After more than 30 years that passed since the plant explosion, visiting Chernobyl is safer than ever before. The radiation dose you get during one day spent inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone is equal to a natural radiation level around. That dose is 300 times less than the entire X-ray scanning of your body at the hospital. Saying in numbers, you’ll get 3-4 µSv of gamma rays, which is an absolutely harmless radiation dose. Most likely, a regular flight will make you get more radiation than one day in Chernobyl could.
Since 2015 our head office is located in United Kingdom and the second office in Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukraine we have full infrastructure to support each tourist.
Getting to Chernobyl is easy nowadays. All you’ll need to do is to arrive in Kyiv, and that’s it. The rest is ours. Contact our managers for precise data about transport and addresses.
An all-inclusive tour means that our company provides you with all the necessary services: private transport from/to the airport in a comfortable car, hotel hosting, additional guided tours, etc. With us, you are all set.
Chernobyl tours are held in English, and local languages. We speak English fluently, so you will not have issues with understanding. Additionally we are able to provide you with translator in your language.
It depends on your tastes. Every season means special charm and impressions you get from the Chernobyl zone. In spring, when everything is in blossom but without leaves yet, guests of the ghost town can see its buildings and make unique photos. In summer, the Zone is green and Pripyat looks like a real “jungle town” showing you the almighty nature. In autumn, the Zone is a bit dull and dark, delivering special emotions to tourists and contributing to the tense. And the Zone’s winter opens the real atmosphere of abandoned places for everyone and gives the chance to see local wildlife creatures like wolves and warthogs.
Tours to Chernobyl are not more dangerous than trips to any other place on the planet. The level of radiation is high only in certain areas. They are absent in the routes of tourist groups, or guests spend safe periods nearby them. To make sure that you will come back home healthy and happy, our specialists organize dosimeter control sessions twice a day. For a trip, you’ll get a respirator and a Geiger-Muller dosimeter for free.
Yes, and that’s an excellent choice. A 3-hour tour around the plant is deep and informative as it is the only atomic power station in the world that’s not being used. You can visit the Chernobyl plant together with a group. In case of an individual tour, you will be able to see the plant for additional payment (159 euros for minimum of 2 persons).
No, you don’t need respirators or gas masks to spend time in Chernobyl, Pripyat, and neighborhood. Though, the company will provide you with a respirator for free when entering Chernobyl, so you could feel comfortable.
A dose of radiation you will get during one day spent in Chernobyl is equal to a natural radiation level in any other place around the world, or one hour spent in a plane flight. You’ll get 3-4 µSv of gamma rays. This dose is totally harmless. To compare, most power plants in different countries have their safety level for workers at 50-100 µSv per day.
You can pay for the entire tour while booking (with a credit card or Paypal), make a prepayment 20% of total price and pay the rest with cash on the tour day or you can pay the whole price in cash right inside the bus. No booking commissions or tour canceling fees will be taken. In case you paid for the tour in advance, we’ll give you a 100% money back if you cancel it at least 24 hours before the tour begins. Payments are available in UAH, GBP, or USD.
Yes, it is allowed to take photos and shoot videos during a trip. The only zones with photo and video limitation restrictions are the power plant from the spot closer than 200 m and security checkpoints. You can take pictures and videos on the special observation platform at the safe distance from the 4th power plant reactor (Shelter Structure). Amateur and professional camera tripods are also allowed in the Chernobyl Zone, so you can take your equipment. UAV drones can be launched there for additional payment, too (except restricted places). Please, contact our client support department to get additional data.
Only persons at their 18 or older can visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This is a legal requirement.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is the area of special control. In most cases, it is allowed to use personal cars (busses) inside the zone. Unfortunately, all open vehicles like motorbikes and bicycles are forbidden. In case you plan to visit the Zone by your car, please contact us.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone hotels have their level of comfort at that of two-star hotels in Europe. Each room has a heater and a TV-set; clean towels, soap, and shampoos are also there for you. Usually, the bathroom (which includes 3 toilets and 2 showers) is one per block of 4 rooms. There is a Wi-Fi in the hotel.
Please, be advised that there are no new hotels in the Zone that could provide the level of comfort equal to that of Kyiv. Up to 3 persons can reside in a room. In case you wish to get a separate room for one person for additional payment, please, let us know beforehand.
To enter the Zone through security checkpoints, you`ll need either a valid passport or ID card. The most important thing is to take with you the same document as you mentioned when booking a tour. In case your passport number was changed after you registered it for your tour, please notify us at least one week before the trip. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Residents of the following countries entering Ukraine for 90 days or less don’t need a visa: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Vatican, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan.
In case your country is not on the list, a tourist visa to Ukraine is not difficult to get. You’ll receive an invitation automatically after booking a room in any Hotel in Kyiv. In any other case, please, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you with the invitation document to get a visa.
More info: https://mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/entry-and-stay-foreigners-ukraine
The tour cancelation is possible only in emergency cases (like weather conditions physically not allowing to get into the Zone, accidents, or official state actions making it impossible, etc.).
Every visitor is obliged to keep up with a dress-code: long-sleeved clothes and closed-up boots (you can’t enter the Zone in shorts, jerseys, flip flops, etc.). Our company also recommends choosing old clothes that can easily be washed or thrown away if needed: be ready for adventures!
The one-day trip gives you the opportunity to immerse into the exact same area where the most dreadful disaster took place. The radiation background is still excessively high in some places, but we offer you a safe route through this dire Zone, together with necessary protection equipment.
The two-day trip to the Chernobyl Zone opens for you the door to this unique place. In this short time, you will get not only the tour around Chernobyl nuclear power plant and Pripyat town, but also the exclusive experience to spend the night in an empty town. This is definitely the deepest dive into the history of the drastic disaster.
The three-day program includes a huge amount of sites to visit. Professional guides will explain the reasons and chronology of events that were happening during the most dreadful nuclear disaster in the world’s history. The real-based stories told by the guide will give you the shivers, so tragic they are. You will relieve the events of that dreadful night of explosion together with the ex-residents of Pripyat town.
This four-day trip makes it easier for you to get permission to enter the Extinction Zone, because we take care of official confirmations. Besides, we provide you will all the necessary protection. It is vital while traveling these, since the complete decay of the last radioactive element in the contaminated areas (plutonium-239) to the state of natural material will occur in 26486, or 24,500 years after the explosion.
Nothing is better than planning a five-day trip to the Chernobyl Zone! We offer you the opportunity to learn the most important facts about the night of the tragedy, alongside fascinating myths and legends about the place. Following the stories of your guides, you will have the chance to wander around the ghost towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat. Don’t miss out on the occasion to hang around the streets and locations from the world-renowned series!
This six-day trip to the Chernobyl Zone will open the Zone to you with top-secret information from our guides. During these six days, you will get the opportunity to explore the ghost towns of Pripyat and Chernobyl by yourself and it is not a secret that the Exclusion Zone has a lot of fascinating places.
Private Chernobyl Tour is the opportunity to communicate with the experienced guide rather than simply listen to his or her story. You can ask questions about precise topics that interest you. Moreover, you can determine how much time you want to be in one location or another, arrange the photoshoot and explore the objects deeper.