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The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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There’s so much to see in and around Chernobyl that it easily warrants a 2-day tour instead of a day trip from Kiev. This small-group excursion includes two days of touring, hotel accommodations, meals, and more. Tour the Exclusion Zone by air-conditioned minivan: explore abandoned Chernobyl and Pripyat in-depth, see reactor number 4, learn about V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant, and meet locals who have returned here. All possible safety procedures are observed throughout for your well-being and comfort.
  • Explore Chernobyl and Pripyat in-depth on a 2-day small-group tour from Kiev
  • Delve deeper into sights with a guide and maximum of 15 group members
  • Tour Chernobyl and Pripyat, see reactor 4, meet “returnees,” and more
  • All-in: 2-star hotel, meals, radiation counter, and full safety measures
What to Expect
Day 1: Kiev–Chernobyl (L, D) From Kiev, journey to Chernobyl by climate-controlled minivan. Receive handouts, maps, and a respirator, and watch a documentary on the 1986 accident and its aftermath. Enter the Exclusion Zone via Dytyatky checkpoint and tour Chernobyl before check-in at your basic-but-clean 2-star hotel. After lunch, view Pripyat’s must-sees, such as the Red Forest, school, swimming pool, and amusement park. Shop for souvenirs and refreshments (own expense) at a Chernobyl store, and finish with a hotel dinner and optional bar meetup. Day 2: Chernobyl–Kiev (B, L) After breakfast and checkout on the second day, see the Soviet-era military Duga radar system, and explore more of Pripyat, including its derelict fire station. View reactor 4 from a distance, feed giant catfish in the cooling pond, and visit nearby Parishev. Meet some villagers who have returned to live in this haunted place. After lunch and viewing more Chernobyl relics, return to Kiev. Your tour ends at the original starting point. Please note: Designed for maximum safety, your tour avoids contaminated areas throughout. During your trip, you absorb around 0.40–0.60 rem (4–6 millisieverts) of gamma radiation (about the same as on a 5- to 8-hour flight). Use a Geiger–Muller counter to measure radiation levels, if you wish.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Polzunova St, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 2-course lunch
  • Entry/Admission - CHERNOBYLwel.come
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Goran wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Tour was very well organized and it is clear this company has good experience in organizing these trips. Everything was on time and schedule with no hiccups. On the there was some 100 people in the line to enter the zone but we checked out really fast and entered exclusion zone
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Yurij_1986, Public Relations Manager at The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, dear traveler , thank you very much for your wide review of our tour. We are very happy for such feedback. However, we're sorry that you were not 100 % satisfied with our guide. Can you please contact us regarding the date of tour and the name of guide? It can helps us mutate for better. Thank you.
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Jason E wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I decided to visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and chose Chernobylwel.come as our guide and couldn't be happier. Julia, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and there was no language barrier whatsoever. She taught us many things that we did not previously
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Date of experience: November 2019
pnbf2018 wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
The hotel overnight stay was primitive. There was no cold water except for the first floor of five stories. The inside room temperature was 38 degrees Fahrenheit. No heat. The worst part was that families and couples were separated by gender. Males together, females together in
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Yurij_1986, Public Relations Manager at The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear traveller, thank you very much for your honest feedback. We'll try to solve why & how this situation happened. Could you please share your contact with us on We would like to offer you a partial refund in case that it was a mistake made by us. Thank you for understanding. Kind regards,
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kelseygwalton wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Been traveling around Europe for several months and this 2 day tour to Chernobyl is definitely one of the top experiences throughout my trip! I traveled with ChernobylWel.come. My guide, Olya, was such a joy to be around and the passion she has for her job and her tour group is
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Yurij_1986, Public Relations Manager at The Ultimate 2-Day Chernobyl Tour from Kiev
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kelsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience online and for giving us a perfect raking. We are happy that you enjoyed your Chernobyl tour out 100% with our guide, because we work really hard to provide a unique experience and we are always glad to see that those efforts pay off on your visit! Looking forward to seeing you in Ukraine 🇺🇦 again. Kind regards! Greetings 🤝 Yurij
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Jeff B wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions7 helpful votes
What a brilliant 2 days, I'd done a bit research prior to booking and definitely knew the 2 Day Tour would be a winner and it didn't fail to impress. Our guide Olga was just brilliant, a real fountain of knowledge with a great sense of humour too, she did he utmost to make sure
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Date of experience: October 2019
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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: Russian
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