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The Chernobyl Power Plant Tour

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From 149 €

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The Chernobyl Power Plant Tour

  • 3 Hours Excursion
  • 5-15 People On Tour
  • Full Body Protection
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee, Free rebooking or cancelation 14 days before the tour
  • Supersafe: 3 dosimetric controls, full body protection, only proven routes
  • English language, for other languages surcharge may apply
From 149 €

BEST OF

The Most Important Sites including the famous “Golden Corridor”

EXPERT WITH YOU

Guided by the CHNPP staff with years of experience

NO CROWDS

Only limited to up to 6 excursions a day

SUPER SAFE

3 dosimetric controls, Full body protection and a free loan of a Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter)

BEST OF

The Most Important Sites including the famous “Golden Corridor”

EXPERT WITH YOU

Guided by the CHNPP staff with years of experience

NO CROWDS

Only limited to up to 6 excursions a day

SUPER SAFE

3 dosimetric controls, Full body protection and a free loan of a Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter)

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CHERNOBYL TOUR?

THE CHERNOBYL POWER PLANT TOUR LIKE NO OTHER

  • CONTROL ROOM #2 VISIT
  • BEHIND THE SCENES VIEW
  • PERMITS FOR UP TO REACTOR 3
  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
  • FREE DOSIMETER, DOSIMETRIC CONTROL, PROVEN ROUTES
  • THE PRICE IS FINAL, NO HIDDEN FEES, FULLY REFUNDABLE

Chernobyl Power Plant finally uncovered

CHERNOBYL POWER PLANT TOUR

Walk through the same “Golden” corridor of the Chernobyl Power Plant as Anatoliy Dyatlov once did that fateful night of April 26, 1986, to try to find the AZ-5 button, that was pushed too late to try and prevent the explosion and then see how busy a decommissioned Nuclear Power Plant can be after decades of being shut off. Become the 0.1% of Chernobyl visitors who have the chance to see the Chernobyl Power Plant from the inside, risk-free, safe, and fitting to your Chernobyl tour schedule (you can go to the power plant on your own, without the rest of the group).

This is the closest you can get to the Chernobyl epicenter: The Control room of reactor number 2 and the Central Control room of the Chernobyl Power Plant, visit the underground Command center, water cooling system of reactor number 3, Memorial to Valeriy Khodemchuk, safety center or the visitors center of the new sarcophagus. By taking this tour you become the 0.01% of Chernobyl visitors who turned to insiders.

Please note, Chernobyl Power Plant Tour can only be organised at least 20 days before your tour date for security reasons.

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 tour. We will check radiation dose with a full body scan 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. 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. How to choose a Chernobyl Tour provider?

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 1 day Chernobyl Tour will not exceed 4 microsieverts (4% of daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 4 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

Pripyat City Sign

“The entrance to the city dating its foundation back to 1970 which is the same year as the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was 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 May 1st, 1986 because of the ferris wheel usually only privileged to large 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 on the city"

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.

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.

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.

Police Station of Pripyat

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

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

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 Firestation

“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.

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.

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

Child clinic Pripyat

“Socialism took good care of children, in Pripyat the best rehabilitation specialists from the Soviet union were invited to help disabled children. The clinic had a great reputation and my wife also went there for regular checks before she gave birth to our son.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

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

Bus station Pripyat

Bus station “Pripyat” was one of the main bus intersections in Ukraine, connecting this part of the country with Kiev and other main cities, even with Belarusian Soviet Republic.

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

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

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.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

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.

New Safe Confinement of Reactor 4 (New Sarcophagus)

“After exactly 30 years, we ensured the safety of Europe by putting this New Safe Confinement above 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 2

“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.”

Alexey Moskalenko, former chief of Pripyat Police dept.

Duga

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 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.

Fire Station Chernobyl Memorial

“To those who saved the world... The families and friends of the firefighters and Chernobyl Power Plant staff survivors built this monument on their own using real equipment and concrete. Each year on the 26th of April they gather here to commemorate the ones who they lost.”

Alexander Esaulov, former deputy mayor of Pripyat

Zalissya

This was the largest village in the Chernobyl region, now completely abandoned. Only the slogan in the Palace of culture "Communism is a bright future for the whole human being" stays the same.”

