Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Day Trips & Excursions in Ukraine

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4.9 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

What we offer is a result of our 18-year history of creating and developing the tour, negotiating and persuading the government institutions to bring them to the level where the comfort for the visitors and accessibility to the major sites don’t conflict with the safety and security regulations. As the biggest tour provider to Chernobyl Zone we guarantee the quality of the tour. We have a team of well trained guides who strive for the customers satisfaction.If you prefer a guide who speaks your language SoloEast Travel made first GPS Chernobyl Tour audio Guide in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Czech and Japanese at this moment.For the 330 km ride during the tour we use our own fleet of modern air-conditioned minibuses Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter seating 17-18. Most of our drivers speak English and are very helpful. All vehicles have free Wi-Fi on board (where the coverage allows) and multiple USB ports that can be used to charge electronic devices if needed.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), KievYour tour begins by meeting your tour staff at the departure point where they will check your passports and dress code. We meet in front of the Kozatskiy hotel, on the Independence Square. Enjoy a cup of coffe before the tour.   Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Reactor No 4, Chernobyl, Kiev OblastDrive to Chernobyl with passing Dytyatky checkpoint (on the border of the 30-km Exclusion Zone). You will see an informative and stunning documentary during the 2-hour ride.Entry to the 30km Exclusion Zone. Meeting your guide (if a guide doesn't come with you from Kiev).Arrival to Chernobyl. Introductory briefing on the Exclusion Zone administrative division and regulations, RAW disposal, etc.Sightseeing Chernobyl town.Entry to the 10 km Zone by passing Leliv checkpoint.On the way to the Power Plant you stop at almost fully buried Kopachi village and check its kindergarten which we can enter.Sightseeing Reactor #4 from a 270m distance and construction site of a new sarcophagus.Stop near the Red Forest and Pripyat road sign.Sightseeing Pripyat town: Lenin Street, the main square, the palace of culture, Polissya hotel, supermarket; Ferris wheel, the stadium, school, swimming pool, hospital, etc.Drive through the tiny part of western radioactive trace.Passage through Leliv checkpoint. Radiation control before the lunch.Lunch at the Chernobyl canteen - all ingredients are brought from the outside and ecologically clean. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.Important -Duga 3 (so called "Russian Woodpecker", military over the horizon radar and it?s base called "Chernobyl 2")Final check out at Dytyatki checkpoint. Compulsory radiation control.Return to Kiev around 7:30 pmDuration: 10 hours

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance
  • Permits for Chernobyl Zone
  • Entry/Admission - Reactor No 4

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Drinks


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion