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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat on a full-day tour from Kiev by minivan
  • View the Chernobyl plant and devastated surrounds with a guide for insight
  • See reactor 4 and abandoned Pripyat, and learn about the terrible events of 1986
Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
From US$114.00
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
From US$114.00
Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance with this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
What to Expect
Depart central Kiev by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi–enabled minivan and make the journey to Chernobyl. Bring your passport, and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, plus sturdy shoes.

En route, watch a documentary on the 1986 accident, learning how the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat—the latter home to plant workers—were evacuated afterward.

After crossing the Dytyatky checkpoint into the 18.6-mile (30-kilometer) exclusion zone, tour Chernobyl town before entering the 6.2-mile (10-kilometer) zone. Then, continue to Kopachi village—buried due to extreme contamination—to see its derelict kindergarten.

Next, view reactor 4, the accident site, from a distance, and take in the Red Forest and Pripyat, with its eerie streets, school, and amusement park.

After lunch at a Chernobyl canteen (made with outsourced ingredients), check out the mysterious Duga-3, a Soviet-era over-the-horizon radar system dubbed the “Russian Woodpecker.”

Your tour then ends in Kiev.
Reviews (184)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing experience with an amazing Guide

Such a fantastic eye opening experience seeing what devestation can be caused by humans. I did this tour alone and was made to feel included the entire time, my guide Andrew was so good, he met me and and the others on time and we...More

1  Thank N1083WHcharless
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellently organised trip, fascinating and great full day experience

Having to choose between many operators we opted for Solo East based on the length of their experience, previous reviews and value for money. The communication from booking till we met was first-class with very clear i instructions in perfect English. Anastasia was a great...More

2  Thank jone92
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative, Safe and Photogenic Tour

Decided to travel to the Ukraine and venture into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone...dragged the wife along too...well she always says i never take her anywhere. Being the tender age of ten when Reactor 4 went up in a cloud of toxic smoke this really was...More

1  Thank Dude_76125
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to visit the exclusion zone

Everything was fine like email communication, Kiev-Chernobyl transport (van), (english speaking) guide etc. but for me the timing could be better. During the whole day we spent too much time visiting the abandoned village (which wasn't that interesting) at the beginning of the tour and...More

Thank piotku
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great guided tour

Excellent tour with guiding from Vika and driving from Alex, video in the bus to show us the history and what was happening prior to us getting there, took us through the day providing the right level of guidance, both informative and entertaining where appropriate....More

1  Thank stup1980
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from BrunoCoelhoPT | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I would say NO, and for many reasons. 1 - You're not supposed to physically touch anything (including the floor) with any body part, including objects that you'll take with you outside of the zone. This was the... More
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June 26, 2018|
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Response from Isurehopeso | Reviewed this property |
Soloeast website is all you need. Check w them on any specific questions you may have. My main suggestion is to bring lots of dog treats for the strays. You’ll feel like a super hero helping out these four legged friends... More
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Shift_Abdul_Ghani | Reviewed this property |
No questions about getting lost here. Meeting point is super central right by McDonald’s at Maidan. There’ll be a representative from SoloEast and van waiting for you.