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Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town



Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day scheduled tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town


  Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town

 The diversity and richness of the Chernobyl zone is so vast that it is impossible to cover it in a 1-day visit. Striving to discover and convey this richness to the Zone visitors, and responding to requests of our tourists, Chernobyl-TOUR has a program of 2-, 3-, 4, 5, 6, and 7-day trips.

In several-day tours, in addition to more detailed acquaintance with the most famous objects (the Chernobyl NPP, towns of Pripyat and Chernobyl) you get a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful nature of the Zone untrodden nooks, meet very peculiar people – selfsettlers-samosely – and discover their way of life, which is so close to nature. In addition, you will feel the magic of Chernobyl night and the beauty of waking up to birds' singing outside Chernobyl hotel. (Just in case: the level of radiation in Chernobyl-town is the same as in Kiev, i.e. normal :) )

A 2-day trip enables you to fully evaluate the picture of radiation contamination by visiting different parts of the Zone at varying distances from the exploded unit. In 3- and 4-day trips you also get the on-site basic radiation survival training. This unique course stems from positive experience of successful Chernobyl survivors and the front-line scientific knowledge about the web of radiation effects on live organisms and a powerful multilateral self-protection system of live organisms.

  Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town

 Three- and four-day trips are designed in a way to give the tourists a maximal possibility to savour a vast, diverse and singular beauty of the Zone nature. You comprehensively get acquainted with the ChNPP objects, the most important buildings of Pripyat-town, learn a lot about the ancient history of Chernobyl-town, dating back to the 12th century. We not only communicate with selfsettlers in several villages but learn their way of life much deeper in helping them and visiting an amateur local folklore museum.

Certainly, there are places of radiation hazard in the Chernobyl zone. However, the routes we tread are quite SAFE if you follow the directions of the guides.


  Upcoming one-day trips that are opened and there are vacant seats:

PRICE: from $285 - click on a date in the calendar.

No additional payments. Insurance is included.

The earlier you book a trip, the cheaper it will cost!

Attention!  The trip booking should be finalized at least 4-7 days before the date of the visit. If the date of the trip is on the calendar - it's still available, and you can apply for it.

Are these dates not suitable for you?  Order a private several-day tour on your most convenient days!

The price includes: all formal permissions, comfortable auto transportation Kiev-Zone-Kiev (air conditioning, watching a selection of documentary films en route), accommodation in Chernobyl hotel, an English-speaking guide (or guide + interpreter) of "CHORNOBYL TOUR®", maximally permitted time of stay in the Zone (leaving Kiev at 8.00 a.m., arriving back at 7.30 - 8.30 p.m. of the last day), extended program of the visit, learning radiation-survival skills, a route map and a personal certificate about visit to the Chernobyl zone.

Dosimeter Terra-P

In order to fully understand and feel the most special matter of the Chernobyl zone – namely, radiation – we highly recommend you to order a personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P for your trip.
It will make 'visible' the radiation rate you travel at, constantly informing you about the radiation background. At the end of the day it will show your exact irradiation dose for the whole trip. As Sergii Mirnyi says, "To go to the Chernobyl zone without a dosimeter is like going to the usual tour with your eyes blindfolded." 

You can rent the reliable personal dosimeter Terra-P for $10 per day. Just click on the checkbox "Dosimeter" when you are ordering the tour.

IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION
We meet from 7.30 to 8.00 a.m. in Kyiv, near Kyiv main railway station - South terminal (meeting place on the map).
We depart from Kyiv at 8.00 a.m. SHARP.
We will arrive back to Kiev approximately at 8.30 p.m.
We will arrange overnight in Chernobyl's hotel.
If booked beforehand, at 5 p.m. you have dinner at the Chernobyl canteen.
A hearty and ecologically-clean meal costs $6-9 per person. It is not included into the cost of the trip and is optional.
If you are a vegetarian, please inform Chernobyl-TOUR manager about your eating habits when booking the trip.
In case of no-show, the trip payment is not refunded.
You are to have your passport on you! WITHOUT THE PASSPORT NO ONE IS LET IN THE ZONE!
According to the Zone regulations, you are to wear:
- a jacket or a shirt with long sleeves;
- trousers (NO shorts, NO knee-breeches, NO skirts, NO leggings);
- boots or sneakers, which fully cover your feet WITHOUT FANCY OPENINGS please.
Before the departure you have to sign two documents, confirming that you won't have any claims to the Chernobyl zone administration and trip organizers if your private belongings get contaminated or health deteriorates, which may or may not occur during/after the trip.
We travel by a comfortable van (DVD, air conditioning).

