Confirmation of booking on a tour does not guarantee entry to the exclusion zone. Due to the nature of the site of Chernobyl, rules change daily and permits can be revoked at late notice. 99% of our tours take place without any issues but very occasionally they are cancelled due to issues completely out of our control. Please be aware of this when booking.
Itinerary for one-day tour
SoloEast's staff will meet you at the departure point, check passports, dress code, etc. If you need to be picked up at your location we can do that too - just let us know.
Drive to Chernobyl with passing Dytyatky checkpoint (on the border of the 30-km Exclusion Zone). We show you an informative and stunning documentary you'll like during a 2-hour ride.
Entry to the 30km Exclusion Zone. Meeting your guide (if a guide doesn't come with you from Kiev).
On the way to the town of Chernobyl we see a small abandoned village Cherevach and the largest village of the Chernobyl area — Zalissya.
Arrival to Chernobyl. Introductory briefing on the Exclusion Zone administrative division and regulations, RAW disposal, etc.
Sightseeing Chernobyl town: Wormwood Star memorial, St. Ilya Church, Memorial "To Those who Saved the World", photo stop at the place with robots and vehicles used to clean the radioactive fallout.
Entry to the 10 km Zone by passing Leliv checkpoint.
Military over the horizon radar, it’s base called "Chernobyl 2"
On the way to the Power Plant we stop at almost fully buried Kopachi village and check it's kindergarten which we can enter.
The third stage of the ChNPP (uncompleted reactors # 5, # 6, and unfinished cooling towers).
Sightseeing Reactor #4 from a 270m distance and construction site of a new sarcophagus.
Stop near the Red Forest and Pripyat road sign.
Sightseeing Pripyat town: Lenin Street, the main square, the palace of culture, Polissya hotel, supermarket; Ferris wheel, the stadium, school, swimming pool, hospital, etc.
Drive through the tiny part of western radioactive trace.
Passage through Leliv checkpoint. Radiation control before the lunch.
Lunch at the Chernobyl canteen - all ingredients are brought from the outside and ecologically clean. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.
Visiting Paryshiv village, meeting the self-settlers (people who chose to come back to their homes after the evacuation (optional).
Important -Duga 3 (so called "Russian Woodpecker", military over the horizon radar and it`s base called "Chernobyl 2") - IS OPEN FOR VISITS AGAIN
VISITING THE RADAR IS A PART OF OUR REGULAR TOUR
Final check out at Dytyatki checkpoint. Compulsory radiation control.
Return to Kiev around 6 p.m.
Itinerary for two-day tour
For our 2-day Chernobyl tour we limit the group size tomaximum 12 participants!
This is gives us great flexibility in our itinerary and we can adjust our tour depending on the group interests.
7:45 a.m. - Meeting at the Independence Square near McDonald's
8:00 a.m. - Our minibus leaves for Chernobyl
9:00 a.m. - Coffee break at a gas station
10:00 a.m. - Arriving at the checkpoint Dityatki at 10:00 a.m. (the earliest possible when the gate opens for visitors!)
The first Day in the Zone includes:
The village Zalissya
The Main square of the town of Chernobyl
Statue to Lenin
The only active church in the zone
Monument to the Firefighters
Exposition of the remotely operated machines
Hills of the buried village Kopachi
Panoramic angle of NPP
An existing sarcophagus
Construction site of the new sarcophagus
Stone road sign of Prypiat
Bridge of Death
The main square of Prypiat
School# 3 (with gasmasks)
On the second day we explore:
Duga 3 (so-called "Russian Woodpecker", military over the horizon radar and it`s base named "Chernobyl 2")
Cooling towers on the side of the unfinished reactors 5 and 6
Panel buildings with Soviet emblems
Palace of Culture
The ruins of the School #1
Pripyat passenger boats River Port
Laboratory in the former kindergarten
Tree of Friendship
The options for the overnight stay:
Tourist hotel "Rektan" in Chernobyl town, Soviet style hotel "Pripyat" or Luxury cottage in Orane (at the doorstep to the zone)
Our leading guides:
Helen Fomina Pashchenko
Guides available on request:
Evgen Goncharenko Kranz (radiologist)
Maxim Krygin (scientist)
Denis Vyshnevskiy (biologist)
Igor Chyzhevskyi (botanist)
Our motto is Maximum freedom for photographers Maximum information for curious
The tour includes: accommodation, meals, transportation and friendly tour guide service. Tipping isn`t required but welcome.
At TourChernobyl.com prices starts from $ 89.00 to join a public tour (regular) .
Number of Visitors - Cost US$ One Person to join a public tour - $89.00 -$129.00 Private tour for a party of four people - $200.00 per person Private tour for a party of three people - $245.00 per person Private tour for a party of two - $275.00 per person Private tour for one person - $470.00
The above prices apply for all tours to Chernobyl booked at www.tourchernobyl.com not later then 10 working days before the tour. The price is all-inclusive. Booking on a shorter notice or reservation for a group of more then six people requires a written confirmation from our manager.
Stay in the zone without the officer, responsible for the envoy;
Gather, use and bring from the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory) resettlement vegetable and cattle breeding products (vegetables, fruits, berries, mushrooms, plants, fish etc.), which were cultivated on the area of the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory) resettlement, except specimens for scientific purposes;
Bring in and bring out of the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory) resettlement any animals (dogs, cats etc);
Drink water from wells, rivers and other open water sources. It is allowed to use water only from Chernobyl water supply system, or water from stores.
All instructions of the envoy officer shall be binding for visitors. Photographing and filming on the designated route shall be subject to authorization of the envoy officer.
Leaving the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory) resettlement it is necessary to:
Pass compulsory radiation control of clothes, foot wear, personal items;
Pass compulsory radiation control of transport.
If contamination exceeds the established control levels, personal clothes, foot wear, and items are subject to decontamination.
Possible irradiation dose is up to 3 microSv, which does not exceed the dose limit of population.
I have read the above stated rules and confirm that I do not have any medical contraindications.
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