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The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Highlights
  • Explore Chernobyl and Pripyat in depth on a 2-day small-group tour from Kiev
  • Delve deeper into sights with a guide, full 2-day itinerary, and maximum of 15
  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat, see reactor 4, meet ‘returnees,’ and more
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The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Overview
There’s so much to see in and around Chernobyl that it easily warrants a 2-day tour over a day trip from Kiev. This small-group excursion includes two days’ touring, hotel accommodation, meals, and more. Tour the exclusion zone by air-conditioned minivan: exploring abandoned Chernobyl and Pripyat in depth, seeing reactor 4, and meeting locals who have returned here. All possible safety procedures are observed throughout for your safety and comfort.
What to Expect
Day 1: Kiev-Chernobyl (L, D)
Depart Kiev railway station and journey to Chernobyl by climate-controlled minivan. Receive handouts, maps, and a respirator; and watch a documentary on the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant and its aftermath.

Enter the exclusion zone via the Dytyatky checkpoint and tour Chernobyl town before check-in at your basic-but-clean 2-star hotel. After lunch here, explore the ‘ghost’ town of Pripyat to view must-sees such as the Red Forest, school, swimming pool, and amusement park—all eerily silent and decaying.

Shop for souvenirs and refreshments (own expense) at a store in Chernobyl, and finish with a hotel dinner and optional bar meet-up.

Overnight: 2-star Chernobyl hotel

Day 2: Chernobyl – Kiev (B, L)
After breakfast and check-out, see the secret Soviet-era military Duga radar system, and explore more of Pripyat, including its derelict fire station and kindergarten among other sites.

View the reactor 4 from a distance, feed the giant catfish in the cooling pond, and visit nearby Parishev. Meet some villagers who have returned to live in this haunted place, and after lunch and checking out some of Chernobyl’s relics, including its abandoned vehicles, return to Kiev.

Your tour then ends at the original start point.

Please note: your tour is designed for maximum safety, with contaminated areas avoided throughout. During your two days, you will absorb approximately 4-6 millisieverts of gamma radiation (about the same as on a 5- to 8-hour flight). You are free to use a Geiger-Muller counter to measure radiation levels if you wish.
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1 - 5 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
AMAZING trip, amazing tour guide

Absolutely fantastic and unique experience. If I could give it 6 stars I would. Our tour guide, Viki, was absolutely wonderful. She knows the place like the back of her hand. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Elise A
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Elise, Thank you so much for your feedback and for giving us 5 stars. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, … Yurij

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Viki and the tour was incredible

For us, this tour was perfect! Our tour guide, Viki, was so enthusiastic and friendly that it felt like we were exploring the exclusion zone for the first time with friends! It was a once in a lifetime experience. We went to the most important...More

Thank jack d
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jack, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the travel experience you had with us and for your rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with CHERNOBYL.welcome. Hope to see you here again. Regards, Yurij

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic tour

I met the tour at the checkpoint to the exclusion zone after riding there from the UK. Our guide Tania, was fantastic, she was wonderful and very knowledgable, her enthusiasm & never ending help really made the tour. The other people on the tour were...More

1  Thank Matt P
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Matt, Thank you so much for your feedback and for giving us 5 stars. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, … Yurij

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour company, very sad and moving destination

Chernobylwel.come are a fantastic tour company, and our guide Tanya was just brilliant. The company sent confirmation of my booking promptly, and also provided a pdf information pack on the city of Kyiv too. All communications with the company have been replied to very quickly,...More

Thank MackAai
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you so much for your feedback and for giving us 5 stars. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, … Yurij

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best trip ever

No words to describe how great this was. Very professional tour, nothing to complain about. Our guide Alex, was incredible. Good english, good explanations, incredibly friendly. What a nice guy he was! We will definitely go back, this time for the power plant. Thanks for...More

Thank Sébastien D
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear traveler, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the travel experience you had with us and for your rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with CHERNOBYL.welcome. Looking forward to seeing you here again. Take Care! Greetings, Yurij

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