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2 Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat
Activities in Kiev

2 Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat

8 / 10
2 reviews | 34 travellers
good and well organized tour. You see a lot in a short time. Recommend avoiding weekends if possible as it is very busy. Smaller groups means you get to explore more insides of buildings. Also bring food with you as limited options once inside the exclusion zone and meals provides are rather small. Good, sturdy, shoes are important as lots of walking through glass and wet, over grown forest areas
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Free cancellation up to 3 days before
US$ 263.10
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Experience this unique two-day tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat. You'll explore the places destroyed by the most important environmental disaster of the 20th Century.

2 Day Trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Day 1: Kiev - Chernobyl - Pripyat

On the first day, the tour leaves Kiev at 8am and heads to Chernobyl. After a two-hour bus journey, you'll arrive in the city that has been burnt in everyone's memories since the 1986 nuclear disaster which ruined the lives of so many families.

On arrival, you'll stop for a light breakfast to build up energy for the visit. You'll arrive at the first checkpoint, where you'll pass into the 30km Exclusion Zone.

Wandering through the city streets of Chernobyl, you'll see the museum, Saint Elijah Church, the Monument to the Chernobyl Liquidators and the park dedicated to the settlements that disappeared after the nuclear disaster.

On the first day, you'll cross into the 10km Exclusion Zone, entering the town of Kopachi just 4km from the Chernobyl Power Plant. The town was completely contaminated and had to be evacuated. Since then, there have been no signs of life...

You'll visit the Nuclear Power Plant zone, where you'll see the shelter constructed to confine both the exterior and interior of reactor 4, the reactor which produced the nuclear explosion. The sight will chill you to your bones.

Before the end of the day, you'll visit Pripyat, a town left completely empty after the accident. Here is where you truly see the destruction caused. Houses, hotels, schools and even a theme park - all abandoned.

After visiting the ghost town, you'll return to Chernobyl where you'll spend the night, gathering energy for a new day of exploring.

Day 2: Chernobyl - Pripyat - Kiev

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you'll head back to Pripyat. Here you'll see a different part of the Nuclear Power Plant: reactors 5 and 6. You'll also be able to get close to the plant's cooling towers, which remain unfinished, and you'll visit an abandoned Experimental Radiological Laboratory.

Today you'll have the opportunity to talk with people who stayed living in the area, as well as with members of the Institute of Nuclear Safety of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Chernobyl. You'll learn about the current state of the reactors, as well as the answers to all the questions you may have surrounding the 1986 disaster and its consequences.

You'll visit the Duga radar, the last anti-ballistic missile radar system the Soviets installed on Ukrainian territory.

Passing back through the radiation checkpoint will finish off the tour, and you'll head back on your way to Kiev.

Safety

The route is designed in accordance with the necessary security standards, reducing to a minimum the effects of radiation on the human body. The radiation received on the trip is equivalent to that of a two-hour plane journey.

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Price

Per person Children under 18
US$ 263.10
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 263.10
  • Children under 18

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Return journey to Chernobyl.

English and Russian speaking guide.

Visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One night hotel stay in Chernobyl.

Insurance.

Permits to visit the sites on the tour.

Permits to take photos and videos.

Not included

Food and drink: 9 (US$ 10.70) per person (optional).

Radiation checker rental: 9 (US$ 10.70) per person (otpional).

Jumpsuit: 10 (US$ 11.90) per person (optional).

When to book?

You can book up until 4 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Do I need to bring any special equipment?

    A - We recommend that you wear closed clothes and shoes. If you wish, on the day of the tour you can rent a jumpsuit for 10EUR, and also a radiation dosimeter for 9EUR, although they are not mandatory.

  • Q - Can I bring my own food and drink?

    A - Yes, you can bring your own food and drink, and you can also use the services of the local cafes. A lunch costs approximately 9EUR per person. Both the products and the water come from radiation-free areas, so rest assured, they do not pose a health risk.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

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If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 263.10
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Simona Petlyury Street, near the Central Train Station.