"“If you only have time for one day this tour is the best choice you can take. We managed to see a lot of interesting places and the guide was super informative and very friendly making this trip..."

The only group tour taking you right to the spot of reactor 4.

Inside the Control Room

Old photographs and videos, stories from 1986

Back in time

free respirators, full body cover (control room), 3 dosimetric control and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)


van pick-up tot drop-off, geen extra kosten

Full service

Final price per person:
259 €
Eerstvolgende beschikbare tour voor jou: 15.06.2022
The only group tour taking you right to the spot of reactor 4.

Inside the Control Room

Old photographs and videos, stories from 1986

Back in time

free respirators, full body cover (control room), 3 dosimetric control and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)


van pick-up tot drop-off, geen extra kosten

Full service


Control room


Dosimetric controls


Breathtaking stops


Abandoned buildings


Captivating photographs

The Real Chernobyl Epicenter

From where Anatoly Dyatlov commanded his colleagues and led the situation to the world's most (in)famous nuclear blast. That room, where the AZ-5 (SCRAM) button was pushed too late. THE Control Room #4.

Closed for over 30 years, now safe and open to you to peek into the most epic part of the Chernobyl story. A place where time stopped the very moment of April 26 when reactor 4 (just 30 meters away) exploded and changed the history of mankind and the destiny of millions of people.

Before you, only experts and investigation crews visited the control room of reactor number 4. Vacant, silent, and undisturbed. The entire story and understanding of Chernobyl can not be completed without a visit to control room number 4. It is the most radioactive place you can legally visit in the Chernobyl zone with the absolute assurance it is safe. Complete overalls, respirator and dosimeter will keep you calm and let you step into the shoes of those operators on that very day.

Besides this “holy grail” of Chernobyl, you will visit the most interesting (and safe) places of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant like the central control room, the reactor 3 cooling system, an underground shelter and control room, the visitors centre of New Safe Confinement (sarcophagus), and more.

Besides the 4-hour Power Plant tour with lunch at the Power Plant dining room, you will also visit the most iconic places in the Chernobyl zone like the Ferris wheel, Kindergarten, or Central square in Pripyat. On top of that and most importantly, you will get a selfie in the Power Plant engineer costume while in the Control room!

The one day Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room Tour is a surprising balance between a knowledgeable excursion and a time-travel expedition, with breathtaking moments thanks to the extraordinary program that only 1 in 1000 Chernobyl visitors can choose. Be the one, there is no further you can get.

Your tour starts in Kyiv where you will be served “fresh” newspapers from 1986. The two hour drive to the Chernobyl zone in a comfy van with AC will pass with a blink of an eye thanks to a thrilling Chernobyl documentary available to watch, and an accessible Wi-Fi connection. After the police passport check, getting to know your certified dosimeter, which you can keep or ask for during the tour at any time free of charge, will be your first step in the zone. 

As we are travelers just like you, we will not be a hassle, especially on the sites like the Chernobyl power plant sarcophagus, the Control room, Pripyat central square, or the fairgrounds with the iconic ferris wheel. However, it is not the places, but the photos, videos and stories that accompany you throughout the tour, which will give you a sense of the Soviet era and reveal the hidden truth behind Chernobyl. You will even have a chance to enjoy your traditional Ukrainian lunch (from fresh groceries brought in from outside the zone) in the same canteen as the Chernobyl power plant engineers! Full program of the tour can be downloaded below.

Since establishing our tours in 2008 with the promise of making visits to Chernobyl finally safe and accessible for international travellers, we have kept on improving our safety procedures not just by giving you complimentary dosimeters (Geiger-Muller Counters), respirators, and taking you through the verified and cleaned paths, but we will also provide you with at least 3 dosimetric controls so you will feel comfortable on your journey back home. Also, we help you leave your Chernobyl legacy with free postcards and a free ticket to the Chernobyl museum in Kyiv. The Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room Tour with CHERNOBYLwel.come will become your life changing tour, where you do not need to take care of anything else other than the storyline. Thank you for not compromising on quality when traveling to Chernobyl.