Book a tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat


To make your trip comfortable and enjoyable, we advise you to:
- have some sandwiches and bottled water with you to have a bite en route;
- be prepared for rain and dew on the grass during the walks on the stops;
- have your personal first aid kit and a repellent;
- wear comfortable clothes and high hiking shoes (boots in winter);
- and most important! – 
TAKE YOUR PASSPORT! – not ID – without it you won't be let into the Zone!  

 

2-day Trip Program

  Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town


1) There can be some changes due to weather conditions and upon request of the group!
2) You can see location of the objects/sites at the map of the Chernobyl Zone.

Day 1:
- a field camp of the 25th brigade of the radiation chemical and bacteriological protection;
- Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the Exclusion zone;
- the village of Zalissya with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna;
- a bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles;
- the best angle to see Duga (Russian Woodpecker) – a secret over-the-horizon radio locative station;
- an almost fully buried village of Kopachi with a remaining kindergarten;
- a concrete-reloading unit, essential for the Sarcophagus erection in 1986;
- a decontaminated Red Forest at place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out;
- the town of Pripyat populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation:
- the hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident;
- a river port and the most prestigious Pripyat café at the embankment;
- a town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences;
- Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the 4th reactor ruins;
- Energetic Palace of culture, the main recreational site for the Prypyat youth;
- Ferris wheel in the amusement park which was never opened;
- a fire station, the crew were the second to extinguish fire at the NPP at night of the disaster on April 26, 1986;
- Chernobyl NPP:
- the Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement ("Arch") – an observation point at a 300 m distance and/or pavilion visit;
- a fire station at the NPP, the crew arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion,
- memorial "Life for Life” in front of the administrative building, there used to be an enormous parking lot in 1986: thousands of people arrived there daily for NPP decontamination, the Sarcophagus construction, etc.;
- a NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season);
- the town of Chernobyl..
- a helicopter pad;
- a former parking lot for armored vehicles of radiation reconnaissance;
- an open-air exhibition of transport vehicles and robots used in 1986-clean up activities;
- a river port with abandoned radioactive ships and steamers at Pripyat riverbank;
- Memorial "Wormwood Star”;
- check-in the state hotel;
- ecologically-clean dinner in a Chernobyl state canteen for the Exclusion zone workers (vegetarian meal available upon request).
Day 2:

- breakfast in Chernobyl-town (vegetarian meal available upon request);
- the world’s best memorial "To Those who Saved the World’ to the first victims of the accident, flower-laying ceremony;
- an amateur zoo at Chernobyl firestation backyard: wild and domestic animals;
- a motor-tractor station in 10-km Zone with lots of radioactive vehicles including tractors, trucks and obstacle-removing military tanks;
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1"). Giant radar antenna "DUGA-1" (Russian Woodpecker), secret town of Chernobyl-2 which provided the efficiency of antennas and horizon tracking of the launching of ballistic missiles.
- Fish and rodent scientific experimental base;
- Pripyat river left bank, acquaintance with nature of the river flood plain;
- cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd stage;
- Yaniv railway station: rusty passanger wagons and locomotives in 1 km from Pripyat-town;
- Pripyat-town: in-depth program;
- Paryshiv village, meeting with selfsettlers-samosely;
- dinner in a state canteen in Chernobyl-town (vegetarian meal available upon request).>

 

During 1-day tour to the Chernobyl zone you will receive a radiation dose equal to approximately 1-hour jet flight that is 160 times less than the dose received during a single chest x-rays, and 3600 times less than in the one the whole body CT scan!

 

3-day Trip Program


Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town 1) There can be some changes due to weather conditions, and upon request of the group!
2) You can see location of the objects/sites at the map of the Chernobyl Zone.

