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From Kiev: 2-Day Chernobyl and Pripyat with Overnight Stay

Product ID: 209415
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This 2-day group tour gives you a unique opportunity to feel the atmosphere of the Chernobyl zone. Explore this vast city rich in history, experience the feel of a ghost town and even stay overnight in Chernobyl.
About this activity
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Talk to locals about their experiences
  • Experience the abandoned world of the Chernobyl zone
  • See Prypiat, DUGA and the town of Chernobyl
  • Take hundreds of photos inside Chernobyl zone
Full description
Experience the ghost town of Chernobyl and learn about the infamous disaster with this unique 2-day group tour. After meeting your guide in Kiev and having your passport details checked, set off in comfortable vehicles with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. After travelling through the countryside for 2 hours, you will reach checkpoint Dytiatky, the main entrance to the exclusion zone. Following passport checks and radiation safety rules, your tour will start in earnest.
 
Drive through the eerie exclusion zone, where nature and wildlife have once more taken over. Keep your eyes open as your travel for foxes, wild boar, deer, moose and even wolves. Stop in the village of Zalissya, with almost 700 abandoned and uninhabited houses. Continue on to Chernobyl, which is nowadays the busiest part of the zone. Almost 5,000 people work and live there in shifts. See infamous sites such as the statue of Lenin, the river port with sunken boats and the memorial ‘to those who saved the world’.
 
Following your first day of exploration, check into one of the hotels in Chernobyl town – but keep the 10:00 PM curfew in mind, as the hotel will be locked from this time. After a restful night, get ready for another day of discovery. If your group is interested, you might have the opportunity to visit and speak to local babushkas. Explore the military base, including the command center and secret bunker, full of soviet military propaganda.
 
After lunch, explore Prypiat in depth as you visit the fire station, a collapsed school and a police station, with its holding cells and interrogation rooms! Then, it’s time to head back to civilization, once you’ve passed obligatory radiation control at the checkpoint. Sit back and take in the sights as you are transferred back to Kiev.
Includes
  • All entrance fees and charges
  • Meals
  • Overnight stay
  • Skilled drivers and comfortable vehicles (AC, wifi, TV)
  • Small groups (5-12 people)
  • Insurance
  • Friendly, professional guides with perfect English
  • Over 50 locations
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop off
  • Geiger counter
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet in front of Dnipro hotel, located at 1/2 Khreshchatyk Str., Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that the age limit for this tour is 18 years and over
• A current valid passport is required for each participant
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
• Please note that you are not allowed to walk around Chernobyl without your guide
• The hotel in Chernobyl is twin accommodation. If you require a single room, please let the tour operator know in advance. The single room supplement is 40$ extra
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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