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Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat

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    What to Expect
    07:45 a.m. We meet in Kyiv and check your passport details.

    08:00 a.m. Departure from Kyiv.  It takes around 2 hours to get to the main entrance of the zone –check point “Dytiatky”, where we pass passport control, sign radiation safety rules and a tour starts. 

    Discover the town of Chernobyl – the busiest part of the zone nowadays. Almost 5000 people work and live there in shifts. Radiation background in the town of Chernobyl is lower than in Kyiv. – The main square of the town of Chernobyl/memorial “the Wormwood Star” – Statue of Lenin (one of not many left in Ukraine) –  Chernobyl river port with sunken boats and ships – Quick stop at the local shop (if needed) – Memorial “To those who saved the world” – Exhibition of original, remotely controlled robotic machines used during cleanup)

    Leliv checkpoint , entrance to the 10km zone

    The village of Kopachi where almost all buildings had been buried into the ground during the decontamination works in 1986. The area is very overgrown now. We stop near the remaining nursery school. 

    Industrial site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant –  New Safe Confinement ("Arch")

    13:30-14:00 Lunch (included) (vegetarian meal available upon request): Ukrainian cuisine, all products are delivered from Kyiv.

    Prypiat – the ghost town Time stopped there on April 26th 1986. And you have a unique chance to travel back in time and plunge into the communism era. Our professional guides perfectly know the area and you will explore the town on foot for roughly 2 hours.

     Top secret military base Chernobyl -2 and Duga OTH Radar Radiation check at 10km zone checkpoint Final stop at Chernobyl road sign, last pictures

    Obligatory radiation control at 30km zone checkpoint  

    18:30 - 20:00 Arriving back to Kiev

    Important! Persons under 18 are not allowed to enter the zone.

    The permits processing time is about 2 working days!

    Tour itinerary may change due to weather conditions and upon request of the group!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel pickup from your place in Kiev
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Your accomodation in Kiev
    Inclusions
    • An instrument for measuring radiation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Driver
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Souvenirs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Passport name, number, citizenship and birthdate is required at time of booking for all participants
    • It is obligatory to have your passport with you on the day of the tour (NOT ID!)
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Dress code : open type shoes and clothes are phohibited: no T-shirts, no sandals, no shorts.Your body must be covered as much as possible.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    +1
    We were happy we booked with Gamma Travel, we had a private tour of only 2 of us and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. we were picked up from our hotel from Kiev in a Mercedes Vito which was perfect for trip. Our tour guide Natalia was a great tour guide & she knew so
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    Response from Nikolai_gammatravel, Manager at Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Responded 2 days ago
    Dear ashleyaoj We are so glad to see your interest and it was so pleasant to read your review. We are so well- pleased to know that it was a great trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat with Gamma Travel. We will be so glad to see you again among our customers and arrange for you one of our incredible tours :) Kind regards, Gamma Team!
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    We had a private tour with Gamma Travel and could not recommend them highly enough. The transport was very comfortable and driven safely, with videos playing to give context of what was to be seen. To better facilitate seeing what the group wanted to see, the guide rearranged
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    Response from Nikolai_gammatravel, Manager at Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Responded 4 days ago
    Dear daviddJ3., we are so thankful for these kind and warm words towards our guide and our work! We are well-pleased to know that it was an incredible and memorable experience for you! We will be glad to arrange a multiday tour for you! There are still so many magnificent places in the zone that dare to see and explore! Kind regards, Gamma Team!
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    Myself and four friends decided it would be better to have a private tour instead of a group tour, and I'm so glad we did. It's definitely worth the extra money as you have more time to explore and it's easier to get around buildings with less people also. Maria is an
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    Response from Nikolai_gammatravel, Manager at Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Responded 6 days ago
    Dear GraEire., we are so grateful for such kind and motivating words., we highly appreciated each of these words in your review. We are so glad to see that all our efforts are paying off during your visit to the exclusion zone! We will be so happy to arrange for you and your friends a multiday tour, where you will definitely see and explore more incredible places! Kind regards, Gamma team!
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    I’m so happy I had a chance to visit Chernobyl with Gamma Travel! I’d like to thank our driver Mikhail who safely drove us to Chernobyl on a very convenient bus. I’d also like to thank Maria, who is a truly amazing guide! She’s very friendly and communicative, and I really
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    Response from Nikolai_gammatravel, Manager at Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Ireneth., we are thankful for your time and for sharing your experience online with other travel-lovers! We appreciate your time and we try to be the best for you and fulfill all your wishes day after day! We will be so glad to see you and your friends on our multiday tours with Gamma Travel and arrange an unforgettable and full of emotions tour again! Kind regards, Gamma team!
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    Recently I went on a 1 day private tour to Chernobyl with Gamma Travel. It was a truly amazing experience! Mikhail was our driver, and Maria was our tour guide. They both are very friendly and amazing people, and I truly enjoyed their company. I’d like to thank Maria for showing
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    Response from Nikolai_gammatravel, Manager at Full day private tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Andrtravel., we are grateful for all these warm and kind words towards our dear guide Maria, our work and about all your exciting feelings and emotions that you have had while visiting the Zone with gamma Travel! We are looking forward to seeing you again with your friends on our multiday tours! Kind regards, Gamma Team!
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    By: Gamma Travel
    Ashley J
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    8678
    A great trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat
    We were happy we booked with Gamma Travel, we had a private tour of only 2 of us and we couldn't recommend them
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    troy b
    10
    Just great and wonderfull tour
    Had my first ever visit to chernobyl and over towns and village. What can I say about this very said to see what
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    João Ferreira
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    20
    Just perfect.
    Friendly guide, knowledgeable, and the tour covers everything you need to see in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
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    Nat R
    10
    Great! Definitely not terrible!
    First off, booking was a dream and super helpful throughout, even when when we had to tweak some details. The
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    Janik W
    11
    It was awesome
    So we did this Tour in february 2020 and it was awesome. They were really on point, very Kind and well organised.
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    David D
    13613
    The highlight of the trip
    We had a private tour with Gamma Travel and could not recommend them highly enough. The transport was very
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    Endchef76
    11
    Tschernobyl
    Hi there! Excellent trip to the zone! Very well organized. You get to see all the interesting places and can take
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    judith w
    249
    One day visit to Chernobyl and Prypiat
    Excellent day full of information, Vled the tour guide was excellent - his English is marvelous he gave a lot of
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    Pete D
    Totton, United Kingdom
    40
    Bucket list trip!
    I have been blown away with this trip. If your interested in Chernobyl just get on and book. Simply amazing. I've
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    Wunderlust
    Slovenia
    16376
    Interesting
    This tour might not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was on mine, for quite sometime. Since I saw a
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