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From Kyiv: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

From Kyiv: 1-Day Group Tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

From US$ 94.73 per person

Explore the abandoned city of Chernobyl on a 1-day group tour from Kyiv and experience incredible emotions within the exclusion zone of a former disaster site. Benefit from travel arrangements, such as permits to enter the exclusion zones and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 11 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Polish

What customers loved


6.5 - 7.5 hours
  • Kyiv

  • 2 hours
  • Kopachiv (walk)

  • Chernobyl

  • St. Elijah

  • Park of Eternal Glory

  • Monument to Those Who Saved the World

  • Prypiat (photo stop)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Kyiv

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Explore the haunting sites of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster
  • Visit the fourth reactor of Chernobyl
  • Experience intense emotions at a legendary disaster site
Full description

Depart Kyiv and journey to Chernobyl, famous as the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Learn the rules of radiation safety and watch specially-prepared video material about the disaster en route to the exclusion zones. Learn how the city, while largely abandoned, is still populated with local workers and policemen along with shops, a post office, and café. See sights such as the museum, St. Elijah Church, the Park of Glory, river port and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. Visit reactor number 4, where complex engineering solutions are underway designed to transform it into an ecologically safe system. Discover the secret facility of Chernobyl 2 and go to the Soviet over-the-horizon radar station of Duga, where foreign radio stations were blocked and espionage took place. Next, go to the ghost town of Pripyat and see the abandoned amusement park and the Ferris wheel that no child ever got the chance to ride. See abandoned boats and ships in the port, and feed the giant catfish in Pripyat River.

  • Full trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • Live guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Permission to take photos and shoot video footage
  • Optional lunch (vegetarian options available)
  • Insurance
  • Transport support
  • Organization of permits required to visit the exclusion zone
  • Documentation required to visit the 30-kilometer exclusion zone, the 10-kilometer exclusion zone, the Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) Duga radar station, and the city of Pripyat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Short skirts
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sportswear

Know before you go

  • Full name, passport number, birth date, and citizenship are required at time of booking for all participants
  • Arrive at the meeting point with the exact passport that you provided details from when booking
  • Meeting time is 7:20 AM, departure time is 7:50 AM
  • Regulations require all visitors to wear a jacket or shirt with long sleeves, long jeans or trousers, and completely closed shoes when inside the Zone
  • Optional lunch may be regular (chicken or pork with beef), vegetarian or special, please indicate selection when ordering
  •  Please note, persons under 18-years-old are not permitted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 931 reviews

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Great tour! Great guide, well organized! I do not recommend doing the tour in summer (also recommended by the guide) because, for example, there is a lot less going on in February and you can discover more or explore more undisturbed. The optional food is not recommended, advise to bring your own food. Otherwise everything was great! Recommendable!

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February 24, 2020

Amazing experience! We were very fortunate to visit Pripyat as the Ukrainian Army had been conducting drills there in the early part of the day, but thankfully our tour guide managed to get us in after 3pm. If you are interested in Soviet history then this is a must for you.

February 20, 2020

An exciting trip that evokes food for thought. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of our excellent guide, but he did a great and very empathetic job. He lives in Kiev himself but speaks really good and clear English. He was neither too mowed nor too little. I may be a little picky, but I'm glad I opted out of lunch on the trip. It looks like an old military kitchen and it certainly did not smell nice in the room Finally remember your original passport !!! You have to show it several times along the way and without it, there is no access. I can highly recommend this tour, but it probably requires you to have a genuine interest in the tragic story, otherwise I think it will be a long day. But for anyone with an interest in the subject, I can definitely recommend the trip.

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February 11, 2020

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