Day 1:

- Ivankiv town, villages of Sukachi and New-Ladyzhychi (built from scratch for the evacuees of the Chernobyl Zone);
- Ecopolis recreation base at the bank of Teterev-river: amateur folklore museum (optional, on request of the group);
- site of the field camp of the 25th brigade of radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection;
- Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the 30-km Zone;
- the village of Zalissya with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna;
- a bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles;
- the best angle to see Duga (Russian Woodpecker) – a secret over-the-horizon radio locative station;
- an almost fully buried village of Kopachi: kindergarten;
- a decontaminated Red Forest exploration - the place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out;
- town of Pripyat, which had population of 50 thousand before the evacuation – an introductory visit;
- Chernobyl NPP:
- the Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement ("Arch") – an observation point at a 300 m distance and/or pavilion visit;
- a fire station at the NPP, the crew arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion,
- memorial "Life for Life” in front of the administrative building, there used to be an enormous parking lot in 1986: thousands of people arrived there daily for NPP decontamination, the Sarcophagus construction, etc.;
- a NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season);
- the town of Chernobyl:
- a helicopter pad;
- a former parking lot for armored vehicles of radiation reconnaissance;
- an open-air exhibition of transport vehicles and robots used in 1986-clean up activities;
- an evening walk around Chernobyl-town:
- a river port with abandoned radioactive ships and steamers at Pripyat riverbank;
- Memorial "Wormwood Star”;
- St Ilya orthodox Christian church;
- Jewish history of Chernobyl-town: a synagogue, graves of Chernobyl tsaddiks (a place for Hasid pilgrimage from all over the world), Jewish cemetery, a monument for the Holocaust victims.
- check-in the state hotel;
- ecologically-clean dinner in a Chernobyl state canteen for the Exclusion zone workers (vegetarian meal available upon request);

Day 2:
breakfast in Chernobyl-town (at will);
- 10-km-zone checkpoint "Lelev";
- an abandoned village of Leliv with almost intact private dwellings;
- Leliv vehicle decontamination (washing) site;
a motor-tractor station in 10-km Zone with lots of radioactive vehicles including tractors, trucks and obstacle-removing military tanks;
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1"). Giant radar antenna "DUGA-1" (Russian Woodpecker), secret town of Chernobyl-2 which provided the efficiency of antennas and horizon tracking of the launching of ballistic missiles.
- a village of Kopachi: village hall and collective farms; ancient beehive, made from tree trunk;
- a photo-stop at Pripyat-town sign;
- the grave of the antifascist guerillas of World War 2 near the Death bridge;
- Pripyat-town: extended acquaintance and photo sessions:
- main bus station;
- barbed-wire fence, built by the liquidators around the town;
- the hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident;
- a river port and the most prestigious Pripyat café at the embankment;
- Prometheus cinema with a moving monument;
- a town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences;
- Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the 4th reactor ruins;
- Lenin square: Palace of culture, soviet supermarket, restaurant;
- Ferris wheel in the amusement park which was never open;
- a unique natural phenomenon – moss as a radiation collector;
- debunking of radiation myths: a mutated pine tree;
- football stadium: a pitch which has turned into forest in just 20-something years;
- a fire station, the crew were the second to extinguish fire at the NPP at night of the disaster on April 26, 1986;
- a police station with cells and interrogation room.
- visiting the only 2 selfsetllers in the 10-km Zone! at Novoshepelychi village: acquaintance with their way of life, and providing necessary help;
- dinner in a Chernobyl state canteen (vegetarian meal available upon request);
- presentation and discussion about Chernobyl and othervradiation accidents, their consequences mitigation and survival.

Day 3:
- breakfast in Chernobyl-town (vegetarian meal available upon request);
- Fish and rodent scientific experimental base;
- Pripyat river left bank, acquaintance with nature of the river flood plain;
- cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd generation;
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1"). The object is open for visiting until March 2014. The possibility of further visits of the object is under hold.
- Yaniv railway station: rusty passanger wagons and locomotives in 1 km from Pripyat-town;
- western sector of the Zone: nature, peculiarities of contamination;
- an abandoned village of Krasne with a vandalized St Michael orthodox Christian church;
- ChNPP and town of Pripyat: final photo sets;
- Paryshiv village, meeting with selfsettlers-samosely;
- dinner in a state canteen in Chernobyl-town (vegetarian meal available upon request).
- quick "decontamination shot" at "The Hunter's hut" restaurant (optional, on request of the group);
- 8-9 p.m. – arrival to Kiev main railway station.

 

4, 5, 6, 7-day Trip Program

Day 1-3:
- described above;

Day 4-7:
- breakfast in Chernobyl-town
– enchanced exploring of the new locations according to the group's wishes.
- dinner in a state canteen in Chernobyl-town
- 8-9 p.m. of the last day of the tour – arrival to Kiev main railway station.