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Tour To Chernobyl

Chernobyl reactor
On 26 April 1986, reactor # 4 at the Chernobyl (Chornobyl) Nuclear Power Station, 100 km north from Kiev, blew up during a routine daily operation. Nearly nine tons of radioactive material - 90 times as much as the Hiroshima bomb - were hurled into the sky. Winds over the following days, mostly blowing north and west, carried, fallout into Belarus, as well as Russia, Poland and the Baltic region. The radioactive fallout affected 23% of Belarus, with 4,8% of Ukrainian territory and 0,5% of Russian land exposed. About 135,00 people were evacuated from a 30-km radius around the plant, with the peripheral areas remaining at a high risk of radioactive exposure. The reactor was enclosed in a concrete-and-steel sarcophagus. Over the following years about 600,000 people known as "the liquidators" worked on clean-up operations inside the 30-km zone. Although scientists agree that there is no risk of the sarcophagus exploding, the status of the estimated 180 tons of radioactive material trapped inside the nuclear power plant is still unclear.


* A minimum 11 working days notice is required to enable the Chernobyl Authorities to do security checks and arrange the necessary permits to enter Chernobyl.

* The following are required at time of booking for each member of your group.
1. Full Name (as shown in your passports)
2. Date Of Birth
3. Passport Number
4. Citizenship


  • Duration of the Chernobyl and Pripyat tour: 1 day - leaving Kyiv at 9:00 in the morning and returning to Kyiv at 6:00 in the evening.
  • Kiev - Chernobyl. Passing Dytyatky, at the border of the 30 km Chornobyl zone. 
  • Arrival at the town of Chernobyl. Meeting with the authorities of "Chernobyl Information"
  • Transfer to the village of Leliyov. Passing the 10 km zone border.
  • Transfer to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station and sightseeing of Reactor 4.
  • Visit to Pripyat (Prypiat). Sightseeing of "The Dead (Ghost) Town".
  • Stop nearby at the "Red Forest".
  • Return to Chernobyl. Lunch*. (Food is delivered from outside of the Chernobyl zone.)
  • Visit to the Chernobyl Scientific Centre: physical and radiochemical laboratories.
  • Visiting the Opachychi village, meeting with "re-settlers", people who have moved back to their villages after evacuation
  • Passage to the village of Rossokha, a cemetery of military machines
  • Passage through the Dytyatky Control Point. Measuring of radiation.
  • Return to Kiev at around 6 p.m.
  • This is an all-inclusive, English guided tour. It includes: Kiev pick-up and drop-off, Zone access pass and transportation, English guide, lunch*.
  • On entering and leaving the 30-kilometer zone, participants undergo radioactivity testing.
  • For the time of the tour, personal dosimeters are allowed. 
  • Taking pictures and shooting video during the excursion IS permitted.

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