Over 30 years ago on the warm night of 26th April, 1986, the history of mankind was changed. Since Pripyat was abandoned the following day, there are still unique ‘genius loci’ in this soviet, state of the art city which to experience. Walking the streets, which are now just paths in a forest, you will be amazed how nature has taken back its territory from man. At the same time you can peek into the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant standing next to this ‘City of Ghosts’ and get a thorough understanding of what happened that night over 30 years ago.
Pripyat was erected in 1970 for the workers of the nuclear power plant, situated just three kilometres away. Pripyat had all the luxuries of a modern city with a railway station, port, hospital and a fairground. On top of that, it was a young city with the average age of inhabitants being just 25 years old; Pripyat has a lot of schools, kindergartens and playgrounds. Now all these places form part of a unique abandoned city that is just waiting for an adventurer to explore. You will have more than 10 hours to explore all these parts of Pripyat city in detail. On top of that you will spend the night at 3* hotel in the newly built city of Slavutych, constructed for the evacuated inhabitants of Pripyat 50 kilometres away. To get there you will enjoy a train ride with the employees of the power plant who commute everyday. It is not only a genuine experience, but also a chance to feel like one of them and chat with them.
On the Chernobyl Power Plant and Pripyat group tour you have this one and only chance to visit inside the Chernobyl Power Plant. Safely exploring the still functional parts of the power plant such as the control room (Reactor 2), hydraulic pump system (Reactor 3), underground control centre, new safe confinement (construction site) and visitors centre with a detailed explanation of the current status and future plans of the power plant is a mindblowing experience. You will be able to see and touch the famous AZ5 button, which was pushed too late by the operators of Reactor 4. The three hours spent in the power plant will change the way you look at nuclear energy and you will be surprised at how much work is going on inside a power plant that has been turned off.
The program and places visited are subject to change due to actual constrains in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Entering buildings in Pripyat is, unfortunately, prohibited since 2012.
The Chernobyl Power Plant and Pripyat Tour is a special tour designed to explore the city of Pripyat and the nearby power plant in 2 full days. It is the right choice for UrbEx fans, video game players (Stalker, Call of Duty) as well as technical fans - if you want to see and experience a power plant and the ‘satellite’ city where everything is like it was, after the 3 hour evacuation of 49 thousand inhabitants on April 27, 1986, then this is the right tour for you. You will be one of the first people in the world who will see the New Safe Confinement (new sarcophagus) that should protect the world for at least 100 more years from the Chernobyl aftermath. Also, Pripyat is now in a bad condition, from time to time some buildings collapse and so it is just a matter of time before the city will close to tourists forever. Visiting Pripyat is a once in a lifetime experience and you will never see anything like it in your whole life.
The price is final, no hidden fees. The reservation is not binding until you confirm it. 100% money back guarantee.
Price includes: Comfortable transportation from/back to Kiev, Dining (Full Board), Genuine accommodations in Chernobyl with traditional Ukrainian food, Helpful guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Czech or Slovak), Geiger-Müller counter, Entry to all 3 safety zones of the Chernobyl exclusion zone & Obligatory insurance. The sum is paid via PayPal or in cash at the bus, no need for booking/cancellation fees!
*$30/£30/€30 discount is given per person for a group of 4 people or more!
** the best price for visiting Chernobyl exclusion zone! Per hour rate is less than $15/£11/€13 - you would pay 3-times more for a one-day visit. On top of that, you will see 4 times MORE than during a one day tour.
The radiation level in Pripyat is slightly higher than in the rest of the Chernobyl exclusion zone territory, however the dose of radiation received during 2 days spent in Pripyat will not exceed 6 microsieverts – which is equivalent to 6 hours on an intercontinental flight. The radiation level at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is higher than in the rest of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and includes a very limited amount of beta radiation. During the 3 hour excursion you will not receive more than 1 microsievert of radiation.
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If you cannot find the right trip to Pripyat 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 Pripyat alone without any company.
A young daring person filled with life, energy and exuberance that tends to be contagious. She has got enough bravery (though some people call it craziness :) )to step out of her comfort zone into another kind of zone - the exclusion one :) Being deeply curious about all things in the world she is always ready to share her knowledge with others, and she gladly does that during the tours, along with keeping people alive in Chernobyl! If you wish to cherish your Chernobyl tour to the max she will do her best to combine sightseeing and safety in the best way possible!
She is one of those people you meet and feel like you've known each other for years. Your trip would be as if you met a very good friend that you haven't seen for a while. She is very cheerful, adventurous, creative and open minded. She fell in love with Chernobyl in 2016 and from that time their love has been mutual. With Tanya, will experience trip of a lifetime which you will remember with a smile on your face. She radiates warm Sun rays which you will be able to keep forever.
Chernobyl became Kate's second home in the mid of 2016. Be close to her and beware of wolves, foxes and other Katie's friends. Dogs, who live inside the zone, are her guardians, so do not try to make her angry. Get her as a guide and you never forget her encyclopedic knowledge, black humour and pink dozie.
The man who was a contemporary of the Chernobyl disaster. He has more than 20 000 days of life experience and with fun loves to share it with tourists. An electrician, waiter, air defense officer, mining engineer, polygraphist, sailor, or sales manager - it's all Serhii. In addition to reading and online blogging, he is fascinated by the history of Kiev and walks around the city. Sergei loves making new friends and enjoys making them happy & thrilled.
This ever-smiling, positive girl with a great sense of humour has German as her second language (almost). She loves to catch up with new words in other languages too so it is pretty probable that she will also know some words in your native language. She is passionate about the nature in Chernobyl and loves having good people (you) around. At school she hated physics but thanks to Chernobyl she now realises that physics, especially in connection with radioactivity, is very interesting. Ludmilla has a big heart and in her leisure time, besides reading books, listening to music or spending time with her family, she also finds time for children in orphanages and those with cancer in the Ukraine.
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Is it Safe to Travel to Ukraine Nowadays?
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. Kiev to Russian borders near Luhansk it’s almost 1,000 kilometres. Chernobyl is even further from Luhansk. During your whole Chernobyl tour we guarantee your safety from pick up to drop off, as always.