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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Chernobyl from Kiev
  • Travel by classic Soviet-era car into the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide
  • Explore abandoned city of Pripyat
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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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Full-Day Retro Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
US$139.98
Overview
Take a step back in time and visit one of the world’s most infamous exclusion zones on this full-day retro Chernobyl tour from Kiev. Hop into your classic Soviet-era car and head into the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a guide. Explore the derelict city of Pripyat, and discover abandoned buildings including the hospital, swimming pool and schools. Along the way, gain insight into city life under Communist rule. Visit the secret Duga military radar station, and see photos of Pripyat and Chernobyl before the blast of 1986.
What to Expect
This 12-hour day trip is packed with the best of what Chernobyl and Pripyat can offer. The unique communist atmosphere, the chance to drive an UAZ or Lada, and pictures in communist uniforms will give you a unique perspective of the Chernobyl area and the country before and after the Chernobyl accident. You will visit abandoned buildings, including a swimming pool, a hospital, a school, a kindergarten, a police station, and an amusement park, which will be followed by a visit to the secret military radar station, Duga. The guide is equipped with photos of Pripyat and Chernobyl, giving you the chance to go back in time to 1986. You will experience the communist propaganda and its artifacts—buildings, signs, slogans, and military technique.

Itinerary:
8AM Pick up at Kiev Central Railway Station - KFC restaurant
10.00 Dytyatky checkpoint - entering Chernobyl exclusion zone
10:15-11:15 City of Chernobyl sightseeing: City sign, Memorial park, Church, Docks
11:45-15:30 Pripyat sightseeing: City sign, Red Forest, Bridge of death, Tree of friendship, Hospital, River port, Landing stage (Houseboat), Collapsed elementary school, Cinema Prometheus, Music school, Town Hall, Hotel, Palace of culture, Grocery store, Sports center, Amusement park (with ferris wheel), Football stadium, Department store, Elementary school, Swimming pool, Kindergarten
15:45 Chernobyl power plant - safe distance photo shooting of old sarcophagus and New safe confinement. Extra large catfish feeding.
16:30-17:00 Lunch
17:30-18:45 Duga radar, Chernoby-2 town
19:15 Shopping at local store in Chernobyl: souvenirs, drinks, snacks
19:45 leaving Chernobyl exclusion zone
Around 21:00 Coming back to Kiev

• Designed to be maximally safe - avoiding contaminated areas.
• Every visitor can borrow a Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter) free of charge.
Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Popular attraction

The amount of tourists visiting this place is increasing and the point of visiting an "abandoned" city is getting a little lost when there are so many tourists there. The tour guide was good, but more knowledgeable about the history and seemed a bit fuzzy...More

Thank Daniel C
Martin D, General Manager at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Daniel, unfortunately, it's true that Chernobyl is getting more and more popular, especially during spring and autumn. That is why we recommend our tourists to pick different season, or to go for a Private tour, which takes different routes and can be done any...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
The experience of a lifetime!

Visiting Chernobyl was in my bucket list since forever and choosing this company was a very wise choice. They were respectful all the time and our guide was very knowledgeable. We saw many nice spots and were able to take our time to walk around...More

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

Hello Mariana , 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
Great tour and guide, but let's move on because the next group is coming.

The guide(Sergei) was very professional, educated and knowledgeable. We had a great time discovering some hidden places and learning some extra details about the history behind the accident. Only the amount of people (groups) that are currently visiting Chernobyl ruined the experience and immersion for...More

Thank gilloh
Yurij_1986, Manažér pre styk s verejnosťou at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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. But perhaps you can let us know, why you don´t think...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One Day to site visit

The guide was knowledgeable and the day trip, to me, was worth it. I learned much about what happened but more importantly, I have gained a deep respect about the local Ukrainian people who gave their life to prevent a 3rd explosion and who have...More

Thank jadoyle37
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 3 weeks ago
Just Fantastic !

Our Hostess , Laura , was just fantastic! Very professional , and extremely knowledgable. Always answering questions with knowledge and interesting comments. Laura had excellent understanding of what/where we wanted out of the trip. she went "the extra mile", and gave us an outstanding days...More

Thank Carl M
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

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