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From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Prypiat Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Kyiv: Chernobyl and Prypiat Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a day trip in a van to Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kyiv to witness the destruction of a nuclear accident. Walk past grand memorials, the famous Duga Radar, and the deserted village of Kopachi, listening to your licensed guide's information. Meet your guide in Kyiv and have you passport details checked before departing. Sit back and relax on the 2hour van ride to the main entrance of the zone, Checkpoint Dytiatky. Here, pass through passport control and begin this tour. Discover the town of Chernobyl, where almost 5,000 people work and live. See the main square in the town of Chernobyl and the Wormwood Star Memorial, where one of the last few remaining statues of Lenin still stands in Ukraine. Move on to the Chernobyl river port with its eery sunken boats and ships. Make a quick stop at the local shop (if needed) before heading to the Memorial to Those Who Saved the World. Then, head to the very overgrown village of Kopachi where almost all the buildings were buried in the ground during the decontamination works of 1986. Stop near the remaining nursery school. After lunch, go to Prypiat, the abandoned town where time stopped on April 26th, 1986, when the entire town had to evacuate following the nuclear accident. Travel back in time and plunge into the communist era. Your professional guide will help you explore and get to understand the town for roughly 2 hours.

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From Kyiv: Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Day Trip by Van

2. From Kyiv: Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Day Trip by Van

Spend a day visiting one of the most famous Ukrainian phenomenons at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and its surroundings on a day trip in a van. Walk through the abandoned town of Pripyat, learn about the history of the nuclear disaster that took place in 1986, and have lunch in the abandoned power station's canteen. Embark on a unique trip to see the zone where one of the greatest ecological disasters in human history took place: Chernobyl. Listen to your guide recount the consequences for the local population in the model city of the Soviet Union, Pripyat, and the whole region of Ukrainian Polissya. Observe a part of the world that has seen no human alteration in decades. Despite learning what happened here and the scope of the tragedy, you are going to find it impossible to resist certain charms of the zone.  Hear the story preceding the accident on 26 April 1986, learn about what happened that night at the power plant, and about the scope of all the consequences still being tackled today. Then, eat lunch in a different area: In the power station’s canteen. The hearty meal, prepared for employees, includes a variety of dishes made with organic products. 

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Chernobyl and Pripyat: Full-Day All inclusive Private Tour

3. Chernobyl and Pripyat: Full-Day All inclusive Private Tour

Meet your guide and begin a private full-day tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat. Customize your tour to see the maximum amount of locations at your own pace on a date of your choice.  Whether you are visiting for photography, research, or personal interest, this private tour will allow you to explore sites of interest in depth. An experienced guide who knows the area intimately will show you around the abandoned towns and off-the-beaten-track locations that are impossible to forget. 

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From Kyiv: Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Kyiv: Chernobyl & Pripyat Private Day Trip with Lunch

Depart Kyiv and journey to Chernobyl to explore the infamous site of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in April 1986. Benefit from a complimentary lunch, pre-arranged permits to enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zones and the services of an expert guide exclusive to you. See the impact of the disaster 30 years after the event. From the moment you enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, you will experience an almost post-apocalyptic world. Explore the now almost abandoned site, and learn how the residents were evacuated in the aftermath of the tragedy. Pass the deserted village of Zalecie and see half-destroyed buildings hidden behind trees. Go to the Cold War defense antenna of Duga 1, known as the "Russian Woodpecker" for the noise it used to make. Stroll the streets of the ghost town of Pripyat, built in 1979 for the people who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and their families. Learn how they were evacuated following the explosion in reactor number 4. See the ghost-like amusement park and its Ferris wheel, a former house of culture and a derelict swimming pool. Safety will always be uppermost during the day, but your guide will show you everything you need to see and acquaint you with dramatic statistics connected to the disaster. Before you leave the Exclusion Zone, pass the security control to check for radiation levels on your clothes. Return to Kyiv for a drop-off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.

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From Kyiv: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

5. From Kyiv: 2-Day Private Tour to Chernobyl with Hotel

A private tour is the best way to experience the atmosphere of abandoned area, hear the silence, and plunge into the post apocalypse world. Visit the maximum number of locations at your own pace, based on your own preferences, and on a date that is good for you… just you, your friends/colleagues, and your guide. This tour will cover all your needs (urbex , photography, media, research etc.) and grants you a unique opportunity to explore Prypiat in depth. With experienced guides that know the area perfectly, tour through the exclusion zone and see breathtaking places that are not possible to see on a group tour. You are guaranteed a real adventure, true emotion, and an experience you will never forget.

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What people are saying about Prypiat

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 262 reviews

A dystopian, goosebumps giving journey back in time and space..narrated by our super-enthusiastic, well read and well informed guide Alex, which of course added a lot to the tour and most important to our historical, political and emotional understanding about the happening. A must do/see/feel tour!

It was a very good and informative day, focusing a lot on social history of the area and of Ukraine in general, as well as the obvious. Although there's more reading to do, many questions have been raised

It was a great exprerience! The guide, Alex, explained everything with facts and stories. The life at that time is told by him lime simulation! I definetly suggest it!

Very well organized, complete, very good guide (Vlad - English) Super interesting visit, the souvenir of a life-time ! I recommand it !

I would return for sure. Would like to go inside a building next time.