Volodimyr Verbickij, former inhabitant of Pripyat

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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Dyatiatky

Checkpoint Dytiatky - Entering Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Pripyat

Pripyat City Sign

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Pripyat

Pripyat Fairground

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Pripyat

Pripyat Hospital no. 126

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Pripyat

Polissya hotel Pripyat

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Pripyat

Townhall of Pripyat

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Pripyat

Palace of culture Energetik

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Pripyat

Police Station of Pripyat

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Pripyat

Caffe Pripyat and Riverport

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Pripyat

Pripyat Firestation

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Pripyat

Music school of Pripyat

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Lazurny

Swimming Pool Lazurny

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Pripyat

Elementary school no. 3

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Child clinic Pripyat

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The tree of friendship of nations Pripyat

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Pripyat

Bus station Pripyat

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Yubileinij Department Store

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Pripyat

The White House

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Pripyat

Pripyat Football Stadium

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Pripyat

Supermarket

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Pripyat

New Safe Confinement of Reactor 4 (New Sarcophagus)

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl 2

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Chernobyl

Duga

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl Memorial Park

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Chernobyl

Lenin Monument

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Chernobyl

Fire Station Chernobyl Memorial

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Zalissya

Zalissya

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Chernobyl

Dosimetric Control

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Kyiv

Arriving back to Kyiv

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Our customers say it simply: storytelling that turns a Chernobyl tour into an experience, the emotions when meeting the Chernobyl heroes and Chernobyl babushkas, a true warm hearted customer care, peeking into the out of reach places in Chernobyl because we always go the extra mile, and a direct way how to help the Chernobyl zone (1% for Chernobyl babushkas). All this with a 100% love it or it is free guarantee.

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 open 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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If you are considering a visit to see the Chernobyl exclusion zone, this is the tour that you should book. We saw everything that we wanted to. I would say that the highlight was the time Pripyat and the power plant tour. Highly, highly recommend.
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The power plant tour was conducted by someone who works in the plant and was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We felt extremely safe throughout the duration of our tour. Two days really allowed us to explore the area in a way that would have felt rushed in just one day.
All logistics and communication was an absolute breeze, particularly since my tour operator switched last minute. Pickup and drop off back in Kyiv was central and seamless. Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat has been a bucket list item for me since before it was opened up in 2011 to outside tourists, and NOTHING about it disappointed me or fell short of my hefty expectations...
Once in a lifetime
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We had a group of 6 and we were able to see all the main attractions and much more that is not available on the standard group tours. The Power Plant tour is definitely worth it as it is one of the few tours that allow you to actually enter the Chernobyl Power Plant. If you can only go on one tour, this is the tour I’d recommend! :)
Amazing trip of a lifetime!
Jun 2019
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This is a great immersive experience and we felt we had great value for the money paid. I can't think of a single thing we missed, our guide was flexible with what we wanted to see and the extra day really helped (not to mention the smaller group). Excellent job to this company for making us feel like we got what we paid for.
On the first day we visited the nuclear power plant and on the second one Pripyat and Duga. Everthing went according to the plan and fullfiled our expectations. Our guide (Helga) did a great job taking us to the most interesting spots and administrating our limited time.

Travelling during winter is a good idea, the "dead" forest allows you a clear view of the buildings and the area is not crowded at all...
Very interesting and informative - 2 days is better
Oct 2019
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Yes it is more expensive than the day trip but you see SO much more with this tour! 2-3 hours within reactor 3 with a guide from the power plant plus all the other incredible and harrowing sites within the Chernobyl exclusion zone including Pripyat and Duga! I would 1000% recommend this tour specifically with this company.
Best Tour Experience!
Nov 2019
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The tour was flawless, we had the best guides, Julia and Stan, and had the best time exploring the power plant and Pripyat. 2 days was just the perfect duration, nothing felt rushed. They were extremely knowledgeable, very caring, made sure we always had everything we needed for the tour.
Best tour ever!
Dec 2019
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The tour was brilliant, well organised with WiFi on the bus and pit stops available for food. We were in a group of 8 and we saw everything we wanted too and a lot more.10/10 would recommend this tour to anyone who is thinking about going to Chernobyl and Pripyat.
Amazing Chernobyl / Pripyat tour
Mar 2020
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This trip was by far such an amazing experience, we saw so much and I feel the tour would not have been the same without our amazing tour guide Julia. She's amazingly friendly and we learned a lot from her! Everything about this trip is planned down to the T they arrange everything for you.
Trip Of A lifetime
Jan 2020
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