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Chernobyl 2 Day Tour

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Chernobyl 2 Day Tour

  • 2 Full Days with 1 night in Chernobyl
  • 3-15 People On Tour
  • 7 Radiation Safety Controls
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee, No Rebooking Fees and Cancelation anytime
  • 3 Times More Sites Than on a One Day Chernobyl Tour
  • Choose from 7 Languages

BEYOND THE TOURIST SPOTS

Cooling towers, Pioneer camp, Rooftops, Underground bunkers, Police and Firestation, Trainstation, Bus station, Tanks…and more

MEET THE BABUSHKAS

Meet the living heroes of Chernobyl – Chernobyl babushkas at their home

TIME TRAVEL

Old videos, photographs, costumes, artifacts and cars from the Soviet Union

SUPER SAFE

Free respirators, 3 dosimetric controls a day, free loan of Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter)

BEYOND THE TOURIST SPOTS

Cooling towers, Pioneer camp, Rooftops, Underground bunkers, Police and Firestation, Trainstation, Bus station, Tanks…and more

MEET THE BABUSHKAS

Meet the living heroes of Chernobyl – Chernobyl babushkas at their home

TIME TRAVEL

Old videos, photographs, costumes, artifacts and cars from the Soviet Union

SUPER SAFE

Free respirators, 3 dosimetric controls a day, free loan of Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter)

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CHERNOBYL TOUR

FLAGSHIP CHERNOBYL TOUR

  • INCLUDING HOTEL, THE PRICE IS FINAL, NO HIDDEN FEES
  • SMALL GROUPS (5-15), NO BIG BUSSES, NO SHOPPING TOUR
  • PERMITS TO ALL 3 SAFETY ZONES
  • SKIP THE LINE AND BE THE FIRST ON THE LOCATIONS
  • FREE DOSIMETER, PROVEN ROUTES
  • TOURS IN 7 LANGUAGES

35 Years in Two Days

MOST WANTED CHERNOBYL TOUR

Not feeling like a part of the touristic madness? Explorers, photographers, UrbEx lovers, simply the ones who want to see behind the scenes of Chernobyl and dive deeper. Now you found the holy grail of Chernobyl Tours by dedicating 2 days of your life not just to see, feel, but also to experience Chernobyl, Pripyat, the Duga Radar with an overnight stay you will never forget. Since 2008, ChernobylX has provided the most overnight tours to Chernobyl worldwide.

ChernobylX Tours start in Kyiv, where you will be welcomed with a smile and an airline level of disinfection according to your Corona-free tour manual, you will be given recycled newspapers from 1986, and in just a 2-hour drive, while watching Chernobyl documentary, you will arrive at the spot of the largest nuclear energy accident in the history of mankind, now a place that will become your adventure basecamp.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Having 2 full days to explore the Chernobyl Zone, or what is left from the planned largest nuclear power plant project in the world, does not mean we will take it slow. We jump straight to radiation training, to make sure you are safe and sound the whole time during the Chernobyl tour. Falling in love with Chernobyl is the credo of the day. 

Your Chernobyl visit takes off with history even before the Chernobyl Power Plant was built, and we make sure we cover the no-touristic spots in the rush hour. Facts, myths, even conspiracy theories will whirl in your head while peeking inside the abandoned Soviet Union buildings like the Kindergarten, Grocery shops, Pripyat cafe, Schools, Shooting range, maybe even a Morgue right behind the (un)famous hospital of Pripyat. Having a little lunch break while touring Chernobyl will again make your heartbeat run faster as we will enjoy typical Ukrainian meals in the very same canteen as the Chernobyl Power Plant employees. All products are delivered from outside of the Chernobyl Zone and checked.


After conquering the hunger, we will conquer the iconic locations of Chernobyl with nobody around such as the Chernobyl Power Plant, Ferris wheel, Pripyat hotel, Swimming pool, Elementary school, Cultural Palace Energetic, and even the Pripyat hospital. We do not rush, we save time when moving around Pripyat and Chernobyl by van. This way we can cherish the most photogenic sites like the Pripyat river port, Chernobyl Power Plant sarcophagus, Pripyat cinema Prometheus, or the fairgrounds

These places will tell you their stories thanks to the first-hand memories of one of our Chernobyl heroes on the tour – a liquidator and former inhabitant, who will accompany us on the tour. Prepare your questions or simply stay speechless when you hear that this was the best place to live back in the USSR. If you dare, and if the conditions are right, you can have an exploration on your own in the city of ghosts as well. Just stick to the rules and your dosimeter.

