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From Kiev: Day Trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Prypiat

Product ID: 255907
Take a full-day tour from Kiev to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and discover the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Explore the old power plant, and walk down the empty streets of Prypiat.
About this activity
Valid 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Wander through the ghost city Prypiat
  • See the radar station at a secret military base
  • Explore the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Visit the memorials in Chernobyl Town
Full description
Meet your guide in Kiev, then relax on the 2-hour drive to Dytyatki Checkpoint, the main entry point to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. During the journey a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster will be shown, and you’ll make a short stop so that you can use the bathroom, and purchase coffee and snacks. 

Once you pass the police checkpoint and enter the exclusion zone, visit Chernobyl town to see the evacuation memorial, the Lenin monument, the museum of robots, and more. Continue to the Chernobyl Power Plant. Explore the reactor blocks, cooling towers, the new sarcophagus over Reactor 4, and the Prometheus monument. 

Head to the Red Forest viewpoint, then visit the ghost town of Prypiat. See the abandoned amusement park, and wander past the empty school, hospital, and river port. After lunch at the Chernobyl Power Plant workers’ canteen, discover the abandoned military base with Duga Radar Station, before passing through radiation control and returning to Kiev.
  • Full-day tour of Chernobyl, Pripyat, Power Plant, and Duga
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi and TV
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Permission for photo and video shooting
  • Insurance
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Volodymyrska Street 60 (opposite the University of Shevchenko), Kiev. Please come 15 minutes before the tour. Transportation is a Mercedes Sprinter Van.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Short skirts
  • Drones
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• You must be at least 18 years old
• You must bring your passport
• You must provide your passport number, name, surname, nationality, and birthdate for all participants when booking
• You must wear pants, a shirt or long-sleeved t-shirt, and closed-toe comfortable shoes
• Please bring some cash in the local currency to buy water and snacks
• There is a vegetarian option available for lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 423 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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It was such a great experience! We had such a great guide Alex, made everything so easy and came into the shops with us to help with communication. Made the whole experience exploring very fun and interesting, Will be 'hopefullly' going back in May 2020 and would like the same guide. Great way to spend my 27th birthday!!

March 18, 2020

Our tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat was fantastic. Four of us had travelled to Kyiv for the weekend but the tour was definitely the highlight for all of us. The tour company were excellent at accommodating us. We had the pleasure of having Lisa as a tour guide and I must say that we all thought she was amazing. I would highly recommend anyone to use this company to visit Chernobyl. Thank you very much! And a special thanks to Lisa.

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March 18, 2020

Great experience, well worth doing if you are visiting Kiev!

March 14, 2020

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Product ID: 255907