Private Chernobyl tour

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We design the program together with you for an ultimate experience that meets your budget

Tailored for you

Access to no-go zones, retro cars, drones, a power plant excursion, a permit for your own car, optional helicopter or boat trips

Impossible is nothing

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

Super safe

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel for no additional cost

Full service

Final price per person for your selected dates:
from 119 €
*More friends, more fun! Price adjusts with the umber of people
We design the program together with you for an ultimate experience that meets your budget

Tailored for you

Access to no-go zones, retro cars, drones, a power plant excursion, a permit for your own car, optional helicopter or boat trips

Impossible is nothing

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

Super safe

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel for no additional cost

Full service

1 - 7

days from dusk till dawn

100+

places to choose from

365

days a year

2 600

square kilometres to explore

moments captured with your camera

ALONE IN THE URBAN WILD

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.

USEFUL INFORMATION
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. 

SAFETY
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

PROGRAM
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. 

Additionally, private tours can show you the breath-taking Chernobyl nuclear power plant, including the control room and underground bunker. 

IS IT SAFE?

Our trained guides, Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters) and Dosimetric controls at least twice a day will ensure you stay safe throughout your whole stay in the Chernobyl zone. The radiation level in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is on average slightly higher than the natural background radiation, however, the dose of radiation received in 1 day spent in Chernobyl and Pripyat will not exceed 4 microsieverts (4% per day of the daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to approximately 4 hours on an intercontinental flight. Whilst visiting the Chernobyl power plant, you will benefit from maximum safety measures; there is a limited (non hazardous) amount of beta radiation present. In addition to maximum safety measures, CHERNOBYLwel.come takes care of all documents, permits, transport, insurance, dining, a qualified guide and some surprises.

Furthermore, we will provide the most in-depth, most photogenic, and most adventurous trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Guaranteed.

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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
 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.

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