At the end of the first day of exploration, we will actively rest – talking, discussing, and also showing you bonus materials such as old photo albums, videos, uploading pictures and videos to your Facebook or Instagram. Some of you will use the before bedtime for night pictures around the hotel, tasting local beer and spirits, or watching Chernobyl movies for a more thrilling atmosphere.

Day 2 of our Chernobyl tour is more intense, after good sleep and breakfast, we go straight to Pripyat city or Duga Radar before anybody else, becoming real insiders. Feeling like at home is the credo for the day with visiting the Pripyat Playgrounds, Shops, Train station, Bus station, Greenhouse, Jupiter factory, Trucks, the machinery parking lot (or better said graveyard), and Blocks of flats. The Pripyat Fire department and Police department are also full of stories. Smell a real Soviet atmosphere in two secret places that were turned to their original state by some of our Chernobyl colleagues – an ordinary Soviet flat and kindergarten.

After the taste of the Soviet Union lunch back in the canteen, let’s discover some of the forgotten sites of the Chernobyl Power Plant – such as the unfinished reactors number 5 and 6, their cooling towers, and nearby Fish laboratory where you will learn about after-disaster research conducted in the Chernobyl Zone. With visiting tanks, trains and machinery, we can not miss the breathtaking military site of Chernobyl-2 with the Duga Radar – the largest never properly functioning over horizon radar in the world.
The final “word” of Chernobyl and your Chernobyl trip will be made by visiting one of the Chernobyl babushkas who came back after the evacuation to help and live on their motherland, even though they risked it being contaminated. Sometimes we leave with tears in our eyes – not because of the Chernobyl stories they tell us – but for saying goodbye to the people with the biggest heart you can find on this planet. Now you have a place and a soul to return to. The Chernobyl 2 Day Tour is truly transformative, only you decide how deep Chernobyl will sink into your heart.
We have been on a mission to CHALLENGE YOUR WORLDVIEW since 2008.

Chernobyl Tour Safety

Visiting Chernobyl is connected to radiation – yes, you can measure hotspots from a safe distance, learn radiation protection 101, and you will have a professional dosimeter with you all the time as you are part of the safest Chernobyl 2 Day Tour. We will check the radiation dose with a full-body scan at least 3 times a day

During the Corona pandemic, we have ensured the absolute safety of you and your fellow travellers by an airline-level of disinfection and precautionary measurements: temperature check, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, disinfected buses and cars, guides and drivers with masks, hotel rooms, and restaurant disinfected regularly. Together, we can make sure you come back home safe and thrilled. For more details please read the Corona update.
Carefully pick your Chernobyl Tour provider, as there are scams and illegal tours lately. Read MORE. Due to actual constraints, radiation safety or weather conditions in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, ChernobylX keeps the right to change the program of the itinerary, informing you about any constraints.

IS IT SAFE TO VISIT CHERNOBYL?

Safety was the number one question our founder, Dominik asked himself in 2008 when coming to Chernobyl for the first time and this is our ChernobylX story. Since then our trained guides have been guiding you ONLY on healthy-non-hazardous places and trails. We ensure the dose of radiation received during your 2 day Chernobyl Tour will not exceed 10 microsieverts (5% of daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 9 hours on an intercontinental flight.  More on safety of Chernobyl tours.

Meet and greet in Kyiv

“Welcome on the tour to Chernobyl! Let's make it the trip of your lifetime. It is 7.30 and we are departing, make sure you have your passports all the time with you. Here are newspapers from 1986 and in a while we will watch a documentary about Chernobyl.”

Nataly, Chernobyl “Lady Adventure” guide

Checkpoint Dytiatky - Entering Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

“We are among the first here, we will skip the line anyway. Let's check in, grab our dosimeters, do radiation safety training and maybe have a cup of coffee or visit the restrooms.”

