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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
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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
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 (177)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Top stuff in chernobyl

Would defo recomend this tour to anyone looking to explore the chernobyl exclusion zone, Lunch was amazing. Lovely tour guide vika who was very knowledgable! If you have the chance defo do this tour!!!!!

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shocking and a great experience. Tour is well organized. The guide and driver were friendly and helpful. The guide told us a lot of facts. During the driving to Chernobyl we watch two documentaries in the bus. The lunch was very nice. You have to...More

Thank René B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guide and great tour!

We were 9 people and the day lasted all the way until 20:30 but it was well worth it! Our guide vika was cheerful and it felt like she really put an effort to let us see as much as possible. Nothing felt stressed at...More

Thank kkkk20152015
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Experience

I am very happy that I selected SoloEast of all the tour operators that offer tours to Chernobyl. They are very easy to communicate with. Any questions I had via email were very quickly answered. The tour is reasonably priced, and cheaper than other companies...More

Thank Meowy
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the most memorable experiences of my life.

I've always wanted to visit Chernoybl as there is nothing alse like it and I'm really glad I went with solo east. The tour was really interesting, varied, very sad and thought provoking. The whole thing took 13 hours but the way it was structured...More

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27 August 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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27 June 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
6 June 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.