We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev

  • Full-day trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site from Kiev
  • A guided tour of the abandoned site is the only permissible way to see it
  • Tour the exclusion zone to see the secret military radar station
Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev
From US$111.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Full-Day Tour of Chernobyl and Prypiat from Kiev
Visiting Chernobyl, the nuclear power plant whose 1986 explosion was one of the world’s worst radio-ecological disasters, isn’t permitted unless by guided tour. This full-day trip from Kiev offers a hassle-free excursion and the essential commentary needed to understand the site and its catastrophic event. Explore the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and visit abandoned nearby towns, including Pripyat. Dinner at an eco-clean canteen is also included for your convenience.
What to Expect
Board an air-conditioned bus in central Kiev with a guide and travel to Chernobyl while watching documentaries about the 1986 disaster. Compulsory insurance and a radiation meter to use on your visit are included.

On arrival, enter the Exclusion Zone via the Dytyatky gate, and pass the abandoned villages of Zalissya and Kopachi, and the decontaminated Red Forest, the first victim of the radioactive fallout.

Visit the derelict town of Pripyat, seeing the hospital that received the firefighters and workers affected by the explosion, and the town hall, fire station, Polissya hotel, and the never-opened amusement park.

Take a guided tour of the plant, seeing the Sarcophagus and New Safe Confinement arch from observation points, plus the fire station, cooling towers, and Soviet radar station.

Finally, visit Chernobyl town and have an eco-clean dinner at a canteen for exclusion zone workers before your tour ends in central Kiev.
Reviews (317)
1 - 5 of 268 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Pry-oat a modern day Pompeii

Our guide Helen was excellent her level of knowledge made the trip so much better. Excellent trip really interesting and great to see nature fighting back, loved the over the horizon radar too. I would recommend everyone go ‘lest we forget’. Still relatively unspoilt and...More

Thank jscotier
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Very Good Tour

The tour I had was very enjoyable. There were many unexpected things that I did not know. Make reservations early.

Thank Mi C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Take this tour! What a great day!

Took the Metro (M1 towards Akademmistechko) to the Volkzana Station. Exited the Metro station and walked under the main train station through a pedestrian walkway. Walk away from the KFC to find the buses. The GPS coordinates that the ticket provides works great for Maps....More

2  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Exceptional tour

I went on this trip in September and I got everything I wanted out of the tour. Anna and the other tour guide were incredibly friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about Chernobyl, the exclusion zone and Pripyat. It is a full day tour...More

2  Thank JamesGee54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome experience

We totally enjoyed this trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained so much to us. It was a very educational and moving experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Thank Cathy L
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
paul c
12 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Andrés J | Reviewed this property |
Next to the train station. Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi Vokzalna St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
6 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bobbyb82 | Reviewed this property |
Chernobyl tours are very popular, there are many tour operators to choose from, I don't think you need to book so far in advance keep your money safe until nearer the time, I booked 6 weeks in advance with no problems.
Jack N
30 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anu P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we booked our excursion via TripAdvisor and were sent an email confirming the booking. The email had contact numbers for those running the tour and they also contacted us via WhatsApp to gain further info. Have you... More