeable and has been working in the Exclusion zone for a decade. I've met many of the guides on my journeys in the Chornobyl zone and Misha is by far one of if not the best. If you choose him, you will not be disappointed!
Written September 2, 2020
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Dave
Kuta, Indonesia4 contributions
Mar 2020
I recently took the 2 day private tour of Chernobyl and the surrounding area. Due to the unavailability of Misha I took my tour with his brother Serj.
Throughout the arranging and book process Misha was incredibly helpful and always quick to reply and offer advice.
The tour with Serj was fantastic and we saw the major sites around the power plant and both Chernobyl and Pripyat towns.
As a keen photographer myself, Serj gave me the time to wander and take photos (always within the permitted areas) which was hugely appreciated.
If you're planning a trip to Chernobyl then look no further than Misha and his company, highly recommended,
Written April 5, 2020
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BaesslerTwins
Vienna, Austria27 contributions
May 2019
Both times when we went to visit Chernobyl we chose Misha as our tour guide and we couldn't be more satisfied with the service! Misha can answer all your questions and is very polite. He arranged everything from the start to the end of the tour perfectly and the best thing about his tours is, that you can decide what you want to see. If you want to visit the exclusion zone, Misha is definitely the man you should contact! 10/10 Points - would recommend
Written December 14, 2019
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dwp-traveller
Vienna, Austria5 contributions
Dec 2018
I’ve been on tours with this outfit twice, and both trips rank amongst the best I’ve ever done (and I travel a lot & have been to over 90 countries). Misha is the best guide you can wish for on such tours. Not only is he a very nice guy, he knows the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone like the back of his hand, and always continues exploring to find new spots. On my two trips there was hardly any overlap and I’m sure he could fill yet another four days or more with things not yet seen. I had already been on a regular day return tour from Kiev back in 2006, before these became so popular. These days I wouldn’t consider them any longer, they are too formulaic, too short and with too many people. If you want cheap and cheerful, by all means go on one of those coach tours, but note that being in the presence of dozens of other tourists takes away the special ghost-town atmosphere in Pripyat – and that’s the main thing people come to the Zone for. So I’d advise investing in a private guide – this one! – to get so much more out of your visit. It really is worth every penny of the extra investment. On my May 2015 trip we had two days and that visit included the inside of the power plant and a reactor control room, which was amazing. In November 2018 (note that TA didn't let me choose the correct month so it erroneously says December below) we had another two days in the Zone, preceded by a tour to the missile base in Pervomaisk and a stopover in Slavutych before entering the Zone by train from there – also very special. And within the Zone, in the first winter snow, we saw plenty of fascinating stuff and had most places all to ourselves. There is still lots more to see in the Zone so I’m pretty sure I’ll go yet another time, and when I do won’t hesitate for a second before hiring Misha again as my guide!
Written November 26, 2019
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Stuart M
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Jan 2022 • Couples
We booked a 4 day tour with Misha, unfortunately due to Covid we had to delay our planned trip and on various occasions we spoke to Misha to re-organise our visit. This was the point that we realised we were dealing with a real professional as his advice and communication was perfect.

Long story short we finally made it over to the Ukraine January 10th and eventually met Misha the following day at the start of our 4 days in the exclusion zone. It was like meeting an old friend and we both felt immediately at ease with him. This continued throughout the 4 days.

The whole experience was way beyond our expectations, it really felt like we were just mates who happened to be in the zone with one of us who knew the area like the back of his hand!

We cannot thank Misha enough for the tour and I would not hesitate for one second to recommend him if you want to get the most out of your visit. Its a rare skill to be ultra professional while making the whole experience so enjoyable, easy and unforgettable, thank you Misha, we hope to see you again soon.
Written January 18, 2022
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