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CHERNOBYL


Visit the site of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster. 

On 26th April 1986, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, killing many people at the plant and led to massive radioactive fallout (thirty to forty times the amount released at Hiroshima). The fallout spread over a massive geographical area, killing and harming thousands more in the following years. 

Now, over three decades later, the levels of radioactivity have dropped to safe levels and the Ukrainian government are now allowing groups into the area on organised tours.



Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise ytou to do your own research too to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.


Our Chernobyl tours can be booked almost every day of the year and we can customise your trip to Ukraine to your own liking.

We also offer 2 day Chernobyl trips that include staying overnight in the exclusion zone.

Budget flights to Kiev are available from many cities in Western Europe. All you need to do it book these and we'll take care of the rest.

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2019 Tours

Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal DaysPRICE
Chernobyl 2 Daytour-open2019-10-262019-10-272 day Chernobyl tour with overnight in the exclusion zone2339150dynamic2October
Chernobyl 1 Daytour-openstandard 1 day tour with 2 nights in Kiev2219100dynamic6

2020 TOURS

Our current 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal DaysPRICE
Chernobyl 2 Daytour-open2020-05-022020-05-032 day Chernobyl tour with overnight in the exclusion zone2339150dynamic6May
Chernobyl 2 Daytour-open2020-08-222020-08-232 day Chernobyl tour with overnight in the exclusion zone2339150dynamic6August
Chernobyl 2 Daytour-open2020-10-242020-10-252 day Chernobyl tour with overnight in the exclusion zone2339150dynamic6October
Chernobyl 1 Daytour-openstandard 1 day tour with 2 nights in Kiev2219100dynamic6

2020 TOURS

Our current 2019 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal DaysPRICE

21 DAY CHERNOBYL TOUR


Day 1 - Arrive in Chernobyl


We will meet in Independence Square at 8.15. Our representative will check your passport details before you board the minibus. Along the way we will play a video explaining the background to Chernobyl with some haunting footage filmed at the time of the accident. Over 100km later we enter Dytyatky (on the border of the 30km Exclusion zone) and undergo document checks by the military. You will also meet your government appointed guide for the day here. We drive onwards to Chernobyl and meet with the management of the Chernobyl Interinform Agency to give us a rundown of the days events and history of the site at the museum. On the way we will stop in Kopachi village, to walk around the abandoned kindergarten. A tour of Chernobyl town follows, before heading to the canteen for a 3 course lunch.

After lunch we head towards the Power Plant, passing the 10km border and check point. We view the abandoned building work of the unfinished 5th and 6th reactors and cooling towers and pass the monument to the firemen that lost their lives following the disaster. We soon later reach reactor number 4 and are allowed photograph opportunities for a short time at a distance of 100m.

We then drive through the Red Forest and onto the visit the dead town of Prypyat, the town which housed the workers of the power plant and their families. Walk around the main town square and view the town hall and theatre. Walk further around the town and see the swimming pool and afterwards the school where leftover books, half marked registers, and toys left behind.

Visit the fairground that was due to open days after the disaster, and view the famous Ferris wheel. We then walk around more of the city past apartment blocks and the Prypyat Hotel.

After Prypyat we will return to Chernobyl and check into our hotel before heading out for dinner. Evening spent in the Chernobyl hotel!


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Day 2 - Lesser-seen Prypyat & Duga 3


We arise for an early breakfast before heading out to abandoned villages. Photographs of past residents can be found in some houses.

We then venture out to Duga 3, also known as 'Chernobyl Two'. Duga 3 was a behemoth of a radar system used by the Soviets during the Cold War. At a gigantic 150 metres high and 1km long, it was at the time suspected to be used for mind control and was referred to as the 'Russian Woodpecker' due to the high pitched repetitive tapping signal it transmitted which could be picked up on short wave radios. We will be allowed access right up to the structure, inside the control room and the surrounding administration buildings. Duga has always previously been off limits and we have only recently secured permission to visit.

We will then return to Prypyat to visit some of the lesser seen areas such as the police station,

Finally we head for lunch before driving back to Dytyatky Control Point to measure our radiation levels before exiting and returning to Kiev for around 6pm.


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Day 1 - Evening in Kiev


Arrive at the airport to be met by our guide who will transfer you to your private apartment accommodation right in the centre of Kiev. Spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure, taking in the sites of Kiev and visiting some of the city's many restaurants and bars.


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Day 2 - Abandoned Villages & Duga 3


The following morning you will meet in Independence Square at 8.15. Our representative will check your passport details before you board the minibus. Along the way we will play a video explaining the background to Chernobyl with some haunting footage filmed at the time of the accident. Over 100km later we enter Dytyatky (on the border of the 30km Exclusion zone) and undergo document checks by the military. You will also meet your government appointed guide for the day here. We drive onwards to Chernobyl and meet with the management of the Chernobyl Interinform Agency to give us a rundown of the days events and history of the site at the museum. On the way we will stop in Kopachi village to walk around the abandoned kindergarten.

We then head towards the Power Plant, passing the 10km border and check point. We view the abandoned building work of the unfinished 5th and 6th reactors and cooling towers and pass the monument to the firemen that lost their lives following the disaster. We soon later reach reactor number 4 and are allowed photograph opportunities for a short time at a distance of 100m.

We then drive through the Red Forest and onto visit the dead town of Prypyat, the town which housed the workers of the power plant and their families. Walk around the main town square and view the town hall and theatre. Walk further around the town and see the swimming pool and afterwards the school where you can view leftover books, half marked registers and toys left behind.

We then drive through the Red Forest and onto visit the dead town of Prypyat, the town which housed the workers of the power plant and their families. Walk around the main town square and view the town hall and theatre. Walk further around the town and see the swimming pool and afterwards the school where you can view leftover books, half marked registers and toys left behind.

Finally we drive back to Dytyatky Control Point to measure our radiation levels before exiting and returning to Kiev between 19:00-19:30. Return to your accommodation and spend the evening at your leisure again before being picked up the following day by our guide who will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. We can add as many extra days' stay as you wish on request.


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DETAILS

Includes:


- Chernobyl permits
- Return transport from Kiev
- English speaking guides and transport within the zone
- 2 x Lunch, 1 x dinner and 1 breakfast
- 1 night twin accommodation inside the zone
- Evacuation insurance

- Chernobyl permit
- Return transport from Kiev
- English speaking guides and transport within the zone
- Lunch
- 2 nights twin accommodation in Kiev
- Evacuation insurance
- Airport transfers


Excludes:


- Kiev accommodation (can be added on request)
- Airport transfers (can be added on request)
- Flights

- Flights