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  • „I was a little skeptical in the beginning wondering if there are that much to see in such a small area. But rest assured, you will find that 2days is not even close to enough! I cannot imagine what the day tours are able to show in that short time frame.“

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  • „I have to admit I have been in the Chernobyl zone three times already (2002, 2005, 2008) but this was by far the best experience. I dont know how you did it guys, but Chernobyl now has a totally different meaning than before.“

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  • „Two thumbs up, loved the excursion and thank you CHERNOBYLwel.com, keep up the great work with new projects and I am sure we see each other once more!“

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  • 30th Anniversary: Uncovered truths after 30 years

    It is 26th April in 1986 at 1:23am. The stillness of the night was crushed when Reactor No.4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded.  It was mankind’s biggest nuclear accident in history. Acute radiation sickness killed 31 people in the first four months but the leak was blamed for thousands of cancer cases that developed across huge areas of the Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, with figures…

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  • We have cleaned up Chernobyl

    Once upon a time, it was a deserted landscape. A land where nature took it’s scepter and completely took over an abandoned city. And, as in every proper fairy tale, there also appeared a ‘dragon’ – which was man. Man, who besides coming here to take photographs sometimes brought a lot of trash, and this trash covered the beautiful open air museum that is Chernobyl.

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    Chernobyl needs your help and support. We have few days to make it a better place, a place without garbage from workers, tourists and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s. Help to preserve an important piece of the history of mankind and ensure your children can learn the lessons of the Chernobyl disaster and it’s legacy.

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  • The Chernobyl Trial

    After the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl, Ukraine, which occurred on the morning of April 26, 1986, questions were raised as to what the cause of the disaster was. Naturally, the public and the authorities also wanted to know who was responsible for the famous explosion which took the lives of over 4,000 people – a truly incredible and unfortunate number. Of course, at the time of the incident the…

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  • Elephant´s foot

    Much can be said about the above photo. The words haunting, eerie and strange certainly come to mind at first glance. Of course, to anybody unaware of what ‘Corium’ is, this does indeed appear to be some bizarre concoction your chemistry teacher could have mixed together in your school lab… if that chemistry teacher was very stupid, that is! Why? Because corium is one of the most toxic substances…

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  • Chernobyl reality vs. Sci-Fi

    How many of us think of Chernobyl, and instantly think of crazy mutants roaming the wasteland trying to kill every breathing thing it stumbles across? How many of us think of this creepy place, and think of something comparable to area 51 – soldiers patrolling the area, keeping the public out of the secrets it hides, cut off from the world...

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  • Igor Kostin - the legend of Chernobyl

    A press photographer, who took pictures of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and Pripyat during early days after plant explosion, Igor Kostin captured haunting images showing the true scale of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The black and white shots revealed the truth behind the tragedy Soviets were trying to cover up.

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  • New Sarcophagus Over Reactor 4

    An ill-fated experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26th April 1986 caused a thermal explosion. It became known as the biggest nuclear disaster in the 20th century. It forced people numbering in their tens of thousands and living within the 30 km exclusion zone to be evacuated, while hundreds of thousands suffered radiation effects and related illnesses for years. This led to the…

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  • Chernobyl Satellite Imaginery

    Chernobyl, the area of land which was contaminated by the radioactive explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, is now greatly overgrown. Now, as a tourist destination, the area receives up to 10,000 tourists each year and within such a vast amount of land it’s not always easy for tourists to visualise the terrain.

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  • Removing the ventilation stack

    The 31st October 2013 has seen the start of the dismantling of the ventilation stacks from the third and forth unit at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine. The removal of these stacks is part of the NSC (New Safe Confinement) and ultimately is part of the project to make the site safer, but this project is not without risk. These ventilation stacks are some of the most radioactive…

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  • Chernobyl 2 - (Чернобыль - 2)

    In the woods about 10 kilometres south from Chernobyl nuclear power plant there is a top secret object, Chernobyl-2, also called Duga. It's one of the three Soviet 'over the horizon' radar stations of the system of early detection against attacks of ballistic rockets.

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  • How Real Is Chernobyl Diaries?

    Chernobyl Diaries is an American horror film directed by Brad Parker and produced by Oren Peli. The film is set mostly around Chernobyl, Ukraine, and features the abandoned housing of Pripyat and the Chernobyl nuclear power station. There’s some speculation about whether the film was shot on location. While it appears to be shot in Chernobyl, for those people who have been to the infamous…

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  • How Nature Is Recovering After The Chernobyl Disaster

    On April 26th 1986, reactor no. 4 in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released radioactive materials into the atmosphere. Major quantities of plutonium, strontium-90, caesium-137 and iodine-131 escaped. Over 200000 square km was contaminated, with 70% of the area comprising the countries of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

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  • World Exclusion Zones

    There are numerous exclusion zones that exist in the world today. These are areas that have suffered radiation exposure to abnormally high levels and are best avoided. These are the following.

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  • Curiosities - KGB report etc.

    Secret report by KGB from the construction of the power plant (1977): During the construction of Chernobyl nuclear power plant, systematic violation of construction works and technologies was observed. Junk material discarded from several other plants and factories is being used here. In most of the works, falling behind the schedule was observed as well.