Tijdens de Corona-pandemie hebben we de absolute veiligheid van u en uw medereizigers verzekerd door desinfectie op luchtvaart niveau en extra voorzorgsmaatregelen zoals: temperatuurcontrole, gezichtsmaskers, handschoenen, antibacteriële gel, gedesinfecteerde bussen en auto's etc. Samen kunnen we ervoor zorgen dat u veilig en een unieke ervaring rijker thuis komt. Lees DEZE BLOG voor meer informatie. Het programma en de bezochte plekken zijn onderhevig aan verandering vanwege actuele beperkingen in de uitsluitingszone van Chernobyl. Het binnengaan van gebouwen in Pripyat is helaas verboden (sinds 2012).


Onze getrainde gidsen, geigertellers (dosimeters) en minimaal tweemaal daagse dosimetrische controles zorgen ervoor dat je veilig bent gedurende je hele verblijf in Chernobyl. Het stralingsniveau in de uitsluitingszone is gemiddeld lichtelijk hoger dan de natuurlijke achtergrondstraling. Het stralingsniveau in de kerncentrale is hoger dan elders in de uitsluitingszone en kent een zeer beperkte hoeveelheid bèta-straling. Gedurende de drie uur in de centrale vang je minder dan 1 microsievert aan straling op. De totale straling die je in twee dagen in Chernobyl, Slavutych en Pripyat oploopt is niet hoger dan 8 microsieverts (4% van de dagelijkse veiligheidsnorm in kerncentrales in de EU). Dat staat ongeveer gelijk aan zeven uur op een intercontinentale vlucht. Naast de maximale veiligheid, zorgt CHERNOBYLwel.come voor alle documenten, vergunningen, transport, verzekering, maaltijden, gekwalificeerde gidsen en een verrassing. Bovendien bieden we de meest intense, meest fotogenieke en meest avontuurlijke trip naar de uitsluitingszone van Chernobyl. Gegarandeerd.

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You are helping

 1% of the tour price goes directly to support the Chernobyl Babushkas. Learn more about our charity efforts. Read more
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Meet your guides


He will immerse you into the depths of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, take care of you and provide mental and emotional perception, atmospheric character, uniqueness and unforgettable of every yours day in a place, where time has stopped its course. BTW, don't be afraid of his third eye. It's definitely not the result of visiting the Zone!

Max Max Immersion

Chernobyl werd medio 2016 het tweede huis van Kate. Blijf dichtbij haar en wees op uw hoede voor wolven, vossen en andere vrienden van Katie. De honden die in haar zone wonen, zijn haar bewakers dus maak haar niet boos. Neem Katie als uw gids en u vergeet haar encyclopedische kennis, zwarte humor en roze wangen nooit.

Katka Pripyat Vurige Vos

Deze dame is geinspireerd door de verlaten plaatsen van Pripyat en de natuur in de uitgesloten zone. Toen ze deze plaatsen voor het eerst bezocht met CHERNOBYLwel.come zocht ze naar een mogelijkheid om meer tijd door te kunnen brengen in de zone om al zijn geheimen te kunnen onthullen. De beste manier om dat te kunnen doen was door een Chernobyl gids te worden.

Lara Lara Radioactive Blonde

Julia is the one who loves people and getting to know them. She loves exploring the zone and is also addicted to share it all with you. She loves to tell the stories about the zone and make you feel like you're wandering with an old friend, as she's very caring and friendly guide with who you'll feel like you know each other for years.

Julia The Caretaker

Once had seen "Chernobyl Diaries" her heart was frozen in fright. She totally couldn't sleep, eat and live. Those secrets must be found! Inspite of being filled with horror at the thought of going to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Halina made a leap in the dark. She is waiting for you to open new mortal places together.

Halina Horror Lover

 Helga is like a Viking - she has no fear, no worries and she's full of enthusiasms for exploring, sharing the information with you and showing all incredible places. During her tour you’ll see and know how it was to live in Soviet times, feel this unique atmosphere of ghost city Pripyat, you’ll be impressed by gigantic Russian Woodpecker (Duga) and, of course, you’ll visit the most famous place – Amusement Park. It won’t be usual excursion, it will be a great adventure! Also, if you're a photographer, Helga will take you to all her favorite places with great photo-opportunities!

Helga The Viking