There are no words to describe the atmosphere, emptiness and excitement of walking alone in the streets of the ghost town of Pripyat. You need to live it. If there is something special or something mysterious, you'll find it. Just you and your friends, experiencing your own Chernobyl Diaries.
A Private tour to the Chernobyl exclusion zone (including the city of Pripyat) is a special tour designed for individuals or groups who want to explore the zone at their own pace, with their own preferences, on their own date and with no other people. Private Chernobyl tours are often the choice of people who want to experience something extraordinary, but also professional photographers, TV/film crews, people who have already been to Chernobyl, and even romantic couples (not a joke!) who want to travel back in time.
The tour starts and ends in Kiev. The price of the trip includes transfer from your hotel in Kiev to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and back to your hotel with comfortable van (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter) with Wi-Fi and A/C, official permit for entering the zone, overnight accommodation (if you'll spend multiple days in the Zone), full pension & non-stop services of our professional guide. 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 traveling to Ukraine and also to Chernobyl.
Traveling 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 the 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 age, entry to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is forbidden. Also, entering buildings in Pripyat has unfortunately been prohibited since 2012. Read more about safety here.
This is the only tour on which you choose your time, pick-up point (from Kiev) and the places to see in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Our guide will help you choose the best locations and ensure all is done in comfort and via the safest routes possible. Private tours allow visitors to the Chernobyl zone to see the places usually hidden from the usual group tours and to enter parts of the city of Pripyat and the exclusion zone that are rarely seen on tours at all. And you can cherry-pick the locations you are interested in.