Halina, Chernobyl “Horror Lover” guide

Duga radar system in Chernobyl "The russian woodpecker"

We saw this monstrous radar from our home in Pripyat, we were told it is some kind of antenna. Soviet over-the-horizon Duga Radar in Chernobyl was the third of its kind in the USSR but it was basically commissioned due to numerous flaws.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Command Center of Duga radar

We saw this monstrous radar from our home in Pripyat, we were told it is some kind of antenna. Soviet over-the-horizon Duga Radar in Chernobyl was the third of its kind in the USSR but it was basically commissioned due to numerous flaws.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Chernobyl - 2 Town

“Secret military town. On the old maps it was marked as Pioneer Camp for children. I could not even go close to it. Only after the military abandoned it just few days after the accident.”

Firestation of Chernobyl - 2 and Duga

“It’s no coincidence that the firefighters placed their station between the town and the military base. Easy to get to any part of Chernobyl-2 in just a few minutes in case there’s a fire.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Bridge of death

“The bridge crossing over the train tracks leading to Pripyat never had this name. Only after 2 thieves on a motorbike who were just leaving Pripyat city somewhere in early 90s faced a police patrol going in their direction, the driver turned to the side and they both died off the side of it.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

The tree of friendship of nations Pripyat

“This very first statue in Pripyat is decorated with the coat of arms of all 13 Soviet republics. It bears the same name as the street which was built first in our city and it was the first thing I have seen when I arrived in the city by bus in the night, as the bus station is just few steps away. “

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Caffe Pripyat and Riverport

“Café “Pripyat” was one of the most popular places in our city. The interieur impresses people even nowadays as it is decorated with stained glass. A true masterpiece. But to be honest, we mostly came here because of the best lemonade in town, far ahead of the capitalist Coke!”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Pripyat Hospital no. 126

“I came down to the hospital the next morning after the explosion of reactor no. 4 for a check of my burned cheek, but I felt fine so I was released and called back on duty. If I new it was the last time I saw the hospital working, I would definitely say farewell to the doctor.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Townhall of Pripyat

“In this very building on the second floor I had my office, however the most memorable moment dod not happen there. It happened on the 3rd floor in the Assembly hall at 11 PM on 26th of April when we decided to evacuate the city on the next day.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Palace of culture Energetik

“Energetik was the heart of our town. During the day we went to drama performances, music classes or the library. In the saturday night rather for disco. The whole front was lit in blue and red. It was something like our little strip of Las Vegas.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Music school of Pripyat

“While we were working hard to build socialism, my children were taking music classes at the Art school. They played two musical instruments, sang in a choir. I felt so proud at the end of each semester when they made a concert for us, parents, leaving us in tears.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Swimming Pool Lazurny

“The biggest swimming pool Lazurniy (Azure) was a pride of our city! We use to come here right opened shortly before the accident in 1986, so I had the pride to go swimming there after its reopening for Chernobyl zone workers in 1988. Together with the sauna it was the best relax after whole day patrolling.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

The White House

“The White house, how we – regular people - used to call it was the apartment building where the Administration of the city and Power plant lived including former director Victor Bruchanov. I remember sitting at the central square and re-reading two giant soviet slogans “Glory to party” and “Glory to Lenin” over and over.”

Pripyat Post Office

“Back in the 80s only few of us had phones at home, even in privileged Pripyat. To call somebody you had to use street phone booths or the ones here at the post office. When I went calling or sending a package, my daughter could not stop staring at the Yurij Gagarin painting inside”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Elementary school no. 3

“The largest elementary school in Pripyat with over 1400 pupils. Specialised in foreign languages - German, and also the imperialistic English.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Pripyat Football Stadium

“Our city football club Stroitelj Pripyat was created mostly by players from the nearby village Chistogalovka. We were proud fans, as it became the regional champion of the Kyiv region — not once, but 3 times in a row: 1981 to 1983.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Supermarket

“Our city opened one of the first supermarkets in Soviet Union at the central square, my wife loved to shop there, while I was looking at the nice furniture on the second floor. She always bought us some ice cream that we cherished on our way back home.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Polissya hotel Pripyat

