Chernobyl

Trip Overview

Some general info to get you started

      Take courage to go on a thrilling and blood-chilling journey to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone! The Forbes magazine states that this world’s most extreme travel destination meets its brave guests with penetrating silence and eerie scenes of post-apocalyptic urban landscapes. Entering the Zone will make You feel like an infiltrator (“Stalker”, in Ukrainian!), and of course You will access the ghost city that still keeps many of its secrets from the outside world even after more than thirty years!

      The radiation levels in this abandoned place do not exceed safety standards set for humans, but the nearness of the legendary sarcophagus covering the fourth unit will send shivers down Your spine!


      During the tour You will visit many interesting places and will learn the story of the Chernobyl accident with our English-speaking guides.

      Join us on a full-day tour for a complete immersion journey throughout the Zone and an unforgettable experience of this mysterious location.


      We will visit many fascinating places and, of course, the famous ones, listed below, will not be omitted:

      · Pripyat – the ghost city. It was a young but a very fast-growing population centre. Almost 50 000 people of 25 nationalities lived there by the night of the accident. Today the city is a maze of deserted streets and crumbling buildings. 

      · The amusement park and the legendary Ferris wheel – a gloomy landmark that everyone wants to photograph. 

      · The Power Plant itself. Following a massive accident in the 4th reactor and a series of other accidents, the plant was shut down in its entirety on December 15th, 2000. 

      · The huge New Safe Confinement which was installed over the 4th reactor in November 2016. It weighs 36,200 tonnes and can easily cover the Colosseum in Rome.


      Why go for a tour to Chernobyl? Show more...

      Take courage to go on a thrilling and blood-chilling journey to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone! The Forbes magazine states that this world’s most extreme travel destination meets its brave guests with penetrating silence and eerie scenes of post-apocalyptic urban landscapes. Entering the Zone will make You feel like an infiltrator (“Stalker”, in Ukrainian!), and of course You will access the ghost city that still keeps many of its secrets from the outside world even after more than thirty years!

      The radiation levels in this abandoned place do not exceed safety standards set for humans, but the nearness of the legendary sarcophagus covering the fourth unit will send shivers down Your spine!


      During the tour You will visit many interesting places and will learn the story of the Chernobyl accident with our English-speaking guides.

      Join us on a full-day tour for a complete immersion journey throughout the Zone and an unforgettable experience of this mysterious location.


      We will visit many fascinating places and, of course, the famous ones, listed below, will not be omitted:

      · Pripyat – the ghost city. It was a young but a very fast-growing population centre. Almost 50 000 people of 25 nationalities lived there by the night of the accident. Today the city is a maze of deserted streets and crumbling buildings. 

      · The amusement park and the legendary Ferris wheel – a gloomy landmark that everyone wants to photograph. 

      · The Power Plant itself. Following a massive accident in the 4th reactor and a series of other accidents, the plant was shut down in its entirety on December 15th, 2000. 

      · The huge New Safe Confinement which was installed over the 4th reactor in November 2016. It weighs 36,200 tonnes and can easily cover the Colosseum in Rome.


      Why go for a tour to Chernobyl?

      See it with Your own eyes: learn more about the biggest accident in the history of nuclear energy, and the tragedy that affected the USSR and other countries.

      Enjoy the full program: visit numerous fascinating restricted-access sites, and head home with a lifetime's worth of impressions.

      Stay safe: the tour is conducted by experienced English-speaking guides who will instruct You on all the safety protocols. Radiation at all locations visited is at acceptable levels, which You will be able to check personally, using a Geiger counter.
      Explore history: We offer a standard full-day tour, with a full course lunch included, as well as other treats. We also offer private tours if You want only Your friends around or in case You have something special in mind regarding the sites You want to visit.
      Benefit from our experienced English-speaking guides: This is one trip that will keep You on Your toes!  Everything in the surroundings will help You immerse Yourself in the history of this dismal yet exciting location.

      Opt for a private or group tour: Let us know whether You'd prefer to visit the Zone with random new acquaintances or just with Your friends. Would You prefer just a standard trip or a unique route with any specific places You wanted to visit? Do You want to see a bit of everything or focus on any certain location for most of the day? We'll find an option that suits You best!


      Other services included into the price:

      A Group Tour includes: group gathering at the departure point, insurance, an English-speaking guide and an authentic "atomic lunch" at a Soviet-style canteen!

      A Private Tour includes: pick-up and drop-off from the location comfortable for You, insurance, an English-speaking guide and an authentic "atomic lunch" at a Soviet-style canteen OR a modern-style restaurant meal which we will provide exquisitely for You.


      (!) Please note that access to the Zone and any separate locations on its territory can be altered due to weather conditions and orders of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone administration!


      Here’s some general info just to get You started. Below we offer a short list of relevant facts about the Zone that would make Your journey even more immersive:

1.  The Chernobyl disaster occurred on the night from April 25th to 26th, 1986. Among countless other consequences it resulted in the evacuation of roughly 600,000 people, because of the explosion at Unit 4, and the long-term contamination effects to the surrounding lands.

2.  The town of Pripyat, located two kilometers away from the Power Plant, is one of the ten most environmentally contaminated cities on Earth, according to the Blacksmith Institute. Today only tourists and “Stalkers” (illegal thrill-seekers) go there.

3.  Nearly all metal components for the “New Safe Confinement” (the second sarcophagus) were produced in Italy. The structure includes around 500,000 special bolts.

4.  The Exclusion Zone covers around 2,600 square kilometers, an area comparable to Luxembourg.

5.  The disaster of 1986 lead to radioactive fallouts not only on the territory of the Soviet Union, but across Central and Western Europe.

6.  There is a secret military installation in the Zone, known as the “Duga-1”. This gigantic radar was part of the USSR's nuclear strike defense system. It measures 700 meters across and 148 meters tall in its tallest point!

7.  In 2017, Polish extreme adventurers manually span the Ferris wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat for the first time in 32 years, and turned on the lights in certain buildings.


      To conclude

      Almost everyone heard chilling stories about the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, but to appreciate the full scale and the consequences of this disaster there is nothing like visiting the sites that still bear the imprint of those events, even more than thirty years on.

      Whether You're motivated by a passion for delving into history, or by a longing for extreme adventures, this Chernobyl tour will just make You want to keep going. Adventure Tours in Ukraine guarantees You will come back with a great deal of impressions that will last a lifetime. Register now!

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IMPORTANT!

- You must be 18+ to enter the Zone.
- Make sure to fill in your FULL NAME and FUL SURNAME into the registration form, just like written in your passport. Include all spaces, all capital letters, special symbols and figures if present.
- Bring Your passport with You. This should be the passport You used to register for the tour! You will not be allowed into the Zone without it.
- Long sleeves, long trousers and closed shoes are mandatory as a safety precaution.
- If You don't show up for the tour without notifying us in advance, refund is not applicable.

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