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  • Behind The Scenes - CHERNOBYLwel.come Story

    Dear adventurer, welcome to the world of CHERNOBYLwel.come! My name is Dominik and I would like to tell you the incredible story behind this company. Everything started back in 2008: I remember sitting in my car driving over a bridge, when my only Russian friend (at that time) asked me if I wanted to go with him to Chernobyl. I never really paid any attention to what he was asking and I replied …

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  • How safe is it to travel to Ukraine these days?

    The answer is as travelling to any other country if you follow rules and stay away from restricted ‘no-go’ zones. Ukraine is back on the rails but as we all know situation on Ukrainian eastern border is quite tense. We strongly do not recommend travelling across regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, that’s for sure. Ongoing clashes between armed separatists and Ukrainian forces create quite…

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  • Should you be affraid of radiation?

    Word ‘radiation’ is being exploited by media as something dangerous and life threatening that always brings attention of viewers. Truth is: radiation is boring and common. Even the Earth is radioactive and always has been.

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  • Do you need visa coming to Chernobyl?

    You need a valid passport to enter Ukraine, no matter where you come from. Some countries, especially within Europe allow travelling just with your National ID. Unfortunately, Ukraine is not the case. Your passport needs to be up to date. You might undergo additional scrutiny when your passport is about to expire. It’s recommended to have passport’s expiry date further than 6 months after the day…

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Chernobyl Tours

Professional Chernobyl tours to visit the Chernobyl area in Ukraine. CHERNOBYLwel.come operates trips and tours; with the best photography locations and a real adventurous program. Genuine Chernobyl private tours, retro chernobyl tours and unique 2 day tours with accommodation in Chernobyl city, professional guide and maximum safety measures for your ultimate Chernobyl experience.

CHERNOBYLwel.come is an independent Chernobyl tour company dedicated to providing the top service and friendly approach. Thousands of not just satisfied, but more than delighted customers are our fuel for ever improving Chernobyl tours. Be a part of history and join us!

Years after the Chernobyl disaster, it is now easy and safe to take tours of 1986 Soviet Ukraine, visiting Pripyat and the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl power station. See how nature has taken over and overruled the exclusion zone and see this amazing place for yourself.

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NEW! Retro Chernobyl Tours (1 day) - now

30th anniversary special $120/£100/€110 


Our Chernobyl tour with a communist atmosphere takes you back to 1986 when Lenin was an icon and Chernobyl and Pripyat were the state-of-the-art Soviet cities. This one-day tour will show you the VERY BEST of the Chernobyl zone, Pripyat, and the Duga radar facility in the shortest possible time. Included is a unique retro-bus that you can drive and typical communist uniforms which you can take pictures in. With 1-day Chernobyl Tours you’ll experience the perfect balance of in-depth information on the Chernobyl accident and evacuation and an adventure that will be forever be imprinted in your memory. READ MORE 

2 Day Chernobyl Tours - $330/£240/€280

2 days in Chernobyl is our specialty and to really get a feel of the area you definitely need more than just 1 day. With 2 day Chernobyl Tours you’ll experience Pripyat in depth, Chernobyl-2 radar, Red Forest, Chernobyl Docks, Reactor Number 4, Yanov railway station and much more. In 2 days you’ll also talk with the people still living in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, visit the machinery graveyard Rossoha, the secret military Duga (Russian woodpecker) radar facility and spend a night in Chernobyl city’s most luxurious hotel, making this tour truly unique. READ MORE

Pripyat Ferris Wheel

Special Pripyat Tours - $360/£250/€300

2 Day tour designed for the best in depth Pripyat experience for those who love urban exploration. Seeing all the districts of what used to be a state-of-the-art city, visiting places that were or are in use even after the evacuation such as greenhouses, laundry, swimming pool, garages or the secret Jupiter factory. This special Pripyat tour will take you back to 1986 when the city was blooming. For most of the Special Pripyat Tours, you will be accompanied by the former deputy-mayor of Pripyat, Alexandr Esaulov, who has first-hand stories about the life in the city before the Chernobyl accident. READ MORE

Private Chernobyl Tours - from $180/£130/€140

Concentrating the Chernobyl tour on exactly what you want to see without any other adventurers whilst moving at your own pace are the benefits of a private Chernobyl Tour. You can tailor your visit to focus on whichever part of Chernobyl is most important to you, visiting just Pripyat and seeing a more in-depth view of the abandoned city is made easier, and the pictures become truly breath-taking. If venturing further into the Chernobyl exclusion zone or Chernobyl wildlife spotting is more your thing, we can easily custom make a tour for whatever requirements you have. Private Chernobyl tours designed mostly for professional photographers and TV crews are now just one click away from you. 

Only with CHERNOBYLwel.come private tours can you visit the power plant that changed history. Seeing the emergency control bunker where the after-accident management took place, the control room of reactor number 2, and the reactor number 3 cooling system will make you one of 0,1 % of tourists who visit Chernobyl and get a chance to view the inside Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is a truly once in a lifetime experience. READ MORE

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Chernobyl Tours – Ukraine

The trip of your lifetime starts in Kiev, Ukraine. From pick up to drop off, everything within the tour is taken care of, an effortless tour of history and nature from the experts. No need to pay any booking or cancellation fees. We are convinced that we will deliver the best Chernobyl tour for you or we’ll give you a 100% money back guarantee

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If you cannot find the right trip to Chernobyl in the calendar, please order a PRIVATE TOUR. CHERNOBYLwel.come will offer you a private tour during your suitable dates, which are often used by professional photographers, TV crews or people who would like to experience Chernobyl and Pripyat alone without any company.

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