“Small restaurant, outdoor terrace and panoramic views on the top floor, it was the place where we could gather to celebrate important events or have a corporate party for just 5 rubles, which was no more than 5 dollars! I remember one night we got drunk with a Czechoslovak delegation that was staying at the hotel”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Unfinished reactors number 5 and 6 of Chernobyl Power Plant

“At the time of the accident, units five and six were 80% completed. After the accident our government thought that they would finish them, however at that time there was no future for the Chernobyl power plant due to the symbol it had created around the world.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Cooling towers of reactors 5 and 6 of Chernobyl Power Plant

“Two huge cooling towers for reactor 4 and 5 of the Chernobyl Power Plant were under construction when the accident happened. When I came down to the site for the first time, I loved the incredible echo inside”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Cooling pond of Chernobyl Power Plant

“I would say the first evacuated villages of Chernobyl are under the water off the calling plant. The inhabitants were moved to other villages around and their former houses or gardens were flooded by this giant water reservoir that cooled down the first four reactors.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Fish Laboratory

“Scientists came here to study the fish from the contaminated waters of the nearby cooling pond somewhere around 1987 and they stayed here until 1991. Besides mutations they were checking what would happen if contaminated fish were eaten by ferrets.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Kopachi village kindergarten + hotspot

“Kopachi was the closest village to Chernobyl Power Plant and it was heavily contaminated by the radioactive fallout. The wooden houses were all buried under the ground within the next two weeks after the accident, so people could never return.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Chernobyl Memorial Park

“The Chernobyl memorial park has162 tablets with the names of permanently evacuated towns and villages. And a postbox for all of the forgotten addresses.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Lenin Monument

“Statues of Lenin were everywhere across the Soviet Union and our beloved city Chernobyl wasn’t an exception. Each kid was calling him “Grandpa Lenin”, even my daughter. Today, this is the last statue of Lenin in Ukraine.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Chernobyl church of St. Elias

“The cleanest place in the whole of Chernobyl after the accident happened. My mom along with their neighbours, told the builders of the power plant back in 1970 that it was being built on the bones of fallen soldiers from the Great Patriotic War, and it will not have a good fate….they did not listen ....”

Valentina Borisovna, Chernobyl babushka, liquidator

Chernobyl river port

”The river port in Chernobyl was always an important transport point - access to the Black Sea. The docks repaired ships even from Kyiv back in the days. For me Pripyat river was always a place to relax, I went fishing there almost every day. And my husband loved the fresh fish.”

Valentina Borisovna, Chernobyl babushka, liquidator

Fire Station Chernobyl - Memorial to those who Saved the World

“Boys from Pripyat Fire department went to extinguish the fire at the Chernobyl Power Plant among the first with their 4 firetrucks. I remember, I went to get their captain to the site as he was celebrating his birthday.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Pripyat city sign

“The entrance to the city dating its foundation back to 1970 which is the same year the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant started to be built. Tourists nowadays take pictures here, just like we did on our wedding day.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Pripyat Fairground

“My daughter was looking forward to the opening of this grand amusement park on 1st of May, 1986 mostly because of the ferris wheel that usually was only privileged to larger cities around the USSR. This did not happen, however we were able to take a test ride in March 1986 and had a great view of the city"

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Pripyat ferris wheel

“My daughters were begging me to get tickets for the ferris wheel opening during the May Day celebrations. They even told me that some of their dear friends had already taken a test ride. Because of the accident nobody ever rode on the ferris wheel.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Abandoned Gym hall in Palace of Culture

“A large gym, swimming pool, sauna, and even a karate room were all keeping our teenagers busy. I was also coming here to play football after work sometimes.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Abandoned police station

“The place where I used to work in the past. Our police station opened just 18 months before the Chernobyl accident. After the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant we were still doing our job. We were basically the only people left after the evacuation, protecting the city as before. My comrades and I left this Police station only in 2002.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Jupiter Factory

