CHERNOBYL POWER PLANT AND PRIPYAT TOUR (2 DAYS)

"I've always dreamed of going inside the Chernobyl Power Plant, and I was able to do just that on this tour. I've visited the exclusion zone twice now, and I don't think any other tour..."

The only group tour taking you inside the power plant

Power plant

Explore hidden parts like labs, shooting range or dancefloor

Secret places of Pripyat

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

Super safe

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

Final price per person:
429 €
Earliest upcoming tour: 28.10.2018
The only group tour taking you inside the power plant

Power plant

Explore hidden parts like labs, shooting range or dancefloor

Secret places of Pripyat

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

Super safe

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

1

Power plant tour on the inside

1:1

Comparison of Soviet cities

2

Unforgettable days

17

Hours of sightseeing

SILENCE, HOPE AND A COMMUNIST ATMOSPHERE

Over 30 years ago on the warm night of 26th April 1986, the history of mankind was completely changed. Pripyat was abandoned the following day, and ever since there have been unique ‘genius loci’ in this Soviet, state of the art city, which you can experience. During these specially designed 2-days walking the streets, which are now just pathways in a forest, you will be amazed at how nature has taken back it’s territory from man. At the same time you can visit inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which stands next to this ‘City of Ghosts’, and get a thorough understanding of what happened that night over 30 years ago.

Pripyat had all the luxuries of a modern city with a railway station, port, hospital and a fairground. Even a secret military factory, Jupiter. And you will have a great view of Duga, one of the world’s largest military radars. All of these places are just waiting for an adventurer to explore. You will have more than 14 hours to explore all these parts of Pripyat city in detail.

As well as that you will spend the night at the 3* hotel in ‘new Pripyat’ - the more recently built ‘satellite’ city of Slavutych, 50 kilometres away, which was constructed for the evacuated inhabitants of Pripyat (*in winter time groups stay overnight in Chernobyl city). To get there you will enjoy a train ride (through Belarus) together 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, rare 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, safety control room, new safe confinement (from a safe distance) and the visitors centre with a detailed explanation of the current status and future plans of the power plant is a mind blowing experience. You will be able to see and touch the famous AZ5 button, which was pushed too late by the operators of Reactor 4. These three hours spent inside the power plant will change the way you look at nuclear energy and you will be surprised at how much work goes on inside a power plant that has been turned off.  

The program and places visited are subject to change due to actual constraints in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Entering buildings in Pripyat has unfortunately been prohibited since 2012.

IS IT SAFE?

Our trained guides, Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters) and Dosimetric control at least twice a day will ensure that you stay safe during your whole stay in Chernobyl. The radiation level in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is on average only slightly higher than natural background radiation. 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 receive less than 1 microsievert of radiation. The total dose of radiation received over 2 days spent in Chernobyl, Slavutych and Pripyat will not exceed 8 microsieverts (4% per day of daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 7 hours on an intercontinental flight.

Besides our maximum safety measures, CHERNOBYLwel.come will take care of all documents, permits, transport, insurance, dining, qualified guides 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 Chernobyl Babushkas. Learn more about our charity efforts.
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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

A young, daring person filled with life, energy and an exuberance that tends to be contagious. She is brave enough to step out of her comfort zone into another kind of zone - the exclusion one :) Being deeply curious about everything in the world, she is always ready to share her knowledge with others.

Tania Lara Chernobyl Croft 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 Chernobyl Croft Guide

Native Kyivan, born in USSR, Alex himself was riddled by the real cause of the Chernobyl disaster since he was a schoolboy in 1986. Between that year and joining the guide squad of CHERNOBYLwel.come: ‘the All Star Team‘, as he calls it - Alex managed to graduate twice in liberal arts, get admitted to the Kyiv Bar & studied English and Italian.

Aleks Chernobyl Prodigy

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