1 day Retro Chernobyl tour

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Only the best of Chernobyl, Pripyat and Duga

Most interesting

Free respirators, dosimetric control twice a day and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)

Super safe

Soviet car ride, uniforms, old photographs and videos

Back in time

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

Final price per person for the Retro tour:
99 €
The earliest date available: 22.03.2019
Only the best of Chernobyl, Pripyat and Duga

Most interesting

Free respirators, dosimetric control twice a day and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)

Super safe

Soviet car ride, uniforms, old photographs and videos

Back in time

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

1

day to remember

3

dosimetric controls

25

breathtaking Soviet stops

150+

abandoned buildings

200+

captivating photographs

Travel back in time

Chernobyl, Pripyat & the famous Duga with a unique retro-perspective for adventurers who have only one day in their calendar for the Chernobyl experience. CHERNOBYLwel.come has upgraded its official & safe excursions to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone by providing you with a ride in a Soviet style car, contemporary photos of places and streets, Soviet uniforms, Cold War civil defense artefacts and most of all Chernobyl stories that will indeed take you more than 30 years back in time, when the catastrophy happened. All with surprising facts and tales that will give you an insight into a time when the world was just a small step away from a nuclear catalyst. 

Duration of the Retro Tour is approximately 12 hours, during which you will visit the exteriors of abandoned buildings, including the famous swimming pool "Lazurnyj", a hospital, where the first liquidators were brought, a school still full of books and other equipment, a mysterious kindergarten, a police station and an amusement park including the (in)famous Ferris wheel or the biggest still-standing soviet secret military radar called DUGA

Come and listen to all these tales & legends (including many conspiracy theories!), which will be explained by our experienced and friendly guides.

USEFUL INFORMATION
The tour starts and ends in Kiev. The price of the trip includes transfer from Kiev to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and back with comfortable van (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter) with Wi-Fi and A/C, official permit for entering the zone, non-stop services of our guide and a lunch. Flight ticket to/from Kiev is not included in the price.

TIP: Usually, when you buy a flight ticket in advance, the price is in tens of euros. Check our FAQ for more info how to get to Kiev, Ukraine from your country.

You can arrive to Boryspil Airport (approx. 30 km from Kyiv) or Kiev International Airport - Zhuliany (directly in the city) and take a Skybus or Uber (just dial toll-free # 9988*) to your accommodation. It is possible to secure a transfer from/to airport for you by CHERNOBYLwel.come, in case of interest please contact our Customer Care

For a trip to Ukraine, most of the tourists don't need visas, just valid passport. Before booking the tour, please check if your passport is still valid. Don't forget to take your passport with you, when travelling to Ukraine and also to Chernobyl. 

SAFETY
Travelling to Ukraine is completely safe these days. National departments of foreign affairs warn about these three areas - Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea. All other parts of Ukraine are safe, just as your country where you come from. Our trip starts in Kiev and continues to the north, towards borders with Belarus. Bear in mind these areas are as far as 1,000 km from the Donetsk and Luhansk & even further from Crimea. In addition to that, you will find Ukrainians very nice and hospitable by nature.

Please mind the fact that in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, for your own safety, you need to always wear sturdy shoes & clothes that cover your whole body (also in the hot days in summer). A Geiger-Muller counter, respirators and a multiple dosimetric controls during the tour are provided by CHERNOBYLwel.come and are all included in price. For children under 18 years of ageentry to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is forbidden. Also, entering buildings in Pripyat has unfortunately been prohibited since 2012. Read more about safety here

PROGRAM

  • 07:30 Boarding the bus on a meeting point in Kyiv (Google Maps link)
  • 08:00 Leaving Kyiv, heading to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • 08:45 Short stop on Gas station (refreshment, WC)
  • 11:00 Arriving to the checkpoint of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, passport control
  • 11:30 The trip of a lifetime starts (usually: Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from safe distance, Pripyat)
  • 13:30 Traditional Ukrainian lunch
  • 14:15 The trip of a lifetime continues (usually: Pripyat, military radar DUGA, ...)
  • 18:00 Leaving the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, having the last dosimetric control
  • 20:00 Arriving to Kyiv

Due to actual constraints or weather conditions in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, CHERNOBYLwel.come keeps the right to change the program of the itinerary. But thanks to the experience of our guides, prepare to be amazed and mesmerized on a trip of your lifetime!

IS IT SAFE?

Our trained guides will guide you ONLY on health-non-hazardous places and trails. We ensure the dose of radiation received during 1 day spent in Chernobyl zone will not exceed 3-4 microsieverts (3-4% of nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 4 hours on an intercontinental flight. Besides maximum safety, CHERNOBYLwel.come will take care of all documents, permits, transportation, insurance, dining, qualified guide and some surprise. Moreover, we will provide the most intense, most photogenic, and most adventurous trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Guaranteed

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You are helping

https://www.chernobylwel.com/blog-detail/86/how-you-are-helping-chernobyl 1% of the tour price goes directly to support the Chernobyl Babushkas. Learn more about our charity efforts. Read more
 For every Tripadvisor review we plant a tree in the Chernobyl zone. Together we are helping the zone recover. Read more
 With your help we support children with cancer, via charity Dobry Anjel. Many Thanks! Read more

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Meet your guides

A real stalker and researcher of the Chernobyl zone, for several years now Viki has travelled throughout the exclusion zone, visiting the most unusual and mystical places of Chernobyl. Viki continuously studies the history of Chernobyl, especially the lyrical aspects of the tragedy. Chernobyl zone is her great love.

Viki Chernobyl Stalker

She is one of those people whom you meet and feel like you've known for years. Your trip would seem as though you‘ve met a very good friend who 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 since then their love has been mutual.

Tanya Tanya Sunshine Guide

Chernobyl became Kate's second home in mid 2016. Be close to her and be aware of wolves, foxes and other of Katie's friends. The dogs that live inside the zone are her guardians, so try not to make her angry. Get her as your guide and you will never forget her encyclopedic knowledge, black humour and pink dozie.

Katka Pripyat FireFox

Maria loves to travel. She already visited a lot of places, but the spirit of adventure still lives in her, and she continues to explore the world. She set off on her path in the Chernobyl zone as a tourist last year, but this area has always been a part of her life. The roots of her family are there.

Maria Chernobyl Explorer

This girl got inspired by the abandoned places of Pripyat and the nature in the exclusion zone. Having visited these places for the first time with CHERNOBYLwel.come, she was looking for the opportunity to spend more time in the zone to reveal all it‘s secrets. The best way to do it was to become a Chernobyl tour guide.

Lara Lara Radiactive Blonde

At first sight, Olya looks like a smiling little girl with that kiddo expressions in her face. But don't be fooled, she's one of our most experienced guides with a lot of knowledge about the Zone. She's super-fascinated by the radiation and sometimes declares herslef as a radiation hunter. Maybe that's why she has time for guiding tours in English, Czech and German. She's our little superhero!

Olya The most radioactive one

Nataly believes a life without adventure is a life without meaning. From a young age she had a passion for exploring which even led her to journey through Chernobyl by herself as a stalker. Her excitement increases with each excursion as every visit reveals new secrets and stories which have been kept hidden. Fortune favours the bold and Natalie’s braveness has left her with valuable and insightful knowledge that she wishes to share with others.

Nataly Lady Adventure

Alex is always "hunting" new cool places in the Zone, so if you are going to the Zone for the second or third time, for sure ask for Alex. He knows all the special places thanks to which you'll have a new experience from the "same place". Alex is very skilled and friendly guide who will make your trip unforgettable.

Alex The Hunter

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