“This factory since 1980 producing electronic devices, mainly for tape recorders, was a mystery to me. It had an electric fence around, the jobs were secret and well paid. Just after the accident we find out they also had a secret military program.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Pripyat Greenhouses

“The Greenhouses in Pripyat were something mystical that soon became the pride of the city as they delivered fresh vegetables like tomatoes or cucumber in the winter to all of us living in Pripyat. The power plant supplied the greenhouse complex with heat and it was managed using just one computer.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Aerial panorama view of Pripyat City

“This is the place which we usually picked for fishing - it has a great view of the Chernobyl Power Plant and in the cooling channel there were a lot of fish. From right to left you see all 4 units as they were built, from number 1 to the fateful one - number 4.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Sunk houseboat

“Before embarking on any of the ships- either to Gomel or Kiev, you could have bought tickets here, have a drink or simply wait for your ship to come. Now, it is half sunk on the other side of Pripyat Bay”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

16 story building Fujiyama

“This Japanese sounding name stuck after the evacuation when there were the only personnel of the zone and this was the building and rooftop where some of them gathered after work for a beer and to play a guitar, and somehow it got nicknamed, Mount Fuji in Japan. Probably because it is the tallest of all the buildings.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Yubileinij Department Store

“Wanna get a haircut? Just 40 kopeikas and your hair is lit! The most expensive haircut was 1 ruble and 60 kopeikas. In this largest department store in Pripyat everything looked like a great deal.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Elementary school no. 1 (collapsed)

“I lived next to this elementary school and in the morning I always stumbled on children going there, now it is a ruin, one of the first as the first roof collapsed in 2005.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Pripyat truck garages

“A big parking lot and service garages were where we, the residents of Pripyat, could have the oil changed in our Ladas. Now we can find a scrapyard and trucks and tanks used during the liquidation works after the Chernobyl accident.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Yanov train station

“The train station was our gateway to the whole Soviet Union, there were even trains directly to Moscow.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Lunch at the Chernobyl Power Plant Canteen

“Let's have some good Ukrainian lunch served exactly if you would be part of the Chernobyl Power Plant crew. Soup, main course, salad, dessert, and a sweet drink, also available in a vegetarian option.”

Julia, Chernobyl “caretaker” guide

Abandoned trains of Chernobyl

“All the trains here were used during the evacuation and it is where the contaminated are left behind. After some time, railroad engineers came here and said that the most precious thing – the gear with wheels – was clean and they could use it as spare parts for their trains. This is why most of them are now tipped over.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Highly Radioactive Red Forest

“Nice pine forest, Great for a picnic and camping, with only one building – the county traffic police registration office where all the plates for your Lada were issued. All the trees turned red just a few days after the explosion.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Abandoned kindergarten no. 5 "Medvezhonok"

“In Soviet kindergartens, everything was made to make this place a favorite one for children, with the nicest toys and the best playgrounds! My daughter loved this kindergarten, except the midday nap between 1 and 2 PM.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Radioactive grab

“This is a part of the crane that cleaned up a large amount of graphite debris, which was thrown out from the core of the 4th unit during the liquidation work of the Chernobyl power plant site. This is still one of the most radioactive parts you can find on your tour…”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Piano shop after Chernobyl disaster

“This electronic appliance shop is where we bought our first TV set. Black-and-white, but we loved it.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement

“After exactly 30 years, we ensured the safety of Europe by putting this New Safe Confinement over the old sarcophagus. To build the old one in Soviet times took 7 months. The new one was done in 9 years. But it should last another 100.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Chernobyl Power Plant excursion - visitors center (ADDITIONAL)

“The best view of the new safe confinement, the new sarcophagus, at the same time the only detailed model of the old sarcophagus with everything that is left inside. Get your questions ready!

Stanislav Shekstelo, former guide of the CHNPP

Visit a Chernobyl Babushka - The Living Chernobyl Hero

“Visits from tourists from all over the world are the most exciting part of my day. I live alone with my dog, but after people visit me I feel a bit younger and happier.”

Valentina Borisovna, Chernobyl babushka, liquidator

Dosimetric Control

“The last dosimetric control of today, checking if our clothes did not get contaminated and we are safe to get back to Kyiv. No hurry, take pictures if you want.”

Yulia, Chernobyl “Emitter of Emotions” guide

Arriving back to Kyiv

“One last farewell or let's have a dinner together? It was unforgettable to have you on the tour! Hope to see you again soon.”

Olya, Chernobyl “The Most Radioactive One” guide
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Kyiv

Meet and greet in Kyiv

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Dytiatky

Checkpoint Dytiatky - Entering Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Duga radar system in Chernobyl "The russian woodpecker"

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Command Center of Duga radar

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl - 2 Town

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Firestation of Chernobyl - 2 and Duga

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Bridge of death

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Pripyat

The tree of friendship of nations Pripyat

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Pripyat

Caffe Pripyat and Riverport

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Pripyat

Pripyat Hospital no. 126

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Townhall of Pripyat

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Pripyat

Palace of culture Energetik

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Pripyat

Music school of Pripyat

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Chernobyl

Swimming Pool Lazurny

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Chernobyl

The White House

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Pripyat

Pripyat Post Office

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Pripyat

Elementary school no. 3

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Pripyat

Pripyat Football Stadium

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Pripyat

Supermarket

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Pripyat

Polissya hotel Pripyat

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Chernobyl

Unfinished reactors number 5 and 6 of Chernobyl Power Plant

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Cooling towers of reactors 5 and 6 of Chernobyl Power Plant

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Cooling pond of Chernobyl Power Plant

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Chernobyl

Fish Laboratory

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Kopachi village kindergarten + hotspot

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl Memorial Park

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Pripyat

Lenin Monument

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl church of St. Elias

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Pripyat

Chernobyl river port

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Fire Station Chernobyl - Memorial to those who Saved the World

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Pripyat city sign

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Pripyat Fairground

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Pripyat ferris wheel

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Pripyat

Abandoned Gym hall in Palace of Culture

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Pripyat

Abandoned police station

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Pripyat

Jupiter Factory

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Pripyat

Pripyat Greenhouses

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Pripyat

Aerial panorama view of Pripyat City

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Pripyat

Sunk houseboat

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Pripyat Chernobyl

16 story building Fujiyama

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Pripyat

Yubileinij Department Store

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Elementary school no. 1 (collapsed)

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Pripyat

Pripyat truck garages

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Yanov train station

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Lunch at the Chernobyl Power Plant Canteen

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Chernobyl

Abandoned trains of Chernobyl

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Highly Radioactive Red Forest

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Medvezhonok

Abandoned kindergarten no. 5 "Medvezhonok"

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Chernobyl

Radioactive grab

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Pripyat

Piano shop after Chernobyl disaster

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Chernobyl New Safe Confinement

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Chernobyl Power Plant excursion - visitors center (ADDITIONAL)

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Chernobyl

Visit a Chernobyl Babushka - The Living Chernobyl Hero

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Chernobyl

Dosimetric Control

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Kyiv

Arriving back to Kyiv

You are all covered on the Trip of your lifetime

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Full programme in Chernobyl incl. all permits
  • Professional English Guide (for other languages please check options in CALENDAR)
  • Geiger Muller Counter (dosimeter) rental
  • Radiation safety training and dosimetric controls
  • Meet up with a Chernobyl hero and babushka
  • Comfortable transportation with A/C, Wi-Fi
  • Health insurance
  • Chernobyl Newspaper
  • Online live- streaming Chernobyl Tour
  • Ticket to Chernobyl museum in Kyiv
  • Chernobyl Postcards
  • Accommodation (1 night) based on your preference
  • VIP spots for other X destinations: Fukushima, North Korea, Baikonur..

FAQ

During 2 days in Chernobyl, you can see 3 times more than on a 1 day Chernobyl tour, also you have a chance to be alone in Pripyat and sneak into the non-touristy parts, as well as enjoy the most famous places (like the Ferris wheel, Swimming pool or Central square) completely empty. On top of that – spending a night in Chernobyl (or New Pripyat – Slavutych) is magical and unforgettable. If there is a slight chance you can expand your 1 day tour to 2 days, it will be the best invested day of the whole year.

You don’t need to worry, we have got your back. Everything is arranged for you (permits, transportation, Geiger Muller counter, dining, hotel, maximum safety, radiation safety controls, top pro-English speaking guides, etc). Grab your passport, your camera, some comfy shoes, a good mood, and let’s make some great memories!

The citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days (some for up to 30 days): Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Israel, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Vatican City, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Uruguay & Uzbekistan.

If you are a citizen from a country not listed in this list, you will not have a problem obtaining a tourist visa. Ukraine has issued electronic visas since 2018, the cost is 20-30 USD and they are eligible for treatment, activities in the field of culture, science, education, sports, in order to perform official duties of a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign media. If you are asked for an invitation for your visa application, which is usually automatically issued by any of the Kyiv hotels upon booking, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you with your visa invitation in order to get you to Chernobyl.

Safety first, that’s our go-to. The Chernobyl Exclusion zone is opened for visitors with the compliance of all safety measures. That means you can explore the atmosphere of the abandoned area and be safer than ever before! ChernobylX ensures the absolute safety of you and your fellow travelers by an airline-level of disinfection and precautionary measurements: temperature check, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, disinfected buses and cars, guides and drivers with masks. For more details please read the Corona update.

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This tour was easily the highlight of my holiday, well organised pick up and drop off from my hotel in Kiev. Hotel accomodation was so clean and comfortable with good Ukrainian food and very friendly staff. My tour guide Yuliia was extremely knowledgeable and passionate with the facts of the Chernobyl incident.
Really an amazing tour! I did not want to leave
Jan 2020
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Amazing trip to an epic ghost town. It was organised great. Every time you might think you can not experience anything more amazing you just did. Unforgettable two days with so much to see.
Best trip ever
Mar 2020
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I would highly recommend the 2 day tour if you have time. We saw so much, and never felt rushed or hurried. If you can brave the cold then winter is a great time to visit, we barely saw another person other than our tour team for 48 hours!
Amazing trip, brilliantly organised
Feb 2020
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Everything was amazing from start to finish. Accommodation was spotless and clean. Food was great. It was a mind blowing experience and if you have any interest in Chernobyl at all you have to go on this two day tour. One day is not enough.
One of the best trips of my life!
Dec 2019
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Private tour with CHERNOBYLwel.come and 6 friends was the best decision we made. Our own guide, who kept us away from crowdy places. A private bus and we could choose the sites we wanted to see. And it is not much more expensive than a tour with larger groups.
EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED
Oct 2019
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Everything was organised perfectly and I felt safe every minute of the trip. Our group consisted of 9 people which is not too big and was great for exploring Pripyat. I can fully recommend the 2-day trip and our guide Yulia. It was a wonderful and intense trip.
Amazing Experience for Adventurers
Dec 2019
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Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat has been a bucket list item for me, and NOTHING about it disappointed me or fell short of my hefty expectations. Our guide, Natasha, was absolutely fantastic. Very appreciative for ChernobylX and Natasha for everything they did to make my journey out there memorable.
INCREDIBLE BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE WITH AMAZING TOUR GUIDE
Mar 2020
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Wanna more?

The Chernobyl Power Plant Tour

After years of taking only scientists and photographers inside the heart of Chernobyl Power Plant, you can now enjoy this MUST SEE upgrade as well. Dress up like Leonid Toptunov, take a deep breath and enter the Control room of reactor number 2….

If you waited for a sign,
this is it...

Tour Guide
The Caretaker
5.0

Biography

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.

Tour Guide
Radiation Scientist
5.0

Biography

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!

Tour Guide
Emitter of Emotions
5.0

Biography

This girl is obsessed with sharing her knowledge and emotions with people. She knows exactly how to make you feel the spirit of the Soviet Union and the horror of the Chernobyl disaster. First-time Yulia saw wildlife of the exclusion zone, it made an unforgettable impression on her vision of life. So be sure, with her help you’ll be stunned by the superiority of nature over man.

Tour Guide
Radioactive Blondie
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Biography

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 CHERNOBYLX, she was looking for the opportunity to spend more time in the Chernobyl Zone to reveal all its secrets. The best way to do it was to become a Chernobyl